There’s something slightly perverse about a holiday that celebrates the domination and massacre of the indigenous peoples of North America by ritualistically eating turkey; as a vegetarian, it’s never been a particularly appealing event. But there you go. I tried to find a video of the classic Ana Gasteyer/Sarah MacLachlan performance of “Basted in Blood” (lyrics here), but it seems to have not made its way to the Internets. It’s a shame, because any song that proclaims that there “ain’t no difference between Hitler, Stalin — and the folks at Butterball!” is a work of overwrought, preachy brilliance. Oh well; this will have to do:

If I had to make a list of things I’m thankful for, that video’s existence would be on it. Buckley’s accent is a national treasure.

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