Friday, July 10, 2009

Holy Grossness...
















Carrie Harris has today posted a great video from SNL spoofing the cult sci-fi classic 'Soylent Green' (long live Charlton Heston and Phil Hartman). As a child, I recall running between two houses and ripping through a large spider's web that was draped there. Of course, my mouth was wide open as a screamed like a little girl...I ended up chomping down on the offending beastie and swallowed it faster than I could say 'arachnophobia'. One would call that "accidental ingestion."

As an adult, the grossest thing that I consciously ate was calf brains. It was served up as part of a meal that I ate while travelling abroad. We were half way done the tasty, mince-like substance before someone thought to ask what it was. The gentlemen at the next table also had calf brains, but it was presented in a more solid, brain-like form. I of course kept eating. Having eaten liver, haggis, cod tongues and yes, juicy spiders, what's the big deal about a wee bit of brain? Anyone got some grossness to add to the list?

10 comments:

Natalie L. Sin said...

Chicken feet is about as wild as I've gotten. Its like trying to chew a glove off a skeleton hand.

Some people think it's gross/crazy that I eat raw urchin with raw quail egg. Raw beef isn't bad either : )

Aaron Polson said...

Sorry, if it's weird and not cooked beyond recognition, I haven't put it in my mouth.

Alan W. Davidson said...

Natalie - Think I'll pass on poultry feet and urchin (sea cucumber is harvested off our coast and sent to Japan).

I had a co-worker whose parents were from the Philipines. Said his father ate Balut. I'll also pass on the bird in the shell (even if it's considered an aphrodesiac ;)

Aaron - So what you're saying is that you'd let you're tribe members on Survivor down if you had to eat weird S*&%.

Anton Gully said...

Chicken feet? Fine. Lamb's tongue? Fine. Ox tail? Fine. Haggis? Pshaw, please, raised on it. Liver? Every Wednesday for school dinners. Spiders? flies? By the dozen. I ate a cigarette once to prove a point. Including the filter. I once even ate a scab off the finger of a girl I fancied. That didn't really work out. Laura, if you're out there, he's not right for you. He's normal, but he's not right for you...

Rebecca Nazar said...

I ate a KFC once.

Anton Gully said...

I ate a KFC once.

Gross! I draw the line at that.

K.C. Shaw said...

I'm most horrified by your accidental spider ingestion. I don't think anyone could beat that, frankly. *shudders*

I'm kind of a picky eater. I don't think I've ever eaten anything most people would consider gross. I'm with Aaron, I'd let all my mates down on Survivor.

Carrie Harris said...

Somewhere, I remember reading a statistic that said that the average person ingests like 10 spiders in their sleep. Can't remember if that was per lifetime or year or what.

I've eaten chocolate covered grubs before. They were pretty good.

katey said...

I've always been really weird about what I ate, even before I went veggie at 15. My dad once brought home squirrel he'd shot (he's a big hunter) and he and Mom cooked it. No one really ate it though. Pheasant, grouse, turkey, deer, we managed all the rest-- deer was a favorite in my house actually. But yeah. Not so much with the rodents.

The brains look kind of awesome!

Alan W. Davidson said...

Anton - You're a disgusting man...there's a lot of things I'd do to impress a girl, but scabs eating isn't one of them...

KC - just recalling the spider thing makes me shudder...but they really creep me out.

Rebeecca - I like KCF, but it doesn't like me...

Carrie - Hmm, the chocolate covered grubs sound interesting.

Katey - I guess being a veggie leaves a lot of the insect family out of your diet. The squirrel hunting gets me thinking of Ted Nugent and his hobbies. I might have tried the squirrel had I been there. My father-in-law has tasted pretty much every beast that has walked or slithered on this island. Yum.