Happy Canada Day! Let’s go to the mall … today!
Greg Proops explains the story of Thanksgiving:
One of the hallmarks of this most hallowed day is eating … eating lots of stuff, then collapsing in a tryptophan coma to watch football. Patton Oswalt talks about Black Angus Steakhouse in an ode to eating. Enjoy!
Granted, I think football is a technocratic game, alternately tedious and ultraviolent. But that’s just me. I can enjoy Thanksgiving but not football, because America is all about differences of opinion. We’re not North Korea … right?
Coffee for Closers wishes you a Happy Labor Day. Unfortunately, one of the more pressing issues this holiday season is labor itself. Due to our current economic situation, it’s either a Recession or a Depression depending on whether or not you have a job. The job shortage has created a situation where people, regardless of their background or qualifications, will go after any job simply because it pays the bills. But this time I won’t bore you with an overlong essay on political economy. (If you are actually interested, do yourself a favor and read some Marx, read some Milton Friedman, read some Paul Krugman, and others.)
Here’s the ending montage to the Wire: Season 2. The devastating effects of organized crime, de-industrialization, class stratification, and political corruption get showcased in little over 6 minutes. (If you haven’t seen the series, see it. It more than lives up to the hype.)
Here Patton Oswalt tells a whimsical tale of technological advancement and the modern American labor force.
Finally, George Carlin gives us his personal solution to paying the deficit.
What better way to celebrate Independence Day than to have Patton Oswalt talking about KFC’s Famous Bowls. Time to wrap your patriotism in a high calorie bowl of sad.
And to celebrate New York state legalizing same-sex marriage, here’s Brian Posehn talking about Slayer. Hopefully this will assuage the gay panic of the cultural conservatives that make up our readership. (All seven of you.)
And what better way to celebrate America than with that most of American of series, The Wire. With our current economic unpleasantness, the question remains: “Product or territory?”
And what would the holidays be without Patton Oswalt?