This morning I encountered a YouTube video that was so ingenious that I felt like I was watching Beethoven debut his ninth symphony. It combines two of my favorite things: nachos and Michael McDonald. Mr. McDonald is the subject of a whole other article that will never be published, so my focus here will be nachos.
Nachos may have attained pizza-Tumblr levels of fandom in recent months, but they truly are the perfect food. Texturally, you can't beat them. They satisfy all the food group requirements, and they're even gluten-free.
The man who sent the video to me this morning is Dan Meyer. Our friendship was forged over our love of beer and bar food. As time went on and we honed our preferences for our innate fat-fuckness, we naturally turned to nachos, since they typically combine everything we would normally order in one bite.
We commonly refer to these meals as QNT, or Quality Nacho Time. Outsiders have occasionally joined us, but it is mostly a two-man operation. It starts out innocently enough, stopping by a bar after leaving work. (I currently patronize Williamsburg's Trophy Bar, were I find the nachos to be highly satisfying.) The drinking at these affairs usually takes on a greater significance once the nachos have been devoured.
Afterward, we go to my apartment and Dan shows me YouTube videos he's been into recently. Most have to do with the grocery industry, factory farming, and a Southeast Asian baseball team that seemingly all died at once. Never once have we watched a video about nachos. In fact, it didn't even occur to either of us to look for one.
This morning, however, the exact opposite happened. Dan found an incredible video about the history of nachos that has inspired going to the bar and gorging.
This just leaves us with one question: What do we do after we're done eating?