Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tuesday Megalinks: The George Carlin Edition

Oh, man. First Tim Russert, now George Carlin? If Springsteen goes next, I'm moving to Mars. Either way, as tribute to the most important comedian in American history, each of today's links will be followed up by a Carlin quote instead of the usual description.

Broke Grad Student: Festival of Frugality #131 - Summer Savings Edition
"Ever wonder about those people who spend $2 apiece on those little bottles of Evian water? Try spelling Evian backward."

Casual Kitchen: Cooking Like the Stars? Don’t Waste Your Money
“Whenever you see the word cuisine used instead of the word food, be prepared to pay an additional eighty percent.”

Chow: Cooking With Summer Ingredients
“Fussy eater is a euphemism for big pain in the ass."

Consumerist: You Thought The U.S. Was The Most Obese Country? Think Again
“Americans love to eat. They are fatally attracted to the slow death of fast food.”

Culinate: Grain Glossary
“Have you ever been looking through the refrigerator and come across an empty plate? Well, it starts me to wondering. DID SOMETHING EAT SOMETHING ELSE? Maybe the olives ate the peas. Maybe the chicken isn’t really dead.”

Culinate: Market Inspiration
“I guess the worst thing that can happen cleaning out or looking through the refrigerator is to come across something that you can not identify at all. You literally do not know what it is. It could be meat. It could be cake. Usually at a time like that, I’ll bluff: ‘Honey, is this good?”

Dooce: Where is Heather and What Have You Done With Her Body?
“Is a vegetarian permitted to eat animal crackers?”

The Kitchn: Weekend Entertaining – Throwing an Iron Chef Dinner Party
“Two heart attacks has changed my diet, but I still cook bacon for the smell.”

The Kitchn: What Foods Can You Take to Someone Who is Bedridden?
“There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past.”

NYTimes: Bacon a Hard Way - Hog-Tying 400 Pounds of Fury
“If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?”

NYTimes: Food Stamps Buy Less; Families Are Hit Hard
“They (The Reagan Administration) want to put street criminals in jail to make life safer for the business criminals. They're against street crime providing that street isn't Wall Street.”

NYtimes: Yes, We Will Have No Bananas
“There's a lot of things you could use to kill a guy with. You could probably beat a guy to death with the Sunday New York Times!”

Serious Eats: Everyone has a dream of opening a restaurant
“Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don't have time for all that.”

Slashfood: Teach your kids healthy eating habits with online games
"Another terrible sounding word: headcheese. AUGH! I can't even look at the sign."

The Simple Dollar: Reader Mailbag #16
(Scroll down to question #4.) “People who pay for inexpensive items with a credit card. … Folks, take my word for this, Raisinettes is NOT a major purchase. … No one should be paying the bank eighteen percent interest on Tic-Tacs.”

The Simple Dollar: Seven Ideas for Preparing Food at Home Cheaply with Minimal Space and Resources
“And, of course, the funniest food: ‘kumquats.’ I don't even bring them home. I sit there laughing and they go to waste.”

Wired: Do Nerds Like Cheese More Than Ordinary People?
“When cheese gets its picture taken, what does it say?” (Thanks to Serious Eats for the link.)

(Second photo courtesy of Boston.com.)

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3 comments:

Daniel Koontz said...

Oh a GREAT idea for a Carlin Post!

I was trying to come up with something Carlin-esque myself, but I got all bogged down trying (and failing) to somehow incorporate the seven dirty words...

Dan
Casual Kitchen

Kelly said...

I was heartbroken to hear about Carlin - I loved him in high school. (When I was in high school, I mean - when he was in high school I hadn't been born yet.)

Totally unrelated: there's now a word for what you have, and it is Mayomophobia.

marianne said...

George Carlin was loved and will be missed by many. We often use the quote 'could be meat. could be cake.' when we find something unknown in the fridge, cabinet, or on the floor. RIP.