Archive for November, 2010:
It’s that time of year again, Chickens.
You just survived the most gluttonous of American Holidays: Thanksgiving.
Oh wait, that’s not the most gluttonous . . . there’s another one coming up.
Yes, that would be Christmas.
For some of us, it’s about the baby Jesus. For a lot of us it’s about being with family. And for Atheists and Agnostics everywhere it’s about . . . well, time off work or school?
Many Americans go into debt at this time of year. We need money to fuel our ‘roid-rage holiday. And, while I have not personally gotten into any Wal-Mart Fist-fights (ever), I have worn the letters off my debit card more than once.
But what do you expect from America?
We are the teenagers of the world. Though we aren’t fighting hundred-year wars, we have a lot of teenage qualities:
We have no concept of our own mortality as a nation.
We have no connection with history (it doesn’t apply! Our parents don’t know anything!)
We throw temper tantrums (The original Boston Tea Party)
A lot of times, the joke is on us, and we don’t even know it.