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(Telegraph)   British newspaper tries to explain the concept of American Thanksgiving and Black Friday to its baffled readers   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 15
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2013-11-28 11:52:10 AM
7 votes:
What's cool is Hanukkah is happening on Thanksgiving.

The Jews celebrate supplies lasting eight days instead of one, while Americans celebrate food lasting one day instead of eight.
2013-11-28 07:51:57 AM
7 votes:
It's really not that hard. After the Pilgrims whipped the British Navy's ass, they gathered to give thanks at the first Walmart where the Indians sold them goods at fabulous prices.
2013-11-28 12:12:46 PM
3 votes:
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2013-11-28 11:55:13 AM
3 votes:
It's now "Brown Thursday", the holiday formerly known as Thanksgiving.

/Thanks, Capitalism!
2013-11-28 10:37:50 AM
3 votes:
It was on this date in 1492 when Jesus accidentally resurrected himself as a turkey. It's tradition to give thanks that he got back to work and tried again a few months later and got it right. The turkey represents his body, and since the pilgrims didn't drink alcohol, they got the next best thing to represent his blood: cranberry sauce.

"Black Friday" was Judas' nickname, so we celebrate by losing our sh*t and trampling other people for a sweet deal on this one TV they've got.
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2013-11-28 09:19:17 AM
3 votes:

DanZero: When is it celebrated?

On the fourth Thursday in Novemeber

They're not even bothered to have the same name for months as we do!


That's just one of thouse superfluous vowels that make up the backboune of thee British econoumy.
2013-11-28 02:51:50 PM
2 votes:
FTA: More people in the US celebrate Thanksgiving than Chrismtas.


Of course, most of us have never even heard of Chrismtas.
2013-11-28 12:55:58 PM
2 votes:

poodebunker: Cake Hunter: It was on this date in 1492 when Jesus accidentally resurrected himself as a turkey. It's tradition to give thanks that he got back to work and tried again a few months later and got it right. The turkey represents his body, and since the pilgrims didn't drink alcohol, they got the next best thing to represent his blood: cranberry sauce.

"Black Friday" was Judas' nickname, so we celebrate by losing our sh*t and trampling other people for a sweet deal on this one TV they've got.

Aaaaak! Now it just dawned on me...I'm roasting jeebus in my oven! :0


Did you shove a loaf of bread up his ass so that it could be transubstantiated?
2013-11-28 12:44:29 PM
2 votes:

b0rscht: I look forward to the Chicago Tribune article explaining Boxing Day.



Boxing day is the day you respond appropriately to the people who gave you crappy Christmas gifts, obviously.

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2013-11-28 08:33:35 AM
2 votes:
I look forward to the Chicago Tribune article explaining Boxing Day.
2013-11-28 12:26:25 PM
1 votes:

Devil's Advocaat: British newspaper tries to explain the concept of American Thanksgiving and Black Friday to its baffled apathetic readers

We're about as interested in Thanksgiving as you lot are in Guy Fawke's Night.


wasn't that the guy that shaved Natalie Portman's head?

/also invented anon?
2013-11-28 12:13:21 PM
1 votes:
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2013-11-28 12:01:24 PM
1 votes:
Aren't the concepts of Thanksgiving and Black Friday obvious?  We Americans don't eat enough, and we don't shop enough.
2013-11-28 09:33:57 AM
1 votes:
Thanksgiving (or `Yanks-pigging', as it were) is a marketing ploy to get 'merikuns weighed down with food before stampeding through the malls/big-box stores.

Kinda like a Spanish `running of the consumerist bulls'.
2013-11-28 09:10:54 AM
1 votes:
When is it celebrated?

On the fourth Thursday in Novemeber


They're not even bothered to have the same name for months as we do!
 
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