"Alice Bee and I made this image for Thanksgiving 2012, and it’s definitely one of my all-time favorites. There are so many wrong things going on here that it makes me laugh every time I see it.
"But the real reason this is one of my all-time favorites is because of the response we received after posting it. This image was the sixty-seventh image in the WBF series and it had already been a couple of months since our images had gone viral, so I wasn’t really expecting that there would be so many people who just didn’t get the joke. I think the negative reactions must have come from people who saw this image in their friends’ newsfeed and didn’t realize what they were looking at, but the expressions of shock and anger from complete strangers kept me amused all day after I posted it. What killed me was that people thought this was a real picture, never even stopping to question the fact that they were looking at a 23 month old child holding a 14 pound turkey in one hand, let alone all of the other jokes hiding in plain sight in this image. I think sometimes people get so caught up in wanting to believe in the stupidity of others, that they themselves end up looking, well..you know.
"I even received a number of snarky comments of the “you know, that’s how people burn their house down” variety, which inspired me to make a follow-up image aimed squarely at all of the people who were so smugly confident that the idiot in this photo had surely set fire to his house. I guess that ultimately I’m actually thankful for all of those folks who didn’t get the joke, because they inspired me to create this: [see link above]
"I hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving!"