Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Big Kahuna Burger

I arrived home tonight, after a long cold gray day, to the warm and unmistakably inviting smell of homemade chicken soup.

Carrots and onions, simmering in a tall pot with celery and rice. Chunks of roasted chicken swam in the current of hot broth. There were biscuits too, with soft butter and honey. It was a perfect meal, punctuated by the bright fire in the fireplace and the cold Autumn rain slapping the windows outside.

I slurped the soup from the big spoon, and my thoughts wandered, as they always do when I eat soup, to my favorite scene from my favorite movie. Angel Eyes walks into the man's house. He is going to kill the man, but first, he's going to eat the man's soup. He sits at the rough-hewn peasant table and pulls the wooden bowl close. The soup eating is noisy and sloppy. The conversation dodges around a mysterious bag of gold.

Once fed, Angel Eyes kills the man, and the man's swarthy son, in cold blood. Of the three titular characters, Angel Eyes is established in that moment as the "Bad."

It's a good movie.

It was good soup.

10 comments:

  1. Is your wife still alive? Once you eat the soup, you've got to kill someone.

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  2. Burger King11:10 AM

    Ya, I wasnt happy about the comments in that movie about my establishment. WTF is a Royal with cheese anyhow...

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  3. mmmm.... burger....

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  4. Remember: The signal before killing Brian is asking Mrs. G&T for soup. That is the code, people.

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  5. Are we still going for the tonne weight above a cheese sculpture of Christina Ricci?

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  6. I'll begin sending Mrs. G& T soup recipes immediately.

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  7. Anonymous5:25 PM

    I'm be cautious about moving forward with the conspiracy against Brian. I heard that he broke Leah's neck and she had to have surgery.

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  8. WHO SPILLED ABOUT BRIAN BREAKING LEAH'S NECK?!

    WHY I AUGGHHTAA....

    Truth is, he couldn't take one more comment about her pregnancy...

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  9. Truth is, Leah's surgery was a success and she is recovering nicely.

    Oh, and, she's enjoying the drugs.

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  10. Alllll the comments... so little time.

    Suffice to say I'm pleased all went well.

    Equally obvious - no surprise on the pharmacutical front.

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Be compelling.

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