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Silver Crusade

I think there's something in the water down there.


Odd. Unless they were contaminated somehow or he was highly allergic (as I am), he should have been okay. Were they cooked?

Silver Crusade

They were alive.


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Celestial Healer wrote:
They were alive.

You really, really should cook such things before eating them.

Silver Crusade

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That would be a reasonable approach, if one was set on eating roaches.

But eating cooked roaches won't win you a python. Keep it in perspective, now...


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Celestial Healer wrote:

That would be a reasonable approach, if one was set on eating roaches.

But eating cooked roaches won't win you a python. Keep it in perspective, now...

I think that this may be the most surreal thing that Ive ever read.


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Hmm, did someone say roaches?

[bubble bubble bubble]

Silver Crusade

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Not that kind, DA.


[Pouts]


Freehold DM wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
They were alive.
You really, really should cook such things before eating them.

Is this thread going to turn into another raw food debate?

According to the article, eating live roaches should not have killed him. No one else in the contest died. The autopsy should reveal more details about what precisely killed him and why.


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NPC Dave wrote:


According to the article, eating live roaches should not have killed him. No one else in the contest died. The autopsy should reveal more details about what precisely killed him and why.

My guess? A belly full of g@$~%~n live cockroaches! Ain't no mystery, son.

Silver Crusade

They may be cleaned to meet snake-food safety specifications, but I don't suspect those are up to food safety standards. (Then again, most food at the supermarket isn't up to food safety standards, either, but that's another thread.) A roach could be contaminated by any number of things.

Or there's the possibility that a sharp part or a roach that was still moving (gag) tore his GI track and made him hemorrhage.


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Celestial Healer wrote:

That would be a reasonable approach, if one was set on eating roaches.

But eating cooked roaches won't win you a python. Keep it in perspective, now...

He was doing it to win a python? Oy. And in Florida where the things are already a huge problem?

I'm still not glad that he died, I suppose. But damn.

Silver Crusade

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The article mentioned that they would be giving the python to his estate.

Honestly, that's probably the least weird thing that Floridian estate lawyer will have to handle this year.


Samnell wrote:
I'm still not glad that he died, I suppose. But damn.

Oh, I am.


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Can roaches survive stomach acid long enough to, you know, crawl around and stuff?

I mean, I have eaten many kinds of bugs, but always cooked (including these little buggers in Venezuela called "Big Butts", which taste like lemon pie and look like, well, big butts. No, seriously). Just imagining the feeling of that many roaches moving around your stomach sends shivers down my spine.


I really don't get what the big issue is. To me, he should have cooked them first- once cooked, they're just little ugly bundles of almost pure protein.


If a PF game were set on Earth I wonder what regional feats would be available for Florida characters.


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Bill Lumberg wrote:
If a PF game were set on Earth I wonder what regional feats would be available for Florida characters.

"Bonus Language: Spanish", for starters.


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Bill Lumberg wrote:
If a PF game were set on Earth I wonder what regional feats would be available for Florida characters.

Most Floridians are slaadi anyway. Retirement homes are excellent larvae nurseries.

Note 1: But even slaadi don't eat roaches.

Note 2: Note 1 does mean that Nick Cage is not actually a slaad. Yeah, we slaadi were a little surprised by that too.


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It was probably a shellfish allergy. Roaches and shellfish have the same protein.


In case anyone is curious, cause of death was choking from cockroach body parts blocking his airways.

So instead of it being an allergy or the roaches being unclean, he just ate them to fast and some went down the wrong pipe. Or maybe it happened when he vomited.


Regarding stomach acids and other nasty stuff in your bellies: The first few roaches are probably seriously dead on arrival in his stomach. Still, with more incoming, you run out of acids and stuffs and they can probably survive the trip.


Celestial Healer wrote:

The article mentioned that they would be giving the python to his estate.

Honestly, that's probably the least weird thing that Floridian estate lawyer will have to handle this year.

OK so the lawyer shows up and says something like "My clients are sorry for your loss. Please accept out condolences and this nice python."


Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Bill Lumberg wrote:
If a PF game were set on Earth I wonder what regional feats would be available for Florida characters.

Most Floridians are slaadi anyway. Retirement homes are excellent larvae nurseries.

Note 1: But even slaadi don't eat roaches.

Note 2: Note 1 does mean that Nick Cage is not actually a slaad. Yeah, we slaadi were a little surprised by that too.

Some of us are still trying to figure out the difference between slaads and salads; look, whatever, it's not a celebrity thing. :P


Curious wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:

The article mentioned that they would be giving the python to his estate.

Honestly, that's probably the least weird thing that Floridian estate lawyer will have to handle this year.

OK so the lawyer shows up and says something like "My clients are sorry for your loss. Please accept out condolences and this nice python."

At least it confirms that he died a winner.


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NPC Dave wrote:

In case anyone is curious, cause of death was choking from cockroach body parts blocking his airways.

So instead of it being an allergy or the roaches being unclean, he just ate them to fast and some went down the wrong pipe. Or maybe it happened when he vomited.

You would have thought someone would have noticed he was having difficulty breathing.

Silver Crusade

Curious wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:

The article mentioned that they would be giving the python to his estate.

Honestly, that's probably the least weird thing that Floridian estate lawyer will have to handle this year.

OK so the lawyer shows up and says something like "My clients are sorry for your loss. Please accept out condolences and this nice python."

In Florida, they call that "hitting the jackpot."


I lived in Florida for 20 years. I couldn't take it anymore so I moved to the middle of nowhere in Montana. Life is much better. Plus, we don't have roaches here.

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Mead Gregorisson wrote:
I lived in Florida for 20 years. I couldn't take it anymore so I moved to the middle of nowhere in Montana. Life is much better. Plus, we don't have roaches here.

If you don't have roaches, then what's the entity-of-choice to eat competitively? Next you're gonna tell me you don't have any large snakes to win, either...


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El Baron de los Banditos wrote:
Mead Gregorisson wrote:
I lived in Florida for 20 years. I couldn't take it anymore so I moved to the middle of nowhere in Montana. Life is much better. Plus, we don't have roaches here.
If you don't have roaches, then what's the entity-of-choice to eat competitively? Next you're gonna tell me you don't have any large snakes to win, either...

Rocky Mountain oysters. Prize is a mountain lion.


El Baron de los Banditos wrote:
Mead Gregorisson wrote:
I lived in Florida for 20 years. I couldn't take it anymore so I moved to the middle of nowhere in Montana. Life is much better. Plus, we don't have roaches here.
If you don't have roaches, then what's the entity-of-choice to eat competitively? Next you're gonna tell me you don't have any large snakes to win, either...

I'm in the Rockies. We have only a few snakes. I've seen a single garter snake in a year and a half. Oddly it was swimming in an alpine lake.

Parts of this valley do have prairie rattlers, but not near me.

Shadowborn wrote:
El Baron de los Banditos wrote:
Mead Gregorisson wrote:
I lived in Florida for 20 years. I couldn't take it anymore so I moved to the middle of nowhere in Montana. Life is much better. Plus, we don't have roaches here.
If you don't have roaches, then what's the entity-of-choice to eat competitively? Next you're gonna tell me you don't have any large snakes to win, either...
Rocky Mountain oysters. Prize is a mountain lion.

I actually like alligator better. Yum! I just had some sent up for New Years gator BBQ.


Mead Gregorisson wrote:


Rocky Mountain oysters. Prize is a mountain lion.

I actually like alligator better. Yum! I just had some sent up for New Years gator BBQ.

Look, man, I don't make the rules. You don't eat the most "oysters" you don't win the cougar.

And yeah, gator is pretty good.


Shadowborn wrote:
Mead Gregorisson wrote:


Rocky Mountain oysters. Prize is a mountain lion.

I actually like alligator better. Yum! I just had some sent up for New Years gator BBQ.

Look, man, I don't make the rules. You don't eat the most "oysters" you don't win the cougar.

And yeah, gator is pretty good.

Oh, I've had them before. I lived in Florida's cattle country. I actually like them.


I grew up on a farm. Mountain oysters are nothing new to me. Nor are "rooster fries" (the same thing except from a boy chicken). I've eaten gator, and it is pretty good. So is rattlesnake.

And I agree with Big Norse Wolf on the allergy thing. That was my first guess.


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
"rooster fries" .

That seems that there would not be enough meat to be worth it?


You have to eat a lot of them LOL. They are sometimes served as appetizers in southern restaurants.


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*Makes note to self: Add 'rooster fries' to Stuff I don't want to eat list.*


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Rooster fries: both cock and balls.


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So ordering these for my wife when we are in a restaurant.


Oysters or fries? Or oysters with fries?


or cockroaches?


Cockroach oysters?


I like to deepfry cockroach testicles myself. I dont eat em, mind you. I just really really like terrorizing cockroaches.


Eating them would require quite a large number of cockroaches. I'm picturing something that would end up looking like a bowl of Malt-O-Meal.


Who said that I take them off before I fry them?

Silver Crusade

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Florida does it again.


Celestial Healer wrote:
Florida does it again.

Besides the obvious question of why someone would try to steal a chicken statue is the more pernicious question of why does someone even HAVE a purple chicken statue at a residence?


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I blame the Gnome Liberation Front.


Down with gnomish oppression!

Land to the tiller!

Workers to power!

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