Food Fight
  • Joshua
    February 18, 2010

    It amazes me the morality of food in today’s culture; but to be honest, the issues have been around for thousands of years, if not all these issues specifically, most of them generally. The questions of what to eat, and is it morally right to eat, are reiterated throughout the history of religion. The pope deemed it immoral to eat horses, which was simply due to the fact that horses were the main mode of transportation both in battle and in peace. This, regardless of the fact that Saint Paul said all meat was good for food if taken with thanksgiving. I find the questions of morality in regard to food to be ridiculous to say the least.

  • michael
    February 18, 2010

    Beautiful. Vague synchronicity with recent bits on Achewood about charging extra for vegetables that have been talked to as they’re growing.

  • David
    February 18, 2010

    Love it. Cat, you are wonderful.

  • Beyla
    February 18, 2010

    I keep kosher, but only for health reasons.

  • Duncan
    February 18, 2010

    “exoticizing the otter” is one of the best one liners so far this year. I’d buy it on a sticker.

  • Ben Kirkup
    February 18, 2010

    My lord, a comic with 2 punchlines, both of them funny.

  • Nny
    February 18, 2010

    i agree with Duncan. also, vegetarian is just another word for communist sympathizer. its in the bible.
    the carnivores bible, just to clarify.

  • idkrash
    February 18, 2010

    Be careful of your disruptive behavior miss girl.

    In November, a food fight at a middle school in Chicago, Illinois, resulted in the arrests of 25 children, some as young as 11, according to the Chicago Police Department. (

  • jeffliveshere
    February 18, 2010

    @Duncan: Yes. Yes. Yes.

    Please do a T with exoticizing the otter.

  • Stephen Leggatt
    February 18, 2010

    I fear I am not swift enough this morning to understand the “exoticising the otter” line. Can someone spell it out for me?

  • Joe
    February 18, 2010

    Stephen: If I’m not mistaken (though I may well be), it’s a poorly-scribed “eroticizing the other.”

  • Nny
    February 18, 2010

    Cat’s trying to make the otter an exotic animal.
    possibly illogically trying to ignore the fact that all kinds of otters can be found all over the world, and spreading that propaganda

    or he’s helping hunt them to extinction.

  • Dangerian
    February 18, 2010

    exoticizing the otter -T Shirt xl please

  • Rachel
    February 18, 2010

    Incredible. Exoticizing the otter is one of the funniest things I have read in a while; and the message is, as always, perfect.

  • Anonymous
    February 18, 2010

    in which cat is set up for a long winded pun

  • Save the Oocytes
    February 19, 2010

    “I find the questions of morality in regard to food to be ridiculous to say the least.”

    Yeah, who cares if people starve.

  • rocketbride
    February 19, 2010

    @StO isn’t that what he means? that morality of food is less pressing than getting everyone fed? or am i misinterpreting?

  • a thom
    February 22, 2010


    pretty sure they’re just whining in a literate and funny manner.

  • Tailypoe
    March 16, 2010

    Have you seen the recent achewood comic about the ” seven dollar potato ” ??
    It’s a lie that you need to pay up to get good or honest products or both.
    Go to and find some sponsors.
    We’re not in kansas anymore, dorothy.

  • C
    March 18, 2010

    I know it’s wrong, but I view vegetarianism on the same plane of out spoken Christianity. I understand your means are noble (which is arguable), but that doesn’t make the end product any better.

    A vegan fighting against the consumption of meat has about as much chance of victory as a Catholic converting a Muslim.

  • Ben Kirkup
    March 19, 2010

    Actually, C, that vegan has about the same odds as a Catholic fighting Islam in its entire bulk, to clean up your analogy. Muslims to convert individually, sometimes, anyway – but meat eaters tend to either change themselves or become ever more resolute.

  • Arbitrary Aviaries
    March 22, 2010

    Cat’s “sure, sure” is my personal favorite line, if only because it’s how I respond at the beginning of any argument.

  • Juliet
    April 6, 2010

    Sorry about that dodgy-looking thing above, that was my site. Not, NBBB, me. Quoted you and linked back to you, spreading the Gospel of the Cat and the Girl yet further around the literate web … medievalists, in this case. Not just cos of the indulgences and the polyphonic dialogue. Mainly cos of the lovely T-shirt. Even medievalists need to wear T-shirts sometimes. When the hose, wimples, and so on are in the laundry.

  • Abdullah the Gut Slasher
    June 8, 2010

    And the moral of the story is… even if you go vegan, and you will eat cheetos, your fingers will still be orange!

  • Dr. Grimes
    August 2, 2011

    The thing about dismissing vegetarianism as “conspicuous consumption of morality”… it’s cheaper and less wasteful than eating meat. It’s lack of consumption.

  • Golux
    October 10, 2013

    9 out of 10 Morlocks agree that Eloi are tasty.

    The remainder want a side salad to complete the meal.

  • DT
    October 7, 2015

    Please bring back the Exoticizing the Otter Tee :)

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