TheFW shares "eight/8 wacky Presidential turkey pardon moments -- As holidays go, Thanksgiving sure has its share of odd traditions. Live parades with lip-synched musical numbers! Mincemeat pies and Jell-O molds! Grandma Ruthie removing her dentures at the dinner table! Not even the President of the United States (U.S.) is spared his share of the inanity. Case in point: the presidential turkey pardon, an annual pre-Thanksgiving practice in which the POTUS makes a speech about the stuff we should all be thankful for and then poses for a photo-op with a live turkey before sending it off to live the rest of its life uneaten (by humans, anyway).
Next Media Animation (NMA), with its funny 1.25 minutes animated YouTube video, and American Farm Bureau Federation report that "the cost of Thanksgiving dinner is rising. The American Farm Bureau Federation says a Thanksgiving meal for 10 people will increase $5.73 to $49.20. That is a 13 percent rise over last year.
CNN shares a happy 9/11's ground zero story of a survivor, but it is not a human being. It is a plant from an office.
Dark Roasted Blend shares a Directory Journal titled "Noodles: How Pasta Came From China to America -- Pasta is a staple of American cuisine these days. But not long ago most types of pasta noodles were considered pretty foreign, something only non-Americans ate. How did noodles go from alien to commonplace in American eating habits?
Blue's News share a weird Flash game titled "Feed Our Doughnut Overlords" on Games For Work and its official web site, Agame.com -- "Buy items for the planet, then feed giant doughnuts enough items to keep them from attacking." "The donuts will eat you...and your little dog too! ... To keep them from gobbling down the planet itself, feed your donut overlords their favorite foods. Tame their tummies and save the planet!"
Blue's News share a simple Flash shooter game titled "Defend Your Nuts" on Armor Games -- "... a cute defense game starring a squirrel who must defend his acorns against waves of evil monsters! The game features many upgradeable items and weapons, half a dozen monsters, and a boss battle on stage 20! ..."
Neatorama and America OnLine (AOL) Weird News article, with an almost 15.75 minutes embedded Public Broadcast System (PBS) video (full episode), mentions the "rare Ronald McDonald costume found after 45 years by 'History Detectives' -- "In a more innocent age, Ronald McDonald was the most benign of media icons: a cheerful clown whose floppy red wig and striped clothes presented an image of family fun.
Blue's News share a cute and fun Flash game titled "Fat Wizard" on Adult Swim -- "Once there was a fat wizard, a dragon egg, and an epic quest to create the ultimate omelet. Take this magical fatso from 'once upon a time' to 'happily eaten after' by defending the egg from wave after wave of monsters determined to crack it open before it has aged to perfection. When the speckled shell succumbs to the onslaught, will you take your penchant for egg-binges to a whole new level? Find out in Fat Wizard."