Thursday, September 06, 2007

GIVEN THE NUMBER OF COMMENTS MY LAST SNACKFOOD POST PROMPTED


Hobo Funnel Cake
Originally uploaded by Kodamakitty.
....I WOULD BE REMISS not to draw your kind attention to Kodamakitty's

"HOBO FUNNEL CAKE"

OF COURSE, THE IDEA that a hobo might mark the plate without taking the cake is absurd.

A HOBO ALWAYS TAKES THE CAKE

THAT IS, AFTER ALL, the origin of the term "takes the cake."

HOWEVER, I just had some of the best funnel cake of my life just last week, and this is A FINE, EXTRA-BRAIN-SHAPED SPECIMEN INDEED, and so I honor the serendipity and say...

THANK YOU

and

THAT IS ALL.

11 comments:

punkin said...

you're going to leave us hanging? we have to guess where you had this perfect funnel cake?

come on, i'm still trying to recover from the planter's cheese ball news, help a sister out.

Glenn Peters said...

So, eating brain-shaped food these days, are we?

Feeling piqued? Under the weather? Have a pulse?

Solonor Rasreth said...

The well-known hobo love for brain-shaped fried dough is also why some people mistake them for zombies. Hobos are not (usually) zombies. It just happens that 67 years is not enough time to forget about the Zombie Master's plot to kidnap hobos and turn them into a zombie army. Fortunately, that was foiled by The Fiery Mask, or we'd all be speaking hobo-zombie!

http://www.geocities.com/jjnevins/fiery.html

Tom Burchfield said...

Snackfood posts should not become a habit. I am already stressed by my --successful--efforts to remove Planters' Cheeseballs from the marketplace (not easy, especially when you live in Emeryville, CA!), I am not about to expend the grotesque time and effort it would take to keep hobo funnel cake from reaching American marketshelves. Just imagining what the TV ad campaign would be like leaves me trembling with Kierkegaardian dread(and I don't even read Kierkegaard!).

http://tbdeluxe.blogspot.com/

Liz Cook said...

Speaking of hobos...
This evening, the cable-television program "Mad Men" featured a hobo teaching a child about hobo signs, and the episode was even called "The Hobo Code." It did not feature fried dough, so it may not have been authentic.

Do you view this as a tribute to you by the writers, as a sign that hoboes are writing television programs, or both?

C.T. Pope said...

Oh man, I live in Africa now, and both Cheese Balls (discontinued) and Funnel Cake are very far away. How your junk food post(s) make me yearn for Wendy's, Taco Bell, and Cheese (there isn't much cheese in Uganda). The good news is that there are no Zombies or Hobos here though, just street children.

Sean said...

John:

I poked through your recent archives and didn't see a link to this -- a shout-out from the quite funny "classic" comic strip The Laugh-Out-Loud Cats.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/apelad/536356991/in/set-72157600296941365/

Jeanrw said...

My cheese related angst is about cheese food. Does cheese need food? Or just cheez?

awryone said...

Little known Hodgman fact...
He has faded leather patches sewn onto his elbows. Not on the elbows of his jackets. His actual elbows.

Liza said...

I am flattered, flabberghasted and just plain chuffed that my pics are on this fine webpage. Looking for hobosign has been very inspriational.

That being said, of course the hobo took the cake right after I took this shot. It was only marked as a warning to others.

I'm really glad I didn't get the cherry topping now. It would definitely have looked like brains.

^_^

juniper pearl said...

that's funnel cake? it looks like canned shrimp and mandarin oranges tossed with catsup and brown sugar. maybe the hobo, like me, didn't realize it was delicious cake and instead thought it was disgusting rubbish. even a hobo has to draw a line somewhere.