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Thread: The Turkey Shot Out of the Oven

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    Senior Member Boscobd's Avatar
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    In keeping with the Thanksgiving spirit, I thought I'd post this little ditty that was sent to me a few years ago. It cracks me up every year! I found it on the web this year as I don't have the original e-mail. I'm sure this never happened to Martha Stewart! The author is Jack Prelutsky. Enjoy! :)

    The Turkey Shot Out Of The Oven

    The turkey shot out of the oven
    and rocketed into the air,
    it knocked every plate off the table
    and partly demolished a chair.

    It ricocheted into a corner
    and burst with a deafening boom,
    then splattered all over the kitchen,
    completely obscuring the room.

    It stuck to the walls and the windows,
    it totally coated the floor,
    there was turkey attached to the ceiling,
    where there'd never been turkey before.

    It blanketed every appliance,
    it smeared every saucer and bowl,
    there wasn't a way I could stop it,
    that turkey was out of control.

    I scraped and I scrubbed with displeasure,
    and thought with chagrin as I mopped,
    that I'd never again stuff a turkey
    with popcorn that hadn't been popped.
    --Jack Prelutsky

    Boscobd

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    good one!! I never heard that one before!

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    Reminds me of my mom doing dried apples in the pressure cooker when I was little...the wall paper over the stove area was different for years after that!

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    He is such an awesome author!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    He is such an awesome author!
    Do you know of other works by him? I have to admit that I stumbled on this one.

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    Here's another one in the Thanksgiving Spirit

    WHEN DADDY CARVES THE TURKEY
    By Jack Prelutsky
    From ITS THANKSGIVING

    When Daddy carves the turkey,
    it is really quite a site.
    I know he tries his hardest,
    but he never does it right.
    He makes a fancy show of it
    before he starts to carve,
    and stabs in all directions
    while were certain that well starve.
    He seems to take forever
    as we sit and shake our heads
    by the time hes finished slicing
    hes reduced the bird to shreds.
    He yells as loud as thunder
    just before hes finally through
    for when Daddy carves the turkey,
    Daddy carves his finger too.

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    Loved these. I'd never heard of him or read these poems before.
    Thanks

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    thanks for sending these, so very cute and so easy to picture.LOL

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    Just love it! Although I am sure all of us have a "turkey" story to tell.

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    Cute!

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