Delightful vintage toy shows how the sausage gets made

Philip Treece primarily collects most anything to do with conjuring and magicians. In fact, he's got an entire website dedicated to his massive collection. But that didn't stop him from picking up this super-cool vintage automaton that depicts a butcher making sausage.

He writes:

Had a staggering find today. An original Ron Fuller automaton, all beautifully hand painted on tin, all working. I’ve been a lover of The Cabaret Mechanical Theatre for years and to be able to have a piece from one of their artists is unbelievable. Just a fluke of being at the right antique fair at the right time.

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Had a staggering find today. An original Ron Fuller automaton, all beautifully hand painted on tin, all working. I’ve been a lover of The Cabaret Mechanical Theatre for years and to be able to have a piece from one of their artists is unbelievable. Just a fluke of being at the right antique fair at the right time. #automata #automaton #ronfuller #mechanicaltoy #sausage #cabaretmechanicaltheatre

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Jimmy Dean offers sausage-scented wrapping paper

Sausage brand Jimmy Dean is offering wrapping paper that smells like their product line as part of a promotional "recipe gift exchange." To get some of this sausage-scented wrapping paper, you just have to cook up a recipe using their sausage and submit it to their exchange. You can then pick the wrapping paper, or one of the other branded things they offer, as your gift. Then you can enjoy the magic of huffing the meaty-smelling presents under the tree. Or not.

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Make a horse penis joke on Facebook, get 5 years in Kyrgyzstan prison

Do not compare sausages to horse penises in Kyrgyzstan, or you could end up spending five years in prison. One man who learned this the hard way is Michael Mcfeat, a Brit who works at a gold mine in Kyrgyzstan. Mcfeat recently posted to Facebook that a traditional Kyrgyzstanian horse sausage known as chuchuk, which was being served to his co-workers at a holiday party, was actually a "special delicacy, the horse's penis." His co-workers complained to authorities and he was arrested.

Mcfeat, who is currently being held by police, could face racial hatred charges punishable by a jail term of up to five years, it said. A British embassy representative confirmed that officials were in touch with both Centerra and the local authorities over the matter.

Following the uproar, the Briton deleted his remarks and posted an apology on Facebook, saying he had not meant to offend anyone.

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On the importance of sausage to Rick Perry

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