I am having one of those days where I would really like a lot of people to drop dead. On the upside, I am eating a really good sandwich (smoked turkey, mozzarella cheese, sliced greek and red bell peppers) for lunch that I made myself.
Happy Eating Day (and I hope you all had one) went relatively well--it usually does in my family, because it's just the four of us plus my grandmother and sometimes my aunt, uncle and cousin (when my uncle's family doesn't get custody of them, and it's more fun to have them for Christmas anyway). And those are pretty much the only people at every holiday meal. In fact, the only way Thanksgiving is different from all other holidays, including but not limited to Christmas, Easter, New Year's Day, July 4th, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Father's Day, Mother's Day, Veteran's Day and Arbor Day, is that we don't eat Johnny Ray's barbecue on Thanksgiving. (Okay, we usually don't eat it on Easter either. "The Lord is riz, pass the sauce.") If anyone rides in on the drama llama it's Sister Girl, and she waited until today to do that. And her chocolate pots de crème (topping: white chocolate whipped cream) turned out well. Of course, we're right back to the drama today, though.
More poetic spam in my inbox:
From: Eugene Green
Subject: shortly see my sin, with milk, and to hold the Lord.
Deaths: actor Philippe Noiret (Il Postino), renowned jazz singer Anita O'Day, Broadway lyricist Betty Comden.
Good news for the (American) economy: Black Friday poised to be best in years. Note: "The day after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday because it once marked the day when many retailers turned a profit -- went into the black -- for the year." Personally, we just cursed out Amazon's shopping cart interface for half an hour.
Poisoned spy dies, spy blames Putin for his death. That is, he blamed him before he died. It wasn't like The Illusionist or anything. Note to Putin: Next time, find a poison that doesn't take three weeks to kill someone.
Woman, 92, dies in shootout with police. Yeah, you read that right.
Baby with heart outside body has surgery.
WWI vet, recently honored, dies at 111.
Simpson: I deserve criticism for book; lawyer wants Simpson book off eBay. Well, I want a pony made of chocolate, but I don't foresee getting that, either.
Michael Richards apologizes, hires crisis expert. Yeah, maybe you should have hired him before you went on Letterman and had everyone laughing at you. Also: Michael Richards in blackface, and he's not that hot on Jews, either.
David Blaine stunt ends with a crash in New York. NOT! MAGIC!
There's a joke between these two headlines somewhere, but I can't quite figure out what it is: Police display fake art in London and Top Thai transvestite show hits a high note in London.
Seal, Klum have 2nd child together.
Pitt, Jolie spend Thanksgiving in Vietnam.
Lindsay Lohan offers her condolences to Robert Altman's friends and family:
- "He left us with a legend that all of us have the ability to do."
- "Life comes once, doesn't 'keep coming back' and we all take such advantage of what we have. When we shouldn't..... "
- "BE ADEQUITE."
K-Fed is now claiming Brit is bisexual and "begged him for threesomes." As akathorne pointed out elsewhere: he's expecting us to believe that she begged for a threesome and he said no?
From evilbearhunter: 'Lost' Star Up for X-Men Role [Again]? (I should clarify, we're talking about Josh Holloway for Gambit here.)
Prince Caspian Filming Locations Confirmed.
Dan Radcliffe Would "Walk on Hot Coals" to Work with Yates Again.
Kazakh says Borat creator deserves prize, which is a nice change from all the Kazakhs demanding that Sacha Baron Cohen be tarred and feathered.
Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman film thriller in South Carolina. "To recharge, the film's crew has hit a few local spots, including a karaoke bar. 'Anytime you're on location and can get to know a town, that's great,' Speedman said." Yeah, SIENNA.
Fan restores 'Christmas Story' house.
The Forbes Fictional Fifteen. I think Lucius Malfoy has dropped a few slots since last year, but I can't remember precisely.
firei: "Recommending a pimpage of christmasongs- it seems they're posting at least one Christmas song a day, and they're taking contributions if anyone has anyone. Looks fun." I was actually going to suggest
particle_person: "For a Rare Few, Taste is in the Ear of the Beholder. It's an article on a rare kind of synesthesia in which words trigger tastes." Mine's more of the kind where numbers and scents have colors, although, in a previous discussion, I did blurt out that the number five has always tasted like butterscotch pudding.
sapphires13: "And since the Christmas shopping season is about to begin, (Product) RED is a new initiative to fight AIDS in Africa. Various companies are making and selling RED products (which are not necessarily red in colour), with up to 50% of the profits going to The Global Fund. Products include a RED iPod Nanos, Motorola RAZR phones, Armani sunglasses, Converse shoes (some made from African mudcloth), an American Express card (only available in the UK), and a line of clothing from The Gap, (including shirts made in Africa, from African cotton, by African workers, who recieve full wages and free AIDS treatment)." I forget which show Bono was on talking about this (Bono is legally required to be involved in this kind of thing, you know), but he pointed out that they were trying to use capitalism to do good rather than just bug people to donate outright, which I thought was an interesting idea.
itshardtosay: "I thought maybe you could post something about viggorlijah's website shop for Riverkids going live. Proceeds go toward stopping child trafficking."