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For Sweeney Todd, only the final two pictures are required.
That's how I like to think of it! :) Love your blog!
I too, like to think of it that way. Im a carnivore, and thinking about how its really done makes me ill. Ill stay in denial for self preservation reasons. Thank you Beef Fairy!
That is funny. Of course a lot of people think it is real. I'll show it to my 6 year old. We'll sure up for a discussion.
Bibbidy-bobbity-burger!That's the first thing I thought when I read that.
part of the reason i am no longer a carnivore. i didnt want to live in denial anymore. the cows cant close their eyes and make it go away. ooooo heavy
what do you mean this is how people 'think' beef is made?? What other way is there? hahaha.ah, blissful ignorance...
Love it! It's sad, but true...
Mmmm...beef. Where's my hack saw?
Ha! I love your post. :)
Look at this one, too. Carnivory is interesting even ignoring the post-cow processing. And this isn't even a big feed-lot. Gotta' love the picture! http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6879097/bibbidy-bobbity-burger. Thanks, Kate. That gem of yours is stuck in my head tonight, I'll bet. "Salsa-and-drooling, magic-cow-mooing, bippity-boppity-burger...." mmmm--Jeff F.
That is a good one..
I'm looking out my window at my neighbour's cattle as I type! I don't see any fairies, but damn...there sure are a lot of flies.Sometimes they get lose and I come home to find cattle grazing in the front yard. That's always fun.
You are sooooo right!
I love this! Bippity... boppity....boo! I am glad you enlightened us!
These are the same people who leave comments on my blog, telling me that my photos of a rooster with its head still on made them cry. Fer pete's sake, folks -- do you think the nuggets grow in vines?
are the people carnivores or vegs?
ok....but the first picture is one of a cow, not a steer. Beef from the aged dairy cow would not yield the tempting ground beef in the last....Neither does most of our beef in the US come from animals standing in lush pasture...Buy grassfed, buy organic.Don't buy frozen patties that consist of parts from 1000 cows. As with many things, you get what you pay for.
well this brought about a recall of tons of beef. so i am glad for one.
I absolutely prefer to think of it that way...especially living in San Luis Obispo county where the steer are on the hillside day after day. I like to think they are the same ones...year in and year out. And life is happy in some of the best landscape in the world..... No more photos to destroy my fantasy as I head to Two Blocks from the Beach in Pismo for an amazing prime rib.
yup.I was watching iron chef america on sunday night and then had to de-feather the ducks and while I was watching (seeing the beaks and feet..), it all seemed a little too creepy for me... But nevertheless duck is amazing and I will continue to eat it!
So you are saying it's not made that way. Hmm...
Oh, it's not a Fairy Godmother, but the genie from Aladdin.
LOL! My uncle raises cows and I know for a fact a fairy has nothing to do with beef LOL!
Just wanted to chime in and say that the top pic is of a beautiful, healthy dairy cow, probably a Holstein-Fresian or the like. And while culled dairy cows are usually turned into burger, they're not really the delicious "prime" meat like the bottom pic appears to be. Other than that, awesome!
I feel like you once posted this exact same thing, right before posting about some lady who cooks and shoots squirrels.Maybe you should do a series :)Still, you're very right.
Just loved this posting and....found the comments interesting also. Some people are sooo serious about everything. Do you think they dissect all the Sunday funnies too? Thanks for lightening my mood so often.Suzanne
I grew up in an Amish community not large enough to support a school, so we all went to a public school in the nearest city. And even though this was Minnesota, with no small number of cows and dairy production, I remember the day in 5th grade (FIFTH GRADE!)when our teacher was explaining dairy production to us. A large number of the kids in my class were mortified to find out that the milk we had at lunch came from COWS. How did it get out of the cows? Do you squeeze them like an orange? Do we have to kill the cow for milk? One kid even piped up to inform our teacher that milk absolutely did NOT come from cows, it came from coconuts. He knew this because when you broke open a coconut, there was milk inside.When she moved on to tell us that milk came from other animals too, like goats (GOATS EAT GARBAGE!! There will be tin cans in your milk!) and that ice cream came from those same cows, it was one of the more comical things I remember from school.
Brilliant! I used to argue with inlaws about this.. I grew up hunting, they think it barbaric.
haha!:)so funny:)I now am working for the grassfedparty.com.where we talk a lot about grass-fed farming. i know that you find the whole slow movement expensive and exclusive which i agree with you about. it is nice to see there is greater awareness about where our food is coming from. maybe when more people start to care the government will start to subsidies grass-fed meats and bring the price down like they do feed lot cattle.anyways. i find your blog funny:)
I just told a girl I know (26 years old and has lived in Berkeley her whole life), that we slaughtered our own chickens when I was a child. I think I blew her mind.
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