December 12, 2022

The true reason for the season 🎄


I know the festive holiday sweater crowd is ready to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas, but we know the real reason for the season: airing grievances!
I will be celebrating the 12 days of Festivus, and today's object of grievance is ambrosia f*cking salad, because apparently today is National Ambrosia Salad Day. That it is neither salad nor ambrosia in the original sense of the word, has not deterred the culinarily insane from menacing potlucks everywhere with this monstrosity.
A swirling abomination of Cool Whip, sour cream, canned mandarins, canned pineapple chunks, maraschino cherries, mini marshmallows and sweetened shredded coconut (sweetened because there's not enough sugary suffering in the mix already) — it's the sort of thing you'd expect a small child to come up with if left unattended in a mid-western kitchen after huffing entirely too much model airplane glue. There is only one place for this tub of punishment and it's the trash.
Edward Scissorhands eating ambroia salad

Just another demon foisting ambrosia salad on someone

GIF via Edward Scissorhands


Today is also Gingerbread House Day. They aren't delicious, but the are interesting from a creative perspective so I guess they can hang. Did you know the gingerbread house originated from the Brothers’ Grimm? A gingerbread house made its first appearance in Hansel and Gretel and German gingerbread guilds picked up the idea from there.

Want a few December 12th famous birthdays and historical facts before you go? Here's a few...
• Born on this day: game show host Bob Barker (1923), actress Jennifer Connelly (1970), singer Frank Sinatra (1915), and Norwegian artist Edvard Munch
• On this day in 1787 Pennsylvania became the 2nd state to ratify the US Constitution
• Marconi sent his first wireless transmission over 2000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean on this day in 1901
• On this day in 2009 Houston Texas elected Annise Parker as the first openly gay mayor in the United States
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Peace, love, and grievances,