May 1, 2009

At the 3 Turkeys Café...

3 Turkeys

... you can wander about aimlessly. Take all the time you want.

56 comments:

ElcubanitoKC said...

In Cuba, turkeys are called guanajos/as. And fools are called guanajos/as. There is also a verb, guanajear. It fits, if you think about it.

Lem, what are turkeys called in Quisqueya la Bella?

traditionalguy said...

Here GMC. Here Chrysler. Here Ford...Gobble..gobble..gobble. We are coming to eat you up!

AllenS said...

Walked out to my new oat field to check my pocket gopher traps, and noticed about 12 turkeys feasting on the young oat shoots.

American Liberal Elite said...

According to Wikipedia's "Maypole" entry, "Native inhabitants of the state of Wisconsin have a unique tradition of presenting bicycles to friends on May Day."

Any of you Madisonians get your bike yet?

Bissage said...

When a turkey’s breast get too big he can no longer do the nasty by himself.

Mike Rowe is there to help.

It’s on YouTube.

Try searching for “dirty jobs turkey.”

Yuk!

jpr9954 said...

Those turkeys might want to be a bit more circumspect. It is Spring Turkey Season in Wisconsin and over 52,000 turkeys were harvested in the 2008 season.

But then again, they are turkeys.

Lem said...

Lem, what are turkeys called in Quisqueya la Bella?

Pavo.. I don’t think there are any left in the wild there. There might be wild boar left though.

NKVD said...

Wild Turkey

It's not just for breakfast anymore...

Joaquin said...

Oh yeah,NKVD! Double shot of Wild Turkey with 2 ice cubes. UMH UMH GOOD!

ElcubanitoKC
Viejo, tambien se llaman pavos.

Joaquin said...

http://www.angusbarn.com/turkey.htm

ElcubanitoKC said...

Joaquin, eso es solo para la gente "fisna" ;)

Joaquin said...

Verdad que si. Mil escusas. ;-)

EDH said...

Okay, I'll just assume one is named Biden, another Napolitano.

What about the third one?

HelenParr said...

Althouse:
Yet another Friday where you leave your readers with a cafe 'babysitter'. I realize you're probably traveling to visit your fellah, but you've let your blog go to seed. Ask your man what that means.

How much longer will you be phoning in your blogging? Just give us a ballpark as a courtesy and we'll see you again when you engage in some Althouse-level blogging again.

hdhouse said...

I think I spot Dick Cheney just on the edge of the picture....in the shadows, kinda an undisclosed location...gobble gobble..

ya'betcha

k*thy said...

Almost every time I take a walk in the Arboretum, I see those guys. Very cool.

Peter V. Bella said...

Wild turkey. Yum. One shot. One kill. One roasting pan.

Wild Turkey. Yum. 101, the perfect sipping whiskey.

Revenant said...

Yet another Friday where you leave your readers with a cafe 'babysitter'.

I like the "cafes". Even if I don't participate in the discussion, the photos are usually interesting. I like the cafe names and activities, too. :)

AllenS said...

Dick Cheney shoots turkeys and lawyers.

Lem said...

Biden was worried Napolitano might have been overshowing him lately.

He opened his mouth on morning television and his roll of gaffinator in chief was instantaneously restored.

Biden, the old veteran once again makes it look easy.

Trooper York said...

Oh crap. Does that mean that Alpha, Jeremy and Freder are going to show up.

blake said...

Turkey in the straw?

Ann Althouse said...

Thanks, Blake. That was really enjoyable.

Sully said...

zs

Sully said...

Ann ,with respect to what you wrote about Elizabeth Edwards..

i could say the same thing about you: keep your mug away from this blog

you're old and ugly. stick to writing.

rocketeer67 said...

He opened his mouth on morning television and his roll of gaffinator in chief was instantaneously restored.Speaking of which, I'm trying to decide whether I should call this swine flu "Hopefluenza" or "Yes We Cancer."

john said...

As our president has only been 101.18 days in office, as of the time of this comment, I think we all need to lay off the guy and let him get his important work done. You can't correct 8 years in an instant, and he needs to start close to home anyway, like in Washington and New York, and grow the wealth outward from those important centers, slowly, in a nurturing way, to the rest of the country.

hdhouse said...

One afternoon a lawyer was riding in his limousine when he saw two men along the roadside eating grass.

Disturbed, he ordered his driver to stop and he got out to investigate.

He asked one man, 'Why are you eating grass?'

'We don't have any money for food,' the poor man replied. 'We have to eat grass.'

'Well, then, you can come with me to my house and I'll feed you,' the lawyer said.

'But sir, I have a wife and two children with me. They are over there, under that tree.'

'Bring them along,' the lawyer replied.

Turning to the other poor man he stated, 'You come with us, also.'

The second man, in a pitiful voice, then said, 'But sir, I also have a wife and SIX children with me!'

'Bring them all, as well,' the lawyer answered.

They all entered the car, which was no easy task, even for a car as large as the limousine.

Once underway, one of the poor fellows turned to the lawyer and said, 'Sir, you are too kind.'

'Thank you for taking all of us with you.'

The lawyer replied, 'Glad to do it. You'll really love my place. The grass is almost a foot high'

rocketeer67 said...

That lawyer's name?

John Edwards.

And now, you know...the REST of the story.

Freeman Hunt said...

Many will think me a turkey for saying so, but today I'm raising an eyebrow at all the married people flirting intensively online with other people who aren't their spouses. I've generally ignored that sort of thing, but having lately heard several stories of what seemed harmless causing real problems, I'm thinking maybe it's not as harmless as people think.

rhhardin said...

Turkeys, piffle. Wily Ohio Snow Roosters are camouflaged so well that you need a dog to spot them.

American Liberal Elite said...

PVB, Wild Turkey 101 is the number 1 sippin' whiskey here at the ALE household.

The mint crop is a little sparse right now due to the late spring, but we should be able to concoct a few juleps for Derby Day tomorrow.

Scotch is for Eurotards.

rocketeer67 said...

I'd agree, Freeman, so put me in the turkey camp.

Also, for the record, my Derby picks (you get two - one favorite, and one longshot):

Dunkirk
Mine That Bird

David said...

Freeman--they aren't flirting. They are hunting.

Turkeys.

Peter V. Bella said...

"I think I spot Dick Cheney just on the edge of the picture....in the shadows, kinda an undisclosed location...gobble gobble..

ya'betcha
Your eye sight is failing, though because of your political persuasion, it is understandable; lib are blind.

What you actually see is Barney Frank in the trees with a lad he picked up while cruising.

If some hunter missed the turkeys and shot old Barney, would that be a hate crime?

Beth said...

Aimless wandering into something on my mind today.

With looming budget cuts coming, students at my university, a commuter-based, urban research institution, voted NOT to increase student fees in order to replace the state general fund money that funded mostly scholarships for student athletes. I have mixed feelings about this. It probably means an end to Division 1 sports on our campus. Students know their tuition would be going up, and that other fees would be increased or created, so I understand their vote. I don't disagree with putting our educational programs above athletics, but there's still a part of me that likes college sports. I'm a little bit sad.

Go Silver and Blue. Rah.

Fortunately, our football team is a club sports team, and funds itself with donations and attendance fees.

ElcubanitoKC said...

Take a pay cut, "for the children!"

ElcubanitoKC said...

Oh, yeah, and the common good, etc...

Chip Ahoy said...

Your childish political provocations, although faintly amusing, distress me. Here, please come in and relax with a warm affectionately made meal.

On today's menu* Turkey and bacon sandwich with handmade aioli on homemade sourdough.

* Simple turkey breast meat plated with tomato and avocado seasoned with cumin, sea salt / crushed black pepper

* Turkey smothered in pork green chile

* Turkey with vegetables in turkey broth and miso soup

ElcubanitoKC said...

Chip, I apologize from the deepest recess of my left ventricle.

Revenant said...

I don't disagree with putting our educational programs above athletics, but there's still a part of me that likes college sports. I'm a little bit sad.

The university I attended was division 3 and offered no athletic scholarships of any kind. I liked that a lot -- pretty much anyone who wanted to go out for a sport could get on the team if he or she wasn't completely incompetent. The attitude toward sports was a lot more easygoing, too.

And our water polo team kicked butt, too.

Beth said...

Revenant, I'm hoping we move in that direction. There's money in the Athletics fund, just not enough to fund Div. 1 competition and offer scholarships. Apparently, we have 140 student athletes and 35 people on the staff in Athletics. That's a terrible ratio!

Our football team created itself on the fly. They played 3 games last year and in the one home game, 4000 people showed up. Our often very-good basketball and baseball teams never break out of the low hundreds in attendance. So, I'll be happy to see a more "love of the game" type of program grow in the place of what we have. I'm sorry to see students lose scholarships, but our state has funds for students meeting basic ACT/SAT and high school GPA requirements and they're not onerous.

rhhardin said...

There's weather sirens going off in the far far distance. It either means tornados are coming or it's all clear. I have no idea what the codes are.

The sky however is not the pleasant green you get before tornados, so there's no point in going out and looking for them.

ElcubanitoKC said...

rhhardin, the sirens mean there are tornados in the area. Please be careful

Trooper York said...

Hey Freeman, take it easy. It's all in fun. If Beth took it seriously her girlfriend would kick the shit out of me.

Trooper York said...

Plus when did you ever hear of people hooking up because of comments in blog like Althouse. That could never happen.

JAL said...

Helen --

Please don't tell me I should be blogging about some other subject. If you have a tip on what I should blog, email me at annalthouse (at) gmail (dot) com. Otherwise, express yourself. Be interesting. You can digress, but digress creatively. Amuse us!Tsk. Tsk.

;-)

JAL said...

Keep forgetting that junky blogger change.

Stop trying to absorb the comments!

HelenParr said...

JAL: I'm not telling her what to blog about. I'm telling her to up her game. Today she linked to something from 2005 where she took a position, waded into the comments and actually engaged. Where is that Althouse? It happens again and again whenever she links to a thread that's over a year or two old. I reread old threads and miss the kind of blog this used to be. It's like when the shampoo bottles cost the same, but they fill it with less product.

Opinions of course will differ, but I don't think I'm alone.

;-)

Lem said...

I think it's understandable for Hellen to feel a little neglected maybe ;)

Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind, (talking about Sullivan no doubt) and not holding fast to the head, from whom the entire body, being nourished and held together by the joints and ligaments, grows with a growth which is from God.

Colossians 2:18,19.

Beth said...

Freeman, I'm with you.

Trooper, let's remember not to flirt in front of Freeman.

Trooper York said...

Hey you started it Beth. You made those googly eyes at my tight end and look how that turned out.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

...I'm raising an eyebrow at all the married people flirting intensively online with other people who aren't their spouses.

Shhhh! Remember, we're not supposed to tell her that Meade is married!

Ralph said...

Several years ago, one of our customers had a wild turkey he'd killed. The black iridescent feathers were stunningly beautiful. The legs were hideous.

Beth said...

Real nice, tight end, Trooper. I especially enjoyed thinking about that last weekend.

Beth said...

Turkey necks are good eating - cheap and nutritious. Our cafeteria serves them, smothered in gravy over rice. They sell out because they're great protein and home cooking. Students seem to love 'em.

They're frequently included in a crawfish boil, as well. A good boil will include the crawfish, or course, but also links of sausage, new potatoes, heads of garlic, little ears of corn, and turkey necks.