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Friday, January 30, 2004

Shocking news comes to us from across the Atlantic as a Swedish chef was fired because his cooking proved to be too popular.

No no, it wasn't the Swedish Chef, pictured above. Not unless his real name is Richard Nordberg. And who knows, maybe it is... But as far as I know, Mr. Bushy-Brows Muppet is still employed by, and property of, The Jim Henson Company, along with the rest of the Muppets.

As for the flesh-and-blood chef, Mr. Nordberg, I think he should take full advantage of this and convince some financial backers to help him open up his own restaurant. How can it not succeed? Obviously, he's got a following. The company that fired him should be cool about it and at least give him a glowing recommendation, if not provide some backing of its own.

If that course doesn't pan out, he could always do a job search on the Internet. He could use two flavors of Google: Standard Swedish, or Chef "Bork Bork Bork!" Swedish (the latter, no doubt, would be more professional for him).