Real life folk horror: turkeys march in a circle around a dead cat

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/09/20/real-life-folk-horror-turkeys.html

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My take on it:

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I was hoping to hear, “Not one of us, not one of us…” :laughing:

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What can we say? Some of our ways are mysterious.

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What film is that audio from?

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Payback for Thanksgiving has been a long time coming. They got the wrong species though…

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Terrifyingly appropriate.

BTW: Wild turkeys are omnivorous, but I couldn’t find anything definitive as far as a carrion diet. Maybe these guys were waiting for insects (which they do nosh on) to show up.

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Attorneys general circling around the dead corpse of Purdue Pharma.

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Nothing to see here folks, move along!

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Trump followers.

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It’s from a 1963 educational film put out by Bell Labs, titled “Principles of the Optical Maser”. It has its occasional moments of sheer electromagnetic terror.

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PS: I’m also curious as to the source of the audio; I sense low budget, 70s/80s exploitation stuff.

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Honoring the death of an ancient enemy.

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First they came for the kittehs… then they came for the pups.

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The one who spoke has fallen.
The ambassador of their kind is gone.
War shall be upon us.
War shall be upon us!
War!
Source: Turkey Lurkey, Observer/playwright/historian in the year GWWY (Gobble Wobble Wobble Yobble)

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Source: Youtube clip of Turkey Lurkey Time, musical performance from Promises, Promises Tony Awards, circa 1969.
[Edits for sources]
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Reboinged from March 2017?

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We can never be reminded enough of the horrors of this event… NEVER FORGET!

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Well, I didn’t forget.

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You’re keeping the flame alive for the rest of us…

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Now you’ve got me thinking about Terry Orbach singing ‘Promises, Promises’.

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Okay. They’re stuck in a “DO” loop. The turkeys symbolize the MAGAists, and the cat symbolizes ‘facts’.

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