Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!



On Thursday, that is.

Paco Enterprises is shutting down the factory for a few days, as me and the missus head down to the wilds of Manns Harbor, North Carolina for a visit with Ma Paco. Big country dinner, and some target practice with the new Blackhawk .41!

Consider this an open thread. If you need a little break from the family festivities - maybe to momentarily escape from Uncle Hubert's foul pipe tobacco smoke, or the twins' nerve-racking guerilla attacks with rubber-band guns - just slip into your computer room and make a comment or three. Thundering political declamations, humor (both low and high), or even a sweet-potato pie recipe; feel free to have at it!

Meanwhile, check out my first Xtranormal movie (I can't get it to embed for some reason, hence the link).

Update: Hey, these folks look kinda familiar...


Courtesy of Richard McEnroe

26 comments:

Nashville Beat said...

Travel safely, amigo! Enjoy the tryptophan and return soon.

bruce said...

May all our American friends have a very happy and fulfilling (!) Thanksgiving.

RebeccaH said...

Re the rendering: Detective Paco and Sheila inpixelate! (What is her last name anyway?)

Happy Thanksgiving, and enjoy the time away (as long as you come back).

JeffS said...

Happy Turkey Day, Paco! As we always say in our family for this time of year, "Get stuffed!"

Great imagery, Richard!

Irobot said...

Happy Thanksgiving Mr & Mrs Paco. Safe travels.

Sensational graphic Mr McEnroe.

Mr. Bingley said...

Happy Gobble-Gobble travels!

and you have a great career as a film director ahead of you.

Paco said...

Rebecca: Doherty.

prairiecat55kc said...

Drive safe, watch out for the other guy, and if you run into my Friend Tee-um, say hi for me. He's in NC visiting his family, too.

Happy Thanksgiving, Paco and Mrs. Paco and all of Blair Nation that comes to visit Paco. As with Blair's place, THIS is one of the things I am truly grateful for, with some of the finest people and wittiest writers around.

TW is 'bashed' - so be extra careful!

richard mcenroe said...

Paco, it was a lucky find. Sometimes doing perimeter patrol in the seedier parts of the internet pays off.

Yes, Perimeter Patrol.


Yes, that's my story and I'm sticking to it...

missred said...

safe trip and a wonderful holiday to you and the missus

Merilyn said...

Happy Thanksgiving Folks.
Enjoy the trip Mr and Mrs Paco, [don't get a ticket like you-know-who, a lad who was visiting your country not so long ago].
Umm Rebecca what time did you say you were "dishing" up the food?
Love that picture of Detective Paco and secretary Sheila.

missred said...

richard, that picture is priceless!
of course we won't mention what you had to go through to find it.....

RebeccaH said...

Hey, wait a minute! I thought Sheila was a redhead!

Merilyn, dinner's at one. That gives us plenty of time to sleep it off before leftovers.

Isophorone said...

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

richard mcenroe said...
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richard mcenroe said...

MissRed... Some things that are seen cannot be unseen.

But they can be printed out and stored in binders for lonely nights.

Someone told me that.

prairiecat55kc said...

Rebecca, dinner's at one - check. But in which time zone???

Michael Lonie said...

Rebecca,
Can't a girl make a little experiment with peroxide now and then?

Great find Agent McEnroe.

Happy Thanksgiving to all and to all a good night.

bingbing said...

Enjoy the trip! Happy Thanksgiving.

What will Paco use as targets? Photos of a full body scanner?

Yojimbo said...

Blessings to all of you on this day and especially to those who are keeping us free. Being born in the US instead of Waziristan or wherever is a blessing. Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good.

What is this Blair Nation you speak of?
Some carbon based life form perhaps?
Some technological artifice?
Maybe some artifact discovered while digging for pink Himalayan rock salt?

richard mcenroe said...

Thanksgiving Turkey Terror Attack!

http://tinyurl.com/33xcq3k

bruce said...

Blairistan is...among other things, a place where the topic 'the greatest song lyrics of all time' is debated.

My view is that Bob Dylan destroyed the fine art of song lyric writing, and unleashed ugliness and anarchy upon the world - especially the angry or sarcastic confrontation song, a genre which did not exist before Dylan. Mind you it was the Brits who really dragged lyrics into the gutter, after Dylan.

Schubert put music to some fine lyrics, my favourite of his is The Hurdy Gurdy Man:

http://www.recmusic.org/lieder/get_text.html?TextId=11848

Gregoryno6 said...

Well, I hope it was a good one for all of you. Just remember, if Thanksgiving was an Australian celebration you would been stuffing kangaroos.

There's probably a letter in the In tray at Paco Enterprises with this news, but our favourite calendar girl Gina Elise has something to be thankful for, and it came from - no, seriously - Oprah Winfrey. Story here.
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news%2Fentertainment&id=7804434&ref=nf

Boy on a bike said...

I hope it was good, and that you didn't pardon any turkeys.

El Cid said...

Gregoryno6 said...

By God, good to see the fingertips Swin, umm Gregoryno6.

Gregoryno6 said...

Cid! Hello again.
Swinish has retired and left me in charge. He spends his days now poolside, enjoying his G&T and counting secretaries.
He said he'd been planning it a while, but I think the jokes about ladies catching 'swine flu' got back to him.