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(KQED San Francisco)   Americans increasingly interested in defying taboo and eating eyeballs. At least, Foodie-Americans are   (blogs.kqed.org) divider line 58
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2013-03-08 03:49:10 PM
"Great Green Gobs of Greasy, Grimy, Gopher Guts..."


/take it!...
 
2013-03-08 03:54:33 PM
i eat the eyeballs if the fish is served with them. kind of picked that up from my mom's godmother... she grew up during the spanish civil war and did not leave any food in her plate.
 
2013-03-08 03:55:46 PM
Meh, Chinese people have been doing this for years.
 
2013-03-08 04:03:02 PM
As a Foodie American I cast a vote for "Um, no"
 
2013-03-08 04:08:24 PM
Whose eyeballs?
 
2013-03-08 04:36:02 PM
CHRIST. I'm glad I didn't read this  before lunch.

I'm a pretty adventurous eater for the most part, but no.  F*CK, no.
 
2013-03-08 05:08:26 PM
taboo ??
no eating human flesh is a taboo

eating eye-balls is a cultural difference, not a taboo
 
2013-03-08 05:15:50 PM

namatad: no eating human flesh is a taboo

eating eye-balls is a cultural difference, not a taboo


There are cultures that have a history of eat human flesh for ritualistic reasons. For example, Papuan New Guinean tribes, various Meso-American tribes like the Aztec or the Maori. What makes eating human flesh a taboo and not a cultural difference then?
 
2013-03-08 05:36:21 PM
Well, the few foodies in the article. SO... national news!
 
2013-03-08 05:45:15 PM
Ugh, that headline reminded me of that horrible "My daddy ate my eyes" story from awhile back.
 
2013-03-08 05:51:11 PM
And for desert, chilled monkey brains.
 
2013-03-08 05:53:03 PM
 How about No?
 
2013-03-08 05:54:27 PM
Big deal, people high on PCP have been eating each others eyeballs for years.
 
2013-03-08 06:01:33 PM
I dont mind eyeballs but whats the little hard ball that tends to be in them? tired of biting down on those things.
 
2013-03-08 06:09:23 PM
Fish heads  fish heads
Roly poly fish heads
fish heads fish heads
eat them up, yum!
 
2013-03-08 06:14:55 PM

MrEricSir: Big deal, people high on PCP have been eating each others eyeballs for years.


Dad?
 
2013-03-08 06:17:43 PM
As somebody who's eaten plenty of things that would make a billy goat puke I can say with authority that eyeballs aren't the worst thing I've eaten.

/go hungry long enough and you'll eat anything
 
2013-03-08 06:23:48 PM

Supes: Ugh, that headline reminded me of that horrible "My daddy ate my eyes" story from awhile back.


There aren't many things that stick with you the way that story does
 
2013-03-08 06:31:19 PM
Don't know in the States, but here in South America, while not that popular, is not unheard of.

/Specially fish eyes...
//Delicious, tasty fish eyes...
 
2013-03-08 06:43:58 PM

Subtle_Canary: I dont mind eyeballs but whats the little hard ball that tends to be in them? tired of biting down on those things.


That's the contact lens, yeah you want to try to peel those off first.
 
2013-03-08 06:49:00 PM
Eating eyes is good for your carrots.
 
2013-03-08 06:52:17 PM
Eh, I'd try it. Having dissected a cow's eye, though, I doubt the consistency is enjoyable.
 
2013-03-08 07:08:57 PM
Don't know about you
But I am un chien Andalusia.
 
2013-03-08 07:15:24 PM
Ah, people with nothing better to do in their life.
 
2013-03-08 07:17:03 PM
What could be more appetizing than biting into a tough, slimy membrane with a viscous goo in the middle not unlike what you get when you pop a blister?

Also, thanks for spelling it "foodie", unlike the moran from earlier today.
 
2013-03-08 07:18:38 PM
I do not mind these things in food. You would be surprised what tastes good. A long time tradition in my family was the Christmas Pickled Cow's Tongue. I keep that tradition alive in my home now. Eyes are NOM NOM NOM good too.... if cooked right.
 
2013-03-08 07:28:16 PM

The Incredible Sexual Egg: Supes: Ugh, that headline reminded me of that horrible "My daddy ate my eyes" story from awhile back.

There aren't many things that stick with you the way that story does


It's the vitriol
 
2013-03-08 07:30:13 PM

Subdue their bellies: Eating eyes is good for your carrots.


Aqueous humor.
 
2013-03-08 07:45:17 PM
Pretty much the only part of the animal I won't eat is... the part that tastes bad. So eyes seem okay to me.
 
2013-03-08 07:45:56 PM
Oh god no, never, no.

/cannot finish dinner now
 
2013-03-08 08:38:38 PM
Why is this in the "Geek" tab? This has nothing to do with geek anything. "Foodies" aren't a farking geek subculture. Being fat and having your life revolve around constantly stuffing your face with greasy, disgusting heart attack food doesn't make you a geek, it makes you a mainstream, front page farker.

/now pass me a Sun Drop
 
2013-03-08 08:46:52 PM

neongoats: Why is this in the "Geek" tab? This has nothing to do with geek anything. "Foodies" aren't a farking geek subculture. Being fat and having your life revolve around constantly stuffing your face with greasy, disgusting heart attack food doesn't make you a geek, it makes you a mainstream, front page farker.

/now pass me a Sun Drop


Maybe this kind of geek?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geek_show
 
2013-03-08 08:49:56 PM

Attar: neongoats: Why is this in the "Geek" tab? This has nothing to do with geek anything. "Foodies" aren't a farking geek subculture. Being fat and having your life revolve around constantly stuffing your face with greasy, disgusting heart attack food doesn't make you a geek, it makes you a mainstream, front page farker.

/now pass me a Sun Drop

Maybe this kind of geek?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geek_show


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-03-08 08:56:32 PM

neongoats: Why is this in the "Geek" tab? This has nothing to do with geek anything. "Foodies" aren't a farking geek subculture. Being fat and having your life revolve around constantly stuffing your face with greasy, disgusting heart attack food doesn't make you a geek, it makes you a mainstream, front page farker.

/now pass me a Sun Drop


The word geek is a slang term for odd or non-mainstream people, with different connotations ranging from "a computer expert or enthusiast" to "a person heavily interested in a hobby", with a general pejorative meaning of "a peculiar or otherwise dislikable person, esp[ecially] one who is perceived to be overly intellectual"  (stolen via wiki)

So, by that definition, foodies per say can be defined as geeks. I do not consider myself one as it is hard to be one here in Idaho. You should see me geek out in a Whole Foods market though.
 
2013-03-08 08:58:40 PM
In other words: "Americans are now interested in eating authentic Mexican food."

/love me some taco de ojo
//and cabeza
///and chicharon
 
2013-03-08 09:17:47 PM

Wittenberg Dropout: In other words: "Americans are now interested in eating authentic Mexican food."

/love me some taco de ojo
//and cabeza
///and chicharon


I was in Mexico City last week... tacos de cabeza are the best!
 
2013-03-08 09:17:49 PM

farkingismybusiness: Fish heads  fish heads
Roly poly fish heads
fish heads fish heads
eat them up, yum!


I took a fish head
out to see a movie
didn't have to pay to get it in.
 
2013-03-08 10:16:35 PM
so CSB
50 years ago, me,dad,friend, his dad  went fishing and we caught a freaking mess of blue gill. I mean there were 300 or so. Well, the kids got to clean them and we had a bunch of neighborhood kids show up to watch us cleaning them. I popped out the eye on one and palmed it pretending to eat it. One of the kids asked what it was like and I told him it was awesome. He wanted one so I popped one out and gave it to him. Well, he liked it and wanted another but I refused. He went to his mother to rat me out for not letting hime have another.

You can accurately guess the rest of my day, week.

/CSB
 
2013-03-08 10:45:25 PM

RexTalionis: Meh, Chinese people have been doing this for years.


吃饭ies.
 
2013-03-08 10:49:27 PM
I've eaten a few eyeballs in my day, I don't have a strong feeling one way or the other.
 
2013-03-08 10:55:52 PM

AlHarris31: And for desert, chilled monkey brains.


Monkey's brains, though popular in Cantonese cuisine, are not often to be found in Washington D.C.

/may have gotten it wrong
//been about 20 years since I've seen it
 
2013-03-08 11:23:01 PM
i'd rather eat a Big Mac, or Fish McBites
 
2013-03-08 11:41:40 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
Not amused.
 
2013-03-08 11:49:05 PM

xnewnoisex: neongoats: Why is this in the "Geek" tab? This has nothing to do with geek anything. "Foodies" aren't a farking geek subculture. Being fat and having your life revolve around constantly stuffing your face with greasy, disgusting heart attack food doesn't make you a geek, it makes you a mainstream, front page farker.

/now pass me a Sun Drop

The word geek is a slang term for odd or non-mainstream people, with different connotations ranging from "a computer expert or enthusiast" to "a person heavily interested in a hobby", with a general pejorative meaning of "a peculiar or otherwise dislikable person, esp[ecially] one who is perceived to be overly intellectual"  (stolen via wiki)

So, by that definition, foodies per say can be defined as geeks. I do not consider myself one as it is hard to be one here in Idaho. You should see me geek out in a Whole Foods market though.


No. That is the modern resurrection of the word, kind of like the new meaning of 'gay'. A geek was a person in a freak show who could bite off the heads of live snakes. So bite off snake heads is closest category to eat eyes.
 
2013-03-09 01:03:34 AM

xnewnoisex: neongoats: Why is this in the "Geek" tab? This has nothing to do with geek anything. "Foodies" aren't a farking geek subculture. Being fat and having your life revolve around constantly stuffing your face with greasy, disgusting heart attack food doesn't make you a geek, it makes you a mainstream, front page farker.

/now pass me a Sun Drop

The word geek is a slang term for odd or non-mainstream people, with different connotations ranging from "a computer expert or enthusiast" to "a person heavily interested in a hobby", with a general pejorative meaning of "a peculiar or otherwise dislikable person, esp[ecially] one who is perceived to be overly intellectual"  (stolen via wiki)

So, by that definition, foodies per say can be defined as geeks. I do not consider myself one as it is hard to be one here in Idaho. You should see me geek out in a Whole Foods market though.


To be fair, Poky isn't exactly mainstream Idaho.  Come to Boise and you can have some good food.
 
2013-03-09 01:15:46 AM

Smeggy Smurf: xnewnoisex: neongoats: Why is this in the "Geek" tab? This has nothing to do with geek anything. "Foodies" aren't a farking geek subculture. Being fat and having your life revolve around constantly stuffing your face with greasy, disgusting heart attack food doesn't make you a geek, it makes you a mainstream, front page farker.

/now pass me a Sun Drop

The word geek is a slang term for odd or non-mainstream people, with different connotations ranging from "a computer expert or enthusiast" to "a person heavily interested in a hobby", with a general pejorative meaning of "a peculiar or otherwise dislikable person, esp[ecially] one who is perceived to be overly intellectual"  (stolen via wiki)

So, by that definition, foodies per say can be defined as geeks. I do not consider myself one as it is hard to be one here in Idaho. You should see me geek out in a Whole Foods market though.

To be fair, Poky isn't exactly mainstream Idaho.  Come to Boise and you can have some good food.


The drive from Twin to Boise is hell. Yet I agree Boise is becoming a food haven. Honestly though I've never explored Boise at all. I drive past it often or stop for gas on the way back to Washington to visit family. Never much more. I would love to explore the food scene there. You'd be surprised by the growth in the Poky food scene. Then again I think one Thai place, one Middle Eastern place, and one Indian place is growth.
 
2013-03-09 01:27:07 AM
It's only been taboo for the couple generations. Head cheese was pretty popular a while back
i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-09 01:37:14 AM

Kuta: Don't know about you
But I am un chien Andalusia.


Girl is so groovy
 
2013-03-09 01:38:47 AM
I could never eat them, but I've always wondered what the consistency would be like...
 
2013-03-09 01:49:05 AM

uber humper: It's only been taboo for the couple generations. Head cheese was pretty popular a while back
[i.imgur.com image 614x472]


Throw a couple of eyeballs in there and you'll have something!
 
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