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(Polygon)   Rick and Morty did it: McDonald's bringing back Szechuan sauce for one day only. Wub a lub a dub dub   ( polygon.com) divider line
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2017-10-02 07:44:50 AM  
Why do you want to die?
 
2017-10-02 07:49:32 AM  
I thought they did that already months ago?
 
2017-10-02 07:50:16 AM  
I think only one person (that doesn't work for McDonald's) is happy about this and his name is Justin Roiland.

/There was a video of the writers tasting the stuff at his insistence. The general consensus was "meh"
 
2017-10-02 07:50:27 AM  
I wondered if that "Do people just die when I name them?" joke was really a reference to drone strikes. Looks like that's confirmed in this episode.

As for this season, though......... I have to say, some of it was wonderful, but overall it felt like a mixed bag.

Might live long enough to see Season 4. Might not. But I'm not going to feel as anxious waiting for it as I did with S.3.
 
2017-10-02 07:53:51 AM  

PartTimeBuddha: Might live long enough to see Season 4. Might not. But I'm not going to feel as anxious waiting for it as I did with S.3.


Here's a fun way to pass the time. Make a wager about which will come first - R&M s4, Venture Bros s7 or Winds of Winter.
 
2017-10-02 07:57:46 AM  
There is only one.

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2017-10-02 08:05:58 AM  

Snapper Carr: PartTimeBuddha: Might live long enough to see Season 4. Might not. But I'm not going to feel as anxious waiting for it as I did with S.3.

Here's a fun way to pass the time. Make a wager about which will come first - R&M s4, Venture Bros s7 or Winds of Winter.


New rule: You're not allowed to complain about how long it will be until your show comes back the day after an episode airs.
 
2017-10-02 08:13:06 AM  

Snapper Carr: PartTimeBuddha: Might live long enough to see Season 4. Might not. But I'm not going to feel as anxious waiting for it as I did with S.3.

Here's a fun way to pass the time. Make a wager about which will come first - R&M s4, Venture Bros s7 or Winds of Winter.


It's really annoying with a continuity-heavy show like The Venture Brothers.
 
2017-10-02 08:42:33 AM  

RminusQ: New rule: You're not allowed to complain about how long it will be until your show comes back the day after an episode airs.


"I'm not going to be so anxious waiting for Season 4" is not complaining.
 
2017-10-02 08:55:27 AM  
So it looks like 10 stores in my area will have the posters, but only 1 has the sauce.  The lines will be out the door, forget it.
 
2017-10-02 08:55:42 AM  

Snapper Carr: PartTimeBuddha: Might live long enough to see Season 4. Might not. But I'm not going to feel as anxious waiting for it as I did with S.3.

Here's a fun way to pass the time. Make a wager about which will come first - R&M s4, Venture Bros s7 or Winds of Winter.


A Method for Madness.
 
2017-10-02 09:27:28 AM  

Sgt Otter: Snapper Carr: PartTimeBuddha: Might live long enough to see Season 4. Might not. But I'm not going to feel as anxious waiting for it as I did with S.3.

Here's a fun way to pass the time. Make a wager about which will come first - R&M s4, Venture Bros s7 or Winds of Winter.

It's really annoying with a continuity-heavy show like The Venture Brothers.


It just gives you an excuse to rewatch prior seasons.
 
2017-10-02 09:38:04 AM  
Isn't it McRib time? I could go for a McRib today.
 
2017-10-02 09:42:38 AM  
Screw that. Bring back the fried apple pies with the lava inside.
 
2017-10-02 10:14:19 AM  

BretMavrik: There is only one.

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$11/jar on Amazon... worth it?

/loves me some spicy authentic Chinese dishes
 
2017-10-02 10:28:38 AM  

Sgt Otter: Snapper Carr: PartTimeBuddha: Might live long enough to see Season 4. Might not. But I'm not going to feel as anxious waiting for it as I did with S.3.

Here's a fun way to pass the time. Make a wager about which will come first - R&M s4, Venture Bros s7 or Winds of Winter.

It's really annoying with a continuity-heavy show like The Venture Brothers.


Is Venture Bros. worth a watch? All I know is that one of my favorite non-metal musicians (J. G. Thirlwell, a.k.a. Foetus) does the music for the show.

Only one McDs in my area will have the sauce. I may try the szechuan sauce though I prefer the sweet and sour sauce.
 
2017-10-02 10:38:09 AM  

Ktonos: Sgt Otter: Snapper Carr: PartTimeBuddha: Might live long enough to see Season 4. Might not. But I'm not going to feel as anxious waiting for it as I did with S.3.

Here's a fun way to pass the time. Make a wager about which will come first - R&M s4, Venture Bros s7 or Winds of Winter.

It's really annoying with a continuity-heavy show like The Venture Brothers.

Is Venture Bros. worth a watch? All I know is that one of my favorite non-metal musicians (J. G. Thirlwell, a.k.a. Foetus) does the music for the show.

Only one McDs in my area will have the sauce. I may try the szechuan sauce though I prefer the sweet and sour sauce.


It is very much worth a watch. It started off as a twisted version of The Adventures of Johnny Quest and blossomed into something truly unique. (plus Johnny Quest is a recovering heroin junkie in it)
 
2017-10-02 10:39:11 AM  

Ktonos: Sgt Otter: Snapper Carr: PartTimeBuddha: Might live long enough to see Season 4. Might not. But I'm not going to feel as anxious waiting for it as I did with S.3.

Here's a fun way to pass the time. Make a wager about which will come first - R&M s4, Venture Bros s7 or Winds of Winter.

It's really annoying with a continuity-heavy show like The Venture Brothers.

Is Venture Bros. worth a watch? All I know is that one of my favorite non-metal musicians (J. G. Thirlwell, a.k.a. Foetus) does the music for the show.

Only one McDs in my area will have the sauce. I may try the szechuan sauce though I prefer the sweet and sour sauce.


Venture Brothers is a must watch if you grew up with Johnny Quest, GI Joe, Superfriends, or any of the other 70s-80s cartoons. It is a very affectionate parody of those shows.
 
2017-10-02 10:43:31 AM  
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Mr Poopy Butthole?
 
2017-10-02 10:46:54 AM  

Ktonos: Is Venture Bros. worth a watch? All I know is that one of my favorite non-metal musicians (J. G. Thirlwell, a.k.a. Foetus) does the music for the show.


It's sort of a Reality Ensues of, "What happens when a traumatized Johnny Quest grows up after a childhood of being dragged around the world mostly to be kidnapped by his father's arch-nemeses?"

Plus his two idiot sons are sort of a parody of Boy Detectives (Hardy Boys, The Three Investigators, etc.)

If you like comic books and whatnot, I'd recommend it.  There's also a lot of obscure references (it's probably the only show that made a Yazoo joke, and turned Klaus Nomi into a supervillain).

If you find the idea of a team of supervillains comprised of a mash-up of The Superfriends' Legion of Doom and Andy Warhol's Factory Superstars amusing, you'd like it.

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2017-10-02 10:48:38 AM  
Living in St. Louis continues to disappoint me. No participating restaurants here yet a bunch of Bumfark, Missouri towns are getting it.
 
2017-10-02 10:50:45 AM  
1 day in select stores?  Good luck with that.  It sounds like something Jerry would think of.
 
2017-10-02 11:19:44 AM  
Thanks, Sgt Otter, Mad_Radhu, and Number 216! I will give it a watch...
 
2017-10-02 11:30:10 AM  
Binging with Babish: Szechuan Sauce Revisited (From Real Sample!)
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2017-10-02 12:02:14 PM  

Ktonos: Sgt Otter: Snapper Carr: PartTimeBuddha:
It's really annoying with a continuity-heavy show like The Venture Brothers.

Is Venture Bros. worth a watch? All I know is that one of my favorite non-metal musicians (J. G. Thirlwell, a.k.a. Foetus) does the music for the show.


I have to be honest in saying the first season of The Venture Brothers takes some time to get into, but once you do and find yourself invested in the characters and the surprisingly complex world and plot, you'll really enjoy it.

What helps is to know going in is that one of the creators ("Jackson Publick,", aka Christopher McCulloch) was one of the writers for the cartoon The Tick (as well as the writer for some of the post-Ben Edlund comics). The Venture Brothers has a very similar sensibility, but it's more grown up.
 
Xai [TotalFark]
2017-10-02 12:34:00 PM  
It isn't coming to the UK. Fark you McDonald's.
 
2017-10-02 12:44:14 PM  
I love Rick and Morty but its not that easy to convince me to grant some 1998 mcnugget sauce any importance, stop being recepticals for consumerism.
 
2017-10-02 12:53:51 PM  
So, what did everybody think about the season finale?  Is Beth still Beth?  Now that the entire family is shiatting on Rick, what's his next move?  They've kind of boxed themselves into a corner if Morty doesn't feel like going on any more adventures-nobody really wants to see just Rick doing shiat without Morty as a foil.  Of course, I guess they could have Phoenix Person and/or Evil Morty show up to upset the newly happy family.
 
2017-10-02 02:23:31 PM  

Geotpf: So, what did everybody think about the season finale?  Is Beth still Beth?  Now that the entire family is shiatting on Rick, what's his next move?  They've kind of boxed themselves into a corner if Morty doesn't feel like going on any more adventures-nobody really wants to see just Rick doing shiat without Morty as a foil.  Of course, I guess they could have Phoenix Person and/or Evil Morty show up to upset the newly happy family.


If they didn't address any of those questions, it's all going to be in season 4. Beth IS the real beth IMO, but the point of setting stories up in season 3 was to try to streamline season 4 to release it more quickly. The sad truth of fickle pop culture fans is that if their appetites aren't satiated quickly enough, they lose interest and the show loses steam. Dan Harmon personally said he'd like to release season 4 sooner than the last.

Plus, waiting to close the story arc on Phoenix Person and Evil Morty just makes it more *gasp*-able moment when they do deliver.
 
2017-10-02 02:25:10 PM  

mrrichierich: I love Rick and Morty but its not that easy to convince me to grant some 1998 mcnugget sauce any importance, stop being recepticals for consumerism.


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2017-10-02 03:18:34 PM  
Okay, I think I'm going to go try this.  I feel stupid for it, but my God, I love that show.
 
2017-10-02 03:36:59 PM  

bark_atda_moon: So it looks like 10 stores in my area will have the posters, but only 1 has the sauce.  The lines will be out the door, forget it.


that's how I feel about the big neon sign at krispy kreme. i used to be thrilled for the freshest of fresh hot odnuts. now I know that it's a waste of time because all the poors from miles around bring their crotch monsters for the one-free-donut-per-person thing. The line of screaming kids goes out the farking door.
(for real, it's cool that poor kids get free donuts, but i can't handle being in line for a half hour just to buy a coffee and get a free donut. nope. I don't even go there when the big light is on anymore)
 
2017-10-02 03:50:36 PM  

Snapper Carr: Here's a fun way to pass the time. Make a wager about which will come first - R&M s4, Venture Bros s7 or Winds of Winter.


Korgoth of Barbaria Season 1
 
2017-10-02 05:47:03 PM  
I haven't eaten McDonalds in over 20 years but there is a store 30 miles north of me that will have the sauce and I am freakin tempted.  I have no idea why but the R&M guys got me piqued.
 
2017-10-02 06:00:30 PM  
I don't understand. Is szechuan sauce not available anywhere else? Is it really that incredible, or are people just on the hypewagon?
 
2017-10-02 06:07:46 PM  

Dragonflew: I don't understand. Is szechuan sauce not available anywhere else? Is it really that incredible, or are people just on the hypewagon?


Hypewagon. McDonald's saw a cross-promotion opportunity and the R&M people really seem to enjoy the idea that they can get McDonald's to do something like this. It's just people having fun and everybody seems to know they're playing with a corporation who is callously exploiting their fun for profit.
 
2017-10-02 06:32:30 PM  

divx88: [YouTube video]


I was gonna pay the babish bus myself but I see your here doing the Lord's work already
 
2017-10-02 06:40:34 PM  
No participating McD's near me. Oh well, I guess I won't be visiting one any time soon.

Dragonflew: I don't understand. Is szechuan sauce not available anywhere else? Is it really that incredible, or are people just on the hypewagon?


It's just for the Rick and Morty thing. If you don't get it, you don't get it. There's nothing in it for you. Nothing to be gained by participating, nothing to be lost by not.
 
2017-10-02 06:44:19 PM  

thurstonxhowell: No participating McD's near me. Oh well, I guess I won't be visiting one any time soon.

Dragonflew: I don't understand. Is szechuan sauce not available anywhere else? Is it really that incredible, or are people just on the hypewagon?

It's just for the Rick and Morty thing. If you don't get it, you don't get it. There's nothing in it for you. Nothing to be gained by participating, nothing to be lost by not.


I have never even seen R&M, though I am pretty sick of it.
 
2017-10-02 06:59:21 PM  

Dragonflew: thurstonxhowell: No participating McD's near me. Oh well, I guess I won't be visiting one any time soon.

Dragonflew: I don't understand. Is szechuan sauce not available anywhere else? Is it really that incredible, or are people just on the hypewagon?

It's just for the Rick and Morty thing. If you don't get it, you don't get it. There's nothing in it for you. Nothing to be gained by participating, nothing to be lost by not.

I have never even seen R&M, though I am pretty sick of it.


I love this show and hate its fans. Especially on the internet.

The only McDonalds close with the sauce is literally 1 block away from the campus of UC Berkeley. fark THAT. The lines will be horrendous. And they're opening it up at 2pm. Even more stoner friendly.
 
2017-10-02 07:00:22 PM  

This text is now purple: Snapper Carr: PartTimeBuddha: Might live long enough to see Season 4. Might not. But I'm not going to feel as anxious waiting for it as I did with S.3.

Here's a fun way to pass the time. Make a wager about which will come first - R&M s4, Venture Bros s7 or Winds of Winter.

A Method for Madness.


This, dammitsomuch!
 
2017-10-02 07:15:46 PM  
One day? Do they want a riot. Because that is how you get riots.

Profitable, multi-million dollar riots at somebody else's expense. Better than all the advertising you can afford. Ask Trump about free advertising. He is the King of expropriation and freebies.

Bring this shiat back for a month. Then nobody will care by the end of it. And nobody will get hurt for that very reason.

I tried making some sauce using recipes on the web. It was not bad, but it was not great. No matter how much I did wrong, it was still more authentic than anything Disney or McDonalds have ever misappropriated from World Culture, though, so there is that.

Like potato chip flavours, new products at chain food restaurants are just the same old ingredients mixed in a slightly different way.

I have made fajitas with chicken croquettes. Not good, not great, not original. But exactly the same as a fajita made with McNuggets or their commercial competitors.
 
2017-10-02 07:49:44 PM  
Real talk, the Sriracha Mac sauce they've got now is really good.  Not so much on nuggets, but it was amazing on the McChicken.
 
2017-10-02 08:19:49 PM  

brantgoose: One day? Do they want a riot. Because that is how you get riots.


Oh god, here it comes....

Profitable, multi-million dollar riots at somebody else's expense. Better than all the advertising you can afford. Ask Trump

And there it is. Get a new shtick. I hate him too, but you don't have to ensure he appears in every farking thread.
 
2017-10-02 08:28:23 PM  

Boojum2k: This text is now purple: Snapper Carr: PartTimeBuddha: Might live long enough to see Season 4. Might not. But I'm not going to feel as anxious waiting for it as I did with S.3.

Here's a fun way to pass the time. Make a wager about which will come first - R&M s4, Venture Bros s7 or Winds of Winter.

A Method for Madness.

This, dammitsomuch!


So much time has elapsed, it's actually retrofuturistic now.
 
2017-10-02 09:00:31 PM  

Sgt Otter: Snapper Carr: PartTimeBuddha: Might live long enough to see Season 4. Might not. But I'm not going to feel as anxious waiting for it as I did with S.3.

Here's a fun way to pass the time. Make a wager about which will come first - R&M s4, Venture Bros s7 or Winds of Winter.

It's really annoying with a continuity-heavy show like The Venture Brothers.


Sorry about that. Osi stuff you know.
 
2017-10-02 09:32:31 PM  
What's more likely, some writer from Rick and Morty just LOVED the stuff, and McDonalds just happened to be willing to spend money to playing along, or McDonalds just paid for some product placement, and spent the bare minimum necessary to achieve the tie-in, however briefly?

Ya'll some suckers.
 
2017-10-02 09:49:16 PM  

Cpl.D: What's more likely, some writer from Rick and Morty just LOVED the stuff, and McDonalds just happened to be willing to spend money to playing along, or McDonalds just paid for some product placement, and spent the bare minimum necessary to achieve the tie-in, however briefly?

Ya'll some suckers.


I vaguely recall the sauce as being good, but I preferred the actual honey dip they had for my McNuggets.
 
2017-10-02 11:59:53 PM  
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2017-10-03 07:48:48 AM  

Fizpez: BretMavrik: There is only one.

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$11/jar on Amazon... worth it?

/loves me some spicy authentic Chinese dishes


I get it for $3 a jar in Hong Kong so I'm going to have to get used to the sticker shock and be more judicious in my use when I move back to the US unless I can find it cheaper at a Chinese/Asian supermarket. Either way, you should at least get one jar and try it out. I love it.
 
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