I have to get more graphic. This topic needs at least a picture and I can't find one on the web. *a long time ago* cartoons used to love to poke fun at the last depression with what became known as boot soup. In the scene, hapless folks would be huddled around a large iron kettle of soup cooking over an open camp fire. In the cartoons, someone would throw in an old boot under the idea that the boot was as close to any part of the cow as they were going to get. In one cartoon I remember, they were too poor to have a boot, so all they had were laces.
This is ridiculus. I need pictures that I can't find. A little bit o google let me down.