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Festivus/For the Rest of Us

 
 
Reply 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.



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"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."


http://tbo.com/life/MGB1PMPMFGE.html

Anyone want to have an A2K Festivus party? Laughing
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Fri 25 Nov, 2005 07:30 am
I'm in
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Fri 25 Nov, 2005 07:36 am
Ok dys- You get the aluminum pole, and I'll get the bagels to hang on them. A long time ago, I took a course in calligraphy, and this would be a great time to see if I still can remember how to do it. I will make gorgeous inscriptions on the bagels. And if it does not come out so good, that's o.k. too.

I am dying to see the lists of grievances!


http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0XgD7ArgevOWexvc5lbwKNXZdUUQ1iU5ydoVuKJEFgY5FHoQ6nhJLTAPEcJIEcoJEcbO3XB7B607hTTynRT5SWzcF8fy6gO2vzHyv!ZLs0JWg*IWom3Z1e1vJGPRg8KRKhSqT8z7Atmg/Festivus%20bagel.jpg
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 25 Nov, 2005 07:37 am
YES!!!


Don't you get to say horrible things?



Phoenix, you are looking quite ashen.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Fri 25 Nov, 2005 07:43 am
dlowan- And if you don't take that stinkin' cigarette out of your mouth, I'll take it out for you. Don't you realize that, single handedly, you have spewed nicotine all over the internet! Laughing
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 25 Nov, 2005 07:44 am
It's a lolly.

Damn Puritans!
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Eva
 
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Reply Fri 25 Nov, 2005 09:54 am
That lolly must be on fire, deb. There's smoke coming out of one end.


<shaking head...when will the excuses end?...>
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sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 25 Nov, 2005 09:57 am
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...
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Fri 25 Nov, 2005 10:04 am
Larry David? "Curb Your Enthusiasm" is great, for those of you in Seinfeld withdrawl.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Fri 25 Nov, 2005 10:05 am
Soz- From the Tampa Tribune article:

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Another book about the holiday, "The Real Festivus" (Perigee Trade, $12.95), also is new in bookstores this month. It was written by Daniel O'Keefe, the former "Seinfeld" writer who wrote the Festivus script.

O'Keefe writes that his goofy holiday was based on a family tradition that his father, Dan O'Keefe Sr., 76, created.

A former Reader's Digest editor, O'Keefe Sr. was interested in ceremony, ritual, magic and religion. He started a family celebration that wasn't political or religious.

O'Keefe's Festivus, inspired by an ancient Roman holiday, was held in February during the 1970s and '80s on the anniversary of his first date with his wife.

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DrewDad
 
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Reply Fri 25 Nov, 2005 10:05 am
<Mutters about Larry David letting him down. Again.>
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Eva
 
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Reply Fri 25 Nov, 2005 10:32 am
Just read about this earlier in the week. It's supposed to be good.

http://www.festivuswine.com/
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dauer
 
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Reply Sat 26 Nov, 2005 07:56 pm
Don't forget the vidlit:

http://www.vidlit.com/festivus/
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