Saturday, January 12, 2008

Famous Hurl

I've never really been a fan of comedian Patton Oswalt - until now. The man was asked by the Onion's AV Club to sample the infamous KFC "Famous Bowl" that he had been joking about in one of his routines, and the subsequent write-up he produced for them was a brilliant, poetic exercise in gustatory disappointment. Now, I know the "I ate gross food and then blogged about it!" thing has been done to death, but I really think that this one is worth checking out. You may read it here.

A couple of favorite bits: describing the Famous Bowl, a plastic tub full of mashed-together potatoes, corn, gravy, fried chicken bits, and cheese, as "a failure pile in a sadness bowl," and a description of the KFC "restaurant" at which he purchased his very own infamous bowl: "The franchise I visited, on Hollywood Boulevard near my old apartment, looked like it had withstood assault by bullets, flamethrowers, Baseball Furies, and a hundred hook-handed whores. Everything inside the store—including the employees and customers—looked like it had been rubbed with sad ham."

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