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Happy Thanksgiving! [20101124|15:53]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Wednesday Addams as Pocahontas: We cannot break bread with you.

You have taken the land which is rightfully ours. Years from now my people will be forced to live in mobile homes on reservations. Your people will wear cardigans, and drink highballs. We will sell our bracelets by the road sides. You will play golf, and enjoy hot hors d'oeuvres. My people will have pain and degradation. Your people will have stick shifts. The gods of my tribe have spoken. They have said, "Do not trust the Pilgrims, especially Sarah Miller."

And for all these reasons I have decided to scalp you and burn your village to the ground.


Happy (American) Thanksgiving! (The Canadians are like, that's so last month.)

I do actually love Thanksgiving, despite its highly questionable origins. I love that people go out of their way to ensure that everyone, whether they know the invitee well or not, has a place to spend the evening on that day. It’s the most generous-spirited holiday I think we have. It’s really the only American celebration that I miss. Chicken (because I don’t like turkey)! Stuffing! Cranberry sauce! Pumpkin pie! The shame of senseless genocide! Pie and shame! Yum.
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-11-24 16:54 (UTC)

too lazy to login [jixel]

hey. don't go hatin' on the "pilgrims" as they were ok folk AFIK

it was the rest of the euro-buggers that came later that trashed this place

though i LOVED ricci in that role, she rocked!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-11-25 21:33 (UTC)
Her performance has to be some of the best child acting I've ever seen.
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2010-11-24 21:50 (UTC)
I like the concept of having a day where people are thankful, although I sympathize with those of Native American ancestry. And FINALLY! Someone else who hates turkey!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-11-25 21:27 (UTC)
I think turkey's just so rarely prepared correctly (e.g. so it isn't dry and stringy) that I could never enjoy eating it. And it's so much work to roast a giant bird, and there's so much other poultry that tastes nicer (e.g. pheasant) that I don't see the point!
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[User Picture]From: sanat
2010-11-26 00:01 (UTC)
There's an aromatic quality to turkey meat that I've always enjoyed, regardless of texture. Apparently the most recommended method for making it come out juicy is brining the bird overnight. Or the recipe colubra passed on to me for "blackened turkey", which is quite involved, but worth it.
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[User Picture]From: chibaraki
2010-11-24 22:26 (UTC)
Thanksgiving is a really excellent excuse for making lots of fancy food and eating lots of pie in a large group and I am all for it on that basis.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-11-25 21:28 (UTC)
Agreed! Ignoring the historical context and taking it for its modern interpretation: that's the way to enjoy Thanksgiving.
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[User Picture]From: chibaraki
2010-11-25 21:32 (UTC)
The historical context is always a little fraught because the punchline is always, "And then we gave them smallpox and they all died."
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[User Picture]From: ginasketch
2010-11-25 00:56 (UTC)
Like!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-11-25 21:29 (UTC)
Hee!
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[User Picture]From: namey
2010-11-25 03:06 (UTC)
This obsession with scalps... I think there was something Freudian goin' on there.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-11-25 21:30 (UTC)
It's not the size of your axe, it's the sharpness of the edge.
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[User Picture]From: sanat
2010-11-25 03:31 (UTC)
I loved that part of the movie. And yes, all those foods. There was an expat gathering here doing something involving them, but it was a bit far and Aaron and I somehow felt disinclined to go.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-11-25 21:31 (UTC)
It's difficult to do anything actually on the day when it's not a holiday in another country. I'm all for celebrating at the weekend instead.
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[User Picture]From: sanat
2010-11-25 23:55 (UTC)
Turkey's also rare and sometimes expensive here (much like Mexican food). Though my flatmate says there are feral turkeys roaming around her parents' farm in Taupo, and I've told her I'd gladly pay her mum to shoot one for me. ;)
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[User Picture]From: anthrokeight
2010-11-25 17:16 (UTC)
Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-11-25 21:33 (UTC)
Thank you! Hope you're having a lovely day.
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[User Picture]From: nimoloth
2010-11-26 17:12 (UTC)
I love that scene and that film!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-11-28 18:01 (UTC)
It's a firm favourite. I was happy to rediscover it.

I remember yearning for a Morticia/Gomez relationship when I saw it as an angsty teenager, too.

Edited at 2010-11-28 06:01 pm (UTC)
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