Yes, this is food.
Warning: Today's episode of CNET's The 404 Podcast is not for the faint of stomach. Please take a moment to scoot that trash can closer to your person prior to viewing.
404 listeners Derrick the Unofficial 404 Photographer and Henry the Unofficial 404 Uncle surprise us in the office today with breakfast! Well, kind of. Chicken feet, anyone?
Apparently, fear is not a factor for you, Wilson G. Tang.
That's right, the boys were kind enough to make a stop in Chinatown to pick up a few select dim sum dishes for us to try on the air, and by "us" I actually mean "Wilson," because Jeff can barely even handle the sight of the food, and let's face it: there are some foods that even this Chinese guy won't touch.
The tasting menu includes har gow (shrimp dumplings), siu mai (pork dumpling), and char siu baau (BBQ pork bun). Of course, no Chinese meal would be complete without the traditional chicken feet, and Wilson can't seem to keep hands off the stuff. Perhaps it's this type of Chinese cuisine that enables Wilson to see into the future! More on that later.
While we're on the topic of disgusting foods, remember the KFC Double Down monstrosity we talked about a few ago? If you needed any more reasons to stay away, a man in North Carolina bit into a secret ingredient in his Double Down that gives new meaning to the phrase "brain food."
According to his statement on The Consumerist, John in N.C. describes the mystery meat as "a solid-looking piece, a little more than 1/4th of an inch thick at the widest part, and it had the unmistakable "lines" that you see in the brain organ." Click through to the article for a series of gruesome close-ups that might have you skipping a few meals today. Again, not for the squeamish!
We're also unwrapping a brand new weekly segment today in which the omniscient Wilson G. Tang will attempt to predict the future with his own brand of "The Big Tang Theory." We're eliciting questions from our listeners on what they want to know about the future, so today we're asking if the iPhone will ever come to Verizon, how Project Natal will be received, who will be the next GOP candidate, and how humans will use bathrooms in the distant future. Tune in to hear Wilson's predictions!
We'll be doing this every Friday, so send all your questions for our resident soothsayer to the404(at)cnet.com or you can leave a voicemail with your question to 1-866-404-CNET. Have a great weekend everyone!
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Ep. 581: Where we try to eat the meat off the chicken feet