Re: I'm gonna open up a can of…sandwich!

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Not cricket, old chap.


Posted by: John Montagu | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 1:44 PM
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I would argue sushi falls into the sandwich category, as do burritos.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 1:44 PM
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Also, what are you going to up it to?


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 1:46 PM
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Also planned: French toast in a can!


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 1:46 PM
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3:Oh, whoops! Watch as I magically fix that mistake.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 1:47 PM
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At work, we recently got one of those vending machines with the slidey doors that has sandwiches and hotdogs and stuff in it. I ate a pork chop sandwich out of it last week. Bland and a little mushy from the microwaving, but surprisingly edible.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 1:47 PM
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one of those vending machines with the slidey doors

The one at my work goes by the name The Wheel of Death but hasn't, to my knowledge, killed anyone yet. At least not in the short term.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 1:48 PM
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Don't you think Canwich would be a better name than Candwich? The "d" seems all wrong.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 1:49 PM
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8: I thought so enough to mistype it that way in my [] edit. (Now fixed.)


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 1:50 PM
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And now I'm off to swim do some stuff, so I hope I didn't make any more stupid mistakes.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 1:54 PM
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I saw "Candwich" this morning and assumed it was some kind of sandwich-shaped candy, which made BBQ Chicken sound nauseating. I was relieved to see it's a sandwich in a can.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 1:57 PM
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The Germans were selling cheeseburgers in cans two years ago.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 2:00 PM
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12: Speaking of racism:

A lot of people have been asking me how they can buy a Cheeseburger in a can here in the USA. I dropped an email to the company (they are manufactured in Germany - I think) and was told they do not sell to the US. What? A German acting in a prejudice way!?

I demand those Krauts give me my cheeseburger in a can!


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 2:09 PM
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Ironically, you can get kraut in a can at nearly any grocery store in the U.S.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 2:20 PM
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Steak and kidney pie in a can has long been a staple of frugal gourmets in the UK.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 2:27 PM
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Gourmand, not gourmet.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 2:27 PM
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When I was in the U.K., I stopped eating steak and kidney pie. I wasn't bothered that I was eating kidney. I was bothered that I was eating "steak" which I could not tell from kidney.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 2:30 PM
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It has been longer than a decade since I last knowingly ate anything that came from a can.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 2:34 PM
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The Candwich better have an easy-open pull top like sardines, or you'll need tools to get to the food, which seems to go against the whole sandwich aesthetic.


Posted by: DonBoy | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 2:35 PM
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I last knowingly ate anything that came from a can

Tomato paste? Tuna fish? Beans?


Posted by: Tasseled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 2:36 PM
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The Candwich better have an easy-open pull top like sardines

I was envisioning something more like a smoothie, with an opening like on a can of pop/soda.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 2:38 PM
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18, 20: Chocolate-covered pretzels? Charles Chips?


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 2:39 PM
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19,21: The picture shows that it has some form of easy-open top (a little hard to see).


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 2:42 PM
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something more like a smoothie

I envisioned more of a wrap concept. Enjoy your puree of ham & swiss on rye, Stanley.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 2:43 PM
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"Bros canwiching Bros"


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 2:44 PM
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I still can't get my head around the idea of chocolate covered pretzels. Then again, I find chocolate and peanut butter a hard enough combination to fathom. In some ways my tastes are very American (I love Marshmallow Fluff, for instance), but in others it's just an alien country to me.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 2:47 PM
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From the picture it shows three of the worst choices for this product that I can imagine. I hate when the jelly gets too soaked up in the bread of my PBJ. That is why I generally prefer my PBJ on toast. Plus then the PB gets warm and melty. Any kind of moisture in the sandwich, be it mayo, jelly, salad dressing or whatever would, over time, soak the bread to a disgusting mess. Back to the drawing board!


Posted by: Tasseled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 2:48 PM
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I have long desired even soggier pre-made sandwiches than can be bought from Pret A Manger or the refrigerator case of that one 7/11 just outside Boise. Thanks, Candwich!


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 2:50 PM
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Pwnd, drat.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 2:50 PM
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Any kind of moisture in the sandwich, be it mayo, jelly

I first read this as "jello." Jell-O sandwich smoothie in a can -- now there's your concept. (With or without the fruit cocktail added, of course.)


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 2:51 PM
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I hate when the jelly gets too soaked up in the bread of my PBJ.

Why do you hate America and its sandwiches? You put peanut butter on both pieces of bread as a sealant to keep the jelly from ruining the bread.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 2:51 PM
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27,28: C'mon, look at the pictures. They don't look one bit soggy.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 2:52 PM
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You put peanut butter on both pieces of bread

Listen, George Washington Carver, some of us are on a budget. Sell your profligate peanut butter ways to a more extravagant clientele.


Posted by: Tasseled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 2:54 PM
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33: Russia is sending smoking hot redheaded spies. Whichever country sent you can't even spring for sandwich awareness training and peanut butter? Comrade Leech, if that is your real name, you may as well go to the FBI now.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 2:57 PM
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Russia is sending smoking hot redheaded spies

All that talk about who should play Anna Chapman in the sure to be made movie is crap. The look alike is Amanda Bynes


Posted by: Tasseled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 3:03 PM
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Will no one say it? The idea of a sandwich in a can is pretty disgusting, given what shape the sandwich would be in after the canning process.

m, god forbid you wait a year before you eat it.


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 3:04 PM
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As for PB&J, I prefer it when the jelly soaks through the bread. I'm willinig to accept that this is an outlier (brilliant, genius, super-whiz-bang awesome) position.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 3:10 PM
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Isn't there some kind of bread-in-a-can thing they eat in Boston?

Also 6 made me think of the Automat. I got to go to Horn & Hardart when I was 10 or something and had no idea I was experiencing the end of something I'd later find terribly-inducing-of-nostalgia-for-a-time-and-place-I-never-experienced.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 3:12 PM
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37: Acceptable preference. Not understanding that peanut butter is the varnish of sandwiches is the mark of the spy. Like not knowing who won the 1938 World Series was during the Battle of the Bulge.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 3:14 PM
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39: Like not knowing who won the 1938 World Series was during the Battle of the Bulge.

Yet another reason why having women or gays in the military doesn't work.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 3:19 PM
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Battle of the Bulge women or gays in the military doesn't work

Your slip is showing, Dr. Freud.


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 3:25 PM
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Oh good. I am not making this up.. Please to ignore the brand name for, as I have just explained in another thread, that kind of humor makes Smearcase turn scarlet.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 3:25 PM
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(Has anyone seen an html tag?)


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 3:26 PM
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Related.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 4:12 PM
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42: Isn't there some kind of bread-in-a-can thing they eat in Boston? Oh good. I am not making this up...

It looks like bread on the can label. But I bet it is still gross.

m, yes, let's not get into the brand name - i don't want to know


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 4:12 PM
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42: Isn't there some kind of bread-in-a-can thing they eat in Boston?

Something like this?


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 4:27 PM
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That B&M bread is made about a half mile from my house. Its a pretty good quickbread, if you like molasses.


Posted by: Light Rail Tycoon | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 4:44 PM
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Yeah, I wouldn't call the canned bread "gross" exactly, it's not exactly to my taste, and I'd say it helps to think of it less as "bread" than as some kind of unorthodox pastry product. (The consistency is more cupcakey, IMHO).


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 4:54 PM
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44: Related.

Afterward, when she re-established her connection to verbal communication, she summed it up for all of us: "Overall, I think this wasn't about the cheeseburger itself, it was about the experience of eating a cheeseburger in a can. It's something I would never want to relive, but that won't stop me from telling every single person I know about it."

Blech, I say. Blech to bread products plus other foods in cans.

m, yep, disgusting


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 5:02 PM
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Blech to bread products plus other foods in cans.

They should be served out of fish tanks the way God intended.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 5:21 PM
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Yeah! With escagot on top.

m, wonder bread


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 5:27 PM
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The idea of a sandwich in a can is pretty disgusting

You can say that again.

Depends how you market it, though. People buy MREs and NASA ice cream, so there's definitely a group who will buy unpalatable objects if you frame it as conferring membership-by-assocation in an elite group.

38: Public service announcement: Horn & Hardart's sold their brand name to a lousy company with mediocre food and not-good service. Whether you are old enough to remember the original or not, don't go.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 6:08 PM
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People buy MREs

There is a special place in Hell for whoever thought "Ham and Chicken Loaf" was a good idea for an entree


Posted by: Tasseled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 6:33 PM
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52: I was all set to buy an MRE at Sunny's Surplus just out of curiosity, but the damn thing was something like $30. Checking the web just now I see I can get a case of 24 for only $67, so maybe I should buy the full case so I can try one out and keep the other 23 as a hedge against whichever apocalypse is trendy right now.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 6:48 PM
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as a hedge against whichever apocalypse is trendy right now

2012 and the end of the Mayan calendar. I don't think it is one of those apocolypses where having snacks set aside helps.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 7:11 PM
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apocolypses

The correct plural form is "apocolypodes".


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 7:14 PM
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If apocolypodes happen, you need snacks, an inflatable raft, and a handgun.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 7:18 PM
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If apocolypodes happen, you need snacks, an inflatable raft, and a handgun.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 7:28 PM
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I know. I've been watching Craigslist, but I haven't seen a good raft yet.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 7:30 PM
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These look pretty good.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 7:35 PM
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44, meet 12.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 7:35 PM
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We used to eat the canned brown bread when camping. I remember LOVING it as a kid. But, that was also my period when I lusted for anything processed-food, as such things were frowned upon in our household. (I remember the day when my mom finally broke down in the face of my begging and bought a loaf of Wonder Bread. And then I had to pretend I liked it, after the years of whining to get it. My mom was sweet about it and never mentioned it again.)


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 7:35 PM
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60: I'm looking for more of an inflatable kayak than a straight raft. Also, I want to pay less than $250.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 7:42 PM
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Which is why I'm looking on Craigslist.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 7:45 PM
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And then I had to pretend I liked it
I remember doing this after finally convincing my mom to make me a ketchup sandwich.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 7:48 PM
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This one looks fun, Floaty Moby.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 7:49 PM
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a ketchup sandwich

Did it have potato chips? My brother used to eat sandwiches of ketchup and ridged (had to be ridged, he insisted) potato chips.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 7:50 PM
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I was a purist.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 7:52 PM
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Stanely: Lebron is going to Miami. Since you asked yesterday.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 7:58 PM
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Pretend I spelled your name right. Sorry.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 8:01 PM
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I loved mustard sandwiches when I was a kid.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 8:09 PM
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69: I saw that. Interesting.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 8:39 PM
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Lebron playing Pippen to Wade's Jordan...


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 8:41 PM
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I really have no idea. I haven't watched an NBA game since Jordan.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 8:43 PM
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74: They release live bears now. You should tune in.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 8:50 PM
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They release live bears now

IYKWIM


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 8:52 PM
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Miami? I don't know why, but I just can't be a fan of that team. And I was a fan of both Shaq and Wade. Maybe it's the ugly uniforms.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 9:07 PM
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Here is an open letter to Cavs fans, in Comic Sans.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 10:48 PM
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78: Yeah, I just saw that. Don't write a check your typeface can't cash, duder.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 10:57 PM
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(And other mixed metaphors!)


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 11:00 PM
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I remember doing this after finally convincing my mom to make me a ketchup sandwich.

I always begged my mom for a raw pizza. I like bread dough, raw veggies, and the pepperoni isn't really raw.

Eventually I made myself one as an adult. It wasn't bad exactly, but I don't need to do it again.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 11:10 PM
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I've been waiting for a London thread to hijack to suggest another Bay Area meetup, but since none is here yet, I'll try this thread. Any interest in another meetup?

I'll be here until the end of July (or so), but the last two weekends of July are a bit iffy for me, so I probably should have suggested this earlier. And since the last one happened, I can't even talk about how Bay Area meetups never happen anymore.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 07- 9-10 12:46 AM
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My brother used to eat sandwiches of ketchup and ridged (had to be ridged, he insisted) potato chips.

This is a chip butty, the signature dish of working class Brits over 50. Nowt wrong wi' it.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 07- 9-10 1:18 AM
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Indeed. The chip-shops that served my high school did a roaring trade in 'roll and chips' [Scottish morning roll with chips], or 'roll an' fritter' [ditto with potato fritters* rather than chips].

Chip butties are great.

* a bit like a bigger hash brown with a smoother texture, for our esteemed American correspondents.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 07- 9-10 1:24 AM
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I hope you'll buy LB one tonight then. She needs the full tourist experience.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 07- 9-10 3:12 AM
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Does it come in a tin?


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 07- 9-10 3:46 AM
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83-85: This is a chip butty

Most likely not quite--an instance where the language is leading us a bit astray. Stanley is almost surely referring to what Americans would call potato chips, (and the ridged ones as in "Rrruffles have ridges") so his brother's construction was a more eccentric and perverse one than a french fry sandwich (chip butty).


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07- 9-10 3:55 AM
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Usually it comes in a greasy brown paper bag, but this isn't mandatory.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 07- 9-10 3:56 AM
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87. Oh, right. We have those here too, but usually for small kids whose chops aren't up to the real thing.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 07- 9-10 3:58 AM
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This reminds me of the worst thing I have ever eaten, a "bacon and egg sandwich" supplied to me by First Great Western's buffet car somewhere between Reading and Newbury in May, 2005. It came as a damp thing in a sealed plastic bag and they microwaved it, and the stink when I opened the bag was so dire that people moved to the next carriage.

(Now, on the old GNER route up the East Coast, they actually did serve bacon sandwiches that they actually made as you would a bacon sandwich. 140mph of outstanding sandwich.)


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 07- 9-10 4:07 AM
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In Japan, canned bread was part of my earthquake kit.

82: I won't be back in the Area until late August, unfortunately.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 07- 9-10 5:58 AM
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91.1: How many cans do you need to cause an earthquake?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 9-10 7:21 AM
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92: The earth moved when I finished using mine, but I don't think that was an earthquake.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 07- 9-10 7:25 AM
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91: That doesn't look bad.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 07- 9-10 7:30 AM
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No, 91 doesn't actually look bad. Still, if it isn't a crucial component for my earthquake machine, I'll pass.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 9-10 7:33 AM
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Mine was a lot more generic than the link. I never tried it, though.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 07- 9-10 7:35 AM
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That's smart. You're just paying for the celebrity endorser if you buy the brand name.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 9-10 7:49 AM
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The difference between canned bread and canned sandwiches though is that the bread may be fine if you don't mind a soft crust, but the sandwiches will start out, by definition, having the bread in contact with stuff that will make it sad and soggy (butter, jam, etc.), and it'll get sadder and soggier until somebody takes pity on it and opens the can.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 07- 9-10 7:55 AM
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31 to 98.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 9-10 8:01 AM
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On the subject of dodgy food, this is depressing.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 07- 9-10 8:05 AM
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91: That doesn't look bad.

But I'm not sure I agree with their serving suggestion: On top of corn chowder, and panties, add canned bread.

(OK, the rest of the sentence is to the list of unusual vending machine ammunition, but at first quick glance I missed that part.)


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07- 9-10 8:18 AM
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On the topic of Bay Area meet ups, may I suggest the weekend of the 17th-18th? Because that's the only time I'd probably be able to make it. Also, is there some sort of bat signal that needs to be sent out, to make this thread visible to all who live in the Bay?


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 07- 9-10 11:06 AM
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I'll be around that weekend.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 07- 9-10 12:55 PM
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I already said I'll be in Idaho that weekend! Why does it merit further discussion?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07- 9-10 1:07 PM
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The 17th or 18th could work for me. I'm trying to work things out so I move out in the first week of August, so it's possible that the 31st or 1st could work, but I don't know yet. I'm leaving on the 30th if I can't move out later.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 07- 9-10 6:49 PM
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