Monday, November 27, 2006


The Monday after Thanksgiving has many connotations. But it means the same two things for everyone: Back-to-work dread, and Random Flickr Blogging, featuring artful pictures & world-class captioning from your's truly. Here's "100_2343," uploaded by "jondon" on October 9, 2006:

In addition to a lovely pond, vibrant autumn foliage, and a bountiful supply of whatever the hell it is that geese eat, both Honker and Lucy claimed the thing for which they were most thankful was "not being a turkey."


Blogger George said...

...until Lucy wandered out into the road and met Mr. Hummer Grille.

1:04 PM  
Blogger Ed in Westchester said...

Christmas Goose!

1:23 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Christmas Goose!

Jeez, Ed, you think I can keep up with the goyim, and the list of what birds you all are slaughtering for which holiday?

(And I thought you guys just ate a ham for Christmas.)

Anyhow, my peeps & I have a hard enough time remembering to eat turkey one day out of the year, as opposed to the usual roasted/baked chicken. Now I have to start thinking about pheasant, quail, grouse, cornish hens & geese?

No way.

Of course, if you, George & I wanna fire up the aforementioned Lucy after she becomes road kill, far be it for me to say no to a meal.

1:55 PM  
Blogger Ed in Westchester said...

Well, this goyim has never had goose, though my neighbor shot a couple last year and still has some in his freezer.
Mmm, birdshot.
No truth to the rumor he was with Cheney at the time.

My clan has turkey at every major holiday. My aunt tried to throw a ham at us for Easter one year, and there was rebellion.

Goose might make for a nice change o' pace.

I know my wife wouldn't mind.

3:53 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

My aunt tried to throw a ham at us for Easter one year, and there was rebellion.

No sarcasm: Why??? I'd choose a ham over a turkey 100 out of 100 times. Hell, I'd try to serve it at Yom Kippur if I thought I could get away with it. And why is that?


I've never had goose, but it's gotta be better than that shredded wood pulp we all call turkey.

(And by the way, you're a goy. Goyim is plural.)

4:04 PM  
Blogger Ed in Westchester said...

Turkey is ingrained. It is the meal at all holidays, for as far back as I remember. I think it is part of our DNA to eat it for all events.

Personally, I wouldn't mind a nice fresh ham, roasted perfectly. But a spiral ham does nada for me.

I've started having leg of lamb on Christmas Eve in my house. Just me and the wife and kids. Loved it last year. Hope I can repeat the good job this time around.

Oy, I'm mangling my yiddish.

4:52 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Mangle away. My mouth is watering so much right now, I couldn't pronounce my own name correctly.

Leg o' lamb, mmmmmmmmm.

What's "spiral ham," by the way?

4:58 PM  
Blogger Ed in Westchester said...

It's a ham that is cut into a spiral shape, from the inside out, like a corkscrew almost. More on the pink "canned ham" side than a roast pork. Which is why nobody liked it.

9:13 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Ugh. Sounds awful.

Ever been to Spain? Now there's a country that knows how to do ham. My god, that jamón serrano is good stuff.

10:08 AM  
Anonymous different clue said...

These are not geese. They are
mute swans.

1:11 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

These are not geese. They are mute swans.

Excellent! So they're safe on Christmas too. Ed, you guys eat Mute Swan on any holidays, or are these two gonna be alright?

6:20 AM  

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