Sprinkling the log

The Wayno / Piraro Bizarro strip for 8/7 (Wayno’s title: “Six-Legged Sprinkles”):

A waiter brings an ant farm to the table and shakes ants out of it onto a log, according to the diner’s taste — the parallel is to grinding salt or pepper, sprinkling herbs / spices, or grating cheese onto food in similar fashion, until the diner is satisfied with the amount (if you’re puzzled by the odd symbols in the cartoon — Dan Piraro says there are 4 in this strip — see this Page)

Anteater dining is a thing in Bizarro. Most recently, in my 10/19/21 posting “Formicavore home cooking”:

Anteaters and food in Bizarro. Except for the ant thing, the characters in Bizarro‘s formicavore cartoons act like people; it’s the incorporation of their fixation on eating ants that makes the cartoons so funny. Previously on this blog:

— in my 5/29/18 posting “Chez Le Fourmilier”, about a restaurant catering to anteaters [at which diners select their ants from a large ant farm against one wall of the restaurant]

— in my 3/27/20 posting “Chez Le Fourmilier II”, in which “The chef of Chez Le Fourmilier brings an ant farm [of ordinary size] to the table for the delectation of an enthusiastic diner wearing an ant bib”


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