The Radiation King
Registered: Oct 2001
Location: On station at a distant underground nuclear missile silo...
[sarcasm]Oh, yeah, Death. Ignorance is always a good reason to express hatred.[/sarcasm]
This "stupid Yank tradition" is what springs up when a group of people give up the comfort and familiarity of their homeland and end up far, far away from their ancestors in a land that is strange, scary, and wholly capable of killing you. A North American winter is nothing to laugh at. As prosperous and bountiful the forests and farmlands are on the American frontier, the New England winters were perfectly capable of starving off entire colonies.
The Thanksgiving feast was a celebration by the Puritan Pilgrims in surviving the previous winter and attaining a boutiful harvest in the late summer, ensuring that the following winters would not be as harsh. It's a celebration of survival.
Dogs rock. Shut up.
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