As the turkey and beer cunningly conspire to force me into a three-hour nap at four o’clock in the afternoon, and the Detroit Lions stumble and fumble their way toward a dozen losses and a still-perfect record, I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

Being able to write is a blessing, but it wouldn’t mean a whole lot without those of you who stop by either frequently or just once in a while to see what’s going on in here, and for that I’m thankful.

In the spirit of this holiday, here’s one of my favorite scenes from the great Thanksgiving movie, Planes, Trains and Automobiles:

Update: No matter what your meal today is like, it was almost certainly better than what the astronauts on the space station are eating for Thanksgiving.

Update II: Timing is everything — while reading this article about the government bailout of Citigroup, the television was tuned to coverage of the Macy’s Day Parade in New York when I heard, “The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is brought to you by… Citigroup!”

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