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The media pundit's pundit. Written by NYC insider Jeff Jarvis, BuzzMachine covers news, media, journalism, and politics.

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By: Those Darn Thanksgiving Eve Pitches

Tue, 22 Nov 2011 14:48:17 +0000

[...] Jarvis has an amusing tirade against the lame Thanksgiving eve stories of TV ("The lead story is that the roads and airports will be crowded this morning. Now [...]

By: Black Friday Deals

Wed, 05 Nov 2008 16:37:49 +0000

Black Friday Deals... Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money. -Anon :o) Happy Holidays!...

By: jp stanley

Fri, 24 Nov 2006 16:43:20 +0000

Amen, brother. It's not just the media that's at fault, though ... how about this press release by BuzzMetrics, which features painfully obvious insights and predictions: There's more holiday buzz now than there was a few weeks ago! People will start complaining about customer service more after Christmas!

By: Online dating » Blog Archive » Blogging Thanksgiving 2006

Fri, 24 Nov 2006 00:30:08 +0000

[...] Don’t let the Thanksgiving Holiday news cycle and PR pitches drive you crazy. Jeff Jarvis writes, “They are telling us absolutely nothing we don?t already know. This is journalism? And then comes Friday, when they will give us the big news: Stores will be crowded.” And after the holiday season is over they will talk about how people have gained a few pounds and are planning New Year’s resolutions to lose them. Find out what part of Thanksgiving you are. It’s one of those ridiculous quizzes. You may need to rush out to the mall sooner than you thought to catch the Black Friday deals. Yes, some malls are actually opening tonight at midnight. Techory has found a unique and slightly disturbing Turkey Day Gadget called Season Shot. “It’s called Season Shot, and it’s basically shotgun shot made out of spices, so you don?t have to remove the shot from your turkey. You just cook it with the shot in it to add flavor.” Macy’s Day Parade without Kermit and Charlie. The balloons are also flying lower because it is a windy day. posts about how the parade balloons are made. DIY Thanksgiving at Make Magazine. (via Scoble) That’s quite a menu White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford has prepared for the President in Camp David. Thanks for being a web worker. The Barefoot Kitchen Witch writes about stuffing the turkey and making squash pie. The Ethicurean explains how Thanksgiving is becoming more appealing now that meat is back on the diet. “Once I started to eat meat again, and to see cooking as something to enjoy rather than endure, Thanksgiving began to look a little more appealing.” Egotastic is thankful for Salma Hayek. Residual Forces says thank goodness for gluttony: “It is time for gluttony. Turkey, gravy, mashed taters, corn, broccoli, beer. Nap.” Slashfood has lots of Thanksgiving-related posts. Here’s a roundup of Slashfood’s Thanksgiving posts. Money Smart Life explains how you can learn things about money from a Thanksgiving dinner. Britannica is not a blog but they do have an informative entry about Thanksgiving Day. Search Engine Thanksgiving Logos: The turkey Google uses hasn’t changed much over the years — if at all. Search Engine Roundtable has posted the Thanksgiving Day logos from several search engines. TreeHugger 100-Mile Thanksgiving Challenge: “Here’s the deal: we want you to create a grand feast using all ingredients found within 100 miles of your home.” Simply Recipes has a very nice round-up of recipes. Don’t ignore your cat this Thanksgiving. Tech savvy young adults will be providing tech support at home for their parents this Thanksgiving. This is a Boing Boing post from 2004 but we bet it still happens today. Lifehacker thinks so too. Fun Thanksgiving Day facts from the U.S. Census Bureau. Houstonist: “It?s the inevitable curse of the holidays. You will gain weight. You will more than likely eat your weight in turkey and yams, and it will land squarely on your thighs (or hips, or stomach). If you?re like us, you?ll just look at your mom?s apple pie and your pants will get tight.” A bunch of smart turkeys tried to make a run for it. Freedom! Defamer recalls Eva Longoria’s special Thanksgiving wish from 2005. Chaotic Utopia on the science of gravy. Bob Lewis at InfoWorld writes about why we should be thankful. President Bush pardons two turkeys named Flyer and Fryer. The turkeys now get to spend the rest of their lives at the Disneyland Resort. Yahoo Buzz blogs about some of Thanksgiving searches on Yahoo. They are also talking about some turkey videos people have made. Talking Points Memo blogs that there are 99,000 families spending Thanksgiving in FEMA trailers post-Katrina. James Wolcott: “Take pity this Thanksgiving morn on those poor castmembers of Broadway musicals forced to lipsync and dance in the cold pelting rain as part of the Macy&#[...]

By: button

Thu, 23 Nov 2006 16:37:31 +0000

Hand-crafted TrackBack: STALE EVERGREENS - Jeff Jarvis laments the lame offerings the MSM is foisting on us this week: travel and shopping. I agree! perma

By: » Blog Archive » BuzzMachine » Blog Archive » The damned Thanksgiving eve stories

Thu, 23 Nov 2006 06:15:08 +0000

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By: IS

Thu, 23 Nov 2006 05:44:13 +0000

Its lazy. They're all lazy. And if you ever work in a local TV newsroom you would see that the managers that let it happen are typically the old-school hard core journalists -- They're just tired.

By: Those Darn Thanksgiving Eve Pitches « LOOSE wire

Thu, 23 Nov 2006 00:51:37 +0000

[...]  Jeff Jarvis has an amusing tirade against the lame Thanksgiving eve stories of TV (”The lead story is that the roads and airports will be crowded this morning. Now that’s news!”) to which I’d add: how about the lame PR pitches this time of year about the dangers of shopping online? I’ve had half a dozen this year and I don’t even pretend to live in the U.S. Here’s a sampling (all follow with pitch to talk to client, needless to say): [...]

By: Mindy McAdams

Wed, 22 Nov 2006 21:32:07 +0000

We could say the same about every newspaper (and TV news program) doing the same story about people standing in line to buy the PS-whatever-it-is video game machine, and some of them buying it to put on eBay. Maybe 2,000 journalists in American wasted -- what, half a day? -- driving to the Best Buy store and interviewing some teenagers camped on the sidewalk. Just imagine what useful and meaningful stories might have been covered with that amount of journalist manpower!

By: Gregory J. Amani Smith

Wed, 22 Nov 2006 20:27:50 +0000

I like watching those stories to see the local heirarchy of the TV News totem pole. The young saps trying to be witty with rotten material. No-shit season into train wreck TV.

By: Jeff Jarvis

Wed, 22 Nov 2006 20:14:13 +0000

steve, sorry. no time to answer. ;-)

By: chico haas

Wed, 22 Nov 2006 18:15:01 +0000

So much happens to me during the year that I forget a lot of people travel before Thanksgiving and a lot more shop after. Thanks, Action News!

By: Rich Drees

Wed, 22 Nov 2006 17:53:30 +0000

If you're they're going to repeat the same thing on TV every Thanksgiving, why can't they repeat the "Turkey Drop" episode of "WKRP in Cincinnatti"? "Oh the humanity!!!" "As God as my witness... I thought turkeys could fly."

By: Scott

Wed, 22 Nov 2006 17:09:50 +0000

Amen. Add that to the first snowstorm live remotes (also shot from the overpass) and live hurricane remotes. I'm surprised news departments don't try to save money by using footage from their libraries. Who would know the difference?

By: CaptiousNut

Wed, 22 Nov 2006 17:09:45 +0000

Personally I think they should ban Thanksgiving not just because of the wanton genocide of friendly birds, but also because of the obesity epidemic and the global warming issues surrounding annual record traffic. There seems to be an inordinate amount of large "high passenger" cars on the road to boot. Some others have argued that Thanksgiving should be eradicated because it was on that day that the Puritans introduced Native Americans to alcohol. I am not so sure of this. Regardless I find the tax-free reservation casinos to be reparations enough.