What’s the key to comedy? Whenever possible, involve a monkey. Beyond that, it helps to have a simple concept that you can riff off of and reinvent. The always-deft Lore Sjöberg of Wired has trained his ha-ha guns upon the following role-playing game/culinary statement:

If geeks talked about cookbooks the way they talk about RPG books, the results would not be pretty.”

Sjöberg, who has roots in the arcana of Original Geekdom (not the World of Warcraft Johnny- and Jane-come-latelys), brings cooking and rulebook lawyering together at last.

Posted: 12:15 a.m. by LordOrcus I’m so mad that there’s a new edition of The Better Joy Cookbook out. Thanks for making my old copy obsolete, you greedy hacks! For five years now, my friends have been coming over for my eggplant Parmesan, and now I’m never going to be able serve it again unless I shell out 35 bucks for the latest version.

Posted: 12:48 a.m. by Goku1440 I found an awesome loophole! On page 242 it says ‘Add oregano to taste!’ It doesn’t say how much oregano, or what sort of taste! You can add as much oregano as you want! I’m going to make my friends eat infinite oregano and they’ll have to do it because the recipe says so!

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