25 April 2009

Rana esculata & cetera

And so, rage lurked beneath the taut surfaces of their worlds.
(seen in a trade paperback about a pop group)

Who knew? Dept—

It is very often claimed that frogs’ legs taste like chicken.
Actually, the slightly gelatinous texture is more akin to farmed rabbit.
(from 1001 Foods You Must Taste Before You Die)

Seen on a button:

Even Jesus would slap you.

Being wasted onstage works for only about 5 percent of bands,
and yours isn’t one of them.
(from The Rock Bible)

Amphibian footnote:

The final paragraph in the Frogs’ Legs article in 1001 Foods You Must Taste Before You Die includes the observation that there are animal welfare concerns about the international frog trade. So—why exactly are you publishing Frogs’ Legs as among the 1001 Foods You Must Taste Before You Die? How’s about a little editorial thought here, folks?

1 comment:

K. Gill said...

It's possible that tasting them would lead some people to care more about the preservation of frogs. I don't think that's too far-fetched. Otherwise, how often does the average person think about a frog, unless it's Kermit or something? Personally, I do care a great deal about the environmental plight of frogs. I might taste a frog once just to know (I like to satisfy my curiosity), but, after that, I would take some steps to help preserve them.