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(Slate)   You know that growing movement to merge Thanksgiving and Hanukkah into one holiday? No? Oh, wait, that's right -- it doesn't exist. Damn, and I went and wrote this whole article about how it's a bad idea. I wonder if I can find someone to publish it   (slate.com) divider line 46
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2013-11-25 10:01:29 AM
What the hell am I suppose to do with all these Thanksgivukkah cards now?

And this article on how to prepare your  Thanksgivukkah ham?
 
2013-11-25 10:02:31 AM
Bravo subby. Got a LOL at work.
 
2013-11-25 10:08:09 AM
Why don't we just proclaim a couple of months "wretched excess" season and get on with it. Since a lot of people already devote their lives to it, we might as well make it official.
 
2013-11-25 10:21:09 AM
Straw man articles, a new low.
 
2013-11-25 10:22:21 AM
Better yet, if it's on Slate or Opposing Views, you're practically assured of an automatic greenlight!
 
2013-11-25 10:22:36 AM
 
2013-11-25 10:23:40 AM

cryinoutloud: Why don't we just proclaim a couple of months "wretched excess" season and get on with it. Since a lot of people already devote their lives to it, we might as well make it official.


That "wretched excess" gets me a handful of days off work.

You don't have to involve yourself in it if you find it that offensive.


MERRY WRETCHED EXCESS!! And a happy new year.
 
2013-11-25 10:26:29 AM
uh... that's not what the article is about at all, subby. But that's okay. It's Fark, after all. People won't read the article, and they'll come in here to biatch about a problem that doesn't exist. It's half the fun!
 
2013-11-25 10:27:05 AM
Is it just me, or do we seem to have an obsession lately with merging things together, maybe it's just linguistic?
Started with Bennifer and here we are with Thanksgivukkah...
 
2013-11-25 10:27:13 AM
Let's call it Hansgiving and just make it about Star Wars.
 
2013-11-25 10:29:30 AM

Carn: Let's call it Hansgiving and just make it about Star Wars.


They already tried that.  It gave us the Star Wars Holiday Special.
 
2013-11-25 10:33:45 AM
No insult intended to anyone, but how did such a small population (jews) become so important?  How many jews are in the US? Five million? Six? Yet this is a story.  A semi-real story.  Please explain...
 
2013-11-25 10:34:25 AM
ArkPanda

They already tried that.  It gave us the Star Wars Holiday Special.

{shudder}
 
2013-11-25 10:35:08 AM
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MAZELTOV!
 
2013-11-25 10:35:31 AM
I don't give a frkkah.
 
2013-11-25 10:35:38 AM

chrisco123: No insult intended to anyone, but how did such a small population (jews) become so important?  How many jews are in the US? Five million? Six? Yet this is a story.  A semi-real story.  Please explain...


You may or may not be aware, but we Jews run all the media.
 
2013-11-25 10:36:21 AM
I do a lot of writing. It usually involves a lot of research. I guess when you start skipping that part you can go pro and get a job doing it.
 
2013-11-25 10:36:54 AM
It's like the BAMA of holidays.
 
2013-11-25 10:36:57 AM

Coming on a Bicycle: I don't give a frkkah.


I don't givaf_ukkah.

/ Damnrn you, fark filter.
 
2013-11-25 10:37:37 AM
Oh, that's practical. Thanksgiving is always the same day of the month while Hannukkah floats around based on the Hebrew lunar calendar. It happens that this year the first night coincides with turkey day, but come on...
 
2013-11-25 10:39:51 AM
Considering that Thanksgiving grew out of a history of Presidential proclamations declaring a day of fasting, prayer and thanksgiving, this shouldn't be a problem, but then creating problems where they don't exist is an American tradition as well.
 
2013-11-25 10:40:29 AM
Adam Sandler's music career would get a much-needed boost!
 
2013-11-25 10:43:07 AM
At least turkeys are kosher, rite?

/got nothin'
 
2013-11-25 10:43:34 AM

INeedAName: Adam Sandler's music career would get a much-needed boost!


Is he still a thing?
 
2013-11-25 10:44:31 AM

Needlessly Complicated: At least turkeys are kosher, rite?

/got nothin'


Only if you take a very modern approach to Judaism.
 
2013-11-25 10:44:42 AM
Everything about that article was fail.

biatching and kvetching with no purpose and for no reason.
 
2013-11-25 10:52:07 AM
I can simply not RTFA until you let me know how many minutes that will take.

Thank you.
 
2013-11-25 10:55:44 AM

BojanglesPaladin: Everything about that article was fail.

biatching and kvetching with no purpose and for no reason.


"The turkey gravy is too cold!"

"Yes, and such a small portion!"
 
2013-11-25 10:56:50 AM
I leave it to some other Jew to explain to Allison that Thanksgiving, the American fall harvest festival, is the Pilgrim version of Sukkot.
 
2013-11-25 11:16:14 AM

cryinoutloud: Why don't we just proclaim a couple of months "wretched excess" season and get on with it. Since a lot of people already devote their lives to it, we might as well make it official.


The Month of Mammon?
 
2013-11-25 11:20:42 AM

demaL-demaL-yeH: I leave it to some other Jew to explain to Allison that Thanksgiving, the American fall harvest festival, is the Pilgrim version of Sukkot.


You really think that the reason Thanksgiving became a national holiday is laid entirely at the feet of the Pilgrims?
 
2013-11-25 11:32:58 AM

Millennium: cryinoutloud: Why don't we just proclaim a couple of months "wretched excess" season and get on with it. Since a lot of people already devote their lives to it, we might as well make it official.
The Month of Mammon?


Meet you in the vomitorium! It is the season of eating, after all.
 
2013-11-25 11:38:55 AM

cryinoutloud:
Meet you in the vomitorium!


In a hurry to get out, are you?
 
2013-11-25 11:46:52 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: You don't have to involve yourself in it if you find it that offensive.


Aside from the gross negative economic impacts...
 
2013-11-25 12:45:42 PM

chrisco123: No insult intended to anyone, but how did such a small population (jews) become so important?  How many jews are in the US? Five million? Six? Yet this is a story.  A semi-real story.  Please explain...


Well partly it is the fact that the Jewish population in the United States is heavily concentrated in a few regions and one of them is New York City.  NYC heavily dominates our national news and our TV culture (and quite a few of our national magazines).  LA also has a decent Jewish population and there is also a key point of our national culture.  Plus we did have one hell of a social conscience raising with the events of World War II.  If the entire US Jewish population was only scattered among small towns with no large congregations it wouldn't have the same influence.
 
2013-11-25 12:51:14 PM

LaraAmber: If the entire US Jewish population was only scattered among small towns with no large congregations it wouldn't have the same influence.


Then they would be Jehovah's Witnesses.
 
2013-11-25 01:01:26 PM
FTA: I don't want my kids to think Thanksgiving is a "present holiday."

And, I wouldn't want my kids to think that Hanukkah is a gift-giving holiday.
It's not.  We have Purim; leave Christmas to the Christians.
 
2013-11-25 01:05:56 PM

Dansker: cryinoutloud:
Meet you in the vomitorium!
In a hurry to get out, are you?


What?
 
2013-11-25 01:31:53 PM

cryinoutloud: Dansker: cryinoutloud:
Meet you in the vomitorium!
In a hurry to get out, are you?

What?


A vomitorium is an exit from a Roman theatre, designed to allow a lot of people to get out quickly.
It's not a room where you go to vomit.
 
2013-11-25 01:41:58 PM

Dansker: cryinoutloud: Dansker: cryinoutloud:
Meet you in the vomitorium!
In a hurry to get out, are you?

What?

A vomitorium is an exit from a Roman theatre, designed to allow a lot of people to get out quickly.
It's not a room where you go to vomit.


Killjoy.
 
2013-11-25 02:07:12 PM
LaraAmber

Thanks.  Interesting.
 
2013-11-25 02:25:43 PM

Pants full of macaroni!!: Dansker: cryinoutloud: Dansker: cryinoutloud:
Meet you in the vomitorium!
In a hurry to get out, are you?

What?

A vomitorium is an exit from a Roman theatre, designed to allow a lot of people to get out quickly.
It's not a room where you go to vomit.

Killjoy.


I'm not saying you can't have a ralphing room, it's only a question of terminology.
 
2013-11-25 04:03:59 PM
ragetees.com
 
2013-11-25 04:30:34 PM

Dansker: Pants full of macaroni!!: Dansker: cryinoutloud: Dansker: cryinoutloud:
Meet you in the vomitorium!
In a hurry to get out, are you?

What?

A vomitorium is an exit from a Roman theatre, designed to allow a lot of people to get out quickly.
It's not a room where you go to vomit.

Killjoy.

I'm not saying you can't have a ralphing room, it's only a question of terminology.


Comicus: These Romans an their fad diets.  You have dhiarettics, where you poop eveything out.  Then you have the Vomitoriums where your throw everything up.  If it's not coming out of one end, it's coming out the other.  But can you blame them?  Who wants to look like a big fat pig?

Ceasar (apple in mouth): Is he talking about me?!? SEIZE HIM!

Comicus: But- but-

Soldiers surround comicus

Comicus: Boy!  When you die at the palace, you REALLY DIE at the Palace.
 
2013-11-25 06:10:12 PM
 
2013-11-25 07:15:19 PM

demaL-demaL-yeH: I leave it to some other Jew to explain to Allison that Thanksgiving, the American fall harvest festival, is the Pilgrim version of Sukkot.


The Indians tried to make William Bradford worship Zeus?
 
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