So you’re probably wondering WTF? Well, here in the USA it is Thanksgiving this Thursday. That special time of year where we gorge ourselves all day and then fall asleep on the couch while American football blares on the flatscreen tvs. It marks one of the few days of the year where you have to socialize with relations that you normally only see at funerals and the occasional wedding. Some argue that the holiday goes all the way back to the days of the Pilgrims of Plymouth Rock. Others claim its a time to celebrate family and reflect back on the past year and what you’re grateful for. I’m not gonna debate the pros and cons of colonializm or Freudian psychology over our national over eatting holiday.
Oh right, the photo. You can thank Feind Gottes (@FeindGottes) of Thy Demons Be Scribblin (a great heavy metal/horror site if you’re into that sorta thing…) He shared it with me a few weeks ago. After a bit of googling I found out that this thing (turkey, octopus, crab legs) was created by this dude Rusty Eulberg a few years ago. His wife is a big H.P. Lovecraft fan apparently and that’s where they got the inspiration for this monstrosity. Lovecraft had an elder god character by the name of Cthulhu which was a tentacle/octopus headed creature with a humanoid body and bat-like wings. Lovecraft’s writings often dealt with bizarre transformations as well, so this ‘Cthurkey’ is a great homage to old Lovecraft’s mythos. They say that turkey causes people to become drowsy and Lovecraft is known for drawing upon dreams/nightmares in his stories. It’d be interesting to know what sorta of dreams/nightmares you’d have after eatting a Cthurkey.
You can read a brief interview of Rusty and the origin of his Cthurkey in an article at Gothamist.com by clicking HERE
Unfortunately, I won’t be partaking in a Cthurkey this year, maybe next. My family and I will be having turkey enchiladas instead. A fair trade off, I figure.