Happy Thanksgiving from CFLF

Allow me this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for coming back day after day and reading the drivel that travels from my little brain down to the tips of my fingers and onto this page. It has been seven years since I launched Comments from Left Field and although I took a significant hiatus I would not have kept this place up and running nor would I have returned to writing were it not for you. And while I am at it I should not forget to thank the other writers at CFLF who volunteered their time and energy over the years to contributing to this site. For this I am truly thankful. Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

Now, being the sci-fi geek that I am I will leave you with a snippet of the words of one of the most creative modern authors of the day. Trust me, you will get a kick out of this one so be sure to head over to AMC Film Critic and read in it’s entirety John Scalzi – Saying Thanksgiving Grace, the Science-fictional Way:

Dear Great and Gracious Lord,

This Thanksgiving, we pause to reflect on all the bounty and good fortune with which you have graced us this year. Thank you, Lord, for this feast we have in front of us and for the family and friends who are with us today to enjoy this bounty and this day with us, even our Cousin Chet. Thank you for our health and for our happiness.

We also thank you for the world and that in your wisdom you have not stopped the Earth’s core from rotating, collapsing our planet’s magnetic field and causing microwaves from the sun to fry whole cities, requiring a plucky band of scientists to drill down through the mantle and start the core’s rotation with nuclear bombs. That seems like a lot of work, so we are pleased you’ve kept the Earth’s core as it is.

We also thank you for once again not allowing our technology to gain sentience, to launch our own missiles at us, to send a robot back in time to kill the mother of the human resistance, to enslave us all, and finally to use our bodies as batteries. That doesn’t even make sense from an energy-management point of view, Lord, and you’d think the robots would know that. But in your wisdom, you haven’t made it an issue yet, so thank you.

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