Posts Tagged: Veteran’s Day
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Edgar Allan Poe, Bea Arthur, Jimi Hendrix and Other Weird Military Veterans

Oh hey it's Veterans Day, America's most ambiguously celebrated federal holiday. Everyone (mostly) professes to love "the troops," especially if it's not too close to a news cycle about the troops urinating on the war dead or burning Korans or having sexytime with a lady biographer. But lots of people are bummed out by what the troops are expected to do, which is fight in imperial wars to secure oil supplies for people who won't use the subway or get a Prius. What to do? Luckily, the day is almost over, so there's nothing really "to do" except enjoy this video jukebox of surprising famous/infamous military veterans, such as [...]

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New York City and TGI Friday's Don't Support the Troops

It is fashionable to despise the TGI Friday's location in New York City's Union Square. The reasons for doing so are usually some blend of self-serving pretension based on the chain's food selection, its perceived Midwesternness (TGI Friday's is headquartered in Texas) or one's own coastal elitism.

But loathing the Union Square TGI Friday's for cultural reasons is childish. There is a whole legitimate reason to detest the establishment. TGI Friday's in Union Square doesn't support the troops.

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Happy Veterans Day, Veterans

Attention, veterans: In celebration of your service to our country and the hardships you face both in times of peace and of war, please enjoy a free app! And a complimentary soda. Your nation salutes you.