|Every corn dog has its day|
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Saturday, 03/18/17 9:05 am] [Permalink] [Full Blog] [Tweet This]
Today, March 18, is National Corn Dog Day.
According to corndogday.com, National Corn Dog Day started in Oregon in 1997, and is held each year on the first Saturday of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament.
The holiday was started by two guys in Corvallis, Oregon, who celebrated watching the March Madness basketball games by eating corn dogs and tater tots, which they claim were both invented in Oregon. Since then, National Corn Dog Day has grown to include thousands of fans across America and around the globe.
Staple of state fairs across the country, my favorite place to get corn dogs has been the ubiquitous Hot Dog On A Stick stands which can be found in almost every mall in the western and southern United States.
|Hot Dog On A Stick girl hand-dipping corn dogs|
The first Hot Dog On A Stick stand was located on the beach in Santa Monica, California. Another Southern California institution, Der Wienerschnitzel, also has great corn dogs, but I have especially enjoyed their mini corn dogs.
Does a mini corn dog qualify as a real corn dog even though it doesn't have a stick? I'm pretty sure it does.
And, does a veggie corn dog qualify as a real corn dog, even though it doesn't contain a real hot dog?
If it's one of these veggie corn dogs, made by Morning Star Farms, I definitely think they do!
I don't eat beef and pork any more, and so I discovered these veggie corn dogs. I personally think these corn dogs taste as good, or, dare I say it on National Corn Dog Day, even BETTER than corn dogs made with beef and pork hot dogs. I highly recommend them!
Happy National Corn Dog Day, everybody!
Thinking inside of the box
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Friday, 04/29/16 11:03 am] [Permalink] [Full Blog] [Tweet This]
I think this is gonna make a lot of dough!
Sorry, that joke was cheesy...
Yes, he's dead, but doesn't he look great?
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Saturday, 05/18/13 5:43 pm] [Permalink] [Full Blog] [Tweet This]
A Utah man says he has a McDonald's hamburger he bought 14 years ago, and it looks the same as it did the day he bought it.
|All-beef time warp|
David Whipple of St. George, Utah, said he bought the hamburger, topped with a pickle, mustard and ketchup, on July 7, 1999, put the burger in his jacket pocket, discovered it a few years later, and still has it. He says that to this day, it shows no signs of mold, fungus or even a strange odor. The only thing that has changed over the years is that the pickle has disintegrated. He went on to state, "The fact that it has not decomposed shows you how unhealthy it is for children."
But I'm calling B.S. on this story for several reasons: First, if the pickle disintegrated, it would have had to decompose to do that, and I can't believe it did that without creating an odor. Also, the hamburger bun is just bread, even if it's got preservatives in it, all bread goes bad and turns green after a few months.
Most of all, why is eating preservatives that would keep a burger undecomposed for 14 years necessarily a bad thing? Wouldn't it do the same thing for our body, slowing down the aging process and allowing us to live longer?
Coincidentally, McDonald's has also been in the news recently for another reason. Earlier this year, to celebrate Australlia Day, 13 McDonald's franchises in Australia temporarily changed their signs to reflect their Australian nickname.
In the same way that in American urban areas McDonald's is called "Mickey D's", it seems that in Australia, fast food fans call McDonald's "Macca's".
That's funny, because "Macca" is also former Beatle Paul McCartney's nickname. John Lennon can be heard calling him "Macca" on one track of the Beatles Anthology album. But, Paul McCartney is famously a vegetarian, so I wonder if he knows about this, and if so, how he feels about having his name in big letters outside burger joints all over Australia?
Hm... Maybe it's called Macca's because he used to eat there a lot in the sixties, and maybe because of all those preservatives in the burgers, Paul really is dead the way the rumors said he was.