The Full Hot Orator (wickedflea) wrote,
The Full Hot Orator

I was in The Strand today (never a good thing, as it always results in my spending too much money) and noticed that Kenny Shopsin was going to be appearing there tonight for a discussion and signing of his new book, Eat Me. Shopsin's restaurant has been famous for years for its huge menu of oddly named dishes, Soup Nazi-esque rules, and frequent profanities from the chef. I haven't been yet, but I learned about the place a few months ago from the documentary I Like Killing Flies, which dominates. Anyway, I went to the book signing tonight and heard Shopsin cite Giacometti on the creative process and then call the audience a bunch of motherfuckers. :D

Check the flour on his shirt--he musta come straight from the restaurant. :D

Oh, and the best part was that I got to sit next to an old lady who asked me who I was shooting for (er, myself) and told me that she was the author of How to Grapple with the Pineapple and don't Swallow the Avocado Pit and What to Do with the Rest of it. (???) Here she is giving a Strand employee a photograph of Powell's Books in Portland. (??????)

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