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May 20, 2005

MEANWHILE, IN THE SO-CALLED "HEARTLAND"

They're eating worms.

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Mmmmmmm.....tastes like....

*graap*

WORMS.

* squints at screen * It's still early for a story like that.

Ok,"FIRST" twice in one day again....either you people (and you know who you are) are not really trying, or I am NEARLY as pathetic as those Star Wars geeks (and you know who you are). At least I'm not a Trekkie.

Farewell, dear Bloggers....

*rides off on her Wookie in search of intelligent life in the real world*

just wait till PETA hears about this.

Pardon me, sir," Lindquist said. "Do you have any Grey Poupon?"

Sievering — decked out in a tuxedo with tails — pulled a jar from his pocket.

But of course!

Cheri,
*rides off on her Wookie*

I hope that's after he's been to the drugstore.

He ate 5 worms? That's unbelievable. Somebody must have helped drink all that tequila, or he'd be dead, right?

The worm is in Mescal, not Tequila.

And thanks for giving me something else to think about. That story was so gross, I couldn't finish it. My teeth were trying to run away.

The regular bloglits (and you know who you are) lead happy and full lives, practicing manners that befit dedicated Dave Barry fans, often exhibiting great restraint from shouting about their firstness at each and every new thread.

We know who is first because we, as intelligent bloggers, can read the primary post on the thread. While we recognize that it is thrilling, we do not berate others for not being first.

That is all.

Sondra - My teeth were trying to run away. LOL!

The regular bloglits (and you know who you are) lead happy and full lives, practicing manners that befit dedicated Dave Barry fans, often exhibiting great restraint from shouting about their firstness at each and every new thread.

We know who is first because we, as intelligent bloggers, can read the primary post on the thread. While we recognize that it is thrilling, we do not berate others for not being first.

That is all.

and we dont berate them by insinuating that trekkies are the lowest life form. *sob*

WORM: It's what's for dinner!

Poor, battered worms. There ought to be a shelter for them.

* rushes emergency chocolate to nurse *

Sorry about the split-double-post, but I am getting better.

Sondra - mezcal is a type of tequila (as far as I know). You're right, it's the type that has the worm, which is actually a butterfly larva, but tastes like chicken. At least chicken that's been soaked in bad tequila.

hhhmmmmmm....thanks for the fix MOTW. Live long and prosper.

MOTW,

Glad you liked it. Nice speech. What was that sage advise Yoda gave Luke? "Patience"? or was it "Bite me"?

MOTW - no berating intended... just enjoying the challenge of having the lightningiest fast fingers and hoping to stirr the competition.

And I never said Trekkies were the lowest form of life. I never SAID it....

Sorry to have upset anyone.

*rides off straddling her wookie, never to darken the blog again*

Chris, not to be picky... okay, just to be picky... tequila is actually a type of mezcal. It is made from agave azul and must come from a specific region. By law, it is NOT allowed to contain a worm / caterpillar.

Mezcal (mescal) is any liquor made from agave.

mmmm, tequila....

no offense taken. Trekkies have learned valuable life lessons like not to wear red because within the hour you will be vaporized, hit by lightning, or have your brains sucked out by aliens.

Golfwidow: I forgot to mention this concerning your post. *snork*

LabSpeciman, you're right. Dammit.

"All Tequila is mezcal, but not all Mezcal is Tequila. Tequila, and its country cousin Mezcal, are made by distilling the fermented juice of agave plants in Mexico. The agave is a spiky-leafed member of the lily family (it is not a cactus) and is related to the century plant. By Mexican law the agave spirit called Tequila can be made only from one particular type of agave, the blue agave (Agave Tequiliana Weber), and can be produced only in specifically designated geographic areas, primarily the state of Jalisco in west-central Mexico.

Mezcal is made from the fermented juice of other species of agave. It is produced throughout most of Mexico."

However, would not a puke induced by any agave related drink smell roughly the same?

Is this where the phrase "Eat worms and die" came from?

However, would not a puke induced by any agave related drink smell roughly the same?
That depends, my friend, on if you picked the chicken or the beef burrito.

LabSpeciman, you're right.
But of course!

Sorry about the split-double-post, but I am getting better.

MOTW- No "sorry" necessary. Some things are worth saying twice! LOL

*decides to double post to show solidarity with MOTW*

Sorry about the split-double-post, but I am getting better.

MOTW- No "sorry" necessary. Some things are worth saying twice! LOL

*decides to double post to show solidarity with MOTW*

Back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, I worked as a bartender in graduate school. Our saloon owner had a marketing epiphany that "Eat the Worm" night would vault him into another tax bracket. He ordered cases of the little airline-sized bottles each with a worm.

We served zillions of them. Before ADA mandated accessible potties, this saloon's bathrooms were down a flight of stairs in the basement. The saloon owner's wife, who was a chilling cross between Tammy Faye Baker and Marge Schott, had tastefully decorated the walls with mauve shag carpeting.

After swilling copious amounts of this Beelzebub's brew, there was wholesale puking. Puking begets puking, even from non-worm eating patrons. I will not go into the details of the viscosity of puke and mauve shag carpet interaction, or of the swamp that was the bathroom.

Excuse me while try to quietly gag without my co-workers hearing.

Battered, deep-fried worms can't be much worse than battered, deep-fried squid. I mean, c'mon! Deep Fried! Mmmmmmmmmm.

Or not.

The trick must be coming up with a name which obscures the origins, just like calamari or sushi. What could we name 'fried worms' that would make foreigners think it's a delicacy?

I've been having a lot of trouble trying to convince my 9 year old daughter that reading is fun. I've been sitting here wondering if I would eat worms if it would encourage her to read. I don't know...did they have to chew or could they just sort of slide them down?

Well, this has been an interesting morning. First my teeth tried to run away, and now my tonsils are trying to escape.

Crabby - You have a talent for descriptive writing, unfortunately.

*winces at thought of 'viscosity'*

My daughter lost a bet to her boyfriend last year and had to eat a worm. She tried to just swallow it, but he wasn't having any of that. She had to chew at least three times. Kinda hard to do when the earthworm was still alive, but she did it.
Teenagers will do anything to prove a point.

Crabby, you lead such a fun life, you know?

I hope your duties didn't include carpet cleaning.

MOTW,
I hope you understood that I meant that you should give Yoda's advise, not take it.

*hugs*

* lifts chocolate to return Sondra's hug *

Yes, I understood. I know who I am - a regular bloglit. (no, wait, don't misunderstand 'regular', okay?)

But I don't say "I am" to no one there ... not even a chair.

MOTW - So...you're not regular? NTTAWWT.

I am lost and I can't even say why.

Crabby,
That bar didn't happen to be Pedro's Cactus Cantina in Oxford, OH did it? Good old Bill and Bev.

Brainy,
While I haven't tried fried worms, calamari and sushi are fantastic. Keeping with my italian roots, I think it should be fried vermi. Of course, that may be too close to vermin. It could also be what Colonel Klink would say when trying to say fried wormies.

TMI coming:


As a youth (ok, 14 15 years old) I went on a little bender eating ants. I think it started with a dare, but then I liked the taste. The common red ants (not fire ants, I don't think) tasted like watermelon. If I remember correctly, it's because of the formic acid which has a watermelon-ish scent.

i guess everyone hates the principal and nobody likes him ,so he decided to get some educational benefit out of it...

I asked my Principal if she'd be interested in doing this. I e-mailed her the article. I highly doubt she'd be interested. I however...would definitely NOT be.

This story's from Lincoln, NE, right? Well, what did you expect from a bunch of Cornhuskers?

I still want to know — Who counted all of those 100 million words?

And did they count 'em one at a time, or did they count the words on one page, multiply by the book's weight and divide by the reader's I.Q?

Brainy Jello. How about "Tapey's"?

Nom - I was thinking of something more...foreign. Like "crunchy gusano" or "minhoca frita."

Okay, partially foreign.

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