Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

Figsgiving

There are many things for which I am thankful this year. One of them is the simple joy of eating figs. I asked my wife to buy some dried figs that we could enjoy while watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. … Continue reading

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Parade-de-Camp

The opening of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade telecast brought back many memories for me. I remember my father enjoying and singing the song “New York, New York” from On the Town but it was the location that really made … Continue reading

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Helium Brands

On Thanksgiving Day and New Year’s Day, I enjoy relaxing at home while watching parades on TV. Today, of course, I watched coverage of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC and CBS. The CBS broadcast is a talk-show disguised … Continue reading

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Gobble Head

Patty, the lady working the baked-goods booth at the All Saints Church Harvest of Blessings, saw me snapping pictures of cupcakes and offered to help. She removed a turkey cupcake from its plastic bag so I could get a better … Continue reading

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The He Man League

Fortunately Congress prevented a helium crisis that had me concerned about the balloons in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The lineup for the parade won’t be announced until October 28 but I couldn’t wait to find out which new balloons will debut this … Continue reading

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Macy’s Paradigm

One of my biggest pet peeves about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is when someone erroneously calls it the “Macy’s Day Parade.” It occasionally happens during a live telecast, which is somewhat understandable. However there is no excuse for NBC … Continue reading

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Extreme Theme

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” is in town. It’s been all over the news for the past month. I was stunned to see a Facebook post from someone who only heard about it for the first time yesterday. My wife and … Continue reading

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Pump It Up

One item got cut from our 2010 Thanksgiving menu when we realized we had too many other side dishes. This year, my wife prepared a rice-stuffed pumpkin, which was our contribution to the Thanksgiving feast at a friend’s house. When … Continue reading

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Syncopated Rhythms

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is broadcast on both NBC and CBS. The official telecast on NBC is too scripted while the coverage on CBS isn’t scripted enough. The hosts of “Today,” who work together every day, recited the banter … Continue reading

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Comedy Comestibles

The conversation in Sid’s Lounge turned to food after Tuesday night’s Einstein Simplified show. My wife and I were talking with Lori and her friend Amber, who are managers at the Chocolate Monkey in Kodak and Pigeon Forge, respectively. I … Continue reading

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Affirmative, Conjunction

The word improv got my attention yesterday morning while I was listening to KMOX.com. Like most stations with streaming audio, KMOX replaces the on-air commercials with different content. I like the featurettes from CNET, Last.fm, CHOW and other CBS Interactive … Continue reading

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Sign of the Carb

When she hosted Thanksgiving dinners at our house, my mother would put chestnuts in the stuffing and a couple of strips of bacon atop the turkey. My wife’s mother used ground beef and raisins in her stuffing recipe. My wife … Continue reading

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For the Winokur

CBS discovered some exciting new technology called “high definition” for their broadcast of the 2010 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Yes, 2010. NBC has been showing the parade in high-def since at least 2007. The HD picture lets me see details … Continue reading

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Cake Takes the Pie

The cake versus pie debate is a no-brainer for me. I like pie but I love cake. A younger generation, my daughter included, is being swayed toward pie by the cleverly crude cartoons of Allie Brosh. Some indecisive genius in … Continue reading

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