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  • #16
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    @NoSalad - you know, I once read in a Terry Pratchet book that all "local delicacies" existed to horrify and disgust tourists. Then when the tourists go away the locals go back to eating normal food

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    • #17
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      I don't know how you could get into the monkey's skull without some extreme reaction and pain. Not that pain ever stopped some of the Asian food practices.

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      • #18
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        They showed the monkey brain thing being done in one of the hard to watch shock value movies, "Faces of Death", back in the eighties. They put the monkey into a special table where it's body was below the table and it's head held in place in a vice. The diners themselves cracked the skull open. It seemed pretty damned cruel to me at the time and I was sufficiently shocked enough to still vaguely remember it despite the passage of time.

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        • #19
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          I saw FoD back when it first came out. That was horrible.

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          • #20
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            I think that monkey brain thing is an unnecessary cruelty towards the animal. You can get brain without all the inflicting pain. That's not nutrition anymore, it's human pathology (talking about the customers)

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            • #21
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              FoD sounds like Cannibal Holocaust...which I probably will never watch because I've heard it's really really disgusting and horrific.

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              • #22
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                Yep, Kryz, it's not really worth it, I love horror, but it was just viscerally ugh. And not in the fun kind of way!


                At least people ate the monkey brains when they were filming Cannibal Holocaust, better than just throwing them away..

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                • #23
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                  Avocado, live! Barbaric, isn't it? Primal as fuck! :P


                  LX, in Terry Pratchett we trust! His humouristic parodies on life always have a sarcastic truth to them. And if you ask me it makes a lot of sense that we live on a flat disc resting on four elephants who in turn are on a giant turtle who's gliding through space. Makes a lot more sense than this scientific mumbo jumbo I hear from NASA!


                  I did enjoy Hannibal Lector eating the brain of a live man... But animals don't deserve such cruelty from humans. They're mostly pure and innocent and want to survive in this horrible man made world that we've already made impossible to survive in. I'm not sure how you can go on with your life after doing that to a poor defenceless monkey.


                  I've also seen a youtube video where a bunch of Chinese people are roasting an African man and eating it. Both real. They were laughing too. So freaking weird... They weren't tribal or anything. They had hats, khakis and buttoned shirts.


                  I've never for a second doubted that people aren't 'better' than animals. They're... we're the cruelest most dangerous animals of them all.

                  "The penis is the male animal-flower, a soft-firm dildo, a warm dream."
                  -Raymond Peat, PhD

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                  • #24
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                    Ugh ick urggh, I'm sorry I've read the thread now!

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                    • #25
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                      Pffff... American pussies !! You think brain is an exotic thing.. pfff.. I have had brains for breakfast thousands of time ever since I was a kid..

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                      • #26
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                        I'm new to this an just reading the book but the legumes thing is driving me nuts. Folks argue that legumes need to be cooked. Evidently they've never grown peas and eaten the baby new ones off of the vine early in the morning. I expect Grok did too.


                        It doesn't make sense to me.

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                        • #27
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                          The argument isn't "all things that need to be cooked aren't natural and, therefore, are bad for you." The reason for excluding legumes (and similarly, grains) is that there are compounds in legumes called lectins that leach essential vitamins and minerals into our intestines. Cooking them just makes them more edible. Still bad for you.

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                          • #28
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                            Thanks. I'll read some more

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