It’s Thanksgiving Holiday in the US. For many Americans a time to dine on traditional foods with family and friends; for a significant number of Americans a difficult time of loneliness or family tension; for the original Americans, a time to reflect on how European occupiers and invaders took your land and your way of life. We are fortunate enough to be in the first group but we never forget how fortunate we are. If you aren’t American (and most of the world isn’t) it’s just another work day or another day of trying to make it to the next day.
Whatever, it’s not a heavy day for blog traffic, so I thought I’d leave you with this amusing and curious clip from an American late night variety show, The David Letterman Show. Letterman interviews public radio documentarian story teller, Ira Glass on Thanksgiving turkeys and chickens and his encounter with “chicken activists.” It has an interesting and surprising punchline. Then there’s a break and an entirely unconnected segment with singer songwriter Regina Spektor. I enjoyed it but it has no point except that it’s on the same clip. Enjoy: