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(Yahoo)   New Zealand company turning possums into dog food   (dailynews.yahoo.com) divider line 48
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2001-07-11 02:29:49 PM  
boobies boobies boobies
 
2001-07-11 02:29:57 PM  
Man what won't the Asian countries eat????????
 
2001-07-11 02:31:55 PM  
We've been eating possom round these parts
for a long time.
Ain't that right Granny?
 
2001-07-11 02:36:54 PM  
Sounds like something McDonald's might serve up.
 
2001-07-11 02:40:38 PM  
Someone once tried to tell me that McDonalds makes their burgers with Cricket meat. That made me laugh pretty hard. Since when is cricket meat cheap? You know how much a pound of that would cost? Wait... this has nothing to do with the article... sorry
 
2001-07-11 02:41:44 PM  
(US) Possum meat isn't too bad as long as the critter is less than a year old. It gets kind of greasy after a winter.
 
2001-07-11 02:48:33 PM  
And ... how do you know this Walkman?
 
2001-07-11 02:49:19 PM  
All your possum are belong to us.
Exuse me? We are now resumeing normal services, and apoligise for any inconviniance caused.
 
2001-07-11 02:50:36 PM  
If they are shipping that shiat to Asia as food - what the hell is in the Ramen noodles they ship to us?
 
2001-07-11 02:51:36 PM  
Man that's a good idea. I see at least 6-7 dead possums on the road each week. Those things stink worse than shiat vomit. I once saw one coming out of the carcass of a dead dog, just a licking his chops.

Let the dogs have 'em.
 
2001-07-11 02:55:11 PM  
Walkman...
Try hanging them in the smoke house through the winter and they'll be fine about two months into the NASCAR season.
 
2001-07-11 02:56:10 PM  
Walkman: a Pinot Grigio always sets it off nicely.
 
2001-07-11 03:15:22 PM  
Recusant...
I prefer a Persimmon Chardonnay from LA (Lower Alabama); it's light, it's crisp and it glows in the dark.
 
2001-07-11 03:21:03 PM  
Hey, if possum is good enough for American Rednecks, then its good enough for New Zealander Senior Citizens.
 
2001-07-11 03:23:21 PM  
I am not sure where we are lumping New Zealand in with Asian countries here, folks.

But this does answer the question of where the rest of the possum goes after they make the nipple warmers...

http://www.stuff.co.nz/inl/index/0,1008,831124a10,FF.html
 
2001-07-11 03:23:54 PM  
Who cares what goes into dog food, I mean is this article suppose to gross me out? It is what a dog eats, unless everybody else is eating their dog's food why care?
 
2001-07-11 03:29:33 PM  
"...dogs just go quite bananas over it." Now that's a convincing testimonial.

Dog: "Woof! Brown, meatlike stuff!!! Chomp, chomp, chomp."

Since when is the dog regarded as a connoisseur of food?
 
2001-07-11 03:31:55 PM  
mmm..raccoon meat...
 
2001-07-11 03:32:58 PM  
Dogs eat their own shiat, who cares what's in the food.

(Seriously), If you want a good possum recipe:

POSSUM AND CHESTNUTS
1 Possum
1 Pot boiling water
1 Handful chestnuts
1 Handful apple sauce
1 Handful breadcrumbs
1 sweet potato
1/2 Cup lemon juice
1/4 Cup butter
Skin Possum, remove glands and entrails. Scrape clean and scald in boiling water. Rub inside and out with salt and pepper and set in a cool place. Stuff with chestnuts, applesauce, and bread crumbs in equal proportions. Cover with slices of sweet potato, 1 C. Boiling water, 1/2 C. Lemon Juice.
Bake in butter and baste often until tender.

Try it with baked sweet 'taters and cream gravy, yum!

For more delicious recipes, try:

http://www.scots.com/recipes/index.shtml
 
2001-07-11 03:33:08 PM  
I prefer a room temperature Chateau Des Moines.
Oh it's domestic alright.
 
2001-07-11 03:36:38 PM  
Diogenes...
I personally have been writing food critiques for Canine Conde Nast. We Basset Hounds are quite discriminating when it comes to our palate.
 
2001-07-11 03:46:47 PM  
I heard they use kangaroo meat in Australia.
 
2001-07-11 03:50:58 PM  
Apologies, BassetHound, for my blatant disregard of your breed's superior palate. :->
 
2001-07-11 03:51:02 PM  
Phillyguy...
Barbecued, it goes especially well with copious amounts of VB or Toohey's Red.
 
2001-07-11 03:53:50 PM  
Diogenes...
Thank you. Now if you don't mind, I have to take a break and go lick my balls. Sharpens the palate you know.
 
2001-07-11 03:59:20 PM  
I bet this whole possum thing is just a big joke on the New Zealanders. Australia exported possums to establish a fur trade?!!? What kind of farker would wear fur stoll made from possum fur?
 
2001-07-11 04:02:07 PM  
Badger: 1 handful of applesauce? Wouldn't that be a little messy?
 
2001-07-11 04:05:29 PM  
Laphroig...
What kind of farker would wear fur stoll made from possum fur?

You obviously have never been to a debutante ball in Alabama.
 
2001-07-11 04:25:42 PM  
My mutt eats dear turds. Possum would be a treat.
 
2001-07-11 04:32:16 PM  
Did you know?

The Saluki is the only known breed of dog not to lick it's balls.
 
2001-07-11 04:38:59 PM  
Max Load...
I reckon that explains why the students at Southern Illinois University (Carbondale Campus) lick each others balls.
 
2001-07-11 05:23:30 PM  
'Cuz I grew up in the woods. Groundhog isn't bad in its first year either. I also took some hardcore survival courses and possum is gourmet cuisine compared to some the stuff I ate doing that.

Good point about dogs. Mine comes in from the stalls carrying horse shiat for a snack.
 
2001-07-11 05:54:40 PM  
Anybody ever hear something about RAT being a edible in the UK? (No offense, but I kinda remember some article I read abt it).
 
2001-07-11 06:00:51 PM  
If I could lick my balls I would never leave the house.
Ooops, did I say that out loud?
 
2001-07-11 06:36:17 PM  
If I could lick my own balls I still wouldn't do it.
 
2001-07-11 07:03:33 PM  
These two ol' boys were settin' on the poach one day, and Zeke sees his coon hound start lickin' hisself. "Cletus, man, I'd love t'be able t'do that!"
Cletus says, "Zeke, donchoo know that dawg would bite hell outta you?"
 
2001-07-11 07:18:40 PM  
I would like to point out that possoms in Australia are not like American possoms. They are about the cutest things alive. I will search for pictures and eddify you... or something
 
2001-07-11 07:35:33 PM  
American possom:


Aussie Possom:


And Pygmy possom:


Class dismissed
 
2001-07-11 07:37:33 PM  
Grumble... hang on


if that dosnt work then it wont link I guess :P
 
2001-07-11 10:29:42 PM  
Ok, is it just me, or are the aussie 'possums lickin' each other's balls, or cooters? I dunno have bad resolution.
That picture is pure filth!
 
2001-07-11 10:41:31 PM  
The caption under it was: A mother and her joey
 
2001-07-11 10:42:28 PM  
'After a long, hard day on the road, there's nothing like a nice, sun-warmed tin of Dinki Di dog food.'
 
2001-07-11 10:59:33 PM  
I wonder if it comes in a pouch??


(Intense snickering from all the marsupials.)
 
2001-07-12 12:09:54 AM  
"The possum, a cat-sized tree-climbing marsupial"
Ah, OK, I wasn't sure what they were talking about there for a second...
 
2001-07-12 08:05:29 AM  
Aussie Possums look cute, but i hear they can scratch!
you see 'em round here a lot - there was one on my windowsill the other night. It was fairly alarmed when i opened the window.
Kangaroo is good meat, and there are so many of the damn things that they might as well be eaten. And possum fur is pretty nice, i think?!?
Aren't those american things actually opossums or something?
 
2001-07-12 05:15:50 PM  
Yepper. Virgina Opossums are the only marsupial on the NA continent and are leftovers from the dinosaur age.
 
2001-07-12 06:11:04 PM  
possum the other, other white meat
 
2001-07-12 08:20:07 PM  
Ya know, they reach thier cuteness peak while you stumble out of a bar at closing and decide you need to take a leak right now! So you go in the alley on a dumpster. You're just a standing there, swaying and peein' when out pops the cutest wee beady, fire in thier eyes hissing DEMON sent from HELL from the dumpster. Now you're peeing on your pants as you jump and start walking backwards.

They are evil castrating creatures from hell!
 
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