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April 10, 2008 3:15 PM   Subscribe

Bobby Egan: Restaurateur and Amateur Diplomat.

Imagine what diplomatic coups real BBQ ribs might pull off.
posted by absalom (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

The New Yorker and Vanity Fair each came out with profiles of Egan last autumn -- days apart. The two publications are owned by Conde Nast.

At the time some were curious:
"Why so much ink on what is, as near as we can tell, a story of middling-to-little interest? And why the close proximity of publication? Is it some kind of intramural scrap or the world's most boring coincidence? Who knows?"
posted by ericb at 3:34 PM on April 10, 2008

Yes. Imagine what real barbecue ribs could do.
posted by emelenjr at 4:37 PM on April 10, 2008

I've had friends like Egan growing up, basically talking a complete load of bullshit — and getting away with, because people love a good story told by someone who's charismatic and self-assured. I'd love to be proven wrong, but having grown up around people like this I have to be skeptical.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 5:15 PM on April 10, 2008

I dunno, Blaze.
Could be the perfect cover, yes?
posted by Dizzy at 5:18 PM on April 10, 2008

Worked for Chuck Barris.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 6:59 PM on April 10, 2008

posted by Dizzy at 6:50 AM on April 11, 2008

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