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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-11-17 04:23:43 PM
Can somebody translate pictures into words? Does the burger, fries, and coke with the arrow pointing to Cape Cod refer to the ban on fast food chains in Woods Hole? What's the orange fruit with the pit banned in all states?  What are all the white shark fins?
 
2013-11-17 04:45:26 PM
Blood
Banned in:
 Louisiana
The ritualistic consumption of blood -- be it animal or human -- is illegal in Louisiana, leading many to wonder how common it was to drink blood before the ban.



This has to be bulls**t.  The best boudin noir I ever had was in Louisiana.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2013-11-17 04:48:40 PM
My friend brought back boxes of Kinder Surprise after a trip from Germany.  Everyone in our house got one each day for around a week or so.  Not only is the chocolate good, but the toys inside beat the hell out of anything CrackerJacks have had in the last 30 years.  Most of the toys were little things to be assembled, I remember that the edelweiss was one in a series of flowers,  The first Lord of the Rings had come out recently, and there were figurines of the characters - we kept finding Gandalf.  I can't remember if the toys came in any kind of packaging other than chocolate.
 
2013-11-17 04:51:28 PM

433: My friend brought back boxes of Kinder Surprise after a trip from Germany.  Everyone in our house got one each day for around a week or so.  Not only is the chocolate good, but the toys inside beat the hell out of anything CrackerJacks have had in the last 30 years.  Most of the toys were little things to be assembled, I remember that the edelweiss was one in a series of flowers,  The first Lord of the Rings had come out recently, and there were figurines of the characters - we kept finding Gandalf.  I can't remember if the toys came in any kind of packaging other than chocolate.


Your friend is lucky the Agri-Beagles didn't sniff those out.  The fine is $2500 per egg.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2013-11-17 05:01:20 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Your friend is lucky the Agri-Beagles didn't sniff those out.


It would be terrible to see a dog trained to hound out candy.
 
2013-11-17 05:06:08 PM
The store 1 block form my house in San Francisco sold those 'banned' KinderEggs. Right on the counter, wasn't like you had to whisper a code word and get shown into the back room or anything.
 
2013-11-17 05:12:55 PM

433: Benevolent Misanthrope: Your friend is lucky the Agri-Beagles didn't sniff those out.

It would be terrible to see a dog trained to hound out candy.


What... you never heard of a chocolate Lab?
 
2013-11-17 05:16:19 PM

433: Benevolent Misanthrope: Your friend is lucky the Agri-Beagles didn't sniff those out.

It would be terrible to see a dog trained to hound out candy.


They're trained to sniff out all food and agricultural product.  And they're absolutely adorable.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2013-11-17 05:40:47 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: 433: Benevolent Misanthrope: Your friend is lucky the Agri-Beagles didn't sniff those out.

It would be terrible to see a dog trained to hound out candy.

What... you never heard of a chocolate Lab?


You did not just say that! GAWD!
*rimshot*

Benevolent Misanthrope: They're trained to sniff out all food and agricultural product. And they're absolutely adorable.


"I got here some German chocolate chokin' hazards.  Your move, law-dog."
 
2013-11-17 05:45:52 PM
Free the kinder-egg!!!
 
2013-11-17 05:46:43 PM
I've been rushed to the hospital seven times because of choking on Kindereggs.
 
2013-11-17 05:48:58 PM
It's a bit sad about the shark fin ban. That stuff has a great texture and makes great soup.
 
2013-11-17 05:49:29 PM
So, no food can be banned in Mississippi? Did I get that right?

How is that not in conflict with the federal bans?
 
2013-11-17 05:50:17 PM
"Eating fried chicken with anything but your fingers"

I would love to see them try and enforce a bs law like that.
 
2013-11-17 05:50:39 PM
Blood
Banned in:
 Louisiana
The ritualistic consumption of blood -- be it animal or human -- is illegal in Louisiana, leading many to wonder how common it was to drink blood before the ban.

 
What's the confusion?  Have they NOT watched True Blood?
 
2013-11-17 05:52:46 PM
They have WY and MT confused.
 
2013-11-17 05:53:07 PM
*looks at map*
The hell? Flamin' Hot Chee-tos are not banned in New Mexico, they're on every shelf in every store robbing space from real Chee-tos (that are orange, like the good lord intended).

*reads TFA*
Oh, banned in schools. That makes sense, because even real Chee-tos don't belong on the cafeteria menu.
 
2013-11-17 05:53:20 PM
I thought Wisconsin had repealed the margarine ban... 2 years ago.

FloydA: Blood
Banned in: Louisiana
The ritualistic consumption of blood -- be it animal or human -- is illegal in Louisiana, leading many to wonder how common it was to drink blood before the ban.


This has to be bulls**t.  The best boudin noir I ever had was in Louisiana.


The ban is on  ritualistic consumption of blood (a similar ban was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court). Blood used in cuisine is fair game. Unless you'd like to turn yourself in now. I hear Angola Prison is lovely this time of year.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2013-11-17 05:53:30 PM

Hand Banana: "Eating fried chicken with anything but your fingers"

I would love to see them try and enforce a bs law like that.


That's probably a city ordinance, and isn't enforced anyway.  As if it were a publicity stunt, or an appeal to the public on picnic day.  It would be frightening to have people point in horror as you tried to use a utensil on fried chicken, though.
 
2013-11-17 05:55:05 PM

FloydA: Blood
Banned in: Louisiana
The ritualistic consumption of blood -- be it animal or human -- is illegal in Louisiana, leading many to wonder how common it was to drink blood before the ban.


This has to be bulls**t.  The best boudin noir I ever had was in Louisiana.


That's probably more related to voodoo than cooking - spooky brown people scaring the hell out of whitey.
 
2013-11-17 05:56:12 PM
Eating fried chicken with anything but your fingers
Banned in:
Georgia (Gainesville)

Dafuq?
 
2013-11-17 05:56:15 PM
It's against the law to rain in Sequim, WA.
 
2013-11-17 05:56:23 PM
You know, in most US states is illegal to lick a taco?
 
2013-11-17 05:56:40 PM

ZAZ: Can somebody translate pictures into words? Does the burger, fries, and coke with the arrow pointing to Cape Cod refer to the ban on fast food chains in Woods Hole? What's the orange fruit with the pit banned in all states?  What are all the white shark fins?


Um...

Am I missing a joke here?
 
2013-11-17 05:57:30 PM
Yo Mississippi, we herd you like banning things so we put a ban on your ban.
 
2013-11-17 05:57:32 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: 433: My friend brought back boxes of Kinder Surprise after a trip from Germany.  Everyone in our house got one each day for around a week or so.  Not only is the chocolate good, but the toys inside beat the hell out of anything CrackerJacks have had in the last 30 years.  Most of the toys were little things to be assembled, I remember that the edelweiss was one in a series of flowers,  The first Lord of the Rings had come out recently, and there were figurines of the characters - we kept finding Gandalf.  I can't remember if the toys came in any kind of packaging other than chocolate.

Your friend is lucky the Agri-Beagles didn't sniff those out.  The fine is $2500 per egg.


My mother has been bringing back Kinders for 25+ years now, and my grandmother another 5-10 before that. This is on yearly trips to Europe, and they bring multiple eggs back each time.

So...um...I think they might need more training.
 
2013-11-17 05:57:40 PM

FightDirector: Blood
Banned in: Louisiana
The ritualistic consumption of blood -- be it animal or human -- is illegal in Louisiana, leading many to wonder how common it was to drink blood before the ban.
 
What's the confusion?  Have they NOT watched True Blood?


Aren't christians feeling upset and oppressed by this?
 
2013-11-17 05:57:58 PM

vodka: You know, in most US states is illegal to lick a taco?


How would they find out if the thing attached to the taco does not complain? From experience, I can tell, they won't.
 
2013-11-17 05:57:58 PM
I'd be curious to know how many people have actually been charged and fined for trying to bring in a Kinder Egg.

About the only item on the list I could get even marginally upset about.
 
2013-11-17 06:04:07 PM

ZAZ: Can somebody translate pictures into words? Does the burger, fries, and coke with the arrow pointing to Cape Cod refer to the ban on fast food chains in Woods Hole? What's the orange fruit with the pit banned in all states?  What are all the white shark fins?


Try scrolling down.
 
2013-11-17 06:05:56 PM

Paris1127: I thought Wisconsin had repealed the margarine ban... 2 years ago.

FloydA: Blood
Banned in: Louisiana
The ritualistic consumption of blood -- be it animal or human -- is illegal in Louisiana, leading many to wonder how common it was to drink blood before the ban.


This has to be bulls**t.  The best boudin noir I ever had was in Louisiana.

The ban is on  ritualistic consumption of blood (a similar ban was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court). Blood used in cuisine is fair game. Unless you'd like to turn yourself in now. I hear Angola Prison is lovely this time of year.


Lemme guess... The ban is unenforceable due to it trampling rights of Catholics to have communion, which they insist actually becomes the blood of their superhero.
 
2013-11-17 06:08:21 PM

SpdrJay: I've been rushed to the hospital seven times because of choking on Kindereggs.


You're not supposed to swallow them whole
 
2013-11-17 06:08:38 PM

wildcardjack: Lemme guess... The ban is unenforceable due to it trampling rights of Catholics to have communion, which they insist actually becomes the blood of their superhero.


If you'd bothered to even click the link, you'd only have to have read 2 sentences to find out it was Santeria.
 
2013-11-17 06:09:57 PM
Are there no Catholic churches in Louisiana?

I mean, the ritualistic consumption of blood is kinda important to their week, isn't it?
 
2013-11-17 06:10:10 PM

Snapper Carr: FloydA: Blood
Banned in: Louisiana
The ritualistic consumption of blood -- be it animal or human -- is illegal in Louisiana, leading many to wonder how common it was to drink blood before the ban.


This has to be bulls**t.  The best boudin noir I ever had was in Louisiana.

That's probably more related to voodoo than cooking - spooky brown people scaring the hell out of whitey.


Possibly. Might also be due to upper-middle class white kids in New Orleans running around pretending to be vampires.
 
2013-11-17 06:10:36 PM
FTA :

Watermelons (in parks)
Banned in:
Indiana (Beech Grove)

Owing to the supposed sharpness of their rinds and their tendency to puncture garbage bags...



I'm not entirely convinced those are the real reasons for the ban.
 
2013-11-17 06:11:04 PM

graeylin: Are there no Catholic churches in Louisiana?

I mean, the ritualistic consumption of blood is kinda important to their week, isn't it?


Oh for farks sake people. Just because they say it becomes blood, doesn't make it blood.

It's still farking wine.
 
2013-11-17 06:11:31 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: It's against the law to rain in Sequim, WA.


You misspelled Canada.
 
2013-11-17 06:13:06 PM

demaL-demaL-yeH: FightDirector: Blood
Banned in: Louisiana
The ritualistic consumption of blood -- be it animal or human -- is illegal in Louisiana, leading many to wonder how common it was to drink blood before the ban.
 
What's the confusion?  Have they NOT watched True Blood?

Aren't christians feeling upset and oppressed by this?


Only the Catholics. Also, it's actually not kosher to consume blood.
 
2013-11-17 06:17:20 PM

grumpfuff: graeylin: Are there no Catholic churches in Louisiana?

I mean, the ritualistic consumption of blood is kinda important to their week, isn't it?

Oh for farks sake people. Just because they say it becomes blood, doesn't make it blood.

It's still farking wine.


What about these?:

www.captaincynic.com
 
2013-11-17 06:17:57 PM
I know where to find kinder eggs in CO and TX. It really isn't enforced.
 
2013-11-17 06:19:30 PM
revolvingfloor.com

farking cock-goblins.  These things are awesome.  If the kids are retarded enough to choke to death on the giant capsule inside, we're better off for their deaths.  That way, they can't run for office.
 
2013-11-17 06:21:03 PM

AbuHashish: AverageAmericanGuy: It's against the law to rain in Sequim, WA.

You misspelled Canada.


It's not evil spirits, it's just rain. Fine, try and kill it.
 
2013-11-17 06:23:04 PM
I am discouraged that imported Haggis is banned in all 50. However, I sink into despair when I see that mayonnaise is legal everywhere.
 
2013-11-17 06:27:26 PM

Danger Avoid Death: grumpfuff: graeylin: Are there no Catholic churches in Louisiana?

I mean, the ritualistic consumption of blood is kinda important to their week, isn't it?

Oh for farks sake people. Just because they say it becomes blood, doesn't make it blood.

It's still farking wine.

What about these?:

[www.captaincynic.com image 450x636]


I've never seen that, and you owe me a new keyboard and beer.
 
2013-11-17 06:27:37 PM
No mention of 4Loko?
 
2013-11-17 06:30:21 PM

FloydA: Blood
Banned in: Louisiana
The ritualistic consumption of blood -- be it animal or human -- is illegal in Louisiana, leading many to wonder how common it was to drink blood before the ban.


This has to be bulls**t.  The best boudin noir I ever had was in Louisiana.


The ban is on ritual consumption of fresh blood (and is aimed at "Satanists" and "vampyres". Boudin is a traditional French sausage made with blood and presumably not consumed ritualistically or else grandfathered by custom. If they banned all blood they wouldn't be able to allow steaks or roasts and other red meat unless prepared to Kosher rules.
 
2013-11-17 06:35:23 PM
 
2013-11-17 06:35:55 PM
Sharks fins are banned because the fishing of sharks involves great waste and cruelty. Dog (live) are sometimes used as bait, and the sharks are finned while still alive and thrown back into the sea to die or be eaten by other sharks.

Of all the food bans, this is the one I would retain if I had to choose only one.

The pitted fruit is a type of French plum that is banned for God only knows what technical reasons.

The ban on junk food in some states applies only to schools.

The ban on margarine in institutions and regulations on color and so forth in Wisconsin is similar to the draconian laws regulating the sale of margarine in North America's other great dairy region--the Province of Quebec.

It was only recently that the regulations were relaxed somewhat so you could sell margarine with anything like "natural" butter colouring in Quebec. It either had to be white or bright hideous yellow.

Hot Cheetos may seem like an odd thing to ban but hot snack foods have been sending children to emergency because of over-eating or gastric distress and other damage.

Just today there's an article on this:  http://abcnews.go.com/Health/super-spicy-snacks-send-kids-emergency-r o om/story?id=20899643
 
2013-11-17 06:40:36 PM
That's some mighty fine Freedom you've got there.
 
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