Check out these funky Thanksgiving events happening across the country: Colored Turkeys at Gozzi's Turkey Farm: Every year, this working Connecticut farm dyes the feathers of its turkeys vibrant colors and then lets kids hand-feed the rainbow birds. It sounds weird, but kids apparently love it. McDonald's Thanksgiving Day Parade: Macy's might get the hype and the media coverage, but in Chicago, the McDonald's parade is where it's at. The Turkey Testicle Festival: 21 and over only at the Parkside Pub in Huntley, Illinois, on the eve of Thanksgiving. That's when 1,000 pounds of turkey testicles will be served and eaten alongside pizza and beer ... probably lots and lots of beer. Harvest Dinner at Plymouth Plantation: If you are a real American history buff, this is the celebration for you – a historical dinner at the original Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts. The food and dress are as authentic as it gets, but don't wait until the last minute if you want to go. Tickets are in such high demand, they go on sale in June! The Green Lake Gobble: So a mashed potato eating contest might not sound that unusual, but what about a mashed potato eating contest after running a 5k?! That's what they do in Seattle. The runner who eats the most mashed potatoes in 4 minutes goes home with a gravy boat load of cash.
In Slacker's family it is tradition that everyone bring something to add to the centerpiece. Each family member gets to add their own special thing so it represents the entire family and what everyone is thankful for. Lil D has friends that spend all year building remote control cars and then they have a big demolition derby with them before Thanksgiving dinner. The driver of the last car standing gets their pick of turkey before anyone else.
Does your family have any weird Thanksgiving traditions?
A recent article talked about why families fight during the holidays. They are:
10. What time should we eat?
9. Can I bring my new significant other?
8. I Got Kicked Out of School/Fired/Failing At Life
7. Mom, You Are a Bad Cook
6. Politics/Religion/Sex/All Things Taboo
5. Uncle Brad Came Out of the Closet
4. Grandpa/Mom/You Drinks Too Much
3. Money, Money, Money!
1. I Am Not Hungry/Stop Putting Food on my Plate
Whether it's the person that starts the fight every year or the creepy drunk uncle, we all have the black sheep of the family. What's your best black sheep story?
Shannon joined us on the air to share her OPP. She was staying at her boyfriend's house and needed to use his car to get them breakfast. She made a copy of his house key while she was out. He will be out of town for Thanksgiving so she is going by his house to see if he has any secrets. She doesn't suspect him of anything in particular, but she wants to be sure that he's not hiding anything from her before their relationship goes any further.
Both Slacker and Steve think this is a horrible idea. She is trying to figure out if her boyfriend is trustworthy by betraying his trust!
We all know that kids can be cute and sweet, but they can be brutally honest too! Slacker is growing out his hair and his daughter said that he looked just like her brothers G.I. JOE. His son replied with "except my G.I. JOE doesn't have that bald spot." OUCH!
What is the craziest or most embarrassing things your little ones have said?
Remember the GoDaddy.com Super Bowl commercial with the nerd kissing the supermodel? Well, one of those people has been in over 60 films and TV shows and worked with the likes of Steven Spielberg, David Fincher, and Michael Bay; the other one is supermodel Bar Refaeli (whose IMDb profile looks sad in comparison). This veteran actor's name is Jesse Heiman, and he was in 10 movies and TV shows in 2011 alone. In 2012, he was in seven more.
How is that even possible? Because he has made a career out of looking like a teenage dork despite being now in his mid-30s, and so every director just sticks him in the background. Don't say you've never seen him before, because yes, you have.
Of course, he doesn't say anything in any of these movies and only appears onscreen for a few seconds, but how many hit movies have you not talked in? Jesse's first role was in American Pie 2, in which he played a non-speaking member of the infamous band camp. He moved on from high school to college in Will Ferrell's Old School, where he was one of the pledges. And into the corporate world in Transformers 3 when Michael Bay personally picked him for the role of "guy walking in the office."
He also gets screen time in The Social Network, Catch Me If You Can, Spiderman, 17 Again, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, and Van Wilder.
But Jesse isn't a snob: Unlike some of his fellow film stars, he has nothing against doing TV. In fact, he's been in pretty much every show ever, including The Big Bang Theory, Parks and Recreation, Arrested Development, How I Met Your Mother, Entourage, My Name Is Earl, Bones, Curb Your Enthusiasm, NCIS, Chuck, Monk, The O.C., and Reno 911!
Slacker says he was in Warrant for like 8 sec. Slacker actually turned them down. Slacker does not believe that Steve’s claims to fame are real.
Steve claims that he invented the action of putting your wind shield wipers up when it is cold outside. As well as the tuna and egg salad sandwich. He holds the record for most strike outs in a game at his old high school.
Do you have a claim to fame? What are you famous for?
I am Mae West’s great niece. I am related to the guy that created the chipmunks (Ross Bagdasarian) and Buddy Ebsen yup you guessed it Jed Clampett from the Beverly hillbillies. I have been an extra in many small films and the lead in one of the films entered in the 48 hour film project. Oh and of course I work for Slacker and Steve, Duh!
My best friend has started buying all this really expensive stuff for herself, but doesn't spend anything on her daughter. I mean the poor girl still has a jacket from five years ago. While her mother is walking around with coach bags, watches, and shoes. I want to tell her that I think she needs to buy her daughter a coat instead of buying more stuff for herself. Is it wrong of me to do that? I think I might even buy her daughter a jacket.
Slacker says you have to ask if the child is actually being neglected. When you first have a kid you want to spend a ton of money on your kids. You want your kid to look good. After a while you get to the point where you realize that it is silly to buy Air Jordan’s for your baby that can’t walk yet. If my friend bought my kid a necessity I would be offended. This is really shaky territory.
Steve says that she should mind your own business. Steve says he would take his kids (if he had any) to goodwill to get them clothes because with kids it is a waste of money.
She needs your advice. Should she tell her friend how she feels? Should she step up and buy her a coat herself? Or should she mind her own business?
I used to take my friends daughter shopping all the time for clothes. It doesn’t have to be that offensive or in your face if you want to buy her the coat. I do feel like Darla needs to get to the bottom of the reason for this new behavior. She should talk to her about it without putting her on the defensive. If she is your best friend she deserves the benefit of the doubt. There may be an underlying reason for all of it.
World famous psychic Sylvia Browne died yesterday at age 77. Sylvia's Facebook page read: "Sylvia graduated today. She was surrounded by family and friends. What a legacy. She shared so much. We will carry on her knowledge with hypnosis and Journey of the Soul and her many books. What a great party they must be having on the Other Side. Bless everyone."
This is how Slacker thinks psychic powers work we all have abilities he thinks that kids have a better ability since they are young and pure. Our brains are massive and untapped. A kid got hurt playing sports and he got knocked out when he came back he had tapped into a part of his brain that never was there before. Now he is a musical genius that can play numerous instruments when he had never touched one in the past. At a basic level there are a handful of people that can actually do it. At first it may be a genuine ability but then money gets involved and then he thinks it becomes bogus. There is a level of psychic where it becomes about the money. He doesn’t think they can just turn it on. Steve doesn’t believe in psychics at all.
Have you been to a psychic? Were they dead on or dead wrong?
My boyfriend was told by a random woman in a bar that he was DJing at that he was going to meet me. She came up and told him “Everything is going to be ok. You are going to meet her.” Who? “Her name is going to start with a “K,” no, a “C” her name will be Charlee. She is going to have blonde hair and dark eyes you will meet her in 7 days she is your one and you will get married some day.” Sounds like a crazy drunk lady? Well 7 days later he got thrown a DJ show at the bar I tended because ours cancelled. He almost swallowed his tongue when I told him my name was Charlee. I have black hair but had 2 weeks before dyed it blonde intending to dye it blue but got this new job so I left it blonde. My real name starts with a “K” too. Well we have been together for a while now but I thought it was a line at first cause I don’t believe in that stuff but I found a blog he wrote about it a week before I met him. Crazy right?
Steve brought in an Apple TV today to give to a co-worker that has been wanting to get one. Steve had one that he wasn't using and thought it would be nice. Only problem is that he gave it to him in front of Slacker. Slacker reminded him that the TV was the gift that he had given to
Steve last Christmas. UH-OH!
Slacker says that it is the most massive breach of etiquette ever. Slacker has a problem he loves Apple. He loves Apple TV. He bought Lil d and Steve both Apple TVs for Christmas last year. 20 minutes later Lil D was sending screen shots of how awesome it is. Steve did not even hook it up. Fast forward 11 months it goes down like a drug deal. The worst part was watching someone being grateful to Steve for something that he had bought for Steve.
Steve claims that he is the victim here. He had been waiting for Slacker to come set it all up for him. Steve misunderstood he thought the co-worker had cleared it with Slacker that he give him the TV. Steve tried to make it go away by saying that he would buy another one so that he could hook it up for him.
Is it okay to re-gift? When is it okay? What is the proper re-gifting etiquette?
I think it is ok to re-gift if you are not going to use it and someone else will. I think you should spare the original gifter’s feelings since it is the thought that counts. Don’t let them know outright that you don’t like their gift and give it to someone that doesn’t know them so they are none the wiser. I used to get Christmas gifts from people at work. They were always perfumes or lotions. I am allergic to all perfumes and perfumed lotions. I gave them to friends or family that would actually use them. I was grateful that they had thought of me.