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A Nation Of Finks: Your William S. Burroughs Thanksgiving Prayer 2014

A holiday tradition
We began posting this Thanksgiving Prayer by William S. Burroughs and Gus Van Sant back in 2006, and a lot of things have changed since then. The deadpan list of Bloody American Triumphs sounds less like sarcasm in our Terrible Year of the Lord 2014, and more like an elegy. Read more on A Nation Of Finks: Your William S. Burroughs Thanksgiving Prayer 2014…
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Wholesome American Guts: Your William S. Burroughs Thanksgiving Prayer 2013

We began posting this Thanksgiving Prayer by William S. Burroughs and Gus Van Sant back in 2006, and a lot of things have changed since then. We cannot possibly hope to match the grim depths of the 2010 / 2011 iterations of the prayer, so we know better than to even make the attempt. But this year, we definitely have a face to go with Burroughs’ line about “decent church-going women with their mean, pinched, bitter, evil faces.” Read more on Wholesome American Guts: Your William S. Burroughs Thanksgiving Prayer 2013…
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Wholesome American Guts: Your William S. Burroughs Thanksgiving Prayer 2012

We began posting this Thanksgiving Prayer by William S. Burroughs and Gus Van Sant back in 2006, and a lot of things have changed since then. (For one thing, the YouTube copy we linked to in 2006 through 2011 is gone and borked forever.) We also cannot possibly hope to match the grim depths of the 2010 / 2011 iterations of the prayer, so we know better than to even make the attempt. Read more on Wholesome American Guts: Your William S. Burroughs Thanksgiving Prayer 2012…
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Turkey In Wholesome American Guts: Thanksgiving Prayer 2011

We began posting this Thanksgiving Prayer by William S. Burroughs back in 2006. And something weird has happened in the years since. The deadpan list of Bloody American Triumphs sounds less like sarcasm in our Terrible Year of the Lord 2010 2011, and more like an elegy. Read more on Turkey In Wholesome American Guts: Thanksgiving Prayer 2011…
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Wholesome American Guts: A Thanksgiving Prayer From Our Past

We began posting this Thanksgiving Prayer by William S. Burroughs back in 2006. And something weird has happened in the years since. The deadpan list of Bloody American Triumphs sounds less like sarcasm in our Terrible Year of the Lord 2010 and more like an elegy. Read more on Wholesome American Guts: A Thanksgiving Prayer From Our Past…
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Wonkette’s Children’s Treasury of Traditional Thanksgiving Videos

Without the turkey-slaughter stylings of Miss Wasilla, how could any of us really enjoy Thanksgiving? Here’s the dropout governor of Alaska before she ditched her job for Hollywood. Look how she doesn’t want to touch that filthy animal! Once you’ve gone Neiman Marcus, you can’t go back. So many more beloved holiday traditional videos await you, the thankful American. Read more on Wonkette’s Children’s Treasury of Traditional Thanksgiving Videos…
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Happy Thanksgiving Prayer, America!

“Thanks for a Nation of Finks,” says America’s Poet, William S. Burroughs, in this beloved Thanksgiving Prayer. (It is traditional for the head of household to recite this prayer before the Feast.) [Gus Van Sant/Google Video] Read more on Happy Thanksgiving Prayer, America!…
 

‘Thanks For a Nation of Finks’

There are many things to be thankful for, as William S. Burroughs makes all too clear in this inspirational Thanksgiving Prayer from 1986. For a lighter look at modern America, don’t miss George W. Bush’s official Thanksgiving Proclamation: “We are grateful for the freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution.” Read more on ‘Thanks For a Nation of Finks’…