Saturday, March 2, 2013

Horsing Around


"Hey, didja hear?  They found horsemeat in some Taco Bells in England."
"Wow, that's horrible!  I can't believe it."
"I know, right?"
"Who'd ever imagine it?  But...still..."
"What?"
"I don't know, maybe I shouldn't say."
"No, no, go ahead."
"Okay, well, you see..."
"What?"
"I could kinda go for a burrito right now."
"That's not funny, Hal."

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  1. This is what happens when you trust the label on a food package. I wouldn't eat a horse unless I'd just ridden it.

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    1. You mean fast food ISN'T on the up and up?

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  2. If only we could find out what really happened from Mr. Ed.

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    1. Wow, you know, we never see Mr. Ed anymore. Especially in front of a Taco Bell.

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  3. Found horse in the IKEA meatballs too....so I heard. ewww

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    1. Hope they weren't the HORSE'S meatballs.

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  4. I actually had no idea we had Taco Bell. I was well aware we had horsemeat in everything.

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    1. I wasn't aware you had it, either. I think that "South of the Border" stuff is a load of horsecrap.

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  5. My throat is a bit horse after that

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    1. The drugstore better pony up some cough drops, then.

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  6. Gary Larson eat your heart out. Where is he when you need him.
    I'd eat it anyways. The salsa will cover the taste of alfalfa!

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    1. Funny you should mention Gary Larson. I loved his Far Side and I think (hope?) the tone of the above has a "Larson feel" to it. It did to me. In fact, the name of the horse (Hal) was inspired by a Far Side cartoon. Do you remember the cartoon of one deer talking to another deer: "Bummer of a birthmark, Hal."

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  7. Taco Hell always causes me severe bowel issues no matter the mystery meat.

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    1. I actually like Taco Bell even though I've always suspected that their meat wasn't exactly Grade A stuff. I also like Chinese food which could be cat for all I know. I suspect it may because I always have this aurge to lick myself and poop in sand after a little Kung Pao Chicken.

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  8. Taco Bell, forever labeled with hoof and mouth disease

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  9. Hal is a terrible name for a horse, what were his parents thinking?

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    1. Flicka, Black Beauty, and Ed were taken.

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  10. What's a little horsing around between friends!

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    1. Unless it gets too rough and they start acting like jackasses.

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  11. This really made me laugh Al. Unfortunately there's been lots of controversy over ie in the United Kingdom recently because Tescos who are like the English version of Walmart have had horse DNA being found in their burgers. It's kind of worrying haha, not that I have any issues with eating horse or anything.

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    1. The only problem comes when you bite into a burger and get a piece of hoof caught between your teeth.
      Frankly, the whole thing sounds overblown. Horse...cow...pig...goat...they all poop in the yard, so who cares?

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  12. I haven't eaten at Taco Bell since the 90s :)

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    1. Since then, they've apparently added Our Friend Flicka.

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  13. I can imagine finding things in my food much worse than horse meat, which really doesn't taste that bad, a bit sweeter than beef.

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  14. My understanding is that the whole Euro-horsemeat scandal leads to a Danish company whose name is Danish for "horse" spelled backwards.

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  15. Quit horsing around, Al!!!

    Damn, now I'm hungry for nachos....

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    1. Eat some horse and you'll run like a thoroughbred.

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  16. Some of the local KFCs serve chicken that's so small, it's become a local joke that they're actually serving pigeons. Now, I'm starting to wonder...

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  17. Will I be dining at Burger King or Taco Bell anymore?
    Nay. I think not.

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    1. How's Wendys strike you? I'm kinda skeptical about that chili, though.

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  18. I've never eaten a burro-ito burger.

    What is wrong with eating horse meat? We can make just so much glue.

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    1. In my opinion, there's nothing wrong with eating horse.
      Of course, of course.
      Jeez, that NEVER gets old.

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  19. This horse meat thing is over by a long shot is it? It's going to be the punchline for months.

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    1. Golly, I hope so. The Anthony Weiner and Mayan Prophecy jokes have just about run their course.

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  20. Though it's not likely kosher, horsemeat is an upgrade from what fast food chains usually serve. I imagine it tastes better than a finger, too. Well, I don't imagine that. In fact, I'll be steering clear of fast food chains for at least a day now. Thanks, Al.

    xoRobyn

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    1. I don't know whether it is kosher or not. Something about cloven hooves or being dogs or shellfish or cheeseburgers.
      Meaning: I haven't the foggiest.

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  21. I would be more worried if they found dog meat, or rat meat worse still human meat............lol

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  22. Of the three, I'd prefer...
    to eat a salad.

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    1. Sure. What can they possibly do to the vegetables?? Haha!

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    2. I don't know, I've heard there are some porn videos out there that involve gardens. So I've heard.

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  23. I wonder if one breed is considered the creme da la creme of horse meat. Thoroughbreds, for example. All that running around would make for some tender parts.

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    1. I don't know, wouldn't a lot of exercise make the meat tougher?
      OH MY GOD, I can't believe I'm debating this.

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    2. Actually, pastured animals tend to have more tender meat because they are out moving around.
      And you're welcome. ;)

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  24. I'm not worried about the horse meat scandal that has hit the UK it's the fact we have got a Tacky Bells ....Oh the shame.....

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    1. Yes, that truly is the reason to hang your heads.
      Oh, and Camilla.

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