Tag Archives: documentaries

Southern Food Documentaries

Today was a stuck on the couch and surf the Internet day for me.

I came across the Southern Foodways Alliance website thanks to a post over at Adrenaline’s Shadow about her craving for a hot sausage sandwich from The Big Apple Inn in Jackson, Mississippi. Maybe more importantly, she didn’t order the pig ear sandwich. What she did do was link to a documentary about the restaurant called Smokes and Ears. Wonderful stuff.

Thanks to those two sites, I’m now craving barbecue because of the documentaries by Joe York at the SFA site. He shot one about the art of Whole Hog barbecuing in Lexington which is about 40 miles from my locale here in Hoots. If it hadn’t been for all the rain and flooding today, there might just have been a road trip.

These are some amazing docs. I haven’t watched them all yet, but the man is good at what he does. It’s an excellent mix of music, visuals and interviews. He even has one about Prince’s hot chicken in Nashville.

I’ll be settling in and watching all these over the next day or so. I recommend you do the same.

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King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters

I’ve seen it listed on the grid a few times before but never watched it.

That was my loss, because tonight I tuned in for some highly entertaining gaming.

I watched King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters tonight.

WOW. And I don’t mean WoW (World of Warcraft) as Ron so often raves about.

I’m typing about a pair of guys challenging each other for the title of World’s Best Donkey Kong player.

The documentary includes a nemesis, a conspiracy theory, lots of gamer wannabes, the underdog, the champion, an official judge, a little old lady from Florida, hot wing sauce, patriotic ties and the Guinness Book of World Records.

And lots of drama, emotion, human foibles and ego.

I highly recommend you check out this one the next time it shows up on G4 or Spike.

Here’s the trailer to the pic.

And just to keep you faithful readers in a gaming mood, here’s some classic Who with Pinball Wizard.

And for those who like a little piano with their pinball, how about Elton John.

We’ll wrap up with a commercial for the home version of the game that caused the feud.