Saturday, August 21, 2010

Tainted Egg Recall

When the billion plus egg recall hit this week due to a salmonella scare, I didn't even have to check my fridge because our eggs come from a local farm. So with my spare time I rewrote this tribute to eggs sung to the tune of Soft Cell's Tainted Love.

Sometimes I feel I've got to
Run away Cause the
FDA
tells me ‘bout the bad stuff you bring to me
The eggs I loved
full of nasty bugs
My eggs don’t taste right
For my stomach does not feel all right

(chorus)
Once yolks ran for me (they ran)
Now I'll run from you
These tainted eggs you've given
I give you all a cook could give you
Salmonella and that's not nearly all
Oh...tainted eggs
Tainted eggs

Now I know I've got to
Run away Cause the
FDA
says sunnyside up ain’t right for me
To make things true
You need someone to cook you through
And you think eggs are okay
But I don’t want a hospital stay

(chorus...)

Don't touch me please
I cannot stand the way you tease
I love you though I’m on my rump
Now I'm going to have my stomach pumped
Tainted eggs, tainted eggs (x2)
Touch me baby, tainted eggs (x2)
Tainted eggs (x3)

Yeah food borne illness isn't funny but sometimes you have to laugh instead of crying.

14 comments:

  1. Just how many cold ones did you have with dinner tonight? ;-)
    Very cute and creative. Love the new look here Chris. On to catch up on the rest of your posts this week ...

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  2. I don't know what I'll do if I can't buy eggs.

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  3. LOL! I'm so from that punk era. But cooking an egg all the way is just sprinkler system-ey! Sulfur water and rubber. I hope my eggs are okay, because they're getting cooked soft! Sounds like you got your eggs covered, lucky duck.

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  4. Sing it, Chris! Seriously . . . sing it on a video. :) Love the song. For the first time, I guess it's good I suck at making over easy eggs.

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  5. Love it Chris! I'm with Larry, don't know what I'd do.

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  6. Very cute Chris. Yes, I always buy me eggs at the farmer's market or at a farm up the street from a lady that sells her extra. Bright orange yolks and I know those chickens!

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  7. Did you put that song together yourself? I love that! Local is definitely better, we get a lot of our dairy and egg products from the local farm as well.

    Those ribs look pretty darn tasty! Save me some, I'll be over around 5pm. :D

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  8. You "crack" me up! Get it? Anyway, great poem and in tune to one of my all time very favorite songs no less!

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  9. Haha, spare time? What's that?? Funny though. The mind is a terrible thing.

    I'm still working through the year's supply of Eggland's eggs I won myself, but before that had a local farm source I was using.

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  10. I love that song, and your new lyrics are great! Also, I love new look of your blog!


    Kim in MD

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  11. Love it! Even if you are CRACKed out of your mind!

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  12. I buy local too so never worry, but I have to wonder if you have too much time on your hands? :) LOL this really is creative.

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