I’m flattered and honored, because after answering my first advice question, I have been asked a second! Actually, maybe I’m also slightly concerned about the common sense and self preservation instincts of my readers, but…. here we go again!
Q: Anabel asks, “Are there any merits to deboning a chicken before roasting it (a la Jacques Pépin) versus just sticking the whole bird in the oven (and being done with it)?”
A: Depends on how much you enjoy humiliating your food before you eat it and subsume its life force into your own body! Only you can answer that one!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! The sun shines down on us all this morning because I have been asked to provide an opinion! Normally I have to force them upon others unrequested, but NOT TODAY, people. Not. Today.
Q: There are soooo many episodes of Judge John Hodgman. Do I go back and start at episode no. 1? Start listening as of now? Pick an arbitrary point in the middle? Is there a curated list of cannot-miss-episodes?
A: What is time? A river flowing ever downstream. A straight line from the beginning to the end of the universe. A mobius strip, twisting between memory and anticipation. Time is a mother carrying home a bag of oranges from the bodega, a green tendril wrenching apart the seed that has protected it because it is called to reach towards the light, the meniscus of a drop of water that quivers but does not break. Beginnings are false prophet. Endings, lies we tell to anchor ourselves, because if there is memory, can there really be an end? Do we really ever make decisions if the universe contains infinite possibilities of ourselves, a multiverse of Choose Your Own Adventures?
Wherever you begin your journey, what is important is tasting the air as you breathe.
Hey guys! I’ve decided I’d like to try my hand at answering questions and giving advice! If there’s anything you’ve been wondering about, or you’re in a sticky situation and need the best opinion money can’t buy, reply in the comments or holler at me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be happy to give ya my 2 centavos. I promise to do absolutely no research or preparation before weighing in!