January 16, 2008

"We know how to talk about eatin' fried squirrel."


George M. Spencer said...

I fried Twinkies once.

I read about it in The New York Times...

"Something magical occurs when the battered, oblong pastry hits the hot oil. The creamy, white vegetable shortening filling liquefies, impregnating the sponge cake with its luscious vanilla flavor (imitation, but potent….). The cake itself softens and warms, nearly melting, and becomes a buttery and suave contrast to the crisp, deep-fried crust."

Revenant said...

I saw a blurb about batter-dipped, deep-fried bacon on TV a year or so ago. It looked delicious, but I think I got heart disease just watching it being cooked.

Unknown said...

"Good evening Mr. Putin ... welcome to the White House.

"On the menu tonight ... Fried South Lawn Squirrel."

Lovely party we have going here.

Maxine Weiss said...

"At least the Bush twins are working in the real world - and not making 6 figure "consultation" fees in return for political favors. Chelsea hasn't proven herself to anyone."


"Yawn, is anybody really interested in what Ms. Got me a Cushy 6 figure job right of college because I am a former president's daughter??? We should all be so fortunate. She has led a life privilege, off the backs of the middle class, the evil rich and the poor. She is probably about as interesting to listen to as the Bush twins or Amy Carter. She has no idea what it's like to be the average Joe tax payer. So don't waste out time Chelsea. Nobody cares what you have to say. You aren't running for president."


(But she does share a birthday with John Steinbeck, Elizabeth Taylor, and Maxine ! Doesn't that give her some credibility?)

Unknown said...

What do you think should be the fundie asshole's official Althouse handle --

Radical cleric Mike Huckabee


Opie Wan Kenobe?

They both really catch his essence, don't you think?

Peter V. Bella said...

Ernest T Bass strikes again. Next time there will be a video of him chasing some poor cop yelling "citizens arrest, citizens arrest..."

Unknown said...

Chicken Fried Bacon

reader_iam said...

batter-dipped, deep-fried bacon ... It looked delicious, but I think I got heart disease ...

Then lose the batter, man!

reader_iam said...

Re: The post, itself.

It's not the squirrel-eatin' that worries me.

Peter V. Bella said...
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PatCA said...

Now you know what to do with that evil squirrel in Madison, Ann. To the popcorn popper!

Peter V. Bella said...

Mike- Ernest T. Bass- Huckabee

Mike Huckabee: My name's Mike Huckabee, what's yers?

Sherriff Andy Taylor: I'm Sherriff Taylor, and I've been a lookin for you.
Mike Huckabee.: I didn't do nothin'. Gotta go!

Mike Huckabee: It's me, it's me, it's Mike Huckabee!

Mike Huckabee: If a duck stood still you could catch him by the bill.

Mike Huckabee: I don't chew my cabbage twice. And you ain't heard the last of Mike Huckabee!

Mike Huckabee: If I'd seen you coming, I'd have known what to do. I'd have rais'd both arms and woved at you!

Mike Huckabee: No hunt. Beware. Open and closed. No credit.

Mike Huckabee: No coffee, tea, or punch, thank you.

Mike Huckabee: I ain't talkin'. I ain't talkin'. The more you're askin' the more I'm balkin'.

Mike Huckabee: She called me a "creasture"—I ain't no "creasture"!!!

Mike Huckabee:What? I passed it—I didn't heave it!

Charlene: Okay, Mike Huckabee...Serenade away.

Mike Huckabee: Awright, listen... (He accompanies himself by slapping a large can.)
Old Aunt Mariah, jump in the fi-ah,
Fire too hot, jump in the pot,
Pot too black, jump in the crack,
Crack too high, jump in the sky,
Sky too blue, jump in canoe,
Canoe too shallow, jump in the tallow,
Tallow too soft, jump in the loft,
Loft too rotten, jump in the cotton,
Cotton so white she stay there all night.

Adrian said...

ugh. everyone knows this is the only way to eat squirrel.

as for the grits, well, i tell you what, if he gets marisa tomei's endorsement, i'll vote for him.

Unknown said...

I think I got heart disease just watching it being cooked.

LOL! No doubt. It sounds both disgusting and strangely appetizing.

Amexpat said...

I wonder if the they skin and fillet the squirrel before putting it in the popcorn popper?

Meade said...

Yeah, and did they leave the tail on.

I wonder if that was why he got so fat -- too much buttered popsquirrel.

Cedarford said...

The Huckster is truly a deft comic, which along with his quite good bass guitar skill probably are quite rare in fundie preachers as well as Presidential candidates.

He is great on Morning Joe. Sort of double the money. A serious Presidential candidate that has the hosts and their audience on Morning Joe howling. He fits right into the banter between Scarboro as the Panhandle redneck and Mika the Elite Eastcoaster.
Huck has boosted their ratings as sure as Chuck Norris has goten richer off a new round of interest in him where Huck has played as big a part as Chuck Norris jokes.

Huckabee delights in teasing Mika Brzezinski, (who is still smoking hot), with tales of cornpone deep south life at it's best.

Great to watch her as Huck tells his stories. "Is he shitting me? OMGOD! He's serious".

Her reaction to realizing Huck was serious about frying squirrel in a popcorn popper was as funny as Huck telling it.

Supposedly they are all going to Chuck Morris's Texas ranch for a fundraiser...

There was a movie about a comic running for President. Now life imitates art, as a candidate realizes he has all the tools to entertain. There is a true opportunity for Huckabee to hit the comedy circuit. Timing, ability to connect with audiences, stories, and musical ability? He can be out making millions in Christian and non-Christian audiences after the campaign is over.

rhhardin said...

America is not ready for hunting. He needs to stress gathering.

Nuts and berries.

The women demand it.

Cedarford said...

Revenant said...
I saw a blurb about batter-dipped, deep-fried bacon on TV a year or so ago. It looked delicious, but I think I got heart disease just watching it being cooked.

In Scotland a few years back, I learned it was the home of not just haggis, but the deep-fried Mars bar. Given a choice to sample the true essence of Scotland, we went with Scottish liquids, butterscotch, fish&chips, the deep-fried Mars bar. Skipped the haggis.

The Mars Bars were delicious. Served by a wee Scottish lass of some 190 pounds who was missing a few teeth thanks to Public Health Service and talking class, Iraq, & Independence.
It was in a way the capstone of the trip.

In 30 years our Chinese owners may come to be delighted by popcorn popper-fried squirrel and mention our teeth need some work.

hdhouse said...

Maxine Weiss said...
"At least the Bush twins are working in the real world - and not making 6 figure "consultation" fees in return for political favors. Chelsea hasn't proven herself to anyone."

ahh Maxine where was the outrage about fresh out of the box lawyers getting 6 figure salaries and expecting them (earlier threads). frankly i care less about the dimwit bush girls then i do about chelsea who i kinda like for being a strong kid.

there is nothing cushy about a 6 figure nyc job. that is survival pay.

Mr. Forward said...

"You bring the Popcorn Popper
I'll bring the Squirell
And we'll go honky tonking
Around this big old world

When you and your baby have a fallin' out
Just call me up sweet mama and we'll go steppin' out
And we'll go honky tonkin', honky tonkin'
We'll go honky tonkin', honey baby
We'll go honky tonkin' 'round this town."

Apologies to Hank Williams

Mr. Forward said...

"Bullwinkle: Rocky's right, Karen, and two rights don't make a wrong!
Rocky: Bullwinkle, that's not what you mean!
Bullwinkle: You mean two rights do make a wrong?
Rocky: No!
Bullwinkle: I always thought two rights made a U-turn.
Karen: I don't know how much more of this I can take.
Bullwinkle: Well, let's find out. Two U-turns make a circle, two circles make a figure-8, two figure-8's make a butterfly...
Karen: Look, all I want from you guys are results, okay?"


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Trooper York said...

Peace, love, and chicken grease.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

I call BS on his story. My husband's family is from Arkansas and are sooo embarassed by Huckabee's pandering and "shuck and jiving". What a Goober.

Where did he get the squirrels? Did he hunt them on campus. Picturing Huckster dress up like Elmer Fudd. "Be vewwy vewwy qwiet. I'm hunting squirels". Or did he go out and night and club the little rodents to death? Sort of a campus initiation thing at Ouachita Baptist University?

Anyone who has ever hunted squirrels know you don't hunt them until after the first frost so you don't get squirrels with warbles


Plus a popcorn popper would not get hot enough to thouroughly cook the squirrel. And anyone who has had squirrel knows they are tough little rodents better served in a stew.

Just thought I would ruin a good food thread :-)

hdhouse said...

ahhh huck...on god over nation. thank goodness it is squirrel and not snakes..

Unknown said...

DBQ---I've actually never observed a squirrel with warbles before; certainly nothing even remotely as bad as those pictures. That one's new to me. Could it be a regional issue, or have I just missed it?

Dust Bunny Queen said...

mcg... regional I think. I haven't seen squirrels in California with this icky problem. I haven't had anyone hunt for squirrels out here either so...who knows. It's a summertime issue. I understand it is a big problem in the midwest and from my husband's Arkansas relatives. Poor squirrels.