Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Orthograph #50 - Lent 7, Anatomy Lesson

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

uh, that's not just during lent for me... it's a year-round phenomenon.

by the way, I reeeealy didn't need to see pizza and cheeseburger pictures this morning.

Kirk said...

I think I have an underdeveloped Brocobellum.

katherine said...

HAH! The only time I seem to crave a great big juicy burger servied with steak-cut fries and a chocolate milkshake is during fasting.

margaret said...

I never eat meat but last week when the supermarket rearranged everything and I found myself looking at lamb shanks where the yellow dried peas used to be I thought, "I could buy that..."

Anonymous said...

My 2 year old daughter and pregnant wife were chowing down on a steak the other night (you should have seen my daughter hoover it down) while I ate a nice bean and lentil dish. How many weeks left again?

The Hermit said...

And...I very nearly choked just now on my tea. Thanks!

s-p said...

Hermit, You're welcome... I live for that. :)

babushkajoanna said...

OOOOOh....colors! :)

desertseeker said...

The brocobellum doesn't belong! Replace it with chorizo and egg burrito...

deb said...

And where is the bacon? In the absence of a bacon lobe, there had better be some on that cheeseburger, at least.

s-p said...

Deb, I think the whole brain is actually made of bacon. Chorizo burritos are definitely part of the synapses somewhere between wings and pizza. I may have to do some more research and do a more elaborate brain map that includes BBQ ribs and pulled pork sandwiches, bratwurst, (the brocobellum is necessary because that would include saurkraut), butter poached ribeye steak and etc etc.

deb said...

Ah, I see. The whole brain is made of bacon. Now I understand. That is a perfectly elegant theory; it accounts for so much!

I had no idea that neuroscience was this . . . tasty!

The Hermit said...

"butter poached ribeye steak"

S-P, I think you may have just triggered Pavlovian chest-pains, lol.

Grace said...

And you'll be edified to note that in most girl-ladies' brains, one of those frontal lobes is dedicated to dairy products. Don't know why that is, but a lot of us would rather go with cheese than meat right about now.

s-p said...

The butter poaching before grilling is Ruth Chris' secret. It works. The glass of red wine keeps it from sticking to the arteries. :)

The brocobellum is also important for things like pickle spears, relish and french fries, so while it is small it still has some functions.

The female dairy lobe might be on the other side of the frontal, Grace. I may have to do a right brain diagram too.

Melanie said...

How would someone who is a vegan year-round fast during Great Lent? Not that I am a vegan by any stretch of the imagination, just a question for you....

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Chocolate with everything ... even broccoli.

thegeekywife said...

Seconding the motion for a dairy brain map!

Chocolatesa said...

Anonymous #1: Me too!

And I agree we need cheese in there somewhere.

Your Intrepid Editor said...

Readers will take not that there is no tofu ganglia at all.