Happy Festivus

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  1. Capt. Willie

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    As we gather around the aluminum pole with friends and family, airing our grievances and performing feats of strength, I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Festivus!!!
     
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  2. Fee

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    Takes a lot of nerve to bring up some fictional TV holiday on the first day of Saturnalia!
     
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  3. Capt. Willie

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    Fictional? I beg to differ. Festivus is all too real. I will be holding my annual Festivus party tomorrow (Dec. 23). As for Saturnalia, I thought that started on the 21st?
     
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    Well, here is where there is some flexibility in the Saturnalia festivities. Yesterday was the Winter Solstice, which to some is a day of celebration in itself and the 5 days of Saturnalia would begin after that day. Some choose to include the Solstice as one of the five days. I prefer to have 6 days because I am greedy. Then again, there are people (including some on this board I'm sure) who had brought their Saturnalia trees inside the house and decorated them days or even weeks ago, so they are really stretching out the holiday. Hard to argue with them, it seems to put so many people in a good mood and that's always nicer for everyone. Enjoy your Festivus gathering!
     
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  5. Nuke

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    Mmmm, Festivus dinner tonight -- meatloaf! Then it's time for The Airing of Greivances, followed by the Feats of Strength. And remember, Festivus isn't over until you can pin the head of the household to the floor. That's me, so I'll do my best to make the holiday last as long as possible tonight.
     
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  6. PollACk

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    Festivus ......people actually celebrate that?
     
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  7. andfor

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    Are you a real Pollack or is that your name?
     
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  8. wings56

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    come on...i mean...it's for the rest of us
     
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  9. I <3 Festivus.
     
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  10. PollACk

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    Well i personaly don't know anyone who actually celebrates festivous. But hey maybe there are a few people.

    So...
    Happy Holidays(whatever they may be).
    cheers
     
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  11. Capt. Willie

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    Yes, I really do celebrate it. But we leave out the airing of grievances as it can lead to serious trouble. Although my sister-in-law complained a lot about her friend, so maybe that counts...I don't know. The feats of strength is just done in fun, a little fake wrestling with my nephew.
     
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