humans as your favourite meal
Tuesday, March 7, 2006, 05:04 PM - Vegan/Vegetarian, Damn CarniesI have been thinking about this topic for a few day after someone on the Vegan Freak Forums pointed out Hufu... the description freaks me out let alone putting it into my mouth. Who in the hell did they ask to do the tests?! Their friendly, local cannibal?
Then we have on the other hand some come-uppance about humans as meals. Pas mal!
day five: illustration friday : tea
Friday, February 24, 2006, 04:51 PM - General, Damn Carnies, Illustration, Illustration Friday
Here is my fifth day of creation (every day... ummm ehmm), and I did actually create my little mouse in the past hour or so, so, it is a NEW image. So I did create today.
I have one little thing to say which is going to sound obnoxious, but I don't care.
As I try really hard not to eat cheese/consume dairy etc; when I was riding on the métro this lunchtime, it would seem it was before people had eaten, but the whole carriage smelled like fermenting cheese and dairy, and I know it was probably because people were hungry, but it was such a repulsive smell, I spent the whole time with my face buried in my scarf. AND no, the smell wasn't coming from me. I have noticed that my breath, as I get hungry, isn't as bad as a cheese eater.
Something to think about.
illustration friday : imagine
Saturday, December 17, 2005, 08:27 AM - Work (The Man), Damn Carnies, Illustration, Illustration Friday, English
So here is my entry for illustration friday. I did actually draw this one this week, just a few days ago, was happy with the result, and it fits to top it off.
Had a frustrating day yesterday.
I spent 6.5 hours in a company that wants their employees to have a 750 TOEIC (this is an English multiple choice exam, with listening, and it is hard), no matter what. How a couple of them are going to get it beats me, but anyway.
So I am trying to explain to them the difference between the present perfect and the past simple and they are asking me question like; "But what does the 'yet' mean in that sentence?". Felt like Rob Gordon / Fleming from "High Fidelity" obsessing over Laura saying she hasn't slept with Ray yet. It was appauling. Note I didn't have a break either, and they expected me to teach people while I ate, which I dislike doing. I won't even talk about what the meal was they gave me to eat, and why I didn't eat it. All I will say is "devon" and leave it at that. I had my secret squirrel stash of food as normal. Squirrel / rabbit...call me what you want.
I am refusing to do those lessons again, not confident enough I am giving the correct information.
I noticed that Marissa is looking for submissions for anything i like, have a look at her site, it is an excellent collection of artists, if you want to put me in that catagory, I won't complain.
Wednesday, December 7, 2005, 06:35 PM - Music/Books/Film, Damn CarniesI seem to enamoured with other people's writings this week. My mother sent me this quote from a book she is reading about The Medici.
Extract from “The Medici”
So what precisely was this “gout” which so affected the Medici family and all but crippled Piero? There is no doubt that Piero’s affliction was inherited from Cosimo, (his father) and Giovanni di Bicci’s (grandfather) somewhat crabbed appearance suggests that it may well have afflicted him too. There is also no doubting that Piero’s disease would have been exacerbated by the diet prevalent amongst well-to-do Italians of the period. The higher social classes tended to eat an excessive amount of meat – out of enjoyment, for hearty nourishment and as a show of their distinction for meat was expensive. At the time it was habitually served with rich and pungent sauces to mask the taste of the meat, which quickly became tainted in the heat, the centuries before refrigeration. Florentines in particular also favoured liver and kidney dishes. Vegetables were for the most part considered peasant food and eaten sparingly. But the real damage was done during winter, for this was the season of root vegetables, which were regarded as animal fodder. It was alright for the peasants to feed themselves on such fare; refined people simply did not contemplate eating such things. As a result, vitamin and mineral deficiencies were prevalent amongst the upper classes, especially during the winter months.
Serves them right I say. that comment about the meat being rancid, without it actually saying that just turns my stomach. But then meat does that generally...as usual, money does nothing for people's diets. In fact it has been proven to make it worse most of the time, in many situations.
Speaking of food; I rode my bike to work today, about a half hour ride each way (I am not a really slow rider either normally), and since then, I have been ravenous... it is starting to get boring. It is like my blood sugar level keeps dropping, faster than normal, and I turn into a shaking mess within 2 hours of last eating, if not less. Not fun, especially if you are teaching someone and you feel it happening.