A Very Yahtzee ThanksgivingNovember 24, 2011
Happy Thanksgiving from the World Yahtzee Institute!
The tradition, as all American children learn in school, celebrates a historical feast of brotherhood and camaraderie when Native Americans welcomed English pilgrims to the New World with roasted turkeys and cranberry sauce. It was the beginning of beautiful friendship. In the centuries that followed, the European settlers returned the natives’ generosity with gifts of smallpox-infused blankets and a lovely sight-seeing hike across the country to prime real-estate out west.
This century, Thanksgiving has incorporated a relatively new tradition. The President of the United States leads the nation in a celebration of capital punishment and carnivorism when he “pardons” two turkeys from their death sentence. The turkeys get to live out their lives naturally, free from the worry of ending up on someone’s dinner plate. So if you find yourself at a Thanksgiving celebration this day, take a moment to give thanks to what makes America great – laws that permit the execution of criminals, slaughtering and devouring other living creatures, and a history of genocidal tendencies! Happy Thanksgiving!