Thursday, November 27, 2014

Seth Rogen's Thanksgiving rant

Today is the day our friends south of the border remember the first harvest meal the pilgrims invited local Native Americans to share in their first bounty after settling in the colonies.

It wasn't until 1863, however, in the midst of the Civil War, that U.S. president Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.

Growing up in Canada, comedian Seth Rogen could never quite understand why he and his family could not partake in Canada's similar festive celebration held in October.

In a new video produced for Funny or Die entitled Seth Rogen's Jewish-Canadian-American Thanksgiving, the 32-year-old recalls: "They told me that Jewish people did not celebrate Thanksgiving in Canada. And I believed this, throughout my whole childhood, until I moved to the United States."

In his 20s, after getting to know other Jewish Canadian transplants to the United States who told him they celebrated with all the fixings, Rogen realized there was absolutely nothing non-Jewish about the holiday and that it was quite akin to what happened at our his typical family gatherings in that "All you do is eat and complain!"

I know one of our former Heebonics contributors will likely get a rise from this, so this one's for you Blintzkrieg.

Happy Thanksgiving to our American readers.

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