General discussion at the Wang Bar.
Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:50 pm
1. Thanksgiving: Awful food culture to celebrate awful turns in human history and (even though I don't have this problem) an annual chance for most people to reaffirm that they sort of hate their families while nevertheless traveling great lengths to see them because of 'tradition' before throwing all that shit out the window to get a marginally better deal when everything goes "on sale" on Black Friday.
Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:07 pm
Valentine's Day is the only acceptable choice for WOAT ***holiday***
Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:28 pm
My family aren't religious at all and it still took YEARS to get anyone to understand that you don't actually have to participate in these things.
I think the New Year is the most logical/deserving holiday but over here it's just an excuse to wind down and get shit-faced after grueling Christmas obligations.
Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:32 pm
I'm lucky that my entire family is actually really awesome (seriously, not one person we all hate or something, it's strange).
Valentine's Day gets the obligatory vote.
Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:33 pm
You poopers all suck. I love the holidays and the warm fuzzies they provide.
I'll eat some mooshed potooters for each of you. Good night.
(Yeah, V-Day get it, or "sweetest day" if we're even counting that as a thing)
Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:35 pm
When the histories are written about the decline of the USA as we know it the blame will fall squarely on turkey and stuffing.
Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:57 pm
I'm not usually one rooting for the fall of civilization, but if it comes in the form of a tryptophan coma, sign me up for that apocalypse.
Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:19 pm
I love the eating and drinking holidays (thanksgiving, new years... probably more) and despise the gift/spending holidays (christmas, birthdays, valentines day)
Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:23 pm
I mean there's no doubt that Halloween is the best holiday but damn if it isn't followed by the worst (and, no, Guy Fawkes day doesn't count you can fuck right off with your discount dollar trenchcoat shenanigans)
Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:41 pm
Father's Day and Mother's Day are fucking stupid.
I think I hate them more than Valentine's day, which when I think about it I just don't really care about.
Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:30 pm
halloween, christmas and new years are the only that i enjoy. because they can be fun. my extended family gatherings on one side have died, which is an awesome relief for me. the other side i just avoid when possible (like this weekend).
also black friday all week bullshit is annoying as hell.
Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:35 pm
Everything sucks except for Halloween
Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:54 pm
Disarm D'arcy wrote:
Everything sucks except for Halloween
I'm going to toss Easter into the mix, mainly because I'm an atheist and a chunk of my inlaws are baptists, so they go extra stupid come spring time and want to rub that shit all over everyone.
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:07 pm
Yeah. D.o.S's original post applies to any big Holliday that isn't Halloween. Thanksgiving doesn't exist here. So I'd say Xmas, followed by easter. At least JeebusMas has ILFMas to offset the hypocrisy of spending so much time with your loathable and aggravating "loved ones".
Valentine's Day and Father's / Mother's Day are just ridiculous. Should be on the same day so the single orphan or the single kid raised by a gay couple feels excluded only on day a year
We should mention weddings that well. If I'm ever dropping some money to celebrate our fiscal advantages with my SO, I hope we'll take 2 weeks of vacation abroad instead.
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:09 pm
goroth wrote:Father's Day and Mother's Day are fucking stupid.
Get better kids? Me and my brother just gave my father loads of beer for father's day, and we all enjoyed. You will probably enjoy it once your kids grow older.
But yeah, holidays aside from new years are weird. I do enjoy Christmas because I enjoy giving the people that matter to me a gift once a year, but that could easily be relocated to new years. Also, I don't get Halloween?
Disclaimer: I love my family.
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