October 9, 2007

Several Things I Don't Understand About America

Peanut Butter and "Jelly" Sandwiches


Pottery Barn


Meatloaf

13 comments:

Rural Juror said...

I also don't understand Pottery Barn but, then again, I'm not a 40 year old woman.

Kamikaze Camel said...

I think every time I've seen a picture of Pottery Barn I never actually see any pottery. That episode of Friends where Rachel bought a lot of stuff from Pottery Barn? NO POTTERY!

And who in their right minds whats a candle shaped like a aubergine?

adam k. said...

Of these three, the only one I truly understand is PB+J. So maybe I'm only 1/3 American.

JA said...

Don't you go knocking meatloaf! In the right hands, meatloaf can be goddamned invigorating!

And I was raised on PB&J sandwiches. That, macaroni & cheese (Kraft of course!), and fish-sticks. Ah, my mother was such a fine cook.

Glenn, Please Read A Book said...

Why does everyone bash meatloaf? It's the strangest thing. Another blogger (from South Africa) dedicated an entire post to his total dislike of meatloaf. Since you're writing about meatloaf, I'll tell you about meatloaf. It represents the resourcefulness of the American housewife during the great depression and other hard times. Have you heard of the great depression? Do you realize that the early part of the 20th century was overwhelmed by wars and hardship? Anyway, during times of war or economic hardship, the great American housewife would turn to meatloaf to feed her family. I’m sure there are similar dishes in Europe and other areas.

Neel Mehta said...

I guess I can accept his popularity in the 1970s, but his comeback in the mid-1990s made no sense to me.

J.D. said...

Apparently, I'm not an American; I'm pretty much indifferent to all shown.

Yay?

Kamikaze Camel said...

Neel - ...huh?

GPRB - I have never been nor am I ever going to be an American housewife.

Rural Juror said...

Apothecary table!!

an american housewive said...

Don't knock it till you try it.

adam k. said...

Being an American housewife? Or meatloaf? I'm confused.

Colin said...

To anonymous meatloaf lover:

That's like saying you have to appreciate haggis, sheep's eyes, roast dog, etc. or any number of appalling variants that members of different cultures dredged up because they were poor and hungry at the time.

Kamikaze Camel said...

RJ, my favourite bit in that episode is the "awww.... hahahaha!" moment. APOTHECARY TABLE!!!