News, but not the serious kind
Care to join me in a dip?
Blog Guy, as a professional observer of the human condition, you must feel inspired when you see man at his very best, reaching for the stars, dreaming his dreams.
Indeed I do. For instance, when men and women give their all to make the biggest taco or egg salad sandwich or pizza , just to get into the world record books.
But there is an exception. A couple of times a year folks will try to make the world’s biggest batch of hummus, and that’s where they lose me.
I’m sorry, but once you fill anything larger than a toilet bowl with hummus, it starts to look pretty damned unappetizing. It just comes across as a whole lot of something from a gigantic zit, or like,well, let’s not even go there in mixed company.
So now they’ve done it again. It seems the hummus shown at the bottom set a new record a few days ago, but do we REALLY want that much hummus in one place?
I see your point. Ewwwww. Couldn’t they just dispense with the actual work and award the world record BEFORE the hummus is made and slopped into the bowl?
No, it doesn’t work that way. The stuff must actually be made, and the award has to be…
For the love of God, Blog Guy, I’m begging you! Get help! Don’t SAY it!
The award has to be given post-hummusly…
Top and middle: Lebanese chefs pour hummus into a gigantic dish in Beirut during an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records for producing the biggest plate of hummus in the world, October 24, 2009. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
Bottom: People stand around a large dish filled with hummus in the Arab-Israeli town of Abu Gosh, January 8, 2010. A restaurant in the town, located near Jerusalem, broke a Guinness World record on Friday for the largest serving of hummus. REUTERS/Ammar Awad