Words Are Not Enough

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

If you, like me, just had your mind blown seeing Hillary Clinton, the United States Secretary of State, just support the popular uprising in Egypt, you might be thinking back to other protests that have been happening, many of them related to food. Food insecurity is a leading cause of war, crime, and insurrection. Also! Food insecurity is not what happens when you feel like your scones are a little dry. I’m sure you can figure it out. Check out some of these links and reflect. How could you help more people access food–not the food you think they should be eating but just actual FOOD? How about making sure the people who are part of your food chain are as well taken care of as the pricey ingredients?

Here’s a list of some recent demonstrations surrounding food insecurity and other food issues.

Jan, 2011 protests in Jordan over food prices.

Jan, 2011 uprising in Western Bengal over steep increases in food prices

August, 2010, workers in Atlanta, Georgia gather to protest working conditions at Sodexa, a primary supplier of school food throughout the area.

Police  trainees in Eastern Equatoria protest food shortages

@Popjustice Asks: What Would You Serve Nicki Minaj?

Well, I was expecting a myriad of responses to be extremely porny, but some people really answered good-naturedly, such as ClareJay who said, “I took a quiche out of the freezer earlier. To be quite frank, she’ll just have to make do.”  Or MrDrewy who said, “ANYTHING SHE WANTED!!!! PIZZA, HOT DOGS, CHILEAN MINERS ANYTHING!!!!!!”  Enthusiasm.  It’s really what’s for dinner.  However, the best so far, in my opinion is:  whoismatthew:  “Haggis Nachos – whatever else?” Mmmm. Haggis nachos.

I think I’d have to make Ms. Minaj a Pepsi float.  And the Pepsi would be borrowed from my roommate.  As would the pistachio gelato that would be the ice cream portion of this concoction.  Served in a hollowed out potato.  Yum!

Ro*veeta to be served in Williamsburg

Grub Street New York reports on the latest opening in Williamsburg – Mable’s Smokehouse:

“There wasn’t a place in our neighborhood to find the food we grew up eating,” says Love. That food — borracho beans, Rotel-Velveeta dip, Luzianne sweet tea, hot links imported from Schwab’s in Oklahoma City, pulled-pork tamales, and, of course, pie — makes its debut in a suitably honky-tonk setting that the couple built themselves.

As an avid fan of Rotel & Velveeta, mixed together, drizzled over tortilla chips – I find this… to be… stupid. Of course Velveeta & Rotel isn’t served in restaurants – you make it at home and cry into it while wearing your pajamas and watching Ryan Gosling movies like any other self-respecting creep.  Am I the only one irritated with this?  I grew up eating Schwann’s pizzas – are they gonna trick them out for Williamsburgers too?  What about celery with peanut butter in it?  Bologna & mustard sandwiches (with the mustard drawn on in a smiley face)?  No?   Too far?

There’s no price listed for it on their menu, but it better be less than making it yourself.  Also – you’re not fooling me with “housemade BBQ corn nuts.”  I buy mine at 7-Eleven like the other toothless no-goods.

PS.  Wonder Bread sucks

Castle Fryskull

Castle Fryskull is a legendary/mythical location situated in a barren McDonaldland. It serves as home to Ronald McDonald and to the mysterious and rarely-seen Hamburglar, as well as a place of refuge for the Happy Meal Gang and the McNugget Buddies. Its origins are unknown except for the fact that it was constructed to protect an unspecified source of power from those who would misuse it. It is a frequent target for the forces of evil.

(pic found here)

“I go to restaurant websites for the ambiance.”

While browsing here, I discovered a new tumblr that criticizes restaurant websites with some choice quotes, such as:

“I really like the way their cheesy elevator jazz interacts with the music I was listening to in iTunes.”

“I log on more frequently since I know the menu is coming soon.”

“I’m particularly partial to those restaurant websites where the background is dark (say, black), and so is the text (say, maroon)! It makes reading like a work-out for my eyes. Thanks for keeping my peepers strong, restaurant website!”

I salute you, Never Said About Restaurant Websites!  You’re picking up our slack!

(the 60s cocktail menu up there is really just so Snacktime calls me for a drink)