Nothing says I love you like…

By Mir
February 4, 2006

… dead things.

That you can eat.

On a dare.

While surfing around in boredom this evening, I found that special gift for the person who has everything. Or is very, very hungry. And non-discriminating.

Should they require something a little more portable and/or phallic, this is not only perfect, it’s deeply discounted.

My favorite part? Note: sorry, no returns on food unless truly defective. And you would know that with these items HOW…?


  1. Erin (erin-erin-bo-berin)

    Okay. The idea makes me shudder. I’m from a meat loving family, and actually travel to the family farm and literally pet the meat that’s in our freezer about Christmastime each year. But, Come ON! Snakes? Alligators? Sheesh!

  2. Michele

    Mir, that is disturbing on so many levels. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Karry

    I used to live near a game farm that made this kind of thing. It was all jerky or steaks or something. They specialized in Ostrich, buffalo, alligator and elk. I think they even had bear once or twice. Most of it wasn’t too bad – and it didn’t taste like chicken (except the ostrich) but the bear was – um – different.

    Never ate snake – really don’t think I could. (shudder)

    Also? canned meat? that’s gross any way you think about it.

  4. DebR

    Ok, what I want to know is what the heck you were surfing for that led you to WeirdMeatLand. Hhmm. Maybe I should rephrase that.

  5. margalit

    Oh, you haven’t been a Julia Childs fan for a long time, huh? Because Savinors in Boston sells ALL that stuff fresh. She used to shop there for all her weird stuff. Yum. I guess there IS a reason why keeping Kosher is a good idea. No, rattlesnake is NOT kosher.

  6. meghann

    I think you just found my brother in law’s Christmas gift this year! Seriously. Thanks!

  7. Mr. Fabulous

    I’ve had alligator a few times, as an appetizer. It’s not all that great. And I don’t pay for snake, I just pick up the squashed ones on the road, take ’em home, and throw ’em up on the grill.

  8. bella

    OK, that was gross! LOL.

  9. Aimee

    I am AGAINST eating reptiles. Or reptile-like amphibians. Yuk. The fact that some of this stuff is canned only makes it more appalling. ‘Scuse me, I have to go scrub out my brain.

  10. chris

    I feel queasy.

    What were you looking for that led you to those?

  11. Amy-GO

    Alligator fritters are GOOD! Especially with a little cajun flavoring! Mmmmmm…yummy! Tastes just like chicken. No, I’m not kidding.

  12. Michele

    Um? EWWW!
    That is all.

  13. Cele

    Okay, fearing snakes, I did not go and look. But I have eaten snake – at Girl Scout camp – many decades ago. It wasn’t bad, it did not taste like chicken. I’ve had bear many times, Spring bear is best, autumn bear was rancid tasting. Lizard soup was..well…interesting. I prefer Elk to beef, but ha ha ha am mainly a vegetable eater.

  14. sirbarrett

    Wow, I never realized that safari gators were raised in farms and FDA approved! Shows what I know.

  15. Jenn

    I can’t figure out why, but mixed exotic meats is a very satisfying punchline this morning.

    I think we should all chip in and send it to Mir.

  16. sweetney

    i am SO sending this to steve of the sneeze, man.

    hi mir!

  17. Angel

    At the risk of being banned ::grin:: some of those sound pretty good LOL. I’ve had gator before (if it’s done right, it’s awesome), and buffalo too.

    Hmm…one of those WOULD work for one of my new year’s resolutions to try a new food….. ;)

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