Sunday, May 28, 2006

Refreshing Turkey Legs!

Every holiday weekend gives us a reason to party - Memorial Day, St Patrick's Day, July 4th, Yom Kippur, etc. There are always plenty of festivals, parades, and events to occupy our time off work. And for some reason, when we get out in the hot sun, our senses are dulled and our judgment is impaired. I know this because I watch people line up and pay for overpriced turkey legs and giant pickles. Neither one of these is something I would consider a "refreshing snack". Maybe it's just me, but the last thing I'm thinking on a hot summer day is, "boy could I use a giant, hot turkey leg." Have you ever seen a marathon runner finish the race and head for the grill for a turkey leg? or a sunbather enjoying a day at the beach and crack open the cooler for a warm piece of poultry? No (unless you live in Alabama). So what makes them so tempting at carnivals and festivals? Someone needs to take a stand for all mankind and proudly say, "that's filthy disgusting."

5 comments:

Ruth said...

Don't judge me 'cause I love giant dill pickles. YUM!

Leah said...

It's the smell! They smell like thanksgiving and all the other holidays. Therefore..you want to make this random day at the beach, carnival etc. feel like a holiday. I have to admit though..every time I've been pulled in by the lure of that turkey leg holiday feeling, it's extremely disapointing. You're right! They're hot and messy and make you feel like you need a nap!

CJ said...

I'm with you on this one, man. In fact, and maybe this is because I'm somewhat crowd-phobic, typically to me such festivals are just like a bunch of cattle standing around waiting for slaughter, or in this case, to eat the already slaughtered innocents such as those poor defenseless turkeys and, um, cucumbers. Yup.

Sometimes the entertainment is worth it, though. Where else can you see washed-up bands like ZZ Top and reunions of long-ago thought to be dead (or now working as accountants) bands such as Flock of Seagulls and J.Geils Band?! (hey, play your greatest, er, only hit, Centerfold just ONE more time!)

At least parking at such events makes it all worthwhile, if nothing else does. Nothing says summer like scouring for spaces for an hour to then wait in the hot crowds for my overpriced "meal" of bird appendages and sour cucumbers while watching sub-par 80's era musical acts...

Ruth said...

So word is you've been performing your civic duty...they didn't realize how crazy you are? :P

EjucatedGuy said...

Well, yes, I did get a jury summons, but I didn't have to go. Apparently someone tipped them off.