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  1. #1 Turkey Day today 
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    For most Americans it's turkey day today, the day we eat too much, drink too much and watch too much TV. Overall a great day.


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    Turkey day? Is that the new politically incorrect name for 'Thanksgiving'?

    I regret not not being a neo-conservative christian and living in America. I could have eaten a whole turkey this evening . Still, I will be celebrating Sinterklaas soon, a Dutch catholic festival equal to Christmas, where we celebrate a Saint who gave lots of stuff to kids by giving presents to one another.

    So, instead of thanking God for what he gave us, we give stuff to each other. I like it better that way .

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    Has the purpose of Thanksgiving become something else? I think it evolved into eating Turkey to make yourself tired, to go to bed early and get up for the huge sales in the USA. I'm sure this wasn't the original intent, but every holiday now fits into the picture of marketing and product movement/retail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2112
    Has the purpose of Thanksgiving become something else? I think it evolved into eating Turkey to make yourself tired, to go to bed early and get up for the huge sales in the USA. I'm sure this wasn't the original intent, but every holiday now fits into the picture of marketing and product movement/retail.
    I think that about sums it up. Only good thing that comes out of it is perhaps getting the family together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HomoUniversalis
    Still, I will be celebrating Sinterklaas soon.
    Yep. Santa Claus is just a cheap rip off
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    Quote Originally Posted by DEChengst
    Quote Originally Posted by HomoUniversalis
    Still, I will be celebrating Sinterklaas soon.
    Yep. Santa Claus is just a cheap rip off
    Apart from the 'statue-storm' another reason 'why to hate protestant christians'.. :P

    J/K..

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    Quote Originally Posted by HomoUniversalis
    Apart from the 'statue-storm' another reason 'why to hate protestant christians'.. :P
    You must be from the south of the Netherlands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DEChengst
    Quote Originally Posted by HomoUniversalis
    Apart from the 'statue-storm' another reason 'why to hate protestant christians'.. :P
    You must be from the south of the Netherlands.
    A logical assumption, were it not for the fact that I am atheist, and not catholic. Thus, I could take that stance from any geological location, unaffected by the concentration of catholic christians in the south.

    Still, you are correct. I'm from Maastricht .

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    Quote Originally Posted by (In)Sanity
    For most Americans it's turkey day today, the day we eat too much, drink too much and watch too much TV. Overall a great day.
    Sounds like any other day to me!
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    I love turkey day!
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