I am not going to offer anything about the markets. Today was a nasty washout sort of day. My post the other night calling the market "Damaged Goods" is holding up. The technical damage is bad, and the hit to confidence as I wrote last night is not helping. Great time to take a break and think over things.
All You Ever Wanted to Know About Turkey
I am hoping all the readers have a great Thanksgiving. I have plenty to be thankful for this year and I am sure you do too. Grab some turkey and some drinks and have a great time, as hard as that annoying member of the family makes it.
Now about Turkey.
Here are a bunch of random facts about Turkey I culled from the Wikipedia page. Enjoy!
-The Aztecs associated the turkey with their trickster god Tezcatlipoca, perhaps because of its humorous behavior
-The 16th-century English navigator William Strickland is generally credited with introducing the turkey into England
-Mature toms are too large to achieve natural fertilization without injuring the hens, so their semen is collected, and hens are inseminated artificially. Several hens can be inseminated from each collection, so fewer toms are needed (of course right?)
-A baby turkey is called a poult:
-Unlike chicken, duck, and quail eggs, turkey eggs are not commonly sold as food due to the high demand for whole turkeys and lower output of eggs as compared with other fowl. The value of a single turkey egg is estimated to be about US $3.50 on the open market, substantially more than a carton of one dozen chicken eggs.
Turkey in Cinema?
Some turkey sightings in films.
-Of course, in "A Christmas Story" the turkey gets gobbled up by the dogs next door!
-In "Rocky I" when Rocky comes to take Adrian out, Pauly throws the turkey outside so she has no excuse not to go.
-In National Lampoons "Christmas Vacation" the overcooked turkey deflates upon cutting.
And of course, Adam Sandler's "Thanksgiving Song":
Enjoy the holiday.
Have a good night.