During our first few months of existence, we here at “Humor in America” have used holidays as a means of exploring humor (and filling space). From Fourth of July to Labor Day to Halloween, we have marked certain ritual days by linking them to their related humor. Thanksgiving, on the other hand, has very little humor to it–aside from the ceremonial Turkey, which is surely a funny animal.
But Thanksgiving is a holiday with little humor to it. Few movies focus on Thanksgiving family foibles–it is too close to Christmas, and few of the traditions associated with the holidays evoke laughter.
Instead, the holiday is a time for giving thanks. So, thank you for looking at this site. Yesterday we passed 4,000 page views, with over 50 posts from contributors.
[Update: one year later, we have passed 90k views with over 200 posts. Thanks to all our contributors--old and new--for helping us expand. Check out the "Contributors" section for more information. The top post below is also new, but fitting for this post.]
Thanks to our contributing editors for their excellent work:
Caroline Zarlengo Sposto (our poetry editor)
Tracy Wuster (managing editor)
We would also like to thank our many contributors:
M. Thomas Inge
Please read and enjoy the posts. And please contribute. We would love to add you to this list.
Dana Summers-Tribune Media Services
Thanksgiving on Wall Street, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib.