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Dogs in space? Yes — with soy sauce

How far we’ve come since Laika:

Yang Liwei, the 44-year-old military pilot who commanded the Shenzhou Five mission in 2003, revealed the menu on-board the spacecraft in his autobiography, The Nine Levels between Heaven and Earth.
“Many of my friends are curious about what we eat [in space] and think that the astronauts must have some expensive delicacies, like shark’s fin or abalone,” he wrote. “Actually we ate quite normal food, there is no need to keep it a secret,” he added.
He listed a menu including braised chicken, steamed fish and dog meat from Huajiang county in Guangdong, which is famed for its nutritional benefits in China.

Man, you put sriracha sauce on it, and I’ll eat just about anything.

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posted May 13, 2010 at 3:42 pm

captcha: babushka into

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Saint Andeol

posted May 13, 2010 at 5:03 pm

oh man, sriracha sauce is one of the greatest things ever. and it goes on everything. good call on that one, Rod.

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Saint Andeol

posted May 13, 2010 at 5:13 pm

and of course, when i comment about the wonders of sriracha sauce, my computer lets me post a comment.
earlier when i tried three times to comment on a direct response from the esteemed Mr. Dreher on the topic of atheism, my computer is malfunctioning. :)
perhaps this is a sign that i should concentrate more on the little things i enjoy in life. why worry about throwing my voice into a maelstrom of debate when i can get a quick smile thinking about how awesome sriracha sauce is.
also it’s good on sushi.

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posted May 13, 2010 at 11:20 pm

so when the Chinese take over the world – our pets will be on the menu?

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Roland de Chanson

posted May 14, 2010 at 9:30 am

Cecelia: so when the Chinese take over the world – our pets will be on the menu?
Not immediately. We will likely be the first plat du jour.
The Communist Chinese raise St. Bernards for their flesh. (You can buy dog skulls for making broth.) They kill prisoners for their organs. They force mothers to have abortions. And they stock the local Walmart with shoddy gewgaws.
The only socially redeeming virtue of the Chinese is that they do not carry blaring boomboxes on the subway.
Just don’t let your cute little shih-tzu wander through Chinatown alone.

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posted May 14, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Cecelia: so when the Chinese take over the world – our pets will be on the menu?
The Chinese are building roads throughout Ethiopia, and the locals are begging their own officials to make them stop. Why? The dogs disappear. Ethiopians say they would rather have dogs than good roads.

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posted May 14, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Maybe I should add, the Ethiopians I’ve talked to, anyway.
Can’t help noting it: the Captcha is “filled braising.”

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