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Clam sandy: FAIL

So I was excited to order something new and different from Greenpoint's Park Luncheonette, but they were apparently out of clams, or sandwiches, or something. In any case, I didn't get my clam sandy and I settled for an admittedly good Tex-Mex burger loaded with jalapeños and guac.

But besides not getting what I wanted, which I should be used to by now, I was upset again by the burger vs. sandwich controversy. What is a sandwich? A piece of meat between two pieces of bread. What is a burger? A piece of meat between two pieces of bread. Talk about specifics all you want, but break it down to the basics, and that's the truth you're left with.

It's impossible quandaries like this that led me to existentialism, and ultimately, hopelessness. Where is the meaning in these stupid sandwiches!? Is salami just salami, or is it something more? Is pastrami more valuable somehow? I'm inclined to think so, but who's to say? Jesus? He's dead! He's dead.

Just kidding. But seriously, why the hell isn't a burger a sandwich? It ain't but my gut tells me it is, it is.

Comments

Justin said…
I have a feeling this subject will re-surface in the worst of ways. Nice cheesy kitty sandwich too.
Vanessa said…
Went to Wikipedia for a somewhat definitive answer...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamburger


Never would have though Sandwiches and Existentialism would be discussed together... nor one a cause and the other a direct effect. *disturbing*
Alex said…
This is not the first time. I took up the issue in '07. Unfortunately, little headway has been made and we're little closer to the truth.

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