## Thanksgiving 2020

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ed
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### Thanksgiving 2020

Oh yeah1!!!!!!!!

The GOBBLER!!!!!!!

This year my friends, this year.

What could epitomize the holidays better!!!!!

Can't wait!!!
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ed
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### Re: Thanksgiving 2020

Just noticed ....

A GATOR on the box!!

A SIGN!!!!!

It just keeps getting better.
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gnome
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### Re: Thanksgiving 2020

The standard "Florida Man" Thanksgiving kit.
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
--Soldier, TF2
ed
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### Re: Thanksgiving 2020

Damn right. Cooking a turkey (or other roadkill) whilst in my ratty shorts with a Trump t-shirt with a brewski in one hand and a long fork in the other.

I am telling you, it don't get better. I'll make the menfolk wear their sunday go-to-meeting bib overalls.

Pictures will follow.
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ed
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### Re: Thanksgiving 2020

I'm thinking that when I die, I don't want to be cremated. I want to be rendered up in a deep fryer.

nahhhh.
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### Re: Thanksgiving 2020

But ed, you already are 'deep fried'.
You can lead them to knowledge, but you can't make them think.
shemp
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### Re: Thanksgiving 2020

I don't care about the danger. I am NOT frying a turkey that costs less than the fucking cooking oil you need to do it.
"It is not I who is mad! It is I who is crazy!" -- Ren Hoek

"what dicking deep shit i produce" -- pillory

Freedom of choice
Is what you got
Freedom from choice
Is what you want

People are shitting themselves to death
Crap so much they fail to take a breath
But even when their kids are starvin'
They thought Trump would throw them Charmin.
ed
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### Re: Thanksgiving 2020

There is that. Though I've noted 2 gallon cans of oil in the market. ..
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ed wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:46 pm Cooking a turkey (or other roadkill) whilst in my ratty shorts with a Trump t-shirt with a brewski in one hand and a long fork in the other.
If you only have two arms, as I presume, don't you feel somewhat naked without a gun?
ed
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### Re: Thanksgiving 2020

This is florida, eveyone is armed.
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Bruce
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### Re: Thanksgiving 2020

When you calculate the volume of oil to put into the fryer, taking of course into account the volume of the turkey, don't forget to adjust for the thermal expansion coefficient of the oil.

If you're one of those who prefers to just "eyeball it", then be prepared for one of two things.....either a half raw Turkey, or a pretty column of blazing inferno.

If you find yourself with a column of blazing inferno, don't be an idiot and use water. Be a real Floridian and use gasoline.

Send pics.
Such potential!
Bruce
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### Re: Thanksgiving 2020

Definitely don't be a pussy and buy a stable base, and don't use a propane fuel with a control valve and safety kill switch. That's boring. You can do just fine with a three pronged rickety metal stool and a wood camp fire or charcoals. Or gasoline if you're in a hurry.

If you're feeling nervous, just invite a buddy who volunteers at the fire department. That's what you pay taxes for.
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Bruce
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And don't just drop it into the frothing 700 degree oil like those idiots in that video. Where's the fun in that. Make a game out of it and see if you can toss it in there from a distance. Real Floridians can land a turkey into a deep fryer from 10 feet away, no rim.

Such potential!
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### Re: Thanksgiving 2020

Jesus wept.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare
ed
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### Re: Thanksgiving 2020

I am officially excited
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Rob Lister
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### Re: Thanksgiving 2020

Kid3 had hosted a Friendsgiving dinner last night; having a dinner for friends instead of family. I had never heard of such a thing but it's pretty cool.
ed
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### Re: Thanksgiving 2020

I've had a friend for dinner more than once.

They are tasty if prepared right.
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gnome
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### Re: Thanksgiving 2020

Rob Lister wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:40 am Kid3 had hosted a Friendsgiving dinner last night; having a dinner for friends instead of family. I had never heard of such a thing but it's pretty cool.
I see it a lot among social groups where a lot of them have dysfunctional family relationships. Their trusted friends become their "family of choice".
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
--Soldier, TF2
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### Re: Thanksgiving 2020

The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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### Re: Thanksgiving 2020

Happy Thanksgiving all.
ed
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Time is getting closer.

Mentioning Suttee is really uncalled for.
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ed
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### Re: Thanksgiving 2020

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Looks straightforward. What could go wrong?
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ed
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### Re: Thanksgiving 2020

Hmmmm ... is that orientation a presaging of something?
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ed
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OK, here we go ...
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$74 of oil. The Gobbler is standing ready 20201126_121852.jpg They say use water to measure how much oil you need. Problem is that the water will explode. So I am thinking immerse the fucker in oil, then drain. Clever. Will be firing the sucker up ~1pm EST You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post. This space for let Pyrrho Posts: 31333 Joined: Sat Jun 05, 2004 2:17 am Title: Man in Black Location: Division 6 ### Re: Thanksgiving 2020 The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus. DJ Posts: 382 Joined: Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:30 pm ### Re: Thanksgiving 2020 Good luck Ed! ed Posts: 40652 Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:52 pm Title: G_D ### Re: Thanksgiving 2020 20201126_132407.jpg FIRE HAZARD?????? Jesus Ok ... bird in 20201126_134744-1.jpg OMG .... 20201126_134855.jpg Living life on the edge You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post. This space for let gnome Posts: 25833 Joined: Tue Jun 29, 2004 12:40 am Location: New Port Richey, FL ### Re: Thanksgiving 2020 She cannae take any more Cap'n! "If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!" --Soldier, TF2 sparks Posts: 17163 Joined: Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:13 pm Location: Friar McWallclocks Bar -- Where time stands still while you lean over! ### Re: Thanksgiving 2020 Ed's last post was over an hour ago. Shall we start calling the local ERs? You can lead them to knowledge, but you can't make them think. Doctor X Posts: 73956 Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:09 pm Title: Collective Messiah Location: Your Mom ### Re: Thanksgiving 2020 Pyrrho wrote: Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:39 pm https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap201126.html – J.D. Mob of the Mean: Free beanie, cattle-prod and Charley Fan Club! "Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out." – Don DocX: FTW. – sparks "Doctor X wins again." – Pyrrho "Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry." – His Humble MagNIfIcence "It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone." – clarsct "I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far." – Grammatron "Indeed you are a river to your people. Shit. That's going to end up in your sig." – Pyrrho "Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power." – asthmatic camel "just like Doc X said." – gnome WS CHAMPIONS X4!!!! NBA CHAMPIONS!! Stanley Cup! SB CHAMPIONS X6!!!!!! Bruce Posts: 20651 Joined: Wed Jun 09, 2004 11:46 pm Title: Bruce of all Bruces Location: Massachusetts ### Re: Thanksgiving 2020 Uh oh... Such potential! Pyrrho Posts: 31333 Joined: Sat Jun 05, 2004 2:17 am Title: Man in Black Location: Division 6 ### Re: Thanksgiving 2020 The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus. ed Posts: 40652 Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:52 pm Title: G_D ### Re: Thanksgiving 2020 IMG_5290.jpg Success. Pretty damn tasty. No injuries. Happy to all!!!! You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post. This space for let Bruce Posts: 20651 Joined: Wed Jun 09, 2004 11:46 pm Title: Bruce of all Bruces Location: Massachusetts ### Re: Thanksgiving 2020 Well done, ed. You nailed it like a pro. Such potential! robinson Posts: 13773 Joined: Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:01 am Title: Pretty much dead already Location: USA ### Re: Thanksgiving 2020 I have those same shorts still working on Sophrosyne, but I will no doubt end up with Hubris ed Posts: 40652 Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:52 pm Title: G_D ### Re: Thanksgiving 2020 There is a lesson here. Though sometimes one might be faced with something that makes you want to whimper like a little girl, there comes a time when you must man up and face adversity. Even I, when faced with gallons of boiling oil looked for some child to take over and face the risk of lifelong agony. No child being present and hungry guests getting restive, I persevered!! Huzza!! This space for let Bruce Posts: 20651 Joined: Wed Jun 09, 2004 11:46 pm Title: Bruce of all Bruces Location: Massachusetts ### Re: Thanksgiving 2020 It the stuff that elder gods are made of. Inspiring. Such potential! ed Posts: 40652 Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:52 pm Title: G_D ### Re: Thanksgiving 2020 Well, this is what is called a post mortem. What does one do with 6 gallons of fowl infused oil? How does one clean a 42 quart, Beetle Baily KP sized, pot? How does one even move mass quantities of oil from one receptacle to another? And why is it that no woman I have met has ever extolled the virtues of deep frying a turkey whereas their menfolk wax ecstatic over the prospect. To take the last first. Women have far more common sense then men. Women to not blow themselves up with black powder (I did, in front of the kids. They were horrified). Women understand that after the meal, there is a tab to be paid. The cleanup tab. Women can weigh risk reward in some areas far far better than men. I will come back to the second part of that question anon. The simple truth is that handling a large quantity of oil is similar to handling a large quantity of mercury. It sloshes and the weight shifts and it shifts implacably. Now, not only do you have to transfer it somewhere, if you have hopes of reusing it you need to filter it. To make a long story short, funnels can slip when large quantities of mercury-like liquids are poured into them. Then that happens, a 1 quart capacity funnel will deposit 1 quart of liquid everywhere. It is a rule, btw, that funnels only slip when they are completely full. A note on re-use. Have you ever looked at the "Best when used by" date on a gallon of peanut oil? I did. It is two years out. Think about that. My friends tell me to "use it next time". HA! A year out? And the stuff reeks of Turkey? Seriously? Sorry charlie. Ain't happening. The result was/is not worth the pain in the ass of cleanup nor is it worth the cost. Turkey=$37
Oil=$72 ------------------------ Oil infused turkey meal=$109

Now, why the disconnect by gender as to the worth of the deep frying exercise.

Simple. Men do cruel shit for the lulz.
"Yeah, Ed, go buy a honkin' big pot and fill it with boiling oil and drop a bird in it whydontcha?"
"Then save the rancid shit for a year and repeat the process"

Got it.

On that note ... would any of you fine folks like to but a 42 quart pot and some pre-energized oil?
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