I hope everyone is having a pleasant Thanksgiving Day (in the U.S. For some reason the rest of the world doesn't want to celebrate or holiday as set by down by our presidents...I mean, don't we all celebrate Guy Fawkes Night in the U.S.? Or all of the Dias del los Muertos?).
Juan Cole has done a bit of digging into the origins and traditions of this day. Classic Americana.
When we used to do Thanksgiving as cross-dressing and insulting authority...... Thanksgiving in the nineteenth century in some parts of the country was a combination of Eddie Izzard (cross-dressing), Lady Gaga (wild costumes and breaking conventions)...
Now doesn't that sound like being worth a gander? The tale of old school all American revelry.