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7 Links of Terror! Godel, Escher, Pepperoni Edition

1. When Chuck Sudo tweeted that his report on the Great American Beer Fest was getting long, I knew it meant one thing: Multi-Part Series! Yesterday’s was about Goose Island entering his Sai-Shan-Tea in the Fest, today’s will be beer in the farm-to-table movement, and tomorrow’s will be about Chicago’s growing beer community.
2. Chris Cognac is a good guy who had a one-season Food Network show (The Hungry Detective) doing sort of what Guy Fieri does… with less shtick. (Draw your own conclusions about the Food Network’s priorities.) He was also an LA cop working the grimmest beats… and now he’s telling that side of his story on his blog. (h/t Louisa Chu)
3. Even if I’m not convinced that the burgers all look that great (some do, certainly), this LTHForum thread on The Burgers of Wisconsin is worth it for the Americana and the signage.
4. If you haven’t read it, this is just weird. The Goats Who Stare at… Trademark Attorneys
5. I know there is such a thing as the Tet festival among Vietnamese this time of year, but I know nothing about it. This blog talks about it and has other good articles and photos on Vietnamese food.
6. There’s something hypnotic about both this photo of a recursive pizza, and pretentious art-world theoretical language being used to describe a pizza (“My work is typically about the structure of an art environment so pizza was a perfect template to exercise visceral enjoyment mashed with layers of intellect in a way to start talking about the social as material in a shared art experience.”) I think he’s being tongue in cheek in this Serious Eats piece. I pray.
7. This vaguely food-themed clip from a 1940s musical, featuring three singing contortionists, was apparently an internet meme at some point, but I missed it (and I’ve even seen it on screen, since it’s in That’s Entertainment III, but I don’t remember it). Stick with it till they start doing the contortion part and you will be amazed:

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2 Responses to “7 Links of Terror! Godel, Escher, Pepperoni Edition”

  1. Louisa Chu Says:

    Thanks for including Chris Cognac in the “7 Links of Terror!”!

    Chris’s show actually pre-dated Guy F’s food and travel series – plus CG was then and still is a cop.

    Now, question is, which is more terrifying, being a cop on the dead kid beat – or becoming a Food Network celebrity?

  2. Michael Gebert Says:

    Yeah, I knew all that, didn’t mean to suggest otherwise if that’s how it reads.

    One thing that was better about Hungry Detective was that the shows were about one city at a time. I watch Diners etc. sometimes and forget where we are at this moment.

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