Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Festivus

Festivus celebrates being alive at a time when it is hard to be alive. Since mankind crawled out of the primordial soup, at this time of year people have given thanks that great storms or wild beasts hadn't destroyed them, famine and drought hadn't killed them and insane leaders hadn't shuffled them off to war.

Families then prayed that next year's crops would grow, that wild animals wouldn't devour them, that they and their family would survive to do it all over again next year. Then they feasted, sometimes a little too heartily which led to airings of grievances, feats of strength and all the rest.

Festivus is as old as mankind, yet still as relevant as it ever was. Party on, you survived, you earned it.



YONKS said...

Yes, yet another party I can join in. Festivus, if only I had known!
I hope you have a splendid holiday season. I have so enjoyed following you this year.

Shelley said...

I think I've reached that age when I begin to feel like a survivor and grateful for it! Happy Festivus to you, too, Toad!

Martha said...

Only in America can a new holiday come from a sitcom!

Happy Festivus!

Toad said...

A new holiday from a sitcom trumps a new religion from a sitcom any day.

David said...

Happy Festivus Toad! May your Airing of Grievances be followed by cocktails and reconciliation.

How was OK Joe's?

Anonymous said...

"Festivus doesn't end until you pin me..." Merry Christmas to you my good man.

Patsy said...

Happy, Merry, Comfort and Joy to you, Mrs. T, all the little Ts, bonus Ts and furry Ts!