Monthly Archives: July 2010

Missing Thumbs in Cormac McCarthy’s The Road continued…

A couple of months ago The Poplar Tree composed a blog entry in response to the above question – since then there has been a phenomenal response and the comments beneath the entry run far below it. I encourage everyone to read the comment left this evening by ‘Kebman’ – it offers a completely new view on ‘missing thumbs’ which I hope will incite more debate.


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How Much Food Can Adam Richman Eat?

Answer: Around 5lbs or 6½lbs depending on the composition of the food

Man vs Food which airs on the Travel Channel (US)  has turned dining out into a spectator event. The show follows its host Adam Richman on his travels around America, during which he visits some of the country’s most exuberant eateries and takes part in the most awesome and stomach-churning glut-fests ever known to man. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to eat a burger the size of your head, or a pizza the width of a tractor tyre, Adam Richman is the man to ask. In Season 1 he attempts the New Orleans 15 Dozen Oyster Challenge; that’s the equivalent of 180 oysters (which is in itself a challenge) but then you’ve also got to factor in a 60-minute time limit. Oysters are not to everyone’s taste, they’ve get a funny texture and look strange, (at least compared to say a chicken breast) yet remarkably Adam manages to complete the challenge in 21 minutes and becomes the 29th member of the Dozen Oyster Challenge ‘Wall of Fame’. Continue reading

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Frank Sidebottom’s Last Gig…

…was top, you know it was, it really was.

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An Attempted Book by Tim Key (and descriptions/conversations/a piece about a moth)

Tim Key won the Edinburgh Comedy Award at last year’s Fringe Festival and since then has made appearances on Charlie Brooker’s Newswipe reciting ‘good-bad’ poems about the news. Key’s poetry is deliberately ‘bad’ but also very good because it’s keenly observational. Continue reading

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