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February 14, 2008

Moonbats Urge Us to Eat Bugs and Roadkill

Huffington Post is a one-stop shop for information-craving moonbats. It even features dietary tips:

Is it time to start chowing down on some of those crawly critters we instinctively prefer to stomp on? The Feral Forager, a self-published 'zine excerpted in Sandor Katz's The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved, rebrands pill bugs as "land shrimp"; grasshoppers are "surprisingly tasty and filling" and taste "something like popcorn"; crickets, "incredibly high in calcium and potassium." Roasted grubs make a fat-filled protein snack that, again, tastes "a lot like popcorn."
Earthworms make "a very nutritious flour," and ant eggs are edible, too; raw ant eggs reportedly taste "like couscous", but the author of the article confesses that "the only time I tried this it tasted like a hundred ants biting my tongue…"

…or if you think eating bugs is gross…

But the Feral Foragers don't draw the line at eating insects; some of them go so far as to cross the (yellow) line in their pursuit of alternative food sources. As members of a North Carolina collective called Wildroots, they're what Katz calls "Roadkill Radicals" … enthusiastic advocates of peeling "dishonored victims of the petroleum age" off the pavement and converting them into "food which nourishes."
As the Feral Forger notes, "picking up roadkill is a good way to get fresh, wild, totally free-range and organic meat for absolutely free." Finally, a silver lining to our car-crazed culture.

An added benefit of road kill is that tasty bugs and creepy-crawlies can often be found squirming inside. Freegans must be pleased that eating roadkill does not require participation in our racist and homophobic regime of capitalist oppression.

Hat tip: Ace of Spades, on a tip from V the K.

Posted by Van Helsing at February 14, 2008 7:07 AM

Comments

Yum! Possum a poivre! Polecat a jus. Feral cat bourginon (too stringy for anything but braising). Raccoon rouladen. And let's not forget your basic Squirrel on a stick.

(Please consult with your local kashrut and/or halal advisors)

chsw

Posted by: chsw at February 14, 2008 7:24 AM

If the socialists get their way, we may be FORCED to living on bugs and roadkill after the demise of capitalism.

Posted by: metalgarth at February 14, 2008 7:41 AM

Yech!

I'll stick with pork chops and M&Ms, thank you.

Posted by: benning at February 14, 2008 7:45 AM

Reminds me of the best line by Bear Grylls in Man vs. Wild: "This is the first time I've eaten raw goat testicles."

Posted by: baldeagle390 at February 14, 2008 8:20 AM

Hey y'all, who knew that Granny Clampett was GREEN!

Posted by: Sam Houston at February 14, 2008 8:47 AM

Don't forget palmetto bug popovers and racoon remolade.

Posted by: Mockinbird at February 14, 2008 9:09 AM

Lots of self righteous moralizing about what one should eat (and presumably drive.)

Funny that when one suggets sex ought to be restrained within moral bounds they shreik about tyranny, oppression, forcing morals on others blah blah blah.

Posted by: mandy at February 14, 2008 9:31 AM

Eat bugs?!? Noooooooooo....

As a representative of PETI, People for the Ethical Treatment of Insects, (and bugs), we are horrified that people might substitute the multitude of lives of our smallest kin for every Animal consumed. We are also concerned that the reduction of the number of feed animals reduces the number of symbiotic hosts, both living animals as well as their fecal matter, that provides habitat for Insects and bugs.

What PETA is suggesting is a virtual holocaust...

Posted by: DANEgerus at February 14, 2008 12:21 PM

I carry a can of pavement marking paint in my car. On the way to work I paint a stripe on any roadkill I see. On the way home I pick up any that aren't marked. Ahhh, fresh critter!

Posted by: steve at February 14, 2008 5:36 PM

Eat animals that were hit by cars, squashed into the tarmac and left to rot under the hot sun?

Wasn't Moonbattia just recently chiding us for feeding the poor with freshly hunted deer that might not be 100% healthy to consume?

http://www.moonbattery.com/archives/2007/11/animal_rights_m_1.html

Maybe we can consume hunted meat, as long as we hit Bambi with a 4 wheel drive instead of a .22 caliber. Guns are only meant for killing people, after all.

(Moonbattia: The personification of Moonbat values. Compare Brittania and Uncle Sam. Only Moonbattia is a transgendered ex-male who is now a lesbian.)

Posted by: BUUUUURRRRNING HOT at February 14, 2008 8:55 PM

Yes, you CAN eat bugs and roadkill, but why would you WANT TO when there are so many tasty animals that are carefully bred, cared for and prepared under healthy conditions?

Posted by: KHarn at February 15, 2008 12:19 PM

" Finally, a silver lining to our car-crazed culture.

I'm sure none of these "feral foragers" has a car. Whatever, you hypocritical peons!

Posted by: Ken at February 15, 2008 5:25 PM