Monday, March 08, 2004

Life imitates art
Low art perhaps but art nonetheless.
Many years and several ages of man ago, I saw Woody Allen's Sleeper and thought it quite amusing. Tres droll. But there was a scene that stuck with me.

Woody's character was being awakened from his frozen state and the conspirators are discussing just who it is they're awakening. He was, it seems, the owner of a health food store called something idiotic like "The Happy Carrot" where all sorts of organic and macrobiotic foods were sold. After hearing this, one of the scientsts, with a slightly amazed expression, asks, "Didn't they know about fried foods?"

Given the popularity of low carb diets, it seems Woody was ahead of his time. Atkins is so Cugat.

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