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Happy Thanksgiving | Convenience is the Enemy

Nov 25th, 2010 | Categories: Housekeeping | by Michael Williams

I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving. I am especially thankful this chilly November day (in Ohio) for everyone that reads and supports ACL. The site has become quite a little community, something that is really amazing to me. So, my thanks to you all.

Posting this video has become a bit of a tradition and I love to keep traditions alive, so here you go. I hope you and your family have a happy, healthly and well fed day.

P.S. If you are planning on getting up at 4am tomorrow to buy a $3 television-set you should be ashamed of yourself.

Comments: 15

15 Comments to “Happy Thanksgiving | Convenience is the Enemy”

  1. TMH
    on Nov 25th, 2010
    @ 5:07 PM

    Happy Thanksgiving Michael. Family, Food and Football.
    Living the dream…

  2. RPH
    on Nov 25th, 2010
    @ 5:15 PM

    Back at you Michael–thank you!

  3. bob corrigan
    on Nov 25th, 2010
    @ 5:44 PM

    Thank you for your fine work, and for keeping your eyes out for all that is beautiful and rare. Enjoy your evening.



  4. JB
    on Nov 25th, 2010
    @ 10:37 PM

    Wishing you and those dear to you a wonderful Holiday.


  5. Max
    on Nov 25th, 2010
    @ 11:17 PM

    Thank you Michael, for a very beautiful blog!

    I was not able to check out the pop-up flea – but the beaded Native American necklaces caught my eye. I always think those are so compelling. How can I get my hands on those?

    Also, if you don’t mind my asking, where were the round keychains being sold? Was that at the Billykirk station? Where might I find some of those around Brooklyn or Manhattan?

    I also loved the belts. Haha. Attempting to live vicariously through your pop-up flea pictures.

    Thanks again!


  6. Chris
    on Nov 25th, 2010
    @ 11:37 PM

    Hey Michael,
    Happy Thanksgiving! I’m home from NYC in Cleveland as well. Where are we drinking Christmas Ale?

  7. Elvisio
    on Nov 26th, 2010
    @ 12:29 AM

    Great work – here’s to a moment in fashion having having a sustained impact on the way we live and think that makes the world a little better for all of us.

  8. Stephen
    on Nov 26th, 2010
    @ 8:47 AM

    Great work on the blog and kudos for all the hard work. Take it easy on the folks shopping today though. They are just people like you and me. Plus, better them than you and I.


  9. Allan
    on Nov 26th, 2010
    @ 12:18 PM

    There was a moment yesterday when an electric knife sounded pretty good! I would just recommend that you make sure your carving set is sharpened and ready…as opposed to the shredding I gave my bird yesterday with a dull knife. It was still delicious!

  10. Gordon Ye Ole General Store
    on Nov 26th, 2010
    @ 12:47 PM

    Love the video. And anyone that got up at3AM to save 70% on kid PJs…….well ….get a life!

  11. PatagoniaCommunity
    on Nov 26th, 2010
    @ 2:19 PM

    Keep up the great work on ACL–good reading. Have a great Christmas season.

  12. Jaret
    on Nov 26th, 2010
    @ 6:45 PM

    Thanks Michael. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

  13. lynne
    on Nov 26th, 2010
    @ 9:07 PM

    here, here, i agree. stay home, sleep late, and eat the leftovers.

  14. ciclofish
    on Nov 28th, 2010
    @ 1:42 PM

    Ah, the High Life ads. These are my favourite beer ads of all time, especially the “Sally, salad eater” and “there was a time when a man knew how to command his vehicle” spots. Thanks for the reminder. Happy holidays

  15. Dresden
    on Dec 1st, 2010
    @ 8:58 PM


    I would like to thank you for a website that has personally meant a lot to me. I’ve read it over the past month from start to the most current posts.

    I first found the site because of the American List. I had been looking for good American companies, and most of my searches were in vain. You wouldn’t believe how good it felt to find your list, I told me girl friend that someone else got it. I got so excited to read the entire blog and check out each company on the List.

    Your site is awesome. I have personally purchased many things from the companies you have on your list. Most recently a pair of the L.L. Bean Signature boots, which are fantastic. I’ve also been sharing your American list and the individual companies with fellow like minded, and not-so-like minded (yet), people.

    I’m truly thankful for the work you’ve done and the blog you’ve created.
    Minneapolis, MN


    p.s. If you hear about any company making power tools in America let us know!