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The Thanksgiving Yak

The Thanksgiving Yak

Marty’s photo of the day #3817: Today I present the Thanksgiving Yak. May this yak put a smile on your face at dinner today, when your right-wing aunt or uncle starts yakking about how Derek Chauvin is innocent, Kyle Rittenhouse is a hero, COVID-19 shots change your DNA, Joe Biden is a senile-Satanist-communist, and Donald […]

What responsible people do for Christmas this year

What responsible people do for Christmas this year

Yesterday Deb and I met our son halfway between our houses (we live 40 miles apart), stood outside wearing masks, and exchanged boxes of Christmas presents. This year, for the first time ever, Deb and I will spend Christmas alone (just like we did on Thanksgiving). We are doing so because we are responsible people, […]

Thanksgiving Antarctica-style!

Thanksgiving Antarctica-style!

Marty’s photo of the day #3443: This year, we’ve all heard the importance of avoiding air-travel and having only a small gathering for Thanksgiving (here it’s just Deb, me, the snakes, and the dog). But one thing the media hasn’t warned us about is the importance of not eating Antarctica-style. So as a public service, […]

Words for the cult and their angry Trumpsgiving

Words for the cult and their angry Trumpsgiving

Like many of you, I learned this week that liberals had declared war on Thanksgiving, and that Fox News and Trump cultists get very angry and explode in a high-blood-pressure rage at the very thought of renaming the holiday to call it “Celebrate Immigrants Day” and include brown people in what they believe is a […]

Longing for a Thanksgiving peacock costume

Longing for a Thanksgiving peacock costume

Marty’s photo of the day #3086: “This is scary! Next Thanksgiving, I’m getting a peacock costume too.”

Orangutan Thanksgiving

Orangutan Thanksgiving

Marty’s photo of the day #2724: Orangutan Thanksgiving. (Photographed in Borneo)

It’s okay to talk politics on Thanksgiving Day

It’s okay to talk politics on Thanksgiving Day

Marty’s photo of the day #2375: I had this great caption in mind for a turkey photo I had taken several years ago. Of course, with all the photos on my hard drive, finding a specific photo isn’t always easy. Then I came across this moose photo I took several years ago. I’m thankful for […]

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