...except for me and my monkey! "Everything we see hides another thing. We always want to see what is hidden by what we see." -Rene Magritte

Saturday, November 11, 2006

I think I'll just starve, thanks

From yesterday's article in Escapes section of The New York Times, "Setting Out Into the Wilderness With Only a Knife" by Jonathan Green:

"Mr. Nestor has regularly dined on pack rats, mice, and squirrels on his long sojourns intot he wild. 'When it's winter and there is no food on the ground, you have to eat that to survive,' he said, shadows cast by the campfire flickering over his face...'Mice are too small to skin, so you just throw them on the fire and eat them whole. Rats you throw on for 30 seconds to burn off bubonic plague, lice, and parasites and then skin them. If you're really hungry you just eat them straight down.'"

...BUBONIC PLAGUE?