Lovely cosy Radio 4, with Gardener’s Question Time and The Archers and Poetry Please and all manner of shows that you can listen to with your grandparents, safe in the knowledge that there will be no swearing or rudeness or over-excitable men from metal bands who sing songs called things like ‘People = Shit’. Well, until now.
Corey Taylor of Slipknot was a recent guest on the otherwise wholesome station’s Museum of Curiosity show – which comes from the same researchers as telly’s QI – but thankfully he refrained from any extreme rock’n’roll behaviour and instead waxed lyrical about deep fried food on the Noel Fielding-curated programme.
The author of You’re Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look at the Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left – yep, that’s the multi-talented Corey – donated the pinnacle of fast food to the virtual museum, which is stuffed full of the world’s most weird and wonderful things.
“Being the token American I decided that I would bring something in that represented the majority of my culture and I’m offering the museum an entirely deep fried wing,” he explained.
“Coming from Iowa, I was privy to deep fried butter on a stick – what better way to get 50,000 calories inside you! And it’s delicious… I grew on on deep fried chicken, I grew up on country-fried steak, I grew up on everything that could kill you. My heart has got a nice golden brown shell around it.” The artery-clogging delights of deep fried pizza also got a shout-out.
Um, is it dinner-time yet?