Thursday, May 26, 2011

Afternoon interlude

Between patients today I went to talk to Dr. Pissy. He was in his office, calling his father on the speaker phone. Pissy's family lives in a fairly remote area, and I got to hear this:


Dr. Pissy: "Hi, Dad, how are you?"

Pissy Senior: "I'm working".

Dr. Pissy: "What are you working on?"

Pissy Senior: "Cleaning a 'possum."

17 comments:

SuFu PhD said...

If I grew up eating 'possum i'd be pissy too

Packer said...

There will be two more for dinner

Anonymous said...

this is why pissy moved far, far away.

Texas Pharmacy Chica said...

Dinner or taxidermy?

Is one really to prefer over the other?

One you have to look at forever and one you can cover in cream of mushroom soup?

Decisions, decisions.

thatsit said...

Yumm....

A little Pabst Blue Ribbon with that?

pharmacy chick said...

Road Kill Cafe: you kill em, we grill em:

Pontiac Possum: 7.95

PA Honeybee said...

Maybe he is into taxidermy.....? Or, maybe he and Mrs. Pissy like to "live off the land" in which case I'd say they probably have a good recipe for dinner.

Julie said...

Taxidermy didn't even occur to me ...

lbparker said...

'Possum; the other white meat!

Mockingbird said...

Yall can make jokes, but opossum is good...ifn it's artisnal.

Ross said...

If your copy of the Joy of Cooking is old enough it will include instructions for preparing possum.

Jacqueline said...

I could probably skin and stuff a possum...I've skinned and stuffed a squirrel and many a rat...never eaten them though...ick!

Officer Cynical said...

Change the order of the speakers, and the conversation gets way more interesting.

Unchained Pharmacist said...

Possum is actually not that bad. Tried it after watching Andrew Zimmerman. Wouldn't eat it again, but it's not as bad as I thought.

Anonymous said...

Joy of Cooking has, besides possum, recipes for squirrel, porcupine ("Skin by hanging back legs from hooks"), raccoon (with sweet potato and apple dressing), muskrat, woodchuck, beaver (the tail is apparently the best part) and armadillo, for which the instructions are "Draw and cut free from the shell". I suspect they left out some detail there.

C said...

what does Dr.Pissy do again?

One of my room mates way back had a Sometown Junior League Cookbook with all kinds of game recipes....there was an eel one too that involved hanging it upside down for a long time. :(

Anonymous said...

According to "Joy of Cooking", one skins an eel by hanging it from a hook and using pliers.
In case of apocalypse, I believe "Joy of Cooking" should get me over the tough parts of cooking random animals. Including bear, which you should cook thoroughly to avoid trichinosis.
The father of an acquaintance of mine is quite enthusiastic about scooping up and making use of deer that have been hit by cars (recently dead ones, of course; he's not stupid), and once, on seeing the usual somewhat damaged car plus dead deer, stopped, despite his truck being in the shop, and transported the deer home in the back seat of a Dodge Neon.

 
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