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Happy Thanksgiving

Mr. Fish
Mr. Fish

Dwayne Booth (a.k.a., Mr. Fish) is a cartoonist, freelance writer, and ScheerPost’s artistic director, and he has been published in many reputable and prestigious magazines, journals and newspapers. In addition to Harper’s Magazine, his work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Village Voice, Vanity Fair, Mother Jones Magazine, the Advocate, Z Magazine, the Utne Reader,, and various European newspapers. He has also written novels, screenplays, short fiction and cultural criticism collections, and several volumes of political cartoons.


  1. There’s a good, older history book on this called “The Puritan Dilemma,” by Edmund Morgan. A more recent one called “Mayflower” by Nathaniel Philbrick.

    Although it is unlikely the Puritans ate sucotash or mashed potatoes. Or turkey, for that matter — it was probably seafood. So, in a way, clam chowder is closer to the original Thanksgiving than most of our “traditional” Thanksgiving dishes!

    1. I don’t eat suckatash either, and the turkey they gave me is decaying in the fridge. I am trying to decide whether to throw it in the garbage bin or cook it for the local cats.

      1. @ paul — Tough call. I’m all for feeding stray cats, and a defrosted turkey is pretty easy to cook, but carving a turkey is such a thorough greasy mess. There’s a reason Americans only cook it twice a year.

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