My cat just had a good laugh

From the What-The-Fuck? Department:

Raw cougar meat eaten by a deer hunter is the apparent source of Washington state’s first case of trichinosis since 2001, a health official says.

The hunter was hospitalized for a time after eating the uncooked meat in October but has since recovered, Klickitat County Health Director Kevin Barry told the Yakima Herald-Republic.

Dollars to doughnuts the raw meat this tragically macho hunter ate was the cougar’s heart. What a douchebag.

Anyway, whatever the circumstances, here’s a suggestion for the next time this guy bags a cougar:


Serves: 2

1 pound cougar steak
3 Tbsp. cooking oil
1 teaspoon bacon fat

Marinate steaks for 2-3 hours in your favorite meat marinate. Dry steaks and flour both sides of meat. Fry in skillet with oil and bacon fat over medium heat until cooked.



  1. 2

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    Trichinosis, while rare, does occur. One memorable instance locally occasioned a lawsuit brought by Yul Brynner against Trader Vic’s Restaurant in Seattle, claiming he had been fed undercook Barbecue Beef. He lost a portion of his stomach.

  2. 5

    John Barelli spews:

    Interesting recipe, Goldy. If I ever try it I’ll tell you how it tastes. (That’s almost the most non-kosher recipe I have ever seen.)

    Don’t feel too bad, though. Here’s something to cheer you up.

    The Priest says to the Rabbi,”Have you ever tried ham before?” the Rabbi says, “once, when I was a teenager, some friends and I knew a butcher that gave us some.”

    The Rabbi says to the priest, “tell me, have you ever had sex?” and the Priest says, “well, before I was ordained there was this girl and yes, we did it.”

    The Rabbi smiles and says, “It’s better than ham, isn’t it?”

  3. 7

    rhp6033 spews:

    The buffalo “heart” which Kevin Costner eats in “Dances with Wolves” wasn’t supposed to be a heart, it was supposed to be the liver – hence its darker color. The heart would have been a brighter red.

    But, of course, Kevin Costner didn’t eat the liver either. It was actually cranberry jello.

  4. 8

    rhp6033 spews:

    Also, in the same movie, the fierce charging buffalo was actually running toward his favorite treat – Oreo cookies.

  5. 9

    rhp6033 spews:

    It seems both the Buffalo and the Cast of Dances with Wolves all had better sense than to try to eat the raw meat of a wild animal.

    And I wonder about this hunter’s claim that he shot the couger because it was “stalking” him. Sure, its possible. But it is also possible that he decided to shoot the couger without a permit or out-of-season as soon as he saw it, and then claim self defense later. Cougers don’t often attack full-grown men. They tend to look for easier game, and if they attack people they are usually going for children, small adults, or the lame or elderly.

  6. 11

    skagit spews:

    Tree Froggy John Barelli I would submit that the nonsensical tut-tutting, and general cackling by the X-mas Hag is the product of Estrogen-Starvation. . .that is the correct opposite paradigm for testosterone-poisoning, isn’t it? In another era I believe it would have been called old-maid syndrome. When apparently post-menopausal

    LATER . . .

    Tree Froggy: I leave your age and maturity to be demonstrated through your posts.

    Just had to repost, Mr. Farmer. Wondering here who needs to demonstrate maturity?

  7. 12

    Daddy Love spews:

    No offnse Goldy. Honest to God I sent you some money.

    But you mariNATE in a mariNADE.

    Best of luck. We catch your shows whenever we can, and plan to drag my brother (who lives down the street from the Montlake) out to DL one of these days.

  8. 13

    rhp6033 spews:

    Off topic:

    Bill O’Reilly (sp?) is apparantly saying that if you buy his new book from his website for $26, he will send a free copy to a serviceman in Iraq.

    But Olberman points out that you can buy two of O’Reilly’s books for $25.00 from, so you could buy one for yourself, send another to a solier, and give him a buck to boot. So why doesn’t O’Reilly just send any serviceman a copy of the book if they request one?

    Better yet, just buy and read any of the following books:

    Glantz, Aaron, How America Lost Iraq $4.99 from Amazon.

    Galbraith, Peter W., The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War Without End, $17.16 from Amazon.

    Ricks, Thomas E., “Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, $18.45 from Amazon.

    Phillips, David L., Losing Iraq: Inside the Postwar Reconstruction Fiasco, $11.64 from Amazon.

    I wouldn’t suggest that you send copies of these books to a soldier in Iraq – it would just be too depressing. They already know what’s going on there, anywya. Instead, follow Roger Rabbit’s advice and send money to Operation Helmet.

  9. 14

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Jail Worker Reportedly Denies Rape Victim Morning After Pill Because of Personal Religious Beliefs

    A 21-year-old college student in Tampa, Florida, who reported to police being raped was jailed for two days this weekend because of an outstanding warrant. While in jail, a guard reportedly refused to allow her to take emergency contraceptives because of the guard’s personal religious beliefs. The guard’s attorney has denied that allegation, and says the guard wouldn’t allow the woman to take the medication because of jail policies.

    While the facts are not yet clear on the guard’s motive, the following is not disputed:

    The guard worked for a private contractor, not the jail;
    The guard has been placed on administrative leave;
    The police are reviewing their policies about arresting individuals who report being victims of a crime; and
    The medication incident is being investigated.
    In addition, the arrest and incarceration itself may have been wrongful, because the warrant related to a juvenile arrest for which the rape victim believes she paid the allegedly outstanding fine long ago.

    For story, see

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: It’s obviously inappropriate for a jail guard to deny contraceptive medication to an inmate based on the guard’s personal beliefs. That amounts to usurping the power of the state to impose the guard’s religious beliefs on a stranger, which is clearly beyond the guard’s legal authority, and if deemed a state action, is clearly unconstitutional.

    As for a remedy, we’ll have to wait and see whether the rape victim becomes pregnant, but if she does there would appear to be a clear case of legal liability against the jail and guard for the costs of the child’s upbringing, should the child be born.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I don’t know if Native Americans had a custom of eating buffalo (or cougar, or deer, or bear, etc.) hearts raw, but if they did, no wonder they were wiped out.

  11. 18

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @8 (continued) I wonder how many cameras the buffalo crushed before they got a good take? I sure as hell wouldn’t want to be between a charging buffalo and a plate of oreo cookies!!!

  12. 19

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @9 Yeah, this sure looks like the work of a Dances-With-Imbeciles yahoo — you know, the kind that drives a pickup with a gun rack and votes Republican.

  13. 20

    rhp6033 spews:

    RR at 14: I have no idea how you get jello to stay in any given shape without it jiggling around. I guess that’s why the “special affects” prop guys make the big bucks, with their secret recipies.

  14. 21

    rhp6033 spews:

    Tired of Waiting for an Open Thread:

    So Pres. Bush today comes out “against” excessive corporate CEO salaries. Under headlines which read “Bush Takes Aim at CEO Salaries”, the lead paragraph of most news stories said, in one form or another:

    “President Bush took aim Wednesday at lavish salaries and bonuses for corporate executives, standing on Wall Street to issue a sharp warning for corporate boards to “step up to their responsibilities” and tie compensation packages to performance.”

    Having accomplished its purpose (getting headlines on what polls indicate is becoming a hot-button issue for American voters), Bush will now proceed to take action by: doing nothing.

    The White house confirmed that it does not believe that any new legislation or regulation is necessary, and asserts that the government shouldn’t interefere in the decisions of how much an executive should be paid. Instead, they will rely upon rules which recently went into effect requiring that executive compensation be a little better to determine by those perusing corporate annual reports and proxy statements.

    Typical Republican tactics, a replay of the White-House’s PR Damage Control campaign after Katrina. First, sit back and let everything to to hell in a handbasket. Then, when polls suddenly show the voters are blaming you for the results of your inaction, conduct a quick PR campaign to get headlines to make it look like you are “taking responsibility” for the government’s response, and are working to solve the problem. Then wait a couple of weeks for the reporters to quit talking about the problem, and then forget about doing anything you promised to do just a couple of weeks earlier. Of course, in this case, they aren’t even promising to do ANYTHING – they just want to make it look like the President is “concerned” about the problem.

    And yes, there are things that can be done, including restrictions on interlinking board memberships which vote on each other’s compensation, elimination of corporate income tax deduction for salaries or benefits to executives which are in excess of a certain level (say, 100 X the minimum wage?), etc.

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    skagit spews:

    One might almost think Bush is acting like a desperate back-tracker trying to repair the damage he’s done over six years of total disregard for anyone but his so-called base.

    It’s disgusting.

  16. 24

    skagit spews:

    Pretty much how one cooks any wild game steaks . . .actually, never used a marinade before but would be good.

  17. 25

    Colonel Tucker "Biff" O'hanrahanrahan spews:

    It’s sympathetic magic, obviously. If you ate the tip of the penis, though, there’s a good chance you’d become a Republican. If you were already a Republican, you’d adopt the moniker “Mark the Redneck Kennedy” and start commenting on HA.

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    drool spews:

    I’ve got no problem with him eating it. He probably should cook it however.

    I guess that makes cougar not kosher or halal either!!