Monday, September 03, 2007

A Scot goes to see a man about a dog in Saigon in this article for the AGE (of Australia): In Vietnam, dog meat dinners are generally the preserve of the male of the species, and are, I soon found out, as much a testosterone-infused bonding ritual as canine culinary experience. With much innuendo as he could muster, Hoanh also explained, with accompanying lust-laden growls from Vuong, that eating dog was "good for the man". He demonstrated just how good by a wicked upward thrust of his rigid right forearm that left us in no doubt about the point he was making. Vuong howled in approval.

Read on...


Once I was also told that sweetcorn was "good for the man". In fact I've been told so many things are "good for man" sometimes I wonder what isn't.

A kick in the family jewels, says you.

4 comments:

elliott said...

there's a lot of forced puns in that story. makes one wonder if the author went barking up the wrong tree!

pittstop designer said...

Yes, you might say 17 too many forced puns.

I did like the line where he says he's chief sub editor only to follow it up by admitting there's only one sub editor in the whole office.

...glaring omissions: every dog has it's day, it's a dog's life, dog-gone it, doggy style, woof, growl, grrr, mutt... etc.

elliott said...

a tad surprised he didn't give Lassie a mention, too.

Yorkie Pittstop said...

Dogs in general are definitely not the dog's bollocks when it comes to films, TV programmes these days as proved by the lukewarm reception to Lassie the film released in 2006 and sluggish performace by Scooby Doo films...

Lassie, Timmy the dog from Famous Five, the Mutt in Battle Star Gallactica, Rin Tin Tin are long gone usurped these days by pigs (Babe), fish (Finding Nemo, Whale Rider, Free Willy, Fish Called Wanda) and most recently penguins (March of the Penguins, Happy Feet) and rats (Ratatouille).