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Jul 31, 2007

Timeless Art

Time_machine_fsmcdvol8no13_2 Watch any collection of 80s music videos, and you'll know how some pop culture doesn't stand the test of time, going forward.  But I've always wondered, how would other bits of contemporary culture do if we sent them back in time?

Consider:

  • What would the WWI Doughboys think of tunes by Christina Aguilera, 50 Cent, or maybe Guns 'n Roses?
  • What would Bach and his fellow church members think about Stravinsky or even Haydn?
  • What would the court of Constantine think of paintings by Caravaggio or Tintoretto?
  • What would the Globe Theatre think of anything by Jerry Bruckheimer or Peter Greenaway?
  • And what would Edith Wharton's peers think of food by Mario Batali or even the folks at Peter Lugar steakhouse?

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Time Machine soundtrack image yoinked from SoundtrackCollector.com.

Bonus points for people who remember the McDonald's jokes from the 1979 flick Time After Time.

02:52 AM in Misc.Blog 2007 | Permalink

Comments

Although I don't know anything about Edith Wharton's social circle, I do think that Luger's is holding fast to NY restaurant traditions/styles that began around the same time (Diamond Jim Brady, etc). Except my impression is that, as staggering as Luger's meals can be (I've never eaten there), they are dwarfed by those of late-19th/early-20th century gourmets.

Posted by: georg | Jul 31, 2007 9:31:28 AM

Pardon my addressing a different topic here, but there is no comment link in your signs section. Regarding the sign on the ice machine, and speaking from experience after working in a fast food establishment with a machine just like that one: if you leave the scoop inside the machine, the icemaker will bury the scoop under a mountain of ice and you won't be able to find the scoop next time you go in.

Posted by: atticus | Jul 31, 2007 10:22:59 PM

Georg - I can't remember if I responded to you last year, but the Luger meals are as big as you need them to be. If I recall from my trip there a few years ago, they cut the porterhouse into six or eight pieces. So however many of you are eating from it can eat however much you need to. We had lamb chops for appetizers which were even better. And an interesting tomato/onion appetizer with their special Luger sauce. Better than the secret sauces discussed in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," for sure.

Atticus- thanks for the info.

Posted by: Phil | Mar 28, 2008 12:21:48 AM