The Upside to Chewing With Your Mouth Open

Good luck with that.

"Whether they’re in town visiting or you’re at Chez In-Laws for Passover, eating food can be an excellent opportunity to alienate people. If you’re not a sloppy eater by nature, try numbing your face or hands with dental-grade novocaine (a nifty idea I got from a little movie called Houseguest). Don’t have access to anesthetic agents? Focus on being a bad chewer. I like to take an overlarge mouthful of food, and then silently sing my favorite Radiohead song." —GQ’s sex columnist on how to alienate the in-laws during the holiday season, starting at the dinner table. [GQ]