Movie Millisecond: Happy Thanksgiving Thursday from Wednesday

Addams Family Values (Barry Sonnenfeld, 1993).

Wednesday: You have taken the land which is rightfully ours. Years from now, my people will be forced to live in mobile homes on reservations. Your people will wear cardigans and drink highballs. We will sell our bracelets by the road sides; you will play golf, and enjoy hot hors d’oeuvres. My people will have pain and degradation. Your people will have stick shifts. The gods of my tribe have spoken. They have said, “Do not trust the Pilgrims … especially Sarah Miller.”

Amanda: Gary, she’s changing the words!

Wednesday: … And for all these reasons, I have decided to scalp you and burn your village to the ground.

edit 11/24/11: Several months ago I screencapped the hell out of a gorgeous, HD version of AFV with subtitles. Then my desktop hard drive crashed. I’ve been limping along on the strength of my laptop as I attempt to reconstruct the desktop with the help of others, but I hadn’t realized the breadth of my little tragedy until I went to put together my hotly anticipated Wednesday Thanksgiving post and brokenheartely remembered that batch of files hadn’t been transferred on to my external hard drive (which I frequently updated as a backup to both systems in the face of just such an eventuality as this). Sad. I’m sad about this.

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6 Responses to “Movie Millisecond: Happy Thanksgiving Thursday from Wednesday”

  1. Dairyfarmer Says:

    Do I get to ignore my Euro-guilt since I’m at least 1/8th, probably closer to 1/6th (thanks dad), Native-American?

  2. stupiddle Says:

    Re: Your Thanksgiving post

    Kind Sir:

    Don’t lose your optimism.

    any Michael Moore flick

    and of course

    World/sea change is happening now. It’s a great time to be alive.


  3. Jed Leyland Says:

    I am leaving this comment here because I can’t figure out any other way to….any way, when are you going to post new stuff ?!?!

  4. linebacker59 Says:

    Reblogged this on 59's site.

  5. Ed Rhodes Says:

    While I understand Wednesday’s speech is not meant to be historically accurate. I’d like to point out that the Indians didn’t learn about scalping until they were taught by the white man during the French and Indian Wars. (Bounties were paid on Indians killed and the way you proved how many Indians you’d killed was with their scalps.)

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