July 5, 2006

All Yolk Caveat.

Watch out for the eggs?

All You Can Eat

At the Yummy Buffet.

36 comments:

SteveR said...

Just don't take food and not eat it. There's precedent.

Buddy Larsen said...

All Yolk Caveat:
Do the opposite of whatever the "just-eat-the-whites" lobby says.

Buddy Larsen said...

Al Bumen, dad in the tv show "Married, with Cholesterol".

Tibore said...

Okay... I had to stare at that for 5 minutes before I got it. Problem was, my brain was registering it as "ALL YOU CA NEAT" (All you Californians are neat?)

Chris O'Brien said...

All you can eat? That's my favorite amount!

Chris O'Brien said...

Oh and I just remembered a joke.

A drunk walks by a bar that has a sign in the window thats says "Ask Us About Our Special!" and he staggers in and up to the bartender.

Drunk: "So what's the sepcial tonight?"

Bartender "Its all you can drink for $5"

Drunk "How much do I get for $10?"

Kev said...

My college dorm cafeteria needed a sign like that; the powdered eggs were rather inedible most of the time.

They *did* have a funny sign on Sundays, when they served a decent little filet mignon for the Big Afternoon Meal: "NO STEAK ON SECONDS."

Maxine Weiss said...

The politically correct term is: All you "care to" eat.

Nobody says "can" ....if that were the case, people'd eat them under the table.

By using "care to"....they encourage patrons to use discretion.

Peace, Maxine

Dave said...

I have no clue what the point of this post is.

Johnny Nucleo said...

That sign stinks! Other than hobos and students, to whom would that appeal?

It looks like the place is going under and someone had a crazy idea. I feel bad, but I sort of don't. Running a business is a big deal. If you're not ready - and whoever okayed that sign, or hired the guy who okayed that sign, is not ready, or maybe they thought they were ready but weren't, and this is the end of a terrible ordeal - don't put yourself through that.

Eli Blake said...

Uh, you could make a profit selling buffet food for $5. Start with long cooking white rice (five pound bag, if you find it on sale you can get it for very cheap prices, even as low as 35 cents a pound.) Then buy sprouts and things, and some chicken and pork in bulk and cook chinese. You could also seperate out some of your rice and fry it with minimal amounts of sprouts and vegetables, and perhaps some chicken. If you are doing the cooking yourself (keep in mind that it is legal to pay waiters as low as $2.13 an hour) you could probably make it work.

But you are right, I'm not sure I'd want to gamble that is what they are doing. At the very least, you might want to call the food inspector and see if they've had any recent violations.

The Mechanical Eye said...

I hope they have potato.

DU

Danny said...

Yummy Buffet is a (somewhat disgusting) Madison staple that will likely outlast most of the buildings on campus. While the $5 buffet ($6 with drink) is a steal, I've found the to-go option provides the most bang for the buck (bang=MSG) at $3.50/lb.

Wickedpinto said...

as long as it's from a can, you can eat it, the real food costs extra.

Tyler Simons said...

Dave: Yolk!

Dave said...

Well it took me a good 14 hours between when this was posted and now to understand this.

I have too literal a mind for this type of humor.

WV: hrdfkwa: hard f****** word association

Ann Althouse said...

Dave: It amuses me to think that someone finds this the most challenging post of the day.

Buddy Larsen said...

Funniest word association of the day, tho, Dave--

Buddy Larsen said...

Surrealist comic Steven Tyler (sp?) has a story where he goes into a cafe with a sign saying "Breakfast Anytime" and asks for an "omlette during the French Revolution".

Jennifer said...

LOL Did I get your word association joke, Buddy, or do I just have a dirty mind?

Buddy Larsen said...

that was dave's, drat, but I can probly safely guess yes on the second part--
\;-D

Art said...

I've stared at this for a couple of days. Is it that the zeros in the price look like eggs?
They look like eggs on my computer keyboard, too.
But that's not funny.

Buddy Larsen said...

I hope no hens are reading this--all that effort and it's still not Art.

Groan--no, horrible jokes aside, it's in the run-together lettering of the sign, it looks like it says "all yolk caveat". Sorta. Enuff for the easily-entertained and laff-hungry, anyhoo.

xanthrope said...

I believe Buddy is referring to Steven Wright And french toast during the renaissance respectively. I wonder if he tried variations on the menu item and time period prior to settling on the classic french toast/renaissance version.
I understand in Paris they just call it toast.

Jennifer said...

Actually, they call it pain perdu. Lost bread.

Art said...

Oh.
Someone put a great deal of money and effort into coming to the United States (yeh, I'm assuming a Chinese restaurant is run by Chinese immigrants. So sue me.)
so they can risk what money they have left working long hours in the hopes of finding success in the old country.
Some guy is in there busting his buns and he gets made fun of by folks whose Chinese penmanship is a lot worse than his in English....and he gets made fun of by a University faculty member who gets paid way more than he makes ....paid with his tax dollars, by the way.

Does anyone here want to ponder how elitist this sounds?

Probably not.

Art said...

Correction to above post:
The line should have read:
"find success he couldn't find in the old country."

Buddy Larsen said...

Jeez, I worked the Aerosmith in by accident. Renaissance and French toast do for a fact work better. Art, you're kidding right? Reversing the joke?

Jennifer said...

Yes, Buddy, I'm not really seeing where Ann made fun of anybody either.

Art said...

One person used the situation to deliver a slight.

Johnny Nucleo wrote:
"That sign stinks! Other than hobos and students, to whom would that appeal?"

You are correct that I don't have a pipeline to Ann Althouse's brain. Maybe it's just something that popped into her head when she saw it. (being a law professor she thinks in Latin some of the time)

But, yeh, it sort of made me feel sorry for the guy running the restaurant. I should probably eat there some time to salve my conscience.

Jennifer said...

I don't have a pipeline to Ann's brain either, but she has an artist's eye and tends to comment on a lot of things that she sees just slightly differently than intended. I assume this post fell along those lines.

Buddy Larsen said...

Art, dine there, and Ann has helped the guy who wrote the sign.

Anyway, goofing on the sign is slapstick, the Marx Brothers would laff at it, but not Margaret Dumont.

Buddy Larsen said...

That's not to call you a Margaret Dumont, Art--only to refer to the "elitist" word, in that Margaret Dumont's career was to embody it.

Buddy Larsen said...

Anyway, it's all in how you look at it. Like the snail that got mugged by the turtle. He told the cops, "Well, it all happened so fast...."

Ann Althouse said...

fWow. A lotta comments.

It's just a hand-lettered sign that amused me. Like the potato one.

mikeyes said...

Johnny Nucleo says: That sign stinks! Other than hobos and students, to whom would that appeal?

Obviously you are not from Wisconsin, or if so, Madison ;=}

Because of the insanely high number of pathologically obese people in this state, a sign like that will appeal to a large (pun intended) number. When I first read it, I did not see what Ann saw, just the usual "All you can eat" that graces numerous restaurants in WI. If your daily intake is 6000+ Kcal a day, it is the only way you can afford to eat.