The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

24 April 2007

Beef: it's what's for decoration

Rocket Jones backs away from the meat counter:

The newest fad at the supermarket is "All Angus Beef". That's right, if you eat those inferior breeds of cow, you aren't getting "All Angus Beef", and that is supposed to make you feel uncomfortable in some vague way.

And if that doesn't make you feel uncomfortable, this will. With apologies to the late Roger Miller:

Here I sit, full, gettin' ideas
Ain't nothin' but a fool to eat like this
T-bone steak, great entree
Sucker cost me almost two days' pay

Angus, dang us,
They oughta take a rope and hang us
Ten ninety-nine a pound —
Lordy, what a fool they found

Just sittin' round grillin' on a Saturday,
Six, eight burgers, maybe four filet,
Total bill was like half the rent
I mean thirty-eight dollars and forty-seven cent

So Angus, dang us,
They oughta take a rope and hang us
Ten ninety-nine a pound —
Lordy, what a fool they found

(Disclosure: Actually written after dinner last night.)

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Chaz,

Roger Miller is whirling dervishly in his grave after that one!

Posted by: Kirk Leggott at 8:30 AM on 24 April 2007

I remember the problems that the now-defunct Western & Reno Burger King was having with their "Eat The Angus" promotion. Someone keep coming up in the night and sprayed-painted over the 'g' in 'Angus'.

Posted by: Dan B at 10:18 AM on 24 April 2007

And the irony is, that Angus is not the best beef out there. My Wonderful sister raises cattle & they raise Charolais, which is actually a better beef than Angus. Why is Angus considered the 'top'? Advertising. The Angus beef growers decided to start advertising so they could charge more.

Posted by: Dwayne"the canoe guy" at 11:49 AM on 24 April 2007

Worked, didn't it?

Posted by: CGHill at 7:05 AM on 25 April 2007

My Wonderful sister raises cattle & they raise Charolais, which is actually a better beef than Angus. Why is Angus considered the 'top'? Advertising.

That, and maybe the fact most people wouldn't know how to pronounce "Charolais" without instruction?

Never underestimate the value of accessibility when it comes to marketing.

Posted by: McGehee at 9:27 AM on 25 April 2007

I was humming the tune right along with your inspired lyrics. Been a long time since I thought of that song... thanks Dad!

Posted by: Ted at 4:30 PM on 25 April 2007