So naturally I had high hopes about seeing the group perform live at NYC’s Gramercy Theatre.
As a longtime, I was certainly not disappointed by the Whitest Kids’ hometown show (the group got its start after four of the five cast members met at New York’s School of Visual Arts).
Prehistoric man had already been making gruel from water and grains, so it was a small jump to starting cooking this mixture into a solid by frying it on stones.
A 2010 study by the National Academy of Sciences discovered traces of starch (likely from the roots of cattails and ferns) in prehistoric mortar and pestle-like rocks.
It had me and my friends and everyone I know quoting it. It never gets tiresome or boring, like many shows have, and I'm sure it might never get tiresome and boring. I started watching this show after being bombarded with ads on Fuse.
Bread, in all its various forms, is the most widely consumed food in the world.
In one, a wounded soldier writes a letter home to his wife, whom he expects to never see again. The Whitest Kids don't pick one; rather than having three escalating jokes along one premise, we instead get one joke from three premises, and the sketch is bereft of momentum. One of the sketches is an ad for one of those compilation CDs, , and the joke is split between the outrageousness of the archaic song lyrics (mostly about child brides) and the overproduction of the performances themselves, with back-up dancers and the like.
At first he tries to play up how he died a noble death as a super secret important government official, at which point the transcribing soldier interrupts him and says "she'd never buy that." So the wounded soldier starts over, and composes a sweet note that turns out to be fake; all the talk of gruesome, painful details was just to throw the wife off his scent, so he can go off to Monaco and "whore it up for, oh I dunno, 25 years." We see the wife sad, then the soldier skipping away satisfied—suddenly he's shot, and the cut back to the wife shows that the transcribing soldier was, in fact, taking it down, even the Monaco part. Is it that the soldier wants to seem cooler to his wife than he was in real life? Is the joke in "Baked Beans" that the girl is pouring baked beans all over herself, or that the announcer is saying things like "catchphrase" instead of an actual catchphrase?
The night proved to be a greatest hits performance from the troupe, with them performing many fan favorites like the aforementioned “Slow Jerk,” “Abe Lincoln,” the “Dating Game” and many more along with a few only die-hard fans would remember.In fact, seeing each member try to refrain from cracking up at a blunder or newly added line was a personal highlight.There was also plenty of audience interaction (with the group bringing volunteers from the audience on stage for two sketches) that made the night even more memorable for the crowd.Not only is it an important source of carbohydrates, it’s also portable and compact, which helps to explain why it has been an integral part of our diet for thousands of years.In fact, recent scholarship suggests humans started baking bread at least 30,000 years ago.