Archive for June, 2009

my other blog

Not that I’m not enjoying some great sandwiches, or haven’t found anything great to tell about, but that I’m either very busy, or bored, or just lazy.  So I post on my evil blog instead.  It’s nice to have an alternative.  I mean, not everything can relate to sandwiches, right?  We are what we eat, but so much more.  Therefore, I am not merely a sandwich-loving fiend afterall.  And that’s why the evil blog exists.

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Here are a few more bitlets of juicy turkey facts to sandwich between your upper and lower cerebral cortex (whatever that means).  Enjoy!

  • A 15 pound turkey usually has about 70 percent white meat and 30 percent dark meat (here we go with the segregational info…can’t we all just get along?)
  • Male turkeys gobble. Hens do not. They make a clicking noise (trained extensively by the Sandawe people of Tanzania.  These people are also known as the “turkey whisperers”)
  • In England, 200 years ago, turkeys were walked to market in herds. They wore booties to protect their feet. Turkeys were also walked to market in the United States (my grandma would sometimes make me booties that were way too small…this was a hard habit to break due to her early days as a turkey bootie-maker)
  • Since 1947, the National Turkey Federation has presented a live turkey and two dressed turkeys to the President. The President does not eat the live turkey. He “pardons” it and allows it to live out its days on a historical farm (sometimes the dressed turkeys are also allowed to live, especially if the President’s family is amused by the the clothing or costumes the turkeys wear upon presentation)

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National Turkey Month

So I missed National Egg Day on June 2nd, and especially National Cheese Day on June 4th (I probably ate cheese as usual, but I would’ve really gone all out if I had the time and resources.  I’ll wait for National Cheese Month!  That’s worth the wait…is there a National Cheese Month or something?  I need to kill the parentheses now…).  However, we have all month to celebrate Nat’l Turkey Month!  A few favorites from an illinois.edu page covering turkey facts:

  • A male turkey is called a tom (much like a hooker’s client is called a john)
  • Wild turkeys can fly for short distances up to 55 miles per hour (a.k.a.: turkeys can haul more ass than previously thought)
  • Tom turkeys have beards. This is black, hairlike feathers on their breast. Hens sometimes have beards, too (this is proof that a hair in your meal didn’t come from your chef)
  • Turkeys’ heads change colors when they become excited (……never mind)
  • Canadians consumed over 138 million kg of turkey in the year 2005 (damn metrics, with the kilograms…how many lbs. is that, eh?)

More to come…Happy Turkey Month!


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