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#122182 - 01/31/08 10:00 PM Re: I will gladly pay you Tuesday.... [Re: BrianTexas]
SwampDonkey Offline
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Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 1268
Loc: Northeastern Ontario, Canada
I did the same thing in about 1983/84 at college when MacDonalds sold burgers for 19 cents in Canada, we ate hundreds of them.

That way we saved money on the food bill during the week and drank it all on the weekends!

Mike

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#122186 - 01/31/08 10:18 PM Re: I will gladly pay you Tuesday.... [Re: OldBaldGuy]
Art_in_FL Offline
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Registered: 09/01/07
Posts: 2432
Originally Posted By: OldBaldGuy
An MRE burger does sound pretty nasty, but as I have said here many a time, the worst MRE is better than the best C-ration...


I don't know about that perhaps it is was the ignorance of youth, or early onset dementia, but I seem to remember actually thinking a few of those Cs were alright.

I dug around a bit and found at:
http://gruntfixer.homestead.com/files/crats.html

Serves to refresh my memory but I still don't remember some of those menus.

Of those I remember the beefsteak, ham slices and spaghetti and meatballs were alright. Heavy trading to get those.

The turkey loaf and boned chicken weren't bad taste-wise but they resembled alien life forms. They could be profitably stirred into a stew-like dish to escape the visual effect.

The chopped ham and eggs, beans and wieners, meatballs and beans were pretty bad but hunger and the indiscriminate taste buds of youth allowed them to serve.

As I remember it the ham and Lima beans were pretty much universally reviled.

Unfortunately, the supply chain being what it was, as cases of rations were transfered from unit to unit they were picked over and the best meals extracted. By the time rations got to the field the beefsteak was gone and most of what was left were ham and lima beans. Usually referred to by a somewhat more colorful colloquialism.

Canned cheeseburgers. Jebus ... I don't know. Minor miracle if they can pull it off and make it come out looking like the picture and tasting right. I have my doubts.

Seems to me that there may be no food that is so good, wholesome and perfect that some fool can't stuff it into a can and convert it into a tragic parody of its original form and taste. The topper, and ultimate insult, being that they will call it "progress".


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#122195 - 02/01/08 12:19 AM Re: I will gladly pay you Tuesday.... [Re: capsu78]
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Registered: 12/22/07
Posts: 172
Loc: Appalachian mountains

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#122197 - 02/01/08 12:26 AM Re: I will gladly pay you Tuesday.... [Re: garland]
Jackal Offline
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Registered: 08/19/07
Posts: 115
Loc: cornwall UK
only new bit is adding the cheese to the can had burger in a can in the UK for at least 15 years 4 per can in sort of gravey. use to eat em on camping/fishing trips with my father

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#122201 - 02/01/08 12:44 AM Re: I will gladly pay you Tuesday.... [Re: garland]
Jackal Offline
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Registered: 08/19/07
Posts: 115
Loc: cornwall UK
http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?noseen=1&postid=339037869#post339037869


mention this thread to a friend on irc and he gave me this link with pictures of what the product looks like

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#122207 - 02/01/08 01:34 AM Re: I will gladly pay you Tuesday.... [Re: Jackal]
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Registered: 07/15/02
Posts: 3556
Loc: Spring, Texas
Jackal,

Excellent link! Thanks. You know, it really doesn't look that bad in real life...

-Blast
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#122213 - 02/01/08 02:22 AM Re: I will gladly pay you Tuesday.... [Re: Jackal]
LED Offline
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Registered: 09/01/05
Posts: 1474
It looks a lot like those quick-mart type microwave burgers. They're pretty good around 2am after you've had a few.

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#122218 - 02/01/08 03:16 AM Re: I will gladly pay you Tuesday.... [Re: Art_in_FL]
OldBaldGuy Offline
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Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
"...As I remember it the ham and Lima beans were pretty much universally reviled..."

You remember correctly. I ate a lot of rats at an installation guarded by Marines, who had access to all of the stuff before we got there. Dirty dogs stole all of the "good" stuff...
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#122219 - 02/01/08 03:18 AM Re: I will gladly pay you Tuesday.... [Re: garland]
OldBaldGuy Offline
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Registered: 09/30/01
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Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
"...Someone should buy this and test it out..."

Hey Blast, wanna feed your kitty???
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#122222 - 02/01/08 03:40 AM Re: I will gladly pay you Tuesday.... [Re: OldBaldGuy]
Blast Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 07/15/02
Posts: 3556
Loc: Spring, Texas
Oldbaldguy,

Heck, I've eaten stuff in China that would gag a goat. I'm thinking that cheeseburger actually looks good. Way to good to waste on a murderous feline.

-Blast


Edited by Blast (02/01/08 03:41 AM)
Edit Reason: spelling, of course
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