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Pardon Me? Sarah Palin’s Turkeygate

The whole Sarah Palin turkey interview was enough to make me turn into a vegetarian (wait, I already AM a vege head!). I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw that video, and now PETA has gobbled this right up. I just want to know: Where the heck was her PR person?! I mean, come ON! Or is Sarah really getting herself confused with Tina Fey? After all, this was basically an SNL skit in real life. Maybe this is what will finally doom her to eternity in Alaska (and spare the rest of us!).

Besides the sheer silliness of TV news going to the trouble of “blurring” out the death throes of the turkeys (hellOOOOOO!!), I did get a kick out of Keith O watching the clip on Countdown.

But even better is the classic WKRP in Cincinnati episode “Turkeys Away,” now watchable at Hulu.  Who could not laugh at Les Nessman’s blow-by-blow of the ill-fated turkey drop: “Oh my God, Johnny, they’re turkeys!! Johnny, can you get this? Oh, they’re plunging to the earth right in front of our eyes! One just went through the windshield of a parked car! Oh, the humanity! The turkeys are hitting the ground like sacks of wet cement! Not since the Hindenburg tragedy has there been anything like this!”

Now, that is the best Thanksgiving show of all time. (And what is it about Mr. Carlson that makes me think of George W? Tune in for a later post!)

#13: My First Trip to West Texas

Here I sit, on the porch of the Austin Street Café in Marfa, a soft easy breeze blowing napkins off tables, birds chirping, and the threesome at the next table expounding on the merits of Italian sportscars! The Presidio County Courthouse is spectacular, but I cannot find the fabled Marfa galleries and shops. Maybe it’s the Sunday sleepiness.

I fully expected to be more charmed by Marfa, but so far, Alpine scores higher on the charm scale. Nonetheless, I love being in West Texas; it’s so similar to New Mexico and even Sun Valley. The Austin Street Café’s veggie wrap with black-eyed peas and a superb tomato-basil soup –– well, those hit the mark and made the short drive worthwhile.

My whole excuse for being in West Texas is the Writers’ League’s Summer Writing Academy at Sul Ross State Continue reading ‘#13: My First Trip to West Texas’

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