Monday, October 3, 2011

Top Chef: Death Row?

On September 21, a condemned man on Texas death row requested the equivalent of an all-you-can-eat buffet for his last meal, but didn't even take one bite prior to his execution. This gave state prison authorities and lawmakers heartburn, and they abolished the traditional practice. A former prison chef has since volunteered to cook the last meals on his own--rather than the taxpayer's--dime, but apparently authorities have declined the offer.

Season 9 of Bravo TV's hit show Top Chef premieres on November 2, with Texas coincidentally enough as the culinary location.

Most likely the filming is already completed, but how about this idea of an elimination challenges?

The cheftestants cook a last meal for an inmate who serves as the guest judge along with Padma and Tom. The chef preparing the worst meal is ushered off the show as usual, along with the inmate himself, who has other fish to fry so to speak.

In other words, anyone up for a "double elimination" challenge?

Disclaimer: We're only kidding!

Boston Red Sox Like Beer

Who is more lazy--those Boston Red Sox players responsible for the team's historic implosion or the sports "reporters" who only got around to writing about clubhouse dysfunction (including in-game boozing) after the season ended?

Given what transpired in the month of September in general and on the last day of the season in particular, this idiotic country & western music video which includes cameos by Red Sox pitchers Josh Beckett, John Lackey, Jon Lester, and Clay Buchholz seems extremely dumb.

Update: Red Sox executives say the filming took place without the club's permission.