Thursday, July 19, 2012


The Magic Castle in Hollywood has unveiled their new meun. Gaze below at their Herb-Rubbed Slow-Roasted Prime Rib and note the names of each cut. But what's this? The smaller cut is named Houdini while Thurston gets the larger cut? Outrage!

Oh well, I'm just happy to see Houdini's name back on the menu. I recall the days of the "Houdini Linguini". But it's going to pain me to say, "No, Houdini is too puny. Give me a Thurston."

You win this round, Steinmeyer.


  1. I appreciate that you are a great fan of Houdini but you are not so serious that any slight on the great man sends you into an attack mode.
    You have a great sense of humor and are able to keep things in perspective.
    On the flip side, I will be ordering the 12 oz no matter how hungry I am.

    1. Thanks, Mike. I thought this was a fun way to say, "Look, the Castle has named a Prime Rib cut after Houdini." Also an excuse to throw out a link to Jim's excellent Thurston book.

  2. I'll hold out for the Horace Goldin cut. :)