Monday, November 22, 2004

Happy Sucksgiving!

It is November 22, and as all long-time CBRians know, that makes today the time-honored holiday of Sucksgiving.

The ancient origins of Sucksgiving are shrouded in mystery, but the date's effects on the events of the past century are unmistakable. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, and that sucked. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, beloved author and theologian C.S. Lewis and author Aldous Huxley both passed away on that same day. While that in and of itself sucked, their deaths was largely missed in the U.S. because of Kennedy's, and that sucked even more. Furthermore, the late Rodney Dangerfield was born on November 22, and he got no respect, and that sucked.

So on this least hallowed of days, gather together with friends and family, enjoy some succotash, and complain your little hearts out. This Thursday will be the occasion for all of us to give thanks for our blessings; today is the time to gripe about our burdens.


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