“LET US HAVE THE MEAT”

I will make this jerk chicken. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow. But one day, the jerk chicken will be made. Meanwhile, I’ve got a hankering for some hippo meat:

Two people were injured as villagers scrambled for meat from a hippo that was killed by a vehicle along Thika Road yesterday.

The hippo lay near Clayworks Factory on the busy Thika highway near Kenyatta University for several hours after a speeding vehicle hit it.

Armed with all manner of tools, passersby and local residents rushed to the scene to get a slice of the rare meat.

“I have eaten hippo meat in the past and I know how sweet it is. Let us have the meat,” a man said as he ran to the scene.

Mmmm … jerk hippo.

Posted by Tim B. on 02/25/2005 at 10:39 PM
    1. Bu$h lied – the hippo died!

      It’s all about the OIIIIIILLLLLLLLL!

      Posted by Kaboom on 02/25 at 10:52 PM • permalink

 

    1. Hippo’s taste OK better then lamb but not as good as Dolphin. mmmm Dolphin stew!!!

      Posted by Gary on 02/25 at 11:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. ”…Let us have the meat,�? a man said as he ran to the scene.

      Never a truer, nor more philosophical, sentence has been spoken, one that works on so many levels and in so many situations: Let us have the meat.

      Let us have the meat, indeed.

      Posted by goldsmith on 02/25 at 11:14 PM • permalink

 

    1. I got some chicken thighs marinating in wonderful jerk goodness right now.

      Posted by Mr. Blue on 02/25 at 11:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. I make a fine jerk chicken myself.  A word to the wise:  when working with scotch bonnet or habenaro peppers, get some surgical rubber gloves and wear them when working with the little bastards.  Do not, under any circumstance, succumb to the need to scratch as men are known to scratch.  You will be sorry.

      That is all.

      Posted by Andrew on 02/26 at 12:01 AM • permalink

 

    1. I think there is a real, unexploited niche in the market for exotic meats. Hippo farms, rhino ranches, etc. I’d certainly fire up the grill every day if it meant marinated capybara steaks for dinner.

      Posted by Vasco on 02/26 at 12:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. Gary —

      They call him Flipper. Flipper
      Chunk light in water!
      No one in the sea
      Tastes better than he…!

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 02/26 at 12:33 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’ve seen movies where they want the meat. . .

      Posted by Razor on 02/26 at 12:37 AM • permalink

 

    1. So, where’s PETA in all this?  Sounds like their anti-meat campaign is faltering.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 02/26 at 01:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. jerk hippo

      barbara boxer?

      Posted by guinsPen on 02/26 at 01:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. A fake plastic hippo

      Posted by raider580 on 02/26 at 02:18 AM • permalink

 

    1. PETA roasted on a spit … mmmmm!

      Posted by blogstrop on 02/26 at 06:36 AM • permalink

 

    1. Mules the lot of them!
      Er .. Mules, the lot of them!

      Posted by blogstrop on 02/26 at 06:38 AM • permalink

 

    1. “Jerk Hippo” would be a great name for a band.

      Posted by dorkafork on 02/26 at 10:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. The Real Jeff S — They’re trying to work out a recipe for jerk tofu…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 02/26 at 12:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. guinsPen.  Not Boxer-not really a porker.
      Try Mikulski of Maryland.  Just as stupid and twice the weight.

      Posted by yojimbo on 02/26 at 02:23 PM • permalink

 

    1. And here, “jerk hippo” made me instantly think of Michael Moore…

      Posted by PW on 02/26 at 11:18 PM • permalink

 

    1. i ‘jerk chicken’ most days but i dont eat it. that’s gross! b.t.w, what kind of car survives a run-in with a hippo?

      Posted by Deo Vindice on 02/26 at 11:23 PM • permalink

 

    1. jerk hippo

      barbara boxer?

      I would of thought Michael Moore!

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 02/27 at 03:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. richard—“jerk tofu” is a DOUBLE insult…..

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 02/27 at 03:05 AM • permalink

 

  1. My God.  Talk about your road kill.  You have to wonder what kind of vehicle it was.  I once saw a Ford Explorer reduced to scrap from hitting a deer, but a hippo?

    Posted by Max on 02/28 at 03:25 AM • permalink