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

I beg you.

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

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

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      1. re: Cheese Boy

        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

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

            1. re: KTinNYC

              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

                I thought it was a roast from whoville.

        2. re: Cheese Boy

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

        3. Two armadillos mating.

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

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

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            1. re: bushwickgirl

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

              1. 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

                  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?

                  1. re: SomeRandomIdiot

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

                    still its one of the classic all time ugly food pics

                  2. 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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                    1. re: Servorg

                      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.

                      1. re: KTinNYC

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

                        1. re: Servorg

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

                          1. re: KTinNYC

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

                            1. re: Servorg

                              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.

                              1. re: KTinNYC

                                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. ;)

                                1. re: kattyeyes

                                  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?).

                                  1. re: KTinNYC

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

                                    1. re: Servorg

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

                                      sheesh.

                                      1. re: toodie jane

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

                                        Mine too! ;-D>

                                        1. re: Servorg

                                          may i offer everyone a shot of wild turkey?

                                    2. re: KTinNYC

                                      <<(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.

                            2. re: Servorg

                              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

                                    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

                                      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.

                                    2. re: Steve

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

                                      1. re: Steve

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

                                1. 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

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

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

                                    1. 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

                                        <<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. 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

                                        1. 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. 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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                                            1. re: Servorg

                                              servorg, you could use it as your avatar!

                                              1. re: alkapal

                                                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>

                                                1. re: Servorg

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

                                                  1. re: kattyeyes

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

                                                    1. re: Servorg

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

                                                      1. re: kattyeyes

                                                        bravo, servorg! it LIVES, it LIVES!

                                                      2. re: Servorg

                                                        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

                                                          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>

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

                                                  1. 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: Servorg

                                                            Everyone is going to want to be your friend now.

                                                            1. re: Bob Martinez

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

                                                      1. re: c oliver

                                                        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.

                                                        1. re: rworange

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

                                                          1. re: rworange

                                                            "summed up Chow."

                                                            It really does.