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Re: HUMOR Re: A turkey tribute
> Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 18:49:54 -0500
> From: Stephen <email@example.com>
> Alligator tastes a lot like chicken, and chicken also tastes like
> chicken. Applying phylogenetic bracketing, it is not unreasonable to
> infer that Troodon might well have tasted like chicken.
> Unless, of course, the taste of alligator represents a reversal, which,
> given Cajun cuisine in general, is far from impossible. :-)
... except that don't people always claim that _everything_ tastes
like chicken? You're always hearing of safari tourists being offered
unusual foods --
Try some python: "Mmmm, tastes like chicken!"
Or monitor lizard: "Mmmm, tastes like chicken!"
Or Wildebeest: "Mmmm, tastes like chicken!"
I've never eaten alligator, but I _have_ eaten crocodile tail, and
it's just about the least chicken-like meat I've ever come across.
(For the record, it was very tough and chewy, rather salty, more like
a sort of vertebrate whelk than anything!)
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor -- <firstname.lastname@example.org> -- http://www.miketaylor.org.uk/
)_v__/\ "Debugging? Klingons do not debug. Our software does not
coddle the weak." -- Klingon Programming Mantra
P.S. A disappointing response so far to FAQ #1, "Which scientific
disciplines need to be understood in order to study dinosaurs?" If
anyone had planned to contribute an answer to this but didn't bother
thinking, ``Naah, everyone'll do it'', then think again!