Topics to use to steer the dinner conversation 11/24
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24-11-2016, 01:30 PM
RE: Topics to use to steer the dinner conversation 11/24
I am cooking tomorrow. My son and his girlfriend will be here as well as the bonus granddaughter. The only fussing will be my husband and son bitching about working at the Pepsi plant.

Probably do some crafts with Sam and Mad after we eat and the guys will watch college football.

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24-11-2016, 04:29 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).

Haha! Yes! I love your reply!
I am not seeing family this Thanksgiving, but I think my tactic would be to hang out at the kid's table. I usually try to avoid attention from my relatives as much as I can.

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24-11-2016, 07:08 PM
RE: Topics to use to steer the dinner conversation 11/24
topics to keep family from producing fights or awkward silences:
* Hypothetical Zombie apocalypse
* The dog (or whatever pet someone in the group may have)
* Favourite songs / movies / actors / books
* Find an origami guide for a turkey and provide paper so everybody can fold.
* Play sharades

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24-11-2016, 07:40 PM
RE: Topics to use to steer the dinner conversation 11/24
Other fun options:

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24-11-2016, 10:18 PM
Topics to use to steer the dinner conversation 11/24
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25-11-2016, 06:17 AM
RE: Topics to use to steer the dinner conversation 11/24
Why not discuss how many Native Americans you're going to invite to next year's Thanksgiving. After all if it wasn't for them the colonists wouldn't have been able to survive at all. Then go on to discuss the consequences of genocide, theft of land, infringement of human rights etc. for Native Americans. I'm sure that will make dinner conversation a sparkling and witty affair.

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25-11-2016, 06:40 AM
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Why not discuss how many Native Americans you're going to invite to next year's Thanksgiving. After all if it wasn't for them the colonists wouldn't have been able to survive at all. Then go on to discuss the consequences of genocide, theft of land, infringement of human rights etc. for Native Americans. I'm sure that will make dinner conversation a sparkling and witty affair.

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25-11-2016, 08:32 AM
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(25-11-2016 06:17 AM)Silly Deity Wrote:  Why not discuss how many Native Americans you're going to invite to next year's Thanksgiving. After all if it wasn't for them the colonists wouldn't have been able to survive at all. Then go on to discuss the consequences of genocide, theft of land, infringement of human rights etc. for Native Americans. I'm sure that will make dinner conversation a sparkling and witty affair.

I'd be happy to invite my Lakota half brothers for a visit if either were still allowed to enter Canada.

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