Sunday, May 29, 2011

these are all good questions




CAL
What is "Ribs Et-cuh?"

MICHELLE
Oh, that says "Ribs Etcetera," it's a sign for a barbecue restaurant.

CAL
Why does it have a pig on the sign?

MICHELLE
Because that's the kind of meat they serve at the restaurant, honey.

CAL
They serve pigs?

MICHELLE
Well, you know, different kinds of meat come from different animals.  Like remember,
how steak comes from cows, and how chicken comes from, uh, chicken?

CAL
Yeah.

MICHELLE
So the meat that comes from pigs is used to make a lot of things,
like bacon, and ham, and ribs, which is one of the things they serve at that restaurant.

CAL
Oh.

(There is some silence.)

CAL
So how come the pig is smiling?

MICHELLE
Uh...


11 comments:

  1. Vicky8:32 PM

    smart kid!

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  2. Anonymous9:37 PM

    love Cal!

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  3. As a vegetarian, I have noted that ironic type of advertising frequently. Seems EVERY bbq place has a SMILING pig as part of their logo. I'm impressed with Cal --- kids often pick up on the most obvious things!

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  4. ~snerk~ Good point, kiddo.

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  5. Props to Cal - of course a smiling pig is totally less appropriate than cows telling people to eat more chikin. Also, I totally pronounced "etc." as "et-cuh" the first time I saw it, too.

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  6. I've always wondered that myself.

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  7. Anonymous11:48 PM

    That reminds me of hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy -- where the cow comes up and happily offers itself to be eaten.

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  8. Anonymous6:36 PM

    lisa: dad! those all come from the same animal!
    homer: sure, lisa, a maaaagical animal!

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