Eat Me Baby One More Time


Eat Me Baby One More Time


ood evening, madam, and gentlemen. I am the main dish for the day. May I interest you in parts of my body? Something off my shoulder, perhaps, braised in a little white wine sauce?” The Ameglian Major Cow in Douglas Adams’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy appears on screen as oodles of talking flesh prostrated on a dinner table that could seat four. This grass-fed quadruped offers himself for consumption to the humans and aliens at the table.

The humans Arthur Dent and Tricia McMillan look bewildered, but the aliens Zaphod Beeblebrox and Ford Prefect seem unperturbed by the notion of a suicidal talking cow… like, this is completely normal, to acquire the verbal consent of your future meal. Zaphod even gets up and checks out the meat (he squeezes the cow’s ass) while the cow is inviting them to eat parts of his body.