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Is That Calamari Or Pig Rectum?

A recent episode of This American Life explored the theme of Doppelgangers, and by far the most sensational segment hinged on a report that pig rectum was being sold as imitation calamari. A reporter for the show, Ben Calhoun, got a tip about a farmer "with some standing in the pork industry" who is in charge of "a pork producing operation that spans several states." One fine day this farmer was visiting a pork processing plant in Oklahoma, and noticed boxes stacked on the floor labeled "artificial calamari.
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Jeryl Brunner: Life Imitates Art During the Show Celebrity Autobiography

United States / New York : Huffington Post: New York Blog (3 years ago)

Wasn't it Oscar Wilde who said that "life imitates art far more than art imitates life"? Lucky is the person to witness it full force in action. Wilde would have lovedCelebrity Autobiography. Read Post

Breaking: No One Actually Sells Pig Rectums As ‘Imitation Calamari’

Lifestyle / Shopping : The Consumerist (last year)

For the last week or so, public radio listeners haven’t been able to look at their deep-fried appetizers quite the same way. That’s because two weekends ago, the WBEZ/PRI program “This American Life” investigated a reader’s tip that... Read Post

This American Life: This week's episode of This American...

Lifestyle / Food & Drink : Eater National (last year)

This week's episode of This American Life looks at doppelgangers: comedian Fred Armisen does a pretty solid imitation of host Ira Glass, and one of the features looks at whether restaurants are serving fried rings of pig rectum and ... Read Post


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