April 21, 2007

Bringing the community together for sandwiches.

"I don't know. I'm not that popular. So I don't know if this will work." But it does. Look at all the video responses, just everyone coming together for sandwiches.


Christy said...

Interesting concept, boring execution. If there was a gem after the 5 I looked at, it couldn't be worth wading through the drek to get there.

Ann Althouse said...

I think boringness is the charm of it.

reader_iam said...

OK, I'm a freak. I LOVED this. First time I was ever, ever tempted to make a video and post it on YouTube.

I've officially jumped the shark into full-blown internet addiction.

reader_iam said...

And may I take this opportunity to express one of my more petty peeves?

I hate it when people use the same damn knife to dig stuff out of different jars.

When I open a jar of jam, for example, I do NOT want to find streaks of butter in it. When I open a jar of Vegemite, I do NOT want to find glistening smears of jam in it.

(No damn fluffernutter in the PB, either, or mustard in the relish, while I'm at it.)

I may be a slob of the first order, but there are certain lines over which I will not step, and you shouldn't either.

(I feel much better now. Thanks.)

Ann Althouse said...

reader: You need to put those peeves in your video to spice it up.

BTW, did you see the one where the guy uses his hand to scoop the peanut butter out of the jar and onto the bread?

"No damn fluffernutter in the PB..."

Don't you mean no damn Fluff? If it's already -ernutter, somebody must have used the PB knife in the Fluff.

reader_iam said...

LOL. Yep, I meant Fluff. Just got carried away in my petty rant. You can tell how strongly I feel about the issue! We are definitely SPOON out the substance, SPREAD it with the knife sorts of people around here. (Well, except that I think my husband cheats behind my back; I sometimes come across the evidence. If he doesn't knock it off, I'll stick some anchovy paste in his hummus--he's a strict vegetarian--and see how he likes it.)

Kirk Parker said...

reader_iam, why bother opening the jar of Vegemite? It's just as easy to toss it in the trash with the lid still on! (Umm, in those jurisdictions that allow you to do so, rather than handing it in at the toxic waste facility along with your old paint thinner, nicad batteries, etc.)

There! That's one of my peeves--did it spice things up here? :-)

reader_iam said...

We eat our dead batteries (waste not, want not) with a generous smear of Vegemite, washed down with a nice glass of chilled paint thinner.

Ya wimps!

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hdhouse said...

I thought she was pretty good and didn't go past that. Instead I ran to the kitchen to make my new fav open-faced...

slice of pita bread
schmear crunchy style peanut butter,
top with chick peas and black beans (canned variety - rinsed of course...) just stick 'em in the pb.

very small amount of italian dressing on top.... cut in little squares.

stop laughing. it is magnificent.

Chip Ahoy said...

That does it! I'm going to post videos on how to make sandwiches starting with how to bake bread starting with how to collect sourdough culture.

"I am a fatty," with the "fatty" in finger quotes, I'm pretty sure she meant "foodie." "Soy una gorda," con al "gordo" en imprenta comillas usande sus dedos, estoy seguro ella se entienda "uno comida."

It's a great idea for videos, I've seen fine ones with excellent and appreciative comments, but a terrible call for community on YouTube. Unless you want to call out the comedians into service. She might have said just as well, "Post a loopy video, subject: sandwiches" If razOrsex sought ideas for sandwiches, what she got were loons acting silly and really bad sandwich demonstrations.

But even the serious ones reveal a great need for sandwich-making education. Juan Enruque's manages a decent submission in spite of his goofy delivery, but then ruins it by warming it for 2 minutes in the microwave. Comments are admiring.

Peanut butter and jelly on raisin bread. WTG

Scrambled egg in pita pocket with sweet mustard. BFD

The last ten sandwiches I made, each different because I can't seem to make the exact thing twice, were better than anything I saw in response to the suggestion there from, razOrsex (?). No brag, just fact. The irony is how often such hapless cooks operate in splendid expensive kitchens, as if the kitchens were designed by someone else for someone else entirely . On the positive side, I didn't notice any plain white Wonder® bread.

Once in a rush my mom made a sandwich of white bread spread with butter and mayonnaise and with Velvita® cheese cut with a wire cutter into careless wedges so that when I bit into it the cheese squeezed out, lubed up by the butter and mayonnaise, and I concluded on the spot that my mother didn't love me

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