Fight for Your Right to Party

Our ancestors lived for holidays. Keep that in mind this season

When it comes to the holidays, I'm like the littleĀ old lady in the well-worn joke. She goes to a restaurant, finishes her meal, then presents the waiter with two complaints: one, the food was awful, and, two, there wasn't enough of it.

Call me a purist, but as Christmas approaches, it's worth noting that the ancient and traditional idea of a holiday did not include attempted murders over PlayStation 3 or CNN advisories on how to beat "holiday stress." According to anthropologists, human festivities--probably going back to the Paleolithic era--featured the universal ingredients of feasting, dancing, costuming, masking and/ or face...

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