Is a hot dog a sandwich?
A sandwich is meat between bread. A hotdog is meat served in a bun. Some argue that this makes it a sandwich while others argue that the fact that the bun is hinged rather than sliced all the way through means it isn’t. I dunno because a “pocket sandwich” isn’t sliced all the way though.
Some say that since the Krauts started messing with Wieners somewhere around Vienna and Frankfurt about a 100 years before the Earl of Sandwich had his revelation, you can’t call a hotdog a sandwich. Good argument but sometimes modern terms are applied to older objects so the next time you go to the ballpark enjoy your phallic sandwich.
In the interests of civil and open discussion two dissenting viewpoints:
Cubs 5 Padres 4 | Phillies 5 Marlins 1 | Reds Nationals PP
Why is a showoff called a hotdog instead of sandwich?
What’s the difference between hamming it up and showing off? Sure a hotdog covered with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese sauce and five types of diced peppers is showing off but that’s only because it’s doing its best imitation of a Reuben. A hotdog with just mustard on it is hoping that you fall asleep before you eat it. Isn’t “dude’s a ham sandwich” much better?
Pirates 7 Cardinals 6 | Red Sox 4 Yankees 1 | Angels 7
Is there a God after all?
With 54 games left to play the Yankees are 7.5 games behind the Red Sox. Looks highly likely that they’re gonna wind up as a 102 win wild card. My bet is that they’ll be squaring off with the Money Ball Athletics. What could be sweeter?
Braves 2 Mets 1 | White Sox 3 Rays 2 (F/10) | Rangers 11 Orioles 3
Which came first the chicken or the egg?
Eggs come out of chickens and chickens come out of eggs. Each has to be first, so which one is the first first? Plutarch concluded that this is a matter of infinite regress with no beginning and that therefore who’s on first. But we modern stat heads can’t settle for that.
Some evolutionary biologists insist that the answer is clearly the egg. They explain that the first chicken egg was laid by a proto chicken, preceded by a proto proto chicken laying the first proto chicken egg and so on. But that still leaves us with the conundrum of infinite regress. That’s why it is so important to find out if there is a God this season.
Brewers 5 Rockies 3 | Twins 6 Royals 4 | Diamondbacks 6 Giants 3
Star Trek or Star Wars?
I think you all know where I stand so I leave it to all of you to reason the answer out. I’m sure you’ll come to the correct conclusion.
While doing so remember the Culinary Pythagorean theorem, ice cream squared = pie squared + cake squared.
Astros 2 Dodgers 1 | Athletics 1 Tigers 0 (F/13) | Blue Jays 7 Mariners 2