Brevity by Dan Thompson


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  1. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 3 years ago

    Geeze, dude….Do you know how hard she works to put brains on the table?

  2. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 3 years ago

    Mom’s retort: “Don’t make me eat your brains….”

  3. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 3 years ago

    I posted this once before, but it’s worth posting again I think.

    From: “The Farmers’ Almanac Cook Book” (Originally: The Ohio Farmer Cook Book )


    Published by: Pocket Books New York 1965


    These are not often seen in most homes, but they are easy to prepare and can be delicious. This recipe makes a wonderful meal served with fried ripe tomatoes and an endive or lettuce salad in a Roquefort cheese dressing.

    5 pairs calves brains
    1 tablespoon white vinegar
    2 tablespoons butter, melted
    1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, diced
    1 tablespoon diced onion
    2 tablespoons flour
    1 1/2 cups meat broth or stock
    2 tablespoons diced celery
    1 teaspoon chopped parsley
    1/2 cup evaporated milk
    Salt and pepper
    Buttered bread crumbs

    Cover brains with boiling water as soon as they arrive from the butcher.
    Blanch for 30 minutes, changing the water several times.
    Drain, cover with boiling salted water, add vinegar and let stand for 20 minutes.
    Drain, dry and cut in small slices.
    Brown the mushrooms and onion in butter.
    Blend in flour and cook over low heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
    Gradually stir in meat broth or stock.
    Add celery and parsley.
    Simmer for 10 minutes.
    Stir in milk.
    Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    Place brains in a heavily buttered casserole, cover with the sauce, sprinkle with buttered bread crumbs and bake in a hot oven (450 °F.) until the crumbs are crisply browned, about 20 to 25 mnutes.
    Makes 6-8 servings.

  4. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    No one wants to be the brains in this family.

    Too dangerous.

  5. jreckard

    jreckard said, over 3 years ago

    Food for thought.

  6. djm2m9

    djm2m9 said, over 3 years ago

    This comic is in bad taste…

  7. grain of salt

    grain of salt said, over 3 years ago

    brains for dinner
    brains for lunch
    brains for breakfast
    brains for brunch
    brains for every single meal
    why cant’ we have some guts?

  8. Athelstane

    Athelstane said, over 3 years ago

    Definitely not in Washington DC.

  9. GoodQuestion

    GoodQuestion GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I wouldn’t eat them with out the scrambled eggs!!! . . . Smiley eating sushi

  10. edclectic

    edclectic said, over 3 years ago

    Here, have mine, I’m not using it…

  11. ElGuapo

    ElGuapo said, over 3 years ago

    Brains before beauty.

  12. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, over 3 years ago

    Eat your brains—you wanna be a zombie all your life?

  13. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    5 pairs calves brains
    So one buys brains by the pair? I assume that would be hemisphere, or four sections like a full pecan?
    I’m guessing a calf brain – ok, a pair of calf brains – would be about the size of a small rutabaga? I mean, the brain of my rare 6-pound Freckle-Faced Schmutz-Point Siamese is about the size of an almond, so let’s get some perspective, here.

  14. starlilies

    starlilies said, over 3 years ago


    Is there a good brain substitute?


    CARAPORAM said, over 3 years ago


    Cerebelum or Tofu will do it.

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