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I had a friend who was an anthropology undergraduate in the UK. He once told me a story about a classmate of his who had heard of the traditional method to slaughter pigs in the Spanish countryside, so off she went for some "fieldwork" to try and film it. Unfortunately, she didn't go at the right time of the year. So, when she found suitable villagers and asked them "can you slaughter a pig for me?" they said "no, but we can slaughter a goat". So she filmed that.

I was reminded of this anecdote earlier today, when Helen suggested replacing "running bulls" with running goats in the Salon.

Can the last politician to go out the revolving door please turn the lights off?

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jul 9th, 2007 at 05:17:56 PM EST
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Reminded of the Mid East investor trading EVERYTHING through Merrill Lynch in Lebanon ( a long time ago...).

He couldn't be seen to be trading "PorkBellies" futures so Merrill apparently had the contract notes print out "ChickenBellies" instead.

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Mon Jul 9th, 2007 at 06:43:51 PM EST
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