An ironic praise for food or drink that is generally considered unhealthy, especially when one consumes it for breakfast or early in the day. Taken from the advertising slogan for Wheaties brand cereal, known for featuring prominent athletes on its packaging.
Title. The title, taken from the well-known slogan for Wheaties breakfast cereal, crops up in a key scene late in the novel when a waitress, apparently ironically, says ” Breakfast of Champions ” each time she serves a customer a martini.
breakfast of champions (Noun) An ironic appellation for beer, junk food, or other foods implied to be unhealthy.
In 1934, Wheaties debuted packaging featuring baseball great Lou Gehrig, its first in a long line of boxes celebrating rising superstar athletes—from Olympic medal winners to champions in tennis, baseball, basketball, football and more.
James Caleb Jackson
I recommend beginning with one of these four: Cat’s Cradle (1963) I consider this to be the first (chronologically) of his best novels . God Bless You, Mr Rosewater (1965) Slaughterhouse-Five (1969) Breakfast of Champions (1973) The Sirens of Titan (1959) Player Piano (1952) Jailbird (1979) Mother Night (1961)
Vonnegut uses the phrase “ Goodbye Blue Monday ” as a reaction to the absurdities of everyday life. He writes, “The motto of the old Robo-Magic washing machine cleverly confused two separate ideas people had about Monday . One idea was that women traditionally did their laundry on Monday .
Mother Night is a novel by American author Kurt Vonnegut, first published in February 1962. The novel takes the form of the fictional memoirs of Howard W. Campbell Jr., an American, who moved to Germany in 1923 at age 11, and later became a well-known playwright and Nazi propagandist.