Ed Driscoll

Dog Day Afternoon

Hmmm...boiled or fried tonight?

“Obama Bites Dog,” Jim Treacher writes. According to the IMDB, on The Brady Bunch, even after Tiger was written out of the show, his doghouse remained, to cover a burned patch in the Bradys’ backyard astoturf. In the Obama White House, Bo’s doghouse covers this door to the memory hole:

Hey, if we’re going to talk about how presidential candidates treated dogs decades ago, let’s talk about how presidential candidates treated dogs decades ago.

Can you name the author of this quote?

“With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy). Like many Indonesians, Lolo followed a brand of Islam that could make room for the remnants of more ancient animist and Hindu faiths. He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate: One day soon, he promised, he would bring home a piece of tiger meat for us to share.”

Give up? That’s Barack Obama, writing about his childhood with his stepfather Lolo Soetoro in Indonesia, from Chapter Two of his bestseller Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance.

Here’s the above passage in Google books. As Treacher quips, “It’s no fun when we push back, is it? That’s why it’s so much fun.”

Note: Treacher published his post on page A-3 of the Daily Caller. Please don’t allow it to go viral

Update: Since posting, as Twitchy.com notes, #ObamaDogRecipes has gone viral on Twitter. Say what you will about Jimmy Carter, but to the best of our knowledge, he never ate the Killer Rabbit.

Related: “And Now, An Economic Report From Mitt Romney’s Dog Seamus.”