HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY -- the remembrance of gratitude for Native Americans teaching the Pilgrims some farming tips and celebration of the Pilgrims' rejection of communism. Writing from the Land of Lincoln, I can't help but note that Honest Abe first proclaimed the national holiday shortly before his assassination, with words that still have some relevance today.
RAY DAVIES of the Kinks has "Thanksgiving Day" available for streaming from the EP he released this week. Pretty good.
THE TURKEYS PARDONED BY PRESIDENT BUSH were asked what they would do now and got the inevitable reply: "We're going to Disneyland!"
RUTH M. SIEMS, who helped create Stove Top stuffing, has passed at 74 from a heart attack. Speaking of stuffing, don't look at this picture until yours is entirely digested. You've been warned.
I'LL BE BACK at full steam Friday, but simply must convey this breaking story:
JESSICA SIMPSON and NICK LACHEY SEPARATED: It's official. Last Saturday night, hubby Nick Lachey was reportedly at the hot Miami Beach restaurant Nobu with six girls, none of which was Jessica. Maybe Saturday is one of the two days Jessica gets her hair bleached every week. No doubt Jessica will be consulting Jennifer Aniston about all this.