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How do you say Miller time?

Posted on 2006.12.24 at 15:05
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: The Black Keys - Girl Is On My Mind
I think that was the line from the commercial, about celebrating a job well done, a sense of accomplishment after a hard day’s work. Well, watered-down crappy beer may not be the best way to do it, but I think it beats sacrificing a camel, which is what happened at an airport in Turkey.
I’m not sure that this will help their bid to join the EU.


metalclarinet at 2006-12-24 22:53 (UTC) (Link)
I could see being offended if you were a vegetarian. Chances are the camel was killed by someone kknowledgeable with islamic slaughtering practices. These are similar to Jewish ritual, and arguably are more humane than employed by the people who kill aged milk cows for McDonalds.

Really, is it any different than the office hosting a crab boil, a fishing trip, or a hunt?

I knew someone who wasn't a vegetarian, but would eat meat only if you couldn't recognize it. So, ground beef could be used sparingly in a casserole, but not in a hamburger patty.

Besides, once we re-didicate the Temple, won't we Jews bring back ritual sacrifice?
theservant at 2006-12-25 23:11 (UTC) (Link)
Well, I would say that chances are that it wasn't done all that ritually since it seems to have been done in a baggage terminal; I haven't ever been to a crab boil, but I suspect it is different from a crab SACRIFICE.
metalclarinet at 2006-12-27 04:21 (UTC) (Link)
In our airport terminals the only thing that gets ritually slaughtered is luggage. I don't know what God the baggage handlers pray to, but it is a hungry God.

On Christmas eve I was listening to the local Pacifica station. The Nightwolf show is hosted by an American Indian and was about whaling in the Pacific Northwest. The _____ tribe is trying to enforce treaty rights to take 4 to 6 whales a year and they are being opposed by various environmental groups who oppose all whale fishing, endangered or not. One comment on the show: people who eat only body parts carefully served in plastic cannot understand man's relationship to nature, conserving the environment, etc.

I simply don't know enough about Turkey to have an opinion on whether there was any connection between pre-supermarket culture and how the camel would have been killed, or whether this probably was a bunch of drunks run amok. (Which, by the way, is the genesis of groundhog day -- the "first" groundhog was roasted and eaten.) However, I have a friend who just spent a year in Turkey researching the Red Crescent society and I will try to call and get his opinion.

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