Thursday, November 16, 2006

A Carnival Of Hijacked Holidays, III

Welcome to the third edition of A Carnival Of Hijacked Holidays. I've decided to do two semi-interesting things this time around.

1) I'm going to print EVERYTHING I've received since the inception of this carnival. Therefore, some of the articles will have already appeared in #'s 1 & 2. I think this is a nice way to pay back the folks who have been here from the start.

2) To save time, I'm using a pre-formatted block of html. If this results in something be featured with an incorrect title or with a bad link, my apologies.

So, to sum up? Some new things, some old things, I'm in a hurry and giving you short shrift because Thanksgiving is coming up fast and I have to go harvest my squash.

Before I go, though, a great big fat "Screw You!" to Target. You begin advertising Christmas sales and merchandise weeks before Thanksgiving, therefore cashing in on Christmas for your own greed, but you ban the Salvation Army from your places? I will never shop at Target again and I assume that anyone else with a heart will also never set foot in your crappy stores from here on out.

(The following descriptions, if any, are from the authors.)

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Jennifer Miner presents Spend Money this Halloween: Don't settle for cheap costumes and candy; have an upscale Halloween! posted at Spend Money this Halloween, saying, "A satirical take on the commercialization of a childrens' holiday."

Nehring presents Nehring The Edge: SURVIVING CHRISTMAS (2004) movie reviews posted at Nehring The Edge, saying, "Having this film in your DVD collection is akin to wearing an “I’m With Stupid” t-shirt with the arrow pointing upward."

Eli Liechty presents LuckyFork - Share Recipies, Nutrition Tips, and Restaurant Deals posted at Fact: Your Halloween Candy Has Insects In It.

Wenchypoo presents Wisdom From Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket: Why We Skip the Holidays Altogether posted at Mental Wastebasket, saying, "An old article for a new carnival."

Linda Freedman presents Yom Kippur posted at Everyone needs therapy? Lessons from a family therapist, saying, "The Jewish holidays are in October this year. This post is about a moving experience with a Holocaust survivor in the synagogue on the holiest day of the year, Yom Kippur, the 25 hour fast that seals our fate for the coming year. It may be different for readers, but should gratify that piece inside that believes in the human spirit."

michelle presents 13 Haunted Houses That Will Make You Wet Your Pants | American Inventor Spot posted at AmericanInventorSpot.com.

Abu Sahajj presents Halloween: American Culture; Pagan Origins posted at Wa Salaam.

Reb Chaim HaQoton presents Friday the Thirteenth posted at Reb Chaim HaQoton.

Jennie Weber presents Screwy Halloween posted at Jennie's Rambles, saying, "Halloween"

Tim Abbott presents "What a Guy!" posted at Walking the Berkshires.

And, finally, some guy named Suldog wrote a piece of trash entitled Two Rants. The second rant appears to be the diseased ravings of someone from the permanently malcontented political fringe, but the first part fits here.

(For a nicer take on things, here's The Best Day Of The Year!)

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As always, my sincere thanks to those of you who have submitted articles for inclusion. I hope you'll forgive the haphazard editing this time around. I really am pressed for time.

Remember, anything having to do with a holiday meets the submission guidelines. I prefer serious balls-out rants, but that's only because I am one. Humor, fond reminiscences, photos, and all else holiday-themed are welcome!

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of a carnival of hijacked holidays using our carnival submission form.
Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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1 comment:

Therapy Doc said...

Thanks so much for the re-post! I'm going to work up something for Thanksgiving. Take care, Linda