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November 5, 2008

The David Palmer Effect

Even though this is a food blog, I think we should pause for a moment to consider the momentous events of yesterday.

Enough with the Bradley Effect already. Nobody but Bradley has ever been affected by the Bradley Effect. I want to mention the David Palmer Effect. Seven years ago David Palmer on 24 was so fabulous he made it super cool to have an African-American president.

Did the CNN pundits point that out?

I thought not.

And now back to our regular programming. ...

I thought I should start linking to my Table Talk column, which appears in the Wednesday food section, especially when I refer to it in an earlier post here. I always forget how many of you read the Web edition but not the print edition of the Sun, and vice versa.
Posted by Elizabeth Large at 6:04 AM | | Comments (6)


Excellent point, EL.


What about the West Wing effect? The way the election has eerily mirrored the final two seasons of West Wing, plus that Matt Santos was modeled on Barack Obama. Plus, if we're going for the black man as President thing, Morgan Freeman was the President in Deep Impact (though I think like 12 people saw that movie).

Matt: I think the number would be well over 12 by now. If you have Verizon FIOS they run Deep Impact every other day, along with The Rock, Independence Day, and one or two others that I have managed to block out of my brain.

Matt - check out this link.
I think you'll find it really interesting.

At long last I can put away my copy of
How to Eat Like a Republican
(or, Hold the Mayo, Muffy, I'm Feeling Miracle Whipped Tonight)

Though I will miss the "Hot Damn Peaches" -- ingredients: sesame seeds, dry Good Seasons Italian dressing mix, canned freestones and grated cheddar cheese.

There was a similar article in The Times last week, but I missed that one. I'm just glad Joe Biden didn't drop dead on election night. That would have been a little too similar and rather creepy.

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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