31 March 2007
Depeche Mode are great. I'm so into their music, I'll forgive them rhyming 'houses' with 'trousers'. But now singer Dave Gahan has announced he's opening a restaurant in New York named 'The Bitter Apple' after a track on his solo album. And I have to say the menu [link no longer available] is the most unintentionally funny thing I've read in ages.
You probably have to know your Mode to get the most out of this, but morphing 'Dreaming of me' into 'Dreaming of meat' and 'A question of lust' into 'A quiche of lust' gives you an idea of what we're looking at here. Don't fret: if you're thirsty, you can sup on a Big Muff. That one's named after an early instrumental, which could feasibly have been called just about anything else, and which many wish had been.
There doesn't seem to be much for vegetarians though, so I'd recommend they add a dish called 'Just courgette enough'.
Disclaimer: I have checked we aren't into April already.
Thanks for dropping in. It did seem almost too good to be true, which is why I put my disclaimer on there that I'd already checked the date. It's not really sporting to spring an April fool a day early!
But you're right - the DM site confirms it's a prank now.
Shame in many ways, because it's gone from being what I thought was one of the most unintentionally funny pages I've seen, to just one of many intentionally funny things. But I guess they're laughing that I fell for it. And I should really have twigged at the idea of having a steak 'Suffer Well done' or 'Breathing in Fumes'.
I hope it stays online for a while for people to appreciate.
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