awa64 asked: Wings (traditional/boneless): cake or pie?
My gut tells me that wing sauce is about the closest thing the world will ever have to meat frosting, so I gotta go cake.
Regular fried chicken is pie, though, because of crust.
ironicpopoculturereference asked: Oh also! Can you talk a little more on the "all food can be called either a cake or a pie" theory a little more?
The basic idea is that every food item is, at its core, either pie or cake. Some are simple. Pizza is pie. Chicken pot pie is pie. Meatloaf and pancakes are cake.
But what about, say, a sandwich? Is it a layered cake, or is it pie, because it has crust with filling in it? ARGUMENTS COULD BE MADE! Baked potato? Could be cake because of toppings. Could be pie, because skin is like crust. DEBATE IS WARRANTED.
And so on with every food until you are dead.
Anonymous asked: I can't get into Michael Kupperman. I've read a couple issues of Tales... and I hear all the people I know and respect really dig his stuff. But I just find it to be empty Dadaism. What am I missing?
I don’t really know what to tell you. I guess either you’re into or you aren’t. What you see as “empty Dadaism” I see as brilliant absurdity. Different strokes and all.
moodykittens asked: In you opinion: Who is the best robot in fiction, and who is the worst?
Man, there are so many great robots. Marvin the Paranoid Android, all the replicants from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep/Blade Runner, Robo from Chrono Trigger, Data.
But I gotta go with my heart, and my heart is with Tom Servo.
outriderc asked: Any thoughts on Great Gatsby (book and/or new film)?
The book is probably the closest we’ll ever get to the Great American Novel. There are passages in it that are just breathtakingly well-written.
I haven’t seen the movie and probably won’t. I’ve seen two Baz Luhrmann movies (Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge) and that’s plenty.
awa64 asked: Barbecue. What is best? What is acceptable? What is a crime against meat?
What is best is classic, North Carolina style barbecue, which is sliced or chopped pork (I prefer sliced) with vinegar-based sauce. Hushpuppies are also something of a requirement. A pitcher of sweet tea on the table is good, too.
Acceptable? I mean, lots of things are acceptable. Pork with tomato-based sauce is fine. I’m not into mustard-based sauce because I don’t really like mustard, but I understand it. Ribs aren’t my idea of the Platonic ideal of barbecue, but I do love them. Brisket is OK.
Crimes against meat? Calling your cookouts “barbecues.” Famous Dave’s. That pulled pork sandwich I ate in Tennessee that tasted like an ashtray. People really do go nuts with the smoke.
fixbane asked: so what happened to the euge opening to WRA i loved it so much
It’s not much of a story. The theme song we had got outdated. It had stuff about Fear Itself in it, among other things. We used it well after that event was over, even.
I actually asked Euge for another theme, and it just kind of ended up not happening. Dude’s too busy, man! And I don’t want to take time away from him doing his thing, you know?
behappyordietrying asked: favorite alchoolic and non alchoolic beverage? Also is bacon the ultimate food?
Alcoholic: I’m a Scotch guy, but I don’t drink it all that often. Rum and Coke is what I fall back on a lot.
Non-alcoholic: Sweet tea!
Bacon is great, but I gotta go with pizza as the be-all and end-all of foods.