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Wednesday, July 25, 2007


The cat on the right of this picture retched up the most enormous frankfurter of intestine-shaped vomit I've seen in a long time this morning. But just as I was reaching for a tissue the cat on the left trotted over and, after a preliminary lick or two, ate the whole thing. Has anyone else ever eaten vomit? What did it taste like?

I'm not the first person, I'm sure, to notice the strange redundancy in the use of the word ‘own’ when attached to ‘vomit’, the obligatory example being how Jimi Hendrix choked on his own vomit. Who else's vomit might it have been? Is it possible to vomit down someone else's throat? Is there a word for that? Anyone ever tried it? And isn't there a Joe Strummer reference here too? The time, I mean, when Joe Strummer compared being praised by John Peel to ‘having a dog get sick in his face.’ If only Sam the cat had been on hand for that one. He'd have gobbled it up and no questions asked.


Ron said...

Puthwuth -

Have you not heard the theory that Jimi was murdered by the CIA's vomit?

The truth is out there. 'Better out than in.'

John said...

Must be something in the air, but the subject of this post immediately brought to mind:

1: Spinal Tap. One of the band's drummers choked to death on someone else's vomit.

2: An episode of The Family Guy I saw last week when the family dog snogs the daughter, who vomits onto the floor, and the dog asks, "Are you going to eat that?"

3: An incident from the Clive Barker story "Rawhead Rex," in which Rex bites off a man's head "just as he vomited down Rex's throat."

I really do have too much time on my hands.

puthwuth said...

There's a film doing the rounds at the moment called Taxidermia which I believe is vomiting more or less all the way through. CGI vomiting though. Stunt vomit, if you will.

For the greatest cartoon vomit scene (yes, it's Family Guy), see here:

John said...

Lest we forget.

Mr. Creosote.