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Delicious* processed meat in a fun shape.
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I’m a bit late in the day with this idea but I thought it was worth posting anyway. Basically these are pre-cooked sausages but the shape and size of a human forearm and hand (perhaps the skins could be shaped using the same machine that makes rubber 'Marigold' gloves), fingernails are optional. Ideal for Halloween feasting or using as a convenient distraction to zombies in the event of a zombie apocalypse.

Mycoprotein based, veggie option available although this would be rather less effective in the zombie apocalypse scenario, I suspect.

*Note: Obviously I don't really think it would be delicious; that would ruin my vegetarian credentials, but I am prepared to lie for the sake of improved market penetration.
DrBob, Dec 20 2010

William F. Bear, yesterday http://www.6foot6.c...llyBearSausage2.jpg
[calum, Dec 20 2010]

minus the hand http://pictures.aug...ges/finger_food.jpg
[xandram, Dec 20 2010]

cutting the fingers http://www.google.c...0,s:76&tx=107&ty=33
[xandram, Dec 20 2010]

A "Hi - Fifth" Blatantly_20Idiotic...ctions_20for_202011
[normzone, Dec 20 2010]

Resident Evil promo. http://craphound.com/images/NPP_7543.jpg
[DrBob, Sep 28 2012]

Carmina_Burana http://en.wikipedia...wiki/Carmina_Burana
[normzone, Oct 02 2012]

Severed head loaf severed_20head_20loaf
Why stop at arms? [nomocrow, Oct 02 2012]

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       I forsee difficulties in getting the arm and fingers both properly cooked - the arm will be a lot thicker and take longer to cook. If this was just a severed hand it would probably work better. Any other roughly sausage-shaped body part would work well too...
hippo, Dec 20 2010
  

       //other roughly sausage-shaped body part //

Did you have anything specific in mind, hippo?
DrBob, Dec 20 2010
  

       It could be assembled after it was cooked...?
Jinbish, Dec 20 2010
  

       Fish fingers.   

       Or, finger fish - fish shaped breaded fingers.
zen_tom, Dec 20 2010
  

       I do like the idea of just a hand. If you made it roughly the same size as a slice of bread, you could make handwiches.
lostdog, Dec 20 2010
  

       "They're finger-lickin' good!"
hippo, Dec 20 2010
  

       And running through the processed meat limb, billy bear faces or "Blackpool" or messages full of grim, familiar detail such that if they come not from beyond the gossamer veil between the living and the dead, then surely there is malfeasance afoot.
calum, Dec 20 2010
  

       Comte de Frou-Frou: Oh how I would love that. I hate this life; the food is filthy! This huge sausage [points to his dinner] is very suspicious. If I didn't know better, I'd say it was a—   

       Blackadder: Yes, yes, all right.
sqeaketh the wheel, Dec 20 2010
  

       You had me at: "Delicious processed meat in a fun shape."   

       In this politically correct world eating a processed meat product is a small act of rebellion and fun meat products doubly so. I remember as a kid in the 60s seeing a bunch of smelly hippies chasing the midget driver of the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile chanting slogans against corporate weiner shaped car driving midgets and it being very clear in my young mind whose side of this epic battle I was on.   

       I know it sounds like a dream but it actually happened.   

       Side note, not to pedantificate, but and un-processed meat product is an animal that's still walking around. That being said, an enthusiastic [+]
doctorremulac3, Dec 20 2010
  

       OK, that's settled then. It's just a hand. Forget about the forearm.

Jinbish, I think a single piece would be best. A product assembled from multiple components is likely to disassemble at an inconvenient moment and spoil the effect.

//handwiches//

Heh!
DrBob, Dec 20 2010
  

       //handwiches//heh ideedy. (lostdog, you're not lost anymore!!!)
blissmiss, Dec 20 2010
  

       yeah [+] handwiches are good! you can eat them with cheese-toes!
xandram, Dec 20 2010
  

       If you are pre-cooking the arm-and-hand in your factory, there should be no problem with the varying thicknesses and doneness.   

       You could deepfry with the the fingers down in a cooler layer, fairly easily. Or roll it into a conveyor-belt oven arm-first, then out again fingers-first. Or boil it all to done-ness, then crisp up the skin with a quick fry. Or just cook it any damn way, and accept that the fingers will be crispy-crunchy while the arm is moist.
baconbrain, Dec 20 2010
  

       Many people cook people. They might be able to help here.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 20 2010
  

       //other roughly sausage-shaped body part //   

       What was that you said about market penetration, [DrBob]?
mouseposture, Dec 20 2010
  

       /improved market penetration/   

       ...ahhhhh. [+]
Grogster, Dec 21 2010
  

       //I am prepared to lie for the sake of improved penetration.// Don't you just hate being misquoted?
marklar, Dec 21 2010
  

       Both statements are true, marklar.
DrBob, Dec 22 2010
  

       Woohoo! Baked! I'm so proud. (linky)
DrBob, Sep 28 2012
  

       There is so little creativity in the shapes avilalble for precooked sausages. When I run gurning at you, brandishing your waggling, horrible, delectable invention over my head, I need it to be in slomo with Carmita Burana playing, please.
bungston, Sep 28 2012
  

       Ah, yes. I can see how you might be confused over the issue of heightiness. To clarify, the height relates not to their altitude above the ground but to the height of good taste which they represent (which is very high indeed).
DrBob, Oct 01 2012
  

       // the Ride of Valkyries... //   

       Not a piece of music by G. F. Hand-el then … ?
8th of 7, Oct 01 2012
  

       Just be glad it's not the Librarian …
8th of 7, Oct 02 2012
  

       I'm afraid that all mention of classical music and libraries is banned. This is a purely digital idea.
DrBob, Oct 02 2012
  

       Perfect for a thumbnail sketch, then.
8th of 7, Oct 02 2012
  
      
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