xoxoxoBruce Tuesday May 16 12:55 AM
May 16th, 2017: Turkey Farm
How ya gonna keep ‘em down on the farm, after they’ve seen Istanbul?
My brain knows Turkey is a modern Nuclear capable nation, but I can't shake the images of bearded dudes with headwraps
sitting around drinking coffee out of those tiny cups.
This kind of blows my visions of flying carpets and harem girls, all to hell.
Snakeadelic Tuesday May 16 07:53 AM
I'd bet the US won't import anything made there. Our health regulations are actually killing most of the cheese-making done in America. If you keep thinking you remember Swiss cheese having more holes, you're actually right. Current regulations about cleanliness in food production are devastating to the varying types of bacteria and/or mold that are actually crucial to cheese production. We'll still have cheddar, mozzarella, and (solid) Swiss...but a lot of other favorites are already getting more expensive because "proper" versions have to be imported at higher and higher cost.
Snakeadelic Tuesday May 16 07:55 AM
And as far as I know, Turkey is like many other nations--when you get away from urban centers and showpiece tourist areas, a lot of it is farm families with the old traditions, the un-fenced flocks, and the ENORMOUS livestock guardian dogs.
SPUCK Wednesday May 17 11:32 PM
Turkey was amazingly cosmopolitan, one of it's most important features and the key to it's success. Now with Dip Wad working into his permanent dictatorship,
xoxoxoBruce Thursday May 18 12:19 AM
Hey, That's Mr Dickwad to you.
glatt Thursday May 18 08:23 AM
I was just talking yesterday to a coworker who was trying to walk to a bus stop past the Turkish embassy here in DC. The whole neighborhood was blocked off. Scores of DC cops everywhere. He was forced to divert several blocks around and was late for meeting someone at home because busses stopped running that route because they couldn't get through.
BigV Thursday May 18 04:56 PM
I *did* see that on tv!
Clodfobble Thursday May 18 11:09 PM
There's a pretty insane picture floating around Twitter of an Erdogan bodyguard choking the shit out of an American woman.
xoxoxoBruce Thursday May 18 11:34 PM
Good thing it was only a woman or it could have been an international incident. But since Trump and Erdrogen don't give a shit about women, they'll have a good laugh, have some hookers piss on them, and smooth things out.