“No, we’re not going to do EVERY Southern barbecue sandwich, we’re not insane.”
~AFFotD Editor-in-Chief Johnny Roosevelt
So, we’ve been writing about sandwiches a lot lately, and we’re going to keep that train going. Okay, listen, this is the sixth article out of eight about how bread is a thing that can taste better when you put random shit in it, so at a certain point you just run out of ways to introduce the damn topic. “Hi, AFFotD here. As you’ve surely noticed, we’ve decided to take on the daunting task of telling you about every sandwich that’s unique enough to warrant discussion, outside of submarine style sandwiches that we covered in a four part series a year ago. After telling you about classic sandwiches, open face monstrosities, regional sandwiches of the East, and the unhealthy bread monsters birthed by the Midwest, we’re going to cover the rest of the nation, focusing on the South (and Miami, which doesn’t really count as the south), the Mountain Time Zone region, and the West Coast.”
Huh actually that was a decent way to set up this article. We’re not really sure why we put it in sarcastic quotation marks, come to think of it. Anyway, let’s talk sandwiches!
American Sandwich Series: Lesser-Known Regional Sandwiches of America (Mountain, West Coast and Southern Edition)
Posted in America's Best Foods, America's Culinary Treats, The American Sandwich Series
Tagged Alabama, Alabama-Style Chicken Sandwich, America, American Sandwich Series, Chicken Sandwich, Colorado, Denver Sandwich, Elvis, Elvis Presley, Fool's Gold Loaf, Frita Cubana, Miami, Pig Ear Sandwich, Sandwich, sandwiches, Staggering Ox, The Nuke
“*the sound of a human sized block of ice shattering after dropping to the ground*”
~Americans this winter
This week, America has been experiencing an event known as a “Polar Vortex” which apparently is not the name of an albino porn star, but rather some science term that means “it got really fucking cold everywhere except for southern California, who spent a whole week bragging about how warm it was while people in the Midwest were actively freezing to death.” As subzero temperatures swept across the nation, seeing wind chills as low as 50 degrees below zero, the nation collectively (except for southern California. Fuck you guys) bundled up in every article of clothing they owned and exclaimed a single, extended, “Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu…”
Schools closed, roads ground to a halt, residents of Chicago decided that “Chiberia” was the best pun they could come up with after the cold cut off much of the circulation to their brains, and people who remember commercials from 1998 started imagining Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Sandwiches in a futile attempt to warm themselves.
Now some people, when faced with a bleak and cold environment, like to think of warm, happy thoughts. A comfy blanket. A hot bowl of soup. Slowly but enjoyably suffocating to death between Dolly Parton’s boobs in 1973. Us? We just get whiskey drunk and look at places that are even colder so we can try to convince ourselves to stop being such goddamn pussies over this goddamn negative 15 degree weather.
That’s why we’re going to show you a list of cities from five states in America where, and we’re just guessing here, it’s too cold for fire to even exist.
The Five Coldest Recorded Temperatures in American History (by state)
Posted in Fuck Nature
Tagged #RIPZaneStephens, Alaska, America, American History, Chiberia, Cold, Coldest Days, Colorado, Lowest Temperatures, Maybell Colorado, Montana, Peter Sinks, Polar Vortex, Prospect Creek, Rogers Pass, temperature, temperatures, Utah, Winter, Wyoming, Zane Stephens
“Beer, motor fuel, semantics.”
For years, media sources have been discussing how “Macro” beers such as Budweiser, Coors, and piss Miller have lost ground to the niche market of craft breweries (which the macro breweries buy for themselves).
There has been a lot of speculation as to the reason for this—microbrews tend to use better ingredients to make creative, delicious, flavorful beers that blow their much more watered down counterparts out of the water. They are a new, thriving addition to an alcohol producing landscape that until the mid 2010s was remarkably stagnant. Hell, microbrews even offer a wide variety of complex beer styles that can be paired with any meal, as opposed to Bud Light, which is only paired with Solo Cups and roofies.
Yes, all of those can explain the surge of craft beers, but if we had to guess, the main reason behind their success rests with the fact that we’re all American, and craft beers just tend to get you drunk faster. You can doll it up all you want, but most Americans would rather spend a few more bucks on a tasty beer as opposed to a domestic brew that’s got half the alcohol. That’s just simple economics.
So in order to celebrate America’s contributions to getting you drunk while drinking as little liquid as possible, we at AFFotD are here to present you with…
America’s 10 Most Alcoholic Beers
Posted in America's Greatest Fun Facts, Beer!
Tagged America, barley wine, Beer, Big Buck, bock, Bruery, Colorado, Dogfish Head, DuClaw, Grand Lake, Hair of the Dog, Herkimer, IPA, Lagerhaus, most alcoholic beers, Sam Adams, stout
“We have hookers, gambling, and no actual open container laws. Oh sorry, is that the sound of you booking a ticket?”
~Residents of Las Vegas
When one of our readers asked us to list every state in America and tell him the most American part about each one, he expected an email with a list of fifty sentences like “Illinois gets you fat” and “New Yorkers don’t like us anymore because of how much we made fun of them in this article series.” What he didn’t expect was 10,000 words spread out over seven articles with the promise of writing three more no matter how many emails we get saying things like, “Pleeease, just stop, we don’t care what you think, go back to writing about expensive vodka or something” and, “I don’t appreciate all these Texas jokes, you’re dead motherfucker.”
Well, we have ten more states, which means we have ten more chances to make a bad impression. So let’s start with…
Posted in The American States of America!
Tagged America, America States Of America, American States of America, Colorado, Las Vegas, Mark Larson, Mount Rushmore, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Warren Buffett