Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hock Lam Beef

Do you remember Hog, Herd & a Bird? Stupid question. Of course you do. At first glance, the Hock Lam Beef might appear to be a similar triumph of generic animal matter.

Gesturing with a hoof, this, this thing seems not so much an individual identity as a bizarre all-meats-to-all-people amalgam.

But in this case, the simplest explanation is the correct one. For this is no implausible hybrid (like, say, this creature or this one). Instead of some ungodly ham/lamb/cow monstrosity, this is just a cow destined to be served by a restaurant formerly located on Singapore's fortuitously named Hock Lam Street. Now that we're contenting ourselves with simple solutions to thorny philosophical puzzles, we are comfortable assuming that the still-living cow has had a giant bite taken from her cheerful and accommodating underbelly.

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