Sunday, November 23, 2008

Thanksgiving chuckles...

I seem to have that oh so common ailment amongst bloggers, I'm blogstipated again. Since I haven't thought of anything amusing to write about for awhile, I thought about pursuing this from another perspective. We need some levity to help relieve some of the pre-Thanksgiving stress. Did you know that if you Google funny Thanksgiving pictures , you'll find all sorts of pictures, jokes and general information? Here's a few jokes and pictures to hopefully tickle your funny bones.

Ode to Thanksgiving
May your stuffing be tasty

May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!

Funny Thanksgiving Turkey
It was just before Thanksgiving in Walmart and a woman was anxiously picking over the last few remaining turkeys in the hope of finding a large one. In desperation she called over a shop assistant and said, 'Excuse me. Do these turkeys get any bigger?' 'No, madam, 'he replied, 'they're all dead.'

Dog and Cat - Unlikely Friends at Thanksgiving

Funny Thanksgiving Sparring Partners

Where's the Thanksgiving Turkey?
I know the wife bought a turkey. But where on earth did she put the bird?
(Lynne should like this one!)
The Turkey - A most difficult bird to cook
Louise was away from home on Thanksgiving Day for the first time and she was missing her home and family desperately. Louise decided to cook a turkey herself, just like her Mum used to, so that she could feel closer to her family.
Louise returned home for the celebrations and recounted her experience to her Mum saying, 'Mum. it was so difficult to eat the turkey.'
'Why was that, dear' asked Mum in a concerned way, 'was it not cooked properly?'
'How would I know?' responded Louise, 'it wouldn't sit still.'

Did you know?
Turkeys can have heart attacks. Groups of turkeys, sometimes known as a rafter of turkeys would drop dead when the Air Force was conducting test runs and breaking the sound barrier nearby.
Apparently turkeys can drown if they look up when it is raining.
Excessive turkey breeding has caused turkey breasts to grow so enormous that the turkeys sometimes fall over.
The Pilgrim Fathers would not eat lobster because they thought it was a giant insect.

How were Turkeys so Named?
It may have come from the noise a wild turkey makes when it become frightened: it sounds like 'turk - turk – turk.'
The original inhabitants of America called the bird a 'firkee.'
Christopher Columbus, the explorer, took some of the wild turkeys of North America back to Europe. People enjoyed eating the meat. It is possible that traders along the Mediterranean casts , known as Turkes, may have brought some of these birds hence they came to be called 'turkey birds.'
In Spain, the turkey was often referred to as Indian fowl, an allusion which is repeated in the French 'dindon' formed with d'Inde which means 'from India'.
Some say Columbus thought the turkey was part of the peacock family. So he decided to call them 'tuka' which is the word for peacock in Tamil, a language spoken in southern India and Sri Lanka.
The wishbone is a tradition of Thanksgiving. Allow the wishbone to dry. Then, two people grasp each end of the wishbone. After making a silent wish, they pull it away. Whoever gets the joint portion, gets their wish. This is the same at Christmas in the UK.




Lynne said...

You crack me up...!!! I love the cat dooling...The lamp was hysterical..I hate that the turkey wouldn't sit still.. a bit of humor is certainly good for the soul...thanks so much for sharing..hugs ~lynne~

Happy to be said...

Diane that lamp just cracked me up girl..and the cat..too funny today..thanks diane for sharing you made me laugh...hugs and smiles Gloria

squawmama said...

Hey Diane... Great post... you had so many chuckles that I am still smiling ear to ear... Have a great day...


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Buffie said...

HAHAHA! Thanks for the laughs and the interesting turkey trivia! :)


Happy To Be said...

Diane...thanks for coming by and seeing my Elf's...I google Christmas today and wow the stugg they have..I should be able to get through the next month also..its that funny how some days you can think of all king=ds of things to blog about and then others you can't?? My problem is I am always so busy in the house I don't think about it until night time and my brain is toasted by then..have a great evening girl..hugs and smiles Gloria

nikkicrumpet said...

Thanks for the Thanksgiving laughs. I love the hiding turkey lamp...too cute!

Happy To Be said...

GM Diane...hope all is well on your side of the mountain today..I got to made breads and candy for Len to take to his family Thanksgiving dinner..another busy day..can you belive its only a month unitl Christmas?? girl I don't know where this year has gone..But I am so excited about puttin up a tree this year..I did't do one last year my heart was not in it with just losing my mama..but back in the groove this year...have a great day dear friend..hugs and smiles Gloria

Happy To Be said...

Diane...I am so sorry about your mama girl..I do so know how you feel..I just wanted to die when my mama died..she was my best friend all my life and it hits me real hard..even those she had Als and did't even know who I was any more..I lost my dad in 05 also..all I did last Christmas was cry until I made myself sick daughters were so worried about me..your cookies sound YUMMY Girl..but you know I can bake and not eat a thing..but give me salty food and watch out..hugs and smiles Smiles Gloria

Happy To be said...

Diane I just left a comment here and don't know if you got it or not..this new comment form is all new to me girl Gloria

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