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Whew, I’m getting this post up at the last minute. Happy Festivus to all! If you haven’t yet set out your bare aluminum pole, aired your grievances, and engaged in of feats of strength after downing some meatloaf, what are you waiting for? All my grievance forms were delivered by yesterday. Even sent one to the chief of police (don’t tell anyone, but I use grievance forms as thinly veiled, slightly twisted thank yous).

And if you don’t know Festivus (what?!), then please see my previous posts exchanging this emotion-charged yet minimalist holiday that comes every December 23rd:

Festivus (2010)

Festivus 2012!

Enjoy, and remember, it’s not over until the head of household is pinned!

Festivus Art 1

Please join me in celebrating a lesser known holiday every day of the year. See  2014 – 2015 Bizarre holidays, wacky holidays, obscure holiday fun days by Holiday Insights. I am stoked for National Bicarbonate of Soda Day on the 30th. Seriously– what can’t you do with baking soda? It’s not just for creating homemade volcanoes, people!


Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reached for the last one they had, but so did another man. As I rained blows upon him, I realized there had to be another way. -Frank Costanza


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This December 23rd, as people wrap the latest versions of iPads and iPods and iRobots and Nooks and Kindles and other technological must-haves that might invalidate in-person communication and contact permanently, I bid everyone a happy Festivus.

Unfamiliar with Festivus? My original Festivus article is at https://wildninja.wordpress.com/2010/12/23/festivus/. From that I borrow a brief discussion of the holiday: (more…)

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My New Festivus Pole

Direct and repressed people,
Hold your reprieves–
Get started on your meatloaf,
It’s Festivus Eve!

What’s that, you say? You don’t know Festivus, also known as Festivus for the Rest of Us? (more…)

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