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Stan The Caddy

PostPosted: December 8, 2003 5:24 PM 

Festivus is only a few weeks away. It is time to start preparing.

1. "Get the pole out of the crawl space". Or go out and buy one. Remember, it should be aluminum, due to the "very high strength-to-weight ratio". Remember, "it requires no decoration". Tinsel is "distracting".

2. "The tradition of Festivus begins with the airing of grievances." "At the Festivus dinner, you gather your family around, and you tell them all the ways they have disappointed you over the past year."

3. After dinner, it is time for the "Feats of Strength". Remember, Festivus is not over until someone is pinned.

It's that simple. No buying gifts, all you need is a pole. No excuses. After all, it's a "Festivus for the rest of us!". Have you started your list of grievances yet? Smile


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PostPosted: December 9, 2003 12:23 AM 

Does anyone know where I could get a video clip about festivus

LFA Kevin
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: December 10, 2003 11:29 AM 

Festivus Pole tip - go down to any home store and look in the fencing section. The poles used to hold up chain link fences make great Festivus Poles!

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: December 11, 2003 11:28 AM 

A Festivus for the rest of us! Seems like it takes forever to get here.

By the way, I have made a donation in your name to the Human Fund. The Human Fund -- Money for People. Laughing


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PostPosted: December 12, 2003 10:07 AM 

What is the proper greeting for Festivus?
Happy Festivus?
Joyous Festivus?

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: December 12, 2003 10:36 AM 

Yes, I believe "Happy Festivus" is proper. When George gets the card from his dad, it says, "Dear son. Happy Festivus." lol

Meanwhile, I'm off to my job as Santa at Coleman's Department Store, even thought he Santas are Bloomfield's make double what I do.

On Dasher! On Prancer! On Donna!

lovin' every minute of it
Magnificent Bastard

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PostPosted: December 12, 2003 11:41 AM 

I just saw that episode last night and George says "Happy Festivus" when greeting people at the Costanza house.
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PostPosted: December 12, 2003 2:30 PM 

My favorite part of the Festivus legend is when Frank is explaining the origin of Festivus. FRANK: "Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reach for the last one they had - but so did another man. As I rained blows upon him, I realized there had to be another way!"
Rained blows upon him! Priceless!

Stan The Caddy

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PostPosted: December 12, 2003 2:50 PM 

That is my favorite too. Especially the "As I rained blows upon him" part. Way too funny. Laughing


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PostPosted: December 12, 2003 11:03 PM 

Does anyone think that they'll ever make new seinfeld episodes ???


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PostPosted: December 14, 2003 9:09 AM 

Hi there. I'm going crazy for festivus but cannot seem to download "the strike." Can any of you festivus friends lend a hand?



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PostPosted: December 14, 2003 9:48 AM 

Never mind.


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PostPosted: December 18, 2003 11:50 PM 

You could always send someone you have grievances against a Festivus e-Card.,,13660,00.html

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: December 22, 2003 2:10 PM 

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PostPosted: October 19, 2004 3:35 AM 

I'm definitely sending out festivus cards this year!


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PostPosted: November 6, 2004 7:39 AM 

Does this form work like a guestbook?

Stephanie J

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PostPosted: November 10, 2004 5:35 PM 

Good job

dr t

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PostPosted: December 13, 2004 12:51 PM 

are the only parts to the festivus celebration the airing og grievences and feats of strength? It seems the feats of strength is one thing the ability to pin your dad.


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PostPosted: December 18, 2004 2:58 PM 

I and 3 friends have celebrated Festivus since l998. It is usually celebrated the first Sat. nite after New Year's. We don't include significant others and boyfriends. We start at 8:00 pm, put up the aluminum pole in a tree stand and I wrap lights around it. Sometimes we wear masks or carnevale hats. We toast and drink champagne, present gifts (joke, sometimes nice ones and/or regifts) wrapped in used wrapping paper. We absolutely air grievances and one year ate Ben and Jerry's icecream called Festivus (it wasn't that good). We eliminate the feats of strength as having this celebration is a feat of strength. I was voted down after declaring that I wasn't celebrating anymore plus I was tired of giving gifts to the other 3.

Greg O

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PostPosted: December 21, 2004 3:03 AM 

Hey there Festivus friends! I thought I'd appeal to you all on the near-eve of Festivus to relate some if any of your own Festivus traditions. I compete on a trivia team in the World' largest trivia competition in Stevens Point, WI that goes by the team name "Festivus for the Rest of Us". Every 23rd of December the team reconveines to celebrate Festivus and begin preparing for the insuing year's 54 hour trivia competition. This year we're gathering at my house and are expecting roughly 30 guests. We get all fancied up and then start the evening by watching the Festivus episode in order to get geared up. After which time we generally mingle with some (okay many) cocktails before finally settling around the table. We do air grievences, but we try to keep it as fun and playful as possible (we've had some crying in past years). Our Festivus dinner trys to consist of as many Seinfeld food items as possible (Chicken, Lasagna, Franzia Wine in a box, Black and White cookies, and of course Cinnamon Bobka "Lesser Bobka? I think not!"). After dinner we have a variety of ways that we celebrate the Feats of Strength. This year I believe that we'll be playing some tackle football in the snow of Wisconsin under the lights at a local park. After the feats, it's back to the house to finish off whatever cocktails we can before passing out and beginnning the count down to next year's December 23rd. Of course the whole celebration is centered around a terric pole. Aluminum of course since it has such a great strenth to weight ratio...and certainly no decorations, I also find tinsel to be very distracting. I personally am much of a scrooge and would gladly give my lifetime of christmas presents away to just make the carols stop, so I find Festivus a refreshing break away from the unstoppable monster that is Christmas. I hope to hear some of your stories of Festivus celebrations. To learn more about the FFTROU trivia team check out

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