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The Gravy Boat (hilarious)

by Jenise » Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:42 pm

This Gawker article is so funny that I can't remember the last time I read anything this funny. It's a 24 year old journalist's ascerbic and wisely-observed account of a just-completed week on a celebrity cruise with Paula Deen and about 140 friends, family and fans of the fallen 'culinary goddess'. It's novella length but, believe me, your time will be greatly rewarded.

http://gawker.com/gravy-boat-my-week-on-the-high-seas-with-paula-deen-an-1522108382
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Re: The Gravy Boat

by Tom NJ » Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:43 pm

Oh my god, that was the greatest article I've read all year!
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Re: The Gravy Boat

by Jenise » Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:20 pm

Thank god someone else read it. My DH said he can't remember the last time he heard me laugh like that, or if ever. Especially when I got to the picture of her bent over--it was such a great build-up, that I really lost it there. Wish I could write like that!
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Re: The Gravy Boat

by Tom NJ » Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:34 pm

Me too!

Although you and I had different reactions to that picture. I've posted it on my fridge to help me with my diet.
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Re: The Gravy Boat

by Bill Spohn » Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:08 pm

Great read, thanks.

They should market T shirts with 'Grill Sargeant' on them!
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Re: The Gravy Boat (hilarious)

by Tom NJ » Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:16 pm

Bill Spohn wrote:They should market T shirts with 'Grill Sargeant' on them!


Granted!

Type "grill sergeant t-shirt" into Google Images.
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Re: The Gravy Boat (hilarious)

by Mike Filigenzi » Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:13 am

Thanks for that, Jenise - it was a very good read.

It brings to mind David Foster Wallace's classic "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again", although Mr. Wallace was at least fortunate enough to avoid a Paula Deen cruise.
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