Right now, there’s very little to give thanks about in our fair country so I’m going to look across the ocean to our American friends who are giving Thanks this week to their Native American ancestors for peacefully accommodating the ever expanding needs of the pilgrim. That’s about as much spin as you can put on it. Really.
Hopefully they’re having a good time. (Please, stay in that good mood, because we will soon be emigrating en masse to America, Homeland Security or no Homeland Security…or else Canada, but they all look the same to us)
It has come to my attention that this coming Friday is known as Black Friday in Amerikay as it is the first Friday after Thanksgiving when people start their first big shop for Xmas or the Holiday Season as our transatlantic cousins call it, so I thought that might be a nice topic for the Skip of the Brain this week. Also because we’re all feeling like such turkeys at the moment, that being slaughtered for a family celebration would be a welcome relief from this endless gloom.
This is a strange name for a day that should be a celebration of much purchasing and buying and general boosting of something known as consumer confidence. This is apparently a bigger day than our post-Xmas sales, where we’re all angry at how much we spent on the clothes pre-xmas day…. But first, what is Thanksgiving?
SOUTHPARK JAY LENO THANKSGIVING
For those people who know little about Thanksgiving in America, or have learned what they know from the episode of Friends where they end up wearing the Turkey as a Helmet, Southpark will instruct us as to how It’s not all about turkeys and Indians, it’s about Large jawed Californian comedians and swearing!
PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES
We all remember this as one of the great Steve Martin Comedies, but what we (ok, I) never realised on this side of the pond, was the reason he had to be home. Thanksgiving. Putting up with John Candy and his hand between the pillows antics must mean that Thanksgiving is something special. In the film, this is the start of it all, when Steve Martin gives the best Joe Pesci impersonation ever.
HOW DO YOU DEFINE WHAT A BOLLIX IS?
This week has seen our own version of Black Friday, on Green Monday, where we all thought we’d have just about enough embarrassment by being bailed out by the rest of the world, but then lo and behold, the Green Party decide to pull the plug on the government, i.e. the contracting party to the bailout, thus rendering any agreement possibly moot and leading us to even more uncertainty. They’ve been called bollixes. If you’re wondering how to define a bollix, it’s quite simple… look at the picture, the guy on the right is part of a bomb disposal team. The guy on the left with the brown paper bag…He’s a bollix.
One of the worst names for one of the greatest cartoons that has ever come out of America, but the real hero is the dog…Evil, truly evil! And if this doesn’t cheer up your Friday, then there’s not much else I can do really.
HITLERS PLAN TO SAVE IRELAND
This has very little to do with Thanksgiving, but Last week I asked what could the Germans do for us, and only found this clip this week, Hitler explains exactly how he will break it down for us, and save Ireland.