Thanksgiving: Deep-Fried Holiday

Posted: November 15, 2012 at 2:45 a.m.

By this time next week, Thanksgiving will be on us — figuratively and literally.

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Opinion, Pages 5 on 11/15/2012

Deep-fried is the perfect path for the Obese South.

Posted by: cdawg

November 15, 2012 at 11:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )


Nice elitist jab at the South. Enjoy your holiday season. I hear there is plenty of room to do so in the North.

Posted by: Tankersley101

November 15, 2012 at 11:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )


Is "elitist" your new conservative word-toy? You certainly are using it a lot lately.

Posted by: AlphaCat

November 15, 2012 at 2:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Don't knock tukey. "Welcome to the banquet of life," said a recent elitist Pope, forgetting that most of us unelitists will have to fight our way to the table.

Posted by: JailBird

November 15, 2012 at 7:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

"elitist" is Tank's new word for people who think differently from him and use actual information.

"Top 10 Fat States: Where Obesity Rates Are Highest"

all but two are Southern.

Posted by: cdawg

November 16, 2012 at 1:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

I'm not disputing those numbers, cdawg. I am talking about your efforts to make the South look bad compared to other parts of the country which you no doubt love doing. Bless your heart.

"The South had the highest prevalence of obesity (29.5%), followed by the Midwest (29.0%), the Northeast (25.3%) and the West (24.3%)."

Less than 4% difference between the South and the Northeast. Oh my goodness gracious. The South is so "fat" compared to the rest of the country, and oh by the way , "More than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) are obese.

You want to break it down by race and income, check out the link above.

Have a nice day.

Posted by: Tankersley101

November 16, 2012 at 1:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Speaking of turkey, what about the lovely turkey vulture? He is like unto God; he harms nobody, and contemplates his world from a most serene and noble height.

Posted by: JailBird

November 16, 2012 at 5:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

That whole thinks sounds like you're making fun of America, Tankersly.

Posted by: cdawg

November 16, 2012 at 5:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Has everyone lost their sense of humor?

"Turkey frying is everything men want in cooking. It has to be done outside, it involves open flame and the possibility (however remote) of an explosion and it allows to you to be close to your family but not too close."

That's classic. Thanks for the laugh.

Posted by: SPA

November 16, 2012 at 7:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

It's a good line, but the possibility of explosion is not at all remote.

Posted by: AlphaCat

November 17, 2012 at 1 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Explosions from Turkey frying is a serious matter.
It will definitely be a part of my Thanksgiving Holiday safety briefing to my troopers.
An Abeey quote eh, Moneymyst. Curious.
Now back to the live coverage of the impending Israeli stomping of Hamas.

Posted by: Tankersley101

November 17, 2012 at 5:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Loosely adapted from Edward Abbey, so no quote signs, but; "In all of nature, there is no sound more pleasing than that of a hungry animal at its feed. Unless you are the food"---(Desert Solitaire)

Posted by: JailBird

November 17, 2012 at 6:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Geez, y'all sure know how to ruin a moderately amusing fluff piece, don't cha?

Posted by: CaptainQuint

November 17, 2012 at 9:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Yes, it was mildly funny even though I've never eaten a fried turkey, I don't have a husband to badger into frying one, and I LOVE waldorf salad. It's certainly much better than those jello concoctions some people call salads..

Posted by: Coralie

November 17, 2012 at 3:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Coralie, you should try it fried.

While it costs, over all, twice as much per pound . . . it never turns out quite as dry and mealy as do most Republican turkeys.

Posted by: CaptainQuint

November 17, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Deep-fried turkey is pretty goshdarn moist and tasty, but a properly done brined and roasted turkey is as good, and safer.

Posted by: AlphaCat

November 18, 2012 at 12:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )