Archive for November, 2006

The Battle of the Search Engine Holiday Logo continues…

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

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Not to be outdone again, Yahoo offers up at least 2 versions of their Thanksgiving logo for the holiday. Depending on when you stop by you can check out their animated turkey or dancing veggies.

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Google Thanksgiving Logo 2006

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

Google Thanksgiving 2006Google once again showing how they are cooler then everyone else, posts there latest holiday logo. Couch potato Turkey probably watching, (American) football and a table tray with a stack of dishes on top. Oh yeah! Just had my turkey, now it’s time to do the dishes.

In other news, Googles share price is over 500.00 USD, that means that:

  1. I’m not rich at all, and I should of bought in when I had the chance.
  2. John C Devoak is selling, or perhaps he thinks it’s going up to 600 a share?
  3. Google is worth more money then god! (Is that sacrilegious to say that? Just taking a line from Jeremy Clarkson.)

Source: Google, and Google Finance

(Nov.23) Today we're celebrating…Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

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Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Day in America is a time to offer thanks, of family gatherings and holiday meals. A time of turkeys, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. A time for Indian corn, holiday parades and giant balloons.

So join us for our Thanksgiving celebration and enjoy fun Holiday things for you and your family. We’ve got stories of the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving, turkeys to take home, holiday pictures for the kids to print and color, tasty holiday recipes and e-greeting cards to send your friends and family. We hope you find something you like!

Links:
Thanksgiving on the Net

The History of Thanksgiving and its Celebrations
The Pilgrims and America’s First Thanksgiving
The Thanksgiving Turkey
Thanksgiving Goodies! (holiday coloring pictures)
Tasty Thanksgiving Recipes

Ralphie’s “A Christmas Story” House to Open For Tours

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

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“You’ll shoot your eye out kid”

Ahhh, those childhood memories just keep coming back…

This Saturday, November 25th 2006, the house used in the filming of the beloved holiday classic movie “A Christmas Story” will be officially open for tours. Recently restored to all its movie glory the house will hopefully become the newest tourist attraction in the Cleveland area.

And opening directly across the street from the house will be the official “A Christmas Story” House Museum. The museum will feature original props and memorabilia from the film, as well as behind-the-scenes photos and, as you can well imagine, lots of “A Christmas Story” tchotskies. In fact the owner of the house is the man behind those “Fragile” Leg Lamp reproductions and holiday ornaments.

For the official opening on Saturday many of the actors from “A Christmas Story” will be in attendance, including those who played Randy, Flick, Scut Farkus, Grover Dill and Miss Shields.

Link: ‘Christmas Story’ house brought to life
Photo Credit and Link: A Christmas Story House website

President Pardons “Flyer and Fryer” in National Thanksgiving Turkey Ceremony

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

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Earlier today President Bush, in a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden, pardoned the Thanksgiving Turkeys Flyer and Fryer.

As is customary each year before Thanksgiving, the President “pardons” the White House turkeys who are then retired and allowed to live out the rest of their natural lives contently.

Flyer and Fryer will be flown to Disneyland where they’re be the honorary grand marshals of the Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Photo credit: White House photo by Paul Morse

Link: President Bush Pardons “Flyer and Fryer” in National Thanksgiving Turkey Ceremony

(Nov.22) Today we're celebrating…What Do You Love About America Day

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006
What Do You Love About America Day
I love America so much…”
Show your Red, White, and Blue today and let the world know you love the USA.


Photo Credit via Flickr: * TxDaisy *.

America the Beautiful*
O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

link: America the Beautiful Text

Hit the jump to see a great expression of someones patriotic feelings…
(CAUTION: If you are one of those sensitive types or have NO sense of humor don’t bother to click!)
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The History of Thanksgiving and its Celebrations

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

Throughout history mankind has celebrated the bountiful harvest with thanksgiving ceremonies. But did you know that harvest festivals and thanksgiving celebrations were held by the ancient Greeks, the Romans, the Hebrews, the Chinese, and the Egyptians?

The Greeks

The ancient Greeks worshipped many gods and goddesses. Their goddess of corn (actually all grains) was Demeter who was honored at the festival of Thesmosphoria held each autumn…
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The Romans

The Romans also celebrated a harvest festival called Cerelia, which honored Ceres their goddess of corn (from which the word cereal comes). The festival was held each year on October 4th and offerings of the first fruits of the harvest and pigs were offered to Ceres…
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The Chinese

The ancient Chinese celebrated their harvest festival, Chung Ch’ui, with the full moon that fell on the 15th day of the 8th month. This day was considered the birthday of the moon and special “moon cakes”, round and yellow like the moon, would be baked…
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The Hebrews

Jewish families also celebrate a harvest festival called Sukkoth. Taking place each autumn, Sukkoth has been celebrated for over 3000 years…
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The Egyptians

The ancient Egyptians celebrated their harvest festival in honor of Min, their god of vegetation and fertility. The festival was held in the springtime, the Egyptian’s harvest season…
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source: The History of Thanksgiving and its Celebrations

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