Hey hey! So, Laura and I had the horrible pleasure of seeing Tuesday night's Colbert Report (airing as I type this). The show itself was very funny and watching it filmed was interesting. More on that in a bit. But the really terrible experience of waiting on line has ensured that I probably wouldn't ever do it again. (Plus, I had really bad allergies all day, so that put me in a gloomy mood.)
As you may or may not know, Bobby Flay won last night against the Pop Shop. Bobby Flay's award-winning creation? White bread, goat cheese, brie, sliced green tomatoes, and watercress. [The Pop Shop owners, after tasting it, asided to the camera that it was going to be on their menu next week.]
The Calvert - the Pop Shop's sandwich - was rosemary focaccia, monteray jack cheese, smoked turkey, smoked bacon, avocado, and balsamic mayo.
The judges made a big deal that both sandwiches were really good, but I think we all know that this is a case like Delilah's, where the Food Network obviously did some under the table deals to make sure Bobby Flay came out on top. The crowd definitely seemed to prefer the hometown favorite.
Of course the primary function of the show has been fulfilled: now I am really craving the Pop Shop. Anyone in for this weekend?
So, tonight in class someone made a side-comment about how many books with the word "daughter" in the title are out there. Here's a list where daughter is used as a noun.
The Throwdown with Bobby Flay where Flay takes on our beloved Pop Shop with his goat cheese and blue corn chips will air on Sunday, April 13 at 10 pm.
The answer to the excellent question, "Why did you watch Reign of Fire?" is that it came on after Fellowship of the Rings on TNT (usually the Law and Order network), and we were too lazy to change the channel. Since we were watching in real time (not Tivo), it was also a rare opportunity to see commercials. The following exchange happened after a toaster pastry commercial which said their product was better than PopTarts.
Mike: No they aren't. PopTarts are good. Too bad they're bad for you.
Me: Yeah, I'm pretty sure there's no food item worse for you than a PopTart.
Mike: They're dangerous, too.
Mike: Have you ever microwaved a PopTart?
Me: Noooooo. I've put them in the toaster.
Mike: Not the same. I'm telling you, if you put them in the microwave, the gooey stuff inside? It becomes burning hot, and it sticks to you. It's like napalm.
So that's our public service announcement for today: PopTarts. Not only unhealthy and not nutritious, but also a handy household weapon.
Lessons Learned from Reign of Fire:
1) I do not recognize Gerard Butler (This is SPARTAAAHHHHH!) when he has hair. But he is hot either way.
2) Under the right circumstances, Matthew McConaughey could be mistaken for a professional wrestler.
3) What the hell is Christian Bale doing in this piece of crap?
It is easier to negotiate with the mob than with a multinational corporation, and you will be treated more fairly by the mob.
Special guest Evan joins us for Podcasts 7 and 8!