"I ga-ron-tee!" (Justin Wilson); K vs. LJ gestures

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Mon Sep 10 03:02:39 UTC 2001


   I reported (see ADS-L archives) on Larry Johnson's gesture in the New York Knicks playoff victory over the Toronto Raptors, 5-1-2000.
   It's at:



   From the international edition of USA TODAY, 7 September 2001, pg. 9B, col. 1:

_TV's Cajun chef, Justin Wilson, dies_
   Justin Wilson, the Cajun humorist and chef whose distinctive accent delighted viewers of his _Cookin' Cajun_ television show, has died.  He was 87.  A daughter, Sarah Sue Easterly, said Wilson died Wednesday in Baton Rouge.  Wilson released five cookbooks, 27 albums of short stories and an album of Christmas songs during his career.  He was host of several cooking programs, including _Louisiana Cookin'_.  He referred to himself as JOOS-tain and became known for the expression: "I ga-ron-tee!" (guarantee), from the Cajun "J'vous garantis."  "Cajun cooking is the ability to take what you have and create a good dish and season it right," Wilson told the Associated Press in 1990.  "It's creative cooking--that's all it is."  A native of Amite, La., Wilson's last syndicated series of shows was _Easy Cooking_.

(Cajun cooking has gone from "I ga-ron-tee!" to "BAM!"--ed.)

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