As it turned out the football gods proved crafty indeed making the Dolphins/ Cowboys tilt the most exciting contest of Thanksgiving Day. The Lions reverted to form and rolled over for the Packers early in the day while the shootout at the Harbaugh brothers corral in Baltimore merely established the mortality of the 49rs and the inherent superiority of older siblings. I am truly thankful for the pigskin parade. It is the perfect accompaniment to the gurgling noises my body makes as it converts turkey, mashed 'taters, cranberries and pumpkin pie to winter time hibernation blubber.
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So, networks, if you're taking notes, next year I'd like to see a little less from your promotions department and something more of the parade. (It wouldn't hurt to have Buzz Lightyear circle the block a few times when he gets to Times Square. My grandson would appreciate it.) Also, get the technical director to spend a little more lens time on the cute corn fed baton twirlers from Tulsa and spare the rest of us the close-ups of the fat boy high school tuba players sweating like drag queens at a wig sale as they march in place to "Louie Louie". PLEASE, as mentioned earlier, some of us are still eating breakfast.
Gee, as I look back over what I have written, this seems just a tad on the snarky side. So, I'm not that thankful for the parade. Big deal. I am very thankful for many things...Just a minute, they'll come to me.
I didn't get a speeding ticket this year. I ...uh....only slathered on an additional five pounds since last Thanksgiving. Okay, maybe ten after yesterday.
Let's see?...I know I have more. Oh yeah, leftover turkey awaits me for the next couple of days and everyone knows that good gobbler only gets better with age.
And, finally--best of all-- when his mom wasn't looking, I introduced Dan to the direct application of Ready Whip.
We're making memories here. The torch has been passed.
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