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    Happy Fried Turkey day, Ray

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Surely an authentic Thanksgiving celebration would involve inviting some Indians to join your family and share the good fortune.
    surely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Happy Fried Turkey day, Ray
    are you celebrating with all of your families?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    I still don't properly understand what Thanksgiving is. Is it giving thanks for the harvest?

    I think I asked this last year, but I have the memory of a goldfish.
    To be honest I had always thought Thanksgiving was a version of Harvest Festival, celebrated in the UK around the beginning of October.

    I guess not...

    In Thailand (obviously not this year) I like to be there for the harvest as it is close to Thanksgiving and my birthday making it a triple celebration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    To be honest I had always thought Thanksgiving was a version of Harvest Festival, celebrated in the UK around the beginning of October.

    I guess not...

    In Thailand (obviously not this year) I like to be there for the harvest as it is close to Thanksgiving and my birthday making it a triple celebration.
    The September equinox full, or harvest moon in late September in UK. More recently moved by the Anglican Church, in order to get young people involved around the end of school summer holidays, celebrating the return to education, by bastardizing the agricultural seasons gathering in of the harvest.
    Sounds like you have made similar personal adaptations to fit your own purposes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    To be honest I had always thought Thanksgiving was a version of Harvest Festival, celebrated in the UK around the beginning of October.

    I guess not...

    In Thailand (obviously not this year) I like to be there for the harvest as it is close to Thanksgiving and my birthday making it a triple celebration.
    I didn't even know we had a harvest festival in the UK.

    Seems I've been missing out on an excuse to do even more drinking and eating! Damn!

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    We used to have harvest festival activities at school.

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    Yeah we'd bring in a can of soup that's been in the cupboard for the last 5 years. No idea who they gave it to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    The September equinox full, or harvest moon in late September in UK. More recently moved by the Anglican Church, in order to get young people involved around the end of school summer holidays, celebrating the return to education, by bastardizing the agricultural seasons gathering in of the harvest.
    Sounds like you have made similar personal adaptations to fit your own purposes.
    A tad earlier than I remembered then. I haven't celebrated it in the UK since childhood so hardly surprising.

    In Thailand we harvest November and celebrate the same day we bag the rice. Different day, same reason.

    Forgot, we picked parsnips on the first frost, which used to be in October. That's probably why I recall the month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    We used to have harvest festival activities at school.
    I feel all left out now.

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    The point is, did you invite any injuns to join you?

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    Theres no thanksgiving celebration here in oz but inviting a ute load of abbos over for a barbies becoming a thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    that we are not celebrating Matanzas day.
    . . . I was waiting for the very Anglo 'or we'd be speaking Spanish/German/Japanese' addition

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    I am moving to Barbados where the ladies climb a greased pole
    You told us you were Greek, why are you so intersted in Poles - go to Illinois and enjoy - good luck finding any to grease. (well, having said that . . . )


    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    What country does not have a mythology to support a common narrative ?
    True, most would. Every year this board has the same 'discussion' about Australia Day . . . or Invasion Day as the Aboriginals see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    The point is, did you invite any injuns to join you?
    the point is....you're nearly as racist as you are stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    you're nearly as racist as you are stupid.
    That is why he got his own thread.

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    Reacharound

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Anyway, it got me to thinking, all the depictions I've seen of thanksgiving involve nice white people sitting around eating turkey and punkin pie and watching football and then it also occured to me that assuming the TV/Movies depictions reflect reality, at least to a degree, then no one includes the indians in their celebrations.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Surely an authentic Thanksgiving celebration would involve inviting some Indians to join your family and share the good fortune.
    To the Americans among us surely it would be a thoughtful gesture to invite some indians to join your next Thanksgiving. (or do you aleady?)
    let's just move past that first part about him 'thinking' with a brief chuckle.

    native/indigenous americans make up about 2% of the US population...and about 20% of that 2% live in alaska. that's a bit of a logistical hurdle to overcome for anyone who takes even a brief moment to consider cujo's absurd proposal.

    and more importantly, why the fuck would native americans want to meet with strangers to celebrate a day that perversely whitewashes the genocide of their ancestors, the destruction of their culture and the theft of their land?

    but yeah, cujo, you racist fuck....go ahead and call them injuns, because you're an ignorant prick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    let's just move past that first part about him 'thinking' with a brief chuckle.

    native/indigenous americans make up about 2% of the US population...and about 20% of that 2% live in alaska. that's a bit of a logistical hurdle to overcome for anyone who takes even a brief moment to consider cujo's absurd proposal.

    and more importantly, why the fuck would native americans to meet with strangers to celebrate a day that perversely whitewashes the genocide of their ancestors, the destruction of their culture and the theft of their land?

    but yeah, cujo, you racist fuck....go ahead and call them injuns, because you're an ignorant prick.
    Oh reacharound you clown

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    My daughter came home from school yesterday with a feathered headband, they'd been learning about thanksgiving.
    first of all, the fact that you've been permitted to breed makes me pause for the briefest of moments to reconsider the negative eugenics movement.
    secondly, nothing quite like getting cultural appropriation ingrained at an early age, eh?

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    "cultural appropriation" is the most ridiculous thing I've heard of. Talk about your PC snowflakes taking things to the extreme.

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    Would it be ok to invite some Negroes over? Askin for a friend

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    Would it be ok to invite some Negroes over?
    Not funny.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    "cultural appropriation" is the most ridiculous thing I've heard of.
    That is why you have a thread titled "I am a racist". You earned it through sheer stupidity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Not funny.



    That is why you have a thread titled "I am a racist". You earned it through sheer stupidity.
    The concept of 'cultural appropriation' is what's stupid you fucking plank. And it's not racist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    Would it be ok to invite some Negroes over? Askin for a friend
    Can't see why not but it's really about the indians because that's how it started. Perhaps you could ask the Patel family from over the road.

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