Saturday, October 14, 2006

Quick Pix and Descripts

Not much time, but...to get these posted...here's the too much coffee version:

My fave from the trip (click to see bigger)...


Bambino and I in a yurta near Tash Rabat.

The first of the infamous sheep. Making the choice at the bazaar:


You poke them in the butt to see how fat they are

Before the prayer and slaughter


And after



if those gross you out at all, let me assure you, those are remarkably tame.

What most folks want to know: like a squishy, chewy, fatty glob of rubberbands. You don't eat the iris (you cut it ou), so there's no "pop" when you eat it. And you eat every part...here's proof:

After-after



Yours truly chewing on an ear (tastes like fat drenched torched leather):



But look how lovely it all is when you sit down:


9 Comments:

Anonymous Angela Ferreira said...

Hey great photos! I bet you feel like you are in another world, hard to believe in the same planet! But that’s what makes travelling soooo great!

10/14/2006 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Priit said...

Very nice photos

10/14/2006 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow -- that sheep's butt looks amazingly like a human's butt!
did you photoshop someone's posterior onto the sheep?
anyway, nice!

10/14/2006 07:52:00 PM  
Blogger onesock said...

Yurta get home soon,no?

sorry, couldnt resist!

10/15/2006 03:46:00 PM  
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10/15/2006 06:41:00 PM  
Blogger Hungry Hyaena said...

Terrific photos, Edward. The after-after shot is particularly nice. It's great to see bone with absolutely no meat remaining. I'm always distressed when I see people eat chicken wings or legs in the States. Half the meat is tossed back, left on the bone. It seems the crew of hatted Kyrgyzstanis is more thorough.

10/16/2006 02:59:00 PM  
Blogger Chris Rywalt said...

You know, with all this talk of sheep eyeballs, we've kind of forgotten one of the more interesting, to me, possible cultural differences. Seeing Bambino and Ed posed in front of the patterned carpets and pillows made me think of it. So I'm going to go ahead and ask:

Ed, how does Bambino's family feel about your relationship? I'm not just asking about the cultural questions regarding homosexuality, but also the whole idea of marrying an outsider. I knew a Korean girl whose parents wouldn't let her date a non-Korean; my wife's brother has had to win over his wife's Greek family to some degree.

10/16/2006 03:56:00 PM  
Blogger Tyler said...

You poke it in the butt to see how fat it is? It's like the Tash Rabat Eagle, only with sheep.

10/16/2006 07:14:00 PM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

It's like the Tash Rabat Eagle

LOL!!!!!

10/16/2006 07:19:00 PM  

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