Happy Thanksgiving | Convenience is the Enemy

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 on “Happy Thanksgiving | Convenience is the Enemy

    TMH on November 25, 2010 5:07 PM:

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

    RPH on November 25, 2010 5:15 PM:

    Back at you Michael–thank you!

    bob corrigan on November 25, 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.



    JB on November 25, 2010 10:37 PM:

    Wishing you and those dear to you a wonderful Holiday.


    Max on November 25, 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!


    Chris on November 25, 2010 11:37 PM:

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

    Elvisio on November 26, 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.

    Stephen on November 26, 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.


    Allan on November 26, 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!

    Gordon Ye Ole General Store on November 26, 2010 12:47 PM:

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

    PatagoniaCommunity on November 26, 2010 2:19 PM:

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

    Jaret on November 26, 2010 6:45 PM:

    Thanks Michael. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

    lynne on November 26, 2010 9:07 PM:

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

    ciclofish on November 28, 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

    Dresden on December 1, 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!

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