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Wed Jun 2, 2021, 02:39 PM

I'm not sure how I feel about this.


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Jess Dweck
@TheDweck
Love to live in a country where people have to be bribed with donuts to get a life-saving vaccine and told not to eat bugs off the ground
Ana Cabrera
@AnaCabrera
JUST IN: FDA says to avoid eating cicadas “if you’re allergic to seafood”
1:18 PM · Jun 2, 2021

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 02:45 PM

1. Cicadas are great survival food, nutricious and delicious. So are grubs and grasshoppers ...

... clean and cook over fire or boil. NGO, natural, complex food.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 04:29 PM

5. "Soylent green is people!"

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Response to TomDaisy (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 04:37 PM

6. Not if you're an ironic hipster ...

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 02:57 PM

2. Just remember that crabs and lobsters are really big bugs.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 05:35 PM

11. Crabs come in a really small size too

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 02:57 PM

3. I have a friend who will not eat shellfish of any kind, lobster, shrimp, etc.

Seems like they are related to any bug with an exoskeleton.

Think cockroaches and you will understand his aversion...lol.

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 04:37 PM

7. I thought it was a shellfish/kosher thing.

In the 1870s grasshoppers swarmed over 1,000 miles north to south and about 100 miles wide in the US. They ate everything, even paint, fabric, saddles, etc. Thousands starved since two years of crops were eaten by them. They crunched under your feet and crawled up your clothes. Only a few people chose to eat the bugs, even though they are high in protein and are common in other cultures. A lot more would have been saved if they could just bring themselves to eating the insects.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 05:36 PM

12. Agree completely. When starving, food is food.

At that point in time, the grasshoppers were the best source of protein and other essentials.

Sad that most people did not grok that fact.

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 05:14 PM

10. I understand his aversion perfectly!

As far as I'm concerned, lobsters and crabs ARE bugs. I don't eat any kind of shellfish at all, not just the buggy ones. I love actual fish, but basically all invertebrates are a nope for me (as food). I know I'm weird, though. I'm almost positive I have ARFID (Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder) although I've never been diagnosed. There's a long list of things I. Will. Not. Eat.

The whole time I was growing up and for quite a while after, I felt like a freak. Eventually, I stopped caring and figured out that owning my weirdness was the way to go. Now, if someone comments on what I'm (not) eating, I say, "Yeah, I know, I have very weird eating habits." It's amazing how fast people lose interest in criticizing you once they realize that you know you're weird and really don't care what anyone else thinks about it.

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Response to ShazzieB (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 05:38 PM

13. You have it right. Own your self and all the complexities.

Like sand in an hourglass, let it flow...

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Response to ShazzieB (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 05:38 PM

14. Move over and I'll sit next to you! Agree wholeheartedly!

At this point in life if people criticize or mock my taste my response has become...
Yeah, so?

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 05:41 PM

15. H.P. Lovecraft was one.

He was convinced that lobsters were some sort of cockroach or scorpion.
Lacking space, I won't go into his other dietary quirks.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 04:29 PM

4. and reminded not to drink bleach

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Response to TomDaisy (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 05:42 PM

16. Tide Pods are delicious!

Ain't no dang guv'ment gonna tell me what to eat!

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #16)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 05:47 PM

17. eliminates gingivitis!

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 04:40 PM

8. also prudent to avoid donuts off the ground...

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 04:44 PM

9. At least the Tide pod kids had the excuse of...

..."Do you actually think they invented 'kids doing dumb stuff on a dare'? Or did you forget that's part of the standard package?"

Not so for people needing vaccine bribes and cicada-eaters.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 06:10 PM

18. Vital information, I now have the proper response, when if offered cicadas, from an overly ardent

prepper host, the kind of prepper who is all in on eating everything available to survive. I wonder how the, naturalist preppers feel about Johnathan Swift's, "Modest Proposal."

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