12 December 2013

From the Wayback Machine

Joe Gromelski
Stars and Stripes
Frankfurt, West Germany
1955

Walter Kolb, right, Lord Mayor of Frankfurt, accepts the gift of a 52-foot-long frankfurter from Lloyd M. Wilson, left, the local manager for Pan American Airways, and Mrs. Bruni Hoffman, a Pan Am ticket agent. "The world's largest hot dog," as it was billed, was a gift to the city from German-American groups in Chicago to mark the start of a direct Pan Am flight between the cities.

It's Burger Time!

After the wife did her monthly Wal-Mart run, we stopped by Burger King to check out their new Big King at their National City location.

Essentially, it's a Big Mac clone (OK, everybody sing along: "Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles on a toasted sesame seed bun...").

Their description: Our new BIG KING Sandwich features two savory fire-grilled beef patties, topped with, melted American cheese, fresh cut iceberg lettuce, crisp onions, crunchy pickles, and featuring a sweet thousand island style dressing, all on a warm, toasted, sesame seed bun.

Mine had no lettuce, was mainly flavorless (couldn't taste the sauce or the "savory, fire grilled beef") and I tossed most of it after several bites.

Like the Big Mac, there wasn't a lot of sauce to taste, anyway...

While I was at it, I also checked out their new crinkle cut fries (SATISFRIES).

Their description: BIG TASTE, LESS FAT, a new great tasting crinkle-cut french fries with 40% less fat and 30% fewer calories. Satisfries are cut from real, whole potatoes and fried to tasty perfection – so they’re always crispy on the outside, and hot and fluffy on the inside. You heard it here, incredible things are happening to French Fries.

My order was not cooked quite enough, despite standing around, waiting for it and the fries were also flavorless, so I tossed them too...

The Weekly Wiener

11 September 2013

TUBESTEAK THEATER

1) "Sweet November"

Starring Keanu Reeves, Greg Germann (Fish on "Allie McBeal") & Charlize Theron

An ad agency competes for Dr. Diggity Dogs's account

Relevant quotes:

"We're 24 hours away from either fast food fame or oblivion"

"It's a HOT dog"

See a clip here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gV24chq7WMY

2) While we're in the neighborhood (You Tube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twe880F_x5c

09 September 2013

04 September 2013

Rest In Peace - T-Bone the Merciless - 2003 - 2013

A real dog's dog
We lost a damn good friend yesterday. T-Bone had advanced stage cancer and had to be put to sleep. He was a rescue dog and had a pretty hard life before he came to live with us. He survived being mauled by coyotes, a bout with kidney stones and various other health problems. He was a good boy and a great dog and will be sorely missed. Good bye, old friend...