So, it's Thanksgiving. What in the world are you going to talk about with your aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, parents, grandparents, and relative strangers? We've collected some of the most helpful packages, anecdotes, and news entries from around the Internet, and categorized them in terms of the type of Thanksgiving guest you might bring them up with. There's something for everyone—on The Atlantic Wire alone we've got movies, vegan turducken, turkey-petting photos, ways to get in the spirit of the season ... and from the rest of the Internet, we've gathered the following:
For the Person With a Landline. Want to know about how the Butterball Talk-Line works? We thought so. "Talking turkey is serious business; those taking the sometimes frantic phone calls go through Butterball University to learn everything there is to know about turkeys and how to cook them properly," writes Lisa Stark of ABC News.
For the Nostalgia Buff. From the Wall Street Journal, families have very divided opinions on Fluff, that marshmallow stuff made by Durkee-Mower Inc. that you put on sweet-potato casseroles, maybe, or eat out of the jar at certain times of the season. "'This time of the year, we're selling it faster than we can make it,' Mr. Durkee said." Read on, for great controversies ensue: "The [Fluff] issue is enough to divide families. 'It's been going on since I was growing up; we really, really love our sweet-potato casserole but we can never agree on a topping,' says Joshua Grotheer, the spokesman for Georgia State University's school of hospitality." At the very least, there's more than enough here to impress your family about what you know about Fluff.