So, apparently my time spent locked away in my office has caused me to miss the latest food craze that people are avoiding like the plague. It’s called pink slime- otherwise known as Boneless Lean Beef Trimmings.
Now, I won’t lie. When I first heard about pink slime I was wondering why they were serving a special effect from Ghostbusters II as a food product. For those of you who are not familiar with what I’m talking about, here’s a little video clip:
So, feeding slime that is kind of like a mood ring for your colon seemed to be a little perplexing to me. However, after doing a little bit of research, I learned that this pink slime was the creation of some genius who decided to take all the left over bits of meat from cows and process it and serve it as food. Of course, before a way was found to disinfect the food with ammonia, this pink slime was used primarily as dog food. Of course, now that you spray dog food with ammonia, it’s apparently edible for humans.
Now, I don’t know about you, but when I feed my dogs wet dog food, it looks like a combination in between what I threw up once after a New Year’s Eve party and what comes out of my body after I eat Taco Bell. So, the idea of eating something of that consistency just doesn’t seem to be that appetizing.
But wait! This sort of pink slime has a different sort of consistency. According to Kit Foshee, a former coporate quality assurance manager at Beef Products Inc., this sort of pink slime “kind of looks like play dough.” I don’t know about you, but I may or may not have eaten play dough when I was a child. It couldn’t be that bad for you then, could it?
However, I read a little bit further, and opponents against pink slime actually said that it’s more like gelatin than meat. So this led me to think: pink gelatin? Kind of like what Ray, Egon and Winston were playing in under the city streets of New York. This means that this:
Is really this:
Ivan Reitman, you genius man! This whole pink slime issue must be his doing. Selling left over product from Ghostbusters II to the food industry to make some money . . . It’s pure genius!
To prove this, I must try some pink slime out and then play Jackie Wilson’s “Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher.” If you don’t know why I must play that song, watch Ghostbusters II and then get back to me. I will let you know the results and film it if anything happens.