June 25, 2007 | Comments ()

By Dustin Rowles | Comment Diversions | June 25, 2007 |


Today’s comment diversion is flat-out silly and it has nothing really to do with a pop-culture site. But, it’s summer, and there are only a few inspirations running on the telly right now. So, I’ll admit that — when suffering from televised-flicker withdrawal — I have watched the two food shows currently airing in primetime now, “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Top Chef,” the latter of which is one of the TV Whore’s favorites (and a topic of discussion in Constance’s first book review). Personally, I don’t see a lot of appeal in shows that feature food that I can’t eat, but I kind of dig that Gordon Ramsay (especially in the few episodes of “Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares” I’ve managed to catch on BBC) and there’s a certain viewing comfort to “Top Chef.”

So, how well will the food topic lend itself to a comment diversion? Beats me. But, since we all eat (except for certain starletards), it is something we should all be able to discuss. Besides, you can learn a lot about a person by his or her favorite foods — it can reveal a lot about one’s background, e.g., when middle-class folks let slip that their favorite comfort foods come in a microwavable pouch — that’s a former latchkey kid for you. Steak-ums: Mmmm.

So, the question is this: You’ve been put on death row. You get one last meal before you die. What is it?

I’ll start us off (and maybe end us, too — if this diversion sinks like I imagine): Annie’s Mac n’ Cheese with twice the recommended amount of butter (fuck it, it’s my last meal); those little G&W microwavable pizzas I used to get when I was a kid for $.49; and a steak burrito from Anna’s Taqueria. To drink: A pitcher of Sangria from Dali, a fine Tapas restaurant in Cambridge.

For dessert: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup cereal. Yes — the trailer trash runs deep in me.

Bring on the chair, bitches.

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Your Last Meal

An Afternoon Comment Diversion / Dustin Rowles

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