“Guest: Does your sous vide egg have a yoke?
Guest: Will it run when I eat it?
Guest: Then I will puke, right here on the table.
Owner: How many would you like?”—from “A Restaurant Owner Talks With His Customers,” NYTimes
“For many, Fall brings to mind Pumpkin spice lattes, pop-up Halloween stores and Monday night football. For the fashion-minded, Fall also means closet clean-up and wardrobe reboot. After all, flats never last more than a season or two in cold, snowy climates, and there’s always room for a new pair of jeans.”—Top 5: Fall Fashion Finds for Every Budget
(my latest for www.getcurrency.com)
I suppose I am accustomed to a different experience, having worked on 30 Rock for so long, where we have been given the license to skewer the General Electric corporate culture without interference from GE. GE was nothing but gracious and even appreciative of the jokes.
However, in some sense, I understand News Corps.’ reluctance to include that joke. If I were accused of illegally hacking into the private phone messages of the families of innocent crime victims and doing so purely for profit, I would be eager for that scandal to go away, too.