Sunday, January 06, 2008

Boys will be boys: dares

Among the food vendors offer on Thai streets is a full array of well-prepared insects: grasshoppers, mealy worms and beetles. Plus toads. Bryan and Mikey, gourmets of Third World delicacies were not fazed at all when Cisco dared them to eat a bug. "Oh shit," he realized, "now I have to do it." Marco, his taste buds and stomach already destroyed by Lawp Muu, wisely kept his distance with Clara and me.

The vendor offered soy sauce, then at the count of three they all popped in a hopper. "Hey, not bad," they announced almost in unison.

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