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Die komediant Jim Gaffigan sê dat hy altyd vir sy kinders lieg oor kos

Die komediant Jim Gaffigan sê dat hy altyd vir sy kinders lieg oor kos

'Het u al ooit aan u kinders gesê dat iets pittig is as dit nie pittig is nie?'

Wat die kinders nie weet nie, sal hulle nie seermaak nie.

Tydens 'n onlangse verskyning op The Sporkful podcast, erken komediant Jim Gaffigan - wie se waardering vir kos goed gedokumenteer is - dat hy die hele tyd vir sy kinders lieg oor kos, veral as hy nie lus is om te deel nie.

'Ek het al baie kere voorgegee dat ek gesonde kos voor my kinders geniet,' vertel Jim aan die gasheer Dan Pashman.

'Ek het 'n bagel buite geëet, sodat ek dit nie hoef te deel nie.' Ander kere gaan dit oor die aanroep van 'n element van gevaar.

'Het u al ooit aan u kinders gesê dat iets pittig is as dit nie pittig is nie? Ek is 'n volwassene wat vir 'n driejarige jok. "

Gaffigan deel ook wenke vir die maksimalisering van die ervaring van 'n alles-in-die-eet-buffet (fokus op die spek), hoe dit is om 50 Fudgsicles te eet tydens die verfilming van een episode van die nuwe Jim Gaffigan Show (regtig), en hoeveel tyd kan hy daaraan spandeer om aan 'n alles -bagel te dink (baie).


Jim Gaffigan onthul wat die roetine van sy warm sakke werklik geïnspireer het - eksklusief

Die kans is goed dat as u die naam Jim Gaffigan hoor, u aan Hot Pockets dink. 'Hulle moet net 'n rol toiletpapier saambring,' het Gaffigan in 2006 gesê Verby die bleek toer. "Aanwysings: haal uit die boks. Plaas direk in die toilet. Spoel sakke! "Hierdie rif op die gewilde bevrore snack het Gaffigan as komediant op die kaart geplaas, en sedertdien het die Emmy-bekroonde talent letterlik die kaart ingeneem, mees onlangs met sy internasionale stand-up-toer, Jim Gaffigan: The Pale Tourist, stroom nou op Amazon Prime. Gaffigan stop in Kanada en Spanje en gee dieselfde behandeling aan plaaslike spesialiteite, soos poutine en paella, wat hy aan die Amerikaanse, met 'n papierhuls ingesluit, mikrogolf-munchie gegee het.

Al ooit gewonder presies hoe erg moes Gaffigan die dak van sy mond verbrand het om te sê: "Jy kan 'n warm sak vir ontbyt, 'n warm sak vir middagete hê en dood wees tydens die aandete?" In 'n eksklusiewe onderhoud met Gestamp, hierdie topverkoper-skrywer van Pa is vet gedeel wat hom werklik geïnspireer het om pret te maak tydens 'n mikrogolf-ete waarna hy 'n 'pop-tert met nare vleis' genoem word.


15 snaakse waarhede oor ouerskap, volgens die komediant Jim Gaffigan

Die komediant Jim Gaffigan, bekend om sy sin vir humor, is bekend daarvoor dat hy 'n pa van vyf is. So natuurlik sy aanhalings oor ouerskap is skreeusnaaks en in die kol.

Met vyf kleintjies tuis, is dit veilig om Jim Gaffigan 'n ouerskapskenner te noem. En omdat hy 'n stand-up-strokiesprent en skrywer is, is dit veilig om aan te neem dat alles wat hy oor die onderwerp te sê het, histeries sal wees. Van poëties oor slaapopleiding tot om op reis te bly met kinders, hier is Jim Gaffigan en 15 beste aanhalings oor ouerskap.

1. Oor kinders wat lewe maak meer pret, nie minder nie: Mense beskou die feit dat 'n kind 'n kind het om op 'n manier terug te keer van sukses. Hou op. Het jy 'n baba gesien? Hulle & aposre redelik oulik. Om hulle lief te hê, is redelik maklik. Glimlaggende babas behoort eintlik deur die farmaseutiese bedryf as 'n kragtige antidepressant geklassifiseer te word. Om gelukkig te wees, is regtig die definisie van sukses, is dit nie so nie? & Quot

Ouers sal moontlik nie na 21:00 kan gaan nie. film vir date night meer, maar daar is 'n blink kant: Hulle het 'n baba.

2. Op slaapopleiding: Daar is twee filosofieë oor hoe om jong kinders aan die slaap te maak. Daar is 'n 'slaap' opleiding, en dit behels basies dat u u kinders in die bed laat sit en die hele nag na hulle luister, of daar is 'n ouerskap, en dit behels in wese dat u met u kinders gaan lê, knuffel en dan die hele nag na hulle moet luister. & Quot

3. Oor die lewe met 'n baba: Babas is die ergste kamermaats. Hulle & aposre werkloos. Hulle betaal nie huur nie. Hulle hou kranksinnige ure. Hulle higiëne is aaklig. As u 'n kamermaat gehad het wat iets gedoen het wat babas doen, vra u hulle om uit te trek. & Quot

Haai, hulle het ten minste die oulike ding wat vir hulle aangaan.

4. Oor die vraag of u goed werk: Elke aand voordat ek een uur slaap, het ek dieselfde gedagte: & apos Wel, dit & aposs 'n afsluiting van 'n ander dag van optree asof ek weet wat ek & aposm doen. & apos ek wens ek oordryf, maar ek & aposm nie. Meestal voel ek heeltemal onbevoeg om 'n ouer te wees. Ek noem hierdie tye wakker wees. & Quot

Moraal van die verhaal? Almal voel asof hulle dit soms vals maak.

5. Vir kinders en universele minagting vir slaaptyd: & quotBedtime laat jou besef hoe heeltemal jy nie in staat is om in beheer van 'n ander mens te wees nie. My kinders tree op asof hulle nooit voorheen aan die slaap was nie. & aposBed? Wat en wat kan dit? Nee, ek doen dit nie. & Hulle wil nooit gaan slaap nie. Dit is nog 'n ding wat ek nooit met my kinders sal hê nie. Elke oggend as ek wakker word, is my eerste gedagte: & apos Wanneer kan ek hiernatoe kom? & Apos Dit & die wortel wat my gemotiveerd hou. & Quot

Daar is nie 'n ouer wat 'n ouer is wat hiermee kan verband hou nie. Ook: Hoekom doen kinders haat dit om te gaan slaap soveel as dit die grootste ding ooit is?!

6. By kleuters: & quotKleuteroordeel is aaklig. Hulle het nie 'n apostel nie. Sit 'n kind van 12 maande op 'n bed, en hulle sal dadelik probeer om eerste te kruip soos 'n lemmetjie op 'n geestelose migrasie-sending. Maar die kleutersending is nooit verstandeloos nie. Hulle het twee doelwitte: vind gif en vind iets om te vernietig. & Quot

Hulle is baie lief vir almal om uit te kom, maar min ouers het die volharding om die hele dag by 'n kleuter te bly. Daarom, #wyn.

7. Oor 'n groot kroos: Weet u hoe dit is om 'n vierde kind te hê? Stel jou voor dat jy verdrink, dan gee iemand vir jou 'n baba. & Quot

U weet wat hulle sê: Een kind voel soos een, twee kinders voel soos 20. Hoe de hel voel vyf?

8. Oor die wonderlikheid van mammas: & quot Vroue is wonderlik. Dink so daaroor: 'n Vrou kan 'n baba in haar liggaam laat groei. Dan kan 'n vrou die baba deur haar liggaam bring. Dan, deur 'n wonderwerk, kan 'n vrou 'n baba met haar liggaam voed. As u dit vergelyk met die manlike bydrae tot die lewe, is dit regtig 'n verleentheid. & Quot

Wel, as jy dit so stel, Jim.

9. Oor hoe ouers soms voel: "Om kinders op te voed is miskien 'n ondankbare werk met belaglike ure, maar die loon is darem maar 'n skande."

Gaffigan maak hier natuurlik 'n grap, maar ouerskap kan wel wees rof soms.

10. As u weet wanneer u kinders lieg: & quot

Elke ma en pa weet dat dit ondanks die bedtyd van slaaptyd beteken dat dit nie noodwendig dit beteken nie, en dat u ook altyd slaap wanneer u 'n kind afsluit.

11. Oor die benutting van u sin vir humor: & quot Om te misluk en te lag oor jou eie tekortkominge is die kenmerke van 'n gesonde ouer. & quot

As u kan lag en soms die waansin van ouerskap afskud, kan u 'n bietjie mal word.

12. Oor potjie -opleiding: Ek het een van die ouers geword wat van hul kinders verwag om na die badkamer te gaan. Maar ek hoef nie. & apos & apos Wel, gaan tog. & apos & quot

Want as u nie afval nie, hoor u dit vyf minute in die motorrit: & quotDaaaad, Ek moet gaan pot. & Quot

13. Oor hondjies wat mense voorberei op ouerskap: Soms word 'n hond soms aangebied as 'n oefenmetode om 'n baba te hê. Ek en my vriendin het 'n hond gekry. Ons gaan kyk of ons dit kan regkry voordat ons kinders het. & Apos Dit is 'n bietjie soos om die waters van 'n vegetariër te toets deur blaarslaai op u burger te hê. Goed, miskien is die metafoor nie sinvol nie, maar dit is ook nie sinvol om 'n hond as 'n oefenmetode te gebruik om 'n baba te kry nie. & Quot

Onthou mense: U kan 'n hond alleen laat.

14. Op reis met kinders: & quot

Vakansies kan lekker wees, maar om met kinders daar te kom is beslis nie.

15. Op die slaaptekort wat gepaardgaan met ouerskap: & quot; U word nie net slaap ontneem nie, maar u is ook slaap ontneem en in beheer van 'n ander mens. & quot


Die komediant Jim Gaffigan breek stilte en gaan stad toe op Trump

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Jim Gaffigan is 'n bekroonde, gewilde, gewilde komediant. 'N Deel van Gaffigan se aantrekkingskrag is sy gesinsvriendelike komedie, waaroor hy saam met sy vrou skryf en werk, en gereeld fokus op kos en Gaffigan se obsessies oor kos. Gaffigan het 'n groot gesin, wat vyf kinders insluit, wat lei tot my gunsteling Gaffigan -grap: "As jy wil weet hoe dit is om 'n vierde te hê, dink net jy verdrink ... en dan gee iemand vir jou 'n baba." Gaffigan is ook openlik Katoliek, en die Rooms -Katolieke Kerk het hom gevra om op te warm vir die Wêreldbyeenkoms van Gesinne in 2015, toe hy vir die Pous geopen het - ja, daardie Pous.

As u ooit na 'n onderhoud met Gaffigan geluister of na sy daad geluister het, is hy geneig om nie van die politiek te praat nie. Hy wil nie sê dat hy oor die algemeen liberaal is nie, maar hy maak ook nie veel grappe oor die huidige politieke klimaat nie. Donderdagaand lyk dit asof Gaffigan deur die titaniese vlakke van skynheiligheid wat deur baie mense vertoon word, en die neerdrukkende vlak van varkkoppigheid wat mense toon asof Trump sê en doen niks anders is as grotesk nie. Dus het Gaffigan aanlyn gegaan en weggegaan.

Dit het onskuldig genoeg begin.

Ek wonder waarna hy verwys het? Sommige mense het gevoel dat hulle dit weet, en het duidelik probeer om hom te trol.

Verskoon my terwyl ek myself bederf met die konfronteer trollies.

& mdash Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) 28 Augustus 2020

Kyk Trumpers ek verstaan ​​dit. As kind was ek 'n liefhebber van 'n welpie en ek weet dat u by u span bly, ongeag wat hy is, 'n verraaier en 'n bedrieër wat nie vir u omgee nie. Diep binne weet jy dit. Ek is seker jy geniet dit om mense boos te maak, maar jy weet dat Trump 'n leuenaar en 'n misdadiger is.

& mdash Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) 28 Augustus 2020

Gaffigan het toe probeer om die afkeer so eenvoudig as moontlik aan Trump te verduidelik.

Terloops, u kan nie teen die kansellasie van kultuur wees en mense vertel om uit die politiek te bly nie. Weet u die tyd dat u 'n werk gedoen het en nie betaal is nie? Dit troef en jy weet dit.

& mdash Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) 28 Augustus 2020

Hy het probeer om sommige van die opvallende teenstrydighede in baie argumente van Trump -ondersteuners aan te dui.

Ek weet jy haat snobs en elites. Dink hulle aan u kant? Dink u dat hulle ooit 'n werk in hul lewens gedoen het? Word wakker

& mdash Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) 28 Augustus 2020

Hy het selfs 'n eenvoudige les in ekonomie gegee.

vir die van julle wat dink dat ek my loopbaan vernietig, word wakker. as Trump verkies word, sal die ekonomie nooit weer terugkom nie.

& mdash Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) 28 Augustus 2020

Daarna gaan hy in op Lou Holtz, die voormalige Notre Dame -sokkerafrigter wat Biden se geloof aangeval het.

Fok Lou Holtz. Is Biden slegs 'n Katolieke naam? In vergelyking met wie? Vir hoeveel aborsies het troef betaal? Hoeveel vroue het hy al verkrag? Hoeveel keer het hy die kak in die Oekraïne getref. Word wakker. Hy is 'n skelm en 'n bedrieër.

& mdash Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) 28 Augustus 2020

Gaffigan het 'n kort en lieflike geskiedenisles gegee.

Wat 'n dapperheid van die lafaards wat teen gelyke geregtigheid is. Word wakker. Weet nie dat die geskiedenis jou die gek sal maak nie.

& mdash Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) 28 Augustus 2020

Hy het selfs gewerk om die gaping tussen die vele streke van ons land te oorbrug.

kan ons ophou met hierdie HOLLYWOOD kak. Ek is nie van Hollywood nie en Hollywood is net 'n stad. Sê asseblief kuselites (wat Trump, Jared en Ivana is) Miskien het mense aan die oostelike en weskus verskillende waardes as joune, maar hulle hou nie van leuenaars en bedrieërs soos troef nie. https://t.co/F9A12uG2TI

& mdash Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) 28 Augustus 2020

Hy het 'n klas op die politieke spektrum ingegooi.

Moet asseblief ook nie die sosialistiese gemors koop nie. Obama was duidelik nie 'n sosialis nie. Dit is alles leuens om jou bang te maak en jy weet dit. Biden is nie radikaal nie. Is jy ernstig?

& mdash Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) 28 Augustus 2020

Onthou alles wat Trump die Demokrate daarvan beskuldig dat hy skuldig is. Moenie dat die sosialistiese naam wat u noem, u aandag aftrek van die feit dat hy 'n fascis is wat nie in die wet glo nie.

& mdash Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) 28 Augustus 2020

U weet dat Trump net vyande skep. U weet dat u hom nie kan vertrou nie. U weet hy was onbevoeg tydens hierdie krisis. U weet dat al die mense nie hoef te sterf nie. Trump praat oor die ruimteprogram en jy kan nie veilig na 'n fliek gaan nie. Word wakker

& mdash Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) 28 Augustus 2020

Trump wat met diktators opduik, is RADIES. Dit is radikaal dat Trump inmeng met die departement van justisie. Trump om die polisie en die weermag te doen (ek het drie verhogings gegee) is RADIES.

& mdash Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) 28 Augustus 2020

Trump se versteuringsindroom is deel van die probleem. Word wakker. jy weet dat Fox News bevooroordeeld en vol leuns is. dit is hoe hulle kritiek opblaas en stilmaak. Dink u dat een van die kongresrepublikeurs regtig in Trump glo, of is hulle bang dat hy nie soos Flake wil eindig nie?

& mdash Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) 28 Augustus 2020

En Gaffigan eindig uiteindelik sy aand met hierdie mooi stuk.

Gaan slaap, maar onthou
- As u mal wil klink, vertel my dan van DIE DIEPTE STAAT.
- Om dom te klink, wees teen CANCEL CULTURE, maar beskuldig dan almal met 'n mening van deugsaamheid.
- Trump se afwykingsindroom is bedoel om die aandag van Don af te lei

& mdash Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) 28 Augustus 2020


Deel Alle deelopsies vir: Jim Gaffigan verduidelik waarom hy 'n voedselliefhebber is, nie 'n eetliefhebber nie

Jim Gaffigan is lief vir kos. Hy is so lief daarvoor dat hy 'n hele boek aan die onderwerp toegewy het. Kos: 'n liefdesverhaal is die tweede boek van die komediant - na verlede jaar se topverkoper Pa is vet - en daarin, Gaffigan riffs op sy gunsteling kos soos bagels en steak. In die inleiding tot die boek skryf hy: "Wat is my kwalifikasies om hierdie boek te skryf? Geen regtig nie. Waarom moet u dit dan lees? Hier is hoekom: ek is 'n bietjie vet."

Eater het onlangs met Gaffigan gesels om meer te wete te kom hoekom hy besluit het om te skryf oor kosopstel, sy gunsteling restaurante en hoe hy kies waar hy onderweg wil eet. Gaffigan verdedig ook sy bewering dat pizza met pizza uit die pizza die beste is, en hy dink hoekom hy nie 'n eetlust is nie. "Ek kan seker drie bekende sjefs noem. Ek het nog nooit kommentaar gelewer op Yelp nie. [Ek is] iemand wat die beste burger wil hê."

Wat het jou geïnspireer om die boek te skryf?
Ek het al twintig jaar lank so 'n aanhoudende romanse met kos in my stand-up. Ek dink ek wou nie altyd bekend staan ​​as die kosman nie. Toe het ek in my laaste spesiale aanbieding gesê: "Goed, goed." Die special is genoem Beset, maar ek het net toegegee dat ek 'n kosbeheptheid het.

Ek het gevoel dat daar altyd 'n soort kosboek in my is. Ek dink dit met na Pa is vet, Het ek besef dat ek tonne materiaal het. Ek het ook geleer uit skryf Pa is vet dat ek baie plesier sou hê om opstelle te skryf, en myself die opdrag gegee het om net 'n opstel oor klappers en sulke dinge te skryf. Dit sou nie as stand-up werk nie, maar dit sou hopelik in 'n opstelvorm werk.

Ek hou baie van die onderskeid wat u tref tussen 'eetgoed' en 'eetgoed'. Kan u meer praat oor wat die twee terme beteken en toe u die eerste keer besef dat u die een is en nie die ander nie?
U kan nie in 'n groot stad bestaan ​​sonder om te weet dat daar 'n voedselkultuur is nie. Sommige daarvan is, ek is bewus daarvan dat daar 'n hele kookkuns is wat verder gaan as gourmet -tydskrifte, nie waar nie? U kan nie regtig in 'n groot stad woon sonder om te weet dat daar 'n voedselkultuur is nie. Ek het gedink dat dit gepas was om hierdie onderskeid te maak om my standpunt eg te hou.

Ek wou myself nie voorstel as 'n eetlustige of iemand wat selfs talle bekende sjefs ken nie. Ek het myself soortgelyk geïdentifiseer: ek kan waarskynlik drie bekende sjefs noem. Ek het nog nooit kommentaar gelewer op Yelp nie. [Ek is] iemand wat die beste burger wil hê. Ek bewonder en ek is jaloers op 'n paar eetlus se kookkuns, maar ek het vyf kinders en ek staan ​​elke aand op, so ek is nie iemand wat kan eet nie en hierdie avontuurlike avonture kan beleef. Ek bedoel, ek sou graag wou, maar ek kan nie eers soveel gaan eet as wat ek wil nie.

In die boek maak u 'n kaart van die voedselgebiede van Amerika, soos Steakland en Seabugland. Was daar verrassings oor die verskillende streke?
Dit is duidelik 'n bietjie tong-in-die-kies, reg? Omdat ek alles saam met my vrou skryf, moes ek verduidelik wat ek bedoel. Jy weet, Mexikaanse Foodland maak sin. Selfs Eet BBQland maak sin, en Steakland. Maar Super Bowl Sundayfoodland, dit het waarskynlik my vrou geneem. Dit het my ongeveer twee weke geneem om aan haar te verduidelik wat ek daarmee bedoel. Daar is ook iets waar ek nie te gedetailleerd daaroor wou ingaan nie, want dan gaan jy in die gat van die haas.

Kaart met vergunning van Crown Archetype


Ek het pas shows in Salt Lake City gedoen en ek was blootgestel aan braaisous. Ek het gelyk asof braaisous op die kaart sou wees as 'n franse braaisimbool. Ek het 'n vertoning in Boise gedoen en ek het gedink: 'n aartappel moet daar wees. U kan daar sit, en u kan dit deur die gemeenskap afbreek en Boston dan as net Seabugland klassifiseer. Ek was al genoeg in Boston om te weet dat daar heerlike pizza is op die plek waarheen die Facebook -ou gegaan het toe hy na Harvard gegaan het.

Daarom is dit tong-in-die-kies. U kan dit nie heeltemal aan 'n T doen nie, reg? En dit beweeg altyd. Ek het die geleentheid gehad om Calvin Trillin te ontmoet. Dit is interessant om sy essays oor kos te sien. Sy ervaring toe hy sommige daarvan geskryf het, Die maag -trilogie, hoe dit verander het van plaaslike spesialiteite, of selfs bagelwinkels in die middestad. Dit is altyd aan die beweeg en dit verander. En dit is natuurlik ook baie persoonlik.

Een van die gewaagde bewerings in u boek is dat u Chicago pizza die beste pizza noem. Was dit 'n moeilike oproep vir u? Het die pizza uit New York selfs in die mengsel gekom?
Ek weet nie of ek dit in die opstel bereik het nie. Op sommige maniere is dit nie vergelykbaar nie, reg? En wat ek wou bereik, is dat diepe skottel uit Chicago slegs in die Midde -Weste werk, want dit is die enigste plek om dit te vind en Midwesterners is die enigste wat geduld het om 45 minute te wag. Dit maak ook nie sin uit 'n sakemodel nie. Dit is asof 'n restaurant nie die tafels vinnig genoeg kan draai om genoeg geld te verdien nie. Ek wou daardie onderskeid maak, maar ek is ook eerlik.

Ek is dol oor Chicago diep gereg. My broer wat in Chicago woon, spot met my omdat hy net sê: "Dit is vir toeriste." Ek weet alles van die New York/New Haven -pizza teenoor Chicago -pizza, maar dit lyk nie soos die een of die ander nie. Vir my is een soos 'n tert. Ek beskou die kors regtig. Ek onthou toe ek die kors as koek beskryf het. My redakteur het aanhoudend gesê: "Bedoel jy pastei?" Dit sal deur hierdie verskillende weergawes gaan, en iemand sou sê: 'Bedoel u tertkors?' En ek sê: "Nee, dit is 'n koekkors." Omdat die diepkors van Chicago vir my so goed soos koek is.

Het u 'n gunsteling restaurant van alle tye?
Weet jy, daar is. Vir kos of vir ervaring? Daar is restaurante wat betekenisvolle betekenis het. Ek sou my kinders na Katz's Deli neem. Dit is asof daar verskillende plekke is wat verskillende betekenisse het.

Ek raak senuweeagtig om met kosliefhebbers te praat, want dit laat my dink as ek met 'n Deadhead praat. Ek is mal daaroor om na Crif Dogs te gaan saam met my seun wat van videospeletjies hou. Dan is daar steak kettings waarvan ek hou, Ruth se Chris. Ek hou van die ervaring van Smith en Wollensky. Ek raak senuweeagtig om met kosliefhebbers te praat, want dit laat my dink as ek met 'n Deadhead praat oor die Grateful Dead. Ek is soos: "Ek hou van die Grateful Dead, maar ek het nie u kennis oor die Grateful Dead nie."

As mense my dus vra oor restaurante, sê ek: "Ja. Ek weet nie." Ek was mal oor Otto, maar ek was al een keer daar. Ek kry nie die luukse om so baie uit te gaan as om 'n ware vergelyking te maak nie. Ek is mal oor Oklahoma Joe's in Kansas City, maar ek weet ook dat as ek 'n boekgeleentheid daar hou, daar twee mense is wat na my toe kom en sê: 'Weet jy, jy moet regtig na hierdie ander plek gaan.'

Reg. So, hoe kan u uitvind waar u moet eet as u onderweg is? Dit was ook 'n groot deel van die boek.
Dit is ook 'n verduideliking van my navorsing dat ek baie mond tot mond is. Dit maak my vrou irriterend as ons op reis is, want ek sou net vir iemand op straat vra. Ek sê: "Haai, waar moet ek hier rond eet?" Dit sou wees asof jy vra, dit kan net sowel 'n hawelose persoon wees waar ek moet eet.

Gewoonlik het elke gemeenskap 'n plek waarheen u moet gaan. Daar is amper 'n plaaslike trots daaraan verbonde, of dit nou Minneapolis is met die Juicy Lucy. Dit is miskien nie eers die beste maaltyd nie. Dit is net iets waar u dit moet probeer, of u moet na hierdie een -krap -restaurant gaan as u in 'n sekere stad in Maryland is.

Ek wil hê hulle moet die pastrami sny en dan wil ek dit dadelik eet en dan wil ek 'n maand lank spyt wees omdat ek nie kan beweeg nie. Ek hou daarvan om dit te doen. Ek dink dat 'toeristevalle' gewoonlik 'n assosiasie met hulle is wat vreeslik is. Ek dink dit is nie altyd die geval nie. Soos Katz's Deli. Ek hou van daardie pastrami. Ek weet dit is 'n toeristeval, maar dit is steeds 'n wonderlike plek om pastrami te kry. Ek sou steeds nie pastrami by enige restaurant wou huis toe bring nie. Ek wil hê hulle moet dit sny en dan wil ek dit dadelik eet en dan wil ek 'n maand lank spyt wees omdat ek nie kan beweeg nie. Jy weet wat ek bedoel?

Dit is so snaaks, want ek was in Fresno, Kalifornië, en ek het hierdie vertoning gedoen. Ek het na 'n Mexikaanse restaurant gegaan wat ongelooflik was. Dit was Castillo en dit was kranksinnig. Ek het 'n chimichanga gehad wat so groot was as 'n klein eetkamertafel. Dit was nie soos 'n stuntkos nie. Mense in Fresno weet van hierdie restaurant.

Ek is mal oor Mexikaanse kos. Toe ek die eerste keer na New York verhuis het, sou u nie Mexikaanse kos in New York hê nie. U sou wag totdat u in LA of in Suid -Kalifornië of in die suidweste was. Nou is dit asof, in my ou buurt waar ek altyd deurloop, dit is asof elke ander restaurant 'n Mexikaanse restaurant is. Ek eet dus baie Mexikaans en dit was ongelooflik. Dus Castillo's in Fresno. Dit is waarheen jy gaan.

Wat sou dit verg om nooit weer na 'n sekere restaurant terug te keer nie?
Spring terug na die toeriste -lokvalplekke. Daar is 'n paar . Daar is wilde inkonsekwentheid in Detroit, soos groot worsbroodjies, maar daar is 'n paar wilde inkonsekwentheid daar. U moet na die regte worsbroodjie in Detroit gaan. Wat sou my keer om terug te keer na 'n plek? As die kos nie lekker is nie, of. Jy woon in New York, reg?

Ja.
Het jy ooit, ek weet nie hoe oud jy is nie, gegaan na Tavern on the Green? Dit was soos, aaklig. Dit was 'n snert.

Dit is nog steeds erg. Ek het na die nuwe Tavern on the Green gegaan. Pragtig, maar dis vreeslik.
O, is dit? Ag my God.

Dit is regtig interessant, die ervaring om na 'n slegte restaurant te gaan. Ek dink altyd daaraan toe ek 'n klein kind was en ek die fliek gesien het Die slegte nuus dra na Japan. Dit was soos die eerste - en ek was mal oor die eerste Bad News Bears -fliek - en dit was die eerste keer dat ek 'n film sien wat nie goed was nie. Ek het altyd aanvaar dat alle films goed was. Dit was 'n wonderlike ervaring, jy het na 'n donker kamer gegaan en springmielies geëet en 'n snaakse fliek gekyk. Dit is nog steeds skokkend.

Ek is nog steeds geskok as ek na 'n restaurant gaan, en dit is nie goed nie. Ek is nog steeds geskok as ek na 'n restaurant gaan, en dit is nie goed nie. Ek gaan dus nie weer hierdie kulinêre eskapades nie. Ek gaan na 'n plek wat veronderstel is om goed te wees. So as dit nie goed is nie, is ek geskok. Ek is selfs nogal verbaas as ek aflewering kry, en dit is nie goed nie. Ek is redelik naïef wat dinge betref.

Ek onthou ek het na 'n Chipotle in San Francisco in die aaklige Fisherman's Wharf -toeristegebied gegaan. Die Chipotle was nie goed nie. Dit was vir my skokkend. Ek was soos: "Maar wag 'n bietjie, Chipotle is altyd goed."

Ek weet nie of ek dit [in die boek] vasgelê het nie, maar ek gaan deur periodes waarin ek gesond eet. En dan, as jy gesond eet, is jy behandel jouself na 'n kaasburger. Op hierdie stadium eet ek soos vyf kaasburgers per dag. Maar as jy jouself bederf met 'n kaasburger en die kaasburger nie 'n huis is nie, is jy regtig kwaad. Jy is soos: "Is dit my kaasburger? En dit is nie wonderlik nie?" Jy is soos: "Hoe durf jy my tyd mors? Ek sal iets anders eet, maar hoe durf jy sê dat dit 'n kaasburger is as dit nie goed is nie?"

Het u 'n spesifieke herinnering aan die beste restaurantervaring wat u ooit gehad het?
Dit lyk asof ek na 'n restaurant gaan en ek het 'n baie goeie steak, ek kan nie ophou om daaroor te praat nie. Dit beantwoord ook nie u vraag nie.

Laat ek jou hierdie snaakse verhaal vertel. So ek het hierdie vriend van my gaan sien, ek het hierdie vriend van my waarmee ek universiteit toe gegaan het. Sy is getroud met hierdie man wat soos 'n miljardêr is. Een keer elke ses maande gaan ek en my vrou saam met hulle uit. Dit is hoe ek na Otto en al hierdie plekke gegaan het. Hulle het vir ons 'n paar Kobe -beesvleis -steaks in 'n yskas -koeler gestuur. Af en toe kook ek en my vrou hulle laat in die nag, terwyl ons 'n skryfsessie hou. Hulle was ongelooflik. Hulle was ongelooflik. Dit was soos Kobe -beesvleis, amen.

So dan sien ek hulle ses maande later en ek was soos: 'Baie dankie dat u die Kobe -beesvleis gestuur het. Dit was ongelooflik. Waar het u dit vandaan?' En hulle sê: 'Ons het dit by Costco gekry'. Ek was soos: "Wat?" Ek het net aangeneem. Ek bedoel, dit is 'n man wat iemand water gooi en hy gee die kelner $ 20. Ek weet dat dit nie jou vraag beantwoord nie, maar ek dink dat die soort dit illustreer dat sommige daarvan die omgewing en persepsie is en saam met wie jy eet.

Steakhuise is soos Chuck E. Cheese vir volwassenes.

Ek probeer dink aan 'n ongelooflike restaurant -ervaring. Ek dink daar is iets aan 'n steakhouse. Ek is mal oor steak en ek hou ook daarvan dat daar 'n feestelike aspek is. Mense gaan nie na 'n steakhouse na 'n begrafnis nie. Hulle gaan daarheen om 'n verjaardag of 'n loopbaanprestasie of 'n besigheidsooreenkoms te vier. Steakhuise is soos Chuck E. Cheese's vir volwassenes. Dis goed. Ek gaan dit tweet. Reg?

Ja, sonder die eng mascotte.
Ja. Dit is wat so wonderlik is. Dit is soos New Orleans. As u na New Orleans gaan, sal u in 'n stylvolle restaurant wees en 'n rot sal oor die grond hardloop. U sal die kelner daarop wys en hulle sê: "Ja, dit gebeur." En jy is soos: "Wat?"

Watter ander eetplekke eet jy graag in New York?
Ek is mal oor Shake Shack en my kinders is mal oor Shake Shack. Hulle is soos: "Gaan ons Shack Shake?" Toe hulle jonger was, sou ek vir hulle lieg en ek sou sê: "Ja, dit is Shake Shack." Nou is hulle oud genoeg, en ek sal nooit daaroor probeer lieg nie.

Ek is mal oor Mamoun se Falafel, en kry daar shawarma. Ek het 'n hele opstel oor bagels. Ek voel asof ek 'n bagel -opleiding ontvang het. Tal Bagels. Fantastiese bagel, die ergste koffie ter wêreld. Hulle is soos: "Weet jy wat? Ons koffie kan vreeslik wees." Dit is duidelik iemand wat sê: "Dit sal ons bagels beter laat lyk as ons koffie erger is."

Ek mis wat hierdie wonderlike Dominikaanse rys en bone op Lafayette was. Hulle was 'n paar uur oop en dit was net konstruksiewerkers wat daarheen was. Ek mis die rys en boontjie plek regtig. Ek sal jou vertel, Il Buco Alimentari, hul toebroodjies tydens die middagete is wonderlik. Hulle kos $ 30 per toebroodjie, maar hulle is ongelooflik. Ek hou van Balthazar se burger à cheval.

Ek hou daarvan om saans 10:00 na 'n restaurant te gaan. Ek is mal daaroor om na Veselka te gaan. 'N Bord perogies en sit saam met 'n paar komediante. Dis nogal lekker. Ek is seker daar is iets groots wat ek mis, waar ek van die telefoon af gaan en sê: "Ek kan nie glo dat ek dit vergeet het nie!"

Mense dink waarskynlik ek soek onkruid om te koop. Nee, ek soek Porchetta.

Jy weet as jy in 'n sekere buurt is, en jy is soos: "Goed, ek gaan by Shake Shack loop, kyk hoe die situasie is. Kom ons kyk hier. Ek weet dit." Soos Porchetta . Waar ek geloop het, het ek gesê: "Ek weet dit is in 7de straat. Of is dit in 8ste straat?" Ek hou van stap. Ek sal 'n vertoning in die East Village doen, en ek sal sê: "Dit is op 7de, 8ste of 9de. Of wat is dit? 7de, 8ste en 9de?" Ek sal soos rondloop. Mense dink waarskynlik ek soek onkruid om te koop. Nee, ek soek Porchetta. Ek soek daardie plek.

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Die mees tedere liefdesbrief vir steak wat ooit geskryf is

'N Uittreksel uit die van Jim Gaffigan Kos: 'n liefdesverhaal.

As kind was ek verward oor my pa se liefde vir steak. Ek onthou dat ek agt was, en my pa kondig seremonieel aan die gesin aan: "Ons eet steak vanaand!" asof Abe Lincoln kom eet. Ek en my broers en susters sou beleefd optree terwyl ons TV kyk. "Dit is wonderlik, Pa!" Ek onthou dat ek gedink het, Groot storie. Waarom kan ons nie net McDonald's hê nie? Vir my het my pa net hierdie vreemde ding met steak gehad. Ek dink, Pa's is mal oor steak, soos kinders 'n obsessie het met lekkergoed. Wel, my pa het. Ek sou sien hoe hy in alle weerstoestande agter ons huis uitdwaal na die propaanrooster nadat ek of een van my broers die dood skaars verhoed het deur dit vir hom aan te steek. Hy neem graag sy pos daar uit, kettingrook sy Merit Ultra Light-sigarette en drink sy Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch alleen in die donkerte van Noordwes-Indiana. Hy sou in die vlam staar asof dit 'n ou orakel was wat 'n profesie vertel wat die raaisels van die lewe opgelos het.

Gegewe die groot vreugde wat my pa by die rooster gebring het, was ek altyd verbaas oor hoe sleg hy was om 'n steak te kook. Miskien was dit die rooster in virtuele duisternis, of miskien was dit die Scotch, maar sy steaks was gewoonlik regtig verbrand en het dikwels die smaak van sigaretas. By die tafel sou hy probeer om die verkoolde vleis voor die gesin te regverdig: "U hou daarvan dat dit goed gedoen is, reg?" Ek en my broers en susters het weer beleefd gelieg. "Dis wonderlik, pa. Dankie." Ek dink ek het eintlik die smaak van A.1 geniet. Steaksous gemeng met sigaretas. A.1. was altyd op die tafel as my pa steaks braai. Dit lyk asof almal wat ek geken het, dieselfde dun bottel A.1 gehad het. Dit het altyd gevoel asof dit leeg was net voor dit oor jou steak vloei. Ironies genoeg was die bottel met 'n leë gevoel nooit op nie. Ek dink die meeste mense het nog steeds dieselfde bottel A.1. wat hulle in 1989 gehad het. Eens het ek agterop 'n bottel A.1 gekyk. en ek was nie bang om te ontdek dat een van die bestanddele 'magies' is nie.

Steak maak vir my nou heeltemal sin. I was really overanalyzing it as a teenager. My fa­ther was not cooking steak on the grill to get away from his family or eating it daily to prove to himself that he wasn't poor my father was eating steak because consuming a steak is one of the great pleasures we get to experience during our short time on this planet.

By the time I became a teenager, I generally understood that steak was something unique. It had some kind of a deeper meaning. I still preferred McDonald's, but I realized steak was certainly not something my father would've been able to eat growing up as the son of a denture maker in Springfield, Il­linois, in the 1940s. I remember thinking that maybe eating steak was actually my father's measure of success. He wasn't poor anymore. He and his children could afford to eat burnt steak. Even in my twenties, when I would go home to visit my father after my mother passed away, he and I would always eat a cigarette-ash-infused steak that he had overcooked on the grill. Many years later I realized that following my mother's death, my father pretty much ate steak every night. Probably because my mother was not around anymore to say, "Well, obviously you shouldn't eat steak every night!" When I think back to my father eating steak day after day, year after year, I can only come to one conclusion: my father was a genius.

I don't know what happened, but steak makes perfect sense to me now. I was really overanalyzing it as a teenager. My fa­ther was not cooking steak on the grill to get away from his family or eating it daily to prove to himself that he wasn't poor my father was eating steak because consuming a steak is one of the great pleasures we get to experience during our short time on this planet. This was probably one of my most profound coming-of-age realizations. Steak is really that amazing. Steak is so delicious, I'm sure the first person to go on a stakeout was eventually disappointed: "Been sitting in this car all night and still no steak! Not even a basket of bread."

I'm actually relieved I inherited my father's love of steak. Where I was raised in the Midwest, all the men around me seemed to love three things: fixing stuff, cars, and steak. I learned that a werklike man loves fixing stuff, cars, and steak. Well, at least I've got one of those three. If eating steak is manly, it is the only manly attribute I possess. I'm not handy. I can't fix things. Whenever something breaks in our apartment, I just look at my wife sheepishly and say, "We should call someone." I don't even call. My wife calls. I can barely figure out the phone. When the handyman comes over, I just kind of silently watch him work. I don't know what to say. "You want some brownies? My wife could bake us some brownies. I'd bake them, but I don't know how to turn the oven on." I try to act like I'm working on something more important. "Yeah, I'm more of a tech guy. I'm really good at computer stuff . . . like checking e-mail."

I'm just not manly. I don't know what happened. The men in my family are manly. My dad and my brothers loved cars. I mean LOVED cars in a manly way. They'd talk about cars, go to car shows, and even stop and look at other people's cars in a parking lot. I barely have an opinion on cars. I do know that trucks are manlier than cars. The most manly form of trans­portation is, of course, the pickup truck. My brother Mike has a pickup because he's a MAN. Pickup commercials just give me anxiety. There's always a voice-over bellowing, "You can pull one ton! Two tons! You can pull an aircraft carrier!" I always think, Hoekom? Why do you need that? I only see people taking their pickup trucks to Cracker Barrel. My brother Mike, like many other pickup owners, never seems to be picking anything up in his pickup. I find this confusing. It's like walking around with a big empty piece of luggage. "Are you about to travel somewhere?" "No, but I'm the type of guy who would." To be fair, I really can't judge. I don't own a pickup&mdashor even a car, for that matter. Whenever I go back home to Indiana to visit my brother Mitch, who is car obsessed, I rent a car and drive to his house from Chicago. We usually have the same conversation.

MITCH: What kind of car did you rent? ME: I think it's blue. MITCH: Is that four or six cylinders? ME: (pause) It has four wheels. Ek dink. Wait, cylinders aren't wheels, right?

Maar steak . . . steak I get. If eating steak is manly, then I'm all man. I'm like a man and a half. I love steak so much, it's actually the way I show affection for other men. "You're such a good guy, I'm going to buy you a steak." Men bond over steak. "We'll sit and eat meat together and not talk about our families." I recently toured for two weeks with my friend Tom. When I returned home, Jeannie asked, "How's Tom's family?" I don't know. I only spent like twelve hours a day with the guy. I know he likes a medium-rare rib eye. What else is there to know?

I order steaks from Omaha Steaks. Yes, I order my meat over the Internet, which I'm pretty sure is a sign of a problem. I guess I don't want my steak shopping to cut into my steak-eating time. Ordering Omaha Steaks is very simple. It's like Amazon.com for beef. A couple of days after I place my order, a Styrofoam cooler shows up. It's the same type of cooler that I imagine they will deliver my replacement heart in. Omaha Steaks is nice enough to provide dry ice in case I'd like to make a bomb or something. Occasionally, when I grab my Omaha Steaks cooler out of the hallway I'll make eye contact with a neighbor, who I'm sure will later tell his spouse, "Jim got an­other box of meat today. That apartment will be available in a couple weeks." The only problem with Omaha Steaks as a company is that you can't get rid of them. Once you order from them, they are like Jehovah's Witnesses calling all the time.

OMAHA STEAKS REP: Hey, you want some more steaks? ME: I just got a delivery yesterday. OMAHA STEAKS REP: How about some rib eyes? ME: I don't need any more steak, thank you. OMAHA STEAKS REP: How about some filets? You want some filets? ME: Really. I'm fine with steaks. OMAHA STEAKS REP: Okay, I'll call tomorrow. ME: Um . . . OMAHA STEAKS REP: Hey, you want some turkey? Ham? ME: I thought you were Omaha Steaks? OMAHA STEAKS REP: You want some drywall? ME: Aren't you Omaha Steaks? OMAHA STEAKS REP: I'm right outside your window. I'm so lonely.

I could never be a vegetarian for many reasons, but the main one is steak. Sure, bacon, bratwurst, and pastrami are pretty amazing, but steak is the soul of all carnivores. Steak is the embodiment of premium meat eating. I'm a meat lover, and steak is the tuxedo of meat. The priciest dish on most menus is the "surf and turf," the steak and lobster. Who are they kid­ding? The steak is clearly driving the steak-and-lobster entrée. The steak is the headliner. There are way more people going for the steak and the lobster than people going for the lobster and the steak. The people who want the lobster are just order­ing the lobster. Lobster's appeal is all perception, and steak is truly extraordinary. Steak has its own knives. There aren't steak restaurants. There are steakhouses. Steak gets a house. There's no tunahouse. Tuna gets a can. I love a steakhouse. It's really the perfect environment for eating a steak. They always seem like throwbacks to another era. A time when kale was just a weed in your backyard. All steakhouses seem to be dimly lit and covered in dark wood. They are usually decorated with a combination of red leather and red leather. You know there is a huge locker full of hanging carcasses, like five feet away. The waiters are no-nonsense pros. They approach in a gruff manner:

At Peter Luger's in Brooklyn, the waiter usually won't even let you order. "You're all getting porterhouse." Um, okay.

Some steakhouses show you the meat raw. At places like Smith & Wollensky, a tray will be wheeled out with different cuts on it. One by one the waiter will pick up a glob of raw meat and thrust it at the table. "You can get this. You can get this." Men are such visual animals that they'll point at the fat-swirled hunk of flesh and grunt, "That one." It's all very simple and primal. At other restaurants, fancy non-steak items are prepared in a code of complexity: "Al dente." "Braised." "Flambéed." But the way steak is cooked is understandable even to a monosyllabic caveman: "Rare." "Medium." "Well." You barely even have to know how to talk. Of course, vegetables are also served at steakhouses, but they are called "side dishes." Like their presence there is only justified by the existence of steak. They're the entourage of the steak. And you can take them or leave them. The sides are not included with the purchase of steak. They are à la carte in steakhouses, like napkins on Spirit Airlines.

Sides are never called "vegetables," because what is done to vegetables in steakhouses makes them no longer qualify as vegetables.

GRUFF WAITER: We have spinach cooked in ice cream. We also have a bowl of marshmallows with a dollop of yam. And our house specialty is a baked potato that we somehow stuffed with five sticks of butter. We also have a "diet potato" that is stuffed with only four sticks of butter.

Everything about a steakhouse is manly, so it's no surprise that sports heroes own steakhouses. I've been to Ditka's, El­way's, and Shula's, which all had great steaks, but I'm pretty sure those NFL greats didn't cook my steak. "Hey, you were good at football. Why don't you open a meat restaurant? They have nothing to do with each other." Nothing except the same demographic: manly men. Like me.

My love of steakhouses is sincere. When I die, I would like to be buried in a steakhouse. Well, not buried. Just my casket on display in the dining room. That way people can come in, eat, and stare at me lying in state. Maybe someone will say, "Jim died too soon, but this steak was aged perfectly!" I don't think people in steakhouses would mind that much about my casket. People are in steakhouses for steak.

PATRON: Why is there a casket in the middle of the room? WAITER: Oh, that is a comedian, Jim Gaffigan. His only wish was to . . . PATRON: I'll have the rib eye, baked potato, and can I get blue cheese on the side? WAITER: I'll bring that right away, Mrs. Gaffigan.

I love steakhouses, but I realize there is something barbaric about the whole experience. Going to a place to eat cow hind parts. Eventually, eating steak won't be socially acceptable. In two hundred years I'm sure the following conversation will take place:

Reprinted from the book Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan. Copyright © 2014 by Jim Gaffigan. Published by Crown Archetype, a division of Random House LLC, a Penguin Random House Company.


Jim Gaffigan on Getting Political on Twitter

Jim Gaffigan is known for many things, for which he talks about onstage as a comedian.

Among them: Loving food, fatherhood and Catholicism. Not listed: Politics.

But Gaffigan decided he had to put himself out there last week while watching the 2020 Republican National Convention. Fans and followers of his have noticed the stand-up comedian and actor taking more political stances on Twitter over the past four years. What happened last week struck a different tone, and made him a top trending topic on Twitter for days to come.

It began simply on August 27 with “RIP Truth.”

What followed was this stream…

Gaffigan went all in for several more Tweets over the course of an hour or so. His wife Jeannie Gaffigan, who often writes and directs with Jim on both his stand-up, as well as their TV Land series, even chided him for swearing on social media in front of now 3.2 million followers.


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“I just like creating things, whether it’s an acting role or a standup special or even some silly essay,” he says. “I’ve been doing it long enough to know that I can’t get caught up in other people’s expectations. The ego of having your own show, I suppose it’s good. But at what cost? In that situation, we had five young children. What is the purpose of doing something that takes you away from your kids and you can’t outsource? You can’t even let other people write other episodes, because it is so autobiographical.”

Still, some opportunities are too fascinating, or perhaps just too weird, to pass up. Gaffigan admits he felt obligated to open for the supreme pontiff back in Philadelphia, even though he suspected ahead of time that warming the stage for Pope Francis in front of an estimated million-plus devotees in Philadelphia would be a thankless gig.

“There’s certain situations as a comedian that are no-win situations,” says Gaffigan, who is a Catholic. “I couldn’t turn it down. But people who are going to see the Pope speak are not going: ‘I hope the Pope has a comedian opening for him.’ Also, comedy is constructed on a certain level of irreverence or inappropriateness going back to the court jester. I knew going into it, I would disappoint some people by not challenging the position and I knew I was going to disappoint some people with whatever I did being too challenging for the situation. I mean, it was a festival for families. It was outside. There were innumerable things that I knew were going to be a problem.”


Catholic comedian Jim Gaffigan brings kids to Gay Pride parade

Jim Gaffigan | Gaffigan kids at New York Pride Parade, June, 2017. By Pete Baklinski

NEW YORK, June 26, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- Faithful Catholics who love laughing at Jim Gaffigan will be disappointed to learn that the comedian, whose bag of jokes is often influenced by his Catholicism, allowed his kids to watch New York&rsquos Gay Pride Parade over the weekend and tweeted out a picture of them waving rainbow flags.

&ldquoI&rsquom so proud of my gay kids. Happy #pride2017 #pridenyc,&rdquo he tweeted on Sunday.

Even Gaffigan's wife Jeannie used social media to showcase her family watching the homosexual parade go by. "Mom? Is everyone in New York City gay?" her kids asked her.

"They were at the sprinkler park in their bathing suits and the parade just marched by and handed out rainbow flags," she posted on Instagram.

Gaffigan, a graduate of Jesuit-run Georgetown University, is often trotted out by the Catholic world as a comedian who &ldquobrings Catholicism to the masses&rdquo through his gift of humor. Best known for his family-friendly routines on bacon, McDonald&rsquos fries, and bowling, Gaffigan will also get laughs for his jokes about being a Catholic parent with five kids. Gaffigan, who is 51, has often been praised by Catholics for his frank adherence to Catholic teaching against contraception.

The comedian has received accolades from Catholic News Agency, Aleteia, and National Catholic Register. When Pope Francis visited the U.S. in 2015, Gaffigan was honored as being the lone comedian in a warmup act prior to the Pope&rsquos appearance at the Festival of Families.

But there is a side to Gaffigan&rsquos Catholicism that does not square with Catholic teaching. And that&rsquos his take on sexuality.

The Catholic Church teaches that God created humans as &ldquomale and female&rdquo and gave them to each other in marriage so they could &ldquoincrease and multiply.&rdquo Sexual attraction and sexual acts between a male and female are specifically created by God for the purpose of procreation. The Catholic Church teaches that homosexual acts are &ldquoacts of grave depravity&rdquo and &ldquointrinsically disordered&rdquo since they are &ldquocontrary to the natural law&rdquo in that they &ldquoclose the sexual act to the gift of life.&rdquo

&ldquoThey do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved,&rdquo states the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Since God did not make a mistake in creating humans as male and female for one another, the Church also teaches that same-sex attraction is &ldquoobjectively disordered&rdquo since God created members of the opposite sex to be attracted to one another for the sake of procreation.

Based on the content of his shows, Gaffigan takes much more than a &ldquowho am I to judge&rdquo approach to homosexuality.

In a 2012 episode of the TV show Portlandia, Gaffigan plays &ldquoDonald&rdquo who kisses his gay business partner &ldquoStu&rdquo of &ldquoStue&rsquos Stews&rdquo on the lips after the pair successfully sells their first bowl of hot food from a food cart. The front of the food cart consists of a giant image of two naked men in a hot tub filled with stew. In the image, Gaffigan is wearing a hat with the word &ldquoOregon&rdquo in rainbow letters.

Then in 2015, Gaffigan and his wife Jeannie produced The Jim Gaffigan Show which highlights an active gay character, played by Michael Ian Black, whose attraction to and sexual involvement with other men is portrayed as normal and healthy. In the show, the gay character is constantly hitting on other men, often asking them out to lunch as he jokes about condoms and oral sex.

&ldquoI knew exactly what he [Black] would bring [into the show], and he did every time,&rdquo said Jim Gaffigan in a behind-the-scenes explanation on YouTube about the humor behind the gay character.

Gaffigan was praised not only by liberal Catholic media but even by homosexual media for his &lsquoinclusivity&rsquo in the show.

&ldquoThe viewer gets the impression the TV Gaffigans are too busy living out their faith to have a lot of judgmental opinions about other people&rsquos behavior. No wonder the real-life Gaffigans were invited to Pope Francis&rsquo United States visit this September,&rdquo wrote the U.S. Catholic in a 2015 piece about the show.

&ldquoGaffigan takes on homophobia within the Catholic Church in an episode revolving around an antigay pizza chain. In this one storyline, Gaffigan&rsquos overarching motifs of celebrity, religion, homosexuality, and his indefatigable love of food come crashing together,&rdquo wrote Out Smart Magazine in a July 2015 article on Gaffigan&rsquos new show.

Die U.S. Catholic praised the show as a &ldquotextbook example of the Jesuit charism for embodying the gospel&rsquos values in the culture of our everyday world.&rdquo

Jim Gaffigan&rsquos wife Jeannie explained in a 2016 interview with National Catholic Register that she thinks that both she and Jim can be good Catholics &mdash on screen and off &mdash without having to judge the actions of people.

&ldquoNo one is finger-wagging at anyone. With the world we live in, what we do is we live our lives, and we&rsquore open about what we do. We&rsquore happy, and we have a lot of joy in our children and in our faith and in our marriage. We&rsquore not turning around and telling everyone if you don&rsquot live this way you&rsquore bad. Be good, and the good will spread, rather than casting judgment on other people,&rdquo she said.

&ldquoThe worst way to evangelize is to go into certain situations where you&rsquore trying to push something down somebody&rsquos throat,&rdquo she added.

Gaffigan kissing his male partner in 'Stue's Stews,' a 2012 episode of TV show Portlandia.

While Jesus teaches that one can never judge someone&rsquos motives or state-of-grace before God, he speaks clearly of judging between good and evil, between weeds and wheat, between good fruit and bad. &ldquoDo not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgement,&rdquo said Jesus, as related in the Gospel of John (Jn. 7:24).

LifeSiteNews reached out to Jim Gaffigan by phone and email, asking him if he thinks Catholic teaching on marriage and sexuality should change, but did not receive a response by press time.

Gay Pride parades, often touted as &ldquofamily friendly,&rdquo are designed to flaunt homosexual behaviors. It is not uncommon to see participants engaging in mock-homosexual acts as they march along the parade route. Some participants can usually be seen engaging in mock acts of sadomasochism, wearing nothing but leather straps and other bondage gear. Participants perform hyper-sexualized dancing with twerking and grinding. Some groups of marchers go topless. Others are totally nude. Participants want everyone to accept their gay "marriages" and homosexual lifestyles.

The Catholic faith holds that homosexual acts, along with murdering the innocent, depriving a laborer of his wages, and oppressing the poor, are among the four sins that cry to heaven for justice. Those who commit grave sin can only enter heaven if they let go of their sinful ways, asking God for forgiveness and mercy. Jesus teaches that it is the &ldquopure of heart&rdquo who will see God.

Last month Cardinal Carlo Caffarra told participants at the Rome Life Forum that homosexual &ldquomarriage&rdquo comes from the &ldquoculture of the lie&rdquo since it &ldquodenies entirely the truth of marriage&rdquo as it comes from the &ldquomind of God the Creator.&rdquo

&ldquoThe Divine Revelation has told us how God thinks of marriage: the lawful union of a man and woman, the source of life. In the mind of God, marriage has a permanent structure, based on the duality of the human mode of being: femininity and masculinity. Not two opposite poles, but the one met en vir the other,&rdquo he said.

Caffarra said that Satan pushes the lie of homosexuality today in his attempt to destroy one of the main pillars of God&rsquos creation, namely marriage. Satan does this, the Cardinal said, by constructing an &ldquoanti-creation&rdquo or &ldquoalternative creation&rdquo where God and every sign of his beauty and goodness have been erased.

&ldquoThis is the ultimate and terrible challenge which Satan is hurling at God,&rdquo he said.

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Comedian and ‘chillest dude’ Jim Gaffigan snaps over Trump and the RNC: ‘Wake up’

Comedian Jim Gaffigan has gone on an extraordinary tirade against Donald Trump, following the US president’s speech at the Republican National Convention this week.

Writer Roxane Gay observed of the usually apolitical Gaffigan: “The president made Jim Gaffigan, the chilliest dude, snap completely.”

“Look Trumpers I get it. As a kid I was a cubs fan and I know you stick by your team no matter what but he’s a traitor and a con man who doesn’t care about you,” Gaffigan wrote.

“Deep down you know it. I’m sure you enjoy pissing people off but you know Trump is a liar and a criminal.”

The 54-year-old asked anyone against ”snobs and elites” to question why they would then support figures such as Ivanka Trump or Jared Kusher.

“Do you think they’ve ever done a real days work in their lives. Wake up,” he said.

Gaffigan dismissed followers who told him he was “destroying his career” and told them to “wake up”.

“If trump gets elected, the economy will never come back. You know he lies. Constantly,” he said. “Yet you dont care? [sic] What because he insults people that make you and me feel dumb? Remember everything Trump accuses the Democrats of he’s guilt of. Dont let the socialist name calling distract you from the fact he is a fascist who has no belief in law.”

Evidence of just how reserved Gaffigan usually is arrived when his wife, Jeannie, scolded him for using the expletive, “f***”.

Responding to accusations of being another of the “Hollywood elite”, Gaffigan tweeted: “Can we stop with this HOLLYWOOD shit. I’m not from Hollywood and Hollywood is just a town.

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“Please say coastal elites (which Trump, Jared and Ivana are) Maybe people on the east and west coasts have different values from yours but they dont like liars and con men like trump.”

A number of high-profile figures lauded Gaffigan’s remarks on social media and rejoiced over his “stern dad tone”.

“Good job, MAGA, you broke Jim Gaffigan,” tweeted writer Holly O’Reilly. “I hope you’re happy, because I sure am. It’s about f***ing time, Jim. Welcome to the resistance.”

Mike Birbiglia said: “I know so many entertainers who stay out of discussing politics and don’t speak their mind about the corruption we’re witnessing in the White House because it’s bad for business. My hat is off to @JimGaffigan.

“We all have to stand up to the incompetent bully in the White House.”


Jim Gaffigan Says He Spoke Out Against Trump Because 'I Feel a Responsibility to Coming Generations'

Jim Gaffigan would like to add some thoughts to his viral Twitter thread attacking President Donald Trump.

On Thursday night, during the Republican National Convention, the 54-year-old comedian shared his distaste for the Trump administration, writing directly to Trump supporters in one tweet: "Look Trumpers I get it. As a kid I was a cubs fan and I know you stick by your team no matter what but he&aposs a traitor and a con man who doesn&apost care about you. Deep down you know it. I&aposm sure you enjoy pissing people off but you know Trump is a liar and a criminal."

Gaffigan thanked his fans on Saturday for supporting his tweets, writing on Instagram that it "will get worse if Trump is re-elected."

He added: "The bullying happening on both sides is wrong but Trump won’t even try to fix it. Makes sure you make a plan for how you are going to safely vote."

In a lengthy message on Sunday — which he noted was "too long" for Twitter, so he shared it to Facebook — Gaffigan reflected on some of the backlash he faced for posting about his political views after long choosing to appear "apolitical."

He titled the post "What I’ve Learned Since I Lost My Mind."

"To be clear upfront I don’t think anyone is going to let an actor or a comedian tell them who to vote for despite the fact that the current President is essentially both and actor and a comedian," he wrote. "However, I𠆝 be lying if I didn’t say I want to change some minds. Of course I do, I feel strongly about what is going in our country."

Gaffigan wrote that, while he has "repeatedly expressed support for gay rights and Black Lives Matter on social media" and joked about Trump before, he has also tried to remain nonpartisan during his standup career so as to not alienate half of his potential audience.

But he noted that he couldn&apost hold back this time since he feared the president, 74, was too "charming" and skilled at attracting supporters with "lies."

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The comic and actor, who is dad to five kids — Marre, 15, Jack, 14, Katie, 11, Michael, 9, and Patrick, 8 — with wife Jeannie, 50, said speaking out about what he thinks is right was "more important to me than selling out an arena."

"Honestly, I feel I had no choice at this point. I think Trump is ruining and possibly has already ruined my country," he explained. & quot. I feel a responsibility to coming generations, my children but selfishly I didn’t want to explain to my grandchildren that I didn’t fight to stop Trump. Maybe they will see that I stood up for decency, rule of law, and equality."

Gaffigan wrote he believes "many of the people who support Trump are good, decent people that have been fed lies and misinformation."

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"There are people that really don’t like Trump," he wrote, "but they do like what Trump is selling."

And so last week, the night he began his Twitter thread, he "realized . if these people were frightened enough by Trump and the GOP lies, they would pinch their nose and vote for Trump."

"Maybe by stepping out of my presumed lane I could help inspire them to do what they already know is right and consider what they are actually voting for rather than feel they had no other choice than to vote for Trump," he wrote. "Did I make a difference? I don’t know."

Gaffigan wrote that vocally opposing Trump on social media "felt liberating" but he also received threatening messages online afterward. "We all know Trump is not a unifier but remember he and his cronies stoke hatred and violence. He may say he is the Law and Order candidate, but he wants chaos so can pretend to provide security."

Apologizing to his wife for using the f-word, Gaffigan concluded the post by encouraging readers to vote their conscience:

"I’m still digesting the whole experience (and still apologizing to my wife, Jeannie, for my profanity) but if you are still on the fence I encourage you to vote not for who I want you to vote for but for who your grandchildren would be proud you f------ voted for. (Sorry, Jeannie.)"