A goofy Thanksgiving to all!

November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving, Blog Guy!

Thanks, and the same to you and to all my readers.

So what are you thankful for This Thanksgiving?

Me? I’m feeling very blessed to be surrounded by my dear family and great friends.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, of course you have to say that, but specifically, what are you thankful for right now, this minute?

Oh. Well, I’m thankful that I live in a country where nobody can force me to watch Charlie Sheen or listen to accordion music or eat Brussels sprouts.

That’s good. And what else?

I’m thankful for bountiful gaffes, such as “Oops,” and the “Happy Birthday” to Elvis and “I got all this stuff twirling around in my head.”


I’m thankful that because the Republican presidential hopefuls are such good sports, I’m able to slap together a goofy, food-themed Thanksgiving blog item and then go enjoy the best meal of the year.

We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing…

Join the Oddly Enough blog network

Follow this blog on Twitter at rbasler

Top left: U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney eats grilled porkchop on a stick at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, August 11, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young

Top right: U.S. Republican presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry eats a corn dog at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, August 15, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young

Left: U.S. Republican presidential candidate and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann eats a corn dog at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, August 12, 2011. REUTERS/Daniel Acker

Right: Newt Gingrich (R), former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, eats before speaking at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Presidential Forum at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa October 22, 2011. REUTERS/Brian C. Frank

More stuff from Oddly Enough


We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/

Say, where can I try a corn dog here?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

and we’re all thankful for Baz/Lamar in 2012 😛

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

and I’m thankful for an Arrested Development marathon on IFC!!!

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

Michelle BTO takes care of business.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Being in Britland I don’t know much about the festivities in US, but happy Thanksgiving to RB and everyone else celebrating it. :-)

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Turkey in the smoker, coffee and blueberry muffin in hand, and the OE Blog on the computer, and I’m not living in a cave in Afghanistan any more. Who wouldn’t be thankful?

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

Ye gads but do I ever want a corn dog right now!!! Pity you can’t get ’em in Ireland!



PS. Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends! Have a great day!

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Who’s going to show up at the fair when we lose our first-in-the-nation election status?

Posted by hoopsnake | Report as abusive

Gobble Gobble!

Posted by FriscoJohn | Report as abusive

I am thankful for the bunch of you, friends!

Posted by uncarastus | Report as abusive

@Unca, I second that!

@E, being the specatcular cook you are no doubt you could make a corn dog better than any one could get here. Hell, you might be able to create a market for them in Ireland! You could be rich! :)

@Dave, not just today, but everyday, thank you!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Happy Thanksgiving to all from Ohio, the home of Amish terrorists. http://www.toledoblade.com/image/static/ b1/frontpages/11242011_Page_A1.png

It must be something in the corndogs. I’m still thankful that I live in Ohio.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

nomnomnomHappynomnomThanknomnomsgivingev eryonenomnomnom…

Posted by jclimacus081 | Report as abusive

From all my family (and my sister) to the great OE blog family, have a super fantastic day! OE Blog rocks! BG .. special treat coming your way. More details to follow. :-)

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

OK for all those not playing in the US or Canada, here is a way to make your own Corn Dogs using Saveloy sauages. You MUST use Saveloys to get the traditional corndog experience.
Cornmeal Batter:
1 teaspoons salt
2 well beaten eggs
3/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
3/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
Get Saveloy put wodden popsicle stick in one end, then dip/roll in the batter mix and then place immediately in hot oil (preferrably in a deep fryer) until it floats to the surface and is darkish brown on the outside.
leave to drain for 2 or so minutes and enjoy.
Optionally, they may be consumed with any combination of tomato sauce, mustard or relish.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

@Nosmo – I’m thankful Shra hasn’t zapped you yet. Or do recipes count as teaching, since it’s all geared toward sybaritic self gratification, anyway?

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

No fair, Nosmo….
…without risk of a ZAP, can you say where the heck you get saveloys w/o foing through UK or NZ?

Posted by Moonshine | Report as abusive

Oops, that “f” is entirely too close to the “g” on my keyboard.

Posted by Moonshine | Report as abusive

Hope all you US types had a lovely day.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive