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  • Macy’s Racy Thanksgiving Day Parade

    12/02/2013 1:28:17 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    RedState ^ | December 2, 2013 | Breeanne Howe
    The most uncomfortable part of my Thanksgiving has, for the last couple of years, been a little trick my father taught me about how to keep the turkey from drying out while cooking. I have to make a slice between the skin and the meat and then stuff tabs of butter under the turkey’s skin. I use an entire stick of butter and place them strategically around the turkey. While it does make for a tender turkey, words don’t do justice to the ickiness of having to work under the skin. This year, however, had an added level of uncomfortableness....
  • Spider-Man Balloon Punctured at Thanksgiving Day Parade

    11/28/2013 6:26:09 PM PST · by Gamecock · 7 replies
    East Idaho News ^ | November 28, 2013
    (NEW YORK) -- Usually Spider-Man is the one spinning a web, but on Thursday the superhero was the one who ended up getting snared. The Spider-Man balloon, measuring nearly 30-feet tall and 78-feet long, had part of its left arm torn when it hit a branch during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Balloon handlers held tight to their balloons, which were threatened by winds of up to 26 mph during the annual parade. The New York Police Department had considered grounding the balloons, a popular draw at the annual parade, but instead ordered them to...
  • Kanye West & pro Castro Juanes at Macy's Thanksgiving parade

    11/25/2010 7:49:15 AM PST · by Mandingo Conservative · 6 replies
    As millions more watched the live broadcast on television, entertainers on tap included Kanye West, Gladys Knight and Colombian rocker Juanes. The Broadway casts of "American Idiot" and "Elf" were scheduled to perform, along with marching bands from across the United States.
  • Everything you need to know about the Macy's parade

    11/23/2008 8:24:58 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies · 446+ views
    He is the bridge that connects Thanksgiving to Christmas, autumn to winter, the calm store aisles of early November to the go-go-go shopping season of December. Santa Claus is expected to arrive in Herald Square a few minutes before noon. He will follow 10 bands, 13 giant balloons, 28 floats, 900 clowns and 1,700 cheerleaders. Millions of people will line the streets of Manhattan, waiting for the moment when Jolly Old St. Nick puts the finishing touches on this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The 82nd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade When: 9 a.m. to noon Thursday Where: Manhattan...
  • MIRACLE ON 34TH ST.

    11/28/2005 11:24:12 AM PST · by Irontank · 14 replies · 1,388+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 28, 2005 | Arnold Ahlert
    THIS year's Thanksgiving Day Parade brought us another "Miracle on 34th Street." Tethers from the "M&M's Chocolate Candies" balloon became entangled with a lamppost along the parade route — causing a 30-pound light to strike two sisters from Albany, Sarah Chamberlain, 11, and Mary, 26. Sarah required nine stitches to close a head wound. Mary, who uses a wheelchair, got a bump on the head. Then came the miracle: The girls' father, Stephen Chamberlain, noted that it was "a freak accident," said "accidents just happen" — and announced he had no intention of filing a lawsuit. Instead, he accepted Macy's...
  • While Others Reported Accident, NBC Stuck to Sunny Re-Broadcast of Last Year's M&M's

    11/25/2005 7:54:07 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 31 replies · 1,467+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 25, 2005 | ANDY NEWMAN
    NBC did not interrupt its broadcast of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade yesterday to bring viewers the news that an M&M balloon had crashed into a light pole, injuring two sisters. In fact, when the time came in the tightly scripted three-hour program for the M&Ms' appearance, NBC weaved in tape of the balloon crossing the finish line at last year's parade - even as the damaged balloon itself was being dragged from the accident scene. At 11:47 a.m., as an 11-year-old girl and her 26-year-old sister were being treated for injuries, the parade's on-air announcers - Katie Couric, Matt...
  • NBC Didn't Report Accident During Parade

    11/26/2005 12:00:25 PM PST · by wagglebee · 40 replies · 1,117+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | 11/26/05 | AP
    During its live coverage of the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, NBC did not tell viewers that a giant balloon had caught on a street lamp and injured two sisters. At the point in the broadcast when the "M&M's Chocolate Candies" balloon was supposed to have crossed the finish line, announcers Katie Couric, Matt Lauer and Al Roker stuck close to their scripts and the network ran footage of the balloon from last year's parade. Couric told the audience they were seeing old footage and bantered with Lauer and Roker, but there was no further mention of the accident. An...
  • NBC Stuck to Sunny Rebroadcast of Last Year's M&M's

    11/26/2005 10:03:00 AM PST · by BronzePencil · 34 replies · 995+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11/25/05 | Andy Newman
    NBC did not interrupt its broadcast of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade yesterday to bring viewers the news that an M&M balloon had crashed into a light pole, injuring two sisters. In fact, when the time came in the tightly scripted three-hour program for the M&Ms' appearance, NBC weaved in tape of the balloon crossing the finish line at last year's parade - even as the damaged balloon itself was being dragged from the accident scene.
  • PAGEANT'S MAIN DRAG

    11/28/2003 5:24:39 AM PST · by HarleyD · 8 replies · 101+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/28/2003 | HEIDI SINGER and TATIANA DELIGIANNAKIS
    <p>Drag queen Harvey Fierstein was sadly mistaken if he thought he could ride with Santa dressed as Mrs. Claus in the Thanksgiving Day Parade, organizers said yesterday.</p> <p>The Broadway star caused a ruckus when he bragged he would portray Santa's better half in the 77th annual parade, which went off yesterday with beautiful weather and packed crowds.</p>
  • Macy's Informs 'Mrs. Claus': It's a Parade; It's Not a Pulpit

    11/27/2003 12:20:54 PM PST · by Bobby777 · 12 replies · 84+ views
    New York Times.Com ^ | Published: November 27, 2003 | By MICHAEL BRICK
    ather round, my lovelies. 'Tis that very special season. The turkey is roasting. The family is here. And a flamboyant, guttural-voiced openly gay male cross-dresser just had it out with a unit of a corporate retail conglomerate capitalized at more than $8 billion. It must be Thanksgiving time in New York. Making this year's celebration memorable, the actor Harvey Fierstein and the producers of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade engaged one another yesterday in a fierce and somewhat indirect debate over whether or not the parade is a sacred institution that should be regarded as above politics. The festivities began...
  • Macy's denies Santa in 'gay marriage'

    11/26/2003 9:03:05 PM PST · by Paloma_55 · 17 replies · 256+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/26/03 | Art Moore
    Parade organizers fighting 'firestorm' started by N.Y. Times op-ed The famous Santa Claus who signals the finale to every Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade doesn't have a same-sex marriage partner after all, according to organizers of the 77-year-old event. Macy's Santa (Photo: NYC & Company) Responding to claims made in a guest editorial in the New York Times today, a parade spokeswoman, Elina Kazan, told WorldNetDaily the official Mrs. Claus will not be depicted by cross-dressing Broadway actor Harvey Fierstein. Fierstein, who won the 2003 Tony Award for his performance in "Hairspray," wrote that on Thanksgiving day, "to the delight of...
  • Claus for concern at Macy's / MIAs and VIPs

    11/27/2003 1:12:06 AM PST · by kattracks · 4 replies · 103+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/27/03 | Rush & Molloy
    Macy's has told "Hairspray" star Harvey Fierstein that he's naughty, not nice, for dragging Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus into the debate over gay marriage. Fierstein, who was due to don a Mrs. Claus dress in today's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, annoyed the department store by writing an op-ed piece in yesterday's New York Times in which he called for same-sex partnership rights and asked, "What if Santa really was gay?" A Macy's spokeswoman told us customers who called the store complained that "Mr. Fierstein was using the parade to espouse his own political views." Fierstein plans to appear in...
  • You Better Watch Out (Harvey Fierstein as “Mrs. Claus” in Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade)

    11/26/2003 7:15:56 AM PST · by dead · 25 replies · 247+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 26, 2003 | HARVEY FIERSTEIN
    According to legend, New York lore and two major Hollywood flicks, Macy's Santa is the real deal. And tomorrow, to the delight of millions of little children (not to mention the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court), the Santa in New York's great parade will be half of a same-sex couple. And guess who the other half will be? Me! Harvey Fierstein, nice Jewish boy from Bensonhurst, dressed in holiday finery portraying the one and only Mrs. Claus. Won't America get a kick out of that? But what if Santa really was gay? Could there be a another Mr. Claus? Would those...
  • Macy's Thanksgiving Parade to Celebrate Gay Marriage

    11/26/2003 5:57:50 AM PST · by truthandlife · 79 replies · 442+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 11/26/03 | Carl Limbacher
    A float in New York City's widely watched Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade will feature an open celebration of gay marriage, unless parade officials step in to block the performance. Writing on the op-ed page of Wednesday's New York Times, Broadway star Harvey Fierstein announced that he'll be cross-dressed as Mrs. Santa Claus on a float dedicated to his hit Broadway show "Hairspray." "According to legend, New York lore and two major Hollywood flicks, Macy's Santa is the real deal," Fierstein began, before dropping his bombshell news. "And tomorrow, to the delight of millions of little children [not to mention the...