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(NPR)   Plague of locusts has attacked Israel, leaving observant Jews asking themselves if they have offended God, are they kosher. The Torah and Leviticus are divided, rabbis disagree, but foodees say if they are sauteed and honey spiced, they are delicious   (npr.org) divider line 67
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2013-03-08 03:28:10 PM

orbister: No Such Agency: The Israeli state decided that paying him to come in here and shill like a motherfarker/take over any thread remotely related to Israel, Judaism or Zionism was a poor investment, because everyone here was real tired of his shiat and he just represented Jews really poorly.

Still, it showed that AI has moved on a bit - just a bit - since the days of Serdar Argic.

/getoffmylawn


Jesus H. McPherson, now you're making me feel old, because I actually remember Serdar Argic in its prime (well, as much of a "prime" as one can classify a pro-Turkish Armenian-Genocide-denialist *s*n*t bot :D)...

/much more of this, we're going to have to start an Old Farts of the Internet shuffleboard league :D
 
2013-03-08 03:41:10 PM

Bill_Wick's_Friend: FARK rebel soldier: Or Israelis could simply look to Thailand, where fried grasshoppers are often served as a crunchy treat. According to urban legend, the insects first appeared on Thai dinner plates after a plague of locusts descended on local farms a few decades ago.

I think the real pattern is Thais eat lots of bugs.

Thailand is the only place I've eaten locusts.  Fried and salted and covered in a sweet/spicy/sour coating.  So freakin' good.


Have only eaten something akin to a proper locust once (a candied cricket, which was surprisingly good--crickets actually taste kind of nutty) but at least around here there does seem to be quite the surge of cicada-based cuisine every 10 to 17 years or so when we get cicada plagues :D

(In Cincinnati, this actually has gone to the point of low comedy--when a rather mediocre regional pizza chain (Snappy Tomato) had its jingle parodied as "Snappy Cicada Pizza" (not just once but twice, at that).  The pizza chain has actually embraced said parody, and there are folks who DO try to make "Snappy Cicada Pizza" everytime we have a big brood emergence.)

I've actually been curious to try cicadas, but the SO has pretty much all but threatened committment and/or divorce proceedings if done in their presence so I'd have to try them alone...

/then again, not squeamish about eating bugs, whilst the SO is even a bit squeamish re shrimp and crayfish
//we have no actual locusts in the US--ironically, the Mormons pretty much extirpated the sole native North American locust when they settled Utah
 
2013-03-08 03:44:30 PM
awoiaf.westeros.org

Frowns upon your shenanigans
 
2013-03-08 03:53:23 PM
All fowls that creep, going upon all four, shall be an abomination unto you.

Yet these may ye eat of every flying creeping thing that goeth upon all four, which have legs above their feet, to leap withal upon the earth;


How clear do they have to make it, you fools?

Leviticus 11, Comic Genius.

/Damn it.  And they had Ossifrage on sale at Kroger!
 
2013-03-08 03:57:42 PM

sunsawed: All fowls that creep, going upon all four, shall be an abomination unto you.

Yet these may ye eat of every flying creeping thing that goeth upon all four, which have legs above their feet, to leap withal upon the earth;

How clear do they have to make it, you fools?

Leviticus 11, Comic Genius.

/Damn it.  And they had Ossifrage on sale at Kroger!


A little ironic that a nation with "In God We Trust" on our currency has an official mascot that is an abomination in the eyes of the lord.
 
2013-03-08 04:04:23 PM

Treygreen13: A little ironic that a nation with "In God We Trust" on our currency has an official mascot that is an abomination in the eyes of the lord.


Only to eat. Jews can wear foxfur, nutria, eagle feathers, horsehide...
 
2013-03-08 04:11:04 PM

sunsawed: All fowls that creep, going upon all four, shall be an abomination unto you.

Yet these may ye eat of every flying creeping thing that goeth upon all four, which have legs above their feet, to leap withal upon the earth;

How clear do they have to make it, you fools?

Leviticus 11, Comic Genius.

/Damn it.  And they had Ossifrage on sale at Kroger!


There are times when i think that Leviticus is pretty good evidence of the existence of time travel:
Time Traveller #1: So this bunch of desert nomads are gonna be pretty important to history, if only we can keep them from getting wiped out by trichonsis, or dysentery, or cholera or any of the nasty things you get when you eat carrion-eaters.  But it's 2,000 years before anyone is going to have the slightest clue WTF a virus or bacteria is.  How do we get them to follow basic sanitation and hygeine proceedures and not eat crap that will kill them?

Time Traveller #2 Well, they are a superstitious lot,  Maybe we tell them that GOD demands it of them, and dress it up with a few moral commandments abotu not being dick to each other and some limitations on sexual activity so it'll seem like something God would say...
 
2013-03-08 04:27:42 PM

No Such Agency: Happy Hours: And whatever happened to that Jewish person who used to post here fairly frequently?

The Israeli state decided that paying him to come in here and shill like a motherfarker/take over any thread remotely related to Israel, Judaism or Zionism was a poor investment, because everyone here was real tired of his shiat and he just represented Jews really poorly.  What an unpleasant individual, don't miss him one bit.


I didn't always agree with him, but he was actually informative and presented a point of view that was insightful to understanding the mindset of many Israelis. I imagine he just got sick of people flaming him for holding different opinions than they did.

And I really hope you're kidding about believing he was a paid shill. Some people actually believe what they say especially when it comes to their country or religion and probably even more so when those 2 are combined.

I would even welcome radical Muslims here on Fark. Yes, they would get flamed mercilessly even by me but I would find it interesting to hear what they have to say and how they reacted to arguments against their beliefs.

Great Porn Dragon: Have only eaten something akin to a proper locust once (a candied cricket, which was surprisingly good--crickets actually taste kind of nutty) but at least around here there does seem to be quite the surge of cicada-based cuisine every 10 to 17 years or so when we get cicada plagues :D

(In Cincinnati, this actually has gone to the point of low comedy--when a rather mediocre regional pizza chain (Snappy Tomato) had its jingle parodied as "Snappy Cicada Pizza" (not just once but twice, at that).  The pizza chain has actually embraced said parody, and there are folks who DO try to make "Snappy Cicada Pizza" everytime we have a big brood emergence.)

I've actually been curious to try cicadas, but the SO has pretty much all but threatened committment and/or divorce proceedings if done in their presence so I'd have to try them alone...


The only bugs I've ever knowingly eaten were sugar ants. They're really tiny and had infested an apartment I lived in. I didn't consider them to be a big enough pest to resort to chemical warfare but they especially seemed to like Raisin Bran cereal which was my cereal of choice at the time.

I'd make a bowl of cereal and see them floating in the milk and it wasn't enough to make me discard it so I ate them. They were too small for me to notice any taste, but I figured the extra protein wasn't bad for me and I suffered no ill effects.

It's probably mostly a cultural thing that most of us are grossed out by the idea of eating bugs but people in some parts of the world do and they are apparently a good food source. I just have a hangup that they might be "dirty" and I have no idea how to prepare them. Crickets, grasshoppers and cicadas might actually be tasty. I guess you would remove the wings, legs and heads and sautee them in butter or something.

I hate to admit it, but I watched an episode of Baggage the other day and one of the girls on that episode said she ate cockroaches. I'm sure all the "baggage" on that show is fake, but that really grossed me out. I hate roaches. I haven't seen one in years.

I could probably bring myself to eat a cricket, but I've killed roaches with fire before...and unless I were starving in a 3rd world prison I don't think I could ever eat one.
 
2013-03-08 04:33:49 PM

Magorn: There are times when i think that Leviticus is pretty good evidence of the existence of time travel:


They know enough to warn the tribe about the dangers of trichinosis, STDs, etc, but not the dangers of dogmatic thinking?
 
2013-03-08 05:37:15 PM

Dr Dreidel: Magorn: There are times when i think that Leviticus is pretty good evidence of the existence of time travel:

They know enough to warn the tribe about the dangers of trichinosis, STDs, etc, but not the dangers of dogmatic thinking?


well, there may have been warnings against dogmatic thinking. It could just be they got edited away early on.
 
2013-03-08 06:04:08 PM
Egypt first, NPR and Subby

Try not to imitate the Mainstream Media. They have Miss Representation tied up in Contract
 
2013-03-08 06:29:13 PM

Clemkadidlefark: Egypt first, NPR and Subby

Try not to imitate the Mainstream Media. They have Miss Representation tied up in Contract


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-08 07:15:37 PM

Magorn: sunsawed: All fowls that creep, going upon all four, shall be an abomination unto you.

Yet these may ye eat of every flying creeping thing that goeth upon all four, which have legs above their feet, to leap withal upon the earth;

How clear do they have to make it, you fools?

Leviticus 11, Comic Genius.

/Damn it.  And they had Ossifrage on sale at Kroger!

There are times when i think that Leviticus is pretty good evidence of the existence of time travel:
Time Traveller #1: So this bunch of desert nomads are gonna be pretty important to history, if only we can keep them from getting wiped out by trichonsis, or dysentery, or cholera or any of the nasty things you get when you eat carrion-eaters.  But it's 2,000 years before anyone is going to have the slightest clue WTF a virus or bacteria is.  How do we get them to follow basic sanitation and hygeine proceedures and not eat crap that will kill them?

Time Traveller #2 Well, they are a superstitious lot,  Maybe we tell them that GOD demands it of them, and dress it up with a few moral commandments abotu not being dick to each other and some limitations on sexual activity so it'll seem like something God would say...


Or maybe tribal traditions learned through trial an error became religios law
 
2013-03-08 09:13:23 PM
www.troll.me
 
2013-03-09 12:19:12 AM

No Such Agency: News flash: If god exists, he's a real asshole who might just punish you for no reason at all, so eat whatever you like and be nice to each other.

Happy Hours: And whatever happened to that Jewish person who used to post here fairly frequently?

The Israeli state decided that paying him to come in here and shill like a motherfarker/take over any thread remotely related to Israel, Judaism or Zionism was a poor investment, because everyone here was real tired of his shiat and he just represented Jews really poorly.  What an unpleasant individual, don't miss him one bit.


I'm pretty sure there's a new one.  He was in another thread less than a week ago talking about how we are all antisemitic and boasting about how fast his ignore list was growing.  We'll see if he shows up in this one.
 
2013-03-09 05:55:24 AM
Happy Hours:
I really hope you're kidding about believing [Tatsuma] was a paid shill. Some people actually believe what they say especially when it comes to their country or religion and probably even more so when those 2 are combined.

Kidding?  Only half.  He could be just a raging zealot...  But the guy had apparently infinite free time to post endlessly in any Israel thread, and otherwise virtually ignored all other Fark discussions.  His intent in any thread was to guide the discussion and derail any countering arguments, to the point that I recall him posting "rules" in certain threads about what other people could post.  If "he" wasn't actually a couple of social media operatives working shifts, he was the biggest farking asshole I've ever seen online, with no job or life outside of telling us what to think about Israel.
 
2013-03-09 07:02:57 AM

ciberido: No Such Agency: News flash: If god exists, he's a real asshole who might just punish you for no reason at all, so eat whatever you like and be nice to each other.

Happy Hours: And whatever happened to that Jewish person who used to post here fairly frequently?

The Israeli state decided that paying him to come in here and shill like a motherfarker/take over any thread remotely related to Israel, Judaism or Zionism was a poor investment, because everyone here was real tired of his shiat and he just represented Jews really poorly.  What an unpleasant individual, don't miss him one bit.

I'm pretty sure there's a new one.  He was in another thread less than a week ago talking about how we are all antisemitic and boasting about how fast his ignore list was growing.  We'll see if he shows up in this one.


So an over zealous defender of Israel is a paid shill.

What do you think motivates all the farkers lying that Israel is like nazi germany?
 
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