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thanksgiving p.s.a.

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

In a mad scramble to create the picture perfect meal, people can get a little sloppy and thus give the gift of foodborne illnesses to their guests. Nothing like a sprinkle of e.coli or salmonella to make the holiday meal extra special. No, I don’t suffer from hypochondria and quite frankly it never would have crossed my mind except I noticed the government is on a mission to make everyone aware of how unsafe their turkey dinner might be if they aren’t careful. Well, it makes sense really. Here in the U.S, fear is the new black. Anyway, it’s how I came up with this comic, so I guess I should, um, give thanks! 😛

Isn’t it funny how sometimes you have some odd random thing on your mind and the next thing you know someone mentions it? Such is the case tonight. I had been reading up on tainted food and statistics on food poisoning and related deaths. (I actually do a little research when I have a vague comic idea. Sometimes, I learn something that can impact the direction it goes in.) Anyway, just when I thought I’d had my fill of nauseating food thoughts, my friend Gabe sends me a link to his recent blog post. It’s about the entity he found in his refrigerator. It made me laugh – check it out.

Here’s last year’s Thanksgiving comic if you feel like visiting the past.
To those that are celebrating it, Happy Thanksgiving. To all my readers, thanks for reading, commenting, haiku-ing, stumbling, digging, linking, passing the url along, buying stuff, etc. Your support is appreciated. 🙂

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9 Responses to “thanksgiving p.s.a.”

  1. Chance Says:

    Gobble Gobble.

  2. Seraphine Says:

    kitty eats turkey
    without it being fully cooked
    bacteria dance

  3. Kellan Says:

    Ah! Salmonella
    Seething in the poultry flesh
    Bacterial bliss

  4. Starguy Says:

    Ah Thanksgiving. A time to reflect on the year; think of what your thankfull for; and gorge upon turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, and of course pie. A happy Thanksgiving to all.

  5. Withershins Says:


    And don’t forget about the day after Thanksgiving–that’s when we break out our holiday Gingerdead attire!

    But for now I have a new odd thing to think about. It’s not about the fear epidemic or the tiny ecosystem inhabiting the fridge crisper–I’m wondering why cats close their eyes when they lick stuff.

    Happy feasting.

  6. calan Says:

    *closes eyes and licks the screen*

  7. coolioness Says:

    OO I actually made it on a Wednesday! WOOHOO!!!


    The naked poultry
    frozen in it’s dance of the
    happy diseases.

  8. Rodro Says:

    custom turkey hat
    room inside without stuffing
    sterilize it please

  9. Anne Van Atta Says:

    I am thankful this Thanksgiving to feel good ’cause last year I was in the hospital on T day with an abdominal abscess (nasty but somewhat interesting in retrospect) hooked up to IV antibiotics, not allowed to eat or drink (except ice chips,) zonked out on dilaudid, watching the Macy’s T-day parade (surreal!) with the nice old lady who was my roommate, so high that I didn’t much care…David Crisler came to check on me in the afternoon and I got to eat a grape popsicle that evening… this year will be much better-wonderful, I predict…going for a bike ride in the morning and then a vegan feast with dear friends!

    wishing near and far
    safe and happy thanksgiving
    with the ones you love

    food safety’s first rule
    do not wear the turkey as
    kitten’s favorite hat

    most people agree
    cat spit on the main course is
    subtly spicy

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