Last Call: Goodbye Papa John's. Hello Elton John.

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Last CallLast CallLast Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.

I worship Green Goddess dressing

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The herbs in my garden are rocking right now—especially borage, which I planted and later realized I have not the faintest idea how to use—but also parsley, and basil, and all those other delicious leafy guys that can be thrown into Green Goddess dressing. I made a big romaine salad with GG, as I affectionately refer to her, last night and was reminded how much I love these cool, fresh summer flavors. Never mind that it fulfills a month’s worth of your mayo allowance; that’s what makes it tasty. [Kate Bernot] 


Sandra Oh in Killing Eve

Emmy nominations came out today, and among the headlines is that Sandra Oh is the first woman of Asian descent ever nominated for best lead actress in a drama. The nom is well-deserved; while Oh’s co-star, Jodie Comer, was robbed, Killing Eve is a masterful depiction of a dysfunctional relationship between a detective (Oh) and a killer (Comer), filled with mystery, intrigue, and not a little obsession. Still available for bingeing on BBC’s website, which I highly recommend, so you can root even more for Oh while watching the awards ceremony in September. [Gwen Ihnat]

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Goodbye Papa John’s. Hello Elton John.

My pal Jeff Ruby, dining critic of Chicago magazine (and author of this deliciously scathing review, published today, of a Chicago sushi restaurant) offers very wise marketing advice to Papa John’s, which finds itself without a Papa John following the resignation of chairman John Schnatter for saying some stupid shit on a PR training call. Yes, get rid of one John and replace him with another 1,000 times more fabulous! (Ruby told me he did not come with this meme, but he gets credit nonetheless.)

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.

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Dr Emilio Lizardo

Goodbye Pappa John
Though I never knew you at all
You had the balls to hold yourself
While you threw out racist insults
They crawled out of the woodwork
And they whispered into your brain
They set you on the treadmill
And they made you be a racist

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a racist in the dark
Never knowing who to cling to
When the rain set in
And I would not have liked to have known you
Cause your pizza sucked
Your candle burned out long before
Your legend ever did

Loneliness was tough
The toughest role you ever played
Bad pizza created a superstar
And pain was the price you paid
Even when you quit
Oh the press still hounded you
All the papers had to say
Was that Jerry Jones supported you

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a racist in the dark
Never knowing who to cling to
When the rain set in
And I would not have liked to have known you
Cause your pizza sucked
Your candle burned out long before
Your legend ever did

Goodbye Pappa John
Though I never knew you at all
You had the balls to hold yourself

While you threw out racist insults


Goodbye Pappa John
From the old man at the better pizza place
Who sees you as nothing more than a racist
Less than just our pizza dude

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a racist in the dark
Never knowing who to cling to
When the rain set in
And I would not have liked to have known you
Cause your pizza sucked
Your candle burned out long before
Your legend ever did
Your candle burned out long before
Your legend ever did