February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
It all tastes like chicken.
My first “real” cookbook (The Joy of Cooking of course) had diagrams explaining where the various cuts were on several different kinds of animal.
had to bring it up when dinner is being prepared
Try eating yourself, Calvin and find out.
Can’t figure out if this strip was rare or well done
Compared to most other animals of a similar size, humans just aren’t very meaty…
It not worth it Calvin, the human body is not very nutritious. A group of 25 hunters could live off a Mammoth for 60 days but the same hunters would eat for less than a day on a human.
She knows…And your dinner menu may have just changed!
Yes Calvin, you would be veal.
“Do you like your sister-in-law?”
“Well, eat more”
You need that book, “To serve Man”…
“I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee or a ragout.” – Jonathan Swift (1729)
She should have sent him to read A Modest Proposal by Swift.
Hannibal Lecter probably had the same questions as a strapping young lad!
The author, Paul Theroux once asked a man whose ancestors were cannibals what we tasted like. The answer was, honestly, Spam. This may explain the popularity of the canned stuff in Oceania. Spam, the original taste of home!
If inquisitive minds think like that, I don’t want an inquisitive mind.
“Go be disgusting somewhere else” Calvins mom just created The Infinite Loop.
In your case, it’s more of a warped mind, Calvin!
Could use a little salt!
“Donner. Party of 2.”
I asked questions like this, but got the answers! Very literal people in my household.
Mmmmm….Roast leg of insurance salesman!
(see Flanders and Swann)
Owing to all the chemicals we eat, humans are unfit for human consumption. I actually read that somewhere.
I don’t want to know who or what is in a “Kids Meal”
I don’t think about the subject as a rule, but I wonder if people taste like chicken? Actually, probably pork.
When i was a kid, anytime i asked what we were having for dinner my mother always said “roast leg of Rob”. Fortunately she was fibbing or I wouldn’t have a leg to stand on.
What’s eatin’ ya, kid?! :D
A future supermarket reader…Inquiring Minds Want To Know
This is where one of Calvin’s Dad’s outlandish stories can serve a purpose.
Guess you just can’t keep a good man down…
During the Siege of Paris from 1870-1, Parisians took to eating zoo animals and their own pets. I remember reading an extract from a historical diary at high school in which a Frenchman stated he had eaten a dog the previous night and that it didn’t taste bad but it had left him with a strong sense of guilt especially when he looked at a living dog in the street.
A much later strip had Calvin get in trouble for wanting to discuss cannibalism in class. Aren’t those usually red flags?
Hobbes is ready for a snack.
Just remember, it was Watterson who came up with this.
I love tots.
The only sliver of human meat I’ve consumed would be my blood from when I bit my tongue or flossed too hard. It has a somewhat sweet and salty yet metallic flavor that can’t really be compared to anything else.
“Go be disgusting somewhere else” is a line I wish I’d used on my kids. Still — I could usually out-gross them any day. (Comes of having three brothers.)
Actually, a logical question. And, you don’t even want to know about the hams!
Its Ok Calvin; don’t eat your heart out.
Mmmmmmm Long Pig.
Arthur C. Clarke wrote a short story called The Food of the Gods that applies to this.
i think we can guess where the rump roast is.
Calvin, the Internet will be available soon. It will answer all your questions! (Perhaps not always correctly, but there will be no shortage of references if you want to compare the answers.)
Calvin should research the (very real) history of the Alferd E. Packer cafeteria!
“Donner Party. Now serving the Donner Party.”
I think when I was a kid, some kids were told to be disgusting elsewhere. So they were disgusting at school. My parents didn’t want us to be disgusting ANYWHERE.