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    Default An alternative to Christmas.. Happy Festivus everyone!

    Well today, Dec 23rd is Festivus.

    For those who don't know what festivus is, I will copy from Wikipedia.

    Festivus is a secular holiday celebrated on December 23 as an alternative to participating in the pressures and commercializm of Christmas. Festivus became part of worldwide popular culture after being featured on an episode of the American TV show Seinfeld in 1997.
    Festivus was conceived by writer Dan O'Keefe and was celebrated by his family as early as 1966. The holiday was later introduced into popular culture by O'Keefe's screenwriter son Daniel on an episode of Seinfeld. The holiday's celebration, as it was shown on Seinfeld, included a Festivus dinner, an unadorned aluminum "Festivus pole," practices such as the "Airing of Grievances" and "Feats of Strength"," and the labeling of easily explainable events as "Festivus miracles."
    Celebrants of the holiday sometimes refer to it as "a Festivus for the rest of us," a saying taken from the O'Keefe family traditions and popularized in the Seinfeld episode to describe Festivus' non-commercial aspect. It has also been described as a parody and as playful consumer resistance.

    So that you all know what Festivus is, I say to you, Happy Festivus! Enjoy the day! Feel free to air your grievances in this thread and also any Feats of Strength!
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    I almost forgot, to all the Newfs on these boards, Happy Tipps Eve!
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    Today is national Wal Mart day because you know where the majority of people are going to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ericdaoust View Post
    Today is national Wal Mart day because you know where the majority of people are going to be.
    Not this cat. They got the last of my money yesterday. I am done like dinner!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axeman33 View Post
    Not this cat. They got the last of my money yesterday. I am done like dinner!
    Yeah but I'm speaking about the majority. There is a reason that they expanded one of the Wal Marts close to where I live. And it's not only because they wanted to add a grocery section.
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