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A Healthier Haggis?
January 25, 2011
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Today, if you don't know, is Robbie Burns Day! Every January 25th, lads and lassies of Scotch descent raise a pint(s) in salute of this legendary poet and lyricist. And this year, Scotland is marking the occasion with an invitation to the US of A.

"Arrr! America! Come on over, an' have ah wee looksee at how we make arrr'national dish (haggis) these days, and then, Lord willin', maybe ye can lift the wee 40-year-old ban on importing it to ye bonnie shores, aye!? AYE, I SAYS!!"

That's Scottish for, "Ah, come on. Import our haggis already."

See, the Yanks banned imported authentic Scottish haggis 40 years ago because it contains sheep's lung. But I wonder if they actually banned it because haggis bears a striking resemblance to the face-hugger egg-pods from that old Ridley Scott documentary, Alien.

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Yeah yeah yeah, the ban happened 8 years before the movie came out. Shut up.

(And don't freak out bonnie Scots! We's jess havin' a wee joke about ye foodstuffs!)


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