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I'm thankful that my mom always confuses Thanksgiving with Columbus Day, and then makes lasagne instead of turkey and pumpkin pie, and then says: "Puritans. Columbus. They're both genocidal land-thieves. Now shut-up and eat your lasagne or I'll tell all your progressive friends that you came over for Thanksgiving dinner." I'm also thankful for my Mommy Dearest DVD.

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Deer in Topanga State Park photo by r neches via Flickr.

I'm thankful for the we're-not-afraid-of-you-humans attitude of the Los Angeles deer population. The deer are equally happy that we don't get together with our buddies to try to make them into venison sausage.

I'm thankful for free online documentary web sites like freedocumentaries.org for making me smarter without having to pay tuition fees.

I'm thankful for I Love Lucy re-runs. Desi Arnaz is STILL sexy.

I'm thankful for/beholden to/grateful for/indebted to/contented with/much obliged/appreciative of time-saving online thesauri.

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Photo from 5124 De Longpre Ave preservation society.

I thankful for the folks at 5124 DeLongpre Ave for their special kind of Charles Bukowski-type historical preservation.


I'm thankful that the news on KCOP is so fucking ridiculous.

I'm thankful for Vice magazine and the hardcore journalistic gods that work for Vice. I just wish the apathetic hipsters that read the magazine would take a hint and do something about all the atrocities that Vice reports on.