December 23, 2010 by staff
Festivus Quotes, Each year, on or about December 23, Battle Ground resident Nick Grier and her family greet each other with a salutation that is unusual “Seinfeld” fans to enjoy “Happy Festivus” The Grier does not go all with a Festivus pole or their complaints, two features of the festival observed by the “Seinfeld” character Frank Costanza. They do, however, a pleasant way to celebrate, even with the standoff to meet the prescription-strength feats.
Festivus – a holiday made up, celebrated in jest – is most associated with December 1, 1997 “Seinfeld” episode “strike”, but its roots go back several decades. According to a 2004 article in The New York Times by Allen Salkin, who continued to write the book “Festivus: The Holiday for the Rest of Us,” Festivus was actually created by the father of “Seinfeld” writer Dan O’Keefe the 1960s. O’Keefe worked a modified version of the tradition of his family in the show, and created a cultural phenomenon. For his book, Salkin Festivus celebrants stalked through the United States and Canada and in Europe. He even learned of three cats named after the holidays, one of which gave birth to a kitten, Microfestivus.
“I think what is so attractive to people that Festivus is because it does not mean anything, it can mean something,” said the Manhattan-based Salkin, now a freelance writer working on a new book Food on TV.
In the “strike”, which aired in “Seinfeld” ninth season, viewers learn that Frank invented Festivus back when his son, George, was a young boy. Frank got in a skirmish with another buyer for a doll and were disappointed at Christmas. “But this, a new holiday was born. A Festivus for the rest of us,” said Frank.
Festivus is to be celebrated on December 23. Frank continues to reveal that instead of a Christmas tree, the iconic image of Festivus is a rigid aluminum mast. Holiday Staples Other family members gathering around his table to recount all the ways they were a disappointment (known as “diffusion of grievances”) and the pinning of the household head in a wrestling match (the exploits of force “).
Also during this episode, Kramer ends his longtime H & H Bagels strike, Jerry dates a woman who looks good only in certain lights, Elaine gets mad looking for a free sandwich Atomic Sub and George invents a false charity, The Fund for the man to leave his co-workers give this real. Festivus, however, is that most people remember the “strike.”
“I always thought Festivus was kind of imaginary ideal vacation,” said 25-year Grier, who does maintenance facilities for the city of Battle Ground, and owns and operates Nick Grier rights. “It’s something someone can rejoice.”
Unlike Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, Festivus has no religious or cultural affiliation, which makes it a very inclusive, politically correct holiday, according to Tony Leto, executive vice president of sales and marketing for The Wagner Cos., which ventured into the business Festivus poles. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, The Wagner Cos. manufactures systems for architectural metal railings, which require a lot of aluminum tubing. When Leto read the article Salkin of Festivus, he saw a way for the Wagner Cos. to get to the party and attract advertising.
This is the fourth year that Nelson and his family celebrated Festivus. They also celebrate Christmas, but enjoy their holiday bonus alternative. “There may be a lot of pressure around Christmas,” he said. “With Festivus, there is no pressure. It is usually just a game. ”
During the collection of Festivus, Nelson and his family make a potluck with food appearing on “Seinfeld” (think big salads, paella and mulligatawny soup). They each bring an item to regift (if it was another “Seinfeld” episode “The Label Maker, which came regifting). Sometimes they play the” Seinfeld “version of Scene It? DVD quiz. We are all too many things because we’ve seen all the episodes so many times,” he said.
This year, Nelson has introduced a new tradition, encouraging everyone to dress like a “Seinfeld” character. His family has no Festivus pole, however, and feats of strength have been deleted in the interest of safety. To avoid hurting someone’s feelings, they keep the diffusion of light and vague complaints.
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