After you’ve stuffed your face on Thanksgiving, you’re pretty much just going to want to sit down, relax, and watch something that’s pleasant and entertaining. We have nine of the best Thanksgiving food coma movies for you: Not too complex, not too emotionally challenging, and very, very entertaining. Read on!
Cranberries are the most maligned of all Thanksgiving foods. What’s up with that? Sure, they taste terrible on their own raw — they’re hard and crunchy and really, really sour — but if you cook them right they’re the bomb! You don’t have to abandon your canned cranberry sauce if you’re Team Cranberry Jell-O, but consider giving one of these innovative, fresh-cooked cranberry relish recipes a whirl this Thanksgiving, too.
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Black Friday is fast approaching and bringing with it untold physical and emotional suffering in the name of discounted juicers and Xboxes. Fist fights will break out at Walmart, people will camp outside their local Best Buy days in advance, and, well, the whole fiasco will look something like a horror movie. The folks at Nacho Punch felt the same way, and imagined the scariest shopping day of the year as a terrifying box office thriller. Consumerism: scarier than any ghost! [Neatorama]
Why do we pardon just one turkey each Thanksgiving? And how on earth do we decide that turkey is the most worthy of a second shot at life? Isn’t it all kind of pointless? John Oliver investigates. [Gawker]
Normally when I get approached by a brand with a story I could write about I’m like “meh” and just ignore it because a lot of them just want their product plugged, and that’s boring for everyone. However, there are fun ones in the mix, like a small study Eventbrite commissioned about cell phone use at holidays. They posed this statement to participants and asked them if they strongly or somewhat agreed or disagreed: “Checking phones should be banned from special occasions like Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas Eve and Christmas morning, because it can detract from valuable shared time with family/friends.” Keep reading »