January 21, 2011

"What did you want? attention? congratulations, i know you. i also know who hitler, ted bundy, and michael vick are."

Maybe serving lion tacos wasn't such a great idea.

Years ago, I took my sons to a restaurant, and one item on the menu was baby loin ribs. My younger son said "Oh, no! That's terrible!" What's so terrible? "Baby lion ribs!"

55 comments:

ironrailsironweights said...

People eating lions? That's a reversal of what usually happens.

Peter

Coketown said...

The strangest thing I ever ate was snapping turtle, caught fresh that afternoon in a lake in Alabama and cut, cleaned, and cooked by my grandma. It was really good, actually, and I got to keep the shell. I was six.

chickelit said...

Has this been blamed on Palin yet?

PaulV said...

chickelit, have you seen lions in Alaska lately?

I Callahan said...

Hasn't been blamed in Palin, but the last paragraph attempts to tie it to Tucson. Typical.


forsept? I got nuthin'

Maguro said...

Probably tastes like Chinese food.

edutcher said...

Well, we all know those Arizona people are such savages.

pavlova8 said...

well if it was attention they were after it worked!

woof said...

Reminds me of the Marlon Brando / Matthew Broderick movie, The Freshman .

The plot involves a restaurant serving endangered species. Except they're not.

Penny said...

I assumed that all baby daddy's were named, "Adam".

Bill Gates is too busy to comment.

Mark Zuckerberg, on the other hand, is laughing his ass off.

Leo Ladenson said...

Save the baby humans!

Penny said...

Is that a young man's thing?

Penny said...

Thing = Theme there. Just so you knew what I meant.

Penny said...

Wow...all of a sudden I am taking my own advice.

It was something like..."BEWARE the double parenthesis!"

fivewheels said...

I used to like grilling shark steaks, as sort of a human revenge thing.

I certainly don't feel any worse about a non-endangered lion than I do about the pig that was in my last taco.

Penny said...

Look up!

Althouse has her "double parenthesis" on tonight.

When the gal gets crazy, she does the "double link".

She's "new age" that way.

You GO girl!

Penny said...

"Macho Guy Response"?

Your daily links at Althouse aren't as important as you imagined.

"Failure of Imagination" OR too trusting of your hostess, who we've determined isn't as concerned as she needs to be about her commenter problems?

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Penny said...

Althouse, I have repeatedly told you that your "double parenthesis and links" aren't working.

Ha ha...Never gets in your way though!

Penny said...

Althouse...the mini Sarah?

jeff said...

"“What did you want? attention? congratulations, i know you. i also know who hitler, ted bundy, and michael vick are,” wrote poster Tricia Rider Kachymers."

I saw this a few days ago and didnt think it sounded too terribly good, I read somewhere that lion tastes pretty gamey. However if it pisses off complete morons such as Tricia Rider Kachymers I would swing by and pick up a couple of them. Sadly, Arizona is a few states away.

Penny said...

That's gonna piss Althouse off.

Ha ha

Clyde said...

I can't imagine why anyone would want to eat lion meat, unless they were some kind of primitive savage who believed that they could take on some of the lion's power by eating it. There's a good reason that we mostly eat meat from herbivores -- because it tastes better. Meat from carnivores is reputed to be very gamy.

chandra said...

Oh! shocked to hear this..eating lions also..


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Ralph L said...

ironrailsironweights said...
People eating lions? That's a reversal of what usually happens.

I thought you liked to eat furry pussies.

Penny said...

"I thought you liked to eat furry pussies."

Mikey is new to town.

Might make some sense to back off?

Penny said...

""What did you want? attention? congratulations, i know you. i also know who hitler, ted bundy, and michael vick are.""

Double parenthesis, and links I can ignore.

Sorry, it's my fifth day, Friday! Week end and all that.

Sorry, Friday, DeFoe says it's part of the script

Bob_R said...

I assume you've heard the one about the dyslexic blues musician who went down to the crossroads and sold his soul to Santa.

rhhardin said...

The king of tacos.

Ralph L said...

Or Queen of Tacos, to match up the genders.

Penny, if you haven't passed out yet, Blogger puts the second set of quotes to identify the post title when you go to the comments page. They're not on the home page

wv - poidat I just had to poidat out to you

traditionalguy said...

Oh MGM, how far you have fallen.

AllenS said...

Until I find out:

Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Choleserol
Sodium
Total Carbs
Protein

I'll reserve judgment.

tim maguire said...

Lions?!? But but but...they're cute and cuddly!

Couldn't he cook up something ugly that nobody cares about?

AllenS said...

I'm really sick and tired of watching lions killing little baby wildebeests, for no apparent reason other than they were born on the wrong side of the Serengeti. How do you like it now, lions?!

WV: noonsup

Also known as lunch.

rdkraus said...

Last year an article about 3 new lion cubs at the Bronx Zoo. We went that weekend. Oh baby, they are the greatest. I want one. I"d like one as a pet. Of course, later it would eat me. That's what lions do. Lion gotta eat.

Con man gotta con. Oops, there, it's Obama's fault.

Hey, makes as much sense as Palin/Tucson.

I do love those cubs.

jr565 said...

They should serve the giant cats in the same order in which Appple introduces it's latest version of OS X. So this week Snow Leopard is on the menu. Yummmm..

But, maybe its fitting. Lions thought they were on the top of the food chain, and now they are humbled. And how did they get to be king of the jungle anyway? By exploiting the workers, by hanging on to outdated imperialistic dogma.....

Lem said...

off-blog Althouse..

hint hint.. while the cats away the mouse will play.

Lem said...

I had no idea so many people were up last night.. Uncharacteristically I went to bed early.

Quasimodo said...

There used to be a restaurant in town that, once a year, would have "Big Game Month" They served lion at least once. I had some. Not bad.

It took humanity a long time to reach the top of the food chain. Truly, it's best not to give up that position.

PETER V. BELLA said...

Years ago there was a restaurant in Chicago that was known for serving game from all over the world, especially Africa- elephant, lion, giraffe, and other species. They were in business a very long time.

People from all over the country came there to dine. This is nothing new- times have just changed. BTW, in Africa they eat this stuff.

Bart Hall (Kansas, USA) said...

Having eaten non-trivial quantities of lynx, I'm not sure why anyone would pay big bucks to eat lion, other than for bragging rights.

From the big-cat farm's perspective it's a good thing, since they share the diaryman's dilemma of what do you do with all the young males.

Keeping lions is not cheap, and if they can sell some of their surplus animals -- ones not suitable to keep as breeders -- at a fancy price to help cover their expenses, I say great.

If you wish to eat tasty carnivores, go for the gators (farmed), or, when you can get it, black bear, which is really an omnivore fond of berries and small rodents.

"Possum. The other yellow meat."

Belkys said...

Why not? lions unlike cows eat people
Why not wolves?
http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/21/norwegian-boy-fends-off-wolves-with-creed-song/
In Venezuela shark "empanadas" are a street food

Peter said...

Well, the American Indians ate Pumas, so did the mountain men. Many mountain men said they were the best game ever for eating. Of course, back then they were difficult to hunt because men hunted them. Few caught them, though. Seems they were smart enough to really fear humans, back when humans hunted them.

Now, of course, nobody hunts the Catamounts in most states, do to regulations by city people. Therefore, the cats now kill humans.

As to farm raised African Lions, I'd rather folks buy and eat the surplus than they escape and eat me.

Peter said...

Er, sorry, that was due to regulations.

Funny thing, about US, lions, ie Puma, Catamount, Mountain Lions, in thirty+ years as a hunter I only actually saw a couple, although many saw me. I could tell by the tracks they did. Those cats are like crows. You'll hardly ever see a crow within range if'n you're carrying a shotgun, without the gun, they're everywhere.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

It really isn't a great idea to eat carnivores.

They just don't taste all that great (except maybe for non mamalian types like birds, snakes or fish). Although, I hear that you can't tell the difference in some ethnic restaurants between cats and chicken :-P

There is a reason that we eat herbivores.... not carnivores.

Ann Althouse said...

"Reminds me of the Marlon Brando / Matthew Broderick movie, The Freshman ."

Ha ha. That's what I thought about too!

Ann Althouse said...

I'm sure lion tastes awful. We don't eat carnivores.

Ann Althouse said...

We came quite close to a mountain lion on the Hermosa Creek Trail in August 2009.

Michael said...

"The meat comes from a farm in Perris, California, about 60 miles east of Los Angeles."

I think they should release the remaining lions, if any, into the wilds of California. They would be eaten by the mountain lions perhaps as tacos.

woof said...

"I'm sure lion tastes awful. We don't eat carnivores."

As pointed out before, except the reptilian kind.

I've eaten alligator and rattle snake. Having had many pet turtles, I won't eat turtle. Frogs legs are delicious, friend and dipped in garlic butter.

Another reason we don't eat carnivores, they're impossible to domesticate (except dogs).

Dust Bunny Queen said...

We came quite close to a mountain lion on the Hermosa Creek Trail in August 2009.

Closer than This!??

Yikes!

Michael said...

DBQ: Read The Beast in the Garden if you are interested in Mountain Lions living in proximity to humans. You'll never walk alone.

AST said...

Worse than beating a peacock to death?

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