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Thanksgiving Buzzword Bingo
November 24, 2005 10:19 AM   Subscribe

Thanksgiving Dinner Buzzword Bingo helps make tonight's dinner with family a little more palatable. Print out cards for you and your other cool relative (spouse, sibling) and check off a box every time one of these situations happens. First to get 5 in a row wins. Remember to shout "Bingo!" at the table.
posted by FeldBum (12 comments total)

 
Putting the FUN back in dysFUNctional!!

sorry had to be said..
posted by Parannoyed at 10:30 AM on November 24, 2005


As a Brit who has lived in the US, I've always had rather a soft spot for Thanksgiving. I'm not sure how it managed to escape becoming an orgy of consumerism, but somehow it has. Kind of how Christmas ought to be. Cheers.
posted by rhymer at 10:33 AM on November 24, 2005


I'm not sure how it managed to escape becoming an orgy of consumerism

I'm not sure that's a good thing. At least at Christmas you get cool stuff to offset the veritable misery of spending a rare day off with family you neither know very well nor particularly like.
posted by ryanhealy at 10:35 AM on November 24, 2005


I'm not sure how it managed to escape becoming an orgy of consumerism

Then what's all this about 'Black Friday'?
posted by Evstar at 10:37 AM on November 24, 2005


Then what's all this about 'Black Friday'?

it means we've respected Thanksgiving enough not to do our crazed xmas shopping until after it's over.
posted by rxrfrx at 10:47 AM on November 24, 2005


They left out 'Cook fishes for compliments by apologizing for the too-thin gravy.'
posted by postmodernmillie at 12:50 PM on November 24, 2005


Hey, you can't make an omelette without killing a few people.
posted by Justinian at 1:43 PM on November 24, 2005


At my house, we always waited for someone to knock over a drink on the crowded table and then said, sometimes in unison, "NOW it's Thanksgiving!"

Was that only us? spilling isn't even on the bingo card.
posted by planetkyoto at 3:48 PM on November 24, 2005


How about 'Someone suggests ordering pizza'. The bird wasn't thawed out in time so hours after everyone arrives the cook sings out "dinner's taking a little longer than I thought" and everyone starves for 2 hours longer getting crankier and meaner by the moment
posted by scheptech at 5:46 PM on November 24, 2005


How about "Someone has to leave due to restraining order in place."
posted by leftcoastbob at 6:41 PM on November 24, 2005


"Stories start about x child and how much of a smart/pretty/happy child it is."
posted by mephron at 6:58 AM on November 25, 2005


Here are a few they left out:

Child fills up on candy sitting out in the living room, takes one bite of turkey leg and announces he is full.

Guests discuss the food they are eating now, the food they had last year, which pies they have "dibs" on, which food they plan to eat for a snack.

Parents pressure grown children to commit to elaborate Christmas plans including: Xmas party, Xmas parade, Xmas church program, Xmas eve, Xmas day.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 7:39 AM on November 25, 2005


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