January 26, 2006

January 26, 1784

On this date, Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to his daughter declaring the turkey a better choice than the eagle to represent our country.

Posted by Jennifer at January 26, 2006 11:00 AM | TrackBack


Joe Walsh likes to mention Franklin's opinion when he's on a solo tour to point out just how close his band was to being named the Turkeys.

At least I think that's what he said. He can be a little tough to follow sometimes.

Posted by: Fubar at January 26, 2006 02:07 PM

Man, just think if our bird would have ended up the turkey. We might just be eagle for Thanksgiving.

Posted by: Nick at January 26, 2006 08:36 PM

Could be worse, Nick, as my mother-in-law pointed out after a wee nip or several of Thanksgiving brandy. Consider if the Pilgrims had gone out and shot wildcats. We'd all be sitting down to eat pussy.

Posted by: triticale at January 28, 2006 08:58 PM