Happy Thankstaking ’08!

Chris Rock reflecting on the meaning of Thanksgiving via “Everybody Hates Chris,” the really underrated tv show based on his childhood.

Happy Thankstaking/Thingstaken, y’all. It’s that time of year again where we thank the European pilgrims for colonizing this land through the rape, pillaging and genocidal spread of smallpox to the indigenous people of what we now call good ‘ol America.

My friend Sara has put together possibly one of the greatest lists ever with the best Thanksgiving tv/movie moments.

Terrible histories of genocide and colonialism aside, it is nice to take some time out to be with loved ones, eat good food and appreciate all we have to be thankful for. Whenever I get into a negative state of mind, I always try to tell myself, “It could be worse, think about how hard it would be if I didn’t have arms and legs” (and if by chance anyone is reading this who really doesn’t have arms and legs, you could say how hard it would be without a brain or something, you get the point). Cheesy, I know, but it is The Cheddar Box after all.

For a more intellectual reflection on the holiday, peep this dope article over at SleptOn Magazine.

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