Saturday, May 31, 2008

May 31, 2008

Lifting the Veil, by Calvin Tomkins (New Yorker article on John Currin)

Rachel Feinstein [Currin’s wife], who loves to cook and does it so robustly that John has to work out at the gym every day to stay in shape, had brought the dessert – three pies from the Balthazar bakery.

Friday, May 30, 2008

May 30, 2008 -- Return of Sex and the City

Sex and the City

Miranda: I don’t need to make pies. I’m practically a partner in a major law firm. If I want pie I can buy it.

May 29, 2998

Deborah Madison, Cooking Light, “Rhubarb”

In fact, rhubarb is widely known by its nickname, “pie plant.”

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

May 28, 2008

A Winter's Tale, by Mark Helprin

p. 222: She looked around, convinced she was about to be encoiled by the swift forty-foot tongue that could catch a cherry pie the way a darter newt catches a bloime bug.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

May 27, 2008

Life Class, by Pat Barker

p. 131: After a stodgy rhubarb pie had been served and valiantly consumed …

Monday, May 26, 2008

May 26, 2008


Jenna: Honey, I’m just here to bring you pie or coffee or some’in like that. I don’t dispense romantic advice.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

May 25, 2008

Pushing Daisies

Dilly Balsam: Do you like excitement, Pie Man?

Narrator: The Pie Maker did not like excitement.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

May 24, 3008

Children's book title:

Thelonius Monster’s Sky High Fly-Pie

Friday, May 23, 2008

May 23, 2008

The Simpsons

Marge pulls guns out of a pie.

Marge (to Homer): You’re a killer for hire!

Homer: You ruined that pie!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

May 22, 2003


Frank Mackey: Oh, you’re gonna give me that cherry pie, sweet mama baby!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

May 21, 2008

Spongebob Squarepants

Clown: Hello folks. I’m gonna skip right past the jokes and proceed immediately to the part where I throw a pie at you.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

May 20, 2008

Gilmore Girls

Lorelai: Hit me with the pie.

Luke: What pie?

Lorelai: The boysenberry pie.

Luke: We’re out of boysenberry pie.

Lorelai: How can you be out of boysenberry pie?

Luke: Because someone ordered the last piece.

Monday, May 19, 2008

May 19, 2008

Scott Tobias, in The Onion: A.V. Club, reviewing My Blueberry Nights

… the film views the nation’s cities as all night hide-aways where doomed romantics can suck gin, fork a pie, and quietly lament loves lost or never found.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

May 18, 2008

Special Topics in Calamity Physics, by Marisha Pessl

p. 243: A gasp of the kitchen door, and she reappeared, carrying a tray piled with a sagging piece of apple pie, a wine bottle, a glass, a pot of tea.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

May 17, 2008

Sara: Pussy and pie – isn’t it really just the same thing?

Friday, May 16, 2008

May 16, 2008

Pushing Daisies

Olive: I didn’t think you’d do this. I thought you were all goody-goody, apple pie and baseball.

Chuck: Only in so far as a I know how to use a baseball bat make someone’s face look like an apple pie.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

May 15, 2008

Veronica Mars

Logan: Boy, people really love pep squad pie.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

May 14, 2008

A Comet Appears, by The Shins

Every post you can hitch your faith on,
It’s a pie in the sky, chock full of lies,
A tool we devise, to make sinking stones fly

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

May 13, 2008

Gary Susman, in Entertainment Weekly “This Was the Year of … Pie

Why pie? Pie is memory; what the Madeleine was to Proust, the fruit-filled pastry is to Americans.

Monday, May 12, 2008

May 12, 2008

King of the Hill

Hank (in Mexico): No food … you’re gonna get sick, and this ain’t some two-mile ride from a pie-eating contest.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

May 11, 2008


Dani (suggestively): I’m not gonna stick around for one cup of coffee.

JD: Ok … two cups – and some pie.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

May 10, 2008 - Happy Art Car Parade!

The Simpsons

Marge: That’s a great idea. To celebrate, I’ll go whip us up some chex mix pie.

Friday, May 9, 2008

May 9, 2008


Joe: Pie Lady, listen to me. This life’ll kill ya. I’m sayin’, make the right choice. Start fresh.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

May 8, 2008

Pushing Daisies

Emerson: Maybe it’s a broad generalization, but my guess is an attractive man who makes pies for a living shouldn’t spend even a short amount of time in prison.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

May 7, 2008


(Cannibal Soul comes of out of his mother’s kitchen, picking his teeth.)

Sock: You sick, sociopathic bastard. How could you?

Cannibal: I was hungry. All she had was pie.

Sock: She loved you through everything. She supported you completely. And you killed her because you didn’t want to eat delicious PIE?!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

May 6, 2008

Entertainment Weekly, review of Rescue Dawn

It’s no news that Bale is an actor who thrives on the Outward Bound school of character preparation; mastering the technicalities of privation are simple as pie (or a starvation diet of no pie)

Monday, May 5, 2008

May 5, 2008

The Daily Show

Samantha Bee, mimicking NILFs (News Anchors I’d Like to Fuck): We’re just two girls, sittin’ back, talkin’ ‘bout the Senate … hey Alex, wanna take off our tops and bake a pie?

Sunday, May 4, 2008

May 4, 2008

Fake Empire, by The National

Stay out super late tonight, picking apples, making pies
put a little something in our lemonade and take it with us.
We're half-awake in a fake empire.
We're half-awake in a fake empire.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

May 3, 2008

Easy Monday Crosswords, “Following Suit” by Diane Epperson

21 Down: Slapstick Prop

Answer: Pie

Friday, May 2, 2008

May 2, 2008

William Maginn: What is a roofless cathedral compared to a well-built pie?

Thursday, May 1, 2008

May 1, 2008

The Colbert Report

Colbert: I have nothing against feminists … I’d bake a pie with any of them.