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Thanksgiving Timelapse
October 21, 2011 3:14 AM   Subscribe

Thanksgiving Timelapse by Jared Foster. (SLV. Music is Mahna Mahna, by Cake)
posted by growabrain (21 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
His Merry Vintage Christmas videocard is also pretty precious.
posted by knile at 3:20 AM on October 21, 2011


Dude in the pink shirt is endlessly patient with the kids. Go pink shirted guy with a cap!
posted by jujulalia at 4:00 AM on October 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


It's not even Halloween yet and this video makes me sick of Thanksgiving.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:07 AM on October 21, 2011 [3 favorites]


The swings are freaking me out!
posted by steef at 4:22 AM on October 21, 2011


That was pretty great. Although the deflating turkey was kind of gross. Also, was was Pink Shirt Guy eating out of a paper roll at the table?
posted by DU at 4:41 AM on October 21, 2011


Yeah, I got tired of playing THE SIMS after awhile, too.
posted by crunchland at 5:01 AM on October 21, 2011


Robot Parade is my favourite of his videos :)
posted by bullox at 5:45 AM on October 21, 2011


Dude in the pink shirt is endlessly patient with the kids

Not pictured: the bowl he smoked before dinner.
posted by uncleozzy at 5:48 AM on October 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Fake. The smoke detectors never went off and no one spilled red wine on the carpet.
posted by backseatpilot at 6:08 AM on October 21, 2011


Pink Shirt Guy is, I believe, the video creator.
posted by phunniemee at 6:40 AM on October 21, 2011


Not enough booze, crying, yelling, gossip and cold shoulders to be a real Thanksgiving.
posted by fijiwriter at 6:41 AM on October 21, 2011


I am disappointed that there was no televised football.
posted by dirtdirt at 6:58 AM on October 21, 2011


I don't understand how that was Thanksgiving. There's sunshine and people aren't wearing multiple layers of thick, heavy clothing. Neat video though.
posted by slogger at 7:14 AM on October 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Swings for the win.
posted by chavenet at 7:29 AM on October 21, 2011


I don't think they should be driving like that with kids in the car.
posted by Hicksu at 8:20 AM on October 21, 2011


Loved this. Thanksgiving is the only holiday I will not ever, ever miss, as long as my family are gathering in the huge old lineal house in Sylvania that stands empty for three hundred and sixty-two days a year, waiting for that perfect intersection of close and distant cousins, aunts, uncles, and the people we're no longer even clear on how we're related to, with tables scattered through the house, a kitchen crammed with people, and stories—oh my, the stories.

Every job I've had, I've made it clear up front. I will not work the week of, will not work the day after, will not come in for an emergency, will not come in for a special event. In fact, I will not attend your wedding, your funeral, the birth of your child, or skip it to give you a live-giving transfusion. I'll happily skip Christmas, Easter, my birthday, the 4th of July, and even (reluctantly) Halloween, but Thanksgiving is sacred.

I've written about the trip, a good thirteen hundred mile round trip, and made a little abstract video about it last year, and will wax romantic about Route 301 at length and without reservation, but I leave the days there, ensconced in that swiftly fading Southern comfort, to my own daydreams for the most part. You'd have to be there to understand, and I'd have to love you a lot before I'll share.

This year, I'm leaving the Friday of the prior week, and I'm going to put the top down, buckle dog #1 in securely (dog #2 is afraid to travel and is staying with the ex-in-laws), make the leisurely, oft interrupted journey, and relax, spending a week on a porch in a small Georgia town with my typewriter, just watching the world going by until it's time for me to start baking for the feast.

One of the best things about the democritization of media is that so many of these really cherished, amazing, but ultimately unmarketable and personal, visual moments can emerge and circulate. Fortunately for us, Metafilter can separate the wheat from the chaff.

Love it, love it, love it.
posted by sonascope at 8:38 AM on October 21, 2011 [2 favorites]


It's not even Halloween yet and this video makes me sick of Thanksgiving.
Oh shit, I got mixed up! I was saving it for the appropriate holiday, and I thought it was Thanksgiving here in a couple of days. *facepalm*
posted by growabrain at 9:17 AM on October 21, 2011


The kids are going to be so disappointed by the handfuls of stuffing they get from your house.
posted by backseatpilot at 9:18 AM on October 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


The fast-paced meal at the adults' table looked wrong - wait, you're supposed to slow down and chat and enjoy Thanksgiving dinner!

The fast-paced meal at the kids' table just looked like dinner at a kids' table.
posted by dorey_oh at 9:26 AM on October 21, 2011


Oh shit, I got mixed up! I was saving it for the appropriate holiday, and I thought it was Thanksgiving here in a couple of days. *facepalm*
posted by growabrain

-eponysterical
posted by MtDewd at 1:52 PM on October 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


That was pretty sweet. I like seeing all the kids at the kids table socializing. That is one of my fondest memories growing up. Also to see them all playing games afterwards. Very nice. <3
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