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Time to ditch the graphic of the bacon-wrapped turkey. Please!

toodie jane Jan 5, 2010 12:54 PM

I beg you.

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  1. ike04 Jan 5, 2010 01:48 PM

    THANK-YOU. I don't know what it is, but I find it disturbing!

    1. Cheese Boy Jan 5, 2010 08:22 PM

      Since day one I thought that fricking thing was an armadillo. It's gotta go.

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        kattyeyes Jan 7, 2010 01:16 AM

        HA HA HA, me, too since day one. Not sure why a bacon-wrapped turkey should look so scary when it can look like a thing of beauty. Doesn't this look much more appealing?
        http://www.chow.com/photos/405660

        I guess I should somewhat thank Chow for that armadillo shot...I intentionally did NOT wrap my turkey that way so as not to create my own scary beast. :)

        1. re: kattyeyes
          KaimukiMan Jan 7, 2010 10:40 AM

          sorry to say I don't find either terribly appealing. but i do have to agree that the armadillo description is particularly apt.

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            KTinNYC Jan 9, 2010 09:12 AM

            Here is a friend for the armadillo.

            http://www.seriouseats.com/2010/01/ho...

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              kattyeyes Jan 9, 2010 09:14 AM

              The armadillo must have been lonely. It was kind of you to find him a friend! I'd like that to be the replacement shot, please! <holding up a lighter>

              1. re: kattyeyes
                michele cindy Jan 13, 2010 09:16 AM

                I thought it was a roast from whoville.

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                  bushwickgirl Jan 13, 2010 01:41 PM

                  Roast Beast for little Cindi Lou Who.

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          iluvtennis Jan 7, 2010 08:04 PM

          I'm glad i'm not the only one who kept thinking they had come up with a recipe for roasted armadillo.

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          Steve Jan 6, 2010 06:16 PM

          Two armadillos mating.

          Thank you for saying it, toodie jane! That is one ugly beastie.

          1. bushwickgirl Jan 7, 2010 04:10 AM

            The fake Halloween blood and the glowing jello mold really need to be retired as well.

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            1. re: bushwickgirl
              The Dairy Queen Jan 7, 2010 10:50 AM

              I agree, bushwickgirl--it's really unappetizing.

              And toodie jane, I didn't realize what that weird lobster/armadillo thing was until now. Thank you for clarifying that!

              ~TDQ

            2. southernitalian Jan 7, 2010 10:54 AM

              That things freaks me out! Always reminds me of an armadillo too! Please get rid of it.

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                SomeRandomIdiot Jan 7, 2010 11:10 AM

                I didn't realize that it was a bacon wrapped turkey until this post. I thought it was some kind of scary looking roach or bug folded in on itself. I was wondering what it was and why it was so ugly but was never interested enough to actually click on the pictures.

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                1. re: SomeRandomIdiot
                  kattyeyes Jan 7, 2010 11:19 AM

                  HA HA HA HA!
                  "I thought it was some kind of scary looking roach or bug folded in on itself."
                  Yes, mighty good eatin', that! ;)
                  I wonder what "they" might replace the turkey with...hmmmm. Something seasonal, perhaps? Maybe a nice shot of a fondue pot with dippers? Anybody listening?

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                    KaimukiMan Jan 7, 2010 02:47 PM

                    but it says right there.... bacon-wrapped turkey.....

                    still its one of the classic all time ugly food pics

                  2. Servorg Jan 7, 2010 03:28 PM

                    If this is the biggest problem we have this year then we are so far in front of the rest of the competitors that we wouldn't be able to see them in our rear view mirror using Zeiss binoculars.

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                      KTinNYC Jan 8, 2010 07:15 AM

                      Competitors? What competitors? You mean other food sites? If yes then they aren't my competitors. They maybe CBS/CNET/Chow's competitors but they aren't mine. Let 1000 flowers bloom. I hope there is more competition to keep this site striving to be better. Except for the message boards I think the rest of this site is really mediocre. The articles are almost always useless and the move to try to out Yelp Yelp is short-sighted and 3 years too late.

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                        Servorg Jan 8, 2010 07:41 AM

                        The competitors for our dissatisfaction, our outrage, our griping, our whining, our bitching and moaning in 2010.

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                          KTinNYC Jan 8, 2010 07:46 AM

                          Your reply went right over my head. I have no idea what you are talking about.

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                            Servorg Jan 8, 2010 07:50 AM

                            Our propensity as a community to post about things we abhor that appear on Chow / Chowhound.

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                              KTinNYC Jan 8, 2010 07:56 AM

                              Chow isn't some sort of scared calf. People who are passionate about something are also the most critical. When the criticism goes away Chow will either be perfect or will have lost their most passionate posters and I really don't see Chow being perfect in the near future.

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                                kattyeyes Jan 8, 2010 09:24 AM

                                KT: I have already seen CH lose some of its most passionate posters, unfortunately, so...

                                And Servorg, just to clarify my own comments here, I don't mean to appear as a whiner or otherwise, but that turkey is pretty tragic looking...and the holidays are over (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's)...maybe time for a topical replacement? I won't stop showing up if the turkey remains on the sidebar, just so ya know. ;)

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                                  KTinNYC Jan 8, 2010 09:40 AM

                                  I've been visiting these boards for at least 10 years. Posters come posters go. Many of the most informative from the very early days have left after disagreements with management (what was old is new again). But Servorg's idea that we should just shut up and take what is given to us would make this site much poorer (brick red backgrounds, anyone?).

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                                    Servorg Jan 8, 2010 09:49 AM

                                    I don't think I said one can't complain. Just that it ought to be worth complaining about.

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                                      toodie jane Jan 8, 2010 05:47 PM

                                      puh-leez. It was just a emphatic suggestion, not a rant.

                                      sheesh.

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                                        Servorg Jan 9, 2010 03:37 AM

                                        "puh-leez. It was just a emphatic suggestion, not a rant."

                                        Mine too! ;-D>

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                                          alkapal Jan 9, 2010 04:13 AM

                                          may i offer everyone a shot of wild turkey?

                                    2. re: KTinNYC
                                      kattyeyes Jan 8, 2010 09:50 AM

                                      <<(what was old is new again)>> Oh, absolutely...I've only been here a year and I can see it. It's really unfortunate.

                                      Agree we should speak up. And, seemingly, from time to time our feedback is actually encouraged (as it was when they launched the new restaurants/places section)...though sometimes, clearly "they" just don't wanna hear it. I guess turkey time is one of those times. Oh, well.

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                              Steve Jan 8, 2010 01:59 PM

                              Seriously, That photo belongs on The Onion.

                              Armadillo to Replace Turkey at Thanksgiving, Foodies Predict

                              Armadillo will become the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving dinner table within two years, according to the popular foodie website, Chowhound. Demand has already increased by twenty thousand percent since a sumptuous photo of a roasted armadillo appeared on the authoritative culinary website. "It is only a matter of time," according to Photo Editor Ross Ewage, "until the overlooked armadillo replaces the rather tasteless big bird as America's symbol of plenty."

                              Already, armadillo ranchers in Lizard Hide, Texas are having a difficult time keeping up with the increase in demand. "Our phone is ringing off the hook since that photo appeared," said truck driver-turned-taxidermist Rod Kill. "Last year, nobody called, but this year we actually placed an order with some crazy New Yorkers. I told 'em that we stuff 'em, and they got all excited and wanted to order the stuffing, too."

                              see Hideous Photo, page 8.

                              1. re: Steve
                                c oliver Jan 8, 2010 02:19 PM

                                Hysterical!

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                                  KaimukiMan Jan 8, 2010 03:41 PM

                                  love it

                                  1. re: Steve
                                    KaimukiMan Jan 8, 2010 03:43 PM

                                    they must have learned their lesson, the pic for the Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin is much more appetizing

                                    http://www.chow.com/recipes/27579

                                    1. re: KaimukiMan
                                      kattyeyes Jan 8, 2010 10:19 PM

                                      Indeed, that's much less threatening, isn't it? Steve, go to the head of the thread for your Onion-esque contribution. Bravo! ***** 5 stars and a high-five.

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                                      bushwickgirl Jan 9, 2010 04:56 AM

                                      Oh, too funny! I did an Onion double take!! Well done!

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                                        soupkitten Jan 9, 2010 07:28 AM

                                        i nominate Steve for the Onion's new food/restaurant reviews column (why don't they have one?!?).

                                2. alkapal Jan 8, 2010 03:50 AM

                                  thank you that i'm not the only one who thought that turkey was -- is -- horrible-looking.

                                  it makes me think of some huge pre-historic roach-type creature.

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                                  1. re: alkapal
                                    c oliver Jan 8, 2010 02:19 PM

                                    Certainly it's not a huge programming project to remove the sucker :)

                                  2. vorpal Jan 8, 2010 03:00 PM

                                    Agreed. It's utterly hideous: I always thought it looked like a mummified bird fresh out of the pyramids.

                                    1. alkapal Jan 9, 2010 12:17 PM

                                      NOW i recall what it reminds me of -- those horrid camel crickets from hell that creep into my house somehow through the door to the garage. http://www.pestproducts.com/images/Ca...
                                      those babies aren't afraid of anything. they're like ninjas!

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                                      1. re: alkapal
                                        kattyeyes Jan 9, 2010 01:54 PM

                                        <<they're like ninjas!>>
                                        Aw, shoot, wrap 'em in bacon et voilà--appetizers! :)
                                        How many ideas must we come up with before they change the pic, I wonder?
                                        So many good suggestions here, but my vote goes to KTinNYC's "How to Make a Bacon Chicken Narwhal"--it's much more chowish and clever.

                                      2. KaimukiMan Jan 10, 2010 11:50 PM

                                        My objections to the pic are above. But now that Epiphany (twelfth night) is past, the holidays are truly over. I hope the whole "holiday food thing" disappears this year till at least October, and not suddenly appear sometime in June like it did this year.

                                        Get a Clue Chowhound.

                                        THE HOLIDAYS ARE OVER

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                                          Steve Jan 11, 2010 04:53 AM

                                          And while we're at it, can we have a brief moratorium on bacon-wrapped recipes? First bacon-wrapped turkey, then chicken, now squash bites.

                                          I think one article on "How to Wrap Anything with Bacon" would be sufficient to cover all possibilities for a while.

                                          Hey, another Onion headline: "World Toothpick Supply at Perilously Low Levels"
                                          Sub-head: "Dental Hygienists Blame Chowhound Recipes for Global Shortage"

                                          1. Servorg Jan 11, 2010 05:27 AM

                                            Hey CH Team - can you offer this pic as wallpaper? I'll be one of the first to put it up. Anything this innocuous that can get so many posters worked up is deserving of a measure of fame for all posterity. lol

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                                              alkapal Jan 11, 2010 05:41 AM

                                              servorg, you could use it as your avatar!

                                              1. re: alkapal
                                                Servorg Jan 11, 2010 05:44 AM

                                                Now that is not a bad suggestion. Although I don't want to think of Jerry rolling over in his grave if I abandon my "roots" - decisions, decisions! ;-D>

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                                                  kattyeyes Jan 11, 2010 05:50 AM

                                                  Oh, HA HA...I thought you were a doorknob, not a Dead album cover. That's funny!

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                                                    Servorg Jan 11, 2010 05:56 AM

                                                    Knock knock! Who's there? The CH Beast from the Bacon Lagoon! lol

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                                                      kattyeyes Jan 11, 2010 06:01 AM

                                                      AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! You did it. HA HA HA HA! LOLOL!

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                                                        alkapal Jan 11, 2010 06:25 AM

                                                        bravo, servorg! it LIVES, it LIVES!

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                                                        kattyeyes Feb 5, 2010 09:49 AM

                                                        Damn you, Servorg, you sellout! ;) Now you're some sort of superweenie topped with a jalapeno that looks like an insect. BOOHOOHOO. I liked you better when you were a bacon-wrapped armadillo...I mean (jive) turkey!

                                                        1. re: kattyeyes
                                                          Servorg Feb 5, 2010 11:25 AM

                                                          Still bacon wrapped. Just another take on "makin the bacon" as it were. In fact for Christmas this year I'm wrapping everyone's gifts in bacon! ;-D>

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                                                Val Jan 11, 2010 05:28 AM

                                                It's horrible and so is that dumb woman with a bloody mouth...sorry, she looks ridiculous!!!....and we're waaaay past Halloween folks!!!!

                                                1. BobB Jan 11, 2010 11:40 AM

                                                  Yes!!! That thing is SO creepy. It looks like some giant roasted bug larva. Really scary. Brrr!

                                                  1. c oliver Jan 13, 2010 09:07 AM

                                                    Is it gone??? I haven't seen it in day or so, I'm thinking. Or maybe I just block it out. If gone, thank you CH-rulers :)

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                                                    1. re: c oliver
                                                      Bob Martinez Jan 13, 2010 09:29 AM

                                                      It lives on in the Recipe section.

                                                      http://www.chow.com/recipes/11130

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                                                        c oliver Jan 13, 2010 09:45 AM

                                                        Aw dang!

                                                        1. re: c oliver
                                                          Servorg Jan 13, 2010 10:09 AM

                                                          ...and in the avatar section...

                                                          1. re: Servorg
                                                            Bob Martinez Jan 13, 2010 10:18 AM

                                                            Everyone is going to want to be your friend now.

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                                                              Servorg Jan 13, 2010 10:20 AM

                                                              They'll be "bacon" me to buddy up! ;-D>

                                                      2. re: c oliver
                                                        rworange Jan 13, 2010 01:28 PM

                                                        Dunno. It seems a different fowl shows up these days. I sort of liked the turkey armadillo. It had that 50's recipe photo look and sort of summed up Chow.

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                                                          kattyeyes Jan 13, 2010 01:33 PM

                                                          More like those Weight Watchers cards--specifically the one that read, "This snack not for you!"

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                                                            KTinNYC Jan 13, 2010 02:56 PM

                                                            "summed up Chow."

                                                            It really does.

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