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This has to be fake, right? The Potluck Dictator.
« on: July 01, 2009, 09:49:18 AM »
http://awkwardfamilyphotos.com/

This is hilarious to me...read the Thanksgiving email.

Notice the demand about the pumpkin pie "Use MY silver palate recipe..." Because any recipe anyone else has is clearly inferior.
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2009, 09:56:50 AM »
Wow.  What a "b".  I hope they all told her what she could do with her instructions.

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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2009, 10:03:51 AM »
So, I was checking out the Awkward Family Photos site today and came across this gem of a letter:

http://awkwardfamilyphotos.com/2009/07/01/awkward-family-story-the-thanksgiving-letter/

I mean, it's fake, right?  RIGHT?  It's so bad, it's good.  And I don't even know where to begin with it!

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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2009, 10:14:37 AM »
I would be making other plans...Denny's is open on Thanksgiving, right? :P

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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2009, 10:14:59 AM »
Oh my goodness! I wonder if she's their mother, or what?
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2009, 10:17:59 AM »
If I recieved a letter like that, I would so be wrapping everything, including myself, in aluminum foil.
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2009, 10:18:19 AM »
I don't know...I didn't get that Mom vibe, not enough guilt. I think that she must be the oldest sister or something.

The snark about the blue potato dish has me itching for backstory.
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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2009, 10:19:18 AM »
This reminds me of my Thanksgiving with the inlaws. We get doled our assignments as well. The only difference is we don't get required to use a recipe, or a container requirement. But we get ordered to bring everything, down to dinner rolls and condiments, including cranberry sauce. It is divided and assigned a few weeks before Thanksgiving. The only thing that is provided by the host is the turkey.

It is really annoying.

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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2009, 10:19:25 AM »
I just discovered that site last week and its hilarious!!!

I think by far my favorite phrase is, 'regulation size casserole with lid.'    WHAT IS A REGULATION SIZED CASSEROLE!?!?!? :P

If I received an email like this- I would be staying home for thanksgiving...  I would hate to imagine what happened when someone showed up with a non-regulation sized casserole.  Or 4lbs of asparagus instead of 5...   ::)  A war might start!  

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« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2009, 10:19:38 AM »
This is the part that just killed me: "The Amy Misto Family (why do I even bother she will never read this)"

I mean, SNAP!  It's so blatantly rude!

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« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2009, 10:20:59 AM »
You know, I think I have to wash my hair that day...
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« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2009, 10:21:41 AM »
Here's the source cited in the Awkward Family Photos blog...and her source is ... a friend of a friend!

http://californiakara.blogspot.com/2008/11/happy-thanksgiving-ocd-style.html

Yeah, I'm thinking that maybe it's a baby UL that's just been released to the wild. Snopes doesn't seem to have it yet, but I'm sure it's just a matter of time.

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« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2009, 10:25:03 AM »
Oh dear...  I hope it's fake, I'd hate to be related to this person.

Am I the only one wondering why the stuffing (SANS MEAT!) is the only thing that must come in a casserole WITHOUT a lid?  (or at least, no lid is mentioned).  Is it supposed to be uncovered?  Or is aluminum foil (horrors) permitted?

Also, what size is a "regulation" casserole?

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« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2009, 10:28:58 AM »
Wow.  What a "b".  I hope they all told her what she could do with her instructions.

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Please accept this notice of termination of our relationship.  We find that your "hostessing" doesn't meet with Ehell-approved standards of how to treat your guests.  We specifically request removal from all future communications outlining what to bring to your house, as we will be making alternate arrangements for all future holidays and other family events.

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Re: This has to be fake, right? The Potluck Dictator.
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2009, 10:29:10 AM »
I can believe its real. I know people who would write something exactly like this. (Notice I didn't say I was *friends* with someone who would write this)

However, if I was assigned something on that list, I would bring th complete opposite because the smart aleck in me is stronger than the ehellion. "Oh you wanted green bean casserole? I'm sorry, the instructions weren't very clear so I just brought this pepperoni pizza instead."