They Told Me If I Voted For McCain…

…we’d see an America where cicada ice cream was banned.

And they were right!

COLUMBIA, Mo. – A public health official in central Missouri has asked an ice cream shop to cool it with the cicada ice cream, even though customers apparently can’t get enough of it.

Sparky’s Homemade Ice Cream in Columbia, Mo., sold out of its only batch of the insect-filled dessert within hours of its June 1 debut.

This sort of government interference really bugs me!

(h/t to Wunderkraut via email)

13 Responses to “They Told Me If I Voted For McCain…”

  1. Rob says:

    If you die from eating that ice cream, is that insecticide?

  2. JeffS says:

    What’s wrong with eating insects? Talk about your low carbon food source!

  3. tree hugging sister says:

    Oh, just wing it and have a bite! Rage against the machine!!!

  4. JeffS says:

    Wouldn’t bug me, Sis.

  5. Gunslinger says:

    Will we have to wait seventeen years for the next batch?

  6. Yojimbo says:

    No cicadas yet this year. Another pattern change for us.
    I think you guys are still safe from hurricanes for another year. During your hurricane years we had tons of crickets, bees, wasps and cockroaches. That whole pattern changed the year after Katrina for us and hasn’t come back yet.

  7. Dave E. says:

    If I can chirp in here, a simple crunching of the numbers shows there is no real public health threat. That official should just buzz off.

  8. Yojimbo says:

    I think your suggestion has legs, Dave.

  9. Winston Smith says:

    The real issue here is that the government has stepped in and said “Because we don’t specifically allow it, it is therefore illegal.”
    I hope someone pulled his legs and wings off. Arrogant prick. Since when did the government have the right to step in and deny anyone their own flavour of ice cream?

  10. Mike Talley says:

    Best comment ever!
    Rob says:
    June 7, 2011 at 6:57 pm If you die from eating that ice cream, is that insecticide?

  11. Gary from Jersey says:

    It’s the Bloomberg School of Government: stick your nose in everything, walk away from the damage and tell yourself what a great public service you do for lumpen proles who might eat bugs.

  12. Yojimbo says:

    Insects are a dietary staple in many parts of the world. Soo, wouldn’t this be considered xenophobic?

  13. MikeT says:

    Only if the offended happen to be Muslim

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