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2012-01-24 06:06:46 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: QuinnTheFetus: Onkel Buck: Ummm didnt Obama just approve slaughtering horses for meat? Thats gotta be pretty cheap. Little hot sauce and some ketchup you wont even know the difference.

Too gluey. That, and Mr. Hands handled your meat before you ate it.

What do you know? You're in a Babyquarium! You've never even had meat!


Never eaten it, but had the byproduct of it through te placenta (or something, what do I know). But when youre on top of a piano, you see loads of meat.

/oh wait
 
2012-01-24 06:07:09 PM  

ladyfortuna: medius: pute kisses like a man: most mammals that eat plants are delicious.

eat a vegan

A related question, can anyone confirm that thing from movies and Fallout that people who go cannibal get the shakes after a while? I couldn't find it on wikipedia...

/yeah, I'm weird
//I know I'm not the only one...


You mean Kuru? (new window)
 
2012-01-24 06:09:09 PM  
Your weiner wants steak!

Das ist ein miniature weiner, just like yours!

They call them Vienna sausages so you'll pay more money for hot dogs in a can.
 
2012-01-24 06:11:12 PM  
For the record, knowing a few people in LP like I do, the best thieves don't do something ridiculous like shoving an oddly shaped object down their pants. They just keep shopping and walk out the door with it and everything else, because they were too busy with the guy shoving steaks down his pants.

\though I do appreciate going into shoe departments and finding the leftover old shoes of the people who pulled a Dufresne.
\\every time, Morgan Freeman narrates it in my head.
 
2012-01-24 06:12:05 PM  
Shiat. I lost my weiner picture.

I didn't expect to say that today.
 
2012-01-24 06:15:18 PM  

DreamWeaver: I worked in grocery loss prevention for a while, now in another sector, but let me tell you... steaks get farking stolen constantly.

We call it the styrofoam sandwich -- the steaks come in that white styrofoam container with plastic wrap over the top. If you shove one down your pants the plastic wrap will rip and youll have well... meat on your meat.

Instead get two, put them sandwich style, styrofoam facing out. Slides right on in.

But most steak lifters just pushed the cart out the door, accomplice and get away car waiting at the curb...


Enjoy your free steaks, farkers without scruples!


there is this restaurant supply place I go for some meats, and they have all the filets in a locked up fridge for that very reason.

when i say filets, i mean the whole tenderloin. this place doesn't really cut stuff for you. It would be funny to watch someone slip the whole tenderloin down their pants.

/ chateaubriand is best steak (whole filet cooked on low temp), but too rich for my blood. it's the stuff my parents make for me. truly a 1%er piece of beef.
 
2012-01-24 06:15:51 PM  
Why steal meat out of a grocery store? Much easier to steal it from the forest when you're that desparate.
 
2012-01-24 06:17:57 PM  

ladyfortuna: medius: pute kisses like a man: most mammals that eat plants are delicious.

eat a vegan

A related question, can anyone confirm that thing from movies and Fallout that people who go cannibal get the shakes after a while? I couldn't find it on wikipedia...

/yeah, I'm weird
//I know I'm not the only one...


cannibalism is bad for you. cows eating cows lead to the spread of madcow. it's the same for people. eating people leads to trouble healthwise. essentially, a madperson kind of disease could be spread, if the eaten were unhealthy.

/ tribes that employed cannibalism have a higher rate of some kinds of brain related problems/illnesses.
 
2012-01-24 06:18:47 PM  

brantgoose: Shiat. I lost my weiner picture.

I didn't expect to say that today.


Look at the bright side. That sentence could have been one word shorter.
 
2012-01-24 06:21:01 PM  
 
2012-01-24 06:21:07 PM  

fanbladesaresharp: Why steal meat out of a grocery store? Much easier to steal it from the forest when you're that desparate.


cows are in the forest?

/I actually like venison... but it ain't no new york strip.
 
2012-01-24 06:22:35 PM  
i was watching a rerun of 'i love lucy' from 1957 and lucy said eggs were 75 cents a dozen. a inflation calculator says that would be $6.00 today.
 
2012-01-24 06:23:35 PM  
Came for Trailer Park Boys reference. Leaving satisfied.
 
2012-01-24 06:23:56 PM  
Obamanomics: Price Of Gas +83%, Ground Beef +24%, Bacon +22%.....

Did you catch that ? .....BACON increase !!

/screw the steak
 
2012-01-24 06:25:34 PM  

Onkel Buck: Ummm didnt Obama just approve slaughtering horses for meat? Thats gotta be pretty cheap. Little hot sauce and some ketchup you wont even know the difference.


If it needs ketchup, then the difference is already plenty obvious. If the steaks you eat need ketchup, then I feel sorry for your shiat taste in cuts of meat.
 
2012-01-24 06:27:09 PM  
The trick is to have more wonderful things with meat as flavoring. I can make a pub pie with steak and mushroom (puff pastry, onions, mushrooms, etc.) that feeds 3 with the amount of steak that feeds one person, and no one feels left out. It's like the fact that boneless, skinless chicken breasts will be 'totally on sale' for $1.99/lb and a whole roaster will be $0.88/lb. If I'm lazy, the whole roaster becomes a roast chicken, pot pie, chicken a la king, stock and/or soup. (Also if you're lazy and like to use b/s chicken breast for things like shake-and-bake, trim those breast pieces with scissors, and you get human-sized portions for the shake and bake and chunks for stir fry, salads, etc.)
Why don't people learn this stuff? Also, eat moar bison from bison farms.

/Sound fat and old.
//Getting fat and old, so I guess it's okay.
 
2012-01-24 06:28:21 PM  
I always have someone else shove the meat down my pants.
 
2012-01-24 06:28:34 PM  
So ranchers in Texas cull herds of cattle at a record rate because of the drought.
BEEF Magazine (new window)

Floods market with beef which takes price up?

/supply and demand is a lie
//Beef Magazine? This is relevant to my interests.
 
2012-01-24 06:30:19 PM  

Onkel Buck: Ummm didnt Obama just approve slaughtering horses for meat? Thats gotta be pretty cheap. Little hot sauce and some ketchup you wont even know the difference.


There are more options than just horses. I just picked up a new cookbook. 50 ways to wok your dog.
 
2012-01-24 06:30:57 PM  

umad: Onkel Buck: Ummm didnt Obama just approve slaughtering horses for meat? Thats gotta be pretty cheap. Little hot sauce and some ketchup you wont even know the difference.

If it needs ketchup, then the difference is already plenty obvious. If the steaks you eat need ketchup, then I feel sorry for your shiat taste in cuts of meat.


CSB time:

My oldest friend(28 years)'s younger brother went to the CIA in NY and became a chef... while he was still in school, I went over my buddy's house and the chef was there and he made this chicken-pot-pie filling that he put into a pastry puff where he cut off the top of the pastry puff, scooped in some of the chicken mixture and put the lid back on... it was a football game party-type appetizer and he was describing how he made it as he was serving it to me. When he handed me the dish, I said "That's great, Todd. Where's the ketchup?" The look on his face was priceless.
 
2012-01-24 06:31:24 PM  

KimNorth: I always have someone else shove the meat down my pants.


This by the way is how I'm able to afford Stake, problem solved.
 
2012-01-24 06:32:15 PM  
Goddammit Texas. Stop farking around with oil and go back to your roots. Stealing Mexican cattle and selling it slaughter houses.

What that hell has happened to Texas?
 
2012-01-24 06:34:12 PM  

KimNorth: KimNorth: I always have someone else shove the meat down my pants.

This by the way is how I'm able to afford Stake, problem solved.


If you are eating stake, you have bigger problems than the price of meat.
 
2012-01-24 06:35:02 PM  

netcentric: Obamanomics: Price Of Gas +83%, Ground Beef +24%, Bacon +22%.....

Did you catch that ? .....BACON increase !!

/screw the steak


Are you suggesting that the US should have another huge economy-crushing bubble-pop in order to send gas prices plummeting back down to $1.50 a gallon like they did in 2008?
 
2012-01-24 06:35:17 PM  
The trick is to hide the steaks in your kid's pants.

29.media.tumblr.com

/obscure?
 
2012-01-24 06:35:28 PM  

Ass_Master_Flash: So ranchers in Texas cull herds of cattle at a record rate because of the drought.
BEEF Magazine (new window)

Floods market with beef which takes price up?

/supply and demand is a lie
//Beef Magazine? This is relevant to my interests.


Delurking briefly to say that the price of beef has now gone up because there are no more cattle left to sell (new window). The initial influx of beef into the market temporarily caused prices to drop. Now that the ranchers don't have any herds left to cull, the packer buyers don't have any cattle to buy and send to slaughterhouses, et cetera, et cetera...
 
2012-01-24 06:35:43 PM  

LabGrrl: The trick is to have more wonderful things with meat as flavoring. I can make a pub pie with steak and mushroom (puff pastry, onions, mushrooms, etc.) that feeds 3 with the amount of steak that feeds one person, and no one feels left out. It's like the fact that boneless, skinless chicken breasts will be 'totally on sale' for $1.99/lb and a whole roaster will be $0.88/lb. If I'm lazy, the whole roaster becomes a roast chicken, pot pie, chicken a la king, stock and/or soup. (Also if you're lazy and like to use b/s chicken breast for things like shake-and-bake, trim those breast pieces with scissors, and you get human-sized portions for the shake and bake and chunks for stir fry, salads, etc.)
Why don't people learn this stuff? Also, eat moar bison from bison farms.

/Sound fat and old.
//Getting fat and old, so I guess it's okay.


Coq au Vin has been my friend for a while now. Great for whole roasters, and you get to drink while you cook.
 
2012-01-24 06:35:45 PM  

nytmare: netcentric: Obamanomics: Price Of Gas +83%, Ground Beef +24%, Bacon +22%.....

Did you catch that ? .....BACON increase !!

/screw the steak

Are you suggesting that the US should have another huge economy-crushing bubble-pop in order to send gas prices plummeting back down to $1.50 a gallon like they did in 2008?


I think he wants bacon prices to plummet.

We can't eat gasoline.
 
2012-01-24 06:36:25 PM  
Lucky for me my freezer is full of free meat. No need for me to sneak meat around in my pants.]


/Thanks mom and dad!
 
2012-01-24 06:39:07 PM  
www.denofgeek.com
 
2012-01-24 06:39:18 PM  

shanrick: A refrigerator doesn't fart when you pull the meat out.


2.bp.blogspot.com


A lot of Patriots are relieved about that.
 
2012-01-24 06:39:22 PM  

theknuckler_33: KimNorth: KimNorth: I always have someone else shove the meat down my pants.

This by the way is how I'm able to afford Stake, problem solved.

If you are eating stake, you have bigger problems than the price of meat.


Opps "Steak"
 
2012-01-24 06:40:14 PM  
shoppers at the grocery sometimes comment on the huge rump roast concealed under my clothing, but i pay them no mind.
 
2012-01-24 06:41:09 PM  

Coelacanth: I am not a vegan by choice.


Vegan by choice here. That is, if you consider "by choice" to include your doctor telling you that the next warning your heart gives you might be a fatal cardiac arrest.

/vegan now for six months
//mostly over the worst of the cravings
///*sob*
 
2012-01-24 06:42:01 PM  

starlost: i was watching a rerun of 'i love lucy' from 1957 and lucy said eggs were 75 cents a dozen. a inflation calculator says that would be $6.00 today.


They probably didn't have the massive factory egg farms back then. But I remember having a similar experience watching some old black and white movie. There was a grocery store with a big advertisement in the window: Whole Chicken 59 cents a pound.

I think the grocery stores keep the prices of proteins artificially low to make you think you're getting a good deal all around. My local QFC has whole chickens on sale for 88 cents a pound all the time. That's around 4 dollars for a whole roasting chicken. Eggs are 2 dollars a dozen. New York strip steak goes on sale for 5.99 a pound regularly.

Where they kill you is produce. Why a red bell pepper is 3 dollars, I will never know. So you spend 5 bucks on the chicken, but a pack of fresh thyme and one of rosemary plus 2 lemons, an onion and a head of garlic is another 10 dollars on top of that.

Gee, thanks guys.
 
2012-01-24 06:43:13 PM  
If you eat meat get used to eating a lot less prime cuts and a lot more 'variety'. Don't worry, it could be one of the good things about all of the western economies inexorably sliding into the toilet. I'll take a properly cooked bit of ox tail or pig cheek over a filet mignon any day.
Now whether you'll be able to afford the fuel bills to cook the f*cking stuff, now there's the rub.
 
2012-01-24 06:45:40 PM  
Good, I'm sick of this "meat, meat, for every meal" mentality. Steaks don't grow on trees.
 
2012-01-24 06:46:48 PM  
When did beef prices go down at all from this "initial culling"? It's as high as ever. What was 1.99/ lb of ground beef about a year and a half ago is now over 3$ I can't afford to buy real steak and isn't worth the price to me. That's what a visit to the parents house is for!
 
2012-01-24 06:47:12 PM  

Ass_Master_Flash: BEEF Magazine (new window)


I'm at work, I do NOT need Beef Magazine in my browser history.
 
2012-01-24 06:50:02 PM  

Magnanimous_J: starlost: i was watching a rerun of 'i love lucy' from 1957 and lucy said eggs were 75 cents a dozen. a inflation calculator says that would be $6.00 today.

They probably didn't have the massive factory egg farms back then. But I remember having a similar experience watching some old black and white movie. There was a grocery store with a big advertisement in the window: Whole Chicken 59 cents a pound.

I think the grocery stores keep the prices of proteins artificially low to make you think you're getting a good deal all around. My local QFC has whole chickens on sale for 88 cents a pound all the time. That's around 4 dollars for a whole roasting chicken. Eggs are 2 dollars a dozen. New York strip steak goes on sale for 5.99 a pound regularly.

Where they kill you is produce. Why a red bell pepper is 3 dollars, I will never know. So you spend 5 bucks on the chicken, but a pack of fresh thyme and one of rosemary plus 2 lemons, an onion and a head of garlic is another 10 dollars on top of that.

Gee, thanks guys.


Humm grocery prices must vary widely. It's usually 5 lemons for a dollar, 2 garlic cloves for a dollar and at most 1.50 for a red bell pepper here. A whole chicken is like 6 bucks. I'm not sure about herbs as I grow my own in my window.
 
2012-01-24 06:50:36 PM  

Magnanimous_J: starlost: i was watching a rerun of 'i love lucy' from 1957 and lucy said eggs were 75 cents a dozen. a inflation calculator says that would be $6.00 today.

They probably didn't have the massive factory egg farms back then. But I remember having a similar experience watching some old black and white movie. There was a grocery store with a big advertisement in the window: Whole Chicken 59 cents a pound.

I think the grocery stores keep the prices of proteins artificially low to make you think you're getting a good deal all around. My local QFC has whole chickens on sale for 88 cents a pound all the time. That's around 4 dollars for a whole roasting chicken. Eggs are 2 dollars a dozen. New York strip steak goes on sale for 5.99 a pound regularly.

Where they kill you is produce. Why a red bell pepper is 3 dollars, I will never know. So you spend 5 bucks on the chicken, but a pack of fresh thyme and one of rosemary plus 2 lemons, an onion and a head of garlic is another 10 dollars on top of that.

Gee, thanks guys.


And yet a bottle of Tapatio is about a buck.

Screw you, fancy spices!

/My spice drawer is three drawers, actually
 
2012-01-24 06:51:46 PM  
WHAR DIVINE WHAR???
 
2012-01-24 06:54:27 PM  
I've always been partial to organic grass fed beef shanks braised in mushroom stock...plus you get the added bonus of slurping the bone marrow or saving it to spread on toast with a little and lemon juice. They actually work out to be a pretty decent deal in my book.


media-cdn.tripadvisor.com

///mmm...primal good
 
2012-01-24 06:54:31 PM  
I have 99 problems, but packing enough meat in my pants isn't one of them.
 
2012-01-24 06:54:48 PM  
At what point do we start seeing people growing their own meat?

You know they make mini cows.
 
2012-01-24 06:55:47 PM  

hailin: Glad I got a quarter beef this year for $290. Should last two of us a year.


My family did the same thing this year. Worth every penny. Unfortunately, we're such fans of meat that we're set to go through it in about 6 months, start to finish. We're seriously considering buying another fridge so we can store more.

We also got a half of a pig. That hasn't been going as fast, but only because we got a lot of hocks and other things best used for stewing/etc. (on purpose)
 
2012-01-24 06:59:10 PM  

thespindrifter:

Actually, this was predicted several months back when the ranchers in Texass culled all their herds, since cows don't eat or drink dust, and imported hay wasn't worth the price. Honestly I'm amazed it took this long for the market to correct.


Dunno how big a role California cattle play in the market, but there sure isn't going to be much grass for the ones around here to eat, coming out of this bizarre winter (rainfall at 10-20% of norms). Don't look this way for much help with the cow supply situation, USA.

Even moreso for nuts, fruits, and veggies.
 
2012-01-24 07:02:11 PM  
Came for the Trailer Park Boys Reference

/leaving satisfied
 
2012-01-24 07:02:44 PM  

EddyKilowatt: Even moreso for nuts, fruits, and veggies


California will never run out of fruits and nuts. Having fewer of them heading this way would be fine with me.
 
2012-01-24 07:03:43 PM  

Magnanimous_J: Ass_Master_Flash: BEEF Magazine (new window)

I'm at work, I do NOT need Beef Magazine in my browser history.


You probably should not have hours of Fark in there either.
 
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