A little history of Thanksgiving and the term.
Hope you are all having a nice Thanksgiving!
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I am thankful to all the person for grant great and amazing performance.
I am thankfully to all the person for better Performance.
I am saying to express a thankgiving to all of Us.
If you think you are the finest product evolution can come up with, at least try to act as such.
what a nice and consoling saying!
Blimey! Don’t take it personal, all right?
nein, nein, nein, natürlich nicht!
It had sounded funny to me :-) that’s all!
Be extra careful about whatever you wish to protect from. In the end, that might reveal to be just the right stuff you needed to grow yourself up in the beginning.
If you ever get a glance at a big floating upside down Sword of Damocles making its way through a giant pork brochette, make sure… erm… forget it all right?
If you ever come to see an upside down egg somehow at the end of somewhere, make sure it is actually downside up before trying to break it. You know? Eggs have lots of stamina inside
them. Sometimes, it is best not to try to break them at all. Ugh.
Primo faciem suam cuique casus ostendit. Deinde, cum insitus sui mortalibus amor dulcem aspectum formae suae faceret, saepius ea despexere in quibus effigies suas uiderant.
- Annaei Senecae
SPOOOSSH! Gooolden eye!
“You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye” - Matthew 7:5
And also take the water out of your ear canal, while you’re at it.
So I was hiking in the mountains of northern Spain and trying to get a better look at the view. Fellow handed me binoculars and said, “Here, Pyrenees!”
I see I see… And did he speak through a powerful bullhorn?
An eye is just a perishable sensor that can’t see anything through you. But are you blindfolded by the light you see through it?
everything has its end.
And don’t get under pressure due to the demanding posts for new videos M!
the life don’t happens on YouTube.
(i think I’m now a better person without hearing voices, like back then)
More Happy Birthday wishes to Marina:
Yes, we all had some fun times here, didn’t we?
Not all of us, Evan. Some of us ended up hearing voices at the asylum I think. Fer shure, I tell ya it is true, those of us uninfluenceable bad students in the back row of the class who could actually learn something out of this had a hell of a lot of hilariously insane fun!
Then there were those who broke their hearts over Marina, and joined the monasteries or spent their fortunes in the brothels trying to forget.
Breaking your heart over someone is losing your self-control.
“Self-control is the chief element in self-respect and self-respect is the chief element in courage.”
- Θουκυδίδης (460BC-395BC)
Thanks — I would never have guessed the correct pronunciation of “Thucydides” from its Latin spelling.
Oh yeah — that’s an admirable thought as well.
check out the fun and laffs (bait) a Family Guy writer had at Occupy LA
Now i have my wonderful new Samsung Galaxy Note, i’ve discovered Disqus is decidedly Android unfriendly. Can’t sign in to post a message .. so have to go back to dinosaur windows to enlighten the ignorant masses .. ok .. here goes ..
Q: What’s brown and sticky?
A: A stick.
Q: What’s old and heard in elementary schools?
A: That joke.
you certainly know how to hurt someone’s feelings, don’t you 8′-(
Yeah, ‘specially coming from someone as old as CK!
I may be old, but I am only “brown and sticky” in a limited area.
Ooo, good comeback! I can be a bit of a turd at times, can’t I?
I read in the SF Chronicle about how BART and municipal governments are having big problems with copper thefts to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars. I found a very interesting site about a company that makes equipment to catch them. I also have an idea on how to end it and have sent E-mails to BART and Vallejo, CA to enlist their help in getting it going.
The trouble with a lot of big organizations is that they do everything they can to isolate the high mucky-mucks from the great unwashed masses by not posting direct E-mail addresses, etc. We shall see if I can get through.
I was driving down a main street in NE Sacto County yesterday and noticed several electricians working in old street light manholes. With the above fresh in my mind, I stopped and asked about the work. Sure enough, they were replacing hundreds of feet of copper wire that had been pulled out of the ground by copper theives, killing the street lights. Right here in River City! I had a long discussion with the county DOT maintenance supervisor. He also had not heard about the Videofied equipment
I would show you some pix, but I may get them published by the Bee in a follow-up article, so I’ve got to watch the copyright aspect for now.
Dec 10, Dec 10, hmmm… Got it!
С Днем Рождения!
I came upon a motorcycle accident Monday and pounced on it with my trusty Nikon S8200. You can read about it at the MEATing Place forum at redmeat.com.
When the Pilgrims got here there were lobsters all over the beach, later in the next century rich people fed so much lobster to their servants that the servants grouped together and protested demanding that lobster not be a part of their rations.
So Marina are you really in NYC? That’s a very nice train ride from where I’m living.
I was going to hop on a plane with your birthday gift but security said it was suspicious. HA!
Well, let’s face it, you don’t see a someone carrying a hundred-pound bag of beets on a jetliner every day.
Early birthday wishes to the teacher! I’ve Got A Feeling http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yqv5EhchCOE&feature=related
Perhaps M is back on track with this video. I wonder why she didn’t post it here?
Victory is one of the sweetest pies life can cook for you. But sometimes, you must eat it alone.
“A long time ago being crazy meant something. Nowadays everybody’s crazy” – Charles Manson
There’s always more than one side to a story that has been told once… At least two… Can you perceive the truth?
Daily Comment Weirdness Report:
On a new HP desktop or a new laptop (W7 w/ IE9), I get the following today at HFW:
1. If I click the Login button or any Reply button, it goes to the top of the blog without taking any action.
2. To sign in I had to do it at disqus.com and then refresh here. But then 1.) still happened.
3. No posting would take place.
I captured the View Source of this blog for each PC in case DISQUS can use it somehow to figure out things. I experienced this same problem a month or so ago. Problem did not occur with Chrome, else you would not be reading this.
“The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
– Helen Keller (1880-1968)
There is none so blind as he who cannot see.
In order to view things as they really are, sight is just an option.
The intentional slight miswording evidently escaped you.
Can you prove it? Show me!
The original quote is: “There are none so blind as those who will not see.” I disagree with this; someone who will not see can simply change his mind, but someone who cannot see is pretty much stuck with the situation for the duration.
I see… Erm.. I mean I literally see what you mean, but not with my eyes.. You see what I mean? But we both got sidetracked by your politics. How does that prove that the intentional slight miswording evidently escaped me?
You didn;t say anything about it when you replied. But, hey, maybe you did see it. but didn’t care. Who knows?
@CK:twitter: Who knows? Me. I could virtuously answer you with the plain truth, or choose to viciously lie to you. So you really have no way to know the truth if your psyche is too weak to perceive it, even if you blindly believe in my answer. But hey, I didn’t answer! So the evidence is not that evident anymore, isn’t it? :-)
OK! I gotta go.. Ciao!
Perception is a truth. Perspective is an interpretation.
“To so interpret the language of the act is to extract more sunbeams from cucumbers than did Gulliver’s mad scientist.” - Thomas C. Clark (1949-1967)
Enlightenment lies in the details. Can U C 2?
SWAAAASH! Gooolden eye!!
WEEEHAAAAW! Gooolden eye!!!
Are you able to see what you perceive, or are your eyes blinded by their own pitiful weakness?
SWOOOSH! Goooolden eye!!
Shades of Magritte!
Jai Guru Dev, Nothing’s gonna change my world! ;-)
new HFW vid
not posted here, i notice!!
This version is kind of scary, but there is another where she is playing around.
“Super Sic rest easy!!!” - Ben Spies (1984-????)
“There’s winning a championship and there’s winning a championship in style.”
- CycleNews (2011)
“Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”
-William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Where the (used) rubber hits the road.
I perceive a touch of vulgarity in your comment, Kohler. You know what I think of it, don’t you?
(sorry, couldn’t resist)
Marina’s New Video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omvt8eK8uz8&feature=channel_video_title
I don’t know what’s wrong with her.
Well-trained perception will dwarf the five senses combined.
Perception is reality. - Harvey LeRoy Atwater (1951-1991)
How shall we celebrate Marina’s birthday next saturday!??
With milk and cookies… ROMAN POLANSKI / 1965 / FULL MOVIE….
…Does she want 2 pArty?
Today I tried attaching a 2.206Mb .jpg file using the +Image button and of course got an error msg about the 2.1Mb limit (2.0 in DISQUS’ instructions). So I reduced the file to 1.533Mb and tried attaching to the same comment. The Choose File to Upload window appeared, I clicked the smaller file and then the window closed as though the pix was accepted. However, no thumbnail appeared to indicate that. I tried uploading the small file a second time and got the same results. I posted the comment anyway hoping that the thumbnail would appear later, but it did not. In other words, receiving the error msg seems to have blocked any further attachment (even of a correctly-sized file). I finally put the pix on Photobucket and linked to it to get around it.
Later I tested this same scenario with the exact same files in a test area of the site, in both logged in and not logged in conditions, but I could not duplicate the problem; every time the smaller file would load successfully after the larger had failed. So there is little reason to go whining to DISQUS tech support about it. Somehow the code got lost and wouldn’t load the smaller file. I have seen this problem once before, but I never did any rigorous testing. Now that I have, I’ve got zilch to show for it. Have any of you experienced this problem?
WOOOOSH! Gooolden eye…
SHOOOOF! Gooolden eye…
“His iconic image is now and forever a symbol of a banal, bureaucratic and surreal evil, an unflattering picture of man as moral monster.”
– Michael Stone (source)
“¡Si la tierra tiemblaBombala, bombal, bombala, bombala!” - Manu Chao (Machine Gun) – (1961 – ????)
“Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.”
- Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)
¡Ai Se Eu Te Pego!
This photo reminds me of the Pet milk can of the ’50s, which had a picture of the Pet milk can on it. Of course that can also had a picture of another can on its label and so forth. The sequence quickly hit the printing resolution limit..
I was walking around the outside of a Rite-Aid store Wednesday where they had tied-up Christmas triees laying all over the sidewalk. I caught my foot on one and went flying. I banged my knee and spent yesterday and most of today on my back with a painful and swollen knee. It’s better today, so I hobbled to the library. Just what I need to start my Christmas shopping. Rats!
Why do you always feel the urge to talk so much about yourself? You are far, far away from being an insecure, preposterous and beautiful stuck up chick!
Just to give you a taste, here is a fresh pix of 70°F.
OK chief! Fair enough! But you are wrong, as most of the time. That would be interesting. :-)
Another 70° day. That’s Molly (the sister’s dog) sniffing for toxic fumes and radioactive particles from Japan.
hate to (which means i love to..) go all politically correct on you .. but those are “yuletide” trees and it’s “yuletide” shopping!
[/political correctness gone mad]
“To find yourself, think for yourself.”
- Σωκράτης (469BC-399BC)
“Heaven sends us good meat, but the Devil sends cooks.”
- David Garrick (1717-1779)
“In art the best is good enough.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
“Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?”
- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
Vulgarity is at best hilarious, at worst disgusting, always insignificant, never sexy.
“What do you despise? By this you are truly known.”
– Michelangelo (1475-1564)
“The eye sees a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination awake.”
- Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
I saw this painting in the Louvre in 1966. I even took a 2-second exposure of it. (No tripods or flash allowed to prevent competition with the museum’s work.) However, I was not impressed by the painting. I would rather stare at the thumbnail for this blog
Marina’s New Video!
Welcome back, Chase!
This is not a new video. Mijj linked to it three weeks ago from here. The video was originally uploaded on November 7th.
I think this is just another case of quickly whipping up something with Video Helper..
For anyone to answer your question, you would have to provide detailed information. What keystrokes/mouseclicks do you use where doing what? In other words we would have to be able to duplicate your problem. Report back and we’ll see what we can do for you.
When’s M coming back,
And what is she doin’?
Has she gone of the track,
To rack and ruin?.
is it something to do with that woman at the top of the page?
People’s passions change; and obviously the passion of words for marina has slowly seeped from under us. Nothing can change her but the ambition of her own mind.
“I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book.” – Groucho Marx (1890-1977)
That coming from someone who made his living off the medium.
Hello everyone! !
Yes, welcome back from your long stay at the sanitorium. I hope you have fully recovered. And now please answer the burning question I am sure that is in all our minds, namely, was the oatmeal any good there?
Oatmeal? That would be Bob and me. How about croissants?
Curved Air - Backstreet Luv
Definitely not enough cowbell.
Just in case you don’t know.
Доброе утро! Что мы изучаем сегодня? :-)
@EvanOwen98248 Eurovision 2008 Final – Serbia – Jelena Tomasevic – Oro ..the computer industry controls the new age of institutional-cyber spAce!
Jelena Tomasevic – Mndra mja — reprise of my favorite song in the Vlach language of Serbia.
And it never really began
But in my heart
it was so real
And you even spoke to me
I spent Thanksgiving day doing some street research before I call Monday to tell the county assessor’s office that their map is wrong. About 2:30 I headed to my nephew’s new house nearby.
Eleven of us had a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at the new house, which has a 30-foot long great room. The big table with all the leaves in it plus three card tables still left room for the kids playing air guitars, drums and keyboard. The square footage in the kitchen is tripled from their old house; only about two people could work in the old kitchen, but five easily fit in this year.
Unfortunately, my stomach was the same size as last year. I loaded up on turkey and dressing smothered in creamed onions, carrot salad, Waldorf salad, green-bean casserole, candied yams and dinner rolls. There was also a cranberry and orange relish that just lit up my mouth. Martinelli’s apple cider wetted our whistles. Dessert was hot pumpkin pie with hand-whipped cream and mincemeat tarts. We played Farkel to round out the evening.
I can’t watch your old videos anymore because it makes me sad.
as usual, everyone has it completely wrong about “thanksgiving”.
The original expression was “Thane skiving”. In feudal times it was the habit of a Scottish Lord (Thane) to assert his dominance over the serfs by shaving (skiving) all the livestock of the manor. This was “thane skiving”.
Once free of serfdom, the celebration of “thane skiving” persisted but evolved into the eating of all the livestock in the district.
I thought it had to do with eating the thane’s skivvies.
hey! .. it’s a new page.
Ah, memories from the HFW site that used to be… Thanks Marina and good luck living in the BIG APPLE! B-)
oh.. you mean the Bipple.
What’s a bippie?
bipple is the big apple .. or maybe even a bobcat’s nipple
i dunno what a bippie is
I see you answered here. Never heard of bipple used that way. Obviously you can see what I was thinking.
Probably just a contraction of Big Apple.
It is safe to say then that you never watched Laugh-in.
no … is it a big hippie?
.. i suppose it could mean “not falling through a trapdoor”
It was one half of a Rowan & Martin running circular-logic joke:
“What’s a bippie?”
“A small bip.”
“What’s a bip?”
“A large bippie.”
that’s … awful
It didn’t take much to entertain us back then. There was no cable or satellite to speak of, DVDs or even VHS. You could always go back to radio, though.
> “It didn’t take much to entertain us back then …” (in wrong place cos i ran out of reply buttons)
yeh .. but really ..
that would have been old and horrible when the marx brothers probably did it centuries ago.
Huh? I don’t get it. Do you mean like these? They look like they can cut through glass.:D
You know the nickname for New York City. I was actually referring to that.
I think this is funny from “Lampoon the System.com”
Everyone’s flocking to The Big Nipple for their swig of the free milk. Who cares if China’s milk is tainted… it’s all we can afford. Pucker up and get in line!
…and I think this is an interesting quote from Thinkexist.com.
“Women are like apples on trees, the best ones are on the top of the tree. The men don’t want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and don’t want to get hurt. Instead, they just get the rotten apples from the ground that aren’t so good but easy. So, the apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality they are amazing. They just have to wait for the right man to come along, the one who’s brave enough to climb all the way to the top because they value quality.”I think this quote was obviously written by a female. Does any of it pertain to Marina? I noticed some people are really wondering what’s up with her nowadays. But, does anybody really know what’s going on with her? I think she prefers it that way.;)
er .. well .. i have this habit of doing lame and ridiculous word contracitons ..
like happy days -> hays
hot cup of coffee -> hocfee
big apple -> bipple
.. i think i got the habit from this tv program .. a spoof of brit 70s educational programs
they did it every now and then. dunno if they do it in this one. I blame them tho.
That’s not lame, we all do that.
wanker gangster -> wanksta
about to ->boutsta like I’m boutsta leave.
and of course big nipple ->bipple :)
funny shiz ;)
maybe Marina fell out of the tree and all her stuff is still up in the tree.
Stop beating around the dick and make a new word lesson!
It’s bush! It’s stop beating about the bush!
“Let’s move! Another one for the Dog pound!” - Quote from the “The Fourth Reich”, a moving novel by Dr. John D. Parano, Ph.D. in Civil Liberties
As they say in Canada, one man’s fish is another man’s poisson.
(Did I post that already? Tsk, old men do repeat themselves.)
Happy Thanksgiving Play and win with Norskelodd at http://bit.ly/vmtIJ3
Wowowow US folks! Easy on the poor dumb clucking turkeys all right? Forsooth, there’s a colonic commandment long written down on Dighton Rock (a few miles down from Plymouth Rock). It basically says: “Thou shalt consume boiled invertebrate flesh perfumed with local herbs and vernacular incantations for Thanksgiving. And thou shalt not steal land from the natives. They are the owners here.”
Can’t u c? R u blind or what?
“When our spelling is perfect, it’s invisible. But when it’s flawed, it prompts strong negative associations.” – Marilyn vos Savant (1946-????)
“Pied-à-terre:” French for “The toilet is out of order.”
Now, that you’re in my neck of the woods (NYC)…let’s meet for some tea.
What proof do you have of M’s location?
Yams, apple pie with vanilla ice cream, real mashed potatoes, a few pieces of the dark meat, and the struggle to keep it all to a minimum. Happy Thanksgiving my flourishing friend and most alluring of lecturers.
Happy Thanksgiving, Marina! Among other things, I am also thankful for you! Have a wonderful day.
happy t-giving! I’m thankful for my friends and family. Sorry I’ve been away for soooooo long. I’d had a lot going on my side as of late.
Dear Marina, Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! I’m thankful for another video from you. My favorite food is the dressing we make with bread cubes, onions, celery, sausage and oysters. It is better than the turkey, itself. I hope you enjoy a nice Thanksgiving meal too, and with lobster, if that’s what you like. You are beautiful in that black dress with deep cleavage. You speak Russian with such fluidity and naturalness, as if you were a native. I still can’t speak Russian that well. Maybe I’ll be better by next year! Enjoy your Thanksgiving tomorow!
Happy Thanksgiving, Marina!
This vid is from 2009. You can go to the word list on this site and look up Thanksgiving. From there you can watch it on the site. ;) If you click the link it goes to the same vid on YT, but for some reason it been re uploaded and the view count has started over.
I’ve read a lot of the comments and a large percentage think this is a new video. But why the re load?
Maybe I’ve already answered my own question.
Why the re-load? Marina apparently does not want to abandon this site altogether, but she is either too busy with new projects or too emotionally exhausted about something to do new videos. So we get recycled videos instead.
the mystery of what M is up to is entertaining. But it’s sort of dragging a bit
I think she ought to do more to give the “Marina Oddysey” story a rhythm. We need some soap type incidents.
Happy t h a n k s…have some cranberries, they make you smArt!
Not your typical philologist! Putting the LOL in PhiLOLogy :-)
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