Monday, May 07, 2007


You say you like your sushi fresh? Really fresh? Checka dis:

Reminds me a little of that old joke, the punchline of which is, “A pig that good, you don’t eat him all at once.”

Imagine what this could lead to. You go to The Palm and order up a five pound lobster, right out of the tank. “I just want his right claw and his ass. You can put the rest of him back in there...maybe he’ll grow a new ass.”

Or the French restaurant, from whose kitchen would issue a stream of legless frogs in wheelchairs, flashing nasty looks at the diners as they leave...reminiscent of a gag cartoon in the National Lampoon some thirty years ago.

Ah dunno. I like sushi, but eating the flesh off of a living creature is perverse. In fact, if you’re a biblical sort of person, you may have a real issue with it: Eating the limb of a living creature (while it is still alive) is prohibited, according to the Seven Laws of Noah that supposedly apply to all humans.

Jews are obligated to observe 613 commandments; non-Jews are not. But Non-Jews who observe the Noahide Laws in all their details are said to attain the same spiritual and moral level as Israel’s own Kohen Gadol (High Priest), according to the Talmud.

I guess that means Stone Crabs are out, too. Damn.

[Tip o’ th’ Elisson Fedora to J at C. Buddha’s Hasty Musings for the video, and to Kevin for digging up this tasty link.]

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