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I don’t remember much Tennessee High School French, but I do believe “tête de chou” was a deadly insult, wasn’t it? Anyhow, look at this sucker. Look at it!

I really should have photographed it next to something. I reckon those outer leaves are, like, a yard across. It’s HUGE. Uncle B growed that for me.

Anybody want slaw?

Speaking of food, I was browsing the news and saw The Nine Worst Chain Restaurant Meals. I was surprised to see Red Lobster top the list. That place was my mother’s favorite dinner treat, rest her downmarket soul. The food wasn’t too bad.

Then I saw it was as rated by the Center for Science in the Public Interest and the penny dropped. The CSPI are the extreme left whackadoodle pretend scientists who first came to public attention fighting against the obscene deliciousness of movie theater popcorn. May they rot in hell.

What they did was, Red Lobster apparently has a “Create Your Own Combination” special, CSPI put theirs together out of the most fattening things on offer and discovered that the resulting plate was really, really fattening. Red Lobster spokesperson said there are, like, five hundred different possible combinations, *eyeroll*.

That’s it. It’s Friday. The weather here is finally turning nice. Have a good one!

Oh, one more thing. Reader Wandering Neurons has started a blog. Visit him at wandering neurons dot org.


Comment from mojo
Time: June 5, 2015, 9:18 pm

But “mon petit chou” was an endearment, or so I understand. Go figure.

Comment from Nina
Time: June 5, 2015, 10:57 pm

It’s so pretty you almost hate to eat it!

Comment from dissent555
Time: June 5, 2015, 11:46 pm

some good Alsatian choucroute ftw.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: June 6, 2015, 12:13 am

Sigh. One of our favorite cats, now many years gone, loved to eat. Of course, all cats love to eat, but he positively delighted in it. Naturally, he got fat – about 22 pounds worth. The Vet declared him too fat and our cat was placed on a strict Science Diet.

He hated it. Refused to touch the stuff. Two days into the diet and he was on a hunger strike. Mrs. Vegetable wanted to surrender to his demands. I being made of sterner stuff, said, “when he gets hungry enough he’ll eat it.
Finally, on day four, she came to me with tears in her eyes, and said:

“Better a short, fat, happy life than a long thin hungry life”

I not only surrendered but made this my personal motto. By the way, Mr. cat lived, fat and happy, for more than twenty years.

TL/DR: Fuck these busybodies. They should learn to leave the rest of us alone, and I wish each and every one of them a long, thin, hungry life.

Beautiful photo of that cabbage by the way…..really nicely composed

Comment from Man Mountain Molehill
Time: June 6, 2015, 12:50 am

These are the same idiots who want to regulate Chinese and Mexican restaurants because the servings are TOO LARGE. The horror…

Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: June 6, 2015, 1:05 am

I want to do Kimchi. I could buy cabbage at Walmart, cheaply. But I want to ‘garden’, and am not good at it. No self discipline. The deer love baby cabbage, if any seeds sprout.

The wolf packs follow the deer, so this year I have wolves, not deer, and the cabbage seeds didn’t sprout. If there are a thousand things that can go wrong, I will find them all, and invent new ones.

Comment from P2
Time: June 6, 2015, 1:13 am

Saw that our favorite Iraqi politician from the 90’s snuffed it…..in jail no less….. Anyone have Tariq Aziz of the First Great Gulf Unpleasantness?

Comment from dissent555
Time: June 6, 2015, 1:20 am

Nothing to do with anything in this thread; just ramping up the “Squee!!” factor of the thread.


Comment from Deborah HH
Time: June 6, 2015, 2:24 am

It is a handsome cabbage. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten a cabbage that fresh. Fresh cabbage sounds wonderful as slaw, or chow mein. I love homemade sauerkraut too, but I’ve never made it myself. Uncle Badger must have started the seeds in January.

Comment from Bob
Time: June 6, 2015, 3:42 am

When I was little, anytime Momma said “You smell like cabbage,” it meant I was getting my butt washed.

Comment from Oceania
Time: June 6, 2015, 3:43 am

Bit of butter … broil fry

Comment from The other thing that scares me
Time: June 6, 2015, 7:28 am

“Circus folk…smell like cabbage…small hands”

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: June 6, 2015, 9:12 am

Some Vegetable, Tristan, my 27 pound Siamese Tom, made it to 18. Kidney Disease got him in the end, which neutered Siamese toms are liable. I sure miss him, He was a massive cat, about the size of a coon, with claws like cashews, who only wanted a warm place to lie in the sun, and 12 square meals a day.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: June 6, 2015, 10:03 am

Ackhsly, Deborah, that one was grown over winter – planted last September, ISTR. It should have come out sooner (to make way for this year’s crops) but The Weasel eats cabbages slower than I grow them.

I should probably add that I do not eat green things. Ever. Which is possibly why they grow for me 😉

Agreed about felines and this kidney thing, cousin Scott – I keep hearing this about cats of all types and I’m starting to wonder if it’s the way we feed them. Clearly, our two don’t drink enough (unlike us) which can’t be good for their kidney functions.

Someone should make mouse and bird flavoured cat food.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: June 6, 2015, 2:37 pm

Re: cats drinking water. If you will put water in a tall glass and place it on your bedside table, the cats will drink it during the night.

I used to give my cat chicken or beef broth—diluted—whenever I used it cooking. Which is why his favorite place to sleep was in a chair shoved under the kitchen table.

Comment from lauraw
Time: June 7, 2015, 1:03 am

The new varieties of cabbage have had the old-timey stink bred out of them. Have you noticed they don’t smell like they used to when you simmer a piece? They’re sweet and mild now.

Comment from mojo
Time: June 7, 2015, 4:32 am

Chlorophobia, UB, or just a dedicated carnivore?

(BTW, my spellchecker had a fit over that word. Stupid machine.)

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: June 7, 2015, 9:58 am

‘Chlorophobia’! I like that!

Her Stoatliness says I eat like a bear and she’s not wrong. Meat, fish, fruit, nuts… just not a vegetable kinda mustelid.

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: June 7, 2015, 11:02 am

Sounds like a proper diet to me, Cousin Badger!

Comment from Stark Dickflüßiᵹ
Time: June 7, 2015, 1:58 pm

I think Lead Robster is shit because I’ve eaten there, but I certainly don’t care if other people want to gorge themselves on terrible “sea” food. Those Science!ists should be fired from the Science! Factory.

In any case, just give me a plate of smashed genitals in plum sauce at the MSG Palace & I’ll be happy.

Comment from .
Time: June 7, 2015, 6:22 pm

Uncle Badger, maybe you are one of these Britisher bears like Paddington or the ones that end up in tall beehive hats around your monarch’s nest.

Here, the ‘Murkan bears eat grass and alfalfa in mind-boggling volumes.
Same thing in Alaska, Prince of Wales black bears graze in green stuff like cattle. Observable facts.

Comment from mojo
Time: June 8, 2015, 4:46 am

UB -Found it in an alphabetical list of phobias. Interesting reading, if you like lists.

Send you a copy, if you like. Or, y’know, not.

Comment from Sigivald
Time: June 9, 2015, 9:21 pm

and four days’ worth of sodium at 6,530 milligrams.

CSPI is still pushing sodium as “unhealthy”?

Christ, that one’s been debunked for years; even the American Heart Association knows better now.

CSPI are a bunch of busybody nosy scold Kommisars.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: June 11, 2015, 1:24 am

“The CSPI are the extreme left whackadoodle pretend scientists” and “a bunch of busybody nosy scold Kommisars” who are actually militant vegetarians.

All their propaganda is intended to attack meat-eating. It’s been so successful that even the opposition takes it as given. E.g. the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas.

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