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Please don't eat my Octopus!!

ddarko66

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I have been hosting debate parties at my home for friends who are realy into the political scene the past few weeks. Tonight a friend brought an Asian girl over to watch the debates with us. After it was over I was showing everone my octo tank. The Asian girl starts telling me how they eat poor little octos ALIVE in China. She was going into great detail, and saying what a delecacy they were. Now all I can think about are the poor little octos sitting in a bowl on someones table about to be eaten. :frown:


DDarko
 
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so sad, i know! I once saw a tv special about the delicacy of eating living octopus... and actually showing people picking them up and gulping them down still wriggling!
 

corw314

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:frown: Not a nice fate...My brother gets great glee in grossing me out with details of how he eats octos when he is over seas....... :x

Carol
 

cthulhu77

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well, I won't eat octopus, but more out of a taste issue than a moral one...don't really like calamari either. I do wish they would kill them first though...have seen many a live one consumed.
Possibly the worst: Iron Chef octopus battle. One of the chefs breads a live octopus, and while the poor thing is trying to wipe the batter out of its eyes, he beheads it. Not nice.
 

Colin

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tough one, I'll eat most things... however, i do beleive that a quick death is needed
 

pipsquek

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I'm a chef, so I will try just about anything. I think it would be pretty hard to swallow a live octopus though. What if it grabbed your larynyx on the way down and decided that your esophgus was a good place to hide. And then inked in your lungs. :shock: :shock:
Besides, I doubt that it tastes very good.
 

Cephkid

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I know this is TREASON but, (lets just assume the flames, brow-beatings, reprimands, and general dislike is over, and I already feel bad, okay?) I have had octo sushi (NOT LIVE OCTO SUSHI), and... um....IactuallykindareallylikeitpleasedontbemadatmebutIdoitsgoodokayImgoingtoshutupnow.

Gabe
 

joel_ang

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My family seems to have eaten quite alot of octos lately. Pains me to see it (and i sometimes play with it) but to each his own. They don't taste half bad.... :heee:
 

cthulhu77

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well, you have to admit, high protein in a very renewable resource...I just have never been a big fan of seafood...pains me to see all of the warnings out now about eating seafood though...not for pregnant women or children, etc...what are we doing to the oceans????? :x
 

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