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My wife Sue and I have been running an annual event for 15 years. It started with my desire to run a winter blow-out invitational to invite all of our contacts to and make a great way to increase our chances towards staying in touch with those we know.
My passion to do something like this started with winter break from Madison in 1993. I wanted to have some of my friends over to my dads house. My dad asked me about what kind of numbers I was going towards. I told him that I would invite about a dozen people and if 5-7 showed up, I would be happy. Well, the word got around as I invited it that if they were going to get together with others anyway and that would hold them up from getting with me to bring them along. As it happened, we had about 30 people over and it was smashing success.
This confirmed to me that folks like to have a winter gathering to keep things active in the time entering the new year. I determined at the time that the first weekend in February was when I wanted to do something like this. At that time, it was after the Super Bowl and the week before Valentine's Day. Now the NFL has expanded, and Festivus for the Restivus is a pre-SuperBowl event. A friend of ours in the recent years shared with us a concept of Soup or Bowl to take to bowling alleys. This works well with Seinfeld culture as there is a soup Natzi in the sitcom.
My wife and I met in Lafollete House of Adams Hall in Madison, and the group we met together out there is our core group for Festivus.
Festivus includeds feats of strength, airing of grievances, Festivus poles and whole lot more. Festivus poles are made by the Wagner Companies on Brown Deer Road here on the north side of Milwaukee.
This all presents great tie-ins with us and gives us a way to thank all the folks in our lives for the great life we have together. Please enjoy Festivus whether it is the traditional time of Dec. 23, our schedule, or one of your own.
Please join us Sunday at 10AM CST/11AM EST as we celebrate Festivus. We will celebrate with the airing of grievances and dirty laundry & then commence with the beating of dirty rugs and dead horses. We will continue laughing at those who are tilting at windmills.
The dial in number is 310-982-4273 and press 1 to speak with the hosts. You can also Skype into the show.
Please join us for our annual Festivus celebration. We will recap the year and commence with the airing of grievances. Please call in and tell us why you celebrate Fesituvs.
The dial in number is 310-982-4273 and press 1 to speak with the host. You can also Skyope into the show.
Tonight on What's Your Fantasy, join hosts Jared Ferree & Joe Everett as they celebrate Festivus!
Tonight on the show, in the spirit of the Seinfeldian holiday we will "Air Our Grievances" against all the NFL & Fantasy Football Players who let us down during this past season.
To help us out will be Nando Di Fino from CBS.Sportsline.com and Gill Alexander from Pregame.com and "The Betting Dork" Podcast. They'll join us to "Air their grievances" and hope to put it all behind them before we move into 2013.
We hope you join us for a fun and therapeutic night getting it all off our chests.
Please join Raina, Mario, William, Alfred, and Nicome Sunday as they discuss the Mayan calendar and air their grievances for Festivus.
What is this Mayan calendar and is it dependable? What are your grievances for the year? The call-in number is 310-982-4273. You can also Skype into the show. Time: 10AM PST/Noon CST/1PM EST.
This week our show is entitled The Festivus Show. Get your metal pole out from the crawl space and gather around the radio as we honor the traditions of Festivus! Listeners are encouraged to call in at (213) 286-6709 and join in the fun. Tell us what really “grinds your gears” about genealogy (airing of grievances) as well as show off your genealogy super-powers and accomplishments (feats of strength). And we’ll have a special discussion about giving back to the genealogy community (the Human Fund). This will truly be a Festivus for the rest of us! And, as usual, you never know what other aspects of genealogy and family history will be covered at GeneaBloggers Radio so tune in! GeneaBloggers Radio is about the most fun you can have with your genealogy on a Friday night!
Monyka Berrocosa, Host and Executive Producer of MyCity4Her Radio talks with volunteer and patient Toni Brown, Practice Liaison with Dankmeyer, Inc.
Proceeds from Flip Flop Festivus to be held in Baltimore, MD on September 20, 2013 will directly benefit the groundbreaking research efforts of Johns Hopkins University Professor Dr. David Moller, whose team is on the cusp of creating a lead diagnostic test for Sarcoidosis, which would save millions in healthcare expenses.
Established in 1998, The Life and Breath Foundation is a 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to raising funds to improve patient care, improve communication between patients and physicians and fund research to find a cure for Sarcoidosis, which affects 1 in every 2,000 Americans. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised over $300,000 for Sarcoidosis research studies. Because of reduced NIH funding, Sarcoidosis research efforts require significant philanthropic support to move forward.
For all of the nonsense that goes around this time of year regarding "Merry Christmas," "Happy Holidays," "Festivus for the Rest of Us," "Happy Hannukah," and all the others - does one wish one a "Killer Kwanza," or is it something else? - Most of it is surface gloss and irrelevant. What really matters is precisely what one does to celebrate their holiday of choice. I'd rather hear "Happy Holidays" that watch Grandma and Aunt Sue duke it out in a snow covered yard over who that box of wine really belongs to - to site just one example. How do we celebrate the holidays in a way that spiritually meaningful without getting trapped in the materialism and performance based approval systems that have permanently ruined the holidays for so many?
Equally important is the issue of those for whom the holidays bring more pain than joy. If we are one of those people, how can we move toward healing? If we know one of those people, how might we help them be more comfortable if they decide to attend our holiday event? We'll look at these issues and more today on Interspritual Insights.
It's a special, all new Tuesday episode of Red Maryland Radio tonight at 8 PM on the Red Maryland Network.
On tonight's show:
Governor-Elect Hogan is announcing six new Cabinet members today. We'll break it all down.
In the name of science, they've crunched all of the numbers of the days of the year Americans are the most drunk.
And today is December 23rd. Which means it's Festivus. So we'll do an airing of the grievances.
This is why you can't afford to miss this special episode of Red Maryland Radio tonight at 8 PM on the Red Maryland Network.......and don't forget that you can subscribe to all Red Maryland Network programming on iTunes and on Stitcher.
Tonight, we mourn the loss of Sailor Moon/Usagi Tsukino, Tuxedo Mask/Mamoru Chiba/Prince Endymion & Zekken/Yuuki Konno. Very sad weekend in the anime world. :(
Non the less, we're going to talking about the latest Sailor Moon Crystal episode, talking about Sword Art Online II for the final time as we're moving on to Kill La Kill after the new year & we're discussing the 2014 Trolley Awards, the unofficial successor to the Ghosties! We have the award show next weekend, hopefully joined by PonyToast and other guests! Last show of the year! If you want to vote, go to this page: http://goo.gl/forms/rxIA5W67SP!
If you want to call in, please call in at (516) 418-5668, click the Skype button or call our alternative phone line at 218-936-4971 & enter PIN 227528# I promise we'll have the problem with the alternative line fixed tonight!
Don't forget, everyone is invited to the Internet Graffiti Festivus Special on Tuesday! Details to follow!
Christmas celebrations never end here at IWS! We're gonna celebrate Christmases past, present and future this week! We'll check in with all of our correspondents, be treated to a special Stand Up Comedy Show from Santa himself and get Christmas well wishes from celebrities and friends of IWS all over the world. Plus, a very special performance of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" by the IWS Players.
Also, we will celebrate Festivus and just might air a few grievances and invite you to call in and do the same!