OK, so I didn't know that I picked the wrong season to try pomegranate, those large, red-apple looking fruit that are a lot of damn work to eat.
Apparently October and November is peak season for this Mediterranean fruit, according to the Food Lover's Companion -- a culinary dictionary. Still, the pulp-covered seeds taste wonderful, even if they are damn messy to eat and, I believe, just left a cranberry-looking stain on my white turtleneck. Anyway, this one is light and a little sweet, with a close-to-ripe Bing cherry flavor. But let's get to the real matter: How does one properly eat a pomegranate?
As far as I can tell, you slice it in half and squeeze out the seeds and eat them, or you can use a few kitchen tricks as in this YouTube video (it's worth it just to listen to the techno music): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T36Va4OmKDU