Must Be A Slow News Day! ‘Mayans may have sacrificed ancient domestic turkeys’

     Hat’s off to CBS News and who-knows-who-else for this up-to-the-minute breaking news! We now know that the Maya domesticated turkeys a thousand years earlier than previously known. Staggering. Truly. But the really startling part is that these gobblers are believed to have been sacrificed as part of some ritual or other, and their inedible parts used for medicine or Hallowe’en jokes or something like that.
     Kinda makes ya wonder what sorta people they were, sacrificing those poor bird-brains for some sorta pagan ceremony! Savages! PETA should be boycotting the ancient Maya. 
     By the way, got any plans for Thanksgiving?

Gabriel Stabile photo from the
New Yorker‘s online only edition, November 23, 2011.

By the way, CBSNews could use a good online editor. I can’t see any reason why the Ancient Maya would have wanted to sacrifice ‘ancient’ turkeys, whether domesticated or not. If you’ve ever had an old Tom turkey, you’ll know what I’m talkin’ ’bout. Ancient turkeys are way harder to chew–that’s if they have any meat left on them at all!

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