Kittehs and turkey

by Greg Mayer

As an envoi for Thanksgiving, a visual composition of a turkey and two kittehs.

Thanksgiving turkey with kittehs.

Thanksgiving turkey with kittehs.

While preparing Thanksgiving goodies, my wife found that candy corn is a scarce item after Halloween, but our local 5 and dime came through, with a variety of candy corns to choose from. The blend she selected, “Autumn Mix”, not only had different kinds of candy corn (note beak vs. tail feathers), but also came with candy kittehs, which here guard their soon-to-be dinner.

19 Comments

  1. NewEnglandBob
    Posted November 28, 2014 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    You failed to mention the fudge striped cookie. I like those.

  2. Gregory Kusnick
    Posted November 28, 2014 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    “different kinds of candy corn”

    I think that counts as microevolution within a kind.

    • Doug
      Posted November 28, 2014 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

      God made them according to their kind. It’s in Genesis.

  3. Posted November 28, 2014 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    Is that a cherry cordial as the body?

    I’m not big on candy (I prefer that my goodies come from the bakery, with the exception of good chocolate), but I now have a hankering for cherry cordials.

    • Posted November 28, 2014 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

      Yes! There’s also a chocolate swirl candy in the back that serves as the base of the tail.

      GCM

      • Posted November 28, 2014 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

        Prof CC,
        Will you be posting pix of your T-giving noms?

  4. Posted November 28, 2014 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    Haven’t had one of those fudge-stripers in a very long time.

  5. Dominic
    Posted November 28, 2014 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    That made me laugh – even though I have no idea what candy corn is! 🙂

    • merilee
      Posted November 28, 2014 at 11:38 am | Permalink

      you can live without ever having tasted candy corn…

      • Lurker111
        Posted November 29, 2014 at 7:16 am | Permalink

        Absolutely. Candy corn in my Halloween bag stayed until there was almost nothing else left. Also execrable were those small boxes (forget the brand name) of sugar-coated licorice pieces the size of rat droppings.

        • Lurker111
          Posted November 29, 2014 at 7:19 am | Permalink

          Furthermore, these sugar-coated licorice pieces are still available Today! Why do some horrid products seem to never go away? Like, e.g., Fisherman’s Friend throat lozenges. Only good because if you have a sore throat and take one of these, you forget to worry about the sore throat.

          What other products should have bitten the dust years ago? Oh–Grape nuts, aka Kitty Litter in a Bowl.

          • Posted November 29, 2014 at 9:21 am | Permalink

            I actually love Grape Nuts ( though have no idea why they’re called such.). They’re sepecially good when mixed into hot cereals like Cream of Wheat or oatmeal.

            • Lurker111
              Posted November 29, 2014 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

              Perhaps they’re no longer rock-hard when mixed as you say.

              Another cereal I had no use for was Frosted Flakes. So sweet it would glue your cheeks together. Both sets.

              Does not compare to Chocolate-Frosted Sugar Bombs, of course.

              • merilee
                Posted November 29, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

                Don’t really like any sugary cereals, but do like to put my own demerera brown sugar on plain cereal. Have no idea where the grape comes from in Grape Nuts. They do add texture to bland hot cereals.

              • merilee
                Posted November 29, 2014 at 10:18 pm | Permalink

                I’ve recently shamed my bf out of the Frosted Flakes he’d started buying…

    • Posted November 28, 2014 at 11:39 am | Permalink

      Don’t ask. It’s the world’s worst candy: like wax flavored with perfume. For reasons I can’t fathom, though, some people (like my sister) actually like it! If there’s a more noxious sweetmeat, I haven’t found it.

      • merilee
        Posted November 28, 2014 at 11:40 am | Permalink

        I liked it when I was 7…

  6. Posted November 28, 2014 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    Shouldn’t the kittehs be nomming the turkey…?

    b&

  7. Mobius
    Posted November 28, 2014 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    I am having a diabetic attack just looking at that.


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