Thursday, November 25, 2010

Come Ye Thankful People, Come

Consort has just reminded me that he is unrepentantly male. I ask you, has any woman ever been heard to joyfully exclaim, "Yes! 'The Godfather' just started! That's how you end Thanksgiving."

So true. Because nothing says Recognition of striking out on our own and infecting native people with smallpox quite like a turkey sandwich and watching Marlon Brando talk around cotton balls.

8 Comments:

Blogger Char said...

around here it's miracle on 34th street. let's start commercialism off with a bang with a 2 hour commercial for macys!

7:59 AM  
Blogger Mark F. Moran said...

Hi Quinn,

Maybe Consort remembers a cartoon from some years ago that shows an Indian looking out to see a tall-masted ship on the horizon, and saying to himself, "Here comes the neighborhood ..." That was always one of my favorite lines.

Hope your holiday was otherwise safe and sane.

Mark

8:11 AM  
Anonymous Paula said...

Love it! One Christmas shopping season, I went into Game Stop for a game my son had written out on a piece of paper for me. The name of the game was four words that I had never heard before, although they were pronounceable in English. I can't even remember them, but I asked the teenage clerk for this game, reading from my prompt, and then said to him, to his bewilderment, "If I didn't have sons, I never would have ever said those words in my life."

10:30 AM  
Blogger SARA J. HENRY said...

Dear Quinn:

You are possibly the only person I know who views Thanksgiving as recognition of ... infecting native people with smallpox, so it seems that you and Consort are quite well matched.

But this reminds of the time a boyfriend thought I would enjoy watching the movie Scarface - I'm still trying to figure out why (I seem to remember that anyone vaguely likable in the movie is slaughtered horribly, which is not my idea of a movie that might possibly appeal to me).

10:31 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Hilarious! I guess that would be like a guy announcing that he's ready to kick of the celebration of the birth of Christ with repeated viewings of Love Actually.

Not likely.

2:31 PM  
Anonymous Robin Raven said...

Thanks for the laugh. I know turkeys are killed every day, but when all my friends are posting photos on Facebook of all their dead animals on the table who died for that one meal without a second thought, I get very depressed. Not to mention when I start thinking of said smallpox and land stealing we did...Least fave holiday!!! Thanks for the funny post. :)

BTW, getting some extra copies of your book to give as presents this year. :)

12:43 AM  
Blogger Dodi said...

Oh my God Oh my God Oh my God!! My husband reacted EXACTLY the same way - switch out apple pie for turkey sandwich and it's THE SAME GUY.

What IS it about those movies??

8:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all want to be Sonny Corleone...right up to the part at the toll booths...

9:55 AM  

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