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Re: News in brief

Postby sardia » Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:00 pm UTC

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/1 ... ate-243918
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Re: News in brief

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Re: News in brief

Postby Mutex » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:25 pm UTC

Isn't normal cheeseburger construction, from top to bottom: tomato, lettuce, cheese, meat? They both look wrong to me.

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Re: News in brief

Postby orthogon » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:32 pm UTC

Mutex wrote:Isn't normal cheeseburger construction, from top to bottom: tomato, lettuce, cheese, meat? They both look wrong to me.

There might be an argument for putting the lettuce on top of the tomato on the basis that it would protect the bun from becoming ensoggied by the water in the tomato. The cheese on the bottom is definitely the wrongest thing about it, though.
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Re: News in brief

Postby K-R » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:55 pm UTC

Cheeseburgers have lettuce and tomato?

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Re: News in brief

Postby Thesh » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:56 pm UTC

Bottom Bun, Lettuce, Tomato, Beef, Cheese, Sauce, Top Bun.
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Re: News in brief

Postby Mutex » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:06 pm UTC

Thesh wrote:Bottom Bun, Lettuce, Tomato, Beef, Cheese, Sauce, Top Bun.

So Google's one is just upside down?

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Re: News in brief

Postby ObsessoMom » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:33 pm UTC

I'm more concerned about the impossible beer.

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Re: News in brief

Postby Chen » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:38 pm UTC

orthogon wrote:The cheese on the bottom is definitely the wrongest thing about it, though.


Agreed. I mean it would take a whole extra step of flipping either the patty with cheese over or flipping the entire burger in the end to end up with a burger with cheese on the bottom. Unless the cheese wasn't melted. But that's just as much nonsense IMO.

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Re: News in brief

Postby freezeblade » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:57 pm UTC

Top Bun
Sauce (mayo based)
Tomato
Cheese
Meat
Lettuce
Pickles
Sauce (mustard/ketchup based)
Bottom Bun
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Re: News in brief

Postby Soupspoon » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:25 pm UTC

Bottom Bun
Cheese
Lettuce
Meat
Pickles
Sauce (mayo based)
Sauce (mustard/ketchup based)
Top Bun

Redone alphabetically, to satisfy my CDO. Without the tomato, because I don't like tomato slices.
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Re: News in brief

Postby eran_rathan » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:26 pm UTC

freezeblade wrote:Top Bun
Sauce (mayo based)
Tomato
Cheese
Meat
Lettuce
Pickles
Sauce (mustard/ketchup based)
Bottom Bun


There is something seriously wrong with this construction, namely 1. It contains tomatoes, which is as we all know a nightshade plant and therefore poisonous, and 2. Wet fruits such as pickles or (shudder) tomatoes should never be next to the bun. Clearly, the order is

Top bun
Sauce (mustard or Mayo or BBQ sauce)
Lettuce (or spinach)
Pickles (bread and butters, the best pickles)
Onions/peppers
Bacon (optional)
Cheese
Meat
Sauce
Bottom bun
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Re: News in brief

Postby Mutex » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:27 pm UTC

The bun being upside down and the cheese melted over the lettuce are just a couple of reasons why burgers usually aren't constructed alphabetically.

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Re: News in brief

Postby CorruptUser » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:32 pm UTC

Pfeh, the correct order is

Top pretzel bun
Crushed eye of newt mixed with the dye of buddhist monks, suspended in fouled wine
Sliced fruit of nightshade
The beast mother's milk, curdled
The flesh of the beast, seared
Bottom pretzel bun
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Re: News in brief

Postby eran_rathan » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:34 pm UTC

pretzel bun? Pretzel bun?! You heathen! :lol:
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Re: News in brief

Postby SDK » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:37 pm UTC

CorruptUser wrote:The beast mother's milk, curdled
The flesh of the beast, seared

Have you been reading UNSONG? Uriel is going to kick your ass for this burger construction.
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Re: News in brief

Postby freezeblade » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:15 pm UTC

eran_rathan wrote:
There is something seriously wrong with this construction, namely 1. It contains tomatoes, which is as we all know a nightshade plant and therefore poisonous, and 2. Wet fruits such as pickles or (shudder) tomatoes should never be next to the bun.


1. Nightshades are amazing. Try a roasted poblano pepper on a burger, amazing.
2. the oil from the mayo based sauce keeps the bun from soaking up the tomato, you also use low-moisture tomato slices (cut ahead of time and drained, or use a less juicy variety).
3. The location of the pickles is as such that it stays put when near the bun, when put closer to the lettuce, the sandwich becomes less structurally stable.
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