November 25th, 2009

Going cold turkey for Thanksgiving

I’m going to the country for Thanksgiving, to a house where there’s no TV and no internet. That means I’ll probably be offline for about two days, starting Wednesday afternoon.

Of course, I might be able to sneak out to an internet cafe to get my fix, or visit the home of another friend with wifi. And who knows, maybe some random guest will come equipped with an iPhone.

Am I addicted, or what?

I’ve written quite a few posts today for you to savor over the holiday, along with your turkey. A very Happy Thanksgiving to all!

22 Responses to “Going cold turkey for Thanksgiving”

  1. Bob from Virginia Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Bill West Says:

    Have a great holiday, Neo. Your recent posts have churned up a great deal of material for Thanksgiving dinner conversation – especially those about Palin Derangement Syndrome and the related link to the piece by Robin of Berkeley.

  3. Oldflyer Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Assistant Village Idiot Says:

    We haven’t had TV for 30 years. That may have helped me go from socialist to postliberal.

    No internet, though, I would find hard these days. How did I ever live without search engines?

    Happy Thanksgiving.

  5. jhankey Says:

    Obviously there are things much worse . Happy Thanksgiving. Oh I dream of pumpkin pie, I must go now.

  6. rickl Says:

    Taking a break from the Internet is probably a good idea. I should do it myself, but it’s easier said than done.

    It’s not like I don’t have anything else to do. I’ve been acquiring interesting books at a furious pace lately, almost by accident, some of which I described here. And believe it or not, I’ve bought a few more since then. Just a week ago I found a book about the Congress of Vienna in a bargain bin at the supermarket.

  7. rickl Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Neo, and everyone else here.

  8. Tatyana Says:

    Have a wonderful warm and joyful holiday! (not much joy other than from friends and family these days, is it?)

    Will wait for your return

  9. will Says:

    A Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  10. Le Trebuchet Says:

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving Neo, Enjoy!

  11. SteveH Says:

    You could google “How to cope without internet over Thanksgiving”….hehe….Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. br549 Says:

    One has to admit, the picture on Drudge with the Salahi’s flanking a grinning Biden is a hoot.
    To quote Bugs Bunny, “What a maroon!”

    Another incredible thing this administration is showing us, eh? May as well take the fence down around the White House.

  13. southernjames Says:


    You’ll probably get this after the fact, but I hope you and yours have a safe, warm, loving and all around wonderful Thanksgiving.

  14. Gringo Says:

    rickl, that looks like a good set of books to read acquired at a good price. I hope that the library that threw out Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago replaced it with another copy. It would be a shame to remove such a classic book from a library’s bookshelves: a form of censorship.

  15. MikeLL Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all.

  16. J.L. Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!!!

  17. JD in Oslo Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, Neo!

  18. Matthew M Says:

    Via BigGovernment, a nice big picture article about the nefarious methods of lefty fraud that we love to loath (but wish we didn’t have to). Is the jig up? Will we have a lot more to be thankful for this time next year?

  19. Mrs Whatsit Says:

    What you missed while you were gone: Jello turkeys!

  20. SteveH Says:

    “”Will we have a lot more to be thankful for this time next year?
    Mathew M”"

    I’m encouraged at how truth and goodness really do find thei way through. It really isn’t pie in the sky optimism. Its reality.

  21. Wallace Says:

    Wow, no Internet or TeeVee. I bet they even have all that weird stuff like trees and grass!!

  22. Beverly Says:

    Forgive this digression, but in honor of our Thanksgiving Day, I would like to offer this stirring, outstanding version of our national anthem: by the U.S. military’s Academy Choirs and Herald Trumpets.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow patriots!

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