Surviving Thanksgiving is kinda like beating Metal Man in Mega Man 2. Easy. Surviving Christmas dinner though? That's on a whole other Quick Man-level. Luckily though, we're here to help you survive
the boss you can only beat with Flash Man's powers Xmas dinner by avoiding the onslaught of uncomfortable questions ("When are you getting married?"), with any of the following off-topic topics:
1. Lunatics on the El
Talking Points: Who's the bigger nut-job -- the woman with a live alligator on the Blue line, or naked woman slapping people on the Red line?
2. Banning e-cigs in bars and restaurants
Talking Points: Chicago’s City Council is considering a proposal to ban e-cigarette use in establishments where tobacco has already been banned. Thank f**king God.
3. Medical marijuana dispensaries
Talking Points: Speaking of smoking/thanking God, Illinois is set to legalize medical marijuana on January 1st, and Chicago’s first clinic, Good Intentions in Wicker Park has plans to issue prescription cards to qualified patients.