I’ve long been goofily amused by advertisements and logos for restaurants or supermarkets that attempt to sell meat by using a depiction of the animal, itself, offering up some of its brothers and sisters for your dining pleasure — clearly a traitor to his/her/its kind. The most frequent violator seems to be a pig shown dressed in a cook’s outfit for the logo or sign of a BBQ place. (Gotta give those Chick-fil-A cows credit for their loyalty to the bovine brotherhood.)
However, with Thanksgiving coming up, it looks as though traitorous turkeys are coming out of the woodwork. The one above, photographed outside of a Trader Joe’s, is practically smirking as he informs you how to calculate the exact number of his kinfolk you and your family will need to scarf to feel satisfied. Even offering you a fork to do the job right — or is that… wait… Does he have a napkin around his neck? Is he going to eat them himself, right alongside you? What a sicko!