Food/Porn

The internet has changed everything — even the way we cook. Recipes were once analog and earthbound, printed in books and magazines, scribbled on index cards, or passed on like oral history from one person to another.

Now you have a million recipes at your fingertips, but this can lead to very modern problems.

After braising a cut of meat all day it was time to finish the pulled pork egg rolls and coleslaw I’d seen on a TV cooking show. That’s when the Internet crashed. Thanks, Time Warner!

So what now? The recipe is locked in cyberspace. I jumped in the car with with my laptop and headed to Panera. Too cheap to go in and buy a cup of coffee, I lurked outside and leeched off the free WiFi in the parking lot. Recipe copied, it was back to the kitchen.

This got me thinking of another incident that also involved sitting in your car, stealing wireless service, and yes, even pulling pork.

In Queensbury recently, a man was arrested after allegedly sitting in a hotel parking lot using their WiFi signal to watch porn on his laptop. Police say they received complaints that the was man “committing lewd acts.”

Yes, the innovations we’ve seen in our lifetime are a tremendous thing. Who would have figured twenty years ago that you could sit in your car and look up recipes — or watch porno for that matter? Ah, progress.

2 responses to “Food/Porn

  1. Pulled Pork!!

    HA!!
    haven’t heard that since Middle school.

    good one!!

  2. Seems like Beavis and Butthead are all grown up now! huh-huh huh-huh huhuhuhuhuhuh!!!!! (I still love that show.)

    Rob, I have a collection of printed recipes. After thousands of years, paper is still #1.

    The first time I heard the term “food porn” was when a FB friend started checking out the food pics I had posted.

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