March 31, 2012

Open Thread: Hunger and Loathing in SF County edition. [krakatoa]
— Open Blogger

In the Spiritual Capital in the State of Doom, Subway faces reality when the voters will not.

Minimum-wage increases*, on top of other business-killing expenses, have forced San Francisco Subways to stop offering 5-dollar subs, aside from their nasty ass-flavored Tuna.

Which, come to think of it, is probably their best seller.

* (10.24/hour, in case you were wondering.)

UPDATE: Spelling fixed because logprof is smarter than me. Or I'm dumber than logprof. I've heard it both ways.

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1 San Franciscans love them some ass...

Posted by: packsoldier at March 31, 2012 06:04 AM (9tLNI)

2 Like I'm going to ask for a "foot long" in SF anyway.

Posted by: Hammer at March 31, 2012 06:04 AM (5buGz)

3 Should be spelled "Spiritual Capit*a*l" (unless this entire story occurred in one building).


Posted by: logprof at March 31, 2012 06:04 AM (ykSKg)

4 Had Subway installed Solyndra solar panels in sunny San Francisco, they wouldn't be in this predicament. They'd be living off the gov't rebates.

Posted by: t-bird at March 31, 2012 06:05 AM (l/xhO)

5 I like Nasty Tuna at Subway. Though I usually make her rinse it out, first.

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 31, 2012 06:05 AM (niZvt)

6 Tuna flavored foot-long?

That reminds me: I'm single again.  Just sayin'.

Posted by: Rosie O'Donnell at March 31, 2012 06:06 AM (ykSKg)

7

I kill the taste of the Tuna with oil and vinegar, onions, and pepper...ohmigod, I'm tossing the salad!

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 31, 2012 06:07 AM (AbDWA)

8 aside from their nasty ass-flavored Tuna. Hey, not everything can make it to 'Pink Slime' quality!

Posted by: Subway at March 31, 2012 06:08 AM (l/xhO)

9 doh. thx logprof.

Posted by: krakatoa at March 31, 2012 06:09 AM (Ex9on)

10 A foot-long tuna sub in san francisco...something there just doesn't make sense...

Posted by: Max Wedge at March 31, 2012 06:10 AM (VvzrT)

11 If you order the tuna, be sure to ak for Summer's Eve & Vinegar!

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 31, 2012 06:10 AM (niZvt)

12

Not to be anti subway but I can't eat Subway. No flavor. Fakish cheap meats. yick. 

I think we should raise taxes, kill off more free market enterprise and bailout Subway San Fran, because that would be "fair". Like the Obama sez, it's important to be fair, even if it's wrong.  Plus, that's the democrat business model: Pure dumbassery.

Posted by: rectal exam at March 31, 2012 06:11 AM (O7ksG)

13 Quiznos is better anyway.

Posted by: eman at March 31, 2012 06:11 AM (zXbQT)

14 I remember some AoS moron telling us about his trip to Subway where he asked for the tuna fish sandwich, he was told they don't have tuna fish only tuna. Yeah they really deserve to be paid more.

Posted by: lowandslow at March 31, 2012 06:12 AM (GZitp)

15 I always thought Subway was OK. I applaud them giving the finger to SF.

Posted by: USS Diversity at March 31, 2012 06:12 AM (vpe0k)

16

I wonder if the Subway customers in the Castro are disappointed they can't get a cheap footlong anymore?

Posted by: SGT Ted at March 31, 2012 06:12 AM (arV2e)

17 Economics - It's not just for knuckle-dragging Right Wingers!

Posted by: RightWingProf at March 31, 2012 06:12 AM (uf/As)

18 13 Quiznos is better anyway. Posted by: eman at March 31, 2012 11:11 AM (zXbQT) The one in our town shut down; I assumed Quiznos is going the way of Crispy Cream doughnuts.

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 31, 2012 06:13 AM (niZvt)

19 This thread is prime trollbait for dick jokes.

Posted by: SGT Ted at March 31, 2012 06:13 AM (arV2e)

20 "Minimum-wage increases*, on top of other business-killing expenses, have forced San Francisco Subways to stop offering 5-dollar subs, aside from their nasty ass-flavored Tuna."

San Jose is looking to emulate that stupidity as well.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at March 31, 2012 06:13 AM (TsNVA)

21 I love that the minimum wage is calculated based on Consumer Price Index, which is affected by minimum wage... awesome!

Posted by: Andrew L at March 31, 2012 06:14 AM (TYbti)

22 But is it dolphin-free tuna???????

Posted by: Flipper at March 31, 2012 06:14 AM (VvzrT)

23 Has someone tweeted the capitalist pig owner's address yet?

Posted by: PJ at March 31, 2012 06:14 AM (DQHjw)

24 When Dating Ladies in Frisco make sure they have a Auto Transmission and not a Stick Shift..

Posted by: Funny Like That Sometimes at March 31, 2012 06:14 AM (BhxjG)

25 Quiznos always had the creepy commercials. Jersey Mikes all the way.

Posted by: nnptcgrad at March 31, 2012 06:15 AM (Opyrm)

26

If not getting cheap birth control is a "war on women", is not getting cheap footlongs in SF a "war on gays"?

 

Posted by: SGT Ted at March 31, 2012 06:15 AM (arV2e)

27 Quizno's made national news in 2007 with a salmonella outbreak. Then again in 2010 for a hepatitis warning in the Boston area. Other than that...

Posted by: soothsayer at March 31, 2012 06:15 AM (jUytm)

28 Dolphin free tuna doesn't taste as good.

Posted by: SGT Ted at March 31, 2012 06:15 AM (arV2e)

29

remember some AoS moron telling us about his trip to Subway where he asked for the tuna fish sandwich, he was told they don't have tuna fish only tuna. Yeah they really deserve to be paid more.

 

Me at a Hops: I'll have a pint of your Red Ale.

Server: We don't have pints, only 16-oz glasses.

Me: Um...

 

TGIF's in Orlando: We offer a 22 oz glass or one of our special 14 oz. pints.

Posted by: USS Diversity at March 31, 2012 06:16 AM (vpe0k)

30 The wife is forcing me to sit through Nick Nolte telling Barbara Streisand how beautiful her nose-laden face is in Prince of Tides. That's some deep seated resentment, right there.

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 31, 2012 06:17 AM (niZvt)

31 10.24/hr to slap together sammiches.

I love visiting SF, but I could never live there. It's like a private hobo-hunting preserve there, or used to be anyway.

Do they still bait them in with 400 free taxpayer dollars per month?

Posted by: krakatoa at March 31, 2012 06:17 AM (Ex9on)

32 Actually, the Foot-Long Sausage Lover is our best seller.

Posted by: San Francisco Sub Vendor at March 31, 2012 06:19 AM (zn0Us)

33 28 Dolphin free tuna doesn't taste as good. Posted by: SGT Ted at March 31, 2012 11:15 AM (arV2e) I'll settle for hopefully sperm-free.

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 31, 2012 06:19 AM (niZvt)

34

Don't worry... I cuntend dat poeple who can't spel are jus FREE Thinckers!  Not boundd by Rulzes!

 

Free the BAD Spelers!

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 31, 2012 06:20 AM (lZBBB)

35 Quiznos is teh scary. 

Posted by: garrett at March 31, 2012 06:20 AM (zn0Us)

36 "...aside from their nasty ass-flavored Tuna.

Which, come to think of it, is probably their best seller."


Huh - I'd've thought ass-flavored salami would be the best seller in SF, but what do I know?

Posted by: Underground Vulgarian at March 31, 2012 06:20 AM (Aaxiu)

37 Who needs unions when the US govt will collective-bargain for you.

Posted by: soothsayer at March 31, 2012 06:20 AM (jUytm)

38

Quizno's killed off its franchisees with oversaturation, high costs, too many menu items, and weak marketing. 

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 31, 2012 06:21 AM (AbDWA)

39 I used to be stranded with only Subway as a lunch option pretty often. Can't stand their grinders, but I'd usually get a meatball one figuring that it all came straight out of a can and they couldn't screw it up too much. They weren't horrible tasting, but the quality barely beats school cafeteria food. For great grinders here in NC, I go to Jersey Mike's.

Posted by: lincolntf at March 31, 2012 06:21 AM (hiMsy)

40 Prince of Tides -- all I remember from that is that it's ok to cheat on your spouse just because you get infatuated with someone new.

Hollywood approved of this message with a boatload of Oscar nominations.

Go figure.

Posted by: krakatoa at March 31, 2012 06:21 AM (Ex9on)

41

Dolphin free tuna doesn't taste as good.

It really depends on what we've been eating.

 

Posted by: HornyFemaleDolphin at March 31, 2012 06:22 AM (zn0Us)

42

25 Quiznos always had the creepy commercials.

 

Yeah....creepy and bizarre. ....That one with the singing....things....that looked like giant fleas, or amoebas, or something.....that one was really over the top. 

Posted by: wheatie at March 31, 2012 06:22 AM (dEMjC)

43 Best homeless bum sign I ever saw was in San Fran: "Dreaming of lobster, but will settle for Taco Bell." Hand printed, with swirly letters... I almost considered giving him money. Almost.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 31, 2012 06:22 AM (Gc/Qi)

44 30 The wife is forcing me to sit through Nick Nolte telling Barbara Streisand how beautiful her nose-laden face is in Prince of Tides.

That's some deep seated resentment, right there.

His character was raped as a child by some hillbilly escaped convicts.  It must be part of the PTSD.

Posted by: Synnerman at March 31, 2012 06:22 AM (0Bdlg)

45 Bad spelling is code word for black.

Posted by: Michael Eric Dyson at March 31, 2012 06:23 AM (zKFOT)

46 21 I love that the minimum wage is calculated based on Consumer Price Index, which is affected by minimum wage... awesome!

Posted by: Andrew L at March 31, 2012 11:14 AM (TYbti)


--Also worth noting that Democrat policies in general are a big reason why San Fran has such a high cost of living.

Posted by: logprof at March 31, 2012 06:23 AM (ykSKg)

47 "The wife is forcing me to sit through Nick Nolte telling Barbara Streisand how beautiful her nose-laden face is in Prince of Tides."


Pat Conroy sure has an unhealthy fascination with ass rapin, though it's much like reading one of his books or watching The Prince of Tides.

Posted by: lowandslow at March 31, 2012 06:23 AM (GZitp)

48

That one with the singing....things....that looked like giantfleas, or amoebas, or something.....that one was really over the top.

 

Those things look like the mice  used to find inside the walls of the old Brownstones we'd renovate in NYC.

Posted by: garrett at March 31, 2012 06:24 AM (zn0Us)

49 sanfrannan loves her summa dat vigilante fresh meat.

Regardless of subject, 'If the Justice system doesn't work, we'll find other means to get our way!'

Posted by: panzernashorn at March 31, 2012 06:25 AM (lpWVn)

50 I vote for Jersey Mike's as well.

Mike's minis are a great lunch-sized sammich, and they taste a lot better than Subway & Quiznos.

Posted by: krakatoa at March 31, 2012 06:25 AM (Ex9on)

51 logprof?  I think that guy is a Morissey fan.

Posted by: garrett at March 31, 2012 06:25 AM (zn0Us)

52 I like Subway, and I like their tuna, but prefer the Cold-Cut Combo. Yet, since Jimmie John's opened here, I've barely stepped foot in a Subway.

JJ's numbers 8 and 9 (my favorite) are fantastic sammiches.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse, formerly known as 'As If' at March 31, 2012 06:26 AM (piMMO)

53 On the plus side, at least Keith Olbermann will be able to enjoy a living wage at his next job.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 31, 2012 06:26 AM (Bmbjy)

54
Me at a Hops: I'll have a pint of your Red Ale.
Server: We don't have pints, only 16-oz glasses.
Me: Um...

TGIF's in Orlando: We offer a 22 oz glass or one of our special 14 oz. pints.

Posted by: USS Diversity at March 31, 2012 11:16 AM (vpe0k)


--When I was at FSU I briefly worked at a chicken shack there.  A guy at the drive-through asks, "How big are your pints?" I'm snickering in the prep area while the cashier drily responds, "Sixteen ounces, just like everybody else's."

Posted by: logprof at March 31, 2012 06:26 AM (ykSKg)

55 27 Quizno's made national news in 2007 with a salmonella outbreak. Then again in 2010 for a hepatitis warning in the Boston area. Other than that... Posted by: soothsayer at March 31, 2012 11:15 AM (jUytm) Didn't Subway gain notoriety after a Candida outbreak?

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 31, 2012 06:26 AM (niZvt)

56

Pat Conroy sure has an unhealthy fascination with ass rapin

 

Didn't he write The Great Santini?  I guess bouncing the basketball off the back of the kid's head was allegorical.... 

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 31, 2012 06:26 AM (AbDWA)

57 "Do they still bait them in with 400 free taxpayer dollars per month?"

Yep.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at March 31, 2012 06:27 AM (TsNVA)

58 40 Prince of Tides -- all I remember from that is that it's ok to cheat on your spouse just because you get infatuated with someone new.

Hollywood approved of this message with a boatload of Oscar nominations.

Go figure.

Posted by: krakatoa at March 31, 2012 11:21 AM (Ex9on)


--See also Bridges of Madison County

Posted by: logprof at March 31, 2012 06:28 AM (ykSKg)

59 San Francisco is not what you think it is.....

It's increasingly a city of retired White people and non-young Asians.  Since we lived there in the 70s, the Obama's Son percentage of the pop has been halved ( from 12 to 6 % )

It has the smallest percentage of children of any American city.  Clement Street, which was funky and Cali-hip back in The Day, is cluttered with elderly Chinese people wandering aimlessly along the dingy sidewalks

The old White 'elites', secure in their huge houses in Pacific Heights, send their kids to private schools and do not mix with the Others.  The house you see early in 'Bullitt' ( where Steve McQ meets the evil White guy ) is gone, replaced with a private school ( 2700 Jackson Street )

The freaks are tolerated because the local elites, all the retired White civil servants on fat pensions, and the wandering Chinese ignore / do not see them

a sad, declining, crazy place--like a menopausal MadWoman, schizo and rambling but still a Looker

Posted by: SantaRosaStan at March 31, 2012 06:28 AM (Dll6b)

60 55 - Plus, their spokesman has aids, so.....

Posted by: BurtTC at March 31, 2012 06:28 AM (Gc/Qi)

61

48, garrett

 

Heh. ....It's like the idiots at Quiznos never grasped the idea.....that your commercials should make people want to eat your product. .....Not make them nauseous.

Posted by: wheatie at March 31, 2012 06:28 AM (dEMjC)

62 Except for the meatball, tuna and chicken all Subways taste the same, that goes for the bread also. It's the lunch of choice for people that don't like flavor and there's more people like that then you think.

Posted by: lowandslow at March 31, 2012 06:28 AM (GZitp)

63

Posted by: logprof at March 31, 2012 11:26 AM (ykSKg)

 

We had a guy bring back a bowl of Gumbo at a place I used to work.

'It's too runny', he said.

'It's a soup.  That's why we serve it in a bowl...with a spoon.', replied the waitress.

Posted by: garrett at March 31, 2012 06:29 AM (zn0Us)

64 @47: Pat Conroy sure has an unhealthy fascination with ass rapin, though it's much like reading one of his books or watching The Prince of Tides. Yes. Yes, it is. *Rubbing my sore ass*

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 31, 2012 06:30 AM (niZvt)

65 59 - No, that's pretty much what I thought it was.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 31, 2012 06:30 AM (Gc/Qi)

66 13 Quiznos is better anyway.

I agree. Broiling the sandwich kills off any latent bacteria. You'd have to pay me to eat at a Subway. Blechhhh.

Posted by: Cast Iron at March 31, 2012 06:31 AM (EL+OC)

67

..that your commercials should make people want to eat your product. .....Not make them nauseous.

 

I know, after that ad campaign, I get nauseous just seeins a Quiznos Sign.

Posted by: garrett at March 31, 2012 06:32 AM (zn0Us)

68

So if the San Francisco demographic is older and Asianer, shouldn't the Subway there vary its menu?   

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 31, 2012 06:34 AM (AbDWA)

69 Ever notice those damn swill buckets Subway uses to place their dirty knives in? It's a fucking breeding ground for nasty shit.

Posted by: Cast Iron at March 31, 2012 06:34 AM (EL+OC)

70 I like Quiznos and I always liked the "Subway Melt".  But I'm a big eater.  If I am going to spend $7 for lunch, I would rather go to Souplantation, with a coupon.


Posted by: Jimbo at March 31, 2012 06:34 AM (O3R/2)

71 Quizno's was pretty good until the day I walked in and realized that everybody behind the counter (male and female) was a filthy dirtbag.

Never ate there again.

Posted by: Fritz at March 31, 2012 06:34 AM (KWdVT)

72 We have way too many good places to eat around here for me to ever think of stopping at a Subway, but there's something to be said for the bland sandwich, if it's healthy. That may be a big if, but I guess what I'm saying is, they sort of hit a market niche, people wanting a decent, low-fat sandwich that was quick, easy and cheap. If your choice is between Subway sandwich and a lowfat yogurt and bag of carrots lunch, it's a nice change. If it's between a reasonably healthy sandwich and one loaded with fats and sodium and other icky stuff, well, you're not eating for the nutrition, I'm thinking.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 31, 2012 06:34 AM (Gc/Qi)

73

"We had a guy bring back a bowl of Gumbo at a place I used to work.
'It's too runny', he said.
'It's a soup. That's why we serve it in a bowl...with a spoon.', replied the waitress."

 

I ran a pizza parlor back in my misspent yoot.  Customers would   come in and ask  where the dining room was while standing in plain view of the big sign with the arrow pointing to the dining   room.

 

Of course, this was in Alabama, so it was somewhat understandable.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, feeling all extra curmudgeony today at March 31, 2012 06:35 AM (d0Tfm)

74 My wife really dug the lobster subs Subway used to sell up here.  They don't anymore, except for the Maritimes I think.

Posted by: logprof at March 31, 2012 06:35 AM (ykSKg)

75 That one with the singing....things....that looked like giantfleas, or amoebas, or something.....that one was really over the top.


****

I wrote a letter to Quiznos and noted that, as a marketeer, I can appreciate the concept of getting your name out there but that associating their restaurants with vermin, and really creepy vermin at that, might not have been the best plan.

I must not have been the only person to do so because the ads came down a few days later.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse, formerly known as 'As If' at March 31, 2012 06:36 AM (piMMO)

76 ...and lots of tourists.  Tourists everywhere, eager but always with that dazed-confused look.  Tourists with money....

Sixty Dollars a night to park your car, bitches !!

Posted by: SantaRosaStan at March 31, 2012 06:36 AM (Dll6b)

77 that your commercials should make people want to eat your product. .....Not make them nauseous. Yep, took me forever to go into a Quiznos due to lingering memories of those ads. "That's the crazy place!" But they're pretty good. Can't see how Subway survives in the Bay Area at all because Togo's seems so much better.

Posted by: t-bird at March 31, 2012 06:36 AM (l/xhO)

78 Apparently, another Will Folks Fail in SC.

Posted by: nickless at March 31, 2012 06:37 AM (MMC8r)

79 I wrote a letter to Quiznos and noted that, as a marketeer, I can appreciate the concept of getting your name out there but that associating their restaurants with vermin, and really creepy vermin at that, might not have been the best plan.

I must not have been the only person to do so because the ads came down a few days later.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse, formerly known as 'As If' at March 31, 2012 11:36 AM (piMMO)


--Got a link to one of those?  I don't think I've ever seen one.

Posted by: logprof at March 31, 2012 06:37 AM (ykSKg)

80 Another bad thing about Subway is the damn graffiti.

Posted by: USS Diversity at March 31, 2012 06:37 AM (vpe0k)

81 So if the San Francisco demographic is older and Asianer, shouldn't the Subway there vary its menu?

They tried, but the foot long Prune and Octopus just never caught on.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 31, 2012 06:38 AM (L7hol)

82 I made an all night trip from San Fran to Salt Lake City after having a meal at the Stinking Rose.  I only wish somebody else had been in the car to enjoy the ride....

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 31, 2012 06:39 AM (AbDWA)

83 Speaking of food and progressive totalitarians, I finally had a chance to read up on "pink slime." As I suspected, it really sounds like it's not that different from aspic, in principle at least. This article from NPR is actually helpful. http://tinyurl.com/6mqyq9g Oh, and BTW Food Nazis, congratulations on putting the people who worked at the three closed factories out of work.

Posted by: Y-not at March 31, 2012 06:39 AM (5H6zj)

84 "Didn't he writeThe Great Santini? I guess bouncing the basketball off the backof the kid's head wasallegorical."


No that's Conroy's other go to theme, all parents are horrible whose only purpose in life is to torture and mentally scar their children, usually by ignoring past trauma like ass rapin's.

Posted by: lowandslow at March 31, 2012 06:39 AM (GZitp)

85
Little known fact:  Tuna ass is the "Pink Slime" of fish additives.

Posted by: Jared at March 31, 2012 06:39 AM (K6sn/)

86 Another thing about Subway is the sq feet of their stores. Turn the wrong way in line and wind up with a damn foot long in the squeakster.

Posted by: Cast Iron at March 31, 2012 06:40 AM (EL+OC)

87

Sixty Dollars a night to park your car, bitches !!

They wanted to charge me double for my 3/4 ton when I was down there, last. 

They also had to have me park it, because they couldn't drive a standard transmission with a working gear.

Posted by: garrett at March 31, 2012 06:40 AM (zn0Us)

88 Submarina slices the meat and cheese fresh.  MMMMM

Togos has a really good pastrami sammich.


Posted by: Jimbo at March 31, 2012 06:40 AM (O3R/2)

89 I love Subway.  They're happy to pile $3 worth of jalapenos on a $5 hoagie.  That's more than good enough to make up for the dipshit in their commercials and their silly "diet strategy".

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 31, 2012 06:41 AM (X3lox)

90 Oh, and BTW Food Nazis, congratulations on putting the people who worked at the three closed factories out of work. I heard on NPR (it was a rental car, hadn't found the stations yet) that the other effect is that 1.5 million more cows must be raised a year to replace that meat which will now be wasted.

Posted by: t-bird at March 31, 2012 06:41 AM (l/xhO)

91
"Didn't he write The Great Santini? I guess bouncing the basketball off the back of the kid's head was allegorical."

****

I actually know a guy who so missed the point of that book and actually admired the father that he named his kid Santini.

I said I knew him; not that he was a friend.

Posted by: Wodeshed at March 31, 2012 06:41 AM (K6sn/)

92 Could Quizno's commercials be any nastier than Car's Jr.?

youtu.be/ahNLU0Ipdl4

youtu.be/OJlYRS2Vqkw


Posted by: logprof at March 31, 2012 06:42 AM (ykSKg)

93 I am so sick of food nazis. Most of them don't know a damned thing about cooking, food, or biology/physiology. Over-officious jerks.

Posted by: Y-not at March 31, 2012 06:42 AM (5H6zj)

94 I miss the   Artifical Krab subs.  Them was da' shizzle. Now nobody I know of sells anything like that. Or can find.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, feeling all extra curmudgeony today at March 31, 2012 06:42 AM (d0Tfm)

95 @90 It is a sad day when NPR provides better coverage of something like this than most of the rest of the media.

Posted by: Y-not at March 31, 2012 06:44 AM (5H6zj)

96 Here ya go: http://binged.it/HF3XOs

Spongemonkeys?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse, formerly known as 'As If' at March 31, 2012 06:44 AM (piMMO)

97 They wanted to charge me double for my 3/4 ton when I was down there, last.
They also had to have me park it, because they couldn't drive a standard transmission with a working gear.

Posted by: garrett at March 31, 2012 11:40 AM (zn0Us)

----Welcome to the City of Tourists, Winos, Ancient Chinese, retired White civil servants, and Freaks..  :

( Freaks are tolerated because people think they help sucker in tourists )

You can use the city-owed garage under Union Square, but even that is $40 overnight and the lower levels are something out of Dante.

Posted by: SantaRosaStan at March 31, 2012 06:44 AM (Dll6b)

98 #92

Ughh. Commercials where you have to sit, and listen to people chew...not appealing.

The grunts, the squelching sounds of cheap fast food being ground into paste, it actually sounds almost identical to the sounds my dog makes when he's trying to lick his balls.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 31, 2012 06:44 AM (L7hol)

99 Don't care, keep it in Cali. They created their socialist paradise, let them stew in it....fart sniffers.

Posted by: Drewbicle at March 31, 2012 06:45 AM (YqP7s)

100 $10/hr for sandwich chimps?

Posted by: nickless at March 31, 2012 06:45 AM (MMC8r)

101

Could Quizno's commercials be any nastier than Car's Jr.?

 

Careful, Carl's Jr. gave us Ms. Turkey in a Cheeseburger Bikinni, didn't they?

Posted by: garrett at March 31, 2012 06:45 AM (zn0Us)

102
My wife really dug the lobster subs Subway used to sell up here. They don't anymore, except for the Maritimes I think.

****

I really miss the lobster roll meals I used to find at McDonalds when I went to Maine.

Fries, coke, and lobster roll with melted butter.  YUM.

Posted by: Wodeshed at March 31, 2012 06:45 AM (K6sn/)

103 98 #92

Ughh. Commercials where you have to sit, and listen to people chew...not appealing.

The grunts, the squelching sounds of cheap fast food being ground into paste, it actually sounds almost identical to the sounds my dog makes when he's trying to lick his balls.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 31, 2012 11:44 AM (L7hol)


--I love in the second video when JJ compares the CJ ad to a scat video.

Posted by: logprof at March 31, 2012 06:46 AM (ykSKg)

104

Apropos of lousy food advertising, we've got a local issue. A place called Upper Crust Pizza has a huge digital sign out in front, in the middle of a commercial strip, surrounded by crappy car dealerships, gas stations, even a bodega with zero words in English on it's exterior. Anyway, putting up the sign was a huge bureacratic hassle for the guy, zoning, sight lines, shit like that. Well the guy eventually got the sign erected and was allowed to operate it and he uses that freedom to constantly loop this message (paraphrased, but very close, I've seen it a million times): "Lawyer's Fees...Tens of Thousands of dollars,... Sign....$65,000....The Ability To Tell City Hall To Kiss My Hairy Ass...Priceless"...

I like the principle, and they do have very good food, but my wife won't go in, she just thinks it's gross. And the message has been there at least a year. This is a place where virtually everything is made by hand, do you really want to be referencing your "hairy ass" in scrolling 2-Foot LED's?

 

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 31, 2012 06:46 AM (HethX)

105 I am so sick of food nazis. Most of them don't know a damned thing about cooking, food, or biology/physiology. Over-officious jerks. Worse than that, their criticisms of McDonald's convince me they've never set foot in the restaurant.

Posted by: nickless at March 31, 2012 06:46 AM (MMC8r)

106 This article from NPR is actually helpful.
http://tinyurl.com/6mqyq9g


Ironic that this sort of shit is driven by same weepy hand-wringing assholes who presume to admonish us as to how virtuous the noble Plains Indians were for using the entire buffalo.

Posted by: Waterhouse at March 31, 2012 06:46 AM (FeBwo)

107 here we go again.......

People have families, obligations, etc., and often cannot relocate--despite being increasingly surrounded by CrazySh*t. 

Not everyone in Cali is an accomplice, man.

Posted by: SantaRosaStan at March 31, 2012 06:48 AM (Dll6b)

108 I usually just go to the store and deli on Monday and buy some good meat, lettuce, etc. and make my own sandwiches for lunch all week. Surprisingly it's not any cheaper then fast food, but at least it tastes good.

Posted by: lowandslow at March 31, 2012 06:50 AM (GZitp)

109 Didn't Subway gain notoriety after a Candida outbreak?


What have you got against Canada?

Posted by: Samuel Adams at March 31, 2012 06:50 AM (r3ITV)

110 Carl's Jr also gave us Kate Upton getting hot and bothered at a drive-thru.

Posted by: Waterhouse at March 31, 2012 06:50 AM (FeBwo)

111

Posted by: SantaRosaStan at March 31, 2012 11:44 AM (Dll6b)

 

I wasn't too worried about the price, as I was working for someone who was picking up the bill.  (I was worried about my clutch, though.) 

The cost was his penance for sending me to that sorry excuse of a city.

Posted by: garrett at March 31, 2012 06:50 AM (zn0Us)

112 105 I am so sick of food nazis. Most of them don't know a damned thing about cooking, food, or biology/physiology. Over-officious jerks. ---- Worse than that, their criticisms of McDonald's convince me they've never set foot in the restaurant. --- Yeah. Even more ironic are the ones who do eat junk. My old HS friend in MoCo (MD) government, who supported this ban in their schools, is an unhealthy, pasty tub o' pink slime. I'm convinced that he didn't get that way eating the way I eat. As I said on the last thread, I miss the days when Libs were secular humanists. At least back then they celebrated human achievements, many of which have to do with how we've fed ourselves over the millenia. And what Waterhouse says is true: all they are achieving is waste. Pricks. I hate them. Keep your mitts off of my food, assholes!

Posted by: Y-not at March 31, 2012 06:51 AM (5H6zj)

113 Drive-in, I mean.

Posted by: Waterhouse at March 31, 2012 06:51 AM (FeBwo)

114 #109

What have you got against Canada?


They slice pork chops extra thin, and call them bacon.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 31, 2012 06:51 AM (L7hol)

115
Surprisingly it's not any cheaper then fast food, but at least it tastes good.

***

If you make your own pink slime and pepto bismol sandwiches, you can survive for about three months on six bucks.

Posted by: Wodeshed at March 31, 2012 06:51 AM (K6sn/)

116 Could Quizno's commercials be any nastier than Car's Jr.?

******
I dunno, I kinda like the Hardees ads:

http://bit.ly/z6QvSc

http://bit.ly/H9lVvD

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse, formerly known as 'As If' at March 31, 2012 06:52 AM (piMMO)

117 Next up: a new federal law for Paperboys to get min. wage. Excuse me, Paperpersons.

Posted by: soothsayer at March 31, 2012 06:52 AM (jUytm)

118

Posted by: SantaRosaStan at March 31, 2012 11:28 AM (Dll6b)


The way you describe SF fits all of CA lately. My little burb is old and immigrant. Young folks have left for greener pastures.


(And what's so bad about Pink Slime? What's the difference between that and meat loaf?)

Posted by: PJ at March 31, 2012 06:52 AM (DQHjw)

119 @117 Print is dead.

Posted by: Egan Spengler at March 31, 2012 06:53 AM (5H6zj)

120 104 - A simple change of wording: "tell City Hall to stick it where this sign don't shine..." Get rid of the vulgar, have it be funny, and make the same point, that would be a good thing. However, I wonder how long it will take before Mastercard gets wind of it, and makes them shut it down.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 31, 2012 06:54 AM (Gc/Qi)

121

"Didn't Subway gain notoriety after a Candida outbreak?"

 

What's wrong with Tony Orlando and Dawn?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, feeling all extra curmudgeony today at March 31, 2012 06:54 AM (d0Tfm)

122
  My problem is (lately) that getting anything  with presliced meat is that if it were sliced any thinner, they'd have missed it.  You shouldn't be able to read through pepperoni.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 31, 2012 06:54 AM (SAMxH)

123 More desperation...

Friend --

I need you with me on this one.

Tonight's deadline is our biggest yet, and I need everyone pitching in.

Give $3 or whatever you can link)

Let's go,
Barack

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse, formerly known as 'As If' at March 31, 2012 06:55 AM (piMMO)

124 (And what's so bad about Pink Slime? What's the difference between that and meat loaf?) --- As far as I can tell, there's very little difference between it and aspic or similar meat products that have been used over the ages to preserve, bind, and flavor foods. The only slightly valid objection to it would be if it is, in fact, the source of most of the bacterial outbreaks that are linked to hamburger... but that linkage doesn't seem to be proven.

Posted by: Egan Spengler at March 31, 2012 06:55 AM (5H6zj)

125 Print is dead. Almost.

Posted by: soothsayer at March 31, 2012 06:55 AM (jUytm)

126 Jonathan H. Adler • March 30, 2012 11:53 am

Good stuff...taking a risk here quoting from volokh /since "conspiracy" doesn't exist except to theorist kkkooks/ but after all the whys and wherefores are exhausted answering the pertinent question "why did legal elites underestimate the case against the mandate," the maxim 'keep it simple stupid' applies.

Regardless of intellectual development, abusive people dismiss out of hand the rights of others who would oppose what has been determined arbitrarily as "what is best" or in "our" best interest ("ours" being all that matters).

"Why Did Legal Elites Underestimate the Case Against the Mandate?"

Because elitists, legal or not, find all opposition "unacceptable". When an abuser demands something, regardless of legality, that demand is juxtaposed over all else. Absolutely no relevance existences within opposition. Dictators impose the irrational "One Voice" that only one view exists, all others are violently/silently obliterated. Myopic convolution: revisionism. Resistance is futile, unless of course logic wins the day.

"Greg Sargent is one of many commentators wondering “How did legal observers and Obamacare backers get it so wrong?”  I think he’s asking the wrong question.  A better question to ask is: why did so many expect legal elites to have any particular insight into the current court?  ... Oops.  Premier appellate litigators may have a good sense of how the Court is likely to assess complex constitutional law claims, but elite legal academics, not so much."--Adler

Posted by: panzernashorn at March 31, 2012 06:55 AM (lpWVn)

127 "We had a guy bring back a bowl of Gumbo at a place I used to work.
'It's too runny', he said.
'It's a soup. That's why we serve it in a bowl...with a spoon.', replied the waitress."


In an earlier career, my sister ran a seafood restaurant.  One day she had to rush to the back to calm a woman who was shrieking and screaming abut her child.  She said the restaurant had served her "baby" grasshoppers.  My sister gently informed her that those were fried shrimp. 

She started grad school not long thereafter.

Posted by: pep at March 31, 2012 06:56 AM (6TB1Z)

128 My problem is (lately) that getting anything with presliced meat is that if it were sliced any thinner, they'd have missed it. You shouldn't be able to read through pepperoni.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 31, 2012 11:54 AM (SAMxH)



Paper-thin deli meat and .38 mm Pilot G2 pens.  It's what life's all about.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 31, 2012 06:56 AM (X3lox)

129

 in fact, the source of most of the bacterial outbreaks that are linked to hamburger... but that linkage doesn't seem to be proven.

 

Don't want ecoli?  Don't buy burger.  Buy a roast and grind it. 

Posted by: garrett at March 31, 2012 06:57 AM (zn0Us)

130 McDonald's breakfast: EggMcMuffin, two packs of apple slices, large diet coke. 335 calories, $4.87. McDonald's lunch: McChicken, side salad w/ Italian dressing, two packs of apple slices, large diet coke. About 450 calories, $4.35. Fuck the Left.

Posted by: nickless at March 31, 2012 06:57 AM (MMC8r)

131

Apparently, a lot of people sent emails to Quiznos about their creepy ads.

 

I was searching for a video of that creepy 'singing amoeba' commercial.....and found a lot of stuff out there about their "Toasty Torpedo" ads.

 

Shit. I'd forgetten about that one! .....The talking oven, telling the kitchen worker-guy to "Put it in me".....Ah yes. The Toasty Torpedo!

Posted by: wheatie at March 31, 2012 06:57 AM (dEMjC)

132 Worse than that, their criticisms of McDonald's convince me they've never set foot in the restaurant. It's a point of pride for many of the snooty townships of Connecticut that they won't allow any McDonald's to come in. Or WalMarts, of course. Come to think of it, all they have are Mom & Pop non-chain stores with limited selection and outrageous prices, with a suspiciously pale, well moneyed clientelle.

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 31, 2012 06:57 AM (niZvt)

133 /Egan Spengler sock off --- People have families, obligations, etc., and often cannot relocate--despite being increasingly surrounded by CrazySh*t. Not everyone in Cali is an accomplice, man. ---- Some people are trapped in California. We would have been had we hesitated in 2010. Instead, we decided to take the massive hit on our house and get out of Dodge. Thank goodness we did.

Posted by: Y-not at March 31, 2012 06:58 AM (5H6zj)

134 $10/hr for sandwich chimps?


*****

Ahem, sandwich artists.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse, formerly known as 'As If' at March 31, 2012 06:58 AM (piMMO)

135 Paperboys? How can we forget that CA is the state who just tried to pass a law to include babysitters under the min. wage labor umbrella. Did that bill pass?

Posted by: soothsayer at March 31, 2012 06:58 AM (jUytm)

136 Ahem, sandwich artists. Oh shit, the Noodle Factory guild got to you, too!

Posted by: soothsayer at March 31, 2012 07:00 AM (jUytm)

137 How can we forget that CA is the state who just tried to pass a law to include babysitters under the min. wage labor umbrella.


Isn't the word "babysitter" French for "Au Pair?"

Posted by: Samuel Adams at March 31, 2012 07:01 AM (r3ITV)

138 Ahem, sandwich artists.

Ahem.

Time-critical sandwich assembly engineers.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 31, 2012 07:01 AM (L7hol)

139 I am surprised any shops with food still exist in SF.

Posted by: Vic at March 31, 2012 07:02 AM (YdQQY)

140 We don't use much ground 'beef.' When I buy it, I usually go for buffalo anyway.

Posted by: Y-not at March 31, 2012 07:02 AM (5H6zj)

141 @137: No; Au Pair is French for "stacked nubile female houskeeper." As in, "Look at the Au Pair on HER!"

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 31, 2012 07:03 AM (niZvt)

142 what's the endgame? Unionized lifetime welfare recipients, e.g., Unionized Auntie Zetunis.

Posted by: soothsayer at March 31, 2012 07:03 AM (jUytm)

143 How can we forget that CA is the state who just tried to pass a law to include babysitters under the min. wage labor umbrella.
-------------------




Didn't they also try to reclassify baby sitters as health care providers so that they would fall under the union umbrella?

Posted by: Vic at March 31, 2012 07:03 AM (YdQQY)

144 McDonald's breakfast: EggMcMuffin, two packs of apple slices, large diet coke. 335 calories, $4.87.

McDonald's lunch: McChicken, side salad w/ Italian dressing, two packs of apple slices, large diet coke. About 450 calories, $4.35.


****

Anyone who hasn't tried apple slices (or apple "fries" at BK) with a burger is missing something.

Unlike fries, it sorta cleanses the palate and you can actually taste the burger even more.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse, formerly known as 'As If' at March 31, 2012 07:04 AM (piMMO)

145 Since that e-coli outbreak at Jack-in-the-crack, I really like the way McDonalds thoroughly cooks the Quarter Pounder.  I kinda didn't like it before when it was underdone.  Love it now.

Posted by: Jimbo at March 31, 2012 07:04 AM (O3R/2)

146 "A simple change of wording: "tell City Hall to stick it where this sign don't shine...">>> Exactly, Burt.  Why go the "my hairy ass" route ? Dumb. Maybe I'll send an anonymous "loyal customer" e-mail with a suggestion or two. But it's been a year, I'm sure someone must have mentioned it to him already.

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 31, 2012 07:05 AM (HethX)

147 >>139 I am surprised any shops with food still exist in SF Pretty soon they'll be regulating the dumpsters so the hobos don't have to eat pink slime. What I also LOVE is how food nazis like Bloomberg who are going after salt and whatnot turn a blind eye to the incredibly 'bad for you' cuisines of the various ethnic voting blocs they need for re-election. We should be celebrating the amazing diversity of cuisines available to us in this country, not trying to make everyone eat the same food.

Posted by: Y-not at March 31, 2012 07:05 AM (5H6zj)

148 Time-critical sandwich assembly engineers.


****

Jimmie John's makes a sub so fast I keep expecting to hear a sonic boom.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse, formerly known as 'As If' at March 31, 2012 07:05 AM (piMMO)

149 Best fast-food jingle ever:

http://youtu.be/_oAnEiH_B5I

Posted by: logprof at March 31, 2012 07:05 AM (ykSKg)

150 Some people are trapped in California. We would have been had we hesitated in 2010. Instead, we decided to take the massive hit on our house and get out of Dodge. Thank goodness we did.

Posted by: Y-not at March 31, 2012 11:58 AM (5H6zj)

--------------------------



I still have couple friends in CA that I talk to regularly. Both of them are severely underwater on their houses and are stuck.

Posted by: Vic at March 31, 2012 07:05 AM (YdQQY)

151 Au Pair is French for I'm such a lousy mother and wife and my husband is such a eunuch that I can hire this 20yr old foreign girl to live in my house, do my motherly duties, and not have a worry in the world.

Posted by: soothsayer at March 31, 2012 07:06 AM (jUytm)

152 Anyone who hasn't tried apple slices (or apple "fries" at BK) with a burger is missing something. Plus, the way they're packed, they're about 300% of the RDA of Vitamin C.

Posted by: nickless at March 31, 2012 07:06 AM (MMC8r)

153 missed the point of that book and actually admired the father that he named his kid Santini.

Isn't that the movie where he rides the failing fighter out to sea rather than bail and let it crash into town?

Posted by: DaveA at March 31, 2012 07:06 AM (wwFlb)

154 Togos has a really good pastrami sammich.

The problem with the Togos pastrami sandwich is that it's too dry.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at March 31, 2012 07:06 AM (TsNVA)

155 Sorry for the ranting, the food police crap irritates the heck out of me. Also the perfume police. I think half these assholes watched Demolition Man and said, "hey, that looks like a wonderful way to live!"

Posted by: Y-not at March 31, 2012 07:07 AM (5H6zj)

156 Anyone who hasn't tried apple slices (or apple "fries" at BK) with a burger is missing something.

Unlike fries, it sorta cleanses the palate and you can actually taste the burger even more.


But the point of eating fries is to taste the fries   McDonald's originally took off because of its fries.  They were the big seller that rocketed the chain upwards.  Not burgers.

Personally, I prefer a cigarette for a palate cleanser ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 31, 2012 07:07 AM (X3lox)

157   @   128

  I guess, POP, that I got spoiled there by Ma, who made world class sammitches featuring homemade bread and thick cut meat we butchered ourselves.  2 of them and you were good to go, almost to the point of being too full.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 31, 2012 07:07 AM (SAMxH)

158 Au Pair is French for I'm such a lousy mother and wife and my husband is such a eunuch that I can hire this 20yr old foreign girl to live in my house, do my motherly duties, and not have a worry in the world.


But isn't there a rule that says she has to be hot?

Posted by: Samuel Adams at March 31, 2012 07:08 AM (r3ITV)

159 Didn't they also try to reclassify baby sitters as health care providers so that they would fall under the union umbrella? I don't know but it would not surprise me. Actually it would surprise if the Left did not try to pull something like that.

Posted by: soothsayer at March 31, 2012 07:08 AM (jUytm)

160 151 Au Pair is French for I'm such a lousy mother and wife and my husband is such a eunuch that I can hire this 20yr old foreign girl to live in my house, do my motherly duties, and not have a worry in the world. Posted by: soothsayer at March 31, 2012 12:06 PM (jUytm) Oh yeah? Well, it's also French for, "Daddy can get all the oral he wants now!," IYKWIM.

Posted by: Eunuch Husband at March 31, 2012 07:08 AM (niZvt)

161 But isn't there a rule that says she has to be hot? Not exactly. The rule is that the "au pair must be hotter than the wife."

Posted by: soothsayer at March 31, 2012 07:10 AM (jUytm)

162 Posted by: irongrampa at March 31, 2012 12:07 PM (SAMxH)

Just because it's paper-thin doesn't mean you can't pile it on!

I used to have this fight at Katz's deli, all the time.  They cut everything really thick.  Loved their salamis, though.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 31, 2012 07:11 AM (X3lox)

163 125 Print is dead. Almost.

Before I turned it off, Savage was polling his audience on how people do their reading these days.

When it comes to books or permanent record sources, I want the printed page on my book shelves for reference, to re-read or to lend/give.

In terms of preserving eyesight, a well printed page of paper probably has less negative impact than additional daily exposure to electronic screens.

News? The daily grind of the same ol' same ol', or USPS junk mail -- I don't waste the trees clogging the urban dumps with ink trash, and don't approve my taxes subsidizing solicitation, "cut rate" junk mail delivery subsidized with tax dollars and higher postage rates for REAL correspondence as if proving the efficiency of the USPS.

Posted by: panzernashorn at March 31, 2012 07:11 AM (lpWVn)

164 Well, if pink slime gets banned, that's that for Taco Bell. Filling their tacos with the slime was actually a move up from the gristle & soy filling they used back in the 80's.

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 31, 2012 07:11 AM (niZvt)

165

"Personally, I prefer a cigarette for a palate cleanser ..."

 

Speaking of, as   I type I'm enjoying an additive-free cig from one of these little Roll-Your-Own shops that  have sprung  up down  here. Cheap too, about half the cost  of regular cigs,  and taste better.  Unforseen side effect - I'm smoking far fewer of them.

 

And, they're good with a Guinness to boot.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, feeling all extra curmudgeony today at March 31, 2012 07:12 AM (d0Tfm)

166 But the point of eating fries is to taste the fries McDonald's originally took off because of its fries. They were the big seller that rocketed the chain upwards. Not burgers.

*****

Then you must be really disappointed since they switched several years ago from lard.

More often than note they are soggy now, even when fresh.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse, formerly known as 'As If' at March 31, 2012 07:12 AM (piMMO)

167

"Oh yeah? Well, it's also French for, "Daddy can get all the oral he wants now!," IYKWIM."

 

So can  Mom, if they're screened properly.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, feeling all extra curmudgeony today at March 31, 2012 07:14 AM (d0Tfm)

168 reclassify baby sitters as health care providers so that they would fall under the union umbrella?


Union or not, to be held legally responsible, not just for mandated professional certifications but licensing fees, ongoing seminar re-certifications, taxation, and law suits.

Posted by: panzernashorn at March 31, 2012 07:14 AM (lpWVn)

169 Speaking of, as I type I'm enjoying an additive-free cig from one of these little Roll-Your-Own shops that have sprung up down here. Cheap too, about half the cost of regular cigs, and taste better. Unforseen side effect - I'm smoking far fewer of them.

And, they're good with a Guinness to boot.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, feeling all extra curmudgeony today at March 31, 2012 12:12 PM (d0Tfm)



I do MYO cigarettes (injection).  Around $1.30/pack. I love them.  I don't know about additives in the tobacco, but I do like it.  Better than most commercial brands, though it's still tough to beat a Marlboro Red.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 31, 2012 07:16 AM (X3lox)

170 Then you must be really disappointed since they switched several years ago from lard.

More often than note they are soggy now, even when fresh.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse, formerly known as 'As If' at March 31, 2012 12:12 PM (piMMO)



I haven't been to a McDonald's in years.  I used to go there all the time.  Haven't been to a Wendy's in that time, either, which used to be my favorite.  The Wendy's triple got me through high school.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 31, 2012 07:17 AM (X3lox)

171

"Better than most commercial brands, though it's still tough to beat a Marlboro Red."

 

Those things make me dizzy(er).  This place is run by a little tatoo'd kid who doesn't smoke, but talks like a Moron,  about things like freedom and taxes. He's the area manager, not even 30 yet. New store.

 

I really should quit, and I will soon, but these things aren't bad in the interim. And there are lots and lots of additives in commercial cigs to keep them fresh. You can literally taste the  difference, can't you?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, feeling all extra curmudgeony today at March 31, 2012 07:20 AM (d0Tfm)

172
  I remember when a Big Mac really WAS.  Quit buying them when they downsized.  Imho, the only meal yet worth it is the sausage biscuit--again downsized but the flavor is unchanged.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 31, 2012 07:25 AM (SAMxH)

173 I went to a NASCAR race and got a FREE carton of Winstons.  No additives.  100% tobacco.  I prefer the tasty chemicals in Marlboro.


Posted by: Jimbo at March 31, 2012 07:30 AM (O3R/2)

174 The Hungarian word spelled "tuna" translates into English as "cunt." Try ordering that with some salami...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 31, 2012 07:38 AM (Af3Wg)

175 aside from their nasty ass-flavored Tuna.

Which, come to think of it, is probably their best seller.

Yeah, if it tastes like ass in San Francisco....

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 31, 2012 07:42 AM (i0App)

176 I really should quit, and I will soon, but these things aren't bad in the interim. And there are lots and lots of additives in commercial cigs to keep them fresh. You can literally taste the difference, can't you?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, feeling all extra curmudgeony today at March 31, 2012 12:20 PM (d0Tfm)



I smoke Kentucky Red Select, Ramback Gold, Farmer's Gold, Rowland, and a whole bunch of others.  They all taste different and I prefer most of the loose tobacco brands to most commercial cigs, but I have yet to find one that beats a Marlboro.  Some are "as good" to my taste, but I haven't yet run into anything better.


Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 31, 2012 07:49 AM (X3lox)

177 Well aren't yall the snooty sandwich people.  Subway is fine eating for $5.

Posted by: toby928 at March 31, 2012 08:30 AM (GTbGH)

178 The Andrew Sullivan Special---a chance to gobble a hard thing that smells like tuna.  What's not to like?

Posted by: comanche voter at March 31, 2012 08:35 AM (6USwK)

179 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at March 31, 2012 10:58 AM (7W3wI)

180

30The wife is forcing me to sit through Nick Nolte telling Barbara Streisand how beautiful her nose-laden face is in Prince of Tides.

 

Does Streisand even have stereo vision?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 31, 2012 11:15 AM (Sex08)

181

14I remember some AoS moron telling us about his trip to Subway where he asked for the tuna fish sandwich, he was told they don't have tuna fish only tuna. Yeah they really deserve to be paid more.

 

One time I ordered a quart of cole slaw at a fast food place. The gal came back and said she was so sorry - they only had pints.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at March 31, 2012 11:35 AM (i0UnD)

182

I am probably close to getting the ban hammer: lease a Prius and order Subway toasted tuna subs with spinach and pepper jack. Also I've never acquired a taste for hobo and count lawyers as noble friends.

 

Problem is I can't go to the other side because I'm not a lying Communist pervert.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at March 31, 2012 11:40 AM (i0UnD)

183 Fast food? ChickFilet or Whataburger. McDonalds for coffee and to take a wiz. Eat out at Mongolian BBQ or Wassabis. Ribmaster Ribs. And of course, Luby's. Can't think of any reason to go to SF.

Posted by: EROWMER at March 31, 2012 12:53 PM (sIm3i)

184

#29

There's an episode of The Honeymooners where the Kramdens go to an expensive restaurant. Alice orders a demitasse, and Ralph says something like, "Nothing fancy like that for me!  I'll just have a small cup of strong black coffee!"

Posted by: Pete in TX at March 31, 2012 01:08 PM (6AAsT)

185 @39 ... For great grinders here in NC, I go to Jersey Mike's.

You've got to be from the Northeast.   I grew up calling them "grinders" and when I moved Down South for a few years, no one knew what I was talking about when I asked if they served "grinders".

Posted by: RightWingProf at March 31, 2012 01:35 PM (ndI4l)

186 Arbee's tells me that their roast beef sandwich is delicious, but I don't believe them. And why do you Americans call your burgers 'sandwiches' while I'm at it. Also, pray what is a 'corndog'?

Posted by: Fortunata at March 31, 2012 04:12 PM (90H1N)

187 Our old construction supervisor got taken to dinner once by the contractor and was asked if he wanted "Chateaubriand" which in Canada is a restaurant specialty with grilled Tenderloin, and sauteed vegetables. He replied, Aw keep your fancy wine, I'll just stick to rye& ginger. One of the guys made him up a gallon glass jug with a nice Chateaubriand label on it. Later he said I guess I blew my cover that time.

Posted by: Bill at March 31, 2012 05:14 PM (jOumW)

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