Thursday, November 7, 2013

Prove it all night

Once upon a time a really silly book entitled "The Bronx Diet" appeared - in the late 1970's or early 1980's, I think. It purported to make fun of diets. I don't quite know why it decided to use The Bronx in its title, unless to suggest a melting pot ethnic type place gifted with all sorts of yummy and late night restaurants (which The Bronx was for a long time).

But instead of taking this idea badly, I thought it would be super wonderful if a place like this actually existed. FatLand is replete with late night  restaurants and night clubs and 24/7 eating establishments. You can actually make a circuit of FatLand, starting at one end and driving or taking public transport (the buses run all night, something that also used to occur in the Bronx and now only occurs sporadically throughout NY) from one excellent eating/dining establishment to the other. You can of course procure spirited drinks as well, if you wish and if you drive responsibly and don't start to dance with a lampshade on your head.

I am also channeling Boston of the 1970's here, especially the Watertown diners that were open and stayed patient with a group of rowdy college kids who'd been inhaling..

Marijuana is of course legal in FatLand and is used medicinally for a number of ailments.

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