Comments: Silent (European) Spring

Ah! The first robin of spring...

Posted by ed in texas at January 31, 2013 12:30 PM

They'll be eating lichen salads with gravel as croutons.

Posted by Vermont Woodchuck at January 31, 2013 1:02 PM

And there was a great famine in Samaria ... until a donkey's head was sold for eighty shekels of silver, and the fourth part of a kab of dove's dung for five shekels of silver. (2 Kings 6:25)

In that same chapter it talks about resorting to North Korean barbeque, long pork luau.

Posted by mushroom at January 31, 2013 1:32 PM

Swift's "A Modest Proposal" comes to mind.

Soylent Green as well.

Posted by chasmatic at February 1, 2013 7:42 AM

My father went into Okinawa in the second wave as a radio operator. I remember him telling me that the thing that astounded him the most was the fact that there was not a single living thing on the island other than Japanese and American soldiers. No dogs, no birds, no cats, nothing. They had all been eaten.

Posted by stuart at February 1, 2013 8:49 AM

There was a time here in the USA when the post-Vietnam SE Asia refugees were depopulating songbirds for the very same reason. It was a plentiful protein supply.

Posted by Lazarus Long at February 2, 2013 6:10 AM

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