Steaks on a train
August 18, 2006 12:29 PM   Subscribe

posted by keswick at 12:37 PM on August 18, 2006

Is this being posted only as an excuse for the punny title?
posted by mrnutty at 12:42 PM on August 18, 2006

posted by Astro Zombie at 12:43 PM on August 18, 2006

posted by brundlefly at 12:44 PM on August 18, 2006

Any excuse to read Twain is welcome.
posted by maryh at 12:45 PM on August 18, 2006

And never he Twain shall meat.

shutting up now
posted by hal9k at 1:03 PM on August 18, 2006

posted by hal9k at 1:04 PM on August 18, 2006

Also available here...
posted by MrMoonPie at 1:07 PM on August 18, 2006

The posted version seems to be somewhat abridged. There appears to be a more complete version.

Twain is in my humble opinion the finest American writer so far.
posted by Ynoxas at 1:07 PM on August 18, 2006

Nothing against Mr. Clemens, but if you want cannibalistic satire, here's cannibalistic satire.

Me, I'm partial to cannibalistic buddy comedies, but they're in short supply.
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 1:23 PM on August 18, 2006

Mr. Swift was a true man-meat aficionado long before Riverman Sam:

"...a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled ...”

Poor children, the other white meat.
posted by BillyElmore at 1:53 PM on August 18, 2006

"After breakfast we elected a man by the name of Walker, from Detroit, for supper. He was very good. I wrote his wife so afterward. He was worthy of all praise."

Hilarious. I've loved this story for ages, and it serves as a useful litmus test.
posted by mochapickle at 2:01 PM on August 18, 2006

Huh. I idly clicked on the Cannibalism tag; there's rather more posts there than I expected.
posted by Iridic at 2:51 PM on August 18, 2006

Mmmm... Long pig.
posted by brundlefly at 4:26 PM on August 19, 2006

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