DailyDirt: Eating Like A King…
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
Some people eat to live. Others live to eat. Since there’s a pretty wide range between those two extremes, here are just a few quick links to some examples of interesting eating habits.
- The National Archives has a historical record of, among other things, the favorite foods of many US Presidents. Richard Nixon’s last meal at the White House was some pineapple slices with cottage cheese and a glass of milk..? [url]
- Airlines have tried to offer healthier food options for travelers, but a lot of flyers are sticking to salty snacks and comfort foods. Alaska Airlines’ best-selling meal is a quarter-pound cheeseburger. [url]
- Texas has recently ended its tradition of offering a “last request” meal to inmates on death row after a state lawmaker complained about a meal request that seemed excessive. The last meal that did it: two chicken-fried steaks with gravy and sliced onions; a triple-patty bacon cheeseburger; a cheese omelet with ground beef, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers and jalapenos; a bowl of fried okra with ketchup; one pound of barbecued meat with half a loaf of white bread; three fajitas; a meat-lover?s pizza; one pint of Blue Bell Ice Cream; a slab of peanut-butter fudge with crushed peanuts; and three root beers. (The meal wasn’t eaten.) [url]
- To discover more food-related links, check out what’s cooking at StumbleUpon. [url]
By the way, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.
Filed Under: airline food, death row, food, last meals, presidents
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Comments on “DailyDirt: Eating Like A King…”
About Texas and last meals...
Wow, talk about cheapskates, too cheap to give a fellow his last meal, now that’s cold.
As Winston Churchill once said, “If you’re going to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite”.
I’m thinking a lot less of Texas these days.
Something to like about Nixon. I have a nasty habit of eating cottaged cheese directly from the carton….
Clearly what is needed here is a Death Row Buffet.
Those Death Row Buffets are to die for.
Re: Re: Re:
If the buffet is all-you-can-eat… then that’d be a loophole for the death penalty as long as you can continuously keep eating… 😛
The alternative solution that other states adopt is to just say their inmates’ last meals have a maximum cost of $40 (or some other amount). (Or some states just don’t have a death penalty….)
what a jerk
That Brewer just had to spoil it for all the other convicted murderers.
That guy ordered a truckload of food, then refused to eat any of it. You all know what that means.
That’s right, he was trolling the prison.
Texas made the right decision here. Never feed the trolls.
i’m the kind of poeple who live to eat
didnt eat it?
what’s the point of trolling the prison? get an hour of satisfaction out of it?
But of course. They should have predicted this. Passengers will crave such food to psychologically offset the negative emotional influences of TSA gropes and naked scans, long waits in lines with a risk of missing the flight if everything took enough longer than usual, delays and cancellations, and then, once they’re aboard, the quiet nagging fear that someone will blow up the plane, or someone will hijack the plane, or their luggage will end up in Cleveland instead of Orlando.
Talking about food HDD’s could get tastier, since 18 Terabytes are now possible thanks to a grain of salt in the mixture.