Friday, February 5, 2010

What, No Watermelon?

NBC Studios is celebrating Black History Month. Wonder what's on the menu in the cafeteria?

Ah, of course. Honestly, this sounds pretty good to me, but then I'm from the South, so that shouldn't come as a surprise. Isn't Fox the sort of place that's supposed to do this sort of thing? Perhaps a Fox News agent put it up there? Not unless the NBC cafeteria chef is that plant.

"I don't understand at all. It's not trying to offend anybody and it's not trying to suggest that that's all that African-Americans eat. It's just a good meal," she said, adding, "I thought it would go over well."
This story first broke when Questlove, drummer for Jimmy Fallon's house band, sent the above image via Twitter with the comment "Hmm HR?".


  1. I heard a comedian once say that he found St. Patrick's Day amusingly offensive because everyone assumes that all Irish people eat corned beef and cabbage and drink themselves silly. And that no one would ever celebrate something like Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a menu of fried chicken and collard greens. NBC sure showed him, huh?

  2. I still remember the Vista cafeteria meny last year where they were celebrating "southern cuisine" by making chicken and waffles.

    I had to explain to them that chicken and waffles was a chicken gravy served on waffles, not fried chicken strips and cheese served between two waffles, like a sandwich.