MOMMY BLOGGING  12:32 pm July 30, 2012

Chick-Fil-A Now Firing Women So They Can Stay Home And Make Babies, For Jesus

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

Make him a sandwichHey hey Chick-fil-A, how many women did you fire for having children at home so they could be “stay home mothers” in blatant disregard for sex-discrimination laws and common decency and humanity on top of all your other pressing PR problems that are totally “neutral” in the culture wars today? Oh, just the one, Brenda Honeycutt of Duluth, Georgia? But maybe like five more? In just one restaurant? Well depending on your judge that may not be enough to show a pattern of willful discrimination, so by all means, carry on!

GLAAD reports on Honeycutt’s gender discrimination suit, wherein Honeycutt points to five other women who were either demoted or terminated and replaced by men; in at least one other case, this happened after the woman became a mother. But here’s the kicker: defendant Jeff Howard apparently told Honeycutt that was why he was firing her. Dude, time for a refresher course from HR.

Anyway, please be sure to pick a better, more legally defensible reason to fire your lady employees next time, Chick-fil-A, like that maybe they did not have big enough jugs.
[GLAAD]

 
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nounverb911 July 30, 2012 at 12:34 pm

But it's still okay that Jeebus had two daddies?

Willardbot9000_V2.5 July 31, 2012 at 2:39 am

Speaking of…how long does anyone think it's going to be before Dan Cathy gets caught while indulging his secret Rent Boy habit like all rightwing anti-gay bigots seem to? I'm going to say…eh, 2 more weeks.

Texan_Bulldog July 30, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Dan Cathy = Dick-Fil-A

Actually, this infuriates me on so many levels. I bet he also patted her on the head & told her to run along like a good little girl. (And I bet they also denied her unemployment benefits because she got knocked up–ergo HER fault.)

Antispandex July 30, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Yeah, I hear you. I never went to one of these "restaurants" myself, but I am thinking of starting a rumor that Chick-Fil-A is code for anal sex. That should really confuse their "supporters".

MOG2410 July 30, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Just trying to "help" her do the right thing. Sounds like the company I worked for in the 70s, took a DOJ suit to get them headed in the right direction.

danielwalldammit July 30, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Damn! If he actually told her that, then he is stupid as well as indecent.

SorosBot July 30, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Yeah; it's normally very hard to prove discrimination in firing (or hiring or promotions), unless the employer is and idiot and actually up and says that they're firing someone for an illegal reason. The victims are very lucky this supervisor is a moron who admits to being a misogynist pig.

schvitzatura July 30, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Ergo:

https://twitter.com/JeffSHoward/status/2018314972

Genesis 2:15 WRE (Wonkette Revised Edition)

The Lord God took the man and put him in the fry pits of Master Cathy, to work it and keep it.

walterhwhite July 30, 2012 at 1:42 pm

I assume stupidity is a requirement for a management position at Chick-fil-A.

DerrickWildcat July 30, 2012 at 12:35 pm

To be fair, Men are better at taking orders for Chicken than Women are. It's been proven by science.

boobookitteh July 30, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Hmmm. I thought it was the wimmin's job to get the sammiches and take orders.

BaldarTFlagass July 30, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Since Derrick is our resident expert on birds, I am going to assume that his knowledge extends to domesticated fowl such as chickens as well, and I therefore believe everything he says about this.

DerrickWildcat August 4, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Yay, 101 thumbs!
Yes yes yes yse!

Dildeaux July 30, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Keep on fuckin that chicken, CFA.

FNMA July 30, 2012 at 12:38 pm

So that's what the "special" sauce is.

Generation[redacted] July 30, 2012 at 12:36 pm

See, if she had an abortion she'd still have her job.

emmelemm July 30, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Logic!

anniegetyerfun July 30, 2012 at 10:29 pm

I don't think I've ever seen anyone get so many thumbs in one comment. Good on ya!

Generation[redacted] July 30, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Aha, so now we know what gets the upfists. (takes a bow) Thank you, Wonkette. Thank you everyone for the single biggest upfist of my life. So many… You really came together as a community to rally 'round the — er — ummm – Well give yourselves a hand!

barbonine August 8, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Contraception? Somehow they think it leads to abortion. Or chicken, it's complicated.

SorosBot July 30, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I'm sure Chik-Hate-A is very glad for the recent Supreme Court decision that's made it very hard to achieve class action status in discrimination suits.

Willardbot9000_V2.5 July 31, 2012 at 2:43 am

Yes…I know, that one pissed me off nearly as much as Citizens United. Especially the whole rationale behind it and the offer of satisfaction…now mass discrimination equates to one person suing the employer at a time because the Supreme Court accepted that class action suits can be immediately dismissed for having too many plaintiffs which clogs up the court system, allegedly. Of course we all know that means each woman this fucking evangelical goat-fucking pig fired gets to wage a lonely suit up against the collective power of a major corporation which is totally fair. When is Antonin Scalia going to die by the way?

mavenmaven July 30, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Looks like we've identified Romney's new running mate, Jeff Howard. Ann Romney will be so pleased!

RadioBowels July 30, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Curly Fries Howard?

HempDogbane July 30, 2012 at 12:37 pm

But don't stay home all the time. Come by with the kids for some chicken and lemonade !

noodlesalad July 30, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Poor womenfolk, always confronting these tough life choices about how to balance work and home life, family planning, and marriage. Here's a nice fast-food restaurant that's willing and able to make those decisions for you. Isn't that helpful? Now don't you worry your pretty little head. You're fired.

Naked_Bunny July 30, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Nothing helps pay your baby's medical bills like losing what little income you had.

BaldarTFlagass July 30, 2012 at 12:38 pm

That's simply breathtaking.

ChernobylSoup July 30, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Didn't the Supreme Court, in the Walmart case, require 100% of female employees to prove female castration, forced impregnation, and daily wolf whistles at over 128 decibels for it to be considered a gender discrimination case?

MOG2410 July 30, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I've found a nasty shot to the nuts is so much quicker, cheaper and satisfying!

Maman July 30, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Every time I have been in a Chick-fil-A I couldn't help noticing most of the women that work there are in their 50s and 60s. I thought it was obvious what they were doing.

Guppy July 30, 2012 at 12:58 pm

I've seen a relatively even distribution between the menopausal and the teenaged, but that pretty much describes most fast food joints.

Clancy Nacht July 30, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Hm, I thought Zombie Jesus was stealing their youth.

ManchuCandidate July 30, 2012 at 12:38 pm

It was no surprise when Chick-Fil-A called their career opportunities for the ladies program, Chick-Fil-A-Womb.

FakaktaSouth July 30, 2012 at 12:39 pm

None of the people who work at the one in the mall food-court here are old enough to be throwing no babies out yet (not even by Alabama standards) but they are ALL distinctly white. White white. It's almost like it's on purpose or something.

BaldarTFlagass July 30, 2012 at 12:42 pm

So, they only sell breasts and thighs; no wings, drumsticks or necks?

FakaktaSouth July 30, 2012 at 12:44 pm

No dark meat to speak of, no. I think my whitey Memaw eats Chicken necks. What's a gizzard?

BaldarTFlagass July 30, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Maybe Memaw wasn't quite as whitey as she led you to believe…

Designer_Rants July 30, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Once you go chicken necks, then you go butt sechs.

prommie July 30, 2012 at 12:52 pm

My mom had a fondness for chicken necks too, and okrah and black-eye peas and kale and collards. I suspect those are just as much poor foods as they are black foods.

A gizzard is a little pouch in the chicken's digestive tract above the stomach in which the chicken keeps little rocks, and uses the rocks to grind its food up. Chickens are WIERD beasts.

BaldarTFlagass July 30, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Well, they are the direct descendants of dinosaurs. Or not.

FakaktaSouth July 30, 2012 at 12:56 pm

I thought kale was one of the things white people like. Food is so racist.

And that is not weird or whatever that word is you've made up and insist on repeating to bother me, it is disgusting.

ALso, this man should have called you. I bet you would have told him this was not a thing to fire someone over, you crazy libtard. And now he needs a lawyer.

vasty_derp July 30, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Except for the necks, I eat all of those things. I've even grown my own okra in the yard.

Southern food has a lot of overlap with soul food, for obvious reasons.

BaldarTFlagass July 30, 2012 at 1:10 pm

"I suspect those are just as much poor foods as they are black foods."
Must be a southern thing to boot. My folks up in Massachusetts were poors, but they ate cheap-ass casseroles and cheap-ass pot roasts and meat loaf full of bread crumbs/green peppers. And jello salads.

Chet Kincaid July 30, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Am I to believe that an Alabama resident does not know what a gizzard is?!

Chet Kincaid July 30, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Abercrombie & Chick-N

BaldarTFlagass July 30, 2012 at 12:39 pm

CFA loves their stay-home-and-be-on-the-WIC-and-welfare mothers.

BaldarTFlagass July 30, 2012 at 12:41 pm

"In just one restaurant?"

Hey, one bad apple etc etc etc.

SorosBot July 30, 2012 at 12:48 pm

I'm sure their rumored practice of only selling franchises to fundamentalist Christians has nothing to do with this.

OurHoboSenator July 30, 2012 at 12:42 pm

I think I went to Chick-Fil-A once, in like 1987. And I don't even eat meat anymore. But I kind of want to start eating chicken again just so I can ACTIVELY boycott these assholes, instead of doing by default like I have for the past 25 years.

Of course, for every fried chicken and pickle sandwich I don't eat, Mike Huckabee and Senator Frothy and Snow Snooki are going to eat three. But at least maybe it will wipe them out sooner.

Generation[redacted] July 30, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Have you seen the fatties on their side? You can't win a fried food boycott. They can out-eat us all day long.

FNMA July 30, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Sooner than later. Those chicken sandwiches have 16 grams of fat and 1,300mg of sodium. Surprised you just don't start bleeding from the eyeballs after eating one.

Designer_Rants July 30, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Holy shit. Why not just eat a shaker of MSG?

Not_So_Much July 30, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Probably still a better reason than why Spermin' Herman Cain fires the ladies who aren't "performing" to his expectations.

ChillBill July 30, 2012 at 12:43 pm

"Make Mor Chikin Sammich"

Callyson July 30, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I did not know that Chick – fil – A's managers were such fans of John Waters.

"Eggs! Eggs!"

SayItWithWookies July 30, 2012 at 12:43 pm

He fired her so she could be a stay-at-home mom and she didn't even have the decency to thank him? Hell, consider the lilies of the field, woman — Solomon was not clad in such raiment, yet something something and won't the LORD do the same for you? I mean, if you can live on dirt, sunlight and water, that is.

Jus_Wonderin July 30, 2012 at 12:44 pm

What is all the fuss? Chick-Fil-A just helped this woman make the right decision.

BaldarTFlagass July 30, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I'm quite proud to say that in all my years, even working at my mom's stores in several malls, I have never ever once eaten at Chick Fil A. It goes along with a lifetime of avoiding patronizing businesses that toot their religious horns.

Advn2rgirl July 30, 2012 at 4:15 pm

You know, I don't object to them being fundie. I respect people with the courage of their convictions to forego profit for working on the Sabbath and who want to serve God by dishing up yummy food. They have a great program providing scholarships to send their workers on to college. I object to them being @ssholes, however, and making life even harder for gays and working mothers. Delicious as that chicken club is, you can't be mean to my sister-in-law and expect my money.

EatsBabyDingos July 30, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I assume the men managers still wear diapers, right?

YasserArraFeck July 30, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Only when they're partying.

anniegetyerfun July 30, 2012 at 10:36 pm

David Vitter works there?

edgydrifter July 30, 2012 at 12:46 pm

I really feel for the poor execs at Chick-Fil-A. I mean, cooking is women's work, right? But everyone agrees women shouldn't be seen in public. They should be tending to the home, as is proper. So how do you run a restaurant then? Robots and eunuchs, I guess, but those are expensive and hard to come by, respectively.

BigSkullF*ckingDog July 30, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Women can't work in restaurants because they have periods and are unclean once a month. It's in the bible. Also, we be bitches with the PMS.

prommie July 30, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Why the long face, baby? You need to get laid.

Mapmonger July 30, 2012 at 12:48 pm

And cue butthurt whinging about "libruls attacking my faaaaaaith" in three, two, one…

Lionel[redacted]Esq July 30, 2012 at 12:50 pm

If only more of corporate America cared about its women employees so much. We wouldn't have to have all this Socialism.

SorosBot July 30, 2012 at 12:50 pm

See, first you tell the women that they can use contraception even if it goes against their employers' wishes, then they start getting all uppity and think they can decide for themselves whether to work after having a baby.

Antispandex July 30, 2012 at 12:50 pm

"But here’s the kicker: defendant Jeff Howard apparently told Honeycutt that was why he was firing her. Dude, time for a refresher course from HR."

Dude! Worst pick-up strategy EVER! They're already married, pal! And everyone knows christian womens aren't allowed to divorce, so you're wasting your time. Try Burning Man, or maybe one of those hippy concerts.

RadioBowels July 30, 2012 at 12:50 pm

What's even funnier about this place is that they don't have any onions. Srsly, WTF? How do you cook without onions? Onions are gay, who knew?

Blueb4sinrise July 30, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I think that they're an abortifacient.

prommie July 30, 2012 at 1:08 pm

They say it can be done; I am trying to learn how to de-onion ma cuisine right now.

RadioBowels July 30, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Try fetus-filler paté.

vasty_derp July 30, 2012 at 1:12 pm

They're strictly fashion accessories with this set. You should tie one to your belt also- you'll make interesting new friends.

viennawoods13 July 30, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Dear lord. Almost every meal prep in my house begins with a thinly sliced onion sauteed in olive oil in my cast-iron pan

Advn2rgirl July 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Well there ya go! "A woman always has half an onion left over, no matter what the size of the onion, the dish or the woman." -The Gospel According to Terry Pratchett

No women; no onions: no problem!

doloras July 30, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Holy crap, they're sekrit Hare Krishnas!

BaldarTFlagass July 30, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Fuck Chick Fil A. Ain't gonna git no red beans and rice at that ofay motherfucker. Popeye's rules.

IncenseDebate July 30, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Q. Why did that Chick cross the restaurant?

A. To get to the door after she was fired by management.

Goonemeritus July 30, 2012 at 12:52 pm

I don’t remember Arthur Treacher's being this crazy and their fries were better.

e_z July 30, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Chips Dude. Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips

DerrickWildcat July 30, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Do not eat at that place. They do not support our Athletes at the Olympics! Eat at MacDonalds instead!

prommie July 30, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Eat More Shit, Chick-Fil-A.

Can I trademark this? Becky, start selling Wonkette T-shirts, I'll be reasonable on the royalty.

qwerty42 July 30, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Geeze, it's rough being the proletariat's proletariat.

StarsUponThars July 30, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Chick Fil-A doesn't appear to hire blah people either.

BaldarTFlagass July 30, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Nah, the blahs all work at Popeye's, Church's, and KFC. Chick-Fil-A is the WHITE Castle of chicken joints.

Billmatic July 30, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Typical liberal shit smear campaign, you just want this business to fail because you don't agree with their ethics! Help! Help! I'm being oppressed!

BaldarTFlagass July 30, 2012 at 1:01 pm

I thought we were an buc-CAWnomous collective.

BarackMyWorld July 30, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Rebecca, how would YOU know about women getting fired for not having big enough juggs?

Typodong3 July 30, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Im pretty sure the Juggs size issue was mentioned in the Old Testament..

Ecclesiastes?

More probably… Lamentations?

IncenseDebate July 30, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Lactations 13:44

Typodong3 July 30, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Ezekiel 1:4?

"I looked, and I saw a windstorm coming out of the north — an immense cloud with flashing lightning and surrounded by brilliant light. The center of the fire looked like glowing metal, and in the fire was what looked like four living creatures. Lo they were extreme hotties, and their Juggs were at least 34DD…"

Mumbletypeg July 30, 2012 at 1:30 pm

"Typodong3" + "Lament[ations]"
= ~~BAMMA-LAMENT-DING-DONG~~

so, Yes.

Mittens Howell, III July 30, 2012 at 1:06 pm

I love living in Biblical times.

prommie July 30, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Thats what happens when the streams get crossed, it gets biblical.

Baconzgood July 30, 2012 at 1:07 pm

That's just not right.

Mittens Howell, III July 30, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Someone's gotta stay home and groom the dancing horses.

Jus_Wonderin July 30, 2012 at 1:10 pm

There is a helluva lot of shit that would be cleared up if we just had one simple Alien invasion. Amirite?

Tequila Mockingbird July 30, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Possibly related: Chick Fil-A's corporate PR spokesman dropped dead of a heart attack on Friday.

IceCreamEmpress July 30, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Never say "May God strike me dead if I'm lying" when you work in PR.

HistoriCat July 30, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Obviously another victim of Nobama's vicious death-squad.

spareme July 30, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Can you blame him?

MissTaken July 30, 2012 at 1:15 pm

See ladies! If she just offered her boss a well-timed bj this would never have been an issue.

The More You Know!

BoatOfVelociraptors July 30, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Congratulations! You've spent 9 months vomiting, carrying about with a few more pounds of 'mouth to feed' until you finally got to squirt it out of your vagina. Now that this new soul is literally suckling at your teat, Chick-Fila-A realizes the one thing a stay at home mom no longer needs is money to pay for the home and child.

Chick-Fil-A is a pro life corporation.

MOG2410 July 30, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Yeah, pro theirs, not the kid's or the mother's.

Naked_Bunny July 30, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Surely the kid's father can cover all the bills. It worked on Leave It to Beaver.

randcoolcatdaddy July 30, 2012 at 1:17 pm

How many Mooslims work for Chick Fillet?

IceCreamEmpress July 30, 2012 at 1:22 pm

They actually settled a big lawsuit with a Muslim franchisee some years back.

MacRaith July 30, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Back in my mom's day, it was simply expected at many businesses that a woman who got pregnant would immediately resign. In the place where my mom worked, it was expected that a woman would resign upon getting married – which my mom did, turning in her notice two weeks before her wedding, because it was the 1950s. Management would lean pretty hard on any woman who didn't. And let's not even get into what would happen to an unmarried woman who got pregnant.

The point of the above paragraph is that it's not the 1950s any more. It's been sixty years, guys. Time to move on already.

AbandonHope July 30, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Chick-Fil-A management watches Mad Men and thinks it's an instructional video.

Monsieur_Grumpe July 30, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Is this how McDonalds got started?

chascates July 30, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Don't count your chickens before they hatch.

walterhwhite July 30, 2012 at 1:43 pm

I'm taking my business to Los Pollos Hermanos

Redhead July 30, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Defense: "I'm sorry you got offended, but I was JUST JOKING! You should know not to take what I say seriously!*"

*Comment IS actually intended to be an accurate representation of what a local politician said to female employees mad that he had said the government body should no longer hire women so employees wouldn't take any more maternity leave.

CommieLibunatic July 30, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Nice job with both that HR PR and plasma filter in the top pic's background. Must've taken 100 seconds in GIMP.

labman57 July 30, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Hmmm. I wonder if this guy is a Southern Baptist.

Naked_Bunny July 30, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Nothing says "pro-life" and "pro-family" like punishing women for having babies.

Chet Kincaid July 30, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Chick-Fil-A and Wal-Mart are Robert E. Lee's Revenge.

DahBoner July 30, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Chik-Fil-A is the flesh-eating bacteria of the Richest 1% KKKulture Warz…

rickmaci July 30, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Chick-Fil-A'holes.

Warco3 July 30, 2012 at 3:11 pm

"Just say the word, OH! SUE SUE SUE YA!"

ttommyunger July 30, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Have you noticed that the thighs there are always served jammed tightly together?

prommie July 30, 2012 at 1:00 pm

I wish I had $1,000 for each time I have said "No, you can't fire her for being pregnant/taking maternity leave/refusing to blow you." People make me nuts, I truly am ready to be through with lawyering.

prommie July 30, 2012 at 1:05 pm

I think Kale used to be soul food, but since people started growing fancy kale in pots on their front porch for decoration its become popular amongst the brie-sipping (fucking W) set, though I don't think any of them ever picked the leaves off their ornamental kale to eat.

I like all greens, mustard greens and dandelion and ramps and whaever all. I have never tried poke-sally, though its all over the place around here.

prommie July 30, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Now you got me going on my latest fucking soapbox topic. Motherfucking food network foodie fucks have been gentrifying all the best budget gourmet delicacies out there, and I am butthurt as all hell over this. Just like when a neighborhood goes white-hipster, next thing you know the rent is too damn high everywhere. I was braising lamb shanks years ago when they were 99 cents a pound, and veal breast and fucking flatiron steak, god help me it cost one-third as much when it was called "chuck blade" (sounds like a porn name!) . Chuck eye is for some reason still available at decent prices, anyway.

FakaktaSouth July 30, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Hell no, not the ones at that place.
But this is what I thought too, evolution is cool.

BaldarTFlagass July 30, 2012 at 1:06 pm

"I said take Major Danby out and shoot him. Can't you hear?"

FakaktaSouth July 30, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Well, you do not have to worry about my goofy ass challenging you in the Super Market Sweep (I LOVED that game show) I don't have a clue what to do with any of those parts. I can see where people who buy that stuff because they saw Giada do it are annoying, but it's better'n living on PopTarts, I guess.

YouBetcha July 30, 2012 at 1:43 pm

They've done that shit to my beloved hanger steaks too, which used to be cheap and plentiful.

Nothingisamiss July 30, 2012 at 4:03 pm

So that's why the lamb is more expensive now. I KNEW I remembered it as cheaper. Love me some lamb, love me some kale.

prommie July 30, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Someone gave my mom a Betty Crocker cookbook when she married my dad in 1945, and through the 70s she was still working through that book like that Julia and Julia foodie asshole working through Mastering the Art. Pigs in blankets (stuffed cabbage), stuffed peppers, with rice in the meat god knows why I totally hated that, looked like little worms in the hamburger, spaghetti and meatballs, more pork chops than I ever want to see again. The best cookbook is actually the Joy of Cooking, that one tells you how to dress a squirrel and how to smoke meat and make jerky, thats a survivalist manual, Joy of Cooking.

FakaktaSouth July 30, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I would rather participate in the Joy of Standing Around Drinking while Someone Else Does the Cooking.

Chet Kincaid July 30, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Julie and Julia was a good movie and not worthy of your anatomical references, Sir!

prommie July 30, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I do have a bit of a thing for Jamie Oliver, I wished I could do this thing where whether in books or whatever media I could teach people home-ec, teach people how to make food that costs so much less than all the processsed prepared shit, is so much healthier, and is so much BETTER. Yeah, bleeding-heart want to actually do something to improve the world liberal me.

prommie July 30, 2012 at 1:29 pm

The Joy of Sitting On The Counter is a real thing, too.

FakaktaSouth July 30, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Not at this house. BUT ONE DAY DAMMIT I will have a counter upon which I can sit AND drink AND watch someone else do all the damned work.

James Michael Curley July 30, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I saw it the other day and remembered a young Julia Child from PBS in the late 60's in NYC.

As for Merle Streep I have concluded she is an alien shapshifter which is the only explanation for her ability to be a completely different person in every movie.

prommie July 30, 2012 at 3:26 pm

The book was pretentious twaddle.

And ya know what? Julia Child was horrible, absolutely talentless, a wretched cook. What you have their on PBS was that old thing, you know, where if you were born to the right WASPy families from Connecticut and go to the right school, well, then you could just coast regardless of any actual skill or competence, and you could wind up running the CIA or even as President, or, if you went in a different direction, you could get a cooking show on PBS, because, you know, the Old Boys do respect the idea of The Legacy.

viennawoods13 July 30, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Chicken thighs. Now they can cost more than breasts!!

Chet Kincaid July 30, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Merle?! OMG!! Wouldn't a co-star find out during sex scenes?!

prommie July 30, 2012 at 3:21 pm

No shit, and if you cook them right, they can be just like duck!

FakaktaSouth July 30, 2012 at 3:40 pm

And now you have hurt my feelings beyond repair and I don't know if I will ever get over it. Julia Child is my hero. I don't know when you ever ate anything she has made to make such a hideous claim, BUT the lady did NOT start to LEARN to cook until she was 38 years old and as I am an older than that person with no skills, I am very inspired by a person who became the most famous of all cooking people AFTER she was what most men would deem WORTHY of being considered ANYthing as a female. Plus her husband was so so sweet to her and loved her so much, you just hush. I am pouting now.

Chet Kincaid July 30, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Well, I didn't read the book, but Julia Child wouldn't even acknowledge it/the author's existence, because there was cussin' in it, so how "pretentious"? And Julia Child was born in California. Also, my wife has made a couple tasty things from her books.

MittBorg July 31, 2012 at 2:31 am

Prommie. Bad bad prommie.

A lot of things to be said about Julia, many of them negative, but she did teach Americans how to cook, French style. Her techniques are classic. Problem (for me, and probly you) is, classic is no longer in, people are eating less cream and butter and fat and nobody wants to spend three days larding a joint, roasting it, then deglazing and defatting to make the sauce. But you can't go wrong cooking from her book.

Mumbletypeg July 30, 2012 at 3:44 pm

I missed this earlier. Had to suppress a belly laugh that would've redefined "NSFW"'s original connotation.

HempDogbane July 30, 2012 at 4:00 pm

I, too, am problem-having with this.

prommie July 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Maybe she is just a big fan of chitterlings, and has never had gizzards?

Advn2rgirl July 30, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Not only that, but she was a bad-assed spy in WWII. I love Julia and her husband was just the sweetest thing to her. I pout along with you. <Huff>

FakaktaSouth July 30, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Um, what? Is that a fancy real-way of saying chitlins? I don't know what those are for sure either, I think they are like innerds?

prommie July 30, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Try to think of them as if they were like fried calamari. What was inside those calamari tubes ain't no worse than whats in the intestines.

James Michael Curley July 30, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Oops, I didn’t notice that and I reread it before posting.

MittBorg July 31, 2012 at 2:32 am

You do know that her husband was gay, right? At least he was rumoured to be, and from all descriptions of their life together, if he wasn't, he was the next closest thing.

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