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My Navin R. Johnson Moment

This past Friday, I peeked at my stats and saw a couple hundred hits for my Shoyu Ramen post.  That post was about a month ago, so it getting a lot of hits was really out of the blue.   It turns out that Bon Appetit featured my post in a slide show on their site.  Check it out here.

Sure, there’s no money involved, but it’s still exciting.  After pointing it out to Boom Boom and a couple friends, I realized I was sounding like Navin R. Johnson when he got the phonebook –

Navin: The new phone book’s here! The new phone book’s here!

Harry Hartounian: Boy, I wish I could get that excited about nothing.

Navin: Nothing? Are you kidding? Page 73 – Johnson, Navin R.!  I’m somebody now! Millions of people look at this book everyday! This is the kind of spontaneous publicity – your name in print – that makes people. I’m in print!  Things are going to start happening to me now.

[the Sniper points to Navin’s name in the phone book]

Sniper: Johnson, Navin R… sounds like a typical bastard.

movie quote

Hopefully I won’t have a sniper come after me now…

Here’s the clip in case you’re totally lost:

Thanks Bon Appetit!



About thefoodandwinehedonist

I don't know everything about the world of food and wine, but I'm not going to let a small detail like that stop me from blogging about it.

14 comments on “My Navin R. Johnson Moment

  1. Stefano
    October 14, 2013

    LOL, that’s so funny! 🙂 Funny clips apart, it really is exciting news: congrats!

  2. Heather (Sweet Precision)
    October 14, 2013

    Congrats! It’s always exciting when your blog gets a shout-out 🙂 And Bon Appetit… that’s a big time shot out! P.S. I hadn’t seen the ramen post before, but it looks absolutely delicious!

  3. the drunken cyclist
    October 14, 2013

    Congratulation–well deserved!

  4. ksbeth
    October 14, 2013

    cool and hope you had fun ‘navin-ing!’

  5. armchairsommelier
    October 14, 2013

    Congrats . . . what wine goes with a Navin R. Johnson moment? Salud!

  6. MOJO
    October 14, 2013

    Congrats bro! Now all you need is a chair and a dog named Shit head.

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      October 14, 2013

      And a paddle ball, and this ashtray, and this remote control. And that’s it. I do t need anything else.

  7. The Byronic Man
    October 14, 2013

    1. Congratulations! That’s really cool.

    2. I saw Steve Martin performing with his bluegrass band this past weekend. He did a lot of comedy, and I decided that counted as fulfilling my childhood dream to see him do stand up live.


  8. PinotNinja
    October 14, 2013

    AMAZING! And if Bon Appetit is into you, then you know you’re classy. And not even with a K!

  9. Go Jules Go
    October 15, 2013

    How cool is THAT?!?! Congratulations! This also might be one of the best blog post titles ever, b-t-dubs.

  10. the winegetter
    October 23, 2013

    Woot, woot!!! Awesome, man…making a name for yourself! 😉

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      October 24, 2013

      Not sure if you saw it, but this post was featured in an article on featuring “Best of local bloggers.” So I’m getting attention on a post that I wrote about how I’m getting attention on a post that I wrote. Wonder who else will pick it up??

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