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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Food Tip of the Day

You're starving. You're in a third-world country. You're at the airport and you see a sandwich vendor. You buy one of his delectable sandwiches and are very excited to eat it, when you realize he hands you a sandwich that's been sitting out, unrefrigerated. Do you eat it anyway? If you're feeling lucky. My eating of such a sandwich resulted in about 36 hours of stomach discomfort, thankfully AFTER I returned home. Still, in general, you never what strains of salmonella, typhoid or syphilis you can get from such a sandwich. When in doubt, throw it out.


Blogger Jules said...

I loved the pic for delectable. Ha! Who IS that cute girl?!?

16 August, 2005 10:53

Blogger Pete said...

Now we should point out that you weren't starving. There are actually people in 3rd world countries starving. You were merely hungry.

16 August, 2005 11:24

Blogger Kris said...

I have an issue with the "when in doubt throw it out" link...it says not to rely on sight...ok, smell..ok, or taste...um, not ok. If you were in doubt from sight or smell, why did you taste?

16 August, 2005 12:17

Blogger Jay said...

Re: the starving comment. You're right. I wasn't starving, but I couldn't resist that photo of "starvin marvin" to illustrate my point. Kris, I agree...if food looks or smells bad, it is bad. But, I think what they are trying to say is, it may go bad before it shows visibly, or smells olfactorally,

16 August, 2005 15:05

Blogger Jay said...

BTW, my favorite photo, I think, is the one of the sandwich vendor. Hey, shady!

16 August, 2005 15:12

Blogger Jay said...

And that cute girl is my GIRLFRIEND!!!!! Cyber smooch!

16 August, 2005 15:12

Blogger Kris said...

EWWW, cyber PDA!

16 August, 2005 19:47

Blogger Jules said...

i think i just threw up a little in my mouth.

17 August, 2005 09:08

Anonymous Christine said...


17 August, 2005 15:09

Blogger Pete said...

Re: The previous 4 comments


17 August, 2005 15:11

Blogger Jules said...

What now?
CA, the involuntary vomiting was not for YOU. You are lovely, my dear.

My jew-fro is frizzing out, I look like Screech.

17 August, 2005 15:15

Blogger Jay said...

One other thing regarding the sandwich vendor. Be glad you don't want the sandwich on the guy's CROTCH! I mean SERIOUSLY! What kind of sicko is this?

17 August, 2005 17:12


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