A Food Blog Dangerous for Computer Screens

I don’t know why I hadn’t discovered Thursday Night Smackdown before today, but it required the blog’s creator, Michelle Weber, to post a comment here before my eyes were opened. But when I ventured over to see what Weber’s site was about, my eyes weren’t just opened, they were bloodshot. I had to close my door to stop bothering my co-workers from my laughing. This woman is warped. Michelle is twisted. She’s profane. And she’s really goddamn funny. (And what do you know, she’s a lawyer, too — that explains everything/)

The premise of the blog is that each Thursday, Michelle attempts to cook something from her growing cookbook collection, and then chronicle her adventures on the blog. But this isn’t just a recital of the steps she took combined with a handful of gorgeous, back-lit photos with minimalized depth of field — this is in your face, full frontal, non-stop comedy. If you’re drinking something while reading Weber’s blog, you’ll spray it all over your screen and keyboard. I mean, anyone who can bring back memories of the classic Barnes & Barnes’ “Fish Heads” song combined with a creative way of frying up chopped tuna (fish lollipops, anyone?) is OK in my book.

The information is really good, too. Weber is instructive, but these are recipes and advice that you actually want to read.

Thursday Night Smackdown isn’t for everyone. It’s not for kids, that’s for sure (unless they’re Quentin Tarantino’s progeny). But if you don’t mind profanity, sarcasm, bombastic commentary, and just plain fun, then check it out. Even though we’re only in early April, I’m naming TNS as my Blog of the Year (and what an honor that is!).


7 Responses to A Food Blog Dangerous for Computer Screens

  1. michelle says:


    i’d like to thank my parents, the baby jesus, and my kitchenaid professional 600 standing mixer. i’m nothing without you! !

    and i’m a non-practicing attorney, thank you very much. let’s not smear my good name through the mud here.

  2. Joe says:

    Someone stop me before I start making lawyer jokes. 😉

  3. “but the eyes of a thousand baby cows haunt my sleep…” Hysterical.

    Anyway, I meant to tell you about a website. It’s called Supercook.com. Supercook is a recipe search engine that finds recipes you can make with the ingredients you have at home.

    So basically, if you have 7 random ingredient in your fridge, you can enter them and see what recipes it brings up with those ingredients.

    I will feel very silly if I read about this website on YOUR blog.

  4. Joe says:

    BTW, stolen; linked; trackbacked; credited; somethingorothered…. Thanks. 🙂

  5. Jeni says:

    Thanks much! Great blog.

  6. Hey, I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say GREAT blog!…..I”ll be checking in on a regularly now….Keep up the good work! 🙂

    I’m Out! 🙂

  7. Great insight! That’s the answer we’ve been looking for.

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