Wednesday, July 04, 2007

the brown stare

A hand-lettered sign outside a Haight St. restaurant inquires, "Nutella! Can YOU resist its brown stare?"

"Not me," sez seven year-old Iris Uber Alles.


Anonymous said...

My husband, world's biggest Nutella fan, says, and I quote: "that's disgusting."

BTW, we took a photo that dovetails two of your blog posts. I will try to get it sent off to you in the next couple days!

2amsomewhere said...

This reminds me of a sight I encountered during my first trip to San Francisco, in November of 1994.

A panhandler of the African-American persuasion had pieced together, from pizza box materials, a wearable sign that said: "SUPPORT THE UNITED NEGRO PIZZA FUND".


Anonymous said...

Not to be confused with "the brown star!"

hughman said...

i may be wrong, but isn't nutella like the Miraclewhip of peanut butter?

at any rate, food that stares at me is scary.

the Drunken Housewife said...

Nutella is a European hazelnut and chocolate spread. Iris is devoted to Nutella crepes. Definitely not Miracle Whippish. Iris says you should try it.

hughman said...

god bless IUA but (wait for it...) i'm not that into chocolate. god bless her tho for the rec. i'm a bagel/cream cheese kind of breakfast guy. maybe it's my NYC past.

Susan said...

Oh Neutella! Our family fell in love with that stuff way back in the 80's, before it was sold here. It was the one thing we ALWAYS had to bring back from European vacations.

But "the brown stare"? Kinda weird.