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2014-04-03 02:33:08 PM
10 votes:
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.
2014-04-03 03:33:16 PM
8 votes:

Kevin Lomax: Sounds like he's a reneger.


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2014-04-03 03:22:22 PM
8 votes:
I heard that Obozo found out that there was Russian dressing on that Reuben so he surrendered to the sandwich so now the sandwich is President and Obama has to wear a T-Shirt that says "Where's the Beef" on the front and says "In the Shower" on the back.
2014-04-03 02:13:10 PM
8 votes:
So that means Sarah Palin now owns Subway.
2014-04-03 03:10:03 PM
7 votes:
Obama orders whole sandwich and wastes half just like your tax dollars.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-04-03 02:09:55 PM
5 votes:
And America is left holding the pickle.

That is a metaphor, but I don't know for what.
2014-04-03 04:41:40 PM
4 votes:
Ruebenghazi 4/3/14

Never forget.
2014-04-03 03:21:57 PM
4 votes:
Sounds like he's a reneger.
2014-04-03 03:18:02 PM
4 votes:
I bet he put FANCY MUSTARD on that Reuben.  REAL AMERICANS put ketchup on their reubens.
2014-04-03 02:37:13 PM
4 votes:
"Obama then reenacted the orgasm scene from 'When Harry met Sally'"
2014-04-03 02:30:28 PM
4 votes:
So does this mean it's been zero days since the Obama administration's last pickle incident?
2014-04-03 05:27:04 PM
3 votes:
My bet is that they will be rolling the windows down on Air Force one on the way back tonight.  Valerie looks like she would push one out that could stop a clock, then Obama could dutch oven the whole plane.
2014-04-03 03:40:24 PM
3 votes:

tricycleracer: I could see Breitbart having a meltdown if he ate a Cuban sandwich.


Imagine the Pro-Life spazzout if it was egg salad.
2014-04-03 03:35:17 PM
3 votes:
weknowmemes.com
2014-04-03 03:28:31 PM
3 votes:
I heard that Obama looked at the folds of bright red corned beef and it reminded him of Moochelle and since he's gay he ordered a corn dog instead and Biden is still eating the corned beef and making jokes about how he hasn't eaten folds of beef this good since that '83 Loverboy show at the Capitol Centre in Landover.
2014-04-03 03:25:33 PM
3 votes:

Kevin Lomax: Sounds like he's a reneger.


hey now!
2014-04-03 03:25:28 PM
3 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

www.globalnerdy.com
2014-04-03 03:22:28 PM
3 votes:

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?
2014-04-03 03:18:56 PM
3 votes:
Oblig:

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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 02:34:56 PM
3 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 02:22:24 PM
3 votes:
www.zingermansdeli.com

www.davart.net

cdn.24.co.za
2014-04-03 10:20:41 PM
2 votes:
Ruebenghazi!!!
2014-04-03 04:35:12 PM
2 votes:

Carn: History's greatest monster.


i.chzbgr.com
2014-04-03 03:58:53 PM
2 votes:
Putin would have eaten the first half, the other half, and he would have eaten portions of the sandwiches of those sitting near him; while not wearing a shirt and wrestling a bear
2014-04-03 03:58:49 PM
2 votes:
If you give the President half a sandwich he will want the other half too. When he finishes the other half, he will want a pickle to go with it. Eating the pickle will remind him of the pickle he was in when healthcare.gov was not working. He will ask to borrow your computer to check if the website is still running. When he checking the website he will get a call from the NSA about his computer usage. He will want to call Putin to see what Edward Snowden is up to. Putin will tell him that Russia has annexed Crimea and has troops on the Ukraine border. That will remind him of the illegal immigrants crossing the border to work in the fields to pick fruits and vegetables. Thinking of fruit and vegetables will make him hungry. He will ask you for a pickle. And if you give him a pickle, chances are he will ask for a half sandwich.
2014-04-03 03:52:35 PM
2 votes:
He didn't make that sandwich.  He ate half of it but he didn't make it.
2014-04-03 03:49:27 PM
2 votes:
static.fjcdn.com
2014-04-03 03:40:05 PM
2 votes:
Shut up and PASS THE pastrami!
2014-04-03 03:38:48 PM
2 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 03:35:19 PM
2 votes:
i662.photobucket.com
2014-04-03 03:30:14 PM
2 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 03:29:57 PM
2 votes:
Poutine wouldn't have given half his sandwich, he'd have eaten it all, removed his shirt and then stole someone else's half and tell them it was for their own good.
2014-04-03 03:27:34 PM
2 votes:
So a black man gets a free sandwhich and happly shares it.  Later he realizes that he wanted all the sandwich and gets in front of a large crowd and complains that "The Man" took all his sandwich?
2014-04-03 03:23:33 PM
2 votes:
Classic LIEbral:
latimesblogs.latimes.com
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 03:18:30 PM
2 votes:
iodits.

Do I have to draw yo a picture?  America is the sandwhich.  Jesus is the pickle.

I don't think it gets any clearer than that.
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 02:30:06 PM
2 votes:
Faux Nuze reports trouble with the Obama marriage as Michelle won't go into the kitchen and make her man a sammich.
2014-04-03 06:08:10 PM
1 votes:
And then after I finished the half, I wanted the halfback

In Ann Arbor? OK, but they haven't had a decent one since 1948.

graphics8.nytimes.com
2014-04-03 05:10:48 PM
1 votes:
I assume nobody paid for the sandwich because the government doesn't pay its bills and Obama and his entourage are the government. There's a real story there if the Washington Post would dig into it. Instead we get some sob story about a black man getting screwed over by whitey because he only got half a sandwich.
2014-04-03 05:07:41 PM
1 votes:

wambu: How is this even news? Or even FARK?


because ... Reuben.... with RUSSIAN dressing.

OMG OBLAMMA BENGHAZI FOXXWARRRRRGRGGGLLL
2014-04-03 04:38:03 PM
1 votes:

EvilEgg: 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.


"Fark you, I'm eating!"
2014-04-03 04:31:25 PM
1 votes:
President Insane Baroke Obumbler, the Black Death, Dwayne Alazandro Comacho Beef Supreme, commu-fascio-liebro-socialista Cesar the Hitler, Stealer of Thy Holy Guns and Monies, Destroyer of Worlds and Dreams, did commit the most grave of crimes in a Patriotic Deli full of Patriots in the most Patriotic region of this great nation of Patriots.  Upon entering the store, he raped all of the women. Then he held the cashier at knife point and said thusly "I shall rapeth one boy in the buttocks every minute until such time as thou dost bring me the most delicious of sammiches post hast" and then began promptly to rapeth the first boy in the buttocks.  The Patriotic Patriot-Americans scrambled to assemble the most delicious example of the most delicious of sammiches, the Ruben, faster than humanly possible, for these were Patriot Americans acting for a Righteous Cause, and were able to bring the Demon in Chief his sammich after only two boys had been raped in the buttocks.  The Devourer said unto them "Thank ye for this sammich.  I shall enjoy it greatly.  Then I shall rapeth you all in the buttocks."  The Monstrosity dislocated his jaw and engorged the sammich unto his maw in a single bite and swallowed it whole.  Then he proclaimed "My hunger has not been sated.  As punishment, I shall feast upon your genitals and rapeth you all in the buttocks."  Then, he did.
2014-04-03 04:23:27 PM
1 votes:

Carn: What they didn't mention is that the corned beef was actually made out of kittens.


I thought black guys didn't eat pussy?
2014-04-03 04:22:17 PM
1 votes:

EnderX: Of course the Deli will have to raise the price of the Reuben and possibly cut the hours of the staff  if Obama gets the minimum wage raised.


No need to worry.  Obamacare will bankrupt them first.

Obviously.
2014-04-03 04:21:47 PM
1 votes:
The really confusing thing is that there are two kinds of Russian dressing. The kind on a Reuben is similar to Thousand Island, but there's also the kind that is like French dressing and ruins everything it touches.
2014-04-03 04:17:24 PM
1 votes:

sendtodave: Indian giver.


Don't be politically incorrect.  Native American giver.
2014-04-03 04:11:22 PM
1 votes:

Rapmaster2000: I bet he put FANCY MUSTARD on that Reuben.  REAL AMERICANS put ketchup on their reubens.


GAH...what are you? A pagan? A plague upon your ketchup sprinkling household.
2014-04-03 04:05:25 PM
1 votes:

Deucednuisance: 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!)


A Reuben at Katz in NYC is $17.45.  Granted, it feeds a family of 4.
2014-04-03 04:01:37 PM
1 votes:
"If you like your deli meats you can keep your deli meats. Period."

As long as the government gets its share.
2014-04-03 04:00:52 PM
1 votes:
Kind of off topic, but does Obama make the white people ride in the back of Air Force One? I would, if I were him...
2014-04-03 04:00:00 PM
1 votes:
 Who the hell gives up any portion of a reuben?
2014-04-03 03:58:42 PM
1 votes:

cman: /I bet you don't know what a whoopee pie is.

Whoopie Pie: The act of spraying whip cream into her vagina while she is upside down so that the whip cream is displayed appropriately.

/rule 34
2014-04-03 03:58:15 PM
1 votes:

Sin_City_Superhero: If the President wants your pickle, you put your pickle on the President's plate.


Fark that.  It's my pickle.  If he wants it he's going to have to trade me some of his fries just like everybody else.
2014-04-03 03:57:28 PM
1 votes:
If anyone else has a boring, irrelevant story about their  lunch, please be sure to greenlight that thread too.  We can't get enough of those.
 

Maybe next time we could get some more drama... some of the peaks an valleys of life. Maybe the guy drops his sandwich, and he thinks he is going to have to pay another $5, but it turns out that the floor was cleaner than he expected, so he eats it.

...we can leave the pickle out of the next thread,  though.

/history of pickle-related mishaps here on Fark
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 03:55:31 PM
1 votes:
REUBENGATE!!!!

/Also Benghazi
2014-04-03 03:51:40 PM
1 votes:

bratface: What the heck is a 'Che Che' spin salad? It's not on Zingerman's menu. Anybody have a clue?


"Che Che" isn't a salad, it's a communist code word used to activate Soviet sleeper agents. We all know that 0bama is a pinko, but apparently the Washington Post is part of the conspiracy as well. Why else would they publish this turd?

Study it out.
2014-04-03 03:51:08 PM
1 votes:
I wish he would stop sharing my tax dollars with those who will NOT support themselves.
2014-04-03 03:49:52 PM
1 votes:

vudukungfu: If you make it with dark rye, is it a Nubian Reuben ??

Been making sammiches since 1964.
Made them professionally enough to purchase my first home.

That Zingletucker's looks dry.
I judge a place by their Reuben and fries.
that's AND fries.
No fries, you fail.
No 57 for the fries, you fail.
If you screw up a Reuben, you shouldn't be making sammiches.


Last place I worked, we made them on homemade baguettes.
You could get a large, foot long one on a fresh loaf, Made with Rye flour.
Baked in a pizza oven.
 People loved them, but I gave them a fail, and I worked there.
A Reuben is fried in butter. It is served with Fries, and those fries must be hot, and not greasy or soggy. And the 'chup must be Heinz 57.
It is the holy trinity of hunger.



You sound like a Sammich Nazi to me.
2014-04-03 03:48:23 PM
1 votes:

drumhellar: 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.


The only real argument I could see here is that in some locations the Thousand Island is replaced with (or a replacement for) Russian Dressing.  I hold no particular opinion on which is "correct."

/Prefer no dressing on my Reuben
//or sauerkraut
//really I just like a hot corned beef and swiss on rye
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 03:46:46 PM
1 votes:

acad1228: BTW: Flyover country? The Reuben was created in Omaha.


Well then this clearly shows that Obama is a puppet of Warren Buffett.
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 03:45:11 PM
1 votes:
Taft ate a sammich better than Obama.
2014-04-03 03:44:12 PM
1 votes:
Zingerman's Reuben
Zingerman's corned beef, Switzerland Swiss cheese, Brinery sauerkraut & Russian dressing on grilled, hand-sliced Jewish rye bread.


Clearly a coded message to the Trilateral Commission giving the go-ahead for the disarmament of all American households and the institution of martial law.  And, of course, the Lamestream LIEbral Media says nothing.

Thanks, Obama.
2014-04-03 03:42:17 PM
1 votes:

impaler: Thanks Washington Post for keeping me informed infromed.


FTFY
2014-04-03 03:37:04 PM
1 votes:
Whatever this means it's an OUTRAGE!
2014-04-03 03:33:44 PM
1 votes:
I could see Breitbart having a meltdown if he ate a Cuban sandwich.
2014-04-03 03:33:02 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?

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


Put slaw instead of sauerkraut and you've got a Rachel.

/Now you take this home, throw it in a pot, add some broth, a potato. Baby, you've got a stew going.
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 03:25:37 PM
1 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 03:17:06 PM
1 votes:
You gonna eat that?
2014-04-03 02:57:45 PM
1 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.
 
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