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Bold turkey: 19 most impressive hand turkeys of Thanksgiving 2012

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The amazing trace is underway in cubicles and classrooms across the country. People everywhere with Thanksgiving on the brain and markers in hand are becoming reacquainted with the hand turkey. We'll wait while you put your hand down on whatever paper is on top of your desk and start drawing.

Trends in this season's artwork include: people drawing literal hand turkeys, people drawing hand turkeys in the likeness of famous musicians and people drawing unremarkable hand turkeys while contemplating their life choices and what else they might be doing if they were not drawing hand turkeys.

Arguably the "defining cultural output of our era," as one enthusiast suggested, Twitter is currently feathered with these festive offerings. Below are 19 game-changing hand turkeys that dared to stand out from the rafter.

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