Thursday, March 11, 2010

Excuse me waiter, this raw fish tastes a bit mammally...

One of my all time favorite restaurants, The Hump, (at the Santa Monica airport) has some serious 'splaining to do. Apparently, they've been serving up whale sushi on their special "omakase" menu (chef's choice). It's illegal to eat whale in the US because they're mammals.

I could never afford the omakase, but I have certainly tasted the ants and the grasshoppers downstairs at the Hump's sister restaurant, Typhoon. But those critters, they're not... mammals. I mean, how could anyone in their right mind eat a nice warm-blooded mammal? Hope the public doesn't catch wind of this. Their might be mass bouts of fainting and vomiting in the streets if they heard that someone somewhere actually ate, shudder to think, a mammal!

Story here.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

March is: Explore your inner animal month...

Or your outer animal... Either way, take a minute to think about animals as they exist in an increasingly human-centered planet. What do they make of us? What do we demand of them? What might we be losing as we get further and further away from the wild as our experiment in civilization progresses.