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WE’RE in favor of holidays. Quite honestly, we don’t think there are enough of ’em. So, naturally, we’re thrilled by the fact that this particular Monday in October has been set aside in honor of a momentous event that happened in the Americas over 500 years ago. As such, we plan to celebrate in a fashion reminiscent of the person responsible for this noteworthy occasion. That’s right, just as that great Italian explorer Christopher Columbus did back in 1492, we’re gonna crash into someone else’s property, park ourselves on their front lawn, take them hostage, rob them blind, turn them into slaves and/or kill them, and eventually return to our own homes in hopes of being honored for “discovering” a place no one but the inhabitants knew existed. Doesn’t that sound like fun?
IN HONOR of the day, we thought we’d share a wonderful-yet-disturbing excerpt from a powerful new documentary, which we were hoping to load straight to this page, in order to make it easier to watch. As you can see, we failed miserably, and have been forced, instead, to provide a link. We apologize for that, even as we urge you to watch this brief clip from an award winning film, THE CANARY EFFECT — which we believe provides an excellent reminder that America’s History, while certainly impressive, was not always as noble as it’s too often cracked up to be.
ORIGINALLY, we had also planned to show a little Peabody & Sherman clip about the way Columbus really managed to find America, but then we discovered (heh) we had to pay around $1.98 in order to use the entire video. Unfortunately, since we haven’t
raided explored the neighbor’s place yet, we couldn’t afford to do that. Qué será, será.
*D’OH!! In our haste to note the dubious origins of the holiday that is Columbus Day, we COMPLETELY forgot to say HAPPY THANKSGIVING to our friends in CANADA!! So, um, Happy Thanksgiving! We hope this day is filled with joy, fellowship, and, above all else, tasty treats for all our dearest friends who live north of our border!
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