Today in service journalism, The New York Times’ Andy Newman desperately tries to fry an egg on the sidewalk (in a pan?). He fails, and serves the uncooked goop to an overly enthusiastic passerby. Who wins? The commenters.
This is the kind of groundbreaking journalism I will be willing to pay for next year.
During the midwest heat wave of 1977, I was sent to interview the employees of an ice-making company. But even then my editors thought the “egg on the sidewalk” gimmick was too hokey.”
you’re supposed to fry the egg ON the sidewalk. not in a PAN. wussies.
I agree. This was a germophobic yuppie experiment.
I’d expect no less of the New York Times. “Relentless good taste” is your real motto.
— Terence Hughes
Triumph of the Egg
Don’t miss the most important comment:
I agree with cityrat. I thought the whole point was that you do it ON the actual sidewalk! But don’t ask me, I’m the girl who once set fire to a not-insignificant portion of her parents yard while trying to use a magnifying glass to solar-zap worms, so.
Who said that? Oh, just someone who goes by katiebakes.