Thursday, November 23, 2006

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


I take Thanksgiving very seriously. Americans have a lot to be thankful for. I think about Valley Forge and about Washington nobley returning control of the Continental Army back to Congress after the War of Independence, of the Marines who died on Iwo Jima, of the fact that even the President of the United States couldn't enter my house if I didn't allow him. I think about how what we think of as the Jazz Age and the age of pulp magazines and Clampett cartoons coincided with millions being hauled off to slave labor camps in Siberia. I'm truly grateful for all that America's done for me and I'm delighted that a holiday exists to celebrate that. Now for some serious eating!

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!!!!!!!



16 comments:

Gabriel said...

I'm not american. The first time i payed attention to thanksgiving was as a kid when I watched the Adams Family second movie, so I always associate it with natives burning the pilgrims alive, and I must always remind myself that that's just the movie, it didn't really happen.

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Fitzgeralds!

Jorge Garrido said...

Thanksgiving should be every day, especially if we're lucky enough to live in a safe 1st world country like America or Canada! We don't appreciate what we have enough, espcially if we compare our lot to others around the world!

Happy Turkey Day!

Anonymous said...

I'm an American who lives in Japan. And I live here because I LOVE Japan. I love everything about it... the people, the food, the history, the modern pop culture, the music and fashions.

But come Thanksgiving, when I'm far away from my family, I think about the good aspects of my American traditions. Beyond all the cynical stuff that moderns sometimes sneeringly point out about Thanksgiving, at its heart, it IS a day to be thankful for the good things and hopefully, spend time with family.

People today seem to think always pointing out the negative qualities of life is somehow more real or truthful than dwelling on the positives. I just cannot agree with that worldview.

I've got a lot to be thankful for. I celebrated with grilled squid, yakitori (chunks of chicken), french fries and fried shrimp, plus two bottles of Coca-Cola. Turkey's next to impossible to come by here!

Anonymous said...

I live in Canada and our thanksgiving isnt a big deal at all, its on october 14th? and aside from having turkey noone really cares.

It seems like its bigger than christmas in america though, weird

reason John K disallowed anonymous comments said...

happy thanksgiving everyone!!!

Jorge Garrido said...

>I live in Canada and our thanksgiving isnt a big deal at all, its on october 14th? and aside from having turkey noone really cares.

One advantage, however, is that Chrsitmas season is longer, as are winters. I love CHRISTmas!

Anonymous said...

everyone says that webcomics are the future but penny arcade is the only one ive seen that isnt god awful.

Sluggy Freelance has had heaps of praise given to it which to me is incomprehensible

Craig T said...

what do you think of Glen Keane Eddie? you said you had a story!

Anonymous said...

the problem with todays cartoons is that if you came up with a really interesting/original walk for a character is people would just assume youre referencing a movie/sitcom they arent familiar with

Freckled Derelict said...

Happy Thanksgiving Eddie!
The picture you chose is outstanding.

Anonymous said...

I must be looking at that picture completely in reverse... I can't figure out what it is!!! What is it? I see vegetables - I assume it's a sculpture made to look like something?

Anonymous said...

Don't look now but that's George W. Bush in your living room and thanks to the patriot act, he can enter your house anytime he wants to. I'd hide the porn.

Josh "Just What the Doctor Ordered" Heisie said...

Is my mind in the gutter, or are those vegetables fornicating?

dutch uncle said...

"Don't look now but that's George W. Bush in your living room and thanks to the patriot act, he can enter your house anytime he wants to. I'd hide the porn."

I guess you're one of those people who hates Thanksgiving and doesn't consider themselves an american. If you think the Commander in Chief is personally intruding on our property, then you must have severely delusional mental schizophrenia, and should be locked in a padded room with a straight jacket.

Anonymous said...

Oh NOW I see it. Josh just had to say 'fornicating' and I figured it out.