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What did Thanksgiving ever do to you? Is the question I’d like to ask retailers that hi jacked the holiday. Right after Halloween stores jumped right to Christmas displays . Where are all the fall leaf arrangements, the cornucopias, the Indian corn? Unless it’s a craft store they are probably buried under a Christmas tree or possibly under Santa’s ass.
Christmas has become this super commercial holiday where people overextend themselves to show love. And that’s all fine and good if that’s what like to do, just don’t step on our holiday in the process. I mean how is it humanly possible to eat the ham, the turkey, the mac and cheese, the 🎶beans, greens, tomatoes, potatoes🎶 and go shopping before da itus sets in. How Sway?
Thanksgiving is the one day out of the entire year that you are forced to confront your gene pool head on. Aunt Tina always buys the Honey Baked Ham ’cause she couldn’t cook if her life depended on it. Cousin Calvin is bringing salad because he went vegan since watching that What the Health documentary. And Uncle Jeff will bring his “roommate” Jim, it’s been 20 years, the jig is up. In 2017 the only person trapped in the closet should be R. Kelly. Let’s resurrect the holiday that gave so much material to writers and comedians over the years. Big ups to Lena Waithe and Aziz Ansari for the best Thanksgiving episode we’ve ever seen. @nipplesandtoes23*, never forget.
*If you don’t get this reference you have to watch the Thanksgiving episode of Master of None.