The Seinfeld sitdown-com program was a very fav TV program. However, I didn’t begin watching it til the last few years.
Just never had much interest to sit still in front of a tube or screen, with no participation from me other than to watch, laugh, or succumb to a brunch of losing emotions. Or worse, be required to pay for this “privilege” to watch the usually highly-paid individuals on them.
I’m a doer – not a sitter.
However, Seinfeld was a rare one to grab & hold my interest. I understand some don’t get the comedy. It wood bee interesting to study who gets it, and who doesn’t, beyond the age-groupings analysis.
In 1997 a well-know episode, “Festivus", aired. And, so was birthed one of the newest holidays: FestivUS. For the resta US who may not have a holyday, not into holidays, come from the rare dysfunctional family, or just like to work, work!
December 23rd: Happy FestivUS!!
Aka, Dba: Christmas Eve Eve. This holiday may bee the one for you!
I didn’t wanna let yet another year go by without wishing y’all a Happy Festivus beyond just the the impotent PC, “happy holidays.”
Some suggest this pre-dates even Seinfeld. That it was actually first a custom back in ancient Rome. Well, with today’s politicians & other “leaders”, who knows what to believe is True anymore.
You can do computer searches for much deeper & wider background re this new holyday should this weblog posting stir up your festive mood. I’ll just list the fundamentals of this solemn occasion – per Frank Costanza – if you wish to honor this holiday with respect & decorum:
- The Airing of Your Grievances for the Year
- An Erection — of an aluminum pole
- To demonstrate your feats of strength, — which culminates Festivus in wrestling to the ground and pinning the your head of the household
The above traditions are performed within your family or substitute family group.
I wanna concentrate on just one of the above today. You guessed it: The airing of your grievances!! With this tradition, once you’ve let out the transgressions it’s like a politician making promises and good lottery luck trying to shut them up or collect on their spins, I mean campaign rhetoric.
So, here’s my example of a grievance in 2009. Of course I have more than one, how can I not when I’m a part of this blogosphere and cats run loose in the world! But, if I go beyond this first example, somebody –even a human- please stop this K9!!
And now, just one sample grievance in Honor of the Holyday of Festivus:
Ok, there I’ve done it. Just one. I was spooked if once I begun on this dark road I woodn’t bee able to see the light to stop, without intervention! Unfortunately, I know there are some, bloggers as one example, who once you get them started – well, God help them to stop them.
And You - 2009 a carefree or great year? Or, did you have a grievance with something/someone or two thousand, which you wish to air here?! Then, go for it! Clean the air, set yourself free to be all you can be in The New Year!
oK, Gotta Get 2 a Multiple of other Stuff before the 25th. But, lemme be The 1st 2 wish y’all around the world wide blogosphere…Happy FestivUS!!