I’m sick today so it looks like you folks are stuck with another random thoughts column. Apologies.
Alright let us settle this once and for all. The hotdog is a sandwich. Yeah, yeah cry foul all you want, but the facts are the facts. A sandwich is bread encapsulating a filling of some sort. A hotdog is a meat, or probably several meats really, surrounded almost entirely by a bun.
Now, the main argument against a hotdog being a sandwich is the fact there is only one piece of bread. Malarkey, I say. The number of pieces of bread is irrelevant when it comes to the question of whether or not something is a sandwich. The defining factor is the style in which the bread is used. For instance, an open-faced sandwich is most definitely not a sandwich. It is an insidious lie enforced by the restaurant industry in order to save money on food costs. Don’t believe the hype, people. It’s just a pile of food.
Now let’s look at the hotdog bun by itself. If you made a PB and J with a hotdog bun, would it still be a sandwich? Yes, absolutely. Trading a sausage for the peanut butter would not change the classification of the meal. It would remain a sandwich. Therefore, a hotdog is indeed, a sandwich. Case closed.
(Now, does this have ramifications elsewhere? Of course. A hamburger is a sandwich. A burrito… a burrito is not a sandwich and I’ll tell you why. A tortilla is not bread. There, I said it. It is a starch, most definitely, and it deserves a place at the table of grain based foods no doubt, but it is not bread.)
Trump is still the president. I don’t have anything else to add. I’m just pointing it out in case anyone was having a good day.
This sobriety thing isn’t easy but it’s getting easier. I’m not tempted to drink, although there have been a few times at restaurants where there is a beer beside me and part of my brain starts casually pointing out that one beer won’t hurt, or even a tasting of whatever the restaurant has on tap. Then the rest of me points out, and rightly so, that a taste will lead to more tastings and within a month, I will be much, much poorer. So… yeah, it is what it is.
I am pleased to see It making some serious bank (I thought about writing “It made a killing” but puns are the Donald Trump of word play). Hopefully it will make up for the underwhelming performance of The Dark Tower, and as I wrote last week, will likely mean a slew of King properties coming to the theatre. If I had to put money down, I would suggest we are looking at remakes of Cujo and Christine in the next few years, with Tommyknockers not far behind. The Stand has a chance but its length will likely require a trilogy.
I’m not mad at any of this, in part because it will likely take the focus off superhero movies for a while, which will mean only quality superhero movies get made. I’m looking at you, Batfleck.
I’m done now.