Barbecue Fever

In case you missed it, this weekend’s Saturday Night Live had a fake ad for Carter ‘N Sons BBQ. In it, the restaurant uses a slogan that’s…um…regrettable, in light of the H1N1 virus.

Hint: I’ve got a fever and the only prescription is more swine.

That’s right, I’ve got Swiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine Fever!

While I got a chuckle out of the sketch, I was more interested in seeing what kind of ‘cue comes to mind for a bunch of comedy writers when they think  about BBQ. Apparently, it’s Texas-style barbecue.  The music, outfits and, yes,  the Texas flag give away their leanings.

Toward the end, though, there’s definitely a barbecue sandwich, as North Carolinians know it. But it kinda looks like a Texas or New York interpretation of chopped barbecue.

After spending a few minutes pondering what this sandwich would taste like, I decided I had too much time on my hands. Then again, maybe I just have Swiiiiiiiiiiiiine Fever!

One Response

  1. Hi. I have a habit of browsing the net and stumbled upon (no pun intended) your journal. Over-all, it’s is pretty good, I, myself, am very fond of the graphics. If you get a second can you shoot me an email at and let me know who designed it or where you found it? Thanks in advance.

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