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The Tampa Tribune’s food writer since 2005, Jeff Houck covers the way people live through their food. He also hosts the Table Conversations food podcast and believes that everything crunchy is good.

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Weekend Tweats [The Tastiest, Briefest Words About Food In 140 Characters Or Less]

Posted Jul 22, 2012 by Jeff Houck

Updated Jul 22, 2012 at 10:42 AM

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Funniest food moments for me this week?

There were two.

One came while I was killing time by shopping in the south Tampa Salvation Army thrift store on south Howard Avenue:

Lincoln and Kennedy coincidence mug

For those who are too young to know, this is the Rosetta Stone of modern conspiracy theories. Back in the day, right after John F. Kennedy was assassinated, people started making lists of coincidences his killing had with the shooting of Abraham Lincoln. Stuff like, Lincoln’s secretary was named Kennedy and Kennedy’s secretary was named Lincoln. Stuff like that.

Not satisfied to be dispassionately morbid, a whole industry of trinkets sprung up to make money off this random commonality. And mugs like this were born. I used to have a souvenir penny with both Lincoln’s and Kennedy’s heads on it. That I get. But a drinking implement? Something you use to consume food?

Mmmmm. Just what I love when I start my day: A huge mug of political assassination.

Second funniest thing I saw this week was a headline on the cover of Men’s Health magazine:

Seduce Her With Bacon

Mmmm. I’ll have what she’s having.

And now ... the best food tweets of the week as judged by not you:

@CelticMoonDance - Absolut

@ExcuseMyTweets - Chocolate Chips

@AliciaATobin - Drink

@UNTRESOR - Artichoke dip

@PuddingBoobs - Chocolate covered espresso beans

@SumReecesPieces - Vodka

@cerebralbeef - Fart casserole

@prodigalsam - Eric Clapton

@SarahMillican75 - Sausage melt

@PrincessAlexx_ Skittles

@chopper4jk - Ice Cream

@kirbys4losers - Capri Sun

@capricecrane - liquor

@CloydRivers - Lemonade

@PRESTONinCOLOR - Diarrhea

@Jude_Josh - Pizza salad

@joeljeffrey - bologna

@schumyxxx - Barbecue

@Tinkbl67 - Lobsters on the Titanic

@shariv67 - Sandwich

@inthefade - Pizza

@One_FineMess - Bacon

@kristengilma - Drive thru salad

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