Topics to use to steer the dinner conversation 11/24
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23-11-2016, 02:34 PM
RE: Topics to use to steer the dinner conversation 11/24
(23-11-2016 02:31 PM)Impulse Wrote:  Well, there's probably no shortage of things that could be discussed about the new president-erect.

"President-erect you say. Oh, dear! Gasp! Where's my smelling salts!!!"

Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors.... on Donald J. Trump:

He is deformed, crooked, old, and sere,
Ill-fac’d, worse bodied, shapeless every where;
Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind,
Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.
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23-11-2016, 02:46 PM
RE: Topics to use to steer the dinner conversation 11/24
(23-11-2016 02:34 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  "President-erect you say. Oh, dear! Gasp! Where's my smelling salts!!!"

Lol, yup, I figure it fits with all the pussy grabbing.

I am not accountable to any God. I am accountable to myself - and not because I think I am God as some theists would try to assert - but because, no matter what actions I take, thoughts I think, or words I utter, I have to be able to live with myself.
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23-11-2016, 03:07 PM
RE: Topics to use to steer the dinner conversation 11/24
(23-11-2016 01:26 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  So when crazy Aunt Zelda starts talking about abortionists on Thanksgiving, what are some ideas to steer the conversation away from the crazy ?

Last year, my little brother and I had a plot ready so when our crazy aunt started in about religion, he said "So Aunt Emily, are you gonna be cracking nuts this year during the holidays, or is that against your family values ?"
(Even my mom burst out laughing).

I simply state that I'm pro baby killing even after birth, making irrelevant the conversation as to whether or not a fetus is considered a baby. Then it's my turn to be entertained by the looks on their faces.

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23-11-2016, 03:22 PM
RE: Topics to use to steer the dinner conversation 11/24
(23-11-2016 02:34 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  
(23-11-2016 02:31 PM)Impulse Wrote:  Well, there's probably no shortage of things that could be discussed about the new president-erect.

"President-erect you say. Oh, dear! Gasp! Where's my smelling salts!!!"

...and pearls to clutch. Big Grin
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23-11-2016, 03:34 PM
RE: Topics to use to steer the dinner conversation 11/24
(23-11-2016 02:24 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  Henry Higgins gives instructions to Eliza Doolittle in the Ascot scene from the musical My Fair Lady, "only speak of the weather and everybody's health." I think this might still be good advice.

Wasn't that when she spoke about her aunt being "done in" and the hat that was "pinched"....

Don't think that was what Professor Higgins had in mind.

Just saying....


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And without so much as a mere touch, cut me into little pieces

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23-11-2016, 04:43 PM
RE: Topics to use to steer the dinner conversation 11/24
You could discuss the lovely chicken fetuses you're consuming as part of the cooking?

Or you could just have Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, or Megyn Kelly, to moderate your Thanksgiving (satire):



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23-11-2016, 06:54 PM
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23-11-2016, 07:07 PM
RE: Topics to use to steer the dinner conversation 11/24
If you have a high proportion of people in their 40s and older at Thanksgiving, talk about naps. Everyone will have an opinion about what is the best napping technique; you will get quite an enthusiastic conversation going.

At dinner tonight (son is just home from college this afternoon) we talked about Genghis Khan, the new Benedict Cumberbatch movie, music theory, Indian mythology, Edward Elgar, and our cat. Among many other things. Gosh, I've missed having him around!

(We also talked about Trump and the Massachusetts ballot questions, Reagan's election in 1980, Jimmy Carter's post president career, and my conspiracy theories about the Russians having fixed the election, but as we are all pretty much on the same political side those topics didn't lead to any arguments.)
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23-11-2016, 07:12 PM
RE: Topics to use to steer the dinner conversation 11/24
We have a mixed bag at this year's Thanksgiving meal. I am a little worried about one older man in particular. He feels the need to spew his opinions even when no one has asked. If it gets bad, we are leaving.

Otherwise, I am relying on big bertha:

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23-11-2016, 07:25 PM
RE: Topics to use to steer the dinner conversation 11/24
Hm, at my house we normally just talk about how cute our dog is.
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