It’s a turkey. It’s a menorah. It’s Thanksgivukkah!
This year Thanksgiving and Hanukkah happen to fall on the same day, so combining the two, Gobble Tov, everybody. An old holiday is back after an absence of 125 years. I don't think there's anybody left from that last blowout, though I heard it went of for days --eight of them. So this year, this Thanksgivukkah, eat and drink up like it's 1888 again because you probably won't be around for the next one -- a mere 79,043 years from now.
What could possibly go wrong with combining these two festive celebrations? Nothing. Nada. Bubkis.
So get your gobbler's giblets and turkey schmaltz and lets have a feast. Last year I made a turducken (boneless turkey stuffed with boneless duck stuffed with boneless chicken stuffed with bacon/mushroom/sausage dressing). Oh, and did I mention that the entire bird was wrapped in maple bacon?
This year it's going to be a Turbrishka -- a boneless turkey stuffed with an herb rubbed, beef brisket, enveloped in sausage kishka.
If you're at a loss what to cook for this festive celebration, the New York Daily News has prepared a few dishes for you to chose from. They can be viewed here at Thanksgivukka meals.
And for those of you who want to know more of the meaning of Thanksgivukkah, it's been put to song -- possibly the first and last Thanksgivukkah Song for the next 79,000 years:
What, you hadn't heard? Yup, two weeks ago, September 21st was National Thank a Policeman Day. Boy, the cops may be many things but they're not too good at getting the word out. They could used some positive PR. The other kind, they seem to get plenty of.
Like you, I'm sorry I missed this day -- so in honor of all of the policemen and women out there, across the land, I say a belated... Whatever.
The day didn't escape Kamau Bell and his cameras. Situated in New York, he took his crew to the streets to get people's reactions to the holiday. Man, if this video doesn't open your eyes -- yes, partially from amazement and partially from laughter. It's especially moving when he brings out a giant "thank you" card for the police and asks pedestrians to inscribe it.
This is must see viewing for everyone, especially the law enforcement personnel. It's tender and shows just how much their performance is appreciated. "Don't go changin', just to please me!"
Then again, if there's a perception problem, maybe it's worth looking into.
What happens at the 4:27 mark of this clip makes a great statement about the honest, true and dedicated men and women who serve us so diligently. Remember that adage, a picture's worth 1,000 words. This picture says much more than that.
If you missed sending a thank you card and want to join me in sending out belated best wishes, you can leave a comment below and we'll be sure to post it up for all of the police everywhere to see. Don't be shy. A very special thank you is always appreciated -- just ask the cops.
In case you did miss Thank A Police Officer Day, I hope you won't miss our funding drive. We'd love it if you could click below and help us keep on going. We really would appreciate it. Thanks.
Five days later, but it's finally over. I really can't grump, but it feels wonderful to be home and the dogs went apesh*t when I walked thru the door. Boo doesn't want to stop licking me and won't leave my side and even Beamer seemed happy to see me. Never thought I'd be happy to see a pile of bills! Everyone at St Joe Med Center was wonderful and all the well wishes from ya'll helped I'm sure. Wheeee!!
I'm not wont to big expressions of emotion, but even in my grouchy soul, I have things I want to acknowledge as well.
I'm thankful Jeff only lost a finger not a hand, slightly less thankful that the Cancer Troll came to visit, but VERY thankful that it left so fast. Thankful for my friends old and new that have made this past year one of the best I've had in ages. Thankful every day for such an easy and seamless partnership with GottaLaff
And finally, I'm grateful for each and every one of you guys who drop by to check out what we think is important, and are always ready with a snarky retort or cutting dig. You make me smile, and that's a good thing.
In the (semi) words of my idol Lou Grant, "Yeah, I'm thankful for allayouse buns, so gettoutta here and don't tell anyone I said that!"
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