Posts tagged "turkey"

No Thanks: Wild Turkey Enters Woman’s Home, Sits On Vanity, Lies In Wait

Your friendly reminder that birds are NOT OKAY.

Megan Reynolds / April 30, 2015

Turkish Men Marched In Miniskirts For Women’s Rights Over The Weekend

Last week, a Turkish university student named Ozgecan Aslan was viciously murdered at the hands of a bus driver she’d trusted to get her safely home. The 20-year-old reportedly fought against a sexual assault before the driver killed her. He doused Aslan in gasoline, burned her body, and dumped her into a riverbed. Three suspects have been arrested in association with…

Claire Hannum / February 23, 2015

Watch John Oliver Take Down Thanksgiving’s Weirdest Tradition

Why do we pardon just one turkey each Thanksgiving? And how on earth do we decide that turkey is the most worthy of a second shot at life? Isn’t it all kind of pointless? John Oliver investigates. [Gawker]…

Claire Hannum / November 24, 2014

President Obama Pardons Popcorn The Turkey

Thanksgiving does not officially begin until the national news media gathers outside the White House for the pomp-and-circumstance of the president not murdering a poor, defenseless bird.  This year’s lucky turkey is Popcorn from Badger, Minnesota, who, loves to eat corn and dances to Beyoncé’s “Halo,” according to the White House blog. Even less enthusiastic about…

Jessica Wakeman / November 27, 2013

Pregnant Women Really Do Not Belong In Public, Turkish Leader Sensibly Points Out

You know what is just the worst? When pregnant ladies go out in public. Yeah, their selfless maternal giving and their miracle of life — it is really not something other people should have to watch. Please, shield us from the inhumanity.

Jessica Wakeman / July 29, 2013

Could Turkey Get A Brothel Filled With Men?!

A brothel filled with men for female customers? We’re listening … It turns out the call comes from an anti-poverty group in Turkey demanding that legal, state-run brothels practice gender equality. The campaigners from Sefkat Der accuse the Turkish government of condoning “sex slavery,” and as a ploy to fight prostitution in general, are daring…

Jessica Wakeman / May 14, 2013

Turkish Airlines Bans Crew From Wearing Red Lipstick, Nail Polish

Turkish Airlines has banned stewardesses from wearing red lipstick and nail polish, claiming bright makeup “impairs visual integrity.” Critics say the restriction is a sign the moderate Islamic country is becoming more conservative, in particular towards women’s sexuality. [Guardian UK]
According to the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Carl Levin (D-MI),…

Jessica Wakeman / May 7, 2013

Man Gobbles At Turkeys, Turkeys Gobble Back, Amelia Cringes

This is Amelia’s self-proclaimed worst nightmare, but I don’t know. I hear turkeys are kind of social animals, and this video of a man gobbling at them, and them gobbling back is pretty hilarious. Plus, a gaggle of turkeys gobbling sounds pretty much like the laugh track to any and every stupid sitcom. I approve!

Julie Gerstein / November 22, 2012

How The Amazing Nerds At NASA Would Cook A Thanksgiving Turkey

Seriously, could NASA get any cooler? They’re landing rovers on Mars, mapping out the galaxy, and studying dark energy, all while rocking star-spangled mohawks. The folks over at Gizmodo were curious to see how those zany NASA scientists might use their high tech toys to cook a turkey this Thanksgiving. The resulting recipes, drawn up by illustrator…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 22, 2012

Gobble, Gobble: 10 Incredibly Tasty Thanksgiving Main Dishes

While you might be tempted to fill up on amazing vegetables, stuffing and mashed potatoes, save room for the main course — protein! Click on for amazing holiday-worthy turkey, pork roast, rib roast, and ham recipes that would be perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner. Sorry, vegetarians, nothing for you to see here.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 20, 2012

Turkish Woman Shoots, Decapitates Her Rapist

Well, that’s a lot to process: a pregnant rape victim shot and decapitated her rapist and then dumped his head in the town square, telling police who arrested her, “That is the head of the one who toyed with my honor.” The rapist also allegedly possessed nude photos of the 26-year-old mother of two,…

Jessica Wakeman / September 4, 2012

When Turkeys Attack

If you thought turkeys were adorable, think again. Watch what happens when a news producer tries to get footage of a belligerent bird who is terrorizing a Sacramento neighborhood. This is way scarier than “The Blair Witch Project” as far as I’m concerned. Horror movie material, for sure. But good to know that should you…

Ami Angelowicz / October 10, 2011

Are You A Turkey-Loving Sugar Addict? Try the TurDunkin’!

I’ve often contemplated the best way of combining my love of turkey with my love of donuts. And finally! Some industrious genius has done just that — with the TurDunkin’, a combo Thanksgiving turkey and sweet donut treat. The turkey is stuffed with bacon and Munchkins stuffing and then basted with donut glaze. It’s the…

Julie Gerstein / November 29, 2010

Gobble, Gobble, Slurrrr: Yes, Vodka-Infused Turkey Exists

Some prefer their turkey day drunkenness to transpire on the couch with a dozen relatives and a football game. Others prefer their alcohol shot directly in the bird. Georgi Vodka and several New York City restaurants have infused a turkey with five different types of vodka and prepared a 100-proof vodka gravy to serve o…

Jessica Wakeman / November 23, 2010

Woman Is Shocked To Discover Her Thanksgiving Turkey Is Pregnant

This woman is happy carving the Thanksgiving turkey … until she discovers what she thinks is a cooked fetus inside her bird. “You got a pregnant turkey!” a family member cries. Just kidding! Her husband just stuffed a Cornish game hen inside the turkey before putting it in the oven to cook. Thanksgiving prank…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 22, 2010

Police Rescue 9 Women From A Sleazy “Big Brother” Scam In Turkey

Sexy young ladies in bikinis fighting with each other and dancing by a pool—sounds like every reality show, doesn’t it? But for nine women in Turkey, the promise of appearing on a “Big Brother”-style reality show for a Turkish TV station turned out to be a trap. Police said two months ago, nine young women,…

Jessica Wakeman / September 10, 2009

Turkey Is Berated For Ignoring Domestic Violence

For the first time in its history, the European Court of Rights has ruled against a state for overlooking a domestic violence case, reported The Wall Street Journal. The court said that Turkey failed to sufficiently prosecute a man who abused his wife, and murdered his mother-in-law. Nahide Opuz, the murdered woman’s daughter, has tried…

Carrie Wasterlain / June 10, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: Happy Foods, Obesity, Canada, And Prostitutes

Foods that contain the amino acid tryptophan, including mung beans (yum!), lobster, turkey, asparagus, sunflower seeds, cottage cheese, pineapple, tofu, spinach, and bananas, might improve mood and well-being. Tryptophan is the same element that makes you sleepy after eating Thanksgiving dinner. Wanna know what food makes me happy? Peanut butter. And peanut butter ice cream.

Catherine Strawn / May 6, 2008