Food, arguably

typed for your pleasure on 22 April 2009, at 12.13 am

Sdtrk: ‘Electro gypsy’ by Savlonic

Last Tuesday evening, I stopped round to my local Arby’s, for one of their fine sandwiches of roasted beef (or approximate), and to go along with that, I’d ordered a thing of potato cakes. What’s the proper term for a container of potato cakes, anyway — is it a portion? A silo? A duet? A murder? ‘Err, I’d like a murder of potato cakes, please?’
Following that, I arrived round at goshou’s, for Tokusatsu Tuesday. That’s when Zip Gun, Dave Z and I converge in goshou’s basement, for four hours of tokusatsu telly viewing (usually something Kamen rider-based — we’re currently working our way through the latest series, Kamen rider Decade), followed by some anime occasionally, and we usually cap off the eve with a brief fling with Earth Defence Force 2017, as those giant ants and giant robots aren’t going to kill themselves. Which, all told, would make for a rather bizarre gaming experience.

Anyway! I’d showed up with my Arby’s sammich, plus a cold Gatorade in tow. It was after I’d sat down that I noticed a large dark stain on my bag of food. ‘Huh, my drink sweating must’ve gotten the bag moist, there,’ I’d pointed out. Goshou spotted it, too; ‘No dude, that’s grease from something.’ As it turned out, it was seeping from one of my potato cakes! You probably could’ve wrung the bastard out, it was that saturated. Needless to say, it left a lasting impression, wink wink.

The grease had literally turned the bag translucent for a while

Then I saw this on the side of the bag. It was at that point that I started laughing, and couldn’t stop:

Irony never dies, baby

Kinda makes me reassess my idea of the SoGo NoGo sandwich!
In conclusion: eat more sushi

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5 have spoken to “Food, arguably”

  1. Mahtek writes:

    Obviously, in their zeal to serve you hot food quickly, they failed to properly centrifuge the excess grease from that potato cake.

    Sadly, this will show up as a loss during their next grease inventory. Accusations will be made and careers destroyed.

    Yes, stick with sushi. One would never experience this sort of grease tragedy in a sushi house

  2. Davecat writes:

    Ha, a grease centrifuge! Now there’s an idea! I can see it now — ‘CentriFood. Fast just got faster.’
    You’d better hurry up and patent that, before someone else starts a fast food chain around the concept. HURRY!!

  3. Laura writes:

    But Arby’s curly fries are amazing! It’s fast food, translucent bags come with the territory 🙂

  4. Euchre writes:

    As Dr. Nick told Homer about what foods to eat in order to gain weight:
    “…and remember, if you’re not sure about something, rub it against a piece of paper. If the paper turns clear, its your window to weight gain. Bye, Bye everybody!”

  5. Davecat writes:

    Laura –
    Y’know, I’ve not had a silo of curly fries in a while — I should do something about that. Perhaps today, I SHALL ACTUALISE THAT DREAM, AND MAKE IT A REALITY.

    Wasn’t that the ep where Bart rubbed a sandwich on the wall of a fast food joint, and it transparentatised*, and a bird flew into it? Good times. 🙂

    Ahh, Dr Nick, truly a consummate medical professional. Professional what, though, is the real question.

    *Contrary to what you may think, ‘transparentatised’ is a perfectly cromulent word

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