Monday, December 7th, 2009
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Slugabed Beavers, Back To Work!

beaverLazy German beavers can't swim 46 kilometers of the Spree River through Berlin without a man-made rest-stop to help them catch a breather? Beavers are supposed to be so busy and industrious. And delicious. Did you know that beavers were once a popular Easter meal in Germany? (I did not!) As Der Speigel reports: "During Lent, the period of fasting prior to Easter, people were forbidden from eating meat. The church, however, had declared that beaver, because it lives in water, was not an animal but a fish, making them an attractive meal." People and their rationalizing! In my building, the elevators are set to stop automatically at every floor from Friday night to Saturday night. I'm always like, come on, you guys. God knows.

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KarenUhOh (#19)

This German cookbook you're reading must be pretty damn thick.

lbf (#2,343)

Most Berlin beavers I know live off welfare checks, dabble in minimal techno and graphic design, and spend their money on cover charges at Friedrischain club cover charges and organic brunches. Jerks.

myfanwy (#1,124)

God thinks you should take the stairs.

kneetoe (#1,881)

Hey, if all you can eat is German beaver, eat yourself some German beaver.

kneetoe (#1,881)

This explains why there are no more duck billed platypuses in Germany.

cherrispryte (#444)

Very many years ago, the Bolivians were starving so,
They had rats as big as ponies there. They asked the Pope
To declare them fish.

We thank the Pope for granting us this wish.
When Friday comes, we'll all call rats fish.
We catch them with a net, kill with the gun.
We'll call it all forgotten when we're done.

They didn't look like rats at all, but like some horrendous horse doll.
Still they had to eat this thing.
In gratitude, the Pope-they kissed his ring.

HiredGoons (#603)

Beaver stir fry.

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