Monday, March 29, 2010

Disaster, or Opportunity?

A study of adult grasshopper populations in several midwestern states has led to a forecast of a plague of locusts this coming summer. Costs of millions of dollars are projected by the states which will likely be affected. Having dabbled in entomophagy at times, I have come to the conclusion that this onslaught of grasshoppers may be a boon... if only a fast-food chain would hop on the chapulines bandwagon. Maybe local megachurches can do their part to stave off the entomological menace by holding locust and wild honey suppers.

As they say, when life hands you a lemon plague of locusts, make lemonade fried locusts.

7 comments:

Smut Clyde said...

According to Wackyweedia, the Greek word translated "locusts" [in locusts & wild honey] may refer to carob pods, rather than to grasshoppers... but then we read in Leviticus that locusts are kosher, which is reassuring, but does suggest that they were a staple part of the diet.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

but then we read in Leviticus that locusts are kosher, which is reassuring, but does suggest that they were a staple part of the diet.

If I recall correctly, hoppers are okay, crawlers aren't.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I leave the bug food to the spiders, meself.
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Von said...

no nononononono
Yucky!!!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Opportunity.

Opportunity to Zardoz all over thundra's place, that is.

Substance McGravitas said...

Locusts generally need a few cups of kobold chieftain added.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

To all the h8ers out there, if a shrimp crawled out from under your radiation, would you pay $16.99 a pound for it?