Last Call: Food writing bot, deep dish pizza, North Korean sketch comedy

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I read so much food and cooking writing that sometimes my RSS and Twitter feeds scramble in my brain, producing nightmarish headlines like: 47 Cheese Graters We Can’t Cook Without or Why Jicama Parmesan Is The Weeknight Dinner Hack You Need. A new Twitter bot, @BotCanCook, generates similarly outlandish headlines, including Food Q&A: My cucumber feels like bees. Is it okay? and Do millennials really hate baked potatoes?, which I fear has probably already been written. [Kate Bernot]

Lou Malnati’s pizza

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It’s National Pizza Day, so I just want to send a shoutout to my beloved hometown Lou Malnati’s pizza. I really don’t get the folks who don’t love deep dish, but Lou’s thin crust is also excellent. If you are not fortunate enough to live in Chicago and would like to know what all the fuss is about, you can order it from and get it shipped to you anywhere in the country. Go for the spinach and mushroom—highly recommended. Happy pizza day! [Gwen Ihnat]

North Korean sketch comedy show

I don’t understand a word of this, but here’s a sketch comedy show on North Korea’s state-run television network. It appears to be a lot of military-themed humor about American devils and whatnot. [Kevin Pang]

Gwen Ihnat is the Editorial Coordinator for The A.V. Club.

Kevin Pang was the founding editor of The Takeout, and director of the documentary For Grace.

Kate Bernot is a freelance writer and a certified beer judge. She was previously managing editor at The Takeout.



I love deep dish pizza. I’ve had some people get pissed when I tell them that. They claim it isn’t real pizza, it’s a fucking casserole.

I used to make it at home, but once I had kids, I stopped. Now that they moved to college, I am just too lazy.