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Oh, Poo! March 7, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Humor, Nature.
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Grumpy gusLast week, I reached down to pick up one of Tigger’s treats from the carpet.

The small brown pellet did not have the expected resistance.  It felt “squishy.”

I tossed the “partially digested treat” (yes, that’s what I’m calling it) into the trash and washed my hands.

Vigorously.

I didn’t consider tasting the pellet . . . that’s just not my cup of tea.

In stark contrast, some people (perhaps those with more cents than sense) pay through the nose for coffee beans passed through the bowels of beasties:

Civet Droppings

Elephant Dung

* Panda Poo

Aha!  Now this photo makes sense!

I first heard of Kopi Luwak coffee (collected from the excrement of the civet, a catlike mammal in Southeast Asia) while watching The Bucket List.

Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson) extolled the virtues of this expensive excreted “reclaimed” brew. His traveling companion, Carter Chambers (Morgan Freeman), poo pooed the idea.

I’m firmly in the Freeman camp:

(1) Asian Palm Civets are caged captives, treated like poop for their poo.
(2) I’ve never been curious to try anything emitted from an elephant’s butt.
(3) The idea of ingesting “digested coffee beans” gives me indigestion.

People, places, and things have the value that we assign to them.

The-Pink-PantherTo some, a Picasso is just a painting, a diamond is just a pretty rock, and a piece of shit is just a piece of shit.

Count me in that crowd.

I’m not paying $200 for a cup of organic Panda Poo Tea.

Aah . . . that’s better!