Happy Ozzy Osbourne Bites the Head off a live bat 30th Anniversary!

January 20, 1982: During a concert in Des Moines, someone in the audience threw a live bat at the feet of Ozzy Osbourne, who proceeded to bite its head off. In honor of the anniversary of the day, here's the relevant passage from Ozzy's memoir, I Am Ozzy:

Immediately, though, something felt wrong. Very wrong. For a start, my mouth was instantly full of this warm, gloopy liquid, with the worst aftertaste you could ever imagine. I could feel it staining my teeth and running down my chin. Then the head in my mouth twitched. Oh fuck me, I thought. I didn't just go and eat a fucking bat, did I?
(via Rolling Stone)

Ozzy in 1982

Edit: Changed the title from "20th" to "30th" anniversary. Thanks, DownCrisis!
     Posted By: Alex - Fri Jan 20, 2012
     Category: Anniversary | Music

Hi Alex. 30 years.
Posted by DownCrisis on 01/20/12 at 08:27 AM
Cool post Alex! But Ozzy told a different story on SOUTH PARK!
Posted by Tyrusguy on 01/20/12 at 12:54 PM
Back in the 80s I attended the Marine Corps Jungle Environment Survival Training school in the Philippines. It was a 48-hour course taught by a negrido -- a native guide and instructor who had grown up in the jungle.

You get nothing to eat and damned little water. After 48 hours of trekking through triple-canopy jungle, learning the tricks of survival, you are finally allowed to eat. It's what you get to eat that is... interesting.

There is a very small species of bat called a Bamboo Bat. Its wingspan is about 2", and it lives in (oddly enough) large bamboo shoots. You find a hole in a shoot where the bat has made his home in a compartment, plug it with leaves (after insuring the bat is in there), then use your machete to chop off that compartment above and below the isolating membranes. You then wrap the piece in leaves and throw it on a fire -- bat and all.

After a few minutes, steam emerges. When you hear a soft "pop," your meal is cooked! Remove from the fire, cut a hole in the bottom, and dump the cooked bat out onto a large leaf. It's just big enough for one bite, so you pop the whole thing in your mouth.

For those of you who say you could never eat such a thing, you're wrong. After expending about 15,000 calories over a 48 hour period, you WILL eat it. In fact, you'd probably kill anyone who tried to take your bat-meal from you.
Posted by Pile of Pooh on 01/20/12 at 01:13 PM
So what you are saying Pile of Pooh is that the Marine Corps Jungle Environment Survival Training school drove you batty?
Posted by Fluffy Bunny Slippers on 01/20/12 at 10:01 PM
Close, FBS, but, from a sailor's point of view you have to already be batty to join the Marines!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/21/12 at 05:04 AM
@ Expat47 Hear! Hear! Spoken like a true sailor! GO NAVY!!! 😊
Posted by Tyrusguy on 01/21/12 at 12:09 PM
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