Category Archive: Holiday

May 05 2021

Cinco de Mayo: They Won The Battle But Lost The War

This article was adapted from the original that was published on May 5, 2011. It is a brief history of the origins of the Cinco de Mayo holiday which is not Mexico’s Independence Day. On this day in 1862, the Mexican Army defeated the French forces at the Battle of Puebla Certain that French victory …

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Feb 02 2021

Groundhog Day

Posted by ek hornbeck on February 2, 2019. Re-posted by TMC for ek. What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was exactly the same, and nothing that you did mattered? That about sums it up for me. Ned? Ned Ryerson?! Don’t Drive Angry! You like boats, but not …

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Jan 18 2021

The Mountaintop, April 3, 1968

Re-posted from 1.21.2019 by TMC for ek hornbeck. Given in support of striking Sanitation Workers in Memphis, Tennessee. Thank you very kindly, my friends. As I listened to Ralph Abernathy and his eloquent and generous introduction and then thought about myself, I wondered who he was talking about. It’s always good to have your closest …

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Dec 31 2020

New Year’s Eve Countdown – 2021

New Year’s Eve 2021 Live from Times Square, New York

Dec 26 2020

Boxing Day

Posted by ek hornbeck on 12.26.2019. Re-posted by TMC for ek. Boxing Day. On the day after Christmas… In feudal times the lord of the manor would give boxes of practical goods such as cloth, grains, and tools to the serfs who lived on his land. Many years ago on the day after Christmas servants …

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Dec 25 2020

Carol of the Bells

Twitter is a strange place. Depending on who you follow or what you read in the news on the internet that leads you there, it can be informative and educational. A blog post led me to a tweet where I found this tweeted response   And Carol of the Bells is based on a Ukrainian …

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Dec 25 2020

Flaming Telepaths

Posted by ek hornbeck on 12/25/2019. Re-posted by TMC for ek. Five hours of it. Soft White Underbelly still gigs in Stars Hollow on occasion.

Dec 25 2020

Have a deviant ek’s mas

Posted by ek hornbeck on 12/25/2019. Re-posrted by TMC for ek The Season’s Upon Us Hail Santa I am Santa Claus Christmas At Ground Zero The Egg Nog Song Merry Christmas Everybody Turn Left alternate Universe. Last Christmas, other appearances. Popular across the pond I’m given to understand. A Triumph Family Seasonal Special Office Party …

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Dec 24 2020

Marley was dead.

Originally posted by eh hornbeck 12/24/2019. Re-posted by TMC for ek. Marley was dead: to begin with.  There is no doubt whatever about that.  The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner.  Scrooge signed it: and Scrooge’s name was good upon ‘Change, for anything he …

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Dec 24 2020

Merry Christmas – 2020

Merry Christmas – 2020 Christmas Hallelujah – with Lyrics (Performed by Kaylee Rodgers and the Killard House School choir) “A Hallelujah Christmas” (originally by Leonard Cohen) I’ve heard about this baby boy Who’s come to earth to bring us joy And I just want to sing this song to you It goes like this, the …

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