Saturday, September 26, 2009

Late night highlight: Jimmy Kimmel and the world's largest meatball

While catching up on some TiVo'd episodes of "Jimmy Kimmel Live," I got a kick out of Kimmel's efforts to break the world record for the World's Largest Meatball -- and bring the glory back to America (apparently, Mexico set the record last month, in a Cancun-based promotion for the film "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"). U.S.A.!! U.S.A.!!!

The enormous ball was cooked up at the annual Feast of San Gennaro, a Kimmel-founded celebration of Italian food and culture. The feast benefits the San Gennaro Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization, established to aid children and families in need in the Los Angeles area. If I lived closer to L.A., I'd so be there right now eating pizza and cannoli.