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TorgoX (1933)


"Il est beau comme la retractilité des serres des oiseaux rapaces [...] et surtout, comme la rencontre fortuite sur une table de dissection d'une machine à coudre et d'un parapluie !" -- Lautréamont

Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Tuesday November 12, 2002
06:00 PM

Aspirational culture

[ #8913 ]
Dear Log,

«The Aberdeen Steak House chain is a West End phenomenon, consisting of 16 Angus steak houses, six Aberdeen and one Highland steak house, two Maxine's Brasseries, three Pizza Pasta joints, an American Burger restaurant and that solecism, the American Café Bistro. The ghosts of a dead, aspirational culture haunt these bleak houses - one can imagine a time in the 70s when these places may have seemed, with their sumptuous decor and thick steaks, like top-class nosh. Today, they are anything but. Few British voices are heard here: instead the air is dominated by curt exchanges in bad English between the otherwise blameless Ukranian waitress and her polyglot clientele.»

--"Flogging a dead cow"

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  • I vowed a long time ago that I would at least try out, for masochism and science's sake, one of those strange restaurants (there's one near my place). Looks like I won't get the chance, now; but then again, reading that article, maybe I should be glad. :)