At last night's Oscar dinner, the chef chose Kobe steaks for the meat course to mark the importance of the event. What makes Kobe beef so special? The cows are fed copious amounts of beer and men rub sake into their coats daily. The Japanese believe this attention marbles the meat better resulting in a fuller flavor. It also causes the steaks to retail at more than 100 dollars a pound.
Mr. P would much prefer to drink the beer himself and have his wife give him daily massage with or without sake than to have a slice of beef on his plate get that kind of attention. So would most normal men.