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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted: Thu, 26th Nov 2009, 5:47pm

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Happy Thanksgiving to all you Fxhomers from America!!! biggrin
Posted: Thu, 26th Nov 2009, 5:55pm

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Likewise!!! biggrin
Posted: Thu, 26th Nov 2009, 6:09pm

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Happy THANKSGIVING! Wow, is it really Thanksgiving already?
Posted: Thu, 26th Nov 2009, 6:13pm

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Happy Thanks, guys!
Posted: Thu, 26th Nov 2009, 6:21pm

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Big colored text!!
Posted: Thu, 26th Nov 2009, 6:30pm

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Happy fake thanksgiving, everyone!
Posted: Thu, 26th Nov 2009, 6:32pm

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Today we should all be thankful for smallpox and genocide. What would we be without them? wink
Posted: Thu, 26th Nov 2009, 7:05pm

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Today we should all be thankful for smallpox and genocide.
And wars and H1N1...

Have a good one guys! wink
Posted: Thu, 26th Nov 2009, 7:25pm

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Happy Thanksgiving !!! biggrin smile
Posted: Thu, 26th Nov 2009, 8:16pm

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DVStudio wrote:

Today we should all be thankful for smallpox and genocide.
And wars and H1N1...
As Billy Smith would say, 'VRROOOM! Like the hawk over your head!'

And on that note, let's gorge ourselves! biggrin
Posted: Thu, 26th Nov 2009, 10:23pm

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Hope everyone is well and having an excellent day of feasting, festivities, and family. Happy Thanksgiving, guys!
Posted: Thu, 26th Nov 2009, 10:31pm

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I don't want to get to serious about this, but the small pox joke kind of gets on my nerves a little bit. We aren't celebrating that, we are reflecting on what we have to be thankful for; Family, friends, ect. If you want to dwell on something that happened almost 400 years ago, be my guest, but I'll be thankful. Happy Thanksgiving!
Posted: Thu, 26th Nov 2009, 10:41pm

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Don't start that kind of stuff, RockFilmers. People who want to dwell on that will, people who want to take it in slight (like Aculag) will, and everyone else will just enjoy the day.

There's no need to even address it.
Posted: Fri, 27th Nov 2009, 1:20am

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Highlight if you want to have a mature (keyword: mature, no one's taking anything in slight [unlike Atom, typically, believes] or bashing anyone or being rude), intelligent discussion about things related to Thanksgiving. If not, skip to the bottom:You know, you can be thankful and enjoy your family and food in addition to acknowledging the historical facts that led to such a thing being possible. Saying "don't dwell on something that happened 400 years ago" is extremely corrosive to the preservation of our history as a nation. Sure, it's an unpleasant thing to think about, but that doesn't stop it from being true, and without it, none of this (and I mean The United States of America, and all its trappings) would have been possible. You can sugar coat it all you like, but don't completely block it out. Would you rather that people forget the Holocaust, or 9/11 as well? Or, perhaps less to the point, but applicable all the same, should we forget that Jesus Christ was brutally tortured and crucified while we hunt for painted eggs on Easter? Of course not. We should remember these things, because that memory, good and bad, is what defines us as a culture (well, not neccesarily the Jesus thing, but still) I dread the day (long long from now, I hope) when Americans have pushed out all the memories of our sordid past in favor of that happy, sunny, greeting card ideal.

Of course I'm thankful, but I'm not ignorant, and I see no reason not to "dwell" on it.


Short-lived, happy holiday discussion begins here:
What was your most interesting food item today? For me it was brown sugared yams with some kind of coconut streusel topping. Delicious, but a little sweet for my taste. The turkey was awesome as well.

Anyone have any interesting, or non-traditional foods that they eat traditionally? Pizza? McD's?
Posted: Fri, 27th Nov 2009, 2:10am

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I pigged out on turkey...In reference to Christ sacrifice I couldn't say it better. Christmas as well should be looked upon with less focus on gifts.
Wink wink and a nudge aculag smile
Posted: Fri, 27th Nov 2009, 2:30am

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Turkey. Nuff said.
Posted: Fri, 27th Nov 2009, 2:42am

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Today I am thankful for Aculag.
Posted: Fri, 27th Nov 2009, 3:08am

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Aculag, I am in no way shape or form saying to forget about. I am saying don't dwell on it. My point is that Thanksgiving in not the celebration of killing Indians. It is what we are luck to have. Do you have good friends? Be thankful for them. Do you have a family that loves you? Be thankful for them. If you think of thanksgiving as celebrating an attempted genocide with small pox before germ theory even existed, than what ever. But you are completely missing the point. That's like not celebrating the fourth because you disagree with the war in Iraq or you don't celebrate Christmas because of the Spanish inquisition.

And btw, my grandmas gravy rocked wink
Posted: Fri, 27th Nov 2009, 4:02am

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And the greatest thing of ll to be thankful for,
BLACK FRIDAY DEALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
P.S. What's the earliist any of u have gone shopping on B-friday?
Posted: Fri, 27th Nov 2009, 4:12am

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!!!
Posted: Fri, 27th Nov 2009, 4:41am

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I very much understand the point of the holiday, as manufactured as it is. If you read my last post without skimming to the "controversial" parts, you would know that I indeed have spent the day celebrating much in the same manner as you presumably have.

However, I think it clear that you do not understand my point, by means of twisting my words, and interpreting them as being cynical and ignoring the "point", so I'll reiterate. I'm in no way shape or form saying that thanksgiving ought to be a celebration of genocide. I'm in no way saying that we should not celebrate our friends and families on this day (as we should every day, but if one day, or a handful of other similar manufactured holidays a year is enough for you, so be it.) All I'm saying is that in addition to celebrating these things, we ought to acknowledge what went into making them possible. Is that really such a foreign concept?

I just don't think Americans appreciate the actual value of any of the major holidays. Thanksgiving is about eating turkey and watching football on some arbitrary date decided by beurocrats. Christmas is about buying and giving gifts to people on some arbitrary date decided by beurocrats for some reason that is only tangentially related to the true meaning of the day. Easter is about chocolate eggs and giant rabbits, things which are not even tangentially related to the actual meaning of the event (again, on some arbitrarily decided upon date,) and so on.

The true meaning of the holidays are lost, but you make of them what you will, and obviously they mean different things to different people. But even many Christians seem seem to put the true meaning of their Christmas celebration on the backburner in favor of the new societal standard (consumerism.) Again, please understand that I am not saying we should boycott these holidays for being such fabrications, or due to their origins, only that we should try to preserve their legacy as something more than an excuse to spend money and eat food (as if we don't do this enough already) lest they be forgotten forever, as they inevitably will be. sad

Again, please understand that I am saying these things not as a person who is trying to demonize the spirit of the holiday, or as someone who wants to downplay family values. Only as a person who values history over the fabricated reasons these holidays (the observations themselves, not the meaning of the holidays) exist in the first place. And again, that is not to try and take away from what they mean to people, only to add to that meaning. This is the last I'll say on the subject, as I've diverted this thread enough, but believe, I'm not saying any of this out of false sense of understanding of the day. I want people to understand it more, whether that means talking about the "grisly truth" or not. smile srsly d00d lol

Jeepers creepers, I have become Atom. wink
Posted: Fri, 27th Nov 2009, 6:16am

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I like that last point. Didn't really matter what was said before it. wink
Posted: Fri, 27th Nov 2009, 6:28am

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Hahaha, indeed.
Posted: Fri, 27th Nov 2009, 9:16am

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That would have been more convincing with some more italics, Aculag. Italics = the contrast of prose.


Anyway, hope everyone over the pond had a great thanksgiving! Good to see you're all getting on fine without us.
Posted: Fri, 27th Nov 2009, 9:28am

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Speaking of Black Friday/Thanksgiving deals, what are those I see at the top of the page!? wink
Posted: Fri, 27th Nov 2009, 9:55am

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Jeez, schwar. That plug for your business was and is completely shameless.
Posted: Fri, 27th Nov 2009, 10:36am

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Tarn wrote:

Italics = the contrast of prose.
Don't know if it's because it's 4:30am or you're just a brilliant writer, but that had me laughing longer than anything that's been on FXhome for a long while. Congratulations, sir.

Black Friday @ FXhome should be pretty sweet. Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving and no one had money on the Giants.
Posted: Fri, 27th Nov 2009, 12:56pm

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Aculag, I understand what you mean entierly, and I agree with you on this 99%.

I just don't think Americans appreciate the actual value of any of the major holidays. Thanksgiving is about eating turkey and watching football on some arbitrary date decided by beurocrats. Christmas is about buying and giving gifts to people on some arbitrary date decided by beurocrats for some reason that is only tangentially related to the true meaning of the day. Easter is about chocolate eggs and giant rabbits, things which are not even tangentially related to the actual meaning of the event (again, on some arbitrarily decided upon date,) and so on.
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This I agree with, and I have been saying it for years now. Most people seem depredded throughout the hollidays and this is the very reason. But those things are tradition. For Christmas, not to go into dept thousands of dollars, but exchanging gifts with people that mean something to you. And if you think of it, as film makers, we are very materialistic already. We need cameras, tripods, computers, editing software, lights, visual effects software, green screens, and list goes on. Nothing we buy is ever good enough; we need more. Does it make it wrong. No. But thats not what film making is about. It's not about buying cameras, its about telling a story. Same with the hollidays.
Posted: Fri, 27th Nov 2009, 3:53pm

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Sorry I'm late...
Happy...
uummm......
BLACK FRIDAY!!!!
The definition of Black Friday on Urban Dictionary:
The day after Thanksgiving, when stores decide to open at the asscrack of dawn to start Christmas sales. Most people fall for this ploy and wake up at 4am to fight other mothers for cheap presents.

Click paragraph for more!

PS Great Grandma's Sweet potato Cassarolle... smile
Posted: Fri, 27th Nov 2009, 4:43pm

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Happy Thanksgiving/Black Friday everyone smile Sorry I didn't post beforehand, as I was far to busy eating turkey. I now weigh five pounds more than yesterday.
Posted: Fri, 27th Nov 2009, 8:38pm

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If I was going to pick on a holiday for loosing its meaning or becoming too commercial or turning into an excuse to spend too much money on junk, I certainly would not pick Thanksgiving as my target. The beauty of it is that it is so very hard to commercialize. Other than the food, what do you really spend money on? There are no Thanksgiving gifts or even outfits, just show up to a family/friend's (hopefully those titles intersect now and then) house, hang out and share some good conversation and great food.

Heck, we could spend days discussing how holidays like Xmas, Easter, and Halloween have all lost their way, but I guess I don't see how this one has lost its true meaning.
Posted: Sat, 28th Nov 2009, 4:12am

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I just kept it simple and had a turducken and potatoes.
Posted: Sat, 28th Nov 2009, 5:24am

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Haha, turducken. The simple holiday classic. wink
Posted: Mon, 30th Nov 2009, 2:12am

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Storm Grenade wrote:


The definition of Black Friday on Urban Dictionary:
The day after Thanksgiving, when stores decide to open at the ******* of dawn to start Christmas sales. Most people fall for this ploy and wake up at 4am to fight other mothers for cheap presents.

Click paragraph for more!

PS Great Grandma's Sweet potato Cassarolle... smile
*gulps*
I was up at 4:30....
That doesn't count right?
Posted: Mon, 30th Nov 2009, 2:16am

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drspin98 wrote:

If I was going to pick on a holiday for loosing its meaning or becoming too commercial or turning into an excuse to spend too much money on junk, I certainly would not pick Thanksgiving as my target. The beauty of it is that it is so very hard to commercialize. Other than the food, what do you really spend money on? There are no Thanksgiving gifts or even outfits, just show up to a family/friend's (hopefully those titles intersect now and then) house, hang out and share some good conversation and great food.

Heck, we could spend days discussing how holidays like Xmas, Easter, and Halloween have all lost their way, but I guess I don't see how this one has lost its true meaning.
I agree with u... The spirt of thanfulness is still present.
Christmas by far has lost it's meaning in my opinion. Halloween, well, it was originally witches day or something...No meaning lost there...
Posted: Mon, 30th Nov 2009, 4:14am

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Wes the fxhome dude wrote:

Halloween, well, it was originally witches day or something...No meaning lost there...
Hehe, yes. That is exactly correct. wink


On another note, if anyone watches Dexter, I thought the Thanksgiving episode was truly chilling and masterfully done. It's ridiculous how great this show has been for 4 straight seasons, and I think this is shaping up to be better than 2 or 3.

"Well, no one said they were thankful for me."