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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Skillet: Robbed!

posted by on March 20 at 10:37 AM

Skillet, Seattle’s sporadic purveyor of gourmet meals-on-wheels, has hit another bump: The Skillet support truck, with all Skillet’s skillets and so forth, was stolen from the U District last night. The Ballard Skillet stop today has been cancelled; they will be back in action at Magnuson Park for the Rat City Rollergirls this weekend.

Skilleteer Danny sounded philosophical about the latest bit of bad luck—so far in Skillet’s relatively short history, they’ve been shut down by the health department, their vintage Airstream trailer has broken, and now this. Danny laughed at the idea that they should do some sort of anti-evil-eye spell. But they really should. This one is brought to you by the grandmother of a random Slog commenter from almost exactly a year ago (spooky). If a random Slog commenter’s grandma can’t remove the evil eye, who can?

Quick ‘n’ Easy Anti-Evil-Eye

1. After dark, roll a raw egg (still in its shell) back and forth over your forehead.
2. Break the egg into a bowl part full of water. Discard shell.
2. Put it in the refrigerator overnight.
3. In the a.m., take it out and look at it portentously.
4. Throw away the egg-in-water. (Flinging it out a window or off a deck feels best.)

Voila! Instant better luck. Thanks, Random Slog Commenter’s Gramma!

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Posted by adrian! | March 20, 2008 10:38 AM

Anyone who attempts to put an end to our beloved Skillet will get plenty of wretchedly horrid karma.... just wait!

Posted by Meg | March 20, 2008 10:42 AM

Wait, the egg has to be STILL IN ITS SHELL? Damn! No wonder it didn't work!

Posted by Cat in Chicago | March 20, 2008 10:45 AM

There should be a vegan version. Eggs are people, too.

Posted by Ziggity | March 20, 2008 10:49 AM

Yeah, instead of the egg thing that isn't vegan-friendly, they should just place Hermai all over the trailer and out front where they set up shop; perhaps a large depiction of Priapus, House of the Vettii style, would protect them and bring in extra luck and income! Especially on Capitol Hill...?

Posted by Juris | March 20, 2008 10:55 AM

I've had a really bad week myself. Thanks for the tip.

Posted by keshmeshi | March 20, 2008 11:03 AM

Looks more like carelessness than bad luck is the cause of the problems you listed there. My grandma had this spell she'd cast called "Putting down the bong." Want the recipe?

Posted by elenchos | March 20, 2008 11:12 AM

1. First thing in the morning, roll three raw eggs (still in the shell) back and forth over your forehead.
2. Break each egg into a bowl and add some pepper and a little milk, if desired. Beat eggs until blended. Discard shells.
2. Put some butter in a frying pan over medium heat.
3. When butter is melted, add eggs to pan. Cook, stirring, until fluffy.
4. Serve on a plate with a dollop of catsup. Enjoy!

Posted by Tlazolteotl | March 20, 2008 11:15 AM

After the dollop of catsup, it'd be real hard to enjoy.

Posted by PdxRitchie | March 20, 2008 12:58 PM

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