Author Topic: have you heard about...?  (Read 87698 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online PG

  • Gamehendge
  • ****
  • Posts: 14026
  • Karma: 1079
  • Gender: Male
  • Something's happening.
    • My Shows
Re: have you heard about...?
« Reply #2505 on: May 15, 2012, 01:39:23 PM »
The sandwich turns 250...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-18010424

Quote
When John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, ordered beef served between slices of bread about 250 years ago he probably did not think his request would become a global convenience meal.

The story goes that the Earl asked for the particular serving so that he could eat while continuing to play cards and his friends asked "to have the same as Sandwich", according to the British Sandwich Association.

The first written record of the sandwich was in 1762 and the Kent town of Sandwich, which is the earldom of the Montagu family, is celebrating the 250th anniversary of the meal.

Sir Edward Montagu, a prominent naval commander, became the first Earl of Sandwich when he was offered a peerage in 1660.
Sandwich not Portsmouth

Steve Laslett, one of the organisers of the Sandwich Celebration Festival, said Sir Edward Montagu chose the title because "at the time Sandwich was the premiere sea port in England".

"When he was offered the earldom he could have chosen Portsmouth but he chose Sandwich - today we could be eating a Portsmouth."

Mr Laslett added: "The fourth Earl was a complex character.

"He's First Lord of the Admiralty three times but he was a bit of a lad and he did stay up all night playing cards on many occasions."

Foodsmith Sam Bompas said the Earl of Sandwich was eating with his fingers "when cutlery was de rigueur".

"Eating of record at the time was service á la française where all the food went on the table at the same time and there was an elaborate ritual of carving, aided by troops of servants," said Mr Bompas.

"What you have with the sandwich is the shock of informality. He was a daring man to eat in such a way coming from his social background."

Mr Bompas added that he found it odd that the sandwich did not exist before the Earl of Sandwich ordered meat between slices of bread.

"Other people were probably eating in that way anyway but they were people who weren't written about," he said.
'It's bizarre'

Over the weekend the east Kent town hosts sandwich-making competitions and re-enactments of the moment the fourth Earl of Sandwich asked for the food in bread.
Sandwich (food)
The fourth Earl of Sandwich was considered "a daring man" to eat with his fingers

Sandwich Celebration Festival organiser Mandy Wilkins said it had had interest from around the world, including America, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, France and Russia.

Ms Wilkins said: "The sandwich is a global food and Sandwich, our town, is just a little town full of medieval buildings.

"It's bizarre that such an important food item should be named after us."

On Sunday the 11th Earl of Sandwich, who shares his name with the fourth Earl after which the sandwich is said to be named, hosts a lunch in Sandwich.

John Montagu said: "I am delighted to wish a happy 250th birthday to the sandwich.

"My ancestor, the 4th Earl, could never have imagined that his simple invention would spawn a multi-billion dollar industry, employing hundreds of thousands of people in this country."

According to the British Sandwich Association the industry employs more than 300,000 people in the UK and has a commercial value of over £6bn.

Mr Montagu added: "My favourite sandwich is a traditional one: roast beef and hot horseradish on freshly baked bread."
I've been coming to where I am from the get go
Find that I can groove with the beat when I let go
So put your worries on hold
Get up and groove with the rhythm in your soul

Offline phil

  • Wrote the Book
  • **
  • Posts: 4305
  • Karma: 133
  • Gender: Male
  • The Original Shermdogg Pillionaire
Re: have you heard about...?
« Reply #2506 on: May 15, 2012, 08:22:53 PM »
Quote
Brewers closer John Axford’s streak of 49 consecutive saves ended on Friday. Axford had to leave the stadium before speaking with the media after the game, but he had a good reason: his wife had gone into premature labor. Yet he was kind enough to leave a note for the media addressing his performance.

ESPN Playbook has leaned on its dubious sources, who subsequently unearthed similar notes from other athletes. Take a look:


http://espn.go.com/blog/playbook/fandom/post/_/id/2467/john-axford-inspires-other-athlete-notes
sure we tend to ramble, but that was a 3 page off topic tangent on crack and doses for breakfast?

Hey, I don't know anything. Please help.

Offline mbw

  • Gamehendge
  • ****
  • Posts: 14082
  • Karma: 1709
  • Gender: Male
Re: have you heard about...?
« Reply #2507 on: May 15, 2012, 08:30:16 PM »
The sandwich turns 250...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-18010424

Quote
When John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, ordered beef served between slices of bread about 250 years ago he probably did not think his request would become a global convenience meal.

The story goes that the Earl asked for the particular serving so that he could eat while continuing to play cards and his friends asked "to have the same as Sandwich", according to the British Sandwich Association.

The first written record of the sandwich was in 1762 and the Kent town of Sandwich, which is the earldom of the Montagu family, is celebrating the 250th anniversary of the meal.

Sir Edward Montagu, a prominent naval commander, became the first Earl of Sandwich when he was offered a peerage in 1660.
Sandwich not Portsmouth

Steve Laslett, one of the organisers of the Sandwich Celebration Festival, said Sir Edward Montagu chose the title because "at the time Sandwich was the premiere sea port in England".

"When he was offered the earldom he could have chosen Portsmouth but he chose Sandwich - today we could be eating a Portsmouth."

Mr Laslett added: "The fourth Earl was a complex character.

"He's First Lord of the Admiralty three times but he was a bit of a lad and he did stay up all night playing cards on many occasions."

Foodsmith Sam Bompas said the Earl of Sandwich was eating with his fingers "when cutlery was de rigueur".

"Eating of record at the time was service á la française where all the food went on the table at the same time and there was an elaborate ritual of carving, aided by troops of servants," said Mr Bompas.

"What you have with the sandwich is the shock of informality. He was a daring man to eat in such a way coming from his social background."

Mr Bompas added that he found it odd that the sandwich did not exist before the Earl of Sandwich ordered meat between slices of bread.

"Other people were probably eating in that way anyway but they were people who weren't written about," he said.
'It's bizarre'

Over the weekend the east Kent town hosts sandwich-making competitions and re-enactments of the moment the fourth Earl of Sandwich asked for the food in bread.
Sandwich (food)
The fourth Earl of Sandwich was considered "a daring man" to eat with his fingers

Sandwich Celebration Festival organiser Mandy Wilkins said it had had interest from around the world, including America, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, France and Russia.

Ms Wilkins said: "The sandwich is a global food and Sandwich, our town, is just a little town full of medieval buildings.

"It's bizarre that such an important food item should be named after us."

On Sunday the 11th Earl of Sandwich, who shares his name with the fourth Earl after which the sandwich is said to be named, hosts a lunch in Sandwich.

John Montagu said: "I am delighted to wish a happy 250th birthday to the sandwich.

"My ancestor, the 4th Earl, could never have imagined that his simple invention would spawn a multi-billion dollar industry, employing hundreds of thousands of people in this country."

According to the British Sandwich Association the industry employs more than 300,000 people in the UK and has a commercial value of over £6bn.

Mr Montagu added: "My favourite sandwich is a traditional one: roast beef and hot horseradish on freshly baked bread."

Lord and Lady Douchebag!

Offline Buffalo Budd

  • Gamehendge
  • ****
  • Posts: 11883
  • Karma: 533
  • Gender: Male
  • 'Looking for owls?' the young man asked.
Re: have you heard about...?
« Reply #2508 on: May 15, 2012, 11:33:38 PM »
AWESOME!!!!!

Quite possibly the greatest invention ever!

The sandwich turns 250...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-18010424

Quote
When John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, ordered beef served between slices of bread about 250 years ago he probably did not think his request would become a global convenience meal.

The story goes that the Earl asked for the particular serving so that he could eat while continuing to play cards and his friends asked "to have the same as Sandwich", according to the British Sandwich Association.

The first written record of the sandwich was in 1762 and the Kent town of Sandwich, which is the earldom of the Montagu family, is celebrating the 250th anniversary of the meal.

Sir Edward Montagu, a prominent naval commander, became the first Earl of Sandwich when he was offered a peerage in 1660.
Sandwich not Portsmouth

Steve Laslett, one of the organisers of the Sandwich Celebration Festival, said Sir Edward Montagu chose the title because "at the time Sandwich was the premiere sea port in England".

"When he was offered the earldom he could have chosen Portsmouth but he chose Sandwich - today we could be eating a Portsmouth."

Mr Laslett added: "The fourth Earl was a complex character.

"He's First Lord of the Admiralty three times but he was a bit of a lad and he did stay up all night playing cards on many occasions."

Foodsmith Sam Bompas said the Earl of Sandwich was eating with his fingers "when cutlery was de rigueur".

"Eating of record at the time was service á la française where all the food went on the table at the same time and there was an elaborate ritual of carving, aided by troops of servants," said Mr Bompas.

"What you have with the sandwich is the shock of informality. He was a daring man to eat in such a way coming from his social background."

Mr Bompas added that he found it odd that the sandwich did not exist before the Earl of Sandwich ordered meat between slices of bread.

"Other people were probably eating in that way anyway but they were people who weren't written about," he said.
'It's bizarre'

Over the weekend the east Kent town hosts sandwich-making competitions and re-enactments of the moment the fourth Earl of Sandwich asked for the food in bread.
Sandwich (food)
The fourth Earl of Sandwich was considered "a daring man" to eat with his fingers

Sandwich Celebration Festival organiser Mandy Wilkins said it had had interest from around the world, including America, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, France and Russia.

Ms Wilkins said: "The sandwich is a global food and Sandwich, our town, is just a little town full of medieval buildings.

"It's bizarre that such an important food item should be named after us."

On Sunday the 11th Earl of Sandwich, who shares his name with the fourth Earl after which the sandwich is said to be named, hosts a lunch in Sandwich.

John Montagu said: "I am delighted to wish a happy 250th birthday to the sandwich.

"My ancestor, the 4th Earl, could never have imagined that his simple invention would spawn a multi-billion dollar industry, employing hundreds of thousands of people in this country."

According to the British Sandwich Association the industry employs more than 300,000 people in the UK and has a commercial value of over £6bn.

Mr Montagu added: "My favourite sandwich is a traditional one: roast beef and hot horseradish on freshly baked bread."
its still probably the most fun place to be in most towns on any given night.
My records are my media for music. They are to be played. Loud and as often as possible.

Online ytowndan

  • Stole The Book
  • Media Center Admin
  • In the Band
  • ***
  • Posts: 8852
  • Karma: 1259
  • Gender: Male
    • My List
Re: have you heard about...?
« Reply #2509 on: May 17, 2012, 08:56:07 PM »
You never drink alone when you have something good to listen to.

Offline khalpin

  • In the Band
  • ***
  • Posts: 5750
  • Karma: 640
Re: have you heard about...?
« Reply #2510 on: May 17, 2012, 09:28:13 PM »

Offline gah

  • Dans et hors du foyer, le temps tourne le temps, élastiques virages
  • Gamehendge
  • ***
  • Posts: 15166
  • Karma: 645
  • Gender: Male
  • The circus is the place for me....
Re: have you heard about...?
« Reply #2511 on: May 18, 2012, 09:49:59 AM »
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own.

Offline UncleEbinezer

  • In the Band
  • ***
  • Posts: 6098
  • Karma: 265
  • Gender: Male
  • The Paug is my Facebook
Re: have you heard about...?
« Reply #2512 on: May 18, 2012, 10:56:48 AM »
Quote from: bvaz
if you ever gacve me free beer, I'd bankrupt you  :-D

Offline mbw

  • Gamehendge
  • ****
  • Posts: 14082
  • Karma: 1709
  • Gender: Male
Re: have you heard about...?
« Reply #2513 on: May 18, 2012, 11:03:10 AM »
Speaking of the sandwich. . .

Boy finds finger in Arby's roast beef sandwich
Awesome!

What's the goofball smiling about? Gross!  :-o

My stomach turned just reading about it.

another reason why no one in their right mind should ever eat at arby's.

Offline UncleEbinezer

  • In the Band
  • ***
  • Posts: 6098
  • Karma: 265
  • Gender: Male
  • The Paug is my Facebook
Re: have you heard about...?
« Reply #2514 on: May 18, 2012, 11:10:48 AM »
Speaking of the sandwich. . .

Boy finds finger in Arby's roast beef sandwich
Awesome!

What's the goofball smiling about? Gross!  :-o

My stomach turned just reading about it.

another reason why no one in their right mind should ever eat at arby's.

but the curly fries man, the curly fries...
Quote from: bvaz
if you ever gacve me free beer, I'd bankrupt you  :-D

Online PG

  • Gamehendge
  • ****
  • Posts: 14026
  • Karma: 1079
  • Gender: Male
  • Something's happening.
    • My Shows
Re: have you heard about...?
« Reply #2515 on: May 18, 2012, 11:23:29 AM »
I've been coming to where I am from the get go
Find that I can groove with the beat when I let go
So put your worries on hold
Get up and groove with the rhythm in your soul

Offline V00D00BR3W

  • In the Band
  • ***
  • Posts: 6186
  • Karma: 232
  • Gender: Male
Re: have you heard about...?
« Reply #2516 on: May 18, 2012, 01:55:21 PM »
Speaking of the sandwich. . .

Boy finds finger in Arby's roast beef sandwich

By coincidence, today a coworker of mine got Arby's for lunch. I didn't want to ruin her meal by telling this story...
Now I keep the windows open wide

Offline rowjimmy

  • Head Ache
  • 'Paug Admin
  • In the OTHER Band
  • ****
  • Posts: 45057
  • Karma: 2023
  • Gender: Male
  • No Questions. Just Rawk
    • Row Knows
Re: have you heard about...?
« Reply #2517 on: May 22, 2012, 03:48:51 PM »

Offline mistercharlie

  • Gave the Book to the Library
  • Gamehendge
  • ***
  • Posts: 18528
  • Karma: 1203
  • Gender: Male
  • Winter is Coming
Re: have you heard about...?
« Reply #2518 on: May 22, 2012, 04:06:06 PM »
Man caught in Bangkok with six roasted golden baby fetuses in luggage

http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/183297/man-caught-in-bangkok-with-six-roasted-golden-baby-fetuses-in-luggage/

That's definitely a strange story, but make sure to click the related story at the bottom. 'Man pleads guilty to sewing son's buttcheecks together.'

http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/183322/man-pleads-guilty-to-sewing-sons-buttcheecks-together/
You haven't lived until you've had a robot shart in your ear and followed along in the live setlist thread while it happens. 
Mister Charlie told you so.

Offline V00D00BR3W

  • In the Band
  • ***
  • Posts: 6186
  • Karma: 232
  • Gender: Male
Re: have you heard about...?
« Reply #2519 on: May 22, 2012, 04:17:09 PM »
Man caught in Bangkok with six roasted golden baby fetuses in luggage

http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/183297/man-caught-in-bangkok-with-six-roasted-golden-baby-fetuses-in-luggage/

Funny, I was just reading the same story. We have Aug to thank.
Now I keep the windows open wide