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2020-12-04 11:19:52 AM  
I listened to this on NPR the other day.
Skipped lunch.
 
2020-12-04 12:41:06 PM  
Why not neither?
 
2020-12-04 12:44:26 PM  
This is the Boobies that ever made me look forward to clicking the Politics tab
 
2020-12-04 1:00:18 PM  
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oblig?
 
2020-12-04 1:04:04 PM  
I don't believe this story.
 
2020-12-04 1:09:43 PM  
By John Del Signore
Jan. 14, 2013 12:55 p.m.
It's not news....
 
2020-12-04 1:12:26 PM  
chances are you've enjoyed bung, among other things, on more than one occasion

Okay fair point.
 
Ant
2020-12-04 1:16:24 PM  
Wouldn't pig rectum be more expensive than squid? there's only one rectum per pig. How many rings could you possibly get from one of them?

I see people on the pier at night catching buckets full of squid.
 
2020-12-04 1:30:12 PM  

Barfmaker: chances are you've enjoyed bung, among other things, on more than one occasion

Okay fair point.


Username checks out.
 
2020-12-04 1:43:38 PM  
Is That Calamari Or Pig Rectum?

Yes.


I prepare calamari myself sometimes. I start by cleaning the squid, but you do you...
 
2020-12-04 2:17:00 PM  
What's the difference in texture of calamari fried versus boiled? Just curious, I make a joke about Massaman curry with pork as infidel curry, so I could definitely appreciate the irony of divine punishment of being served pig asshole with it the other day.
 
2020-12-04 2:28:44 PM  

Ant: Wouldn't pig rectum be more expensive than squid? there's only one rectum per pig. How many rings could you possibly get from one of them?

I see people on the pier at night catching buckets full of squid.


It might make sense if butchers are cutting out pig rectums (recta?) and selling them on the cheap instead of throwing them out. And if restaurants are merely supplementing their normal squid catch with the recta when they make calamari. But it would make more sense that the recta just get mixed in with whatever goes in a sausage instead of being separated out specifically.
 
2020-12-04 2:39:55 PM  
Yes, both. I will not eat both, thanks.
 
2020-12-04 3:13:36 PM  
> "Bung. It's hog rectum."

Calabunga!
 
2020-12-04 3:26:02 PM  
I feel that calamari and pig rectum would have very different flavors, if the texture wasn't an outright dealbreaker. I never had the latter, but squid has a unique flavor and texture. Granted, I figure most Americans wouldn't pause if it tasted or felt different.

/a Hawaiian place in town got on my s***-list because they tried to swap swai for mahi mahi, then told me that the swai was a superior fish and that I got a deal. I can understand if the supply chain requires a change in fish, but don't sell trash fish as mahi mahi, then blow smoke up my butt!
 
2020-12-04 4:15:17 PM  
Nobody's heard of it happening but they all say it's possible. Textbook urban legend
 
2020-12-04 4:29:08 PM  
If it is, who cares?  Pig is more sustainable and costs less.
 
2020-12-04 4:46:59 PM  

FLMountainMan: If it is, who cares?  Pig is more sustainable and costs less.


fewer beaks than squid OR chicken, too.
 
2020-12-04 5:23:37 PM  

elvisaintdead: FLMountainMan: If it is, who cares?  Pig is more sustainable and costs less.

fewer beaks than squid OR chicken, too.


More bones than squids have
 
2020-12-04 5:36:31 PM  
Honestly, they both taste fine if prepared properly. Of course restaurants and supermarkets shouldn't lie about what it is that they are selling.
 
2020-12-04 6:15:04 PM  
Damn near killed 'im.
 
2020-12-04 6:27:41 PM  

Snaptastic: I feel that calamari and pig rectum would have very different flavors, if the texture wasn't an outright dealbreaker. I never had the latter, but squid has a unique flavor and texture. Granted, I figure most Americans wouldn't pause if it tasted or felt different.

/a Hawaiian place in town got on my s***-list because they tried to swap swai for mahi mahi, then told me that the swai was a superior fish and that I got a deal. I can understand if the supply chain requires a change in fish, but don't sell trash fish as mahi mahi, then blow smoke up my butt!


Swai is plain old catfish. You dun got something'ed.
 
2020-12-04 6:45:29 PM  
Why YES both...

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2020-12-05 1:30:42 AM  
Squid is abundant, cheap and readily available. This story is made up. It's like the "butt spider". It's an urban legend in the making.
 
2020-12-05 4:00:17 AM  
Fried bung and tripe taste good.

They are deep fried. I knew the moment this part of the show started last week that they wouldn't be able to tell the difference without prompt.

/Tripitas tacos are delicious
 
2020-12-05 6:27:52 AM  
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