On Friday, I wrote a blog post about Britney Spears’ jank new video for “Gimme More,” and your message-board comments sent a clear, concise message: You’d rather talk about food. And that’s why today, even though several alleged tracks off Britney’s forthcoming Blackout CD have been leaked onto the Internet, I’m choosing not to discuss them. Instead, I’m posting a photo of the three “carnitas” soft tacos I just picked up on a trip to Chipotle with PopWatch diva Annie Barrett, and asking all of you to post about your lunches, too. Better still, if you’ve got a camera (or cameraphone), snap a pic of your lunch and email it to PopWatch@ew.com, and I’ll see if I can figure out how to display ’em, flickr-style, sometime in the next 48 hours.
Oh, and just to ensure my editor doesn’t accuse me of writing something without a shred of pop-cultural connection, I’ve rewritten the words to Foreigner’s 1984 hit, “I Want to Know What Love Is” (embedded below), with an eye on afternoon (culinary) delights. Or, if you must, you can click here to hear a certain pop diva’s alleged new tracks, and converse about that.
I Want to Know What Lunch Is
Gonna take a little walk
A little walk to quench my hunger
Lunch has been delayed too long
And now my stomach sounds like thunder
Now most lunches leave me cold
How can a sandwich cost ten dollars?
But I’m too lazy to make my own
It all makes me want to holler
On the menu, there’s pasta and soup
Can Chinese break this blah lunchtime loop?
Can’t get a burger, ’cause I’m tempted by fries
And I crave supersize
I wanna know what lunch is!
I want you to show me!
I want to see what lunch is!
Take pictures and show me!
addCredit(“Lunch: Annie Barrett”)