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(Chicago Sun-Times)   Chicago City Council acknowledges its prior stupidity, repeals foie gras ban. Residents can now eat all the goose liver they want in smoke-free restaurants   (suntimes.com) divider line
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2008-05-14 3:39:37 PM  
I see what you did there submitter
 
2008-05-14 3:42:59 PM  
Thumbs up, subby
 
2008-05-14 3:43:55 PM  
I am going to force feed a circumcised goose Marlboro Lights and then eat it.
 
2008-05-14 3:45:21 PM  
mmmmmm ... foie gras.
 
2008-05-14 3:46:17 PM  
They are also arguing on wether or not the US should invade Iran. Like they have any say so in the matter. Got to love Chicago politics!
 
2008-05-14 3:48:08 PM  
foie gras seared in trans-fat served over marlboros - perfect dish
 
2008-05-14 3:49:42 PM  
vThey are also arguing on wether or not the US should invade Iran. Like they have any say so in the matter. Got to love Chicago politics!

It's a good way to go on the record in case, for example, you're running a bitter and awful Presidential nomination campaign against a batshiat crazy werewolf who is actually a Republican.
 
2008-05-14 3:50:56 PM  
Tigger

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2008-05-14 3:52:03 PM  
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2008-05-14 3:54:47 PM  
Suck it, smokers.
 
2008-05-14 3:58:52 PM  
When this ban came out I had a desire to fly to Chicago and eat a pound of foie gras, which I have never even tried before. Might not even like it, but would still eat the whole pound.
 
2008-05-14 4:53:45 PM  
tbn0.google.com

Same taste, better value.
 
2008-05-14 4:54:34 PM  
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Mmmmm... foie gras.

baka-san: Might not even like it, but would still eat the whole pound.

I sincerely doubt it.
 
2008-05-14 5:03:48 PM  
tallguywithglasseson: I sincerely doubt it.

Seconded. Tasty but unbelievably rich.
 
2008-05-14 5:10:47 PM  
The last and only time I ate foie gras I snarfed down a good portion of what I assumed was a grilled portabello mushroom at a celebratory dinner which was very froufrou and catered.

At that point in my life I was mainly eating vegetarian food. It is without question the richest thing I have ever eaten. It was delicious but I was in a food coma for a good thirty minutes.
 
2008-05-14 5:31:11 PM  
One stupid law down, so many more to go
 
2008-05-14 5:33:43 PM  
I'm an Internet Tough Guy, and I strongly prefer food made from animals that have to suffer and live in pain their whole lives just to make their meat more tasty.
 
2008-05-14 6:30:58 PM  
Foie gras is the most delicious thing ever. Suck it, geese.
 
2008-05-14 6:39:15 PM  
clancifer: I'm an Internet Tough Guy, and I strongly prefer food made from animals that have to suffer and live in pain their whole lives just to make their meat more tasty.

if someone force fed me filet mignon every day i'd love it and die like a man.

foie gras is sublime; properly seared it is buttery delicious and flavorful, a gustatory delight. serve with a flute of good champagne and a hot babe across the table from you
 
2008-05-14 6:42:54 PM  
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2008-05-14 6:53:42 PM  
Geese are among the most vile creatures on earth. I applaud this decision by my city's council.
 
2008-05-14 7:11:09 PM  
shanrick

Thanks for testing out my cruelty meter. I'm looking at that picture and laughing my ass off imagining the sound that goose must be making.
 
2008-05-14 7:13:49 PM  
I agree, NittLion78. Geese are just honking, pooping sky-carp. I discovered last year that they are delicious. Will be shooting as many as possible this fall
 
2008-05-14 7:14:10 PM  
I suppose your headline is better than mine was, I suppose ;)

I've never had foie gras and have no immediate plans to eat it, but the ban was stupid, I'm glad it was repealed. Now if only they'd repeal that sales tax increase.
 
2008-05-14 7:14:22 PM  
My Hungarian girlfriend salutes you! (where the best foi gras comes from)
 
2008-05-14 7:14:25 PM  
I would like to dip my balls in it.

/Whiskey ftw
 
2008-05-14 7:16:28 PM  
I'm so mad they banned smoking in bars before I turned 21. I never got the chance to look smoking hot through some guys hazy, smoke-filled beer goggles.
/just turned 21
//just got dumped
///bad combo?
 
2008-05-14 7:18:05 PM  
foie gras

It's always on the Japanese version of Iron Chef.

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2008-05-14 7:18:10 PM  
mouell
Hungarian foie gras? Sounds enticing. You could wash it down with a nice glass of Albanian champagne.
 
2008-05-14 7:19:40 PM  
troppo gonzo: foie gras

It's always on the Japanese version of Iron Chef.


One of the Triumvarate of Ingredients, along with truffles and caviar.
 
2008-05-14 7:20:08 PM  
Mmm You could still buy Foie Gras in the southern suburbs anyway...

I smoked in a restaurant in Chicagoland restaurant two weeks ago. God bless the Iranian restaurant owners who don't give a shiat about the laws because their customers want to smoke.
 
2008-05-14 7:20:10 PM  
Did the geese and ducks sign organ donor cards?
 
2008-05-14 7:21:30 PM  
Miss Misery: I'm so mad they banned smoking in bars before I turned 21. I never got the chance to look smoking hot through some guys hazy, smoke-filled beer goggles.
/just turned 21
//just got dumped
///bad combo?


don't worry baby, smoke or no smoke, you are smokin'

/smoke
 
2008-05-14 7:21:39 PM  
farm machine: Did the geese and ducks sign organ donor cards?

Nope, they use chinese geese.
 
2008-05-14 7:22:07 PM  
Curbstomp Jesus: Suck it, smokers.


Nanny staters are the main cause of the pussification of America.

Here's the solution:

Some bars allow smoking, others do not. What's the problem?

/Angry cigar smoker living in WA.
//Can't even light up at a smoke shop or cigar bar.
///Fark you, Washington voters.
////Fark you very much.
 
2008-05-14 7:22:20 PM  
I think the solution is not to ban the food, but to ban it's importation, production, and sale by pain of death.

Cause if you have to be that farking cruel to a living creature for your food, you shouldn't be eating anyways.
 
2008-05-14 7:23:37 PM  
Miss Misery: I'm so mad they banned smoking in bars before I turned 21. I never got the chance to look smoking hot through some guys hazy, smoke-filled beer goggles.
/just turned 21
//just got dumped
///bad combo?



Now that bars are smoke free in Washington, we get to "enjoy" the smell of vomit and BO instead.
 
2008-05-14 7:24:38 PM  
What do you have against a smoking ban? I mean, shouldn't people be able to enjoy their meal without having the taste obscured by a haze of smoke. Just because you want a cigarette, doesn't mean everyone wants one.

I think the most troubling aspect is the way they had the ban overturned. Read the article, it didn't go through the proper committee and was ramroded to a vote without any debate. I don't expect any less from Chicago politics, but when you have such a controversial measure, you would at least like to go through the motions of proper legislative procedure.
 
2008-05-14 7:24:52 PM  
Antimatter: I think the solution is not to ban the food, but to ban it's importation, production, and sale by pain of death.

Cause if you have to be that farking cruel to a living creature for your food, you shouldn't be eating anyways.



With your approach, we couldn't pick out a live lobster at a restaurant.

/I'll take that one.
//With the beady eyes.
 
2008-05-14 7:27:22 PM  
Antimatter
Unlike you I've actually visited several places producing the stuff in SW France. Geese naturally gorge. They were fighting to be first at the feeding tube. They spent the rest of their days milling around on a farm doing goosey things. Compare if you will with battery chickens. Do you check everything you eat to ensure it doesn't contain eggs from intensively farmed chickens? Chickens are mistreated on an industrial scale. Go fight their corner before worrying about a few free range geese.
 
2008-05-14 7:27:26 PM  
Daedalus27: What do you have against a smoking ban? I mean, shouldn't people be able to enjoy their meal without having the taste obscured by a haze of smoke. Just because you want a cigarette, doesn't mean everyone wants one.


Because business owners aren't allowed to make their own decisions when it comes to a product that it already legal.

Back in the good old days, I could enjoy a post-meal stogie at Ruth's Chris or Daniel's Broiler. Plus, my smoke never bothered the other people because each place had a separate lounge with a closed door, and industrial air filters.

/But that wasn't good enough for the wussy nanny-staters.
//They had to take that away as well.
 
2008-05-14 7:30:01 PM  
troppo gonzo: foie gras

It's always on the Japanese version of Iron Chef.



That's sort of disturbing, but I think it'd give me wood if it was Tia Carrera doing that.
 
2008-05-14 7:30:16 PM  
Antimatter: I think the solution is not to ban the food, but to ban it's importation, production, and sale by pain of death.

Cause if you have to be that farking cruel to a living creature for your food, you shouldn't be eating anyways.


Hey now. You know a lion would force feed you and eat just your liver if he could. It's the circle of life. Hakuna Matata

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2008-05-14 7:30:53 PM  
Miss Misery: I'm so mad they banned smoking in bars before I turned 21. I never got the chance to look smoking hot through some guys hazy, smoke-filled beer goggles.
/just turned 21
//just got dumped
///bad combo?


How YOU doing
 
2008-05-14 7:32:31 PM  
And now to never go to Chicago.

SAVE ME
 
2008-05-14 7:32:56 PM  
The_Sponge:
/Angry cigar smoker living in WA.
//Can't even light up at a smoke shop or cigar bar.


Really? Even here in Illinois, tobacco shops are exempt from the indoor smoking ban. I just noticed the "SMOKING PERMITTED HERE" sign on the cigar store nearby.
 
2008-05-14 7:33:04 PM  
Just to buy a can of liver flavored dogfood. The taste is the same and it is a lot cheaper.
 
2008-05-14 7:33:15 PM  
Antimatter: I think the solution is not to ban the food, but to ban it's importation, production, and sale by pain of death.

Cause if you have to be that farking cruel to a living creature for your food, you shouldn't be eating anyways.


When I have a steak, I first pick out the cow in the pasture that looks the happiest. It has the most to lose.

I then lead it into a small outbuilding with tasty alfalfa and promises of candy, petting it and making sure to talk very gently to it.

Then, when its guard is down, and it's in a confined space with nowhere to run to, I break its legs with an aluminum Louisville Slugger. You need the aluminum to ensure compound fractures.

Because I like something refreshing to drink with my steak, I like to take a Dremel drill and poke holes in its udders, collecting the fluid that spurts out into a carafe for later.

Then it's time to prepare the meat. I start by squirting habanero peppers into the cow's eyes and telling it that never actually liked its insipid poetry. I pick the cut of meat that I want, and make sure to cattle prod the cow repeatedly in that spot, thus tenderizing my steak. I then remove the cut in question with a hacksaw and a pair of tongs. I then tell the cow that I promise to replace the missing parts...BUT I NEVER DO MWAHA.

After I'm done, I lock the door on the outbuilding, so that the cow can expire over a period of days. Fortunately for the local ecosystem, I have ensured that there are small enough entrances for local scavengers to get their fill.
 
2008-05-14 7:33:46 PM  
Miss Misery: I'm so mad they banned smoking in bars before I turned 21. I never got the chance to look smoking hot through some guys hazy, smoke-filled beer goggles.
/just turned 21
//just got dumped
///bad combo?



Wrong! Good combo. Being 21 and single was the best part of my life. Being 22 with a girlfriend = less fun.
 
2008-05-14 7:34:20 PM  
The_Sponge: Antimatter: I think the solution is not to ban the food, but to ban it's importation, production, and sale by pain of death.

Cause if you have to be that farking cruel to a living creature for your food, you shouldn't be eating anyways.


With your approach, we couldn't pick out a live lobster at a restaurant.

/I'll take that one.
//With the beady eyes.


Now will you tell us of your troop movements, wretched crustachean?

/obscure
 
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