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Anthropomorphic Cannibalism: Food So Good That It Eats Itself

by on October 19, 2010

Anyone from the South has seen it: the sketchy-ass building, smoke billowing out from behind the dumpster, and, best of all, the terrible, MS paint-drawn logo of a pig chowing down on some baby back ribs, preferably itself in a bed of flames. Apparently it’s a rule that every barbecue joint has to illustrate the excellence of its product by filling its customers’ heads with images of animals so delicious that they themselves can’t help but eating their deliciously smoked brethren.

I’ve always had a weird fascination with this kind of thing, and apparently there are many others on the internet who share my curiosity. I thought I’d compile some pictures of anthropomorphic cannibalism that I’ve come across, for anyone else on the internet who finds animals preparing themselves for consumption as weirdly fascinating as I do (you know you’ve all secretly marveled at it).

All of the pictures below are either via agmilmoe‘s Flickr group, Anthropomorphic Cannibalism or the Facebook group, Anthropomorphic Cannibalism is Unsettling.

Apparently, eating your own kind knows not the boundaries of class:

Nor does it know language barriers:

There also seems to be an unsettling trend of painting giant chickens, uh, preparing other chickens for rotisseries and such. I wonder what Foghorn Leghorn would think about this. I say.

This is mostly filed under the category of “what”?

There is also a special subset of anthropomorphic cannibalism that concerns a food that loves itself so much that it doesn’t just eat one of its kind, it actually eats ITSELF. It is nicely showcased in this highly annoying video for something called Giga Pudding. Watching the bucket-sized pudding jiggle wildly on the plate actually made me gag. Enjoy:

Or this poor bowl of udon noodles. This seems like some kind of awful Saw-ian torture.

Mmmm…I kind of want ribs now…

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