How did the Kentucky Fried Chicken Double Down escape mention in this strip?
Hurray for the "Missy full-on-attitude shoulder tilt" POV in the second panel!!My favorite!BTW, the first panel made me laugh out loud!
Is a burrito a sandwich?
"Soup Sandwich" would make an excellent band name.
No, no, no. The eater must be able to easily be able to pick it up and eat it. Chowder in a bread bowl doesn't count, because the eater needs a spoon.
Thank you! I spent all day yesterday arguing with my friends about whether or not a taco was a form of sandwich. I knew I was right.
Does this mean a pizza should also meet the (flawed) definition of an 'open-faced sandwich' when in an unfolded state, hence all open faced sandwiches could be marketed as pizzas?
You're really bothered by the open faced sandwich.
I heartily agree with the author's claim that "open-faced sandwich" is an oxymoron. Someone whose laziness is not quite so well developed as mine should start an advocacy group devoted to spreading this sacred truth.
I've had this very same Socratic discussion many times. Given that the Fourth Earl of Sandwich supposedly needed his eponymous delicacy to have two bready ends in order to keep his hands clean for his deck of cards, it seems ipso facto necessary to have that as a fundamental culinary jumping-off point (to stay true to its roots, a sandwich would also therefore be non-vegetarian, which is just an added bonus).
Just because something has to have a bready covering on at least two sides, doesn't prove that anything with bready covering on at least two sides is a sandwich.
Hahaha, the world's most efficient lunch! Great line!
A definite welcome return to a contentious topic. I even asked Capt Pike and he agreed that it was funny.
An "open face sandwich" is different from a normal "sandwich", so surely can't come under the same definition? :)
Soup sandwich!!! Classic
OMG, I LOVE panel 1!!!
Panel 2 = my wife "I don't care enough to argue"
I will not comment on panel 3 due to my 5th amendment right.
I usually email a link of this strip to my wife. This time, I don't think so.
every panel was AWESOME! I haven't giggled this much in, oh, I dunno, at least a few days :-D
But...but...chowder in a bread bowl fails the definition in the second panel: "...the eater must be able to easily pick it up."
A slice of pizza, even folded, is not a sandwich. But two slices of piece held face-to-face, is.
Since the sandwich was invented so the Earl of Sandwich could eat while playing cards, I would think that any food that could be eaten one-handed would qualify.
Nope. Sorry.Pizza is NOT a sandwich even if you fold it. The food item must be CREATED with bread on at least two sides to be a sandwich, so stromboli and calzones are sandwiches but pizza is not.
Otherwise, a bready meat pile would be a sandwich if you folded it, and it isn't. And never will be.
You got me with the first panel. And the 2nd, and the 3rd, and the 4th.By the way I love the perspective in #2. A cartoonist who can actually draw seems to be a rarity on the web.
So...what if you fold the open-faced sandwich? Just because the restaurant chooses the wrong definition of sandwich, doesn't mean their food can't be adapted. Just like pizza.
So, if Pizza and a Taco are sandwiches because of the fold.......
Wouldn't an open faced sandwich be a sandwich if it were folded as well? I say that if a fold is required, it is NOT a sandwich.
"What if I voice my feelings of superiority?"
"I'll voice my feelings of superiority"
That's how my wife wins arguements as well.
And you're right about open-topped sandwiches - They are not sandwiches. Scrambled egg on toast is not known as a open-topped toasted egg sandwich is it?!
But what are hotdogs classed as?
Have you considered thinking of an open-face sandwich as a pre-sandwich? One simply requiring that the sides be 'faced' prior to consuming?
Or maybe even a DIY sandwich.
Did the McDLT with the hot-side hot and the cool-side cool make you head spin?
Given the definition of the verb "sandwich," I'd say it needs to have two of something on the sides, whether bread or not. Tacos don't count unless the tortilla breaks in two.
hmmm... That's how she always gets me to shut up too!!
Ha, at first I thought I'd gone back in time......
So does the KFC "Double Down" (Two pieces of breaded chicken surrounding two pieces of bacon, two melted slices of Monterey Jack and pepper jack cheese topped with the Colonel's Sauce) count as a sandwich? What if you got the same meal with the grilled chicken instead of the original recipe chicken?
Its these types of thoughts that keep me up at night.
Wait... isn't pizza just a really big open face sandwich?
For those of you who say that the soup sandwich is not a sandwich, I would like to argue that by Scott's definition, it is! Because it can be easily picked up (he never said "no utensils required"), and has the bready covering. I would also like to point out that you can eat it without a spoon, too... although it can be quite messy.
Also, an open-faced sandwich cannot be converted into a sandwich by Scott's definition, as most open-faced sandwiches are slathered in gravy. :]
Per legal precedent, a Taco is not a sandwich: http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2006/11/10/arguments_spread_thick/
It would appear that many of us have not yet agreed on a definition. A third "How To" reprise may be in order!
"Soup Sandwich" is term used by the Army for a complete mess or screw up.
Burns: "Use an open-faced club! A sand wedge!"Homer: "Mmm... open-faced club sand wedge..."
I just wanted to say that
"Silently it is."
Is not just an excellent way to end a comic strip, but also strikes me as the most concise expression of the nature of marriage as a whole.
the problem is, they cover it in gravy...that's hard to pick up and fold in half. not to mention sticky.