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The Gallery of Regrettable Food: "Frizzle slices of cooked ham in hot butter, adding 1 1/2 teaspoons of drained prepared horseradish to each 2 tablespoons of butter or margarine. Add cheese." Advertisements, Strange recipes from "the golden age of butter", and just plain weird stuff. Also, I think this guy used to do my tech support. with thanks to Television Without Pity and cakeman
posted by anastasiav (13 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Everything about Lilek's site is delightful to me. There's a book, as well, if you're interested enough.
posted by jonson at 3:20 PM on February 12, 2003


Hey, have you heard about this great site called The Onion?

</pointless snark>
posted by solistrato at 3:20 PM on February 12, 2003


"Look at her! Gaze upon the desolate face of constipation!"

pure gold.
posted by GeekAnimator at 3:34 PM on February 12, 2003


One of the more popular cuts: pressed shank braised with smoker's phlegm. It may take a few tries to get Uncle Hank to hack up enough Lucky sauce, so be patient.

Brightened my day!
posted by rotifer at 3:35 PM on February 12, 2003


Lileks doesn't like us anymore.
posted by PrinceValium at 4:01 PM on February 12, 2003


everything old is new again.
posted by crunchland at 4:11 PM on February 12, 2003


If anything deserves to be regularly resurrected and remembered it's stuff like this. It's also an effective antidote to the Fifties nostalgia thang. Cheers, anastasiav!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 4:22 PM on February 12, 2003


This hasn't been discussed in a while, so what's the harm in bringing it up again? Lileks represents the best of the independent web, imho. The more people who find him, the better. Don't forget to read The Daily Bleat.
posted by pardonyou? at 7:16 PM on February 12, 2003


While some of the recipes are a bit offputting, the photographs are unpleasant only because we've grown accustomed to slick and specially lit modern advertising. Next time you make dinner for the family, take a snapshot with a cheap camera and enlarge.

Not particularly appealing.

Recall the disparity between what is seen in fast food commercials and that which is found in actual fast food establishments.
posted by aladfar at 8:25 PM on February 12, 2003


the photographs are unpleasant only because we've grown accustomed to slick and specially lit modern advertising.

Riiiiiiight.
posted by soyjoy at 9:56 AM on February 13, 2003


And don't forget to bypass The Daily Bleat. Lileks is a prat.
posted by lagado at 3:13 PM on February 13, 2003


A complete prat, if you're talking polititics.

The Bleat is worth reading only when he sticks to other topics.
posted by AnneZo at 3:49 PM on February 13, 2003


I had to link this because, I Don't Hate James Lileks.

We should all be so lucky to have a fan site.
posted by john at 4:32 PM on February 15, 2003


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