Bill Maher: A Dozen New Rules on Food
Bill Maher has been skewering everything in sight for a few decades: as a standup comedian in the '80s, as host of Politically Incorrect in the '90s, and as host of Real Time since 2002. He also has the movie Religulous, 27 Emmy nominations, and five books under his belt. Or else he's just really happy to see us.
The fifth and latest tome is Bill Maher: The New New Rules (A Funny Look at How Everybody but Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass). We've culled a dozen caustic and hilarious observations that relate to food. They are funny because they are honest, but be forewarned: Many of the comments stray far from political correctness.
New Rule: I don't know how to fix the "donut hole" in Medicare, but the first step to better health might be: Stop seeing everything as a donut.
New Rule: Science has given us the plastic ketchup bottle, the squeezable plastic ketchup bottle, the upside-down squeezable plastic ketchup bottle. Now it must create the ketchup bottle that doesn't make a sound like a fart. You're a condiment, not a whoopee cushion. If I want rude noises from vegetables, I'll go to a Tea Party rally.
New Rule: You don't have to put the shells in with the clams. You don't put the banana peel in the banana cream pie, or the eggshells in an omelet. I'll take your word for it, you got the clams from the ocean. I don't need a plateful of sand and the medical waste to prove it.
New Rule: Kentucky Fried Chicken can call their roadkill whatever they want. I'm still not eating out of a bucket. This week, for the fourth time, KFC is introducing "grilled" chicken. I'm sorry, but you're missing the whole reason my mouth's not watering: The problem isn't the word "fried." It's the word "Kentucky."
New Rule: Bacon, eggs, and cheese between two waffles isn't a breakfast; it's a suicide attempt. This is Dunkin' Donuts new "waffle sandwich." You can wait in line for yours, or if you're in a hurry, just snatch the pistol from the cop sitting at the counter and shoot yourself in the head.
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