Kitchen Table Kibitzing Friday: disproportionate commonality at the Thanksgiving table… Vape!

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Darn that survey research, weirdly enough, the Thanksgiving table usually has all of the “disproportionately common” dishes. And don’t we all vape while watching the Detroit Lions lose.

(“disproportionately common” resembles “stochastic terrorism”)

What about dessert? Every region enjoys pumpkin pie. But beyond that, there are three Americas: The America that disproportionately has apple pie (New England and the Middle Atlantic), the America that has pecan pie and sweet potato pie (the assorted South), and the America that consumes cherry pie (the Midwest and West).
Still, after dessert, the nation unites around that most American of traditions: buying shit. With little variation among regions, a solid 23 percent of respondents said they would shop Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Day, a great way to leave the family behind a little early.
Another way to ditch the party early: leave after dinner to hang out with high school friends. Thirty-seven percent of respondents said they’ve done that. So it might be worth checking out Facebook ahead of time to see which of your old associates don’t have kids yet. I know I’ll be doing that, and I’ll see you at that bar that didn’t card when we were 19. You can download the data for yourself here.  fivethirtyeight.com/…

For some, a post-meal smoke has seemed de rigueur and being cool has always been some adolescent rite of passage, but my dad was an asthmatic who insisted on smoking, and I grew up in second hand smoke.

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Remember that Mitt doesn’t know what a doughnut is…  “Can you see that one of those chocolate, um, uh, chocolate goodies finds its way to our ride?”

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Why do kids have all the fun.

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