Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I'm getting the leg that folds up...



On Thanksgiving at our house we like variety, 
so we don't have turkey every year. Last year we had swan. It was nice; 
everyone got some neck. Another year we had seagull. Delicious! 
It's a little fishy, but at least there's no need to add salt. . . 
This year we're expecting a few people over, so we're having flamingo. 
And I'm getting the leg that folds up. They say the meat is sweeter 
and more tender because the flamingo doesn't use it much.

George Carlin


Happy Thanksgiving from Willow Manor

37 comments:

  1. Thank you for GEORGE! We are having celery...I wonder if the strings reassemble and play something fabulous on their way out...Just another wondering thing...Happy to you too!

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  2. Here's to George! Happy to you, too! *clink*

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  3. hee hee ..as I scrolled down...I thought it was your writing...and I was almost belieeving the swan part...not really :)
    Enjoy your day...good eating
    and have fun making memories
    oh that George!

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  4. Love George! Had the pleasure of seeing him live three times: In '74, Hippy Dippy Weather Man days, St. Louis, In Schenectady, Ny '87, and Rochester, NY, late 90's. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Tess!

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  5. Enjoy your flamingo ;) Have a terrific Thanksgiving!

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  6. seriously? seagull? flamingo? you had me real concerned there for a second tess...lol

    happy thanksgiving...

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  7. Hilarious stuff ! Nice pic of the Flamingo on long legs. Have a Great Thanksgiving Day weekend.

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  8. love that guy, he made the best observations of the idiosyncrasies of life, have a happy one tomorrow

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  9. I licked a flamingo once. I was drunk, it was plastic and perched in front of a double-wide in a trailer park, but it still counts. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  10. Happy Thanksgiving. I had a pretty serious day filled with drama, gloom, and doom (not mine-the public) and you got me going for a minute there. My childhood piano teacher used to lie and make chicken for his family because he didn't like turkey. He said it was young turkey.

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  11. Heehee...young turkey...I love it...

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  12. Stephen, I won't ask why you licked it...I don't think I want to know...but yes...it counts...

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  13. We tend to go for free-range signet... much more tender.

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  14. Happy Thanksgiving, Tess, to you and yours.

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  15. Oh, my goodness. At first, while I was reading it I thought, "Whoa." I thought that perhaps Willow Manor got into their -- ahem -- game, but then saw the quote.

    I love that you put something funny and ironic on your blog -- a nice diversion from the usual!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  16. Neck of Giraffe is good for large families.

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  17. Leave it to George! And Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family from an admirer in Blogland.

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  18. You got me going for a bit there Willow :-)

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  19. Happy Thanksgiving to Willow Manor and thanks for another year of posts that fold out and expand all our horizons.

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  20. Happy Thanksgiving Miss Tess!

    JJRod'z

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  21. Thanks for that. I haven't read that particular comment from Carlin before. He was a genius and I miss his wisdom. My favorite is his discussion of his "stuff." Have a good holiday.

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  22. FUN!!....happy day!....smiles.

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  23. That was wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Here's to the hope that the end of turkey day leaves you feeling all scarlet and gold.

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  24. Thanks, everyone, for your kind wishes...it was a lovely day...

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  25. Dearest Tess,

    A Belated Thanksgiving to you and yours. You make me smile!!

    Love and Hugs
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  26. Missed this yesterday since blogging was last on the list, but you brought a smile today when I read it...LOVE Carlin's wit. Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving. May the remainder of your year be wonderful.

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  27. Dude... I didn't know this was a joke until about three lines in... eeeeeecccccckkkk! HAhahahah! Got me.

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  28. This is hilarious! Made me laugh. Thanks.

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  29. "everyone got some neck"
    heh.
    RIP George.

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  30. Hope you had a day that was as full of smiles as this gave me!

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