Tuesday, June 23, 2009

With All Due Respect
To the Common Folk
And to Garbo, We'd
Always Choose Food

Greta Garbo: "Bring me something simple. I never think about food."
Waiter: "What do you think about?"
Garbo: "The future of the common people."
--a particularly memorable bit of dialogue from the classic 1939 film Ninotchka. We must admit that this whole notion of never thinking about food seems utterly foreign to us.


At 9:28 AM, Anonymous MilesB said...

Me too.

At 10:14 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Except that you've just shed 20 pounds, and look downright svelte! You ought to write a how-to book.

At 10:24 AM, Anonymous MilesB said...

Sure. Step 1: get laid off. Step 2: stop eating out so much. Step 3: exercise.

But seriously... I was watching the Daily Show last night where Jon Stewart was interviewing the Iranian writer Reza Aslan. According to Aslan, Iranians are good at two things; eating and mourning. "Are you sure you aren't Jews" Stewart retorts.

At 10:27 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

That's classic. If you replaced mourning with celebrating, I'd say "are you sure you aren't Italians?"

At 4:54 PM, Blogger LIVE TO EAT said...


I'd say that's classic!

I will always, always choose food!


At 4:56 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Mike, only we Italian-Americans know that this goes unsaid for us, especially males. It's like someone saying they need oxygen to breathe. In other words, it need not even be said.

At 5:17 PM, Blogger LIVE TO EAT said...

Whole-heartedly agreed, John.


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