Monday, November 20, 2006

thanksgiving goodies

This is the week! As many of you know, I think Thanksgiving is a holiday that is sort of given the short end of the stick. Last year, we made the case for Thanksgiving in a two part post. You can catch up by checking out these links:
Part One
Part Two

All done? Good. We really think that we could all do with a little time to sit down with family and friends and give thanks for that which we have. You can do it anyway you wish, but stopping to give thanks- having an attitude of gratitude- is important. Too many in this age of entitlement and selfishness either neglect or outright refuse to acknowledge that having gratitude and giving thanks in their lives will truly make them better people. Shelfers don't fall in this category. We know for what and to whom we are grateful. Let us not forget. This is a week to give thanks and to spend time with those you love. Put aside work, shopping, squables, grudges, worries, and cares away for just a little while. Take the time to reflect and remember.
Now we won't take too long today other than to prep you for the rest of this week and provide some Thanksgiving goodies along the way.

Today: Thanksgiving goodies and the weekly Thanksgiving cartoon.
Tomorrow will be the Weekly Media Roundup- prime special edition.
later, it's a special episode of The Shelf: a post on Thanksgiving
Then we are off for a couple of days. Don't worry, we'll be back for the weekend. Besides, you've got better things to do on Thanksgiving than surfing the net.

Thanksgiving goodies:
You know it's kind of strange when you think of it: there is very little in the way of Thanksgiving candy. Oh sure, there are all kinds of goodies and desert. I love pie, myself. But no real candy like other holidays. Of course there is no Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday candy, but that's the subject of another post. Now, that is not to say we didn't find any. Wolf actually found some online. So we present to you: Chococlate Thanksgiving Turkeys and Leaves:

The company that makes these, Candy Warehorse, is listing them as "out of stock". Oh, well- now you know for next year. You could always buy some Hershey bars and cut them into shapes. We don't recommend it.

The weekly Thanksgiving cartoon:
Not just one, but three - three - Thanksgiving cartoons this week.
First up, a cartoon that perhaps is one you haven't seen in a while, or don't even think of when you think of Thanksgiving cartoon. It is a winner though- Tom and Jerry in The Little Orphan. This one features the little mouse Nibbles, who can really put the food away. Enjoy!

We also want to provide links to two Thanksgiving animated specials that you won't find on DVD or on television. On In2TV from AOL here are links to Bugs Bunny's Thanksgiving Diet and The Thanksgiving that Almost Wasn't. Just scroll down to each episode and click "streaming", and sit back and let yourself go back to a time when the week before and week of Thanksgiving was filled with such animated goodies.
Hope you enjoy - see you tomorrow. Same Shelf time, same Shelf channel.

Oh, I know it's a penny here and a penny there, but look at me. I worked myself up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.

Now quit stallin' and start roastin'.


Anonymous said...

The Thanksgiving that almost wasn't has not aged well, but I do remember it distinctly. My sister and I watched it along with the Bugs Bunny One, Charlie Brown and another one that involved a mouse on the Mayflower. If they aren't going to show them on tv at least they could put them out on DVD!

Wolf Flywheel said...



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