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(Fark and Schnitt)   On this week's episode of Fark and Schnitt, Drew and Todd get down to the bottom of the nation-wide French Fry shortage. Plus a deep dive on the Florida Man who told Trump it was OK to drink bleach and the current media meta on Schrödinger's Kim Jung Un   (podcasts.apple.com) divider line
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2020-04-28 4:03:06 PM  
Also next week if things work out we're interviewing Peter Sagal
 
2020-04-28 4:09:41 PM  

Drew: Peter Sagal


Wait does this mean we have a chance of hearing Drew one day on "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me"  ?
 
2020-04-28 4:21:11 PM  
Except they didn't really get to the bottom of it.

I assume before the virus there was no greater disparity when it comes to how much a particular food is eaten in restaurants versus at home than french fries.  Obviously the industrial fryers do it best, but now people are deciding at home options are better than nothing.
 
2020-04-28 4:23:03 PM  

Capo Del Bandito: Drew: Peter Sagal

Wait does this mean we have a chance of hearing Drew one day on "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me"  ?


I was on once before, was several years hence.  It was a blast
 
2020-04-28 4:45:13 PM  
cool. first time i have heard drew's voice.
 
2020-04-28 5:28:40 PM  
The true crime is that all those potatoes weren't simply fermented somehow.
 
2020-04-28 5:30:16 PM  
When I'm not farking, I'm listening to Peter Sagal on the radio.
You may quote me.
 
2020-04-28 5:52:41 PM  

some_beer_drinker: cool. first time i have heard drew's voice.


It still haunts me.
 
2020-04-28 6:09:40 PM  

some_beer_drinker: cool. first time i have heard drew's voice.


Without paying $4.99/minute you mean?
 
2020-04-28 7:19:29 PM  
Did Drew stop asking got money once people requested a breakdown of his expenses?
 
2020-04-28 7:19:53 PM  

Karma Chameleon: Did Drew stop asking got money once people requested a breakdown of his expenses?


For*
 
2020-04-28 7:47:01 PM  
He wanted to INJECT disinfectants.
 
2020-04-28 8:14:48 PM  

Karma Chameleon: Did Drew stop asking got money once people requested a breakdown of his expenses?


He made his nut, now it's back to the same ol' same ol'.
 
2020-04-28 8:29:48 PM  
Loblaws has been out of lattice-cut frozen potatoes, and getting low on regular fries but still has (expensive wedges). I bought some expensive quality shoestrings and some Smiles (processed potato tots in shape of Smiley faces). Why? Because I come from McCain Land, people. It's the patriotic thing to do.

I knew they were going to run out of the mixed frozen fruit I like, but there's still plenty of mangoes. Bought Medjoul dates and frozen mango, leaving the bananas for the poor people who used to have jobs.

Yes, they have bananas. They still have bananas today!
 
2020-04-28 8:36:18 PM  
I'd believe the South Koreans. They are way closer to the action and experts in sovietology korean-style. Also they are smarter, more beautiful and a much more natural shade of golden brown than Donald Cheetolini.

Trump wants to throw them out with the bath water, which means no ten minute warning when a nuke is fired at Vancouver or Los Angeles. Stupidest turd in the prepper soup bucket.

Go with Second Best Korea. They have the real dope if anybody does.
 
2020-04-28 8:39:12 PM  
The USA has too many farking counties. Most of them named "Madison". 3,600 counties. Nobody knows how many millions of acres the landed nobility and gentry own because you have to search by county, and their holdings are all over. Get rid of the duplicate states and merge the counties down to under 2,000.
 
2020-04-28 8:47:23 PM  
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2020-04-29 8:15:14 AM  

12349876: Except they didn't really get to the bottom of it.

I assume before the virus there was no greater disparity when it comes to how much a particular food is eaten in restaurants versus at home than french fries.  Obviously the industrial fryers do it best, but now people are deciding at home options are better than nothing.


French fry shortage is caused by Covid 19 cases at the plants - have to shut down the plant, clean it and wait for the employees to test negative.  This is also happening to other pack plant industries.
 
2020-04-29 9:16:06 AM  
I think I need to take more Farkitol
 
2020-04-29 10:12:15 AM  

brantgoose: The USA has too many farking counties. Most of them named "Madison". 3,600 counties. Nobody knows how many millions of acres the landed nobility and gentry own because you have to search by county, and their holdings are all over. Get rid of the duplicate states and merge the counties down to under 2,000.


They are mostly tiny things, too. Texas for example has counties slightly larger than a Homestead.

California meanwhile has counties the size of small to medium states. Kern is the size of Kentucky, and the rest are generally larger than most of the Northeastern states.
 
2020-04-29 11:49:12 AM  

some_beer_drinker: cool. first time i have heard drew's voice.


He sounds like Clint Howard.
 
2020-04-29 12:27:25 PM  
It makes me wonder if after all this, there could be a rethinking to all this large scale food processing.  Serious question: would it be so terrible to go back to local(ish) farming?  Probably, but still, the whole "most of the pork is packaged in one place" thing seems untenable, and short sighted.  All the eggs in one basket, if you will.

I know it's been that way for a long time, but it has always bothered me. If I could buy everything local,

Wishful thinking, I suppose.  But wouldn't it be nice if just because one plant had to shut down, it didn't disrupt the entire supply chain?
 
2020-04-29 2:43:07 PM  

brantgoose: The USA has too many farking counties. Most of them named "Madison". 3,600 counties. Nobody knows how many millions of acres the landed nobility and gentry own because you have to search by county, and their holdings are all over. Get rid of the duplicate states and merge the counties down to under 2,000.


P.S. brantgoose is NOT a crackpot
 
2020-04-29 4:38:29 PM  
I'll tune in to hear the Peter Sagal interview. I listen to Wait, Wait every week.
 
2020-04-30 4:09:24 AM  

12349876: Except they didn't really get to the bottom of it.

I assume before the virus there was no greater disparity when it comes to how much a particular food is eaten in restaurants versus at home than french fries.  Obviously the industrial fryers do it best, but now people are deciding at home options are better than nothing.


He came out and said that it was a supply line issue. The restaurants have their freezers full of fries they can't sell, and their reserves are also full.

The french fry companies can't package and distribute based on the increased demand, and their current supply lines can't handle it. They can't get their products into the stores fast enough to warrant buying all of the potatoes that the farmers have.

Thus we have potatoes with no velocity sitting in the ground, when normally they'd be sent off to be preserved, and he has increased competition from all of the cancelled orders out there. The farmer can either process and store them himself, which would greatly hit his profit margins, but still make money IF he can sell them, or grind them up and eat the loss.

There's nothing in this about factories closing. Only 40% of the restaurants closing, and restaurant demand dropping far more than that.
 
2020-04-30 12:59:43 PM  

12349876: I assume before the virus there was no greater disparity when it comes to how much a particular food is eaten in restaurants versus at home than french fries.  Obviously the industrial fryers do it best, but now people are deciding at home options are better than nothing.


Only the suckers who cook fries in the oven...!
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