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(Fox News)   What are they are eating in Kyrgyzstan? Barbecued marmot. What are they are catching in Kyrgyzstan? The Black Plague   (foxnews.com) divider line 49
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2013-08-27 09:50:05 AM
i158.photobucket.com

"Nice Marmot."
 
2013-08-27 10:00:19 AM
Plague of Color, please.
 
2013-08-27 10:02:55 AM
Is that a stand where they sell Kyrgyzstani food?Like marmot schwarma?
 
2013-08-27 10:03:10 AM
That's a shame, because I'm here ta tell ya, there's just about nothin' better than a barbecued marmot. I like to do mine tail on with a nice side of slaw.
 
2013-08-27 10:04:42 AM
It looks like a groundhog way too much to be worth eating.
 
2013-08-27 10:05:24 AM
When are they dying?  Now!
 
2013-08-27 10:06:01 AM
i.telegraph.co.uk

Marmot Fox News: Marmot Obama to blame for death of young marmot at the hands of humans, unnamed source quotes Marmot Obama as saying "He was sick, it's a death panel thing."
 
2013-08-27 10:06:33 AM
Should read:

"Wht r thy tng n Kyrgystn? Brbqd Mrmt. Wht r thy ctchng n Kyrgystn? Blck Plg."

Noobs.
 
2013-08-27 10:06:53 AM
I got a carton of cigarettes from there once, they came with The Black Lung.
 
2013-08-27 10:07:17 AM
I'm here to see the kid...

www.geekosystem.com
 
2013-08-27 10:07:38 AM
I've had barbecued squirrel but all I got was a stomach ache.
 
2013-08-27 10:08:26 AM
storiedthreads.files.wordpress.com

That was a tough Boys Scout badge to earn
/I'll learn to resize
 
2013-08-27 10:11:14 AM
No hot dog.  Only marmot Khlav Kalash..
 
2013-08-27 10:12:01 AM
Gosh, I hope it doesn't spread to U-beki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan.
 
2013-08-27 10:12:17 AM
i36.tinypic.com
 
2013-08-27 10:13:03 AM

Witty Comment: Should read:

"Wht r thy tng n Kyrgystn? Brbqd Mrmt. Wht r thy ctchng n Kyrgystn? Blck Plg."

Noobs.


Fox News one-upped that joke by misspelling the country's name in the article, so submitter did the right thing by dropping the usual joke to make fun of Fox News's spelling.
 
2013-08-27 10:15:41 AM
Barbequed, or more likely just grilled?
 
2013-08-27 10:15:49 AM
They also eat marmot in Mongolia as well.  Whoever had caught that marmot must have ignored several warning signs that the marmot might have been infected with plague.  A marmot that does not give up a warning call, is dead, or slow moving might be infected with plague.
And it wouldn't be surprising if people caught the plague from eating marmot because the fleas that carry the plague like marmots.  The fur removal process requires using a hot fire and during that process, the fleas jump off the marmot and onto whatever animal/person is the closest.  Oh, and the plague bacteria can survive the cooking process as well.
 
2013-08-27 10:20:31 AM
Glad I'm not going to be in a Manas chow hall any time soon.
 
2013-08-27 10:23:28 AM
marmot the plague!

/all I've got
 
2013-08-27 10:23:33 AM
aerojockey: Witty Comment: Should read:

"Wht r thy tng n Kyrgystn? Brbqd Mrmt. Wht r thy ctchng n Kyrgystn? Blck Plg."

Noobs.

Fox News one-upped that joke by misspelling the country's name in the article, so submitter did the right thing by dropping the usual joke to make fun of Fox News's spelling.


Spoken like the true submitter.
 
2013-08-27 10:24:34 AM
Did they pry them off of Trump's head?
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-27 10:29:46 AM

karnal: PapermonkeyExpress: Drop the "d" like its hot, homie!

What's an extra consonant among friends?


3.bp.blogspot.com

"I'd like to buy a vowel, Pat."
 
2013-08-27 10:38:57 AM
"Plague Infected Marmot" should be headlining Coachella next year.
 
2013-08-27 10:46:33 AM
I'm sure nothing like this would ever happen here.
 
2013-08-27 10:47:09 AM
most wild rodent populations on the earth are resiviors for the disease called Silvanic Plague.  The rotents tollarate a concentration of the Y. Pestis bacteria between 1000 and 5000 times higher than a typical human.  the Cheopsys flea lives on rodents and will continue to live sucking the blood out of rodents unless their host dies and there is no other rodent availible.   the Cheopsys flea, unlike other blood suckers has a mouth that works like a syringe the hole toward the body is smaller than the hole in front, the bacteria are too large to pass through the flea's gut so when it connects to a new host it expells the bacteria into that host.  These few bacteria are enough to cause Bubonic Plague in a human, cat, or dog.   Consuming a freshly killed, "raw" rodent as dogs or cats are likely to do can potentially also cause such an infection, as could some A$$hole transfusing blood from a rodent to a human.   bubonic plague in the modern world has a 95% recovery rate.  the other two less common forms of plague, Pneumonic Plague and Spetic Plague have survival rates of less than 5% if not detected early, (as in the first hour of infection).  The incidence of plague transfering from Human to Human is less than 1 in 10000 active cases with direct non blood exposure.
 
2013-08-27 10:55:50 AM
www.hairballmedia.com

Properly prepared, it's quite delicious.
 
2013-08-27 10:56:08 AM

eyeq360: They also eat marmot in Mongolia as well.  Whoever had caught that marmot must have ignored several warning signs that the marmot might have been infected with plague.  A marmot that does not give up a warning call, is dead, or slow moving might be infected with plague.
And it wouldn't be surprising if people caught the plague from eating marmot because the fleas that carry the plague like marmots.  The fur removal process requires using a hot fire and during that process, the fleas jump off the marmot and onto whatever animal/person is the closest.  Oh, and the plague bacteria can survive the cooking process as well.


Marmots are natural reservoirs of it, they usually will not show symptoms.  Standard USDA cooking procedures will kill it (160F internally).
 
2013-08-27 11:07:16 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Plague of Color, please.


Attractive and Successful African-American Plague if you will...
 
2013-08-27 11:07:49 AM
How much plague can a woodchuck cause, if a woodchuck could cause plague?
 
2013-08-27 11:12:14 AM
I read that as barbecued mammoth, and I was thinking, wow that's cool, can I have a slice too?
 
2013-08-27 11:12:20 AM
I might need to rethink eating one.I'll eat damn near anything but that sounds a bit nasty.
 
2013-08-27 11:13:49 AM
Racists....
 
2013-08-27 11:24:45 AM
True love is the greatest thing, in the world-except for a nice MLT - marmot, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the marmot is nice and lean and the tomato is ripe. They're so perky, I love that.
 
2013-08-27 11:38:31 AM
Those marmots should never have come out of the sky and just stood there.  They should have stayed hidden in and around the lake.
 
2013-08-27 11:41:33 AM

DjangoStonereaver: "Plague Infected Marmot" should be headlining Coachella next year.


After her performance at the VMA's? Unlikely
 
2013-08-27 11:41:56 AM
Lovely country, send a gift.
 
2013-08-27 11:44:47 AM
 
2013-08-27 12:22:22 PM

WTFDYW: It looks like a groundhog way too much to be worth eating.


Well, that's because a groundhog is a big ol' field marmot (seriously--probably the biggest of the marmot family)...oh, and people used to eat 'em all the time, especially in poorer households in the Southeast.  (That said, I've heard from my older relatives--as in "old enough they ate groundhog during the Great Depression because at least it was FOOD"--that groundhog is terribly greasy.  I'll also note that fortunately (unlike the southwestern US) plague is not so common in groundhogs as Kyrgyz marmots.)
 
2013-08-27 12:25:37 PM

tillerman35: Those marmots should never have come out of the sky and just stood there.  They should have stayed hidden in and around the lake.


Nicely done! Bravo, sir or madam.
 
2013-08-27 02:23:28 PM
i141.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-27 02:38:55 PM
Kurgan approved.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-27 02:44:17 PM
Sky News, citing health officials, report that more than 100 people, including 19 doctors, who came into contact with the infected teen, have been put into quarantine.

If only we had some way of knowing how bubonic plague was transmitted . . . . how much better things would be.
 
2013-08-27 02:58:16 PM

walkerhound: I'm sure nothing like this would ever happen here.


5plitreel.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-08-27 04:29:16 PM
Well, I guess I will be canceling my dinner reservations at Chateau Marmot.
 
2013-08-27 05:35:25 PM
www.reptilegardens.com
 
2013-08-27 06:38:55 PM
What are they are doing are they are?
 
2013-08-27 07:32:13 PM
My take - Kyrgyzstan bubonic plague: Hundreds quarantined as teen dies
http://www.examiner.com/article/kyrgyzstan-bubonic-plague-hundreds-q ua rantined-as-teen-dies
 
2013-08-27 08:12:12 PM
Let's be afraid this time, because marmot plague is considerably more virulent, with a greater tendency to become pneumonic, than typical rat-borne plague. Fun fact: Marmot plague was the strain that the Soviets were working on when they tried to make weaponized bubonic plague because of that pre-selected tendency to be airborne.

Marmot plague mutates readily and is believed to be the reason that the medieval Black Death was considerably more lethal than later outbreaks of bubonic plague (such as the 1666 London plague). Enjoy!
 
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