Considering the hundreds of eyewitness accounts in South America of a giant flightless bird and the fact that much of that country has yet to be explored with modern surveillance equipment it is practical to assume that there are still birds out there that could bite our head off. When we sit down and eat our bird this coming Thursday it's important to realize just why it tastes so good. When the hunted finally get to eat the hunter there is a sublime molecular response, a sense of total gratification. Thousands of generations were afraid to go outside without their dogs nearby. Some even had panthers and tigers to protect them from becoming Diatryma feed, though that elitist method would backfire from time to time for obvious reasons.
Today when we give our cats and dogs the giblets and the dark meat we're actually thanking them for thousands of years of protection. We pay them tributes just like in the Godfather. So Thanksgiving is a day of thanks on many levels, besides the obvious ones, which include being thankful for Law & Order on TNT and the Snuggie®.