Thursday, November 27, 2014

Give Thanks

Hopefully everyone is in a turkey coma, surrounded by friends and family enjoying a day where we can all sit back and give thanks for the things we have in life.

There are 364 other days in the year where we can stress about the things we have to do, stress about the things we need or want and go run around trying to finish all the things we want to accomplish in life, but this day of Thanksgiving is a great day to just stop for a moment, reflect on where we are, who we are and all the blessings we've been given in life.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

(found this awesome pic posted by someone on twitter)

Thanksgiving Football

Don't forget to tune in and root for your favorite football team while you're chowing down on some pumpkin pie:

Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions - 12:30 PM on CBS

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys - 4:30 PM on Fox

Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers 8:30 PM on NBC

And if you're up early making your turkey dinners, turn on the parades!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving in Space!

Just because you're floating around in a space station 250 miles above the earth doesn't mean you can't enjoy a nice Thanksgiving dinner, right?

The astronauts on the International Space Station are going to have a little meal tomorrow to celebrate what they are thankful for. (My thoughts... oxygen maybe?)

American astronauts Barry "Butch" Wilmore, Terry Virts and Italian Samantha Cristoforetti are going will celebrate Turkey day in zero-g.

Check out the video from

From over at: - Thanksgiving in Zero-G: Space Station Astronauts Enjoy 'Traditional' Dishes

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

See? Just trace your feathers like this and you've drawn a person!

Only two more days until Thanksgiving!

Hopefully everyone is enjoying the season of giving thanks.

And on Thanksgiving day, please remember that if you go shopping on that day, someone has to work that day and can't be at home with their family.

On the lighter side, here's a few funny comics we've seen floating around facebook!

Cartoon text:
See? Just trace your feathers like this and you've drawn a person!
Artist over at:

Cartoon text:
What's for dinner this year? If I told you that, I'd have to kill you.
Artist over at:

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Respect The Turkey Tweets!

Some great tweets out there right now under the #RespectTheTurkey hashtag!

Andy Lasselle@AndySnacks
Can we put a moratorium on Xmas talk until Friday, November 28th please? #RespectTheTurkey

American Greetings@amgreetings
Are you frantically researching turkey recipes or already blasting "Jingle Bells?" Tell us if you #RespectTheTurkey!

Jen Snyder@jensnyder
This is not acceptable. It's been like this since Halloween. #RespectTheTurkey

Suzanne Sanderson@suzpeeps
Starting a movement!!! Who's with me?? #RespectTheTurkey

We agree! Tweet Tweet! I mean... Gobble Gobble!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Boycott Black Thursday

Another site has come along to join the cause for the fight to take back Thanksgiving!

Every voice counts!

Check out their facebook page over at

Monday, November 10, 2014

For every Christmas light lit before Thanksgiving

For every christmas light lit before thanksgiving an elf kills a baby reindeer

Cartoon text:
For every christmas light lit before thanksgiving An elf kills a baby reindeer

Thanks to J&D for this one.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Too Early for Christmas Music!

Some radio stations have already made the switch to Christmas music, with three weeks left still until Thanksgiving.

Writer Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk (twitter @ArtsWriter) has an article over on mlive: - Too early for Christmas music on the radio? Readers, listeners sound off

Some comments from a person featured in the article:
"This ruins the joy Christmas brings," ... "By the time Christmas is here the wonder and joy of the sounds of the season has already lost its magic and it becomes annoying. I will NOT be listening to these stations so I can enjoy the season when it gets here."

Writer Cort Gatliffin has an article over at - (Vote) When is it acceptable to start listening to Christmas music?

Some of his readers sounded off with comments like these:

Christmas music simply can’t be appreciated appropriately before Thanksgiving,” ... “That’s just the way it is.

The poll on the article asks: When is it acceptable to start listening to Christmas music?

November 1 - 30.1%
December 1 - 10.0%
After Thanksgiving - 52.1%
All year - 7.8%

There's nothing wrong with Christmas music really.
It's wonderful music, and honestly if you love it and want to listen to it all year go for it.

But when everyone suddenly kicks off the Christmas music right after Halloween, the message is that we'd rather skip the season of Giving Thanks.

Respect The Turkey!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Stores Closed on Thanksgiving

Quite a few stores are now joining the march to stay closed on Thanksgiving!

Thanks to some successful facebook campaigns like Say No To Shopping on Thanksgiving and the popular pledge badge that's been going around, stores are starting to listen!

Great to see such a community supporting the retail workers and helping them get a well deserved day off.

Over at Forbes they are compiling a running list:

Forbes: Costco, Publix Lead Charge As Stores Refuse To Open On Thanksgiving Day

Here's the list from the Forbes article. Respect the Turkey! :)

American Girl
Barnes & Noble
Bath and Beyond
BJ’s Wholesale Club
Burlington Coat Factory
Crate & Barrel
Hobby Lobby
Home Depot
Jo Ann Fabrics
Pier 1
Sam’s Club
Sur La Table
T.J. Maxx