Archive for the ‘Language and food’ Category

Food art: still lifes

May 26, 2017

From Pinterest boards on food art, a small sampling of still lifes: two with artful assemblages of foodstuffs, and two with artful presentations of the ingredients for a specific recipe.

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Let slip the dogs of Japan

May 26, 2017

Though hot dogs combine Memorial Day interest (picnics and cookouts!) with the gay attractions of phallicity (as Pride Month comes into view), after a recent flurry of phallic hot dogs on this blog, I intended to take a brief holiday from the topic, but then a Pinterest board on bento boxes came along. Bento boxes with artful food carefully, sometimes playfully, arranged — including a set of oh-so-cute creatures fashioned from hotdogs: snails, caterpillars, and bears, in particular:

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Dog dogs

May 25, 2017

From a Pinterest board on hot dogs (looking forward to Memorial Day in the US), this way too cute presentation of hot dogs in buns:

Hot dogs by themselves are phallic symbols, but here they are, first, symbols of bones (in dogs’ mouths), and then the bones are phallic symbols.

The Pinterest posting led to no recipe or instructions that I could find, so if you want to reproduce these puppies, you’ll have to figure it out on your own.

If you do, then you’ll be able to eat a dog eating a dog.

Light, and sometimes mixed

May 25, 2017

It started with Chris Hansen posting this London bus ad on Facebook:

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On the bus:

IT’S SMOOTHIFIED.
WE’RE AMERICAN.
WE CAN MAKE UP WORDS.

NOW IN THE UK

So: about the morphology; about the advertising tactic; and about the beer.

Emily Rizzo then threw this into the mix:

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with chelada (a variant of michelada), a type of beer cocktail — that is, a mixed drink with beer as one of its ingredients.

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“Farley”, the dog said, “get me a slice”

May 23, 2017

Three cartoons in today’s feed: a Bizarro with a talking dog; a One Big Happy with a slice that OMG might grow into a pizza; and a Zippy riff on Farley Granger and They Live by Night:

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X with some X on the side and some X poured on top

May 20, 2017

Today’s Zippy, on the theme (more or less) of single-mindedness:

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The food is standard diner fare: meat loaf, grilled cheese sandwiches. And the diner is the South Street Diner in Boston, which touts its reputation.

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Squid Pro Quo

May 20, 2017

This Non Sequitur cartoon by Wiley Miller:

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squid / quid. And squid as a source of ink, squid as food. .

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Special counsel appointed

May 19, 2017

Informed opinion has been very positive about the appointment of Mueller as special counsel to investigate allegations in the semolina affair. Commenters are generally agreed that Mueller is a respected authority in such matters, with a long public career in the field and experience in both semolina matters and the byzantine world of elbow-cheese casseroles.

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Play with your hot dogs

May 19, 2017

As the run-up to the American holiday Memorial Day continues (only 9 days to picnic time), Pinterest has responded with a board of playful things you can do with hot dogs — sometimes moderating their potential as phallic symbols, sometimes accentuating it. Five examples follow.

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Red hots, getcher red hots here!

May 17, 2017

Anticipating Memorial Day (May 29th this year), Pinterest has provided a big Hot Dog board. Memorial Day is a US holiday honoring Americans who died while serving in the armed forces, but it has also come to be the unofficial beginning of the summer vacation season and so the occasion for patriotic picnics (like the Fourth of July, but usually without fireworks or marching bands): hot dogs, hamburgers, mayonnaise salads (especially potato salad), watermelon, and so on.

Now, hot dogs are natural phallic symbols, more potent in a bun, and even more potent with the tip of the hot dog protruding from the bun, simulating a glans penis.

As a bonus, one Memorial Day picnic site suggests fruit skewers for the holiday — just the thing for Queer Memorial Day, with rainbow fruit in Pride Flag order and bright strawberry dickheads.

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