Doing my part to spread the word

Back during a few months when the TV show was being filmed from “Dillahunty International Studios” rather than its normal location at the public access TV station, we stopped eating at Threadgill’s for a while and started going to a place near Lakeline Mall called Pluckers Wing Bar. Some people didn’t like it, but I managed to get mildly addicted to their hot wings. :)

There’s this challenge at Pluckers, that if you eat 25 “Fire in the Hole” wings, you get your picture taken for inclusion on the “Wall of Flame.” I’ve been meaning to leave my mark there, so yesterday I skipped breakfast and lunch and went for it.

The picture I got is of me giving an anguished stare at the empty basket of bones. Written in sharpie at the bottom is the inscription: “There is NO GOD!” If you want to drop by and admire my handywork, I’m on the left side of the board near the ceiling, as that was the best spot I could find on the fairly crowded wall.

Also got a t-shirt for cheap (unless you count the price of 25 wings) so that I can proudly display my accomplishment the next time I’m on TV. I feel enriched and character developed, let me tell ya.


  1. Martin says

    There's a Plucker's down on my end of town, so I'll have to see if I can pwn you on this one at some point. I didn't care for the place when I first went there with everyone, but I have to admit their "Fire in the Hole" sauce isn't half bad. (Spicy food is my crack. I eat fresh jalapenos like people eat apples and customarily put sliced habaneros on my homemade burgers.)

  2. says

    Congratulations Russell and Martin feel free to take along my Pluckers Club card when you go I am really hard up for the points 😉

  3. says

    Anyone attempting to set/break records needs to do what Russell did: make sure you go on Tuesday because that's all-you-can-eat wings day.Sincerely,The Pluckers Expert with a table named after him

  4. says

    Little do we know that this act will be the spark of rationalism across the world's population. The end of religion starts today.

  5. says

    When I get to Texas it's going to be like going from middle school to high school, in that I'll be going from the guy most able to tolerate hot food (except maybe the Indian families who make curry) to the newbie who can't handle jack.I look forward to it. A lot.

  6. says

    We will never forget what you accomplished there.Go on Tracie, try it! This is surely the one activity that can give any meaning to our depressed and meaningless atheist lives.Oh, yeah, and we must see the pictures, so that we can be jealous about them .

  7. says

    Martin: A friend of mine with similar tastes in food once had me try some hot sauce that was so hot it gave me hiccups.After I settled down, I complained that the sauce was too hot to taste anything else. He shook his head and said, "No, you're just distracted. Try again!"This time, I felt the heat in my mouth again, but I persevered and tasted the glorious smoky and fruity complexities of the peppers that was hidden behind the veil of capsaicin, and was enlightened.Does the Habanero have the Buddha-nature?

  8. says

    I think I'd have to live on nothing but water for two days straight to be able to eat 25 wings in one sitting. But congrats; you should photograph the photograph and put it up here.

  9. says

    I'm late to the discussion, but I'm curious if you've seen or had any bad or ugly reactions/graffiti/comments from the religious folk on your 'blasphemous' picture & caption. It's an accomplishment indeed; I fuss & gulp water because the 'mild' wings are never mild enough for me! I'm always amazed at folks who actually *enjoy* the 'heat'. It is just not in my DNA!