Do Food Trucks Hide Eggs?

Zombie Jesus Day
He *un*died for your sins...

For those of us who aren’t necessarily sold on the idea that the King of the Jews rose from the dead in fulfillment of scripture one Sunday morning a couple thousand years ago, this upcoming weekend is little more than a nice time to celebrate Spring. When I was back in the Midwest this was really something meaningful, as the cold, snowy, wet season often seemed to last nearly half the year. Hell, most years it was probably something more like three and a half or maybe four months, but something about that kind of cold also seems to slow down time a little bit. Easter, then, was really a time for some rejoicing. With the bizarre weather patterns we’ve been experiencing this year in LA, unfortunately Easter may just be about little more than the resurrection of a crucified hippie.

But thankfully for us, we have something the son of God didn’t have: vehicles that periodically bring some of your favorite food selections to your neighborhood for easy access. (And no, all of my posts are not going to be about food trucks; I just happen to be excited about any opportunity to check them out in my ‘hood.) To that end, this Saturday there will be a small gathering of food trucks in North Hollywood, at The Other Door bar, complete with “kid-friendly games, coloring contests, a special DJ and prizes! Of course, lots of Easter libations that are big-kid friendly too!”

As specified on the Nom Nom Truck’s site, here are the details:

SATURDAY, APRIL 23rd
12:00PM – 3:00PM
10437 Burbank Blvd,
North Hollywood CA 91601

As an aside, while I’m really stoked to see that one of my very favorites the Frysmith truck will be there, I’m slightly irritated by the existence of the Phydough truck. This is probably only because I saw the word “dough” in the name and got my hopes up that it might be a dessert truck of some type. But no, it’s a food truck for dogs. (Yes, I can be a little slow on the uptake; “Phydough” ~ “Fido” – whatever, I knew that.) Seriously – more space for pet food means less space for people food, am I right? Does your dog even care that its snack came off a truck?? </rant>

9 Replies to “Do Food Trucks Hide Eggs?”

  1. I’m not super-religious but this post feels rather insensitive to me. Between the illustration, its caption, and the “crucified hippie” comment, this all goes beyond being snarky and into the realm of being outright mean spirited.

    The point I’m trying to make is that this post could have been made without attacking Christians. Tact is a useful tool, especially for “writers.”

  2. I love the zombie jesus, never thought of it that way until now. Didn’t take it as an attack at all, some people are just so tied into their dogma they lose their sense of humor.

  3. I agree with Joan W. Mocking another’s religious beliefs for the purpose of promoting the tired “street food” (read $3 plantain taco) trend is inappropriate. This post is neither informative nor witty, just sad.

  4. I’m (obviously) with Fraz on this. I tend to think that if someone is so sensitive about their beliefs that some light-hearted ribbing offends them, they may want to have a look at what that’s about. Or they can just continue taking it personally when others don’t take their beliefs as seriously as they do.

    I was more worried that I was too rough on the Phydough truck. Thanks for the info, Al – that makes a lot of sense.

    1. I am somewhat offended, not for myself, but for the right of others to have beliefs and not have them mocked.
      A yardstick I have seen used is to ask:
      “Would it be acceptable if the writer were mocking religious beliefs of Moslems in this context?”
      I think when it comes to other peoples beliefs, if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.
      Since the actual number of people observing any sort of Easter services (aside from the holiday justifying going out to brunch on Sunday) is not that great, the context of the post becomes even thinner.
      For a more pertinent, local context, would you want to read a post such as this with a play on the theme of Passover?
      Unless you’re writing to a specific group whose sensibilities you already know, then context must be a real concern. Or so I would hope.

      1. There’s a degree of difference between not showing reverence for something and mocking something. I believe that the scant references to Christianity in the post above are examples of the former, not the latter. Others are welcome to disagree.

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