Taylor has talked about fast food a lot lately in his blog, so I feel left out not doing so a litle as well.
To me, Arby's is one of the better fast food restaurants around -- even withstanding 10+ years ago when in society's opinion I'd still qualify as being an impressionable youth, The Simpsons made fun of it with the line, "I'm so hungry, I'd even eat...Arby's." I guess the line never rubbed off on me or turned me into an Arby's hater. Anyway , more to why I'm bringing Arby's up. It's saddening, and perhaps a sign of the times, how drastically Arby's "pick 5" deal has changed. I remember at first when it was pick 5 for $5. That was a few years ago. Then they changed it to pick 5 for $5.95. And now it's a pick 4 for $5. Notice each time the value is decreasing, though it doesn't end there. I'm an Arby's connoisseur,
so I also noticed that now the sandwich options in this pick 'em are "junior" sandwiches -- the things from the kid's menu!!! I know back in the day they were at least from the adult menu. Blasphemy. I'm half kidding, I'm not really that hardcore about Arby's.
Another thing I learned on my recent trip to Arizona is that apparently Jack in the Box is kind of a laughing stock of a restaurant. I had tried it out a few times after getting my place in California, and thought pretty highly of it. The burgers are pretty good, they have a large variety of food (I love ordering 5 or 6 different things and having a little of each of them), and most importantly, the churros are amazing and a must-have each visit. But yeah, apparently Jack in the Box sucks.
Finally, I'd rate Culvers as the #1 fast food joint. Best burgers I've ever tasted from a fast food restaurant (yes that includes In N Out), huge variety, and awesome malts with tons of flavors -- too bad they don't have them out west or not so much in the south -- all you southerners who loooove fast food would eat it up. Haha, kidding again.
I haven't been listening to "pop" radio stations as much lately, so only in the past few days did I finally hear the latest Eminem/Dre single, "Crack a Bottle." I remember back in high school, one of the popular rap songs by Snoop Dogg/Dre was "The Next Episode," of which, in the album the song ends with the lyrics, "smoke weed every day..." I remember that, as well as any other reference to weed, was bleeped out from the song when it was played on the radio. However, listening to "Crack a Bottle," it begins, "In this corner, weighing in 175lbs, with a record of 17 rapes, 400 assaults, and 4 murders, the undisputed, and still the most diabolical villain in the world, Slim Shady..." Now I dunno, but isn't the glorification of violent crimes and being a criminal just as bad, if not worse, than the glorification of weed? I mean if it were me I'd censor neither of them, but if I was a parent and had to choose one, I'd rather have the song that's trying to say it's cool to rape and kill get the axe first. Maybe this just falls along the same line of our country saying someone's mature enough to decide to die for their country at 18, but not mature enough to drink alcohol until they're 21, or the government saying it's ok for a church to throw a bingo fundraiser, yet it's not ok for a grown person to gamble on a game of poker online. If I were in charge I'd try to find some level of consistency across the board.
A song I just recently heard that I like:
I'm out, more in a few days.