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(Washington Post)   Obama offers half a sandwich, and then wants that half sandwich back. This is not a metaphor   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 35
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2014-04-03 03:38:48 PM  
6 votes:

cman: I think the controversy here is it being called a reuben.


Reuben is the traditional name for corned beef, sauerkraut, thousand island, and swiss on rye, which is exactly what that sandwich appears to be.

I think the real controversy is that you don't know what a reuben is.
2014-04-03 02:34:56 PM  
4 votes:

Lando Lincoln: So the moral of the story is, if you're traveling with Obama and he offers you half of his sandwich, don't eat it until he's done with his half, and then see if he'd like the other half of the sandwich. And then just eat your potato chips in the back of the bus, silently weeping to yourself.


I thought the moral was eat it, because fark you, I got mine.
2014-04-03 03:17:41 PM  
3 votes:

cman: I think the controversy here is it being called a reuben.

My dumbass fellow Mainers call subs Italians.

But seriously, its a Sub, or Submarine Sandwich.

And its called Soda. Its not pop, its soda.


Corned beef and sauerkraut is traditionally known as a Reuben.

/I should know.  I'm a professional sandwich eater.
2014-04-03 05:08:51 PM  
2 votes:
2014-04-03 03:25:37 PM  
2 votes:
I'm glad we didn't get this level of reporting during the Clinton Administration.

//Bill ain't giving anyone half a perfectly good sammich.
2014-04-03 03:18:56 PM  
2 votes:
Oblig:

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2014-04-03 03:18:38 PM  
2 votes:

Rapmaster2000: Obama orders whole sandwich and wastes half just like your tax dollars.


Well, he could have done the Republican thing and paid three times its' worth and then thrown the whole thing away.
2014-04-03 02:57:45 PM  
2 votes:
I think the controversy here is it being called a reuben.

My dumbass fellow Mainers call subs Italians.

But seriously, its a Sub, or Submarine Sandwich.

And its called Soda. Its not pop, its soda.
2014-04-03 02:35:26 PM  
2 votes:
This has all the makings of a great Hope n' Change cartoon. With a three paragraph explanation down below it.
2014-04-03 02:31:57 PM  
2 votes:
WTF did I just read?
2014-04-03 05:59:39 PM  
1 votes:

vudukungfu: You put the soft butter on the outside of the bread, not too much, you don't want it greasy, just enough to toast it a bit deep. You're more like frying it in a skim of butter than toasting it, this allows it to cook longer with out burning, and provide steam, too, as the milk solids evaporate. You Put a nice layer of the thousand island (Ketchup, mayo, and chopped pickles or relish) on the inside of both slices. You may preheat the corned beef (Sliced wafer thin) and sauerkraut in a cast iron pan, but drain it well before putting on the bread. Add sliced Swiss, ementhal, or baby Swiss and let it melt while it cooks slowly stacked up on a cast iron surface. You may cover it to keep heat in and let it stem slightly if your seeing it dry out too much, or not if it looks too wet.
Practice makes perfect just eat your mistakes.
The bread shouldn't leave you with very greasy fingers, but you will have to wipe them off. It shouldn't drip constantly and it shouldn't fall apart. Use toothpicks. Cut diagonally to give you a smaller edge to bit into.
Serve with some nice steak fries, well drained, crispy and salted.


And THIS my fark friends, is how it is meant to be done.
2014-04-03 04:41:40 PM  
1 votes:
Ruebenghazi 4/3/14

Never forget.
2014-04-03 04:35:39 PM  
1 votes:
It's a f*cking Reuben.

Get two.
2014-04-03 04:23:23 PM  
1 votes:
I used to work at Zingerman's. I used to make them Reubens. Here's some of the dope on them:

- At Zingerman's, a 'half' sandwich has four ounces of meat, not the eight ounces a 'whole' has. Almost every regular at Zingerman's orders 'half' sandwiches. It is in every other way an entire sandwich. (I had a 1/2 #18 every day for lunch.)

- Zingerman's uses Russian dressing made from scratch (15 gallons at a time). It's not bad, but not terribly interesting either.

- The swiss is Emmenthaler (which cannot be beat).

- The rye is baked in a brick oven at ZIngerman's bakehouse (which is out by the airport). Good stuff.

For the record, I did make 'above minimum wage' when I worked there, but not much above ($7.25 an hour in 1992, IIRC). I don't miss working there one bit.
2014-04-03 04:04:16 PM  
1 votes:

IvyLady: I think the real issue is that Zingermans half sandwich is really a full sandwich and reporters love stories about how backwards the Midwest is.


I disagree: I just checked their menu online, and while there is no "che che spin salad" to found on it, the half reuben is $13.99!  There's your story!

(And: That better be one hell of a sandwich!)
2014-04-03 03:57:07 PM  
1 votes:

Smeggy Smurf: Taft ate a sammich better than Obama.


In fairness, I think the politician who could give Taft a run for his money at eating would be Christie.
2014-04-03 03:52:35 PM  
1 votes:
He didn't make that sandwich.  He ate half of it but he didn't make it.
2014-04-03 03:52:27 PM  
1 votes:

Hack Patooey: 2 grams: Put slaw instead of sauerkraut and you've got a Rachel.

Damn, how come I never thought of that.  Brilliant!

Now I'm hungry.


To be a Rachel in Georgia it has to have slaw AND turkey.  In Michigan (including at the deli in question), this is commonly called a Georgia Reuben.

Yeah, it's confusing.
2014-04-03 03:49:27 PM  
1 votes:
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2014-04-03 03:48:49 PM  
1 votes:
obama: twat.
2014-04-03 03:48:04 PM  
1 votes:

Yellow Beard: ZAZ: And America is left holding the pickle.

That is a metaphor, but I don't know for what.

No, the article said the President took the pickle....now that's a metaphor


Euphemism
2014-04-03 03:46:16 PM  
1 votes:

acad1228: tricycleracer: PainInTheASP: cman: I think the controversy here is it being called a reuben.

My dumbass fellow Mainers call subs Italians.

But seriously, its a Sub, or Submarine Sandwich.

And its called Soda. Its not pop, its soda.

Corned beef and sauerkraut is traditionally known as a Reuben.

/I should know.  I'm a professional sandwich eater.

Seriously, who doesn't know what a Reuben is?  Is it called a "Jew York Melt" in flyover country?

BTW: Flyover country? The Reuben was created in Omaha.


Yeah... by Reuben Kulakofsky, Charles Schimmel, and Saul Alinksy.
2014-04-03 03:42:17 PM  
1 votes:

impaler: Thanks Washington Post for keeping me informed infromed.


FTFY
2014-04-03 03:39:40 PM  
1 votes:

udhq: acad1228: Speaking for Oklahoma, a Reuben here is corned beef and sauerkraut on rye. Sometimes it's served with swiss cheese. Always with brown mustard thousand island.

Weird, I've never even heard of putting mustard on a Reuben.  I wonder if that's a regional variation?


Russian dressing, not Thousand Island.

And I believe mustard on a Reuben is seen more often in the western US.
2014-04-03 03:35:15 PM  
1 votes:
What a big reuben may look like:

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2014-04-03 03:34:18 PM  
1 votes:

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Gonz: I'm glad we didn't get this level of reporting during the Clinton Administration.

//Bill ain't giving anyone half a perfectly good sammich.

Why not? He seemed pretty generous with his cigars.

/confused


Bill Clinton knows the value of a good Cuban which is > than a Reuben.
/wait, i'm confused too
2014-04-03 03:33:16 PM  
1 votes:

Kevin Lomax: Sounds like he's a reneger.


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2014-04-03 03:30:14 PM  
1 votes:
If your like your sandwich you can keep it. No one's going to take that away from you. But if you try to give everyone a sandwich, you might find that it's no longer available when you want it.
2014-04-03 03:29:56 PM  
1 votes:

tricycleracer: PainInTheASP: cman: I think the controversy here is it being called a reuben.

My dumbass fellow Mainers call subs Italians.

But seriously, its a Sub, or Submarine Sandwich.

And its called Soda. Its not pop, its soda.

Corned beef and sauerkraut is traditionally known as a Reuben.

/I should know.  I'm a professional sandwich eater.

Seriously, who doesn't know what a Reuben is?  Is it called a "Jew York Melt" in flyover country?


Speaking for Oklahoma, a Reuben here is corned beef and sauerkraut on rye. Sometimes it's served with swiss cheese. Always with brown mustard.
2014-04-03 03:28:14 PM  
1 votes:
I did my postdoctoral work at UM in Ann Arbor.  I really miss Zingerman's reubens.
2014-04-03 03:25:28 PM  
1 votes:
"I stopped for two reasons. The first is, the reuben is killer. So I ordered like the small, and it didn't look that small. So I gave half to Valerie Jarrett who's traveling with us. And then after I finished the half, I wanted the halfback. But it was too late. All she had left was the pickle. So I took the pickle."-Obama

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2014-04-03 03:22:37 PM  
1 votes:
History's greatest monster.
2014-04-03 03:22:16 PM  
1 votes:
The comments...wow.
2014-04-03 03:10:03 PM  
1 votes:
Obama orders whole sandwich and wastes half just like your tax dollars.
2014-04-03 02:30:28 PM  
1 votes:
So does this mean it's been zero days since the Obama administration's last pickle incident?
 
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