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Boiled eggs lmao. What is thanksgiving? Some American holiday I presume.
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GrandMasterTime wrote:

Boiled eggs lmao. What is thanksgiving? Some American holiday I presume.


Thanksgiving is a holiday remembering the pilgrims story. Which has been rather convoluted by politics, then convoluted by politics, and then convoluted by politics.

In short, they survived a winter by eating a large meal, of which the origin of the food has been given many different stories.

Originally, the story we learned in school was that the local Indians saw their suffering and shared a feast with them. This, in and of itself, is a twisted story to hide certain truths. As such there was the proposal that the pilgrims murdered the Indians and stole their food. Of course, this story doesn't make sense as it implies the Indians kept food stores and domesticated sources like the pilgrims would and that the pilgrims were a warring people (a bunch of lazy religious refugees that wouldn't even farm their own food... getting to it). After reviewing the journal of the mayor or governor (I forget which he called himself) of the settlement it seems it was a lesson of socialistic method of food distribution led to food shortages the first winter where most of the settlers died and very few survived. The next year the survivors all worked to feed themselves, sewing fields, and as a result they had a huge surplus that they could share with others cause they had like 10 times what they could eat for the winter. And so they were thankful for what God had given them (unsure if it was the food or the intelligence to actually work).
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GrandMasterTime wrote:

Boiled eggs lmao. What is thanksgiving? Some American holiday I presume.


Thanksgiving is a holiday remembering the pilgrims story. Which has been rather convoluted by politics, then convoluted by politics, and then convoluted by politics.

In short, they survived a winter by eating a large meal, of which the origin of the food has been given many different stories.

Originally, the story we learned in school was that the local Indians saw their suffering and shared a feast with them. This, in and of itself, is a twisted story to hide certain truths. As such there was the proposal that the pilgrims murdered the Indians and stole their food. Of course, this story doesn't make sense as it implies the Indians kept food stores and domesticated sources like the pilgrims would and that the pilgrims were a warring people (a bunch of lazy religious refugees that wouldn't even farm their own food... getting to it). After reviewing the journal of the mayor or governor (I forget which he called himself) of the settlement it seems it was a lesson of socialistic method of food distribution led to food shortages the first winter where most of the settlers died and very few survived. The next year the survivors all worked to feed themselves, sewing fields, and as a result they had a huge surplus that they could share with others cause they had like 10 times what they could eat for the winter. And so they were thankful for what God had given them (unsure if it was the food or the intelligence to actually work).


Hmmm seems interesting. I can't think of an Australian equivalent (food related holiday). I kind of wish we had one, any excuse to have more food is most welcome in my books.
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Me and my family had our Thanksgiving day dinner in an upscale restaurant...so we didn't have to cook anything.
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