an equal opportunity eater.
Taking the neurosis out of food, one meal at a time.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Things I do not understand
Surely, the list is infinite. But in terms of cultural conventions, here are a couple of mine--
. 5) Twitter. Why? Wherefore? Who?
I love Alain de Bottin's tweets, but even he palls after awhile. And how many twitter accounts can a human being actually follow? Care about?
4)Unlimited beer, wine, spirits and food events. What are they thinking? Everything goes better with a celebrity, I suppose.
3) County Fairs. In September.
2) The death penalty, particularly for those with an IQ under 75. (In a recent execution of a man with a 60 point IQ, a Texas spokesman said he had gamed the system, because in previous tests he had scored 70).
1) Chatting on cell phones in public loos. It startled me the first time I witnessed it, eight years ago at Pasadena's Borders, it surprised me last week at Santa Monica. Doesn't all that flushing detract from the conversation?