Sunday, 30 September 2012

Planet of the Turkeys

We are now only one week away from Thanksgiving here in Canada. My American friends like their version of it about six weeks later than us. I think that means that they just want their Canadian neighbours to have first "crack" (pun fully intended) at all the turkeys and they'll settle for all the leftovers. Just kidding. It probably doesn't mean that at all. Taking time out for counting your blessings and being thankful is what matters, regardless when you choose to celebrate.

So when I saw this cartoon out there in cyberspace, you had to know that I would be sharing it. Strangely, it reminded me of that old movie, Planet of the Apes. Remember that classic from the late 1960's?

Planet of the Apes is a sci-fi flick that tells the story of a group of astronauts who crash land on a planet and discover that it is inhabited by apes that have advanced much higher up the evolutionary scale than their cousins back on Earth. The apes are clearly the dominant species with advanced speech and intellect. The human-to-ape relationship on Earth is very much reversed on the Planet of the Apes.

So back to our cartoon. All I could think about was that perhaps this cartoon depicts what a Planet of the Turkeys might look like. If there was such a place, could this be what their Thanksgiving preparations might look like? If so, perhaps the Planet of the Turkeys would probably not be a wise vacation destination, especially during the holidays.

Happy Thanksgiving.
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Postscript: If there was ever any question as to my twisted sense of humour, I'm sure this will remove all doubt. A caveat: No turkeys were harmed in the production of this post. Peace.

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