Family Driving You Nuts? Distract Yourself on Thanksgiving

We found a few things to distract yourself while your family is screaming either about God, football, or God playing football.
By: Michelle Garcia
November 22 2012 6:00 AM

We found a few things to distract yourself while your family is screaming either about God, football, or God playing football.  Happy Thanksgiving! 

Readable DVR

You know those shows that are just sitting in your Hulu queue or on Netflix Instant that you've been meaning to "catch up on" for the past four seasons? Consider reading the recaps if you're truly in a hurry (or just truly bored). A couple of our favorite shows that you should tooootally see so we can kvetch about them include:
- Community
- Game of Thrones
- Girls
- Downton Abbey
- The Mindy Project
- The Good Wife
- Emily Owens, M.D.

The Perfect Guide to Holiday Etiquitte

OK, not perfect, but hilarious.

Plan Your Black Friday
If you're going to brave the crowds for that hot-ticket TV early tomorrow morning (or hell, this evening) Money Under 30 has a game plan for you. But, really, is Black Friday even worth it?

Games! Games will save you from your family!

Robot Unicorn Attack for iTunes, Android, or on AdultSwim.com is addicting, cute, and awesome. Who knew being a unicorn could look so badass and rainbow-y?

Fold Stuff

Nothing passes time and impresses others like an origami butterfly, an origami basket, or a origami flying heart:

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Play Sommelier

Offer to run out and go to the store, to pick out a good wine pairing for dinner. We've got a good guide here:

Here's a bunch of stuff you didn't need to know about Saved By The Bell.

It Happened To Me

Jane magazine got me through those teen and early 20s years. The magazine isn't in print anymore, BUT one of my favorite sections, the super-personal, wild, exciting, and hilarious It Happened To Me essays, are alive and well on xoJane.com.

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Catch up on Kate McKinnon.

The three new ladies on SNL (McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, and Cecily Strong) are killing it this season, but we have a soft spot for Kate, especially since she's the first gay lady in the long-running show's history.  Check out some of her previous stuff, so you can be that much more of a comedy nerd.
1. I'm A Crazy Bitch: My Top Four Altercations with Strangers

2. Episode 1 of Vag Magazine

Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6

 

3. Speed Date  

 

4.  How Do I Know Them?

 

5. BP Spills Coffee

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Let's Get Physical

Are you stuck at home without a significant other or at least someone from back-in-the-day who you can hook up with on holidays? Don't worry, we'll help you get your rub (or buzz) on with these sexy, diverse, gorgeously curated Tumblr pages. Just don't leave your phone lying around where the kid's table can get to it. This is soooooooo Not Safe For Work. Or the Dinner Table.

Femme Things | Queer Fat Butch | Lesbian Silk | Lesbian Porn for Lesbians
Commence! 
Pretend that these brilliant, amazing people are telling you to go for it, live your dreams and seize the day with these five killer commencement speeches.

Dolly Parton Delivers Commencement Address at the University of Tennessee 2009

 

Ellen DeGeneres at Tulane's 2009 Commencement Speech

 

Meryl Streep, Barnard Commencement Speaker 2010, Columbia University

 

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barnard 2009 Commencement Address

 

Sheryl Sandberg, Barnard College Commencement 2011

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