Everybody, stop bitching

Dateline: Wed 20 Dec 2006

Blogger Pete Miesel sent this yesterday from CNN, about people in Zimbabwe cooking up a mess of rats:

http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/africa/12/19/koinange.zimbabwe/index.html

As Holden Caulfield would say, the point was, Zimbabwe used to be a bread basket and now, with a crashing economy, raging inflation, etc., many residents must scrounge for food.

Hence the story, with an accompanying photo of several rats in a fry pan.

Or is it just cultural? That's what the Zimbabwe UN delegate says. Zimbabweans regard field mice as a delicacy, he says.

Sure. But these are rats. Sensitive readers take note: the photo is graphic. It's hard to pretty up rats for lunch.

comments: ruth@ruthholladay.com

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