Jenni's JABB 179 Playlist

“I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country; he is a bird of bad moral character…
The turkey is, in comparison, a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America…
He is, though a little vain and silly, it is true, but not the worse emblem for that, a bird of courage.”

~ Benjamin Franklin, January 26, 1784
Hi all,
Here we are again! Hope you enjoy this thrown together issue! It's... pretty scattered. :-) Been busy with work and all. Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the States and who may be celebrating it elsewhere. The holiday season is definitely upon us now! Which brings me to that Dyeland holiday card I mentioned last time. If you want to receive one please email me your snail mail addy no later than November 30th. If you'd like in on signing the card, please scan your message and signature and email it to me or just email it to me in the text of an email with info about the font and color you'd like used when I print it. This needs to be done by November 30th also or it will NOT be included. Finally, the actual cover of the card will features photographs of the Dyeland Christmas tree with ornaments symbolizing our various members. If you'd like to be represented, please email me with ideas for your ornament no later than the morning of the 26th. Please let me know ASAP if you have questions about any of this.
Now, enjoy JABB 179!
God bless
Things overheard at Dyeland's Thanksgiving Dinner...

"Adam, this turkey-like substance is even better than the turkey-like substance you served us for Canadian Thanksgiving last month!"

"I'm thankful for Andrew. And his hair."

 "Andrew, please tell Monica basting the turkey-like substance in coffee is NOT a good idea."

 "Thank you Gloria for that enlightening lecture on the origins of the cornucopia but really I just wanted you to pass me the cranberry sauce..."

“Glad Kiwi is away and busy or else there might be a food fight and a kidnapping.”

"I'm thankful Manion does not live here."

 From Tess: “Tess is thankful for all her JABB Babies and Angel Boys and Angel Girls.”

 From Andrew: “Thank you Lady JenniAnn, for not playing with my hair.”

Lady JenniAnn: “Hmm?? What?? Oh… yeah. Sure.” ::returns to staring dreamily at Andrew::
“Dyeland- The only place where the term ‘serving the turkey’ really means serving the turkeys… Ted, Tom you want some pumpkin pie?”

From Adam: “So would anyone be interested in my Honey Glazed Ham-like substance for Christmas dinner next month?”

Okay, so it's no secret John Dye isn't exactly producing a blockbuster a year or anything. Which makes it kinda hard to write JABB. So I've taken to looking for inspiration wherever I can get it. And thus far that's worked out pretty well. But what if I took things just a lil too far and started using ideas that have no place in JABB??? Kudos to you if you can name what current movies these are from (especially if you've not yet looked at my playlist). Some are repeated.
Top Ten Signs Jenni is Getting Inspiration for JABB from this Movie Season

10. A deluded Lady JenniAnn and visibly uncomfortable Andrew sing what is possibly the most awkward rendition of "Jackson" ever recorded. Yes, that'd be the "We got married in a fever" song.

9. Ted and Tom, Adam's turkeys, upset everyone when they run around Dyeland gobbling "The sky is falling!" Everyone ignores their doomsday prophecies. Which is really too bad because they were actually just trying to get someone to play the TBAA episode "The Sky is Falling." Because they enjoy watching Andrew pout and lack the opposable thumbs needed to operate the VCR.

8. Monica wears a tight black bodysuit and tries to get everyone to moo.

7. Widespread confusion falls over Dyeland when males start being referred to as "sons of Adam." Adam avers that he never got anyone pregnant. After all, just Monica in a strapless dress made him uncomfortable!

6. Androoler University enters some sort of magic tournament thingy. Andrew turns out to not be safe there any more and the return of his archnemesis, Eben, is approaching... There's a flaming cup... Ugh, I'm sorry I really don't follow "Harry Potter" so can't even make a decent item about it but I know if I don't mention it as one of the big hits of the season, I'll hear about it!

5. Members of JABB try to think of ways to measure one year in the life of Andrew. They eschew "daylights, sunsets, midnights and cups of coffee" in favor of leather jackets, prayers on staircases, tool belts, and, well, they'll stick with using cups of coffee. He drinks with Monica a lot so it seems like a good measure!

4. A certain currently playing cinematic adaptation of a classic novel makes everyone think of a certain BBC miniseries of the same novel. As a result, Andrew is made to jump into a lake whilst wearing a white flowy shirt...

3. Adam takes to dressing like Mrs. Claus (complete with wig) and does a song and dance number about persuading Chiwawa to jump off the roof.

2. Andrew is turned into stone by some chick dressed all in white. Good looking statue, of course, but it’s still pretty sad.
And finally the number 1 sign JABB is being based off one of this season's movies...
1. Andrew manages to escape a reprise of "Jackson" and instead serenades JenniAnn with the much more appropriate "It Ain't Me, Babe." Unfortunately, it's still Andrew singing so it ain't helping her (or anyone) move on!
Lastly, a joke sent in by Jarrod in honor of the holiday. We feel it works with our PG rating, if you don’t… well… too late now! LOL
A Good Turkey Recipe

Here is a turkey recipe that also includes the use of popcorn as a stuffing - imagine that!
When I found this recipe, I thought it was perfect for people like me who just are not sure how to tell when turkey is thoroughly cooked, but not dried out. Give this a try.


6-7 lb. turkey
1 cup melted butter
1 cup stuffing (Pepperidge Farm is good.)
1 cup uncooked popcorn (ORVILLE REDENBACHERS LOW FAT)
Salt/pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush turkey well with melted butter, salt, and pepper. Fill cavity with stuffing and popcorn. Place in baking pan and into oven with neck end towards back of oven. Listen for the popping sounds. When the turkey's ass blows the oven door open and the turkey flies across the room, IT IS DONE.
(Origin of joke unknown)

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