November 21, 2012
The Perfect Thanksgiving Music, Sung by One Human … and 300 Turkeys

I don’t want to get into semiotics of the annual turkey pardon (Justin E.H. Smith, a philsopher at Montreal’s Concordia University, did that much better last year anyway), but let me suggest that there are better ways of humanizing turkeys than incorporating them into our criminal-justice system (not known for its humanizing effects). There’s even a better — a more festive, convivial — way to humanize them while still celebrating Thanksgiving with them.
That way, of course, is singing with them. Singing with turkeys.

Click to listen. [Image: Reuters]

The Perfect Thanksgiving Music, Sung by One Human … and 300 Turkeys

I don’t want to get into semiotics of the annual turkey pardon (Justin E.H. Smith, a philsopher at Montreal’s Concordia University, did that much better last year anyway), but let me suggest that there are better ways of humanizing turkeys than incorporating them into our criminal-justice system (not known for its humanizing effects). There’s even a better — a more festive, convivial — way to humanize them while still celebrating Thanksgiving with them.

That way, of course, is singing with them. Singing with turkeys.

Click to listen[Image: Reuters]

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    (via theatlantic) I’ll never see a presidential turkey pardon again without thinking of David Mamet’s November.
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    love Malia’s outfit!
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    Oh wow.
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    This is a weird tradition
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    I wrote this! Remember, everyone: “The trick to the process is riding the shared musical energy without aggravating the...
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    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
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