Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Day Seven...

A quick check of the front lawn reveals: Snow, si. Unicorns, no. Could it be that both Al and Barry are pulling my leg?

18 comments:

Julie said...

um, Tam, just wondering what you'ld do with a unicorn if you got one?

Tam said...

I've always wondered if unicorn would taste gamey...

Don Meaker said...

Unicorns never get that "rut" flavor.

Here in So.Cal the streets are pot holed, the traffic is jammed, and it was unseasonably cold yesterday at 40 degrees. Same politics as Chicago or Boston, but better weather.

Anonymous said...

Not only pulling your legs but in different directions.

Painful that, after a while.

Rob K said...

Maybe Al and Barry got to talking, and Al convinced Barry that the unicorns should poop snow to combat global warming. You know those democrats always give you what they think you should have, and never what you actually want.

og said...

I bet there's a lot of connective tissue that would require loooong cooking times. Especially on the ones that fly. Hm: Imagine what the white meat would taste like- and it'd be the size of a suitcase.

Frank W. James said...

Since they are capable of flight, I would venture a guess that it's all dark meat like ducks and therefore probably tastes a lot like bad liver.

No thanks, I'll pass. I'll wait until they get as numerous as Canadian geese and then apply for the agricultural depredation permit to employ my suppressed .300 Whisper.

All The Best,
Frank W. James

Tam said...

What is the best caliber for unicorn?

perlhaqr said...

Y'all are confusing your unicorns and your pegasus.

As for cooking the bloody things, I'm thinking braising is going to be a good option.

og said...

Perl, it's The One (tm). His unicorns can fly if they want to.

Frank, you are of course precisely correct, I'd forgotten that flighted fowl were dark in the breast (not being a wingshot myself)
I'd suspect you'd shoot a corn with something like a 416 rigby, or maybe 500 nitro.(Ok, I'm digging hard for an excuse to really really need a nice double rifle.) But up close a nice large handgun round might be ok, like a 44 mag.

In flight, of course, you'd want a punter- and Andre the Giant to shoot it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa_GZ3IGAdw

Captcha: Wavolop. THe part of a unicorn that must be excised before field dressing lest it spoil the meat 'You hang on to the horn, Harry, I'll slice out the Wavolop and we'll skin this thing"

Anonymous said...

Unicorns are best hunted with 6.5x55mm Swedish.

It helps to have a "Nisse" as guide/Tracker too. Just remember to feed some rice pudding.

Somerled said...

Flying unicorns are best hunted with German 88mm flak guns. Algore, Barry--if I was elected president, the first executive order would involve sending them to Alaska in a low-carbon-emitting Yugo to safeguard the polar bear population and monitor ice melt somewhere between Nome and Prudhoe Bay.

Sarah (pointypen.com) said...

Unicorn's treated the same as any other meat. Cut it into manageable chunks and throw it on the smoker with some oak and a few pieces of mesquite here and there for flavor.

Word verification: dineduc. Dine on duck? I wonder if duck and unicorn tastes similar?

kbarrett said...

Best way to hunt unicorns is to send an attack virgin out with a straight razor.

You should be able to pick one up as a pet at any SF or comic book convention.

og said...

"You should be able to pick one up as a pet at any SF or comic book convention"

A unicorn, or a virgin? HTe former are hard to attain outside the Obama administration. The latter- well, I guess I just answered THAT question.

CAR said...

Best gun to kill a unicorn?

I think that was already answered here...

http://booksbikesboomsticks.blogspot.com/2009/01/are-people-getting-weaker.html

The Mossberg 500 Roadblocker is awesome for killing unicorns!

Grant said...

The reason you're not seeing the unicorns is because you're not smoking enough hopium!

Anonymous said...

Hopium. My new favorite word. Thanks, Grant.

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