Fri 25 Nov, 2005 07:02 am
Any old Seinfeld fans around? Remember the episode where George Costanza's dad decided that he wanted to start a new holiday?
Apparently, that idea has taken hold. There are Festivus parties around the country. This year two books on Festivus were published, and TBS has scheduled a Seinfeld Festivus marathon.
Anyone want to have an A2K Festivus party?
"It speaks to those who are tired of the commercialism of Christmas and the pressures of family gatherings as well as those who just want to have a good time," Salkin says.
"People are tired of the expectations of costly gifts, required attendance at parties and having to say the nice things to people they don't like. Festivus is a way to address all that."
Don't you get to say horrible things?
Phoenix, you are looking quite ashen.
It's a lolly.
That lolly must be on fire, deb. There's smoke coming out of one end.
<shaking head...when will the excuses end?...>
I love Festivus!
Did you know it came from the real-life experiences of one of the Seinfeld writers? I forget who. His dad made it up, and is quite startled (and tickled) that it's gone national...
Larry David? "Curb Your Enthusiasm" is great, for those of you in Seinfeld withdrawl.
<Mutters about Larry David letting him down. Again.>
Just read about this earlier in the week. It's supposed to be good.