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Happy Festivus!


Frank Costanza: “Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reached for the last one they had, but so did another man. As I rained blows upon him, I realized there had to be another way.
Cosmo Kramer: “What happened to the doll?
Frank Costanza: “It was destroyed. But out of that a new holiday was born: a Festivus for the rest of us!

Get your poles out of the crawl space, it’s Festivus!

I started the tradition of observing Festivus here at The Confluence back in 2008. It’s our heritage.

The Airing of Grievances will start tonight at 9 p.m. eastern.


The Festivus pole


I got a lot of problems with you people!

And now, you're gonna hear about it!

And now, you're gonna hear about it!

It is time for the Festivus “Airing of Grievances”

I’m angry at John Edwards for turning out to be a two-timing lowlife phony, John McCain for campaigning timidly like a Democrat, and my Congressman, Dennis Cardoza,for switching his endorsement from Hillary to Uh-bama.

Who pissed you off this year, and why?

Tis the Season

bah-humbug

Tommorrow is Festivus.