I cringe whenever I attempt to watch any old Seinfeld episodes, but that doesn’t mean I fail to appreciate the many pop culture gifts it gave us over the years. One of those gifts is Festivus, the holiday created by author and editor Daniel O’Keefe in 1966 and presented to the world as the idea of Frank Costanza (Jerry Stiller) in the 1997 episode “The Strike”, written by O’Keefe’s son.
December 23 marks Festivus and has lived on in pop culture infamy ever since.
A festivus for the rest of us! We’re happy to inform that all of our APM’s have several poles (very high strength-to-weight ratio) to celebrate today’s date, no tinsel décor of course cause that’s distracting. Happy #Festivus! pic.twitter.com/VbCXFG73nP— Orlando International Airport (@MCO) December 23, 2019
Happy Festivus!!! May you have more time than you need for your #AiringofGrievances. May you win the #FeatsOfStrength. And may every moment of your ordinary day be a #FestivusMiracle pic.twitter.com/nE1YNiPQBJ— Dr. Judi Cinéas (@DrJudiC) December 23, 2019
Airing of Grievances
Happy #Festivus! @JohnFetterman joined me to read some of the grievances you’ve aired with us on Twitter.— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) December 23, 2019
We sat out the feats of strength this year because I didn’t want to embarrass John in front of the entire commonwealth. pic.twitter.com/zNChUQKG1Z
it's Fetivus, so you know that means (or you don't because you're under 25)!? It's time for the #AiringofGrievances.— jenifer daniels 🥧 (@jentrification) December 23, 2019
1. flyers who wear all of their accessories to the security check. you don't need that belt and Mr T starter kit!
6. the couples on #LoveItOrListIt with champagne dreams and beer budgets.— jenifer daniels 🥧 (@jentrification) December 23, 2019
7. fast food places that don't give you condiments unless you ask.
8. fast food places that give you TOO MANY condiments. what am i supposed to do with 38 packets of ketchup?#AiringofGrievances
Feats of Strength
Hotel coffee is actually half way decent….It's a Festivus miracle!!!!!#festivusmiracle— Rich Barone (@goldtankboy) December 23, 2019
Took the stairs instead of elevator (#featsofstrength); reviewed CATS evals (#AiringofGrievances); got grades to the Registrar (#festivusmiracle); now about that darn #festivuspole #HappyFestivus #festivusfortherestofus— Anthony Tobia, MD (@atobiamd) December 23, 2019
Also, Google “Festivus” for a surprise in the results.
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