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Sneaky like I like ’em

Huh. While none of us was paying attention, Ric Fan snuck in and won the dick with “Professor” Irwin Corey (July 29, 1914 – February 6, 2017).

Ric Fan didn’t even notice, and I sure didn’t. It took ExpressoBold to point it out.

So, you know what that means. Back here Friday, 6WBT. Dead Pool Round 95.

And the answer is: iceberg lettuce was £1.19 at Aldi today, an increase of 9p over last week.

There were plenty. I bought one.

The sandwich is back, baby.


Comment from Surly Ermine
Time: February 7, 2017, 11:36 pm

I’ve given up on lettuce. It either turns wet and brown or freezes before I get to it. Boy Stoaty, I can’t wait until spring so I can churn up the winter blanket of horse poo on the garden and plant some tomatoes.

Comment from Brother Cavil, Nie Mój Cyrk, Nie Moje Małpy
Time: February 8, 2017, 12:07 am

The fact is, you don’t really need lettuce for a proper BLT. Why, you can substitute more bacon instead. Same for the tomato. In fact, just make it a bacon, bacon, and bacon and be done with it. You’ll be much happier.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: February 8, 2017, 12:21 am

Richard Hatch of Battleship Galactica and All My Children fame died.

I was home sick when AMC debuted. They were all in the malt shop after HS graduation when Erika told Phil that his father was not his real father… Pretty daring for the times.

Comment from Nina
Time: February 8, 2017, 12:48 am

Iceberg is my favorite, actually. Although, when I was in the hospital a few weeks ago they served me a turkey sandwich with kale instead of lettuce.

I was so hungry, so I ate it. 😜

Congratulations, Ric Fan, on your win!

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: February 8, 2017, 1:08 am

Thank you! Ima winnah!!

Comment from bds
Time: February 8, 2017, 3:26 am

I’m with Brother as lettuce being a wasted letter in a BLT, although I am more in favor of the BBT (as long as you have homegrown tomatoes) than the BBB.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: February 8, 2017, 3:43 am

MMMM. BLT is my most favorite sandwich ever.

Kale on a turkey sandwich? Oh Nina, I am so sorry—that’s a terrible thing to do to a hospital patient. I was at a ladies luncheon last month and we were served a beautiful kale salad that was inedible. I felt sorry for the chef but I guess it will be a long time before makes that dish again after 50 plates of picked-apart kale salad came back to the kitchen.

Comment from Nina
Time: February 8, 2017, 5:05 am

That sounds like the wedding of a family member…all vegan. There was a lot of food leftover and a lot in the trash. We went for burgers after. 😜

Comment from dissent555
Time: February 8, 2017, 6:09 am

Hey, congrats there, Ric Fan!

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: February 8, 2017, 7:33 am

Lettuce here runs p150-200 a head – $3-4. And the heads are small, with lots of brown spots and bug-ridden. The lettuce comes from Baguio, a mountain area up north with semi-conducive weather for growing lettuce. They also grow strawberries, which are also expensive and also plagued.

I don’t buy much lettuce or strawberries here.

IF I can find cheese I like, and IF I can find sourdough bread, and IF I can find cold cuts that aren’t riddled with grisly bits – AND the lettuce is fresh, green (mostly) and relatively grub-free – THEN I might buy lettuce.

That alignment of the planets doesn’t happen often.

They just started opening Subway sandwich shops here. If you pick the right sandwich, you can skip the grisly cold cuts. But the lettuce is still aged and spotty-brown, and the tomatoes range from orange to yellowish-green.


Oh well. Better for me to just skip the lot anyways.

Comment from catnip
Time: February 8, 2017, 7:39 am

Congratulations, Ric Fan!

May the little Professor, a true original, rest in peace.

Comment from Nina
Time: February 8, 2017, 8:49 am

Tim, this is why I live in California, not the Philippines. 🤢

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 8, 2017, 12:28 pm

Funny, I personally am a fan of the BL. I really am not fond of raw T on anything. It’s a texture thing.

Oh, except Uncle B grows Gardener’s Delight, and a lovely firm little cherry T. Like them. That won’t be for months, though. And not on sammiches.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: February 8, 2017, 3:29 pm

Do people still eat sprouts? When I moved to Calif in 1980, they put sprouts on everything. I would see people eat sprouts, swiss cheese, avocado sandwiches and think yuck. But they really are good and sprout adds a nice crunch to it. I guess sprouts were just a fad.

Thanks, catnip!

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: February 8, 2017, 3:37 pm

“Sprouts” fell out of favor after some terrible outbreaks of E coli and salmonella. I have sprouted my own (mid-70s) but it’s a fussy endeavor.

Comment from Niña
Time: February 8, 2017, 7:03 pm

And I don’t like cooked tomato, unless it’s had the #€[[ puréed out of it. But I don’t like a lot of things.

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