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  1. #1
    Andy Guest

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    Whew!

    I was in town and drove past a McDonalds and an overwhelming urge just about
    took over the steering wheel!

    I'd seen a $2.00 Big Mac commercial on TV the day before, I think and not
    having one in years, I (I confess) was tempted.

    I regained control of the car AND my senses and drove home, feeling almost
    scared for myself.

    Whew!

    Andy

  2. #2
    sf Guest

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    On Sat, 17 Jan 2009 18:25:51 +0000 (UTC), Andy <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Whew!
    >
    >I was in town and drove past a McDonalds and an overwhelming urge just about
    >took over the steering wheel!
    >
    >I'd seen a $2.00 Big Mac commercial on TV the day before, I think and not
    >having one in years, I (I confess) was tempted.
    >
    >I regained control of the car AND my senses and drove home, feeling almost
    >scared for myself.
    >

    I still like a Quarter Pounder with cheese. Never could stomach all
    that bread in a Big Mac.


    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that
    interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

  3. #3
    Andy Guest

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    sf said...

    > On Sat, 17 Jan 2009 18:25:51 +0000 (UTC), Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Whew!
    >>
    >>I was in town and drove past a McDonalds and an overwhelming urge just
    >>about took over the steering wheel!
    >>
    >>I'd seen a $2.00 Big Mac commercial on TV the day before, I think and
    >>not having one in years, I (I confess) was tempted.
    >>
    >>I regained control of the car AND my senses and drove home, feeling
    >>almost scared for myself.
    >>

    > I still like a Quarter Pounder with cheese. Never could stomach all
    > that bread in a Big Mac.



    sf,

    I could just about reach out (2,800 miles?) and spank you!!!

    !!!

    <GRINS>,

    Andy
    Go Eagles!

  4. #4
    Dimitri Guest

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    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > Whew!
    >
    > I was in town and drove past a McDonalds and an overwhelming urge just
    > about
    > took over the steering wheel!
    >
    > I'd seen a $2.00 Big Mac commercial on TV the day before, I think and not
    > having one in years, I (I confess) was tempted.
    >
    > I regained control of the car AND my senses and drove home, feeling almost
    > scared for myself.
    >
    > Whew!
    >
    > Andy


    Out here there is a promotion 2 Big Mac for $3.00 - I used to LOVE the Big
    Mac. Recently (past 7 years or so) I am unable to eat them as they repeat
    like crazy. I think it's the Big Mac Special sauce that does not agree with
    me. :-(

    Double cheeseburgers are OK though. :-)

    Dimitri


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    Andy Guest

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    Dimitri said...

    >
    > "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> Whew!
    >>
    >> I was in town and drove past a McDonalds and an overwhelming urge just
    >> about
    >> took over the steering wheel!
    >>
    >> I'd seen a $2.00 Big Mac commercial on TV the day before, I think and
    >> not having one in years, I (I confess) was tempted.
    >>
    >> I regained control of the car AND my senses and drove home, feeling
    >> almost scared for myself.
    >>
    >> Whew!
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    > Out here there is a promotion 2 Big Mac for $3.00 - I used to LOVE the
    > Big Mac. Recently (past 7 years or so) I am unable to eat them as they
    > repeat like crazy. I think it's the Big Mac Special sauce that does not
    > agree with me. :-(
    >
    > Double cheeseburgers are OK though. :-)
    >
    > Dimitri



    YOU???

    Dimitri???

    Shake my world!

    Why do I suddenly feel so alone?

    Andy
    the bum

  6. #6
    Lass Chance_2 Guest

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    I succumbed to Burger King last week, myself. it was....glorious.

    sigh.

    Lass


  7. #7
    Bob Muncie Guest

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    Andy wrote:
    > Dimitri said...
    >
    >> "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> Whew!
    >>>
    >>> I was in town and drove past a McDonalds and an overwhelming urge just
    >>> about
    >>> took over the steering wheel!
    >>>
    >>> I'd seen a $2.00 Big Mac commercial on TV the day before, I think and
    >>> not having one in years, I (I confess) was tempted.
    >>>
    >>> I regained control of the car AND my senses and drove home, feeling
    >>> almost scared for myself.
    >>>
    >>> Whew!
    >>>
    >>> Andy

    >> Out here there is a promotion 2 Big Mac for $3.00 - I used to LOVE the
    >> Big Mac. Recently (past 7 years or so) I am unable to eat them as they
    >> repeat like crazy. I think it's the Big Mac Special sauce that does not
    >> agree with me. :-(
    >>
    >> Double cheeseburgers are OK though. :-)
    >>
    >> Dimitri

    >
    >
    > YOU???
    >
    > Dimitri???
    >
    > Shake my world!
    >
    > Why do I suddenly feel so alone?
    >
    > Andy
    > the bum


    I have not visited MCD's for a long time now since their quality of
    product hit the skids.

    But as a replacement, I do stop at Culvers (like I did yesterday for
    lunch) and get two single "butter burgers" with cheese, lettuce, tomato,
    onion, pickle and mayo.

    Pretty good fast food burgers for $4.85 (with taxes).

    I pretty much stopped going to MCD's on a regular basis around the same
    time as Burger Chef disappeared, and Wendy's started up. I also miss the
    original Wendy's burgers (you know, the burgers that required multiple
    napkins to eat?)

    I settle for Culvers now for take-out, and occasionally Ruby Tuesday's
    when I have time to sit and eat it in.

    Bob

  8. #8
    Andy Guest

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    Bob Muncie said...

    > Andy wrote:
    >> Dimitri said...
    >>
    >>> "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>> Whew!
    >>>>
    >>>> I was in town and drove past a McDonalds and an overwhelming urge just
    >>>> about
    >>>> took over the steering wheel!
    >>>>
    >>>> I'd seen a $2.00 Big Mac commercial on TV the day before, I think and
    >>>> not having one in years, I (I confess) was tempted.
    >>>>
    >>>> I regained control of the car AND my senses and drove home, feeling
    >>>> almost scared for myself.
    >>>>
    >>>> Whew!
    >>>>
    >>>> Andy
    >>> Out here there is a promotion 2 Big Mac for $3.00 - I used to LOVE the
    >>> Big Mac. Recently (past 7 years or so) I am unable to eat them as they
    >>> repeat like crazy. I think it's the Big Mac Special sauce that does

    not
    >>> agree with me. :-(
    >>>
    >>> Double cheeseburgers are OK though. :-)
    >>>
    >>> Dimitri

    >>
    >>
    >> YOU???
    >>
    >> Dimitri???
    >>
    >> Shake my world!
    >>
    >> Why do I suddenly feel so alone?
    >>
    >> Andy
    >> the bum

    >
    > I have not visited MCD's for a long time now since their quality of
    > product hit the skids.
    >
    > But as a replacement, I do stop at Culvers (like I did yesterday for
    > lunch) and get two single "butter burgers" with cheese, lettuce, tomato,
    > onion, pickle and mayo.
    >
    > Pretty good fast food burgers for $4.85 (with taxes).
    >
    > I pretty much stopped going to MCD's on a regular basis around the same
    > time as Burger Chef disappeared, and Wendy's started up. I also miss the
    > original Wendy's burgers (you know, the burgers that required multiple
    > napkins to eat?)
    >
    > I settle for Culvers now for take-out, and occasionally Ruby Tuesday's
    > when I have time to sit and eat it in.
    >
    > Bob



    Bob,

    Good post, except I still can't commit to having a burger with mayo on it.

    I know it's become pretty common, just not on my planet!

    Best,

    Andy

  9. #9
    sf Guest

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    On Sat, 17 Jan 2009 16:17:31 -0500, [email protected] (Lass
    Chance_2) wrote:

    >I succumbed to Burger King last week, myself. it was....glorious.
    >

    I *do* like burger king... Jr. Whopper for me, but I don't like their
    fries.


    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that
    interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

  10. #10
    Blinky the Shark Guest

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    Andy wrote:

    > Whew!
    >
    > I was in town and drove past a McDonalds and an overwhelming
    > urge just about took over the steering wheel!
    >
    > I'd seen a $2.00 Big Mac commercial on TV the day before, I
    > think and not having one in years, I (I confess) was tempted.
    >
    > I regained control of the car AND my senses and drove home,
    > feeling almost scared for myself.


    Because heaven knows that having one burger of a style you haven't
    had in years would be fatal.


    --
    Blinky
    Killing all posts from Google Groups
    The Usenet Improvement Project: http://improve-usenet.org
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  11. #11
    Bob Muncie Guest

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    Andy wrote:
    > Bob Muncie said...
    >
    >> Andy wrote:
    >>> Dimitri said...
    >>>
    >>>> "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>>> Whew!
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I was in town and drove past a McDonalds and an overwhelming urge just
    >>>>> about
    >>>>> took over the steering wheel!
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I'd seen a $2.00 Big Mac commercial on TV the day before, I think and
    >>>>> not having one in years, I (I confess) was tempted.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I regained control of the car AND my senses and drove home, feeling
    >>>>> almost scared for myself.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Whew!
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Andy
    >>>> Out here there is a promotion 2 Big Mac for $3.00 - I used to LOVE the
    >>>> Big Mac. Recently (past 7 years or so) I am unable to eat them as they
    >>>> repeat like crazy. I think it's the Big Mac Special sauce that does

    > not
    >>>> agree with me. :-(
    >>>>
    >>>> Double cheeseburgers are OK though. :-)
    >>>>
    >>>> Dimitri
    >>>
    >>> YOU???
    >>>
    >>> Dimitri???
    >>>
    >>> Shake my world!
    >>>
    >>> Why do I suddenly feel so alone?
    >>>
    >>> Andy
    >>> the bum

    >> I have not visited MCD's for a long time now since their quality of
    >> product hit the skids.
    >>
    >> But as a replacement, I do stop at Culvers (like I did yesterday for
    >> lunch) and get two single "butter burgers" with cheese, lettuce, tomato,
    >> onion, pickle and mayo.
    >>
    >> Pretty good fast food burgers for $4.85 (with taxes).
    >>
    >> I pretty much stopped going to MCD's on a regular basis around the same
    >> time as Burger Chef disappeared, and Wendy's started up. I also miss the
    >> original Wendy's burgers (you know, the burgers that required multiple
    >> napkins to eat?)
    >>
    >> I settle for Culvers now for take-out, and occasionally Ruby Tuesday's
    >> when I have time to sit and eat it in.
    >>
    >> Bob

    >
    >
    > Bob,
    >
    > Good post, except I still can't commit to having a burger with mayo on it.
    >
    > I know it's become pretty common, just not on my planet!
    >
    > Best,
    >
    > Andy


    Andy - I can't fault you on the mayo issue.

    My preference for mayo on the burger came from when I was 8 yrs old,
    using the local busing system to get to my cub scout meetings. I had an
    hour lay-over down town, and the Big Boys restaurant downtown (1969) had
    *excellent* burgers, and their default was mayo. I got hooked on the
    default ;-)

    I also spent ~ 5 years in Europe, and the default in Germany (FRG at the
    time) was mayo on their fries. Personally, I loved the late night
    Currywurst mit pom-frit from the local street vendor in Karlsruhe before
    I got on the strasse-n-bahn back to the base rather late.

    Life has been good to me, and I really should be more thankful for the
    good things in life. I should show more appreciation to those that have
    contributed to the good things I've had in my life.

    And even though you don't wat mayo on your burger, I forgiver you :-)

    There is more to life then just the incidentals.

    Bob


  12. #12
    Andy Guest

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    Bob Muncie said...

    > Andy wrote:
    >> Bob Muncie said...
    >>
    >>> Andy wrote:
    >>>> Dimitri said...
    >>>>
    >>>>> "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>>>> Whew!
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I was in town and drove past a McDonalds and an overwhelming urge
    >>>>>> just about
    >>>>>> took over the steering wheel!
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I'd seen a $2.00 Big Mac commercial on TV the day before, I think
    >>>>>> and not having one in years, I (I confess) was tempted.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I regained control of the car AND my senses and drove home, feeling
    >>>>>> almost scared for myself.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Whew!
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Andy
    >>>>> Out here there is a promotion 2 Big Mac for $3.00 - I used to LOVE
    >>>>> the Big Mac. Recently (past 7 years or so) I am unable to eat them
    >>>>> as they repeat like crazy. I think it's the Big Mac Special sauce
    >>>>> that does

    >> not
    >>>>> agree with me. :-(
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Double cheeseburgers are OK though. :-)
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Dimitri
    >>>>
    >>>> YOU???
    >>>>
    >>>> Dimitri???
    >>>>
    >>>> Shake my world!
    >>>>
    >>>> Why do I suddenly feel so alone?
    >>>>
    >>>> Andy
    >>>> the bum
    >>> I have not visited MCD's for a long time now since their quality of
    >>> product hit the skids.
    >>>
    >>> But as a replacement, I do stop at Culvers (like I did yesterday for
    >>> lunch) and get two single "butter burgers" with cheese, lettuce,
    >>> tomato, onion, pickle and mayo.
    >>>
    >>> Pretty good fast food burgers for $4.85 (with taxes).
    >>>
    >>> I pretty much stopped going to MCD's on a regular basis around the
    >>> same time as Burger Chef disappeared, and Wendy's started up. I also
    >>> miss the original Wendy's burgers (you know, the burgers that required
    >>> multiple napkins to eat?)
    >>>
    >>> I settle for Culvers now for take-out, and occasionally Ruby Tuesday's
    >>> when I have time to sit and eat it in.
    >>>
    >>> Bob

    >>
    >>
    >> Bob,
    >>
    >> Good post, except I still can't commit to having a burger with mayo on
    >> it.
    >>
    >> I know it's become pretty common, just not on my planet!
    >>
    >> Best,
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    > Andy - I can't fault you on the mayo issue.
    >
    > My preference for mayo on the burger came from when I was 8 yrs old,
    > using the local busing system to get to my cub scout meetings. I had an
    > hour lay-over down town, and the Big Boys restaurant downtown (1969) had
    > *excellent* burgers, and their default was mayo. I got hooked on the
    > default ;-)
    >
    > I also spent ~ 5 years in Europe, and the default in Germany (FRG at the
    > time) was mayo on their fries. Personally, I loved the late night
    > Currywurst mit pom-frit from the local street vendor in Karlsruhe before
    > I got on the strasse-n-bahn back to the base rather late.
    >
    > Life has been good to me, and I really should be more thankful for the
    > good things in life. I should show more appreciation to those that have
    > contributed to the good things I've had in my life.
    >
    > And even though you don't wat mayo on your burger, I forgiver you :-)
    >
    > There is more to life then just the incidentals.
    >
    > Bob



    Bob,

    Funny again!

    But hey, don't get me wrong, I had a big mac and fries WITH mayo (the
    default condiment) in Holland FOR BREAKFAST and enjoyed it. Took me quite
    by surprise. I worried about their scheduling all day afterwards!

    Mayo'd French fries and morning coffee? <VBG>

    Best,

    Andy


  13. #13
    Andy Guest

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    Blinky the Shark said...

    > Because heaven knows that having one burger of a style you haven't
    > had in years would be fatal.



    Could be, my waterlogged friend. Could be!

    Best,

    Andy


  14. #14
    Goomba Guest

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    Bob Muncie wrote:

    > I also spent ~ 5 years in Europe, and the default in Germany (FRG at the
    > time) was mayo on their fries. Personally, I loved the late night
    > Currywurst mit pom-frit from the local street vendor in Karlsruhe before
    > I got on the strasse-n-bahn back to the base rather late.
    >

    oh yeah, pommes frites are wonderful with mayo or that mayo style salad
    dressing commonly found. I also loved how simply street food is sold
    there, without the excessive overwrapping and bags and trash we inflict
    on the environment here in the US. The wurst stands on found on many a
    strassenbahn corner often had quite a loyal following. I used to enjoy
    one before shopping at my favorite hypermarkt Vertkauf, in Wuerzburg.
    I never quite got into currywurst just because I had no desire for
    ketchup on my wurst, although loved a plain bratwurst mit senf on a
    brotchen.
    I used to work with the Bavarian Red Cross and while blood donors would
    be getting drained, some big guy would be outside grilling up the brats
    to feed the donors afterwards. Beats a lousy OJ and cookie hands down!

  15. #15
    Bob Muncie Guest

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    Goomba wrote:
    > Bob Muncie wrote:
    >
    >> I also spent ~ 5 years in Europe, and the default in Germany (FRG at
    >> the time) was mayo on their fries. Personally, I loved the late night
    >> Currywurst mit pom-frit from the local street vendor in Karlsruhe
    >> before I got on the strasse-n-bahn back to the base rather late.
    >>

    > oh yeah, pommes frites are wonderful with mayo or that mayo style salad
    > dressing commonly found. I also loved how simply street food is sold
    > there, without the excessive overwrapping and bags and trash we inflict
    > on the environment here in the US. The wurst stands on found on many a
    > strassenbahn corner often had quite a loyal following. I used to enjoy
    > one before shopping at my favorite hypermarkt Vertkauf, in Wuerzburg.
    > I never quite got into currywurst just because I had no desire for
    > ketchup on my wurst, although loved a plain bratwurst mit senf on a
    > brotchen.
    > I used to work with the Bavarian Red Cross and while blood donors would
    > be getting drained, some big guy would be outside grilling up the brats
    > to feed the donors afterwards. Beats a lousy OJ and cookie hands down!


    You seriously made me laugh on two things.

    I loved the currywurst, and I prior to that disliked ketchup based
    sauces. The Germans made me think a little differently about food. The
    next example that I had that made an impact, was the sliced hard boiled
    egg on pizza. You probably know how well egg and tomato work together,
    but but until I went to Germany, it never occurred to me it (hard boiled
    egg slices) would work well on pizza.

    The other LOL, was red cross thing. In the states, giving blood in the
    military usually involved a half day off, a couple of cookies, a piece
    of fruit, and a small bottle of wine (of course this was a few days
    back). I would have settled for the Barvarian chocolates and a beer ;-)

    Bob

  16. #16
    sf Guest

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    On 17 Jan 2009 22:35:37 GMT, Blinky the Shark <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Because heaven knows that having one burger of a style you haven't
    >had in years would be fatal.


    Think about his health problems, Blinky. He doesn't need another one.


    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that
    interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

  17. #17
    Dimitri Guest

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    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > Dimitri said...


    <Snip>

    >> Out here there is a promotion 2 Big Mac for $3.00 - I used to LOVE the
    >> Big Mac. Recently (past 7 years or so) I am unable to eat them as they
    >> repeat like crazy. I think it's the Big Mac Special sauce that does not
    >> agree with me. :-(
    >>
    >> Double cheeseburgers are OK though. :-)
    >>
    >> Dimitri

    >
    >
    > YOU???
    >
    > Dimitri???
    >
    > Shake my world!
    >
    > Why do I suddenly feel so alone?
    >
    > Andy
    > the bum


    Ya you betcha - double cheeseburgers off the dollar menu. I'll take 2 thank
    you - and that'll be all.

    Remember man does not live by caviar alone!

    :-)

    Dimitri


  18. #18
    Sqwertz Guest

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    Dimitri <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Out here there is a promotion 2 Big Mac for $3.00 - I used to LOVE the Big
    > Mac. Recently (past 7 years or so) I am unable to eat them as they repeat
    > like crazy. I think it's the Big Mac Special sauce that does not agree with
    > me. :-(


    I haven't had a Big Mac since they were $2 for 2. And that'll be
    the next time I have another one. That's my price point for a Big
    Mac.

    > Double cheeseburgers are OK though. :-)


    Too much cheese to meat and the bread is too soft. I just can't get
    over the texture of those things. Too mushy. Food needs to have
    some bite to it.

    -sw

  19. #19
    Omelet Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Whew!
    >
    > I was in town and drove past a McDonalds and an overwhelming urge just about
    > took over the steering wheel!
    >
    > I'd seen a $2.00 Big Mac commercial on TV the day before, I think and not
    > having one in years, I (I confess) was tempted.
    >
    > I regained control of the car AND my senses and drove home, feeling almost
    > scared for myself.
    >
    > Whew!
    >
    > Andy


    It's the smell of those deep fried stuff as you drive by. <g> I drive by
    one every day on my commute to and from work.
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once." -- Anonymous

  20. #20
    Jean B. Guest

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    sf wrote:
    > On Sat, 17 Jan 2009 16:17:31 -0500, [email protected] (Lass
    > Chance_2) wrote:
    >
    >> I succumbed to Burger King last week, myself. it was....glorious.
    >>

    > I *do* like burger king... Jr. Whopper for me, but I don't like their
    > fries.
    >
    >

    A LONG time ago, my daughter and I would go to such places on VERY
    rare occasions. We first stopped going to Burger King when they
    changed their fries. Dreadful. I like McD's breakfast McMuffins
    and succumb once every two or three years. Otherwise, I get iced
    coffee on the way to the Ren Faire, and that's it.

    --
    Jean B.

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