Kid Fury and Crissle Explain How to Lovingly Critique Family Members on Thanksgiving

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Every family has one person who can’t cook. It could be an auntie, a cousin—hell, it could be you! Whoever it is, it might be time to have a difficult, but honest conversation with them.


In the video above, Kid Fury and Crissle, hosts of the podcast The Read, explain how to let family members know they need to stay out of the kitchen. “The only sugar that should be coated is over some ham,” says Kid Fury.



i’m not ready to have children”
- vague
- ambiguous
- leaves the door open for further follow-up questions

my bloodline dies with me”
- clear
- metal as hell
- sufficiently intimidating to deter most casual questioners