Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Maybe i should write menus

The Mister and i were driving around together earlier today and we passed by (as in didn't even consider stopping) one of the ubiquitous McD*nald's that litter this area. The sign board read:

MCRIB IS BACK!!

The Mister was annoyed by the grammar. "Shouldn't it say 'McRibs ARE back?'"

"I don't know," i replied, "Maybe it's like their hash browns where you order A hash brown instead of SOME hash browns. Maybe it's a single lump of some vaguely pork-like meat reformed into a rib shape and then drowned in a sweet red sauce."

"You make it sound so tasty!"


I for one vow to eat TWICE as many as i ate last time they were available.

33 comments:

Maggie said...

you're such a glutton. heh.

"pork-like meat" - yeah. Only McD's so-called 'meats' don't even taste remotely like meat. Bleah.

Princess in Galoshes said...

Isn't 0 X 2 still 0?

Franki said...

they should just call it for what it really is: McSquirrel

McSquirrel is Back!

Brad said...

I was going to say I'd give a Mcrib a try on your recommendation. Then I thought it through. I'll take your word for it.

meno said...

maggie, that has been my experience there. That's why i avoid it. Dicks however, is another matter.

princess, Smart girl!

franki, or, McPossum!!! I like it!

brad, i have to confess that i have never actually eaten a Mcrib, so i am being judgmental with no basis. They might be delicious.....NAH!

Stucco said...

Schmoopie is like a crack addict with the McRib. Personally, I think the name is a code name from some shadowy cultlike McReligion.

From the Book of Grimace 2:21-
So the Clown God caused the Hamburgler to fall into a deep food coma; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the Hamburglar's McRibs and closed up the place with fries. Then the Clown God made a woman from the McRib he had taken out of the Hamburglar, and he brought her to the Hamburglar. She was still dripping in the flavored corn syrup sauce and dehydrated onions.

Maggie said...

Ooh I love Dick's! Ah, the memories. Late night eating Dick's watching all the wacky people walking by on Capitol Hill. Ah yeah.

Maggie said...

Maybe you could box me up one and send it? Probably wouldn't be the same...

lu said...

My dear sista cracka,

Whats we gots heya is a failure to communicate. Dis heya is a shout out dat M Crib is back---as in my Crib, or my place of residence.

MCrib baby. it be in da back.

(this is not about race, it is about the demographics and advertising buffoonery)

The Real Mother Hen said...

Hold on, hold on, I thought McRib is made from cow? not pork? I thought McDonald's is HALAL?! Wow, did I get it very wrong or what? :)

Btw, McRib, without the S, on the sigh, is correct. It's a collective noun in this case... I think.

The Real Mother Hen said...

I just googled it, it is really pork.
:o

Ok, I don't really like pork, but I like McRib! Bummer!

meno said...

stucco, seriously? She looks so normal. Love the Book of Grimace!

maggie, not to tease you, but we ate there last night. Yeah. I had a Deluxe, Fries and a vanilla shake. Eat your heart out babe!

lu, really? I have never seen an ad for these things! maybe i should watch more TV.

mother hen, they are that good? I best not ever try it/them then.

Cheesy said...

I tried one years ago when they first came out... YEARS ago lol.. wonder if they are the same frozen patties from then>? I'll never find out... don't do McD's anymore...

furiousBall said...

"pork like meat"

wow, you have coined a valuable phrase there! school lunchrooms now have an adjective!

Vanessa said...

icky!

Scott from Oregon said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihk9-lO5cQc

Daisy said...

I like the image you conjure of a McDonald's reform school, where naughty meats are sent until they learn to contribute to society.

meno said...

cheesy, Uncle Mickey's is only in case of the direst emergencies at our house.

furious, near pork? porkish?

vanessa, i'd have to try one to tell for sure. Scary.

scott, love it!

daisy, or until they learn not to cause heart disease.

Joan said...

Ewww..."pork-like meat?" What could possibly pass as pork and still taste good??? I think I'll pass all those McD*nalds without stopping. Oh wait...I do that now! :~)

patches said...

McDonald's serves food like substances? Who knew? I always thought it was just a convenient location to take a leak.

Schmoopie said...

For your information it is a "pressed pork patty." Drowning in a tasty barbeque sauce full of corn syrup that I love to dip my fries into. Disgustingly bad for me but what can I say? I love them. Most sane people don't understand the phrase McRib is Back. It means THE McRib. The one and only. Mmm...I've had 4 of them so far. One each weekend.

flutter said...

mmmmm porkish

Marshamlow said...

Happy Thanksgiving. I eat way more McDonald's than I care to admit. I am thinking of having a new year's resolution to eat no more McDonald's.

luckyzmom said...

We have fast food, maybe, as often as twice...okay, I'll give you three times a year, at the outside, for about five years now. It no longer tastes good. I remember having a McRib a long time ago and liking it. I wonder if I would now. I am not willing to try one in order to find out, though.

Clowncar said...

I think McRib is considered a one name celebrity. Like Britney. Or Jesus.

QT said...

Do NOT eat these - I've been told they are addictive. Granted, that guy was a huge pothead, but I don't want to risk it...

heartinsanfrancisco said...

McRoadkill is/are back. I leave the grammar (and the meat) to you.

Imez said...

There is a purpose to the asterisk, isn't there? Like, you don't want McDonalds to track you down? To know that you thought about them?

They already know.

Diane Mandy said...

Did you know McRib is regular feature at German McDonalds--as is beer? Yes, you can order a happy meal and a beer.

meno said...

joan, i think that's the smartest thing to do.

patches, that's what i use them for!!

schmoopie, wow. you ARE an addict. I think i'll just say no to McRib.

flutter, get porked?

marsha, thank you! That sounds like an excellent resolution.

luckyzmom, yeah, i think i'll just stay away from them too.

clowncar, Ha! that's funny. Maybe this is where that rib Cher supposedly had removed went.

qt, now that i have been warned, i will avoid them as if i were vegan.

hearts, McPossum?

imez, i dunno, sometimes people do that to keep other people from googling McDonalds and arriving at their blog. But i can't see it really making any difference.

diane, that would make it a truly happy meal.

Tink said...

Franki LMAO! EW!

Andrea Frazer - Pass the Zoloft said...

Ha ha ha! You must do a post on how to name food.

sari said...

Did you ever see The Simpsons episode where Homer was addicted to the rib sandwiches? Classic.