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‪Best of the Bird: A Roundup of Thanksgiving Coverage‬

Our favorite moments in this year’s Turkey Day reportage, plucked from the national newspapers.

PETA makes liberal use of Photoshop in its holiday appeal to the wee ones. Photograph courtesy PETA.org

Now that’s what we call a value meal:
In the New York Times business section, Paul Sullivan nerded out on turkey pricing. Turns out eating organic will cost you more—no surprise there—but a green feast with all the fixings still comes in at just $10.63 a person. That’s, like, cheaper than lunch at Potbelly.

Frankly, Doug Allison, it’s disturbing you’d even ask:
On NYT’s Web site, meanwhile, a reader asked Diner’s Journal if it’s okay to cook a turkey frozen in the 1980s.

Here we thought it was the wine …

CBS News reported that giving thanks on Thanksgiving may make you happier.

Pre-PETA turkey pardonings:
The Washington Post recalled theatrical moments in presidential turkey pardoning … including one in which the feet of the chosen fowl were (yikes alert) nailed to a table. Yes, that happened during the Nixon administration.

And speaking of PETA …

They need to make up their minds. Is eating turkey like eating the family dog, or is it like eating a human baby? The animal-rights org’s T-Day promossummarized by this LA Times blogare starting to confuse us.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Here’s hoping your turkey is cheap, fresh, and free of nails.

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