Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Rats' milk

Via Mr Eugenides, I see that Heather Mills McCartney has been talking to journalists again. Her team should really put a stop to that.

"There are 25 alternative milks available in health shops and supermarkets. Why do we not drink rats' milk, cats' milk or dogs' milk?"

Well, Mr E's not having any of her nonsense. The whole of his post is a joy, but I particularly liked

"The reasons why we don't drink rats' milk are almost too obvious to bother going into - and there's a sentence I never thought I'd type - but clearly the logistics of rearing, grazing and then milking vast fields of rats do not faze this gibbering unipedal loon."



mitch said...

I bet the stools are very small for milking rats.

Longrider said...

I heard this on the radio this morning. Nearly fell off my bike...

DocBud said...

How do you know when Heather Mills is talking complete and utter bollocks?

When her lips move.

Machiavelli's Understudy said...

I made the same point a moment ago on a forum, but I'll make it here, too, as I've got nothing better to do and an assignment I'm putting off:

Given that cows are more efficient at producing the milk we drink, in order to satisfy the milk requirements of the nation there would clearly need to be lots of rats. Would not the volume of milk produced by rats to match that of our bovine cousins mean an overall increase in the carbon footprint of milk production, as rats are less efficient at it than cows?

mark gardner said...

Not surprising Sir Paul MCartney (how the devil do you spell it anyway, McArtney, MacArtney, MaCartney, oh the hell with it, Macca) decided it would be a good idea not to continue living with her. What is surprising is that it took him so long to come to the right conclusion. All that hash smoked in his misspent youth, I expect. Joints in the loo at Buck House, just not on, I always said it would end in tears.

Pip pip

Trixy said...

I didn't think she had a team anymore.

There is only one way you could advise the woman 'shut up, don't say anything.'

How on earth would you milk a rat? Women produce milk, she advocating that as well? Tesco finest breast milk? (or value milk if they live on a council estate?)

Dr Dan H. said...

The Sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf has something to say on this one:

Cue Lister eating cornflakes with milk...

Holly: And that's not cow's milk you're putting on those cornflakes, you know; its dog's milk

Lister: Dog's milk? *spits out cornflakes, stares disgustedly at bowl*

Holly: Yeah, dog's milk. Great stuff, lasts longer than any other sort of milk, does dog's milk.

Lister: Wha.. Why's that?

Holly: Because no bugger'll drink it, that's why.

verity said...

Apart from the generalised idiocy of her comment, I believe the only milk that is compatible with, and nourishing to, human beings is cows' milk and goats' milk.

I honestly don't see Rat's Milk Cheese being a goer in the marketplace.

I think Heather McCartney kept her brains in the leg she lost.

Robin said...

She`s just trying to be funny.