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Old 11-08-2002, 12:24 PM
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Absolutely right, Mulan. If we don't eat the turkeys, they will have led a meaningless existence and died in vain.

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Has he ever actually SEEN a live turkey?
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Old 11-08-2002, 12:29 PM
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There is so much really bad stuff done to animals that he could focus on preventing. Why waste time on turkeys?
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A former roommate of mine used to raise turkeys in Minnesota. (Now that I've typed it, that is a really odd sentence.) He claims they're the dumbest creatures in creation. He tells a story about accidentally leaving a 10-gallon bucket in the pen one day. One of the dumb birds gets curious, jumps in, and is unable to get back out. Another one hears the racket inside the bucket and jumps into check it out... End result when he returned some time later: ten gallons of dead turkey with one very confused bird on top wondering why all the gobbling has stopped.

He also tells stories about them drowing in the rain from looking up too long with their beaks open.
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Old 11-08-2002, 02:04 PM
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What is this world coming to?

http://www.freep.com/backindex/2002/11/07/homepage.htm

Santa's a killer, cops say
Dispute led to daughter's stabbing
Frederick Kaercher, 65, who had dressed up as Santa Claus for Warren's annual Thanksgiving Day parade since 1995, is being held without bond in the Macomb County Jail. Prosecutors he stabbed his grown daughter in a rage as the two argued about putting up Christmas decorations at their home
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A headline from CNN.com today

"McDonald's warning fries markets"

I thought there was a recall on Supersized or something.
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Old 11-08-2002, 06:30 PM
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Can you say "irony"?


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,69554,00.html

'Stupid' Author Snared in Sex Scandal


Friday, November 08, 2002

LANTANA, Fla. James F. Welles wrote two books on stupidity, and police say he may want to include a new chapter on himself.

The 61-year-old author of The Story of Stupidity and Understanding Stupidity had written extensively about the dumb moves people make, so he tried to be cautious when he made a date with a 15-year-old girl he met over the Internet.

"We can't be lovey-dovey in public," police say the stupidity expert explained to his new young friend. "Bottom line, I'm committing a crime."

After the girl said she could call him "Dad" when they met at a Denny's, Welles said they could go to his car and have sex, police said. He later scrapped that plan when he realized his windows were not tinted enough to ensure privacy, police said.

But the date fell apart last week when he was greeted at Denny's by two uniformed police officers.

The author had been corresponding for three weeks with a 40-year-old male detective, not a teenage girl. He faces a felony charge of soliciting a minor over the Internet and was released on bond. He did not immediately return a phone message left Friday at his Pompano Beach home.

Welles, who had concluded in his 1988 book that "stupidity is a necessary evil," worried in his Internet messages about "the state of Florida looming in the background."

"He was always aware this could be a set up," Detective Todd Dwyer said.
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Prisoners are to be allowed hardcore pornography inside British jails for the first time after mounting a successful challenge based on the Human Rights Act.

The decision follows a campaign by Dennis Nilsen, the serial killer jailed in 1983 for murdering six young men, to be allowed to receive explicit homosexual pornography. Nilsen, who kept the bodies of his victims for days, is expected to use the ruling to challenge previous decisions to deny him access to such material.

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FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- A Fort Worth man found out Tuesday that the chimney is not the way to get back in your house when you've locked yourself out.

Firefighters spent an hour tearing apart the chimney to free 35-year-old Mark Vaughn who said he was trying to help out his mother-in-law after she locked her keys inside.

"I was all the way down to the bottom and I thought I was OK because I could see it," he told KXAS-TV, with chimney soot covering his face. "There was a piece of rebar there but I got passed it and then I realized after about 30 minutes, call 911, I'm not moving."

Firefighters carefully pulled bricks out of the chimney to make a hole large enough for Vaughn to step out without any serious injury.

Vaughn said next time he would listen to his mother-in-law who told him to call a locksmith.
How does Santa do it?
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Old 11-13-2002, 04:06 PM
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He also tells stories about them drowing in the rain from looking up too long with their beaks open.
Turkeys, like most non-predatorial birds, have eyes on the sides of their heads. So, to look "up", they would turn their heads to the sides, so one eye would point up, and the other down. I don't think a bird could drown by turning their head like this. You can check snopes for more info, I believe.



Now, an owl on the other hand...

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Old 11-13-2002, 05:50 PM
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Maybe they were looking behind them?

If I was a turkey, and it was November, I would be.
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