Archive for November 2009

AM Linksplodge [Post-Thanksgiving Indigestion Edition]

Food Network had a float on Thanksgiving (Tom the Turkey!) and put the "celebrity chefs" Claire Robinson, Sunny Anderson, and Anne Burrell on it. Aside: Robinson's "pilgrim" outfit = contextual but awkward.
Tim Hayward for the Guardian: "Perhaps the most baffling part of Thanksgiving for a Brit is the whole idea of having a festival [...]

The Great Canned Pumpkin Shortage of 2009: A Lame Marketing Strategy?

Photograph by Married ...with dinner.
In a possible attempt to goose sales, Libby's (owned by Nestlé S.A., the multinational packaged foods company) seeded fear before Thanksgiving by warning everyone that it might not have enough canned pumpkin to satisfy demand, blaming pumpkin scarcity on things like "soggy fields" and "fungus." Of course all the news outlets [...]

Thanksgiving Camel Ad from 1936 Life Magazine: Smoke Between Courses to Aid Digestion

This ad for Camel cigarettes from the November 23, 1936 issue of Life Magazine takes a Thanksgiving theme, advising that "You enjoy food more and have a feeling of greater ease after eating when you smoke Camels between courses and after meals."
They quote Miss Dorothy Malone, a "food editor," who says "It's smart to have [...]

Thanksgiving Version of the Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream and Cake Commercial [video]

Here's the Thanksgiving-ized version of the "Ice Cream and Cake" commercial for Baskin-Robbins that's equally as brain-drilling as the original. Featuring pilgrims, Indians, and a turkey dancing on top of a turkey cake. People don't eat ice cream cakes on Thanksgiving, do they?

Happy Thanksgiving Break

Above, "Massed Turkeys" in Luray, Virginia. Photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt.
Programming note: We're taking the long weekend off. Don't listen to Andy Rooney when he tells you to work your ass off on Thanksgiving. It's okay if you buy a pie.

David Byrne's Todomundo 2009 Thanksgiving Turkey Molding Competition

In its fourth annual incarnation, Talking Head David Byrne's Todomundo Thanksgiving Turkey molding competition definitely takes the cake for most inventive office party (not to mention the most tongue twisting title). For a few hours last Friday night, the colorful studio was home to eighteen molded turkeys, each created by the likes of creatives, musicians, [...]

Linksplodge 11/25/09

Above, the PM Food Pin Set from Always With Honor. $5 per set or $8 for both.
Nightline video segment on Rachael Ray's school lunch campaign.
Thanksgiving menu from the Plaza Hotel, 1899.
Bakery owner in California hires security to keep angry customers in line.
Economists are stumped by El Bulli. [via kottke]
There were typos in the White [...]

Adam Sandler's Thanksgiving Song from Saturday Night Live

A classic! From 1992! With outdated references to Darryl Strawberry and Mike Tyson! Quote:
Love to eat turkey cause it's good, love to eat the turkey like a good boy should...
Turkey for me, turkey for you, let's eat turkey in a big brown shoe...
Turkey turkey dee, turkey turkey dap, I eat that turkey and take a [...]

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