Monday, November 21, 2005


Hit and myth, part one

Welcome to the thankful week of 2005. And now for something frightening.

If you wish to check your Bible for references, please do and report to me chapter and verse. It must be in the Book of Revelation that this (click here) a sign of the ending of our world.

Now, back to the art of thanking. At this blog until Thursday, we will be looking at some Thanksgiving myths, realizing that we should be thankful for all the lies told to us about this cherished holiday.

For instance … The 1620 Plymouth Pilgrims’ Thanksgiving was the first in America. False.

In 1620, the Indians had been in North America for some 40,000 years, no doubt celebrating harvest before 1620. Some noodnick historians like to think that until the Pilgrims decided to take vegetables off of stalks and vines that the Indians had no ideas about what to do with all that food and many died of starvation.

Also, Europeans visited in North America well before 1526, no less 1620. There was a Spanish settlement in South Carolina in 1526, including African slaves in the population. The Spanish left but the Africans remained and eventually the banjo was invented. The longest continuous settlement in North America after the Indians, then, is not one of white people, it is African American. More tomorrow ...

A news flash … Pamela Duncan, an actress who starred in the cult classic Attack of the Crab Monsters, has died at s 73. For a list and information on celebrities and near-celebrities’ deaths in 2005, tune into our Dec. 29 program.

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