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January 25, 2013

CREEPING FASCISM

Authentic Scottish haggis has been banned in the United States since 1971, when the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) first took a dim view of one of its key ingredients - sheep's lung.

(Thanks to Matt Filar)

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Changing the team name from Hornets to Pelicans created the same effect.

Any news on the FDA's take on fish balls?

Manual,

No, but they are closing in on eye of newt.

I feel the same way about beets.

MikeyVA I saw a new brand of chips at the grocery store last night. They're made from yams and beets. I didn't buy any.
I come from a very long line of Scots and I have to say I've never seen anyone parade any dish into a room while playing the bagpipes. I have seen Haggis show up at a couple of family reunions though. I didn't eat it.

NC,

Beets and yams? Might as well be dog doo as far as I am concerned.

Original

'Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o' the pudding-race!
Aboon them a' ye tak your place, Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye wordy o'a grace As lang's my arm
'

Translation

...Why can't i quit ewe?

Oh, ligirl, a great many immigrants read this site to gain useful knowledge of English. They want to fit in better in their adopted homeland.
Half of those people just gave up and went back to the old country.
How could ewe?

If haggis is outlawed, haggis-lovers will go on the lam.

Happy Birthday Mr. Burns.

O'er the lamb parts we watched....

It took the FDA until 1971 to notice that if you sneezed near the haggis bowl it would
bleat 'Gesundheit'back at you? Incredible. That's why I stopped going to Scottish New Year's parties. That and the crazy drinking.

The DW and I went to a Scottish festival some years ago. There was a band called Bad Haggis.

The frontman stepped up to the mic and said: "We're Bad Haggis. Does that mean we're good?"

And *SNORK* @ normnuke.

At the annual West Coast Scottish Fair I attend (If only to boo and hiss at the English), the house band was also "Bad Haggis". I thought that was what these people were drinking from their cups! And asking for a "cup of haggis" just doesn't cut it.

Besides, I feel the need. The need for mead.

Sheeps' lung? Yet we have no problem with headcheese? Or sausages encased by intestines?

I blame the Republicans.

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