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Stephen Mack
Pig rectums as calamari? Doppelgängers, This American Life, January 11, 2013: "Calamari is on one side of the plate, sliced hog rectums are on the other. Which is which? We got a tip about a meat plant selling pig intestines as fake calamari, wondered if it could be true, and decided to investigate." - http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-a...
Pig rectums as calamari? Doppelgängers, This American Life, January 11, 2013: "Calamari is on one side of the plate, sliced hog rectums are on the other. Which is which? We got a tip about a meat plant selling pig intestines as fake calamari, wondered if it could be true, and decided to investigate."
The first part of the show is Fred Armisen, and the last part is about not-twins, but the middle part is all about investigating if pig rectums are really being sold as artificial calamari. Story by Ben Calhoun. - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Excerpt: "The story he told Emily went something like this. A while ago, he was visiting a pork-processing plant in Oklahoma. He's walking through it with a friend, a guy who managed the plant, actually. And at some point he saw boxes stacked on the floor labeled, "artificial calamari." He stood there, wondering for a second. And then he asked his friend, what's artificial calamari? Bung, his friend replied. It's hog rectum. Rectum that would be sliced into rings, deep fried, and boom. There you have it." (From the transcript, http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-a...) - Stephen Mack
Honestly, I recommend listening to the audio of this more highly than anything else I've ever recommended ever. My kids and I were listening to this story in the car when it aired and it was AMAZING. I have never heard a better radio show, ever. I'm not kidding. - Stephen Mack
(I was reminded to post this by Jessie's post about vermicelli: http://friendfeed.com/justduc...) - Stephen Mack
this explains few things about the last time i ordered calamari at Chili's. - Big Joe Silence
Listen to the story, Joe! - Stephen Mack
Slate says it's an urban legend, by the way: http://www.slate.com/article... - Stephen Mack
I would try it. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Bung! We heard it in the car too and really enjoyed it. Who knew bung could be so captivating... - adf
I caught it in the car too! Missed the very beginning of it though. - Laura Norvig from iPhone