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Happy Festivus!


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#1 jdoug  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 23, 2008 - 12:06 pm

For all you Seinfeld fans- :holiday16 Festivus is an annual holiday created by writer Dan O'Keefe and introduced into popular culture by his son Daniel, a scriptwriter for the TV show Seinfeld.[1][2] Although the original Festivus took place in February 1966 as a celebration of the elder O'Keefe's first date with his wife, Deborah,[2] many people now celebrate the holiday on December 23, as depicted on the December 18, 1997 Seinfeld episode "The Strike" The holiday includes novel practices such as the "Airing of Grievances", in which each person tells everyone else all the ways they have disappointed him or her over the past year.:gd_soapbo Also, after the Festivus meal, the "Feats of Strength" are performed, involving wrestling the head of the household to the floor, with the holiday ending only if the head of the household is actually pinned.:chairshot These conventions originated with the TV episode.

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Posted Dec 23, 2008 - 7:50 pm

Happy Festivus! I heard on Fox News that it was Festivus today.




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