Here I am wide awake in the middle of the night thinking about what is scurrying around in the walls of my bedroom. I'm very much hoping it's mice, which would at least be something familiar.
With nothing better to do I checked my e-mail and found that Owl Meat had sent me another Funtastic Thursday Game, along with the very fine photo to the right.
Maybe I should let him explain: ...
(Photo courtesy of Wm Jas/Flicker.com/FreeFoto.Com)
Ni hou from somewhere in the East. Aren't the Chinese considerate?
On the advice of federal authorities and my personal physician Dr. Bombay, I am hiding out in the Far East this week, away from the soy-stained tendrils of Archer Daniels Midland goons and the sticky-fingered clutch of the Good Humor minions of corporate power.
This week's game is Menu Mystery.
A menu will be presented. It may be from the past, present or future. It could be from anywhere in the world. It could be from reality or literature. There are no wrong answers. Your task is to imagine where it should be best placed in the space-time-reality continuum. Give us details about:
Restaurant name and logo, location, decor/atmosphere, music (live or recorded), server uniforms/flair, time travel to the past or future if you like, and anything else that you think is interesting.
Just because it may seem like a menu from 1861, doesn't mean it can't be Uncle Abe's Oyster & Wing Log Cabin in the Mall of the Americas. I will even accept: This is the nightmare Rachael Ray will have before she dies of a heart attack in her sleep. Or "Didn't Harrison Ford eat here in Blade Runner?" You get the idea.
As Wittgenstein said, language is like a game, you have to play it to understand it. So, too, is a game like a game. Am I right, JL? (Still owe you a Hegelian Synthe-tini.)
You can guess where the actual menu came from, but that's not really the game. I control the menu, but you decide everything else, just be specific. Maybe some famous people go there. Maybe someone was murdered there. Most creative guesses win some awesome Far East gifts and potions.
I hope you enjoy this game. I'm trying to switch it up every week.
Hi ho Snickers, away!
Cream of Barley
Poached Salmon with Mousseline Sauce, Cucumbers
Filet Mignons Lili
Saute of Chicken, Lyonnaise
Vegetable Marrow Farci
Lamb, Mint Sauce
Roast Duckling, Apple Sauce
Sirloin of Beef, Chateau Potatoes
Parmentier & Boiled New Potatoes
Roast Squab & Cress
Cold Asparagus Vinaigrette
Pate de Foie Gras
Peaches in Chartreuse Jelly
Chocolate & Vanilla Eclairs
French Ice Cream