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Happy Thanksgiving and/or Thursday

Safe and Happy Thanksgiving, to all those celebrating it! Enjoy a lovely dinner with your special COVID buddies. And be thankful i didn’t use the Eraserhead chicken gif I was thinking of using for the graphic here.

Also enjoy this OPEN THREAD.

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Victorious Parasol
Victorious Parasol
1 year ago

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Americans. To the rest of the world, thank you for putting up with us as we get our house in order.

Naglfar
Naglfar
1 year ago

Not to rain on the parade, but American mammotheers would best be advised to be extremely careful for the next few weeks. Seeing as Thanksgiving will likely be the start of millions of new cases, it seems best to step up personal lockdown measures if possible. Try to avoid going out in public unless absolutely necessary. If you can, try to get an N95 or KN95 mask. The next few weeks will be bad, so be extra vigilant.

Lainy
Lainy
1 year ago

I’ve eaten so much i feel like a elephant seal laying on the beach, I’ll tell you what it’s worth to sit here and watch the dog show after.

athveg34f
athveg34f
1 year ago

…Googling “Eraserhead chicken gif”

Last edited 1 year ago by athveg34f
StaceySmartyPantsTwiceRemoved
StaceySmartyPantsTwiceRemoved
1 year ago

Best wishes to everyone!

Victorious Parasol
Victorious Parasol
1 year ago

Hi, Stacey! Haven’t seen you in a while. Hope all is well with you and yours.

Naglfar
Naglfar
1 year ago

@Stacey
Good to see you again.

Cats In Shiny Hats
Cats In Shiny Hats
1 year ago

I had a lot to be thankful for personally today. I got a new route away from some pretty abusive management that is also smaller. Nobody I love has gotten any sicker. I cooked for my Someone for the first time today and he loved it.

Dinner was three types of stuffing (gluten free, vegetarian, and gluten-y chicken-y goodness) herbs de provence (with lavender) turkey (the secret is to make herb butter and put that inside the turkey skin so that the butter melts the herbs into the meat and not just onto the skin), biscuits, potatoes, gravy, three kinds of pie, deviled eggs, ham, pancit, and cranberry sauce.

I made the stuffing, turkey, potatoes, and gravy. We totally forgot to make the beans or salads, so I’ve got things for those in the fridge.

I feel good. For the first time in there years, I feel good.

numerobis
numerobis
1 year ago

I had a zoomsgiving party. It was lame compared to having a big party full of friends and family.

It was great to catch up with people all over the world, who couldn’t have shown up anyway normally.

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
1 year ago

I spent Thanksgiving with my parents. I spend a lot of time with my parents. They are suuuuuuuper salty about the election, and my dad expended way too much time today ranting about the latest conspiracy theories as to how the election was “stolen” from Trump. I have a hard time keeping a straight face when he starts going off about 300,000 (or was it 700,000? he had both numbers today) illegitimate votes in Pennsylvania. I thought about pointing out that this would be an interesting allegation to make, in court, with evidence, under oath, but ultimately just listening to him rant was much, much sweeter.

Naglfar
Naglfar
1 year ago

@PoM
Ironically, the only case of voter fraud I heard about from PA was a Trump supporter who tried to vote twice by mailing a ballot as his dead mother. The lieutenant governor of the state jokingly sent the report to a bunch of GOPers who claimed to be searching for voter fraud.

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
1 year ago

@Naglfar

I saw several reports on Reddit during the lead-up to the election of people who said they had requested mail-in ballots, but their parents filled out the ballots for them, voting for Trump, and returned them, and what could they do about it? It was always parents voting for Trump on their children’s behalf.

The 700,000 vote conspiracy theory is that Pennsylvania sent out x number of mail-in ballots and received back 700,000 more than they had mailed out. I had a hard time not literally LOLing at the idea that this is totally a true thing that happened. He also had exact numbers for how many of that 700,000 overage voted for Trump vs. Biden, which becomes more and more hilarious the more thought you put into it.

Naglfar
Naglfar
1 year ago

@PoM

I saw several reports on Reddit during the lead-up to the election of people who said they had requested mail-in ballots, but their parents filled out the ballots for them, voting for Trump, and returned them, and what could they do about it? It was always parents voting for Trump on their children’s behalf.

I hadn’t heard about that but doesn’t surprise me. I did hear that mail in ballots made it easier for people to coerce their children and/or spouse’s vote because they could see them filling them out. As always, when the GOP accuses Democrats of something, they’re telling on themselves.

Re: extra votes
That part is reminding me of how Trump’s legal team tried to claim there were more votes than voters in Michigan because they used voter registration data from Minnesota. Yes, that’s right, lawyers working for the US president confused Michigan with Minnesota.

Lainy
Lainy
1 year ago

my husband called me after I had stuffed my self with food and he had also stuffed himself with food. he laid on his bed and i laid on the couch and we both made beach whale sounds at each other for a good 20 minutes. Being married is awesome.

mouse sparrow
mouse sparrow
1 year ago

@Lainy; I always love hearing your stories of daily life with your husband. I hope some day I’ll get that lucky.

Bakunin
Bakunin
1 year ago

So a sequel to Ready Player 1 is out, that has a character track down another character’s birth certificate and learn she’s trans. But it’s ok, cause dude has had so much cybersex that it doesn’t bother him anymore!
For fucks’ sake

Dalillama
1 year ago

@Bakunin
!?@*$?@ It’s even worse than what I already knew somehow

Naglfar
Naglfar
1 year ago

@Bakunin
I’ve never read either book, but combining this with the Cyberpunk 2077 thing, it’s really frustrating how this year’s science fiction views trans women.

numerobis
numerobis
1 year ago

I love the story but … what sound does a beached whale make, exactly?

Threp (formerly Shadowplay)
Threp (formerly Shadowplay)
1 year ago

If they’re beached in Oregon,

Boom.

Ooglyboggles
Ooglyboggles
1 year ago

I spent it playing with family dog and cleaning dishes. Food was decent but could have done less with people telling me to sit down.

.45
.45
1 year ago

@numerobis

I was trying to figure if whale noises was some kind of innuendo, but either way, it sounds funny. ;D

Dormousing_it
Dormousing_it
1 year ago

My spouse and I had Thanksgiving dinner with our neighbors. None of us have been in circulation, as the saying goes, so we were safe, I think. I’m not a real big fan of turkey, and it was a relief not to feel obligated to cook one.

numerobis
numerobis
1 year ago

Dormousing_it: this Thanksgiving really shows who among my friends actually likes turkey, and who’s just doing it for show.

Most of my friends skipped the turkey. A few cooked 20′ turkeys just for themselves and their one or two young kids.

.45
.45
1 year ago

My family prefers ham to turkey. (To my cat’s dismay. She LOVES turkey for some reason.)

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