Before I get going, I'd like to say that I made a similar thread this time last year. I felt it was important then; I feel it is important now. Here we go: This Hype thingdangle is a great place, where I have conversed with a lot of wonderful people (far too many to mention). We discuss a varied amount of topics -- much deeper than any outsider would expect having seeing the name above the door of the place. But having said that we do have our disputes, which indeed we should, because of the nature of the place. But there is also a lot of good feelings spread through these boards, and I'm sure that the regular posters round here will agree, that other sites to post have their place, but it is the Hype! that we all call home. Anyway . . . So what's it all about eggyman? I hear you say. Well, other Thanksgiving threads may pop up over the next couple of days, but this thread is dedicated to sending peace across the pond to my friends in America, who are due to celebrate a holiday that us Brits don't know much about. So, this thread is here for the main purpose of international good will. I for one think it sounds like a great tradition -- an excuse to meet up with your family and get stuffed, being thankful for the times you have with the ones you love. To me this sounds like a pure holiday compared to the manic, shopaholic nature that xmas has turned into. So please, whatever you have to be thankful for, say it, and if you're not in the states, send your love to our brothers and sisters who are. :heart: Peace.