Print Story I miss Arby's Roast Beef sandwiches.

They're here, but they're not convenient, nahmean?

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You know who's a chump? Jermaine Dupri, that's who. I mean, seriously, dude. How does a dude get to be that chumpy? I hope I never find that out. I hope you never do, too.

Sometimes things aren't convenient. Man, is that ever a pain in the ass. Fortunately, there are only logistics plans to sort out, and that shit isn't that complicated, really. I mean, if you compare it to more complicated shit that you manage to figure out on a daily basis because you have to, it's really just a question of connecting dots, crossing t's, killing zombies, and pointing and clicking.

I've learned many things in the past two weeks, here are a few:

1) I am an old man now. I have a swollen foot from a week-old injury. It wasn't swollen until yesterday, after I ignored my doctor's suggestion that I "stay off of it" for a few days. Why would I listen to him? It's my ankle! Who needs those things, anyway? Good times, good times.

2) I now know that the reason I love Grandaddy so damn much is because they're basically the Electric Light Orchestra and the Alan Parsons Project's atmospheric crap with a distortion pedal, and, to be quite honest, I don't think it's possible to make a better combination of shit.

3) NFS 4 is the shit.

4) Miss Beazley is, in fact, cuter than Barney, but not by much.

And it's not even Bagel Wednesday yet! Holy fuck!

What wouldn't have been funny, had I typed it in 1996, much less 2006: "Holy fsck!" Write it down, kiddies, Live it. Learn it. Love it. It's the lay of the land, my friend. It's the lay of the LAND my friend, uh.

Maybe I'll go to Indiana weekend after next. Who knows? I could do anything! The only limit is my imagination. Wait, was that irony intentional? I don't even know anymore.

This just in: also chumps: PULP!

Mmmmm, graphical history...

OK, time to change the bandages.

By the way, it was Audrey Marie Anderson night. I hope you all did the right thing. Or the left thing. However you touch your junk. Except those of you who prefer Bob Brown. Me? I went the both-hands route. Cali-style, or, if you prefer, Cally-style. Speaking of which, man do I ever need to fix my cable-lameness situation before the end of the week! Oh, wait; I can just download that shit the next day. My bad.

Poops:

Frustratingly watery, but devoid of dark blood remnants in the stool, which is an improvement.

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I miss Arby's Roast Beef sandwiches. | 32 comments (32 topical, 0 hidden) | Trackback
Oh man by MillMan (4.00 / 1) #1 Tue Oct 03, 2006 at 08:41:45 PM EST
I totally had a jones for Arby's on Friday, so I burned the energy equivalent of 5000 man years to acquire me a large roast beef sammich. Oh hell yeah.

When I'm imprisoned as an enemy combatant, will you blog about it?

Tell me more about OH HELL YEAH by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #2 Tue Oct 03, 2006 at 08:47:32 PM EST

Was it the Arby-Q? The Beef and Cheddar? Giant Roast Beef? Did you get curly fries, or the straight ones? And, most importantly, was there Jamocha Shake?


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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no, no, yes, curly, no by MillMan (4.00 / 2) #4 Tue Oct 03, 2006 at 08:53:58 PM EST

When I'm imprisoned as an enemy combatant, will you blog about it?

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+1, Informative and Efficiently So by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #5 Tue Oct 03, 2006 at 09:05:25 PM EST

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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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Mmmmm Arby's by Improbus (4.00 / 1) #28 Wed Oct 04, 2006 at 09:17:02 AM EST
I have an Arby's on my route from work to home (a whole five miles, if that).  The restaurant is about a mile from my domicile.  Most the time I end up getting the 5 for $5.95 meal.  I love pick'n and choose'n those different items.



If you immediately know the candlelight is fire, the meal was cooked a long time ago. --- Oma Desala
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hmmm arby's by R343L (4.00 / 1) #3 Tue Oct 03, 2006 at 08:48:54 PM EST
I live just down the street from one. But then, I'm out in the boonies.

Plus, our bagel day is Monday, so neener. :)

Rachael

"There will be time, there will be time / To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet." -- Eliot

Oh, I'm in the boonies, alright by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #6 Tue Oct 03, 2006 at 09:06:55 PM EST

But I'd still have to go to other boonies to get Arby's goodness. It's barbarism, plain and simple.

Mondays, for me, are donut days at Donut Wheel. Mmmm, donuts! Like bagels, with sugar! And grease!


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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I used to live 6 blocks from one by mmangino (4.00 / 1) #29 Wed Oct 04, 2006 at 11:19:55 AM EST
We ate there twice a month for the last year. Then the health department shut it down.   I don't know how that makes me feel.

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There's an Arby's at El Camino and Bernardo. by Ignore Amos (4.00 / 1) #7 Tue Oct 03, 2006 at 09:47:13 PM EST
It's really not that far away.

Not far away in a car, no by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #15 Wed Oct 04, 2006 at 05:28:34 AM EST

But pretty far away on foot.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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Missing poll option by Breaker (4.00 / 1) #8 Tue Oct 03, 2006 at 11:38:21 PM EST
Rammstein.

There used to be an Arbys over here in Londinium, many many years ago.  Just past Piccadily circus, in case you were wondering.  The cheese sauce on curly fries with a large slab of roast beef stemmich, oh yeah.


Is Rammstein really a rock band? by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #16 Wed Oct 04, 2006 at 05:30:02 AM EST

I had thrown them into the "disco" category, next to Ministry...

Good to hear, though, that we used to export one of our finer eating establishments, overseas. Imperialism at it's best!


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I'd class them as rock by Breaker (4.00 / 1) #22 Wed Oct 04, 2006 at 05:45:26 AM EST
Industrial rock though.

Shame that Arbys went out of business though; clearly the cheese sauce was judged inferior chip topping by comparison to gravy or curry sauce.


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The Scorps, man, by blixco (4.00 / 2) #9 Wed Oct 04, 2006 at 03:11:52 AM EST
the fuckin' Scorps.  Dude.  1984, backseat of a 1982 Camaro going 110 miles an hour down a dirt road and the Scorpians playing as the wind whipped dust through a carload of ragged mullets?!?

Goddamn.  I hated that fucking band.
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I, also, was never much of a Scorpions fan by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #18 Wed Oct 04, 2006 at 05:32:08 AM EST

I put them on the list as a joke, as I found it hilarious to see "Scorpions" in the same list as CAN, faust, and Neu!.

They never rocked me like a hurricane!


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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arby's used to be my favorite by alprazolam (4.00 / 1) #10 Wed Oct 04, 2006 at 03:25:12 AM EST
got sick there twice though, don't go anymore.

Don't hate the player, hate the game! by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #17 Wed Oct 04, 2006 at 05:31:08 AM EST

Or the dude whose job it is to make sure the food is safe. It sounds like that's the dude who gets the blame here.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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that's how I feel about white castle. by garlic (4.00 / 2) #11 Wed Oct 04, 2006 at 03:40:40 AM EST
I live in fucking chicago, home of the water tower they modeled the thing after, and I have to drive 45 minutes to find myself a white castle. That's just not right.


Boo hoo, I would have to drive 6+ hours by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #12 Wed Oct 04, 2006 at 03:53:31 AM EST
to get to a White Castle.


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Awwww, hear that tiny violin? by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #20 Wed Oct 04, 2006 at 05:34:31 AM EST

That's a violin playing "Etude in 'I'd have to drive three days to Saint Louis'", in D minor.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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You could get to In and Out in 6+ hours by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #21 Wed Oct 04, 2006 at 05:38:16 AM EST
it would take me 12+ hours, and $$$$ for an In and Out.


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I could get to In and Out in, like, 20 minutes by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #24 Wed Oct 04, 2006 at 06:43:45 AM EST

At least on bike. On foot, maybe 40 minutes. I'm getting a little In and Out Burnt Out, though, since we've been stopping there for lunch sometimes up to three times a week. With vegetarians.

Animal-style grilled cheese is pretty popular!


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3.5 for me by barooo (4.00 / 1) #27 Wed Oct 04, 2006 at 09:11:11 AM EST

They pulled out of Kansas City, so I'd have to go to st. louis to get my fix.  Plus, since white castle farts smell almost exactly like white castles, the management has banned me from eating them unless I have 24 hours for it to clear out of my system first.  Which is a cryin' shame, man.  Oh, man what I wouldn't do for a sack of 10 cheeseburgers and an order of chicken rings.


man, i need a beefy taco now.
-gzt
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That is pretty messed up by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #19 Wed Oct 04, 2006 at 05:32:40 AM EST

There should really be a law...


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I know there's one by sasquatchan (4.00 / 1) #13 Wed Oct 04, 2006 at 05:10:43 AM EST
in palo-alto or menlo-park, a few blocks down the "other" main drag. (Main drag being where the restoration hardware store is, probably named 'main' street, but I mean the other main drag, El Camino Real)

Menlo Park: pretty far away by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #14 Wed Oct 04, 2006 at 05:27:53 AM EST

At least far enough that after a 12 hour day, there's a zero percent chance I'm going to take the 55 bus to Sunnyvale, then Caltrain to Menlo Park, and back. It's uncivilized, man!


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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Fsck Arby's by MartiniPhilosopher (4.00 / 1) #23 Wed Oct 04, 2006 at 06:17:40 AM EST
I want Rax to come back.

Whenever I hear one of those aforementioned douche bags pontificate about how dangerous [...] videogames are I get a little stabby. --Wil Wheaton.

Oh man, I forgot about that place by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #25 Wed Oct 04, 2006 at 06:50:13 AM EST

And their awesome barbeque sandwiches. It also arouses me, sexually, to think of a Rax and a Long John Silvers colocated in the same store.

Yes, I'd like 2 barbeque roast beef sandwiches, and a large side of fry-droppings. Also, a chocolate shake. Thank you!

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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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WIPO: Amon Düül II by Christopher Robin was Murdered (4.00 / 1) #26 Wed Oct 04, 2006 at 07:13:15 AM EST
Even if the only song they ever made was "Archangels Thunderbird," they'd still get my vote.

Man, I totally forgot about them! by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #30 Wed Oct 04, 2006 at 08:43:59 PM EST

I mean, they weren't even in my Krautrock playlist! They were outside in the general library, having not been listened to since I encoded them some 6 years ago, or some shit!

I miss the days of obsessive collection of live versions of ADII/AD stuff...


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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WIPO greatest kraut band ever . . . by slozo (4.00 / 1) #31 Thu Oct 05, 2006 at 04:58:54 PM EST
. . . DUH! You forgot Das Bietels . . .

Tough choice by nebbish (4.00 / 1) #32 Fri Oct 06, 2006 at 01:19:21 AM EST
Has to be Neu! for me though, Can are just that little bit too hippy. Plus the drummer in Neu! was called Klaus Dinger.

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