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  •  Well this is an idea I had a few days ago (9+ / 0-)

    I wrote a comment in Night Owls but it fits here.

    I have a great idea for a cookbook.
       Some friends were over for dinner and we were discussing the NSA issue, and what agents would hear if they were listening to our conversations. One friend said they would probably be really bored, and upset, for all the money wasted listening to their daily problems, and math, and where they were going to move to in North Carolina.
       Then I said, well, if they enjoy cooking they would probably love to listening to my lengthy conversations. Because if I talk long enough on the phone invariably the subject will get around to food and cooking.
       Then my friend said, that would be a great idea for a cookbook. The NSA Surveillance Cookbook. Sub-titled The Honor System.
       All the recipes in the book would have to be recipes that the submitters had previously discussed over the phone. Included with the recipe would be a little story that they would share either about the incident, or just the recipe itself. The story could either be fiction, or, non-fiction.
       Where I come in is, I would compile all the recipes, get the book organized into categories, as well as tricks of the trade, that sort of thing.
        Then, as a subplot of the story, I get sued by someone for revealing a secret recipe nobody would ever know about, unless they were spying on that person.
        You see the word of my cookbook would get out and some NSA person, submits a recipe. Nobody on the phone said it was secret so...
       I get sued, then, fearing criminal charges of espionage I run away to Russia and ask for political asylum.
      It would be OK, as long as I got to live in St. Petersburg. I always wanted to go there and see the Hermitage museum. I'm sure there would be a demand for great eating establishments. My second choice would be Kiev.
       I love chicken Kiev, as well as the Kiev Ballet. Valery Gergiev is one of my favorite conductors of all time. I have a CD of him conducting the Kiev Ballet in the Nutcracker. It's stunning. If you're ever wondering which CD to buy of the Nutcracker, get that one.

       Someone commented:
       In the early days of the Internet, people would
    put key words in their sig line as bait for the NSA. Plutonium, bomb, jihad, stuff like that.
    You should do that with adjectives in your cookbook.
    Things like, Tora Bora Borscht with Benghazi beans.

      I responded:
      That's a great idea.
    Call it, The NSA Surveillance Cookbook. Sub-titled The Honor System with The Enigma Variant.
      Examples:
      Dude, you killed your mother's Mother Sauce.
      I'm going to be at 12th. and Vine at Nine Red Wine Gravy.
     The Manhattan Project's Manhattan Clam Chowder.

     All you have to do is submit a recipe that you've discussed on the phone.

    Always get on a clean bus in case you get hit by underwear. I like being out there, it's better than being in here.

    by nellgwen on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 10:58:43 AM PDT

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