Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Greetings

COTTonLINE wishes all of our readers a very happy Thanksgiving Day, a lucrative Black Friday shopping spree, and then a nice weekend eating the leftover turkey. We wish for you a four day respite from work, and a job to return to on Monday. We hope the relatives with whom you dine show more common sense and get along with each other better than those idiots in Washington.

This holiday is celebrated as "the most American holiday." It is, of course, nothing of the sort. People the world over celebrate autumn harvest festivals, and have done ever since humans stopped being hunter-gatherers and instead took up agriculture. Thanksgiving is just our name for this feast day, so named as we hope to be thankful for a bountiful harvest.

Nonetheless, a holiday devoted almost entirely to gluttony and the renewal of family ties is, by definition, a good thing. Drive safely and don't forget the Maalox....