Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Mouth is Alive With Juices Like Wine

Hey, so I'm a little behind on this, but I'm finally doing the Saturday Scavenger Hunt photos on Tuesday night. Yeah, I have already told you all several times that I'm not good with structure, so now I guess I'm showing you too. Okay, on with the show.

The magic word this week was food. Living in Iowa, it's not hard to take pictures of food. This top one was a weird, rotting meat display from the Iowa State Fair. If you weren't a vegetarian before you saw this...

This is the before shot here. This cute little calf may someday end up in the rotting meat display. All I gotta say to that, is please pass the tofu pups.

So as not to upset your delicate sensibilities, I thought I'd shift my focus over to something that won't make you want to change your eating habits. You call it corn, we call it maize.

See, corn has ears, but it doesn't have big sweet, brown, eyes when it's younger to make you feel bad when you eat it. Maybe if you're really good, sometime I'll take you on a photographic tour of some feedlots and meat processing plants. Then we can all read The Jungle and never, ever eat again. Okay. That's my take on food. Don't you wish I taught your kids in preschool so they could get a head start on therapy?


Far From Perfect said...

clicked upon your funny blog... stalk ya later. Friend from Nebraska

Not Fainthearted said...

my kids have a mile-long head start on therapy.

I try hard not to get stuck in the intellectual dissonance between the deliciousness of the steak and the cute brown eyes....or the path they took to get to my plate. I should but it just leads to a bad bad place that involves me thinking that to have integrity I have to do my own killing for food.

And I just don't cook tofu that well....

Les Q said...

yum! What a tasty looking calf. Makes me want to lick its head

Mr Atrocity said...

Ha! We call it maize in the UK too.

Don't feel bad about eating the cute little cow; it just made the fatal evolutionary mistake of being far too tasty to live. Mmmm.

evil-e said...

Great shots of "food". I like your take on this, as always.

I am doing my best to stay away from making any comments on the calf photo...too easy. (too funny too)

Oh well, I doed it..."and this is the barrel of the gun, you use this to shoot at dangerous and tasty animals" --the Simpsons

Margaret said...

yummy brown eyed beasts, mmm, kinda looks like one of my cousins

Tara said...

I still want a steak. Does that make me heartless? ;)

laura b. said...

Great take on food! Personally, I make it my mission in life not to think too much about where any of my food comes from...

NoRegrets said...

Great post! Almost makes me want to go back to my vegetarian days...
When I lived in Germany some of the classrooms were right next door to a meat processing plant. At certain times in the morning you could hear the screams of the animals. Difficult to concentrate in class when that's going on. (my word verification had 'moo' in it. it's fate)

AlienCG said...

Mmmmm, veal cutlet in it's freshest form.

Churlita said...

Far FRom Perfect,

Thanks for stopping by.


I'm right there with you.

Les Q.,

Wait unitl it's steak first and then lick it.

Mr Atrocity,

Exactly. It's its fault.

Churlita said...


I love the Simpsons sometimes.


Your cousin looks like a calf?


No. I'm right there with you.


Yeah. It can get kind of scary.

No Regrets,

Taht would be awful.



Michi said...

LOL, geezus! I just ate spaghetti with meatball sauce!

The Jungle *shudder* that book made me a bit sick.