Kottke points to this: Locusts, Cilantro, Elvis Presley, which is a compendium of interesting facts and anecdotes about food from Lapham’s Quarterly. Here is one of them:

“I’m not leaving, and by the way I’m hungry,” President George W. Bush said on September 13, 2001, when he was told there was a credible threat to the White House. He ordered a cheeseburger.

I’m no fan of GWB, but this is one case in which his famous gut instinct was correct. Oh man, I did just write that. Oh well.