Last Thursday, a man dressed like the Unabomber walked into West Seattle's fabled Tug Inn. This being the Tug, nobody blinked. That is, until the man revealed himself to be former Tug regular/profane food columnist the Surly Gourmand, and announced his intention to drink up to 20 of the strongest unflavored (but food colored!) Jell-O shots ever prepared--concocted under the watchful eye of Seattle Food Geek Scott Heimendinger (both Surly and the Geek are Voracious alums)--while reading passages from a Thomas Wolfe novel. Therein, Surly's ability to enunciate Wolfe's words properly would betray his level of intoxication.
Here's a short film of how all that went, shot by the Blair Witch-ian videographer Laura Onstot: