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January 24, 2021


"After a quick investigation, we located the turkey that was holding up traffic…..literally a turkey."

Needless to say it produced a valid Florida driver’s license.

(Thanks to Ralph) 

Journalism Question: Is there some rule requiring that EVERY news story involving a bird MUST include some play on the words “foul” and “fowl?” 


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If I read one more news story that links to a picture of Tippy Hedrin when the mere hint of mention of a bird surfaces, I will.... well I will do something foul.

"Wild turkey given warning for causing Georgia traffic jam." Okay, but wouldn't it be more effective if they did something to the person drinking it instead?

We have a LOT of wild turkeys where I live. And interestingly, they love to play "chicken" with cars on the road.

The key is to keep your car moving, even if you slow down to avoid damage to your vehicle. They WILL move out the way, quickly if necessary.

BUT, if you stop, you're dead! The turkey will just stand there in front of your car for the rest of the day.

"Wild Turkey" would imply that alcohol was involved

We have lots of wild turkeys in Fl. Only the ones with no wings.


The bastards get pretty bold once the holidays are over. On the plus side they're not the national bird so at least that's one thing ben Franklin didn't screw up (unlike daylight savings time).

On one hand, you have the wild turkeys.

On the other hand, you have the highly organized turkeys:


On the journalism question, this article wasn't too foul. It could have been...much worse.

"Police arrested foul fowl for foul play." Now, this would be considered overuse of fowl language.

Journalism-wise, it's like weatherpeople saying conditions are "going downhill" and anything space-related being referred to as "out of this world." Pretty much inevitable.

Wild turkeys
Couldn't drag me away
Wild, wild turkeys
We'll ride them someday

Despite the fun and unusual circumstances, officers warn residents that Tom is still a wild animal and could cause harm if cornered. He, and other wild turkeys, should not be approached by Georgians.

Now, Florida man, on the other hand ...

RE: fowl vs. foul Journalists are known to be prolific imbibers, and now most are working from home, so yes, all the stories, just wait 'til the superb owl gets closer, you ain't seen nothing yet.

"As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly."

BTW, it's the same journalistic rule that says you have to say "unBEARable" anytime there is a story about a bear.

Give that journalist a Pullet Surprise.

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