Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1789

*ahem* Could I have a moment of your attention before you disappear into a blizzard of parades/football games/National Dog Show/cooking/eating/otherwise celebrating Thanksgiving? By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful


Today is our Liz’s birthday! *ahem* That is A Liz, but that is not our Liz. Our Liz is Lizzy LEMON. Yes, that is A Liz Lemon, but that’s not OUR Liz Lemon. …Well. Closer! Anyway, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LIZ! Erm. Surely we can do better than that. Closer, but still not quite… (Or something stronger,

I hope everyone had a great Labor Day!

Today was Labor Day in the US, the [un]official end of summer: sales, barbecues, flags and fun, right? (Hey, I went for the sales myself. Didn’t find anything, but I went!) But what Labor Day is actually about is the “labor” in “organized labor”–you know, labor unions. A day for workers to rest, yes, but

On this Memorial Day weekend…*

In a way it’s a pity that Memorial Day makes such a convenient start to summer, because it makes it seem like a happy holiday day. Of course it does–the first long weekend of the summer is a time to go and do a whole bunch of fun summery things, and there’s no reason at