Thursday, April 10, 2008

Remembering the "Kitchen of the Future"

Out of the corner of his eye, he spied a comely young lass at the dairy case, pondering the implications of hydrogenated vegetable fats. Her saunter-hither gaze beckoned him, and he knew that she and her margarine must, at any cost, be his for the conquest...

Those of you who enjoyed Fluffy Mackerel Pudding will no doubt find this hilarious. I ran across the companion website to James Lileks' coffee table masterpiece, The Gallery of Regrettable Foods, which mines the ironic humor of the post-war food technology boom. It's as much a parody of the photography and illustration of the time as it is of the food itself. Check it out next time you're in the mood for some snarky commentary (just make sure the boss ain't lookin'). A few more pre-Photoshop era images for your perusal:

On a side note, I'd like to give a congratulatory shout out to local weirdo-country-rockers Blitzen Trapper for nailing down today's NPR Song of the Day. Check it out here. Huzzah to you, Blitzen Trapper!

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