Gerry Thomas, inventor of the TV dinner, died here in Phoenix at the age of 83. Though decried by the intelligentsia of this country, the TV dinner opened the door for a huge influx of products aimed at letting people who don't want to or can't cook create a decent meal. As a kid, it never ceased to be a treat to get one of these for our evening meal, and looking back, Mr. Thomas and his successors probably cooked for me more than my mom. Mr. Thomas is a member of the Frozen Food Hall of Fame (I kid you not) in Orlando. This strikes me as a story that James Lileks should be all over.