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Popcorn the turkey wins presidential pardon, but Caramel also spared Thanksgiving feast

Publié par Clifford Armion le 28/11/2013

Dan Zak

The sign on the doorknob said “Privacy Please,” and yet the turkeys had none. Visitors were regular. Photos were incessant. Wood chips spilled into the hallway, and if that wasn’t a giveaway, then the occasional gobblegobble was. By Monday evening the most famous birds in America had taken roost in the Willard Intercontinental, in a room that rents to humans for about $400 per night. The vestibule had been tarped and cordoned off. A bottle of Fiji water was on the bureau, just out of pecking distance.
They are beasts, these white broad-breasted lunks of feather. At eye level they have a baleful, beady-eyed glare. Their heads are a cascade of guts-colored wattle, their snoods a wriggling indignity astride pale beaks. They seem either profoundly stupid or capable of great evil, as if they are moments away from dozing off or springing into attack mode.
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"Popcorn the turkey wins presidential pardon, but Caramel also spared Thanksgiving feast", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2013. Consulté le 26/02/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/popcorn-the-turkey-wins-presidential-pardon-but-caramel-also-spared-thanksgiving-feast