Festivus was conceived by writer Dan O’Keefe and was celebrated by his family as early as 1966. In the original O’Keefe tradition, the holiday would take place in response to family tension, “any time from December to May.” The phrase “A Festivus for the rest of us” also derived from an O’Keefe family event, the death of the elder O’Keefe’s mother. The elder O’Keefe wrote a book, Stolen Lightning: The Social Theory of Magic (1982), that deals with idiosyncratic ritual and its social significance, a theme relevant to Festivus tradition. Although the first Festivus took place in February 1966, as a celebration of the elder O’Keefe’s first date with his future wife, Deborah, it is now celebrated on December 23, as depicted in Seinfeld episode. According to O’Keefe, the name Festivus “just popped into my head”. — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Festivus#History (via frakintosh)
So Jennifer Lawrence went on television and asked for a blanket.
Click That Hood! -
Click That Hood is a series of maps that quiz you on geography. There’s one for the countries in Africa. The boroughs of New York City. The states of the USA.
It turns out that I know San Francisco much better than I know my native Detroit.
I think I need to lie down.
I definitely need to lie down.
Peace out, losers!
If this is really his hand, Obama has an excellent sense for x-height and leading.