So when I was a little kid I used to play on the floor of the living room while my mom watched her soap operas. Days of Our Lives was her show, and for some reason I can remember a guy on it named Bo with a beard and possibly an eye patch. He was the show bad boy and romantic interest, I think. Anyway, I actually found them pretty boring and would only sort of pay attention. The commercials were actually more interesting than the show for me, and they used to play the Starkist Tuna commercials all the time.
This actually brings me to an issue I frequently have with anthropomorphic food products. When you think about it, what would really motivate Charlie to prove that he was good tasting enough to be killed, packed into a can, and eventually eaten? I mean, really. Do people really believe that animals only live to be eaten by humans? If so that explains a lot about the cattle and meat industry in this country. But honestly, if I were a candidate to be killed and eaten based on taste I'm pretty sure I would be bathing in the nearest sewer. Let the germ phobic go first IMO.
If you ascribe to the evolutionary theory of human development, than it might interest you to know that it is believed that neanderthals practiced cannibalism, and that modern humans ate them as they gained ascendency. Kind of disturbing when you think about it. I am torn with what I want done with my mortal remains. On the one hand I think I don't want to be eaten by anything, and therefore should be cremated. On the other hand, being cremated absolutely precludes the chance of coming back as a zombie, which would be pretty cool. Also, I have visions of my urn being dumped in a landfill in 100 years after an estate sale, or used as a doorstop in some old warehouse.
This is funny. I found the Suicide Food Blog, which is a blog about animals that want to be eaten. Of course, it took all of three comments before some jackass from the born to be eaten animal rights group hijacked it. I think my biggest issue with true political crusaders is not the message they try to share, but the fact that they to a man or woman have no sense of humor. You know, it is OK to laugh at stuff once in a while. Here is a link to the actual Suicide Food blog.
The funny thing is, I hated tuna as a kid. Even now I will eat it on sushi but not cooked. My mom would take canned tuna and make tuna casserole, which is really tuna, mac-n-cheese, and a bag of frozen mixed vegetables. She loved it because she could put it in the crock pot in the morning and never deal again until dinner. Also, the quantities she would prepare meant we were covered for at least two more meals in leftovers. God I hated that crap.
If you want to see what it was like, here is a list of canned tuna recipes presented by convicted felon Martha Stewart that includes tuna casserole. Although really I think I just gave you the recipe.
That's it. I gotta run. Also I have the girl's Sorry Charlie shirt still to do so if you find my opinion on tuna commercials fascinating check that one later.
November 10th, 2011
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