14 posts tagged sandwich night
Let me weave our tale of TCGS Thanksgiving… it’s one you might already know, but without realizing it.
Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November every year in the United States and the sanitized version of the Thanksgiving story (as it is celebrated in America) basically asks everyone to give thanks for the food, family, and friends around them. As a result, people usually use Thanksgiving as a time to travel back to their hometowns to visit their families and friends. Unfortunately that means a lot of New Yorkers leave the big apple for Thanksgiving and a lonely few, who were either unable to travel or who had no where to go, end up stuck in NYC without many of their friends (and many restaurants shut down on Thanksgiving).
Because of this tradition of traveling home, we were going to cancel our TCGS last year until we realized a few of us were still going to be in NYC the night before Thanksgiving. We decided that instead of putting on a big crazy TCGS, we would just have asmall intimate showand invite anyone left in New York to come celebrate Thanksgiving with us. But, here’s the twist (and you might already see it coming)— we thought it might be fun to have Thanksgiving dinner on the air. However, we didn’t have the time or money to organize a big complicated meal. Thus, in a stroke of genius, Shannon suggested we do something simpler… she suggested we…just make sandwiches… so we agreed and decided to call the nightSANDWICH NIGHT.
And from that point forward we all agreed that every Thanksgiving eve we would gather together to celebrate life the only way we knew how: by honoring the food that, itself, is a symbol of friendship— the almighty sandwich: a food that is, at it’s core, two pieces of bread coming together on either side of the same meat, cheese, vegetable, or other food item and engaging in a culinary hug before being devoured by humans. The end.
More things like this over on the forums.