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Bob’s Pickle Pops

We were out of milk and nearly out of bread so I hauled my puny butt to the grocery for a quick trip down the aisles.

While there I found a new treat for Newscoma today at the grocery.

The woman loves her some pickle juice and this new product is just the thing to whet her whistle.

Bob’s Pickle Pops.

The product originated in a roller rink in Texas. Don’t all the great foods come from roller rinks or carnivals?

You can freeze them like a popsicle or just drink the briney juice.

Coma gave an enthusiastic thumb’s up after ripping hers open and pouring it down her gullet.

On their web site there’s a video of how they make the pops. It’s from the Food Network’s show “Unwrapped.

I think we’ll be purchasing a few more of these treats in the coming days.

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Happy Birthday Newscoma

Happy Birthday to Newscoma!!!!

I baked her up something special for her big day. BTW, she’s already celebrated 40.

Go wish her well on her special day.

If you don’t read her stuff, start today. If you don’t know her, you’re missing out.

Who wouldn’t want a big bite of this tasty bakery confection.

This one takes the urinal cake.

For other photos of crappy cakes and directions on how to bake and decorate them, go here.

Wang Dang Doodle – Weird Chinese Dining Delicacies

Everyone has Beijing Fever this week it seems.

No, it’s not some new version of the Avian Flu, it’s the media frenzy leading up to the 2008 Summer Olympics hosted by Beijing.

Along with all the stories about smog and Internet access in the host city, I ran across a story about unusual Chinese dining delicacies.

Garry Linnell, a reporter for the Daily Telegraph in Australia, spent an evening in a Beijing restaurant sampling four varieties of animal peni. Yep. You read that correctly; he ate multiple varieties of penis and went about describing his culinary adventure as fatty, chewy and bland.

Donkey, deer, sheep and oxen all gave up their lives and their male members to Linnell’s meal.

For his blog review of his meal and a link to the video of his repulsive repast, go here.

Into this boiling stock go the penises. A few minutes later the first is hanging from my quivering chopsticks. Ox penis, says the waitress, is full of protein, good for the skin and aids longevity. And the deeper its colour, the more effective its properties.

I think you’ll be glad I had trouble getting their video to embed.

It’s fun and gross to laugh at this menu option until we remember our American culture also has a history of nibbling on the naughty bits.

To help erase this from your brainpan and to feel a bit better about Beijing, go look at all the lovely topiaries they’ve planted and sculpted to beautify the city for the Olympic games.

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