hey, speaking of ben's condition, if you are looking to find out exactly what is wrong with him (hint: it's not just a shoulder anymore, kids), check out this easy-to-read explanation from an actual doctor. warning: if you are a steelers fan, make sure you've got a box of tissues nearby, as it will likely cause you to break down into uncontrollable sobbing.
get well soon, big benjamin.
oh, and speaking of turkey, does anyone else think it's weird that we eat turkeys for thanksgiving? i mean, where does that come from? why turkeys? and why not some other poor creature, like a deer or even a possum? can't you just imagine gathering around the table for the annually anticipated eating of the aardvark? i mean, who says it has to be an oversized bird with oddly colored rubber face? why not branch out and try something different for thanksgiving this year?
don't feel bad for enjoying it. there are already over 8,000,000 satisfied customers, who will be humming this little ditty while carving up the roadkill. i mean, i don't know about you, but after that video, possum is sounding better all the time.
if you're looking for something a little more, um, artful, for your thanksgiving celebration, check out andrew dost's (he of the ban fun., which you may have heard of with their smash hit "tonight" earlier this year) concept album called "columbus." it is based on a musical he wrote about the explorer, and it is SO well done. amazing that he has probably sold about 16 copies of this album and nicole up there has close to 9 million video views. and we wonder why our culture is messed up. if columbus knew what he was starting, would he have simply grabbed a few turkeys and a possum or two and turned that fleet right around?