Ahhh yes, the great debate. Scalzi decided to go there.
Check it out: Weekend Assignment #139
To the dark side or to the light?
In homage, I, too, have posted a Star Wars Cartoon, but of course, mine is relating to coffee.
Back to the assignment at hand, Dark or Light?
Do we speak of good and evil?
NO! Turkey meat! Where do you stand???? What color is your Lightsaber, er, I mean turkey meat?
With Luke and Yoda over on the Light Side, or with Vader and the Emperor on the Dark Side?
The Battle started in my house as a kid. Mom, totally on the Dark Side. Dad totally on the Light. Me, following Dad on the Light Side.
Why? I don't know, it just seemed right.
The Battle of the Meat Shades began. Each year, Mom would taunt us about the Dark Side, but we held strong.
Then, suddenly, one year it happened! Dad started to nibble in the medium area, and then, before you knew it, Mom's Dark force drew him over, too! Ack! Forever lost...
Every year, now from both of them, I had to hear about the juicy dark meat, yadda yadda, 'just try it', yadda yadda, 'you'll never eat the Light again'...yadda yadda. Still, I held strong to the Light Side.
Then, Kathy, the sister of my heart, moved in and became part of the family. Unfortunately, she was already tainted and strong in her love of the Dark Side. Mom and Dad gain yet another Dark soul for the Battle, and I found no ally there. <sigh>
Then, I married.
Could it be I would have help in this Battle? Nah.
Hubby is no damn help. He hates turkey. Yes, you read right. He hates it. Eats all the sides, skips the bird. On Turkey Day.
It isn't right, but, I am not perfect either, so live and let live. I love the guy anyway.
The Battle of the Meat Shades rages on in our vector of the universe.
Enter the kids. Who knows, maybe one, just one might be the Luke to my Yoda.
Hammer was all Light Side until my Mom started to work Vader's charms on him about 2 years ago. Now, you had better just keep your hands and feet away from the leg, or have your lightsaber ready, because he will fight you for it!
Dang that woman, she even got him to eat all dark meat chicken and goose and duck! I fear that Hammer, my young padawan, is truly and forever lost to the Dark Side. The Dark Side is just that strong, says my Mom.
Pumpkin Muffin will eat anything that tastes good and is put on her plate with gravy. Dark, Light, whatever, just heap on the gravy and mashed potatoes, and shut up already about the whole big 'Battle' because she is hungry and just wants to eat.
'Nuff said, and as you can see, no help for me there either.
That leaves Fuzzy. Fuzzy still remains on the Light Side!
Yet, my triumph is hollow. This one ally of mine is only here by default. He really is not all that fussed over turkey at all. I fear someday he will exit the Battle completely, like Hubby.
So, the Battle of the Meat Shades rages on! They with their taunts and lures of juiciness, and promises of great reward.
Fear not, fellow Light Side compatriots, I know you are out there, and I will not succumb to the Dark Side.
The Force and the Light are strong in me.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all! :-D
ps... Extra Credit was to share something I am thankful for this holiday, and I will do another entry for that later.