Tap’s American readers are doubtless checking the site today out of a sense of duty and responsibility (thank you), in between the brining and basting of turkey for our annual celebration of giving smallpox to the Native Americans Thanksgiving.
The big day is tomorrow, and it is on that day that that around 70 homes will catch fire, and many dozens of people will be seriously injured in misguided attempts to deep-fry their turkeys, a recent fad that involves hurling a wet, recently frozen 12-kilo bird into a cauldron of boiling oil and running for your life. More sane individuals will do what grandma did and bake their turkeys, rendering the bird dry as plaster and utterly devoid of flavor. Hence: gravy!
Most other nations lack this holiday, as they have nothing to be thankful for (and if any of you do have stuff to be thankful for, like oil, tell us so we can take it away). For most people tomorrow is just Thursday. You have our pity.