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Safe travels to everyone hitting the road for the weekend. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the US (and to the rest of y'all - bugger off!  j/k)
I'll be at CABS After Turkey Day Game Fest on Friday rather than risking life and limb at any of the malls...
And happy Loy Krathong to everyone here!
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I plan on doing 4 things...
1. sit on my butt
2. play around in the woods shooting stuff
3. eat, eat, eat
4. play a bunch of Napoleon's Campaigns, CCMT and Mass Effect (which is seriously awesome so far)
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
"And They shall know no fear, for they are fear incarnate"
First: everyone travel safely. We want to see your bright, shining faces here on Monday, if not before.
I couldn't talk my wife into buying the fryer for a turkey this year - maybe for Christmas. So we're baking one and that should be good.
My plans are to watch some parades with my kids, then sneak away to do some gaming. I've got several new titles which need some attention. Call of Duty is probably at the top of my list - I just can't get enough - so don't forget to hit our Wargamer server if you're playing it.
Happy Loy Krathong, Bogaty
Have a safe and fun holiday to all of you celebrating Thanksgiving.
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Thanks. Have a nice holiday Longblade.
It's not only Loy Krathong here in Thailand, but the monkeys in my town are also having their own version of Thanksgiving. Should be worth a few laughs.
I'll post pics if I'm not too busy being a deviant westerner and miss the whole thing.
Imagine being in the middle of a party for a hundred children so high on sugar you can see them vibrating. Multiply the chaos factor by ten, compress the event into a few short minutes, throw in a bunch of snap-happy tourists and you have some idea of the scene at the annual Monkey's Banquet. The banquet takes place at Lop Buri, a small town of just 40,000 residents 90km from Bangkok. It's a brief affair, long on frenzy and short on table manners, but there's no denying it's a nosh-up of epicurean proportions for the monkeys. We're not just talking peanuts here. Chefs and serving staff work feverishly to prepare a range of vegetarian delicacies like [i]thang yod[/i] (a Thai sweet), pumpkin, sticky rice and tropical fruit salads. On the day of the banquet, invitations are attached to the sides of cashew nuts and distributed amongst the primate [i]hoi polloi[/i], the food is beautifully arranged on red-clothed tables, and small monkey-gifts (mirrors and toys) are placed among the dishes. Rumour has it that monkeys even catch the train up from the big smoke, Bangkok, for the day. The first unfashionably early monkeys tend to be a bit publicity-shy, but once the numbers pick up, the simian [i]grande bouffe[/i] begins. Food is thrown, monumental hissy-fits are had, puddings are sat upon, soda is guzzled, table-tops are danced on, and tidbits are stolen out of hand. For a brief few minutes it's a screeching cacophany of macaques and flying food, with spectators often bearing the brunt of this Lob-A-Yod game. Once the food had been accounted for, in one way or another, the guests slink off to the treetops for a post-prandial nap-and-natter. The folk of Lop Buri, many of whom are Buddhists, have an inbuilt tolerance for their hairier residents even though the macaques are known for their light-fingered ways, in-your-face antics and scam-a-man hustle. Other countries are more inclined to lunch upon than commune with their simian community, but Yonguth Kijwattananuson, who has been arranging the slap-up swing-around banquets since 1988, says the monkeys have added character and colour to the town, and they are duly honoured on this one day of the year.
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Happy Turkey Day Americans! It sounds like you all have great plans. Eating, drinking, shooting stuff, playing with the kids, gaming, going to Orlando... it's all good!!!
Why even that monkey thingy sounds like a hoot!
"I love Anne Hathaway and her penchant for nudity." -The Dawg of Metal
ahh...deep fried turkey. This is one of a few Texas traditions I took back to Canada. I love the "after-burner" glow of the heating stand, and that big 50 quart pot of boilin' oil never fails to draw a crowd. I take much pride in knowing that I can either feed my family and friends, or defend my house against Orcs or French knights on scaling ladders.