There's so much going on in Talk week to week that we almost can't keep up. If you're in the same boat, here's a small selection of topics and responses that have piqued our interest this week.
"Least favorite thing that regularly appears would be the turkey. Useless giant chicken." —annet
"Donate it for skin grafts to the Burned Birds foundation?" —Lorenzo
"What I took away from this article was ... who eats chili with a fork?" —blindermo
"A friend of mine told me he once stuffed a turducken with chopped-up slices of sausage pizza." [Ed. note: wow.] —Robulia
"Have you ever tried to fry your cheerios in butter until toasted. OMG that is the best thing ever. Imagine popcorn turned up to eleven." —Sethonious
"When I sold my kids to the government for scientific experiments I had no idea this is how it would turn out. I can only imagine eating a burger at lunch made out of that crap and then waking up at 3 am to have an alien cow baby chestbursting from my soon to be lifeless corpse." —texas blues
"Thanksgiving morning, fiddling with my iPhone...
Press button, dialing noises...
JKLA:"Hello, Kenji's Turkey Hotline, how may I help you?"
Me:"Kenji, thank goodness, I forgot to thaw my turkey and I need to have dinner ready for the inlaws in 2 hours!! what do I do"
JKLA: "Dude, you're screwed!"
Me: "No, wait, let me explain..."
JKLA: "Um, okay..."
Me: "I'm a nuclear engineer now consulting at Fukushima. I'm thinking about lowering the turkey into the reactor core, pulling the moderating rods out about 50 cm, and seeing how it goes."
Me: "But I'm not sure how many minutes per pound to keep it in there."
JKLA: "Hmmm, well, I'd say about 2 min/lb. But be sure to check the temp about 5 min before you think it will be done. Oh, and I'd wrap myself up with a bunch of that Reynolds aluminum foil before going in to check the temp. Let me know how it goes.... Uh, if you survive."
Me: "Well, if the mother-in-law doesn't like it, I might not survive. Thanks for the tip, and Happy Thanksgiving!"
"end call"" —Leo_G