I had Korean BBQ this evening.
After the fact I learned that some of it was ox tongue. And now I find myself reevaluating experiences that I already had. What I thought was soft meat was probably thinly sliced tongue of some animal. :S
I am at once mournful for the animal and satisfied that so much of the him/her seems to go to good use. (I just felt awkward about almost referring to the animal as ‘it’, because I would never refer to a person as such. Moving on. )
Anyways, I ended up at this Wikipedia entry and found it to be fascinating.
Figured I’d share.
A further and unrelated note.
I wasn’t passionate about sharing that last video. Sure it’s interesting, no doubt. But I sort of just slapped it up after watching it disinterestedly. To be honest, I was busy at work. I don’t know anything about the man or the event.
This is a good example of the need of restraint both in the provider of information and in the consumer.
I should try to post only those things that to myself are authentic and genuinely interesting, and I should be weary of doing otherwise. And you, the reader, ought to read everything with generosity and skepticism.
I mean generosity in the sense of giving the reading the benefit of the doubt—but you must, at the same time, apply to the material a certain ever-present doubt, a doubt as honest as your interest in good, correct and useful knowledge is.
Lastly, neither the doubt nor the generosity is more important. If you doubt everything, you learn nothing. And if you doubt nothing, in this world at least, it is the same fate.