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Pop Culture Affidavit Episode 70: It’s a Festivus Miracle!

Tom Panarese December 22, 2016


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Many Christmases ago, Frank Costanza, fed up with the commercialism of Christmas and upset at how it caused him to reign blows upon another man who also wanted the same doll he was about to buy for his son, decided to create a new holiday–a Festivus for the rest of us. In the spirit of Frank and this holiday, Michael Bailey joins me for a very special Festivus episode.We begin by exploring the origins of Festivus, both through its appearance on Seinfeld and its real-life history. And then carry on the traditions of the holiday with the airing of grievances, where we talk about what’s bothering us in pop culture this year as well as the feats of strength, wherein we take a look at the 1992-1993 Image Comics miniseries Brigade.So get out the aluminum pole and get your family around the table so you can tell them all the ways you’ve disappointed them before they try to pin you because it’s time to celebrate!

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