Which would you eat

Lifrapylsa   1 vote - 50 %
Sviðasulta   1 vote - 50 %
Grísasulta   1 vote - 50 %
Blóðmör   1 vote - 50 %
Lifrarpylsa   1 vote - 50 %
Hrutspungur   1 vote - 50 %
Hákarl   1 vote - 50 %
Hangikjött   1 vote - 50 %
Lundabaggi   1 vote - 50 %
Bringar   1 vote - 50 %
Rófustappa   1 vote - 50 %
Hvalrengi   1 vote - 50 %
Hvalur   1 vote - 50 %
Harðfiskur   2 votes - 100 %
Just the booze and a hot dog later   0 votes - 0 %
And no potato salad on the wiener!   1 vote - 50 %
 
2 Total Votes
WTF is wrong with these people? by ti dave (3.50 / 2) #1 Tue Feb 22, 2005 at 01:14:30 AM EST
Christ, I'd lose about 4 stone on an Icelandic vacation.

I don't care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do.
The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. --W.S. Burroughs

Honour. Respect. Tradition. by BadDoggie (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Feb 22, 2005 at 01:31:31 AM EST
Based on your posting history, I'd've thought you certainly would've picked up on those first two.

When you're living somewhere between the stone and iron age and don't have much of a growing season nor much in the way of resources, you do what you have to, letting nothing go to waste. This food is what they had to do.

I can't say because I wasn't there, but I'm pretty sure I would've stuck to fish until the three weeks of summer rolled around.

woof.

"Eppur si muove." -- Galileo Galilei
"Nevertheless, it moves."

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Yes, I understand that for *other* people. by ti dave (2.00 / 0) #8 Tue Feb 22, 2005 at 08:19:46 AM EST
Just saying that rotting shark flesh will never pass my lips.

I don't care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do.
The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. --W.S. Burroughs

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At least in Asia and the Pacific region by wiredog (3.50 / 2) #3 Tue Feb 22, 2005 at 01:43:03 AM EST
They add $PepperSpiceMixture to $VeryDisturbingFood so you don't taste the food and, therefore, don't worry about what it actually is.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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Yes. by ti dave (2.00 / 0) #10 Tue Feb 22, 2005 at 08:22:33 AM EST
But you still know it's cat.

I don't care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do.
The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. --W.S. Burroughs

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The other other white meat by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #11 Wed Feb 23, 2005 at 12:53:27 AM EST
I've never knowingly eaten cat. But dog is quite tasty.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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I'll second that by webwench (2.00 / 0) #9 Tue Feb 22, 2005 at 08:21:47 AM EST


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I'll eat anything by greyrat (3.00 / 2) #4 Tue Feb 22, 2005 at 01:45:21 AM EST
that dosen't eat me first.

Where's the pictures of chicks?

OK, maybe I wouldn't eat Hákarl by greyrat (2.00 / 1) #5 Tue Feb 22, 2005 at 01:59:35 AM EST
but only because I think I've had it before. I seem to remember I would have been just as well off taking a swig from the bottle of ammonia we keep in the house cleaning kit. Bleagh!!

Also: There's not a lot to eat in a sheep's head. Sigged!

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Food ? by sasquatchan (3.00 / 1) #6 Tue Feb 22, 2005 at 02:01:27 AM EST
We need more wimmin folk, and more drinking. If we want cullinary expositions, we'll look up Emiril or something ;)

I should go dig up the two bottles of Iceland spirits I brought back. Both were horrid. A schnaps with a lichen in the bottle (hey, it looked interesting .. ) and some other thing in a green/grey bottle.. Gah.

And hey, they could have moved on to warmer climates .. Hard to feel sorry for folks who rough it by choice .. Like most New Englanders.. Granted, I know nothing of Icelandic culture, so maybe they fled from persecution, who knows..

Bingo by BadDoggie (4.00 / 1) #7 Tue Feb 22, 2005 at 02:25:16 AM EST
They did, in fact, flee from persecution. The original settlers in 874 left to get away from Norway's King Harald the fair-haired. Sixty years later they established the world's first parliament. They didn't do such a hot job, though, and a lot of power-grabbing and in-fighting turned into something resembling civil war, which led the parliament to accept Norwegian control. Big mistake. Just over 100 years later, Norway united with Denmark under Danish control. Then the Danes really showed the Icelanders the meaning of "putting the boot in" for more than 500 years.

I'll probably get more into this in the wrap-up.

woof.

"Eppur si muove." -- Galileo Galilei
"Nevertheless, it moves."

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