Monday, July 14, 2008

much of the New Yorker is too smart for me.

This, however, I found very funny.

14 Passive-Aggressive Appetizers

10 comments:

D.J. Cappella said...

The perfect way to come of a weekend of dinner with family and friends, a way to make yourself feel better and them not to know what this them. Like the 2x4 you keep under the couch.

Merry Monteleone said...

Thank you for that... a perfect way to start a monday morning...

Hope all's well with you, moonie.

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm glad hepatitis is not officially an appetizer. Pretty funny.

cindy said...

haha! SO WRONG!

and if the new yorker is too smart for you, then i should just forget about it.

JES said...

Ha ha, now that is funny.

That Cheryl. That Jeff. They've got it coming to 'em, I say.

C. Leigh Purtill said...

That was hilarious! Feels so McSweeney's...thanks for sharing. :)

writtenwyrdd said...

I didn't find that particularly funny. Except the hepatitis. And the dog biscuits. And slashing the tires... Okay, it was funny. (Not being passive agressive. Really.)

Kaz Augustin said...

It's not so much that the NYer is too smart, as most of the articles are too damn long. I mean, what can you say in 20 pages about the development of feta cheese and how it contributed to the downfall of the Ancient Greeks, that you can't say in 5, with a couple of purty pictures thrown in?

pacatrue said...

I've never done more than two of those. On any given day.

Julie Weathers said...

Well, that seals it.

Between the mortifying lunch with author and agent fiasco and this take on fancy New York appetizers, I don't think I'm heading back east anytime soon.

With my luck, I would say something stupid at lunch like, "These chip things taste just like Horse d'oeuvres, the alfalfa-flavored ones. Not that I eat horse treats much. Alfalfa is a health food, did you know that? Do you think this chef reads The New Yorker for recipes? Ouch. Who just forked me?"