The Ty-Rade: How to spice up Thanksgiving dinner

By: Ty Wilson, Staff Writer

When you think of Thanksgiving, what are some of the first images that pop into your head? Being with family and friends, the classic Thanksgiving dinner, perhaps a backyard football game? All of these are what makes Thanksgiving such a great time to be around the ones you love. But we all know there's no better feeling than razzing your Aunt Susan with endless “Let’s Go Brandon” chants during the meal.

Thanksgiving dinners can sometimes be boring, so this year, let's try to spice things up with a few excellent talking points. While politics and religion have been no-gos in years prior, I’d say go for it this year. What's the worst that could happen? Someone throws the turkey at the wall? It was probably dry anyway.

To really get a good conversation started, you should think about who’s sitting at the dinner table. For example, say your Uncle Joey just got laid off. Use this as a segway to start a conversation about how easy it is for someone to get a job these days. That should get the emotional juices flowing really fast. But that's kind of an easy one. Anybody could have thought of that. Now let's get serious about this.

Gun control has been an issue in the United States for decades now, but today you're going to solve it in your dining room. This really works well if you have any war veterans or couch politicians in your family. All you really have to do is drop the topic and then stand back. Maybe sprinkle in a few comments about the Second Amendment and 1776, and you're all set for a great show.

Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy the company of your family in the comfort of your home. If you're travelling this year, make sure to bring your political views with you. Think of it as a side dish, like creamed corn. But instead of creamed corn, its your skewed opinion on abortion. Heck you don’t even need a crockpot for that.

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