Summit Up 2-27-13: A horse is a horse, of course of course
Ryan Summerlin February 26, 2013
Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that is wondering if we ate horse meat if we’d even notice.It seems that the peeps over the pond have been going a little mad over the recent revelation that meat labeled beef may have contained a little Mr. Ed.While several European countries have a long history of devouring the family mare, it seems the biggest issue with the current scandal is that they thought they were eating Bessie the cow, not the great, great grandson of Secretariat.We wonder how many lads and lasses rolled into the kitchen after a long day of doing whatever people in other countries do and said ‘I’m so hungry I could eat a horse,’ only to later in fact eat some horse. Millions of Summit Up Readers: Really, that’s the best commentary you can come up with considering this scandal strikes at the heart of the rampant industrialization of our food chain?Summit Up: Actually, we had a couple more jokes we were going to throw out there, but it looks like we might have struck a nerve. We’re all for fresh food (we hate when our Twizzlers get stale from sitting open too long). We even have had a plot at the community garden in Frisco the last two years. But when it comes to meat, we feel pretty safe here in the ol’ U.S. of A.What we’re really scared of is peanut butter sticking to the roofs of our mouths. Luckily for us, this phobia even has a name, arachibutyrophobia. You got to be honest, who isn’t a little fearful of a big glob of the stuff hanging around where it clearly doesn’t belong. Additionally, peanuts aren’t even nuts, they’re actually legumes. Talk about a worldwide conspiracy to deceive.