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11-26-08 Thanksgiving dinner, naked lunches and Christina Ricci getting all Native American on some Puritan ass

Posted by Sean on November 27, 2008

Speaking of naked lunches

Ah, Thanksgiving… the day when we celebrate a bunch of ill-equipped, uptight Christian fundies and their Indian friends who helped them survive their first year in a new and virgin land (well, new and virgin except for their Indian friends, who had been living there for the past 10,000 years or so). And when I say “we”, I of course mean “everyone except the descendants of the Pilgrims’ Indian friends, who probably spend Thanksgivings redoubling their efforts build a time machine so they can go back to Plymouth Colony and kick the Pilgrims back into the Atlantic with a couple hundred TOW missiles.”

Perhaps I’m not getting this whole Thanksgiving thing.

But really, I am thankful for the Pilgrims’ sacrifices because – call me old-fashioned – without them, I wouldn’t have a mid-week day off at the end of November. [1] With that thought in mind, I offer this scene from 1993’s Addams Family Values – poignant in its relevance to today’s solemn holiday and a fine example of why Wednesday was my favorite character in that movie.

Courtesy of the appropriately-handled DayForWoe.

[1] Of course, I know the real origins of today’s Thanksgiving holiday. But it’s a little harder to be snarky about hundreds of thousands of Civil War dead.

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