On the high holy day of Americanism. Days of celebration and feasting, a binge of consumption this evening, paeans to our military heroes, riotuous musical celebrations: an ancient Roman would have had no problem identifying our most important religious holiday.

Factoid: "[Football] Game telecast's accounted for nine of the 10 most-watched programs in 2013" -- NY Times Magazine, Feb. 2, 2014


  1. Well, at least there's no ritual cannibalism, no preaching death to the infidels.


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