Thursday, April 7, 2011

This Is Just My Opinion


If you want to eat raccoons, then you should able to eat raccoons. That's just my opinion.

(If you think that's gross, when the Prussian army invaded Paris in the 1870s, Parisians were forced to eat pretty much anything that was edible. I recently came across a passage written during that time. It describes the flavor of many of the animals Americans consider "pets." Even I was disgusted. And I'd eat almost anything.)

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope I never have to live through a siege.

Robert in San Diego

montana irregulars said...

Aww they are cute!! I would never eat them. But then again, I am a vegitarian......

montana irregulars said...

By the way, are you done with darkness dwellers?

The Narrator said...

Hey, that's all they're good for. In my humble opinion.

Netta!netta said...

EWWWWWWW THEY ate dogs!?!?!?!?! and cats!?!?!?!?! and rabbits and hamsters and mice?!?!?!?! ewwww!!!!! and racccons!?!?!1 ni couldn't eat that i would puke and puke and puke eww ewww ewwewww !

Anonymous said...

dogs? :(

Chloe said...

People still eat dogs. like in parts of China(or at least the outskirts)

Anonymous said...

poor animals!

Delila said...

I would NOT eat raccoon. I don't think I have the stomach for it... I get sick a lot, whenever I eat anything that's "off".

Holy Lucy batman! said...

Hey we eat ducks and cows and pigs and chickens even before the are born so eating a dogis not much of a stretch (even though I wouldn't eat dog)

Anonymous said...

Dear Montana Irregular:

They look cute, but they also look like they're ready to tip over a bunch of trash cans.

And yes, Netta!netta, the Siege of Paris in 1870 was bad enough that at least one doctor noticed his diabetic patients were doing a lot better. It's one thing when you don't have enough flour to make your standard bread recipe. It's another when you don't have enough sawdust to make your standard bread recipe.

Robert in San Diego, once met someone who survived the Warsaw Ghetto

EQ said...

Sieges: shooting arrows, smashing walls with awesome siege engines, giant ladders, boiling oil, flinging diseased bodies over the walls...now we have to add pet-eating too?

MushroomCloud said...

Interesting fact under the umbrella of eating things: Japanese soldiers ate entire villages of Chinese in a recent war ( world war 1 or 2) no offense to Japanese, I have no bones to pick with them, but that's nasty!

I mean, eating an entire village!

MushroomCloud said...

Oh, and really, people eat almost anything, so I have no problems with eating dogs, cats or whatever. It's just it would be Odd to eat domesticated animals.

Patsee said...

Anything except eggs. =3

Anonymous said...

Dear EQ: Pet eating and worse, sometimes much worse, often feature in sieges when and if the food supply runs out. Because sometimes the flaming arrows, awesome siege engines, burning oil and diseased body flinging aren't enough if the defenders are really determined.

I think the Siege of Paris in 1870 also gave us the first purpose built anti aircraft artillery too (to shoot down balloons). It was pretty nasty.

Robert in San Diego

Anonymous said...

Montana irregulars!!! I am vegetarian too! That is so cool! I would never eat a raccon! Sure say the're destructive 'cause they tip trash over, but think about what we do, And we're a pretty rock'in species! And look and those eyes.......

Kirsten Miller said...

Patsee: You know me so well. I would eat a whole raccoon before I consumed an egg.