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Pithy Sayings

Food


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You mean people actually eat Spam? It's not just a kitch desk decoration?!
[From "Epiphany in Hipsterland" in Rhymes with Orange by Hilary B. Price]

In twentieth-century Old Earth, a fast food chain took dead cow meat, fried it in grease, added carcinogens, wrapped it in petroleum-based foam, and sold nine hundred billion units. Human beings. Go figure.
[From Hyperion by Dan Simmons, 1989]

Oh well, the shitburgers are cheap!
[From Motor City Comics No. 1 by Robert Crumb, April 1969]

Sticky, Wiggly, Runny, and Puffy. The four food groups according to The Bart Simpson Nutritional Institute.
[From Bart Simpson's Guide to Life, helped into print by Matt Groening, 1993]

Beer and Mars Bars is a highly nutritious diet.
[Martin Leese, 1954 to ?]

There's no such thing as a tough child – if you parboil them first for seven hours, they always come out tender.
[W C Fields, 1880 to 1946]

Admittedly, this time he would be dining with some of the richest and most powerful men in the world, but once you've eaten smoked salmon mousse out of the bottom of a Penthouse Pet you have high standards as to what makes a meal swing.
[From Stark by Ben Elton, 1987]


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