VIDEO BUG EAT EAT EAT
February 10, 2009 3:12 PM   Subscribe

Young American woman eats praying mantis. Asian woman eats large black scorpion. Young Asian woman eating insect while exploitative Westerner goads her. Drunk American woman eats cicada, with much trepidation. Middle aged western man eats giant chinese cockroach. Katie eats a potato bug.
posted by Meatbomb (54 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
something something Les Stroud something.
posted by Rhomboid at 3:17 PM on February 10, 2009


Love the adjectives you left out!
posted by gman at 3:17 PM on February 10, 2009


something something Bear Grylls something
posted by desjardins at 3:18 PM on February 10, 2009


The FARKification of Metafilter continues apace.
posted by Joe Beese at 3:20 PM on February 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


Something something oranges something.
posted by ooga_booga at 3:22 PM on February 10, 2009


something something rhubarb something
rhubarb rhubarb rhubarb rhubarb
posted by adipocere at 3:24 PM on February 10, 2009 [2 favorites]


Drunk American woman eats cicada, with much trepidation

I don't have to see it. I *lived* it.
posted by miss lynnster at 3:25 PM on February 10, 2009


And yeah, I typed that in a Pee Wee Herman voice.
posted by miss lynnster at 3:26 PM on February 10, 2009 [2 favorites]


CBS's Survivor or Rule 34? You decide.
posted by orthogonality at 3:27 PM on February 10, 2009


I still prefer abscess videos.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 3:31 PM on February 10, 2009


I seem to recall someone saying that the human digestive system most resembles other animals' which primarily eat fruit, nuts, and insects. So in some sense it's this stuff that's normal, and the eating of large ruminants and birds which is freakish.
posted by mullingitover at 3:31 PM on February 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


AV, me too - that guy was quick with the bucket! Plus, they're not eating anything gross, unlike the above videos.
posted by HopperFan at 3:38 PM on February 10, 2009


I ate a salted/seasoned cricket once. It had no real taste, but when I was able to discern a leg stuck to the roof of my mouth, I about lost it.
posted by jquinby at 3:39 PM on February 10, 2009


I tried some chipolines the other day; spicy chili grasshoppers.

Interesting, but too greasy.

and the eyes oh my god the eyes watching me as I ate them please stop with the eyes
posted by MrVisible at 3:40 PM on February 10, 2009


Young American woman eats praying mantis

Am I the only one hoping that a giant praying mantis consumes her in the near future?
posted by scarello at 3:46 PM on February 10, 2009 [4 favorites]


When my friends came to Japan for my wedding, I took them sightseeing. I'd love to recommend the bar in Kyoto where we had fried grasshoppers (crunchy, and yes, having a grasshopper leg stuck between your teeth is unpleasant) and fried bees (kind of like overly mushy puffed rice cereal, but without the milk). I'd recommend it, if half of my friends hadn't come down with food poisoning.

I think it was the deer sashimi, myself.
posted by Ghidorah at 3:47 PM on February 10, 2009


I like to think of the recommended YouTube titles as Coming Attractions in the theatrical release sense, announced by Movie Announcer Guy. So, coming, this summer - -

Tiger having Boom Boom with a dog!

Woman, Sex, Dog!

Elephant sex 2!

Leopard and Tiger in Love; boyfriend & girlfriend!

Dont disturb a dog when he's having sex!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 3:49 PM on February 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


You can only wonder what else would have Kafka written if he'd lived in the YouTube age.
posted by Iosephus at 3:49 PM on February 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


This thread bugs me.
posted by jamstigator at 3:58 PM on February 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


Eating bugs is no big deal. Have you ever had a good hard look at a lobster? Fuck me, those things are horrific looking, and yet they're delicious.

I wasn't a fan of the girl in the first link twisting the limbs off the mantis though. Christ, just kill it outright then eat it. No sense in torturing the poor thing. I found myself rooting for the mantis, hoping it would mince up her tongue with those serrated bad boys it had.
posted by illiad at 3:59 PM on February 10, 2009


Well then, lets toss a prolapsed anus in the mix...
posted by dawson at 4:01 PM on February 10, 2009


When I was a kid, there was some event or show at the local history museum. Part of the show included prepared insects for people to try. I mostly remember things being crunchy.

Is it less weird that we eat things that are more (genetically) related to us? Or is it just easier to make that food more appealing by way of making the food anthropomorphic? It's easier to make a cow smile and say "I'm delicious" than a grasshopper.
posted by filthy light thief at 4:06 PM on February 10, 2009


"Okay, we'll meet the meat. That's cool."

6:33: "I am the main dish of the day. May I interest you in parts of my body?"
posted by gohlkus at 4:13 PM on February 10, 2009


I accidentally the whole insect.
posted by turgid dahlia at 4:17 PM on February 10, 2009


I don't know why she swallowed that fly
Perhaps she'll die.
posted by Ron Thanagar at 4:24 PM on February 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


what is the

something something [something] something

in reference to?
posted by brenton at 4:29 PM on February 10, 2009


bwahaha, she didn't eat the scorpion. she just put in her mouth and then the camera panned down to the bucket while she took it back out. no crunch, no swallow.
posted by sineater at 4:36 PM on February 10, 2009


shit. i have been promising myself i would never indulge in stupid inet memes, but who can resist?

metafilter: no crunch, no swallow.






effing doomed now.
posted by artof.mulata at 4:40 PM on February 10, 2009


Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects by Peter Menzel.
posted by gman at 4:41 PM on February 10, 2009


Eating bugs is no big deal.

Ever wake up to an ant marching on your ear drum? Given a choice, yeah, the eating is preferable.
posted by StickyCarpet at 4:50 PM on February 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


A lot of people like watching gross stuff like this on youtube but my personal favorite is watching home excisions and lancings of sebaceous cysts. I guess you could group them in the same category of 'disgusting yet oddly satisfying.'

I forgot about this for awhile, until I looked at this post. I think I spent one night looking at videos for three hours instead of writing an essay. After a whole evening of feeling frustrated about and toiling over my paper, watching this was probably the most satisfying and clean result of the evening.
posted by mmmleaf at 5:02 PM on February 10, 2009


Having dissected insects, and learned that many of them are writhing with parasitic worms inside, I don't think eating them alive is a very good idea. I do have a copy of the Eat-a-Bug cookbook somewhere and have eaten chapulines in Mexico.
posted by sevenyearlurk at 5:09 PM on February 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


Don't forget the cautionary tale of Jerry Mathers, that's right, Beaver Cleaver. He was dared to eat a bug on a TV show, the dang thing perforated his intestines and almost killed him. Moral? Chew.
posted by StickyCarpet at 5:17 PM on February 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


I've been waiting for a thread like this for years, just so I could say:

Yawn.
posted by bugmuncher at 5:51 PM on February 10, 2009 [3 favorites]


Surprisingly, it's not so much the scorpion-eating that's squikking me out in this video (and the other one), as it is the sleazy, porn-producer like grunts and goading from the guy behind the camera. There's no reason this should be porn, but they're framing it like it is, which is... weird.

Dear creepy white men, you are hereby barred from the poor rural villages of Asia.
posted by dgaicun at 5:56 PM on February 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


What this thread needs is a clip of River Tam saying "I swallowed a bug" right after the big Reaver chase scene. Unfourtunatly I can't find it on You Tube and I'm not motivated enough to upload one now. So if you could just go ahead and imagine that I linked to that clip and you just watched it it will be fun. Ok?
posted by Bango Skank at 6:15 PM on February 10, 2009


I MADE YOU A TSETSE BUT I EATED IT
posted by brundlefly at 6:45 PM on February 10, 2009 [2 favorites]


Cassie Eats Cockroaches
posted by The Straightener at 7:04 PM on February 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


These videos make me sad.

SEXY GIRL SEXY HOT ASIAN GIRL ASIAN SEXY GIRL HOT BLOND DRUNK GIRL GROSS

She wants it. She wants that ugly thing in her mouth. It is soooo gross, but she will swallow it because she is a hot sexy hot asian drunk hot girl.

This is porn, with bugs instead of penises.
posted by ook at 7:35 PM on February 10, 2009 [3 favorites]


I tried eating cicadas at the time of the most recent 17-year-cicada emergence in my area. Only the white ones (just emerged), parboiled first and then fried. They didn't taste like much, and despite being still soft, were basically indigestible. But the same could be said about many things Westerners eat routinely.

Arthropods that live in the water are even more scary looking but much better eating (who first ate a lobster?)
posted by bad grammar at 8:24 PM on February 10, 2009


I think I just ate half-raw turkey.
posted by dirigibleman at 8:28 PM on February 10, 2009


>The FARKification of Metafilter continues apace.
posted by Joe Beese


Is that your master plan Joe?
posted by Sailormom at 8:32 PM on February 10, 2009


This Is Just To Say

I have eaten
the bugs
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
saving
for pornography

Forgive me
they were delicious
so salty
and so cold
posted by Floydd at 8:40 PM on February 10, 2009 [3 favorites]


Anybody else ever tried chapulinas? Muy salty.

For you Los Angeles Mefites, anybody ever been to Typhoon Restaurant at the Santa Monica Airport? They have a lovely insect menu, just fyi.
posted by miss lynnster at 8:54 PM on February 10, 2009


You must have had bondaeggi when you were here in Korea, Meatbomb. Mmmm, delicious salty silkworm grubs. I love 'em.

Arthropods that live in the water are even more scary looking

I've often thought about this. Spiders are my freak-the-hell-out bug, and crabs are just OMIGOD giant underwater spiders, as far as I can see. I mean, they're yummy and all, but insects being automatically not-food while crabs and lobsters and crayfish and yabbies and so on are automatically eat-em-up-yum strikes me as pretty irrational.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:25 PM on February 10, 2009


Pedantry shield activate! Yes, I know, spiders aren't actually bugs.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:25 PM on February 10, 2009


mullingitover: "I seem to recall someone saying that the human digestive system most resembles other animals' which primarily eat fruit, nuts, and insects. So in some sense it's this stuff that's normal, and the eating of large ruminants and birds which is freakish."

Nope.
posted by PontifexPrimus at 11:08 PM on February 10, 2009


dgaicun, ook: that's what initially struck me as really off, too. You'll notice that I edited the titles to more accurately represent the action, and I was kind of waiting for someone to notice the porno vibe. My vote is for rule 34.
posted by Meatbomb at 11:16 PM on February 10, 2009


Strange people find new and exiciting ways to get halitosis. All on youtube. This must be what the internet was invented for.
posted by MuffinMan at 12:32 AM on February 11, 2009


NOM NOM NOM
posted by Cantdosleepy at 1:46 AM on February 11, 2009


(shrugs) Aren't they supposed to be yummy? Haven't people been eating bugs since the olden days, when we weren't even people? Do I even need to click on these? It's just people eating insects, correct?

Still, Meatbomb, I thank you for the squick-out attempt. I smiled, thinking how many netizens you may have put off their dinner. For that, I give you ...
(writing with magic marker on index card)

... a full TEN POINTS!

BARRIS: Alright alright! Ten points! Jaye P. Morgan, what did you think of Meatbomb's fine FPP!?
posted by not_on_display at 4:55 AM on February 11, 2009


Dear AskMe,

I left a tuna sandwich out on the counter overnight.

Is it safe to eat the cockroaches that have accumulated?
posted by orme at 5:59 AM on February 11, 2009


No thanks, I had bugs for lunch.
posted by Goofyy at 11:28 AM on February 11, 2009


waiting for someone to notice the porno vibe.

I have no idea what you're talking about. Now if you'll excuse me, I have more videos of glossy, muscular farm animals shooting jets of creamy fluid all over the place to enjoy.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 1:15 PM on February 11, 2009


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