Here the great man describes the composition of the only true example of world cuisine:
Of all the ethnic stereotypes I think the two most likely to cause offence, though not to the people in question, are
blubber, the favorite of the frigid Eskimo
and with a far higher degree of probability
See the Mau Maus underneath the jungle sky.
Jolly Mau Maus, eating missionary pie.
Mau Mau certainly did practise ritual cannibalism on a quite considerable scale – King’s African Rifles war-hero Idi Amin blamed them for introducing him to the practice (although not for his subsequent adoption of man-size refrigerators), and Kikuyu Christians were one of their principal targets.
But to calm politically sensitive souls it would be good to find justifications of that strategy, for example in the work of late 20th century local novelists or in academic anti-colonialist rants. I know these things exist, but I forget where, now that zombies from LaCaixa customer service have eaten my brain.
In the interests of balance and mayhem, I would also be interested in songs about European social cannibalism – there must be a ballad about the French progressives who ate the Princess de Lamballe’s heart.
- The Singing Organ-Grinder’s top 10 pig songs
Sincerity meets spam.
- More experiments from the organ-grinder’s workshop
Videos of arrangements of Machito’s Bananas and Valencia, and a preview of a song about doggies.
- Origins of cock and bull
I’m going to try and pin it on John of Bridlington’s rapidly disproven prophecy of a cock and bull and Anglo-French relations.
- Two versions of Flann O’Brien’s “The workman’s friend”
With some relevant chunks of Henry Fielding.
- Three classic Francophone tubes I’d never heard of
Boby Lapointe in Ta Katie t’as quitté, Petit Yodé and l’Enfant Siro in Premier jour à Paris, and Zao’s take on Ancien combattant.