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May 11, 2005

French Roast

I have to back soon-to-be colleague Matt up: when he took Kate and I to the French Roast for bistro fare at 3 in the morning, I found nothing rancid about it. Matt's horrified reaction, however, to my mixing of avocado and burger, would've made you think I was ordering poison. Nevertheless, no one, least of all myself, exhibited any gastrointestinal discomfort from the food nor the combinations we made of it.

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i´m here in chile and we just about mix avocado with everything. you burger-palta mix is so mainstream it´s offered at mcdonalds.

Posted by: joe | May 11, 2005 3:27:22 PM

Burgers with bacon and avocado slices are delish!

(FYI, now that you are moving up in the world (Prospect) you might want to look out for stuff like this: "when he took Kate and I to the...")

Posted by: Adrock | May 11, 2005 3:38:02 PM

Matt's horrified reaction, however, to my mixing of avocado and burger, would've made you think I was ordering poison.

Don't worry about Matt--he's just one of those sad little people who don't live in California.

Posted by: Tom Hilton | May 11, 2005 3:58:29 PM

I've lived out here for five years - and I still question the practice of using avocado as a condiment. It's like green mayonnaise out here - and let me tell ya, when the mayonnaise is green, there's something wrong with it.

Posted by: Brew | May 11, 2005 4:02:06 PM

When I moved from California to Minnesota I often found myself ordering a "California Burger". What do Minnesotan's call a California Burger? Lettuce and tomato. Really.

Of course, my next thought was every burger in California has lettuce and tomato! Oh. Yea, I guess they have a point.

Posted by: Mark | May 11, 2005 4:11:49 PM

(FYI, now that you are moving up in the world (Prospect) you might want to look out for stuff like this: "when he took Kate and I to the...")

Espcially because bloggers turned Prospect-fellows are reknown for their typo-and-grammar-mistake-free blogging.

Posted by: Haggai | May 11, 2005 4:46:43 PM

Hmm...that "espcially" was even an honest-to-god typo, not a cleverly ironic one!

Posted by: Haggai | May 11, 2005 4:48:08 PM

Dammit, Ezra, haven't you read David Brooks? He's written *entire columns* showing how putting that on a hamburger defines you as a blue state elitist. Next thing you know, you'll be asking questions to authority, Mr. California Smarty Pants.

Posted by: Chris Rasmussen | May 11, 2005 6:02:22 PM

Ezra,
The French Roast title reminded me of this:

In heaven, all of the chefs are French, the engineers are German and the policemen are English.

In hell, all of the chefs are English, the engineers are French and the policemen are German.

Posted by: Robert Zimmerman | May 11, 2005 6:54:49 PM

In Austin, you would be surprised to find a burger without avocado.

Posted by: Amanda | May 11, 2005 8:31:22 PM

Oh, and sorry that you picked up our resident troll. Um, if he pretends to be me, you'll know it.

Posted by: Amanda | May 11, 2005 10:04:23 PM

As a Native Daughter of the Great Republic of CA, I can tell you the toughest thing you'll have to deal with here in the District is the humidity. It's GAWD-AWFUL.

Posted by: Roxanne | May 12, 2005 12:00:40 AM

Adrock,

The subject pronoun is I, the object pronoun is me, isn't it?

Posted by: TJ | May 12, 2005 12:17:47 AM

I used to think highly of Matt, but now I'm not so sure about him.....

Posted by: Kevin Drum | May 12, 2005 12:25:42 AM

Does this mean that Matt has "jumped the shark"?

More importantly, has the phrase "jumped the shark" jumped the shark?

I really gotta know...

Posted by: tbogg | May 12, 2005 4:24:01 AM

Um, if he pretends to be me, you'll know it.

So who wants to be AMANDA? I don't even believe this is the REAL Amanda. Where is the one note, shrill, blame-men-for-everything attitude and the vagina monologues? Ya' know, the posts that one can only appreciate if you are an ugly woman who feels slighted by society?
Nope, ain't her....



Posted by: Robert Zimmerman | May 12, 2005 9:14:07 AM

Zimmerman,

What the hell is wrong with you? Are you really so hateful that you can't bear the presence of someone concerned with the still very real and very high incidence of mistreatment of women by men? I'm a man and haven't picked up on any man-hating on Amanda's part.

Seek help, jerk.

Posted by: TJ | May 12, 2005 12:13:08 PM

Ezra,

Have you read "Between You and I?"

Posted by: Abby | May 12, 2005 1:17:34 PM

TJ,

The treatment of women by men is not the issue. Amanda's bigoted attitude is.

Posted by: Robert Zimmerman | May 13, 2005 9:09:50 AM

TJ:

Amanda has turned Pandagon into a total crap-fest. Forget her predictable stances on "wimmens" issues, and head straight to her ridiculous Likeks-like spewings smokers rights and civil liberties.

She's just an intellectual immature lightweight, and Pandagon has suffered greatly for her presence.

Posted by: jim | May 13, 2005 9:53:58 AM

Zimmerman:

Bullshit.

Jim:

I've disagreed with stuff she's written. I also disagree with your opinion about "crap-fest"-itude.

Posted by: TJ | May 13, 2005 12:13:21 PM

Great, TJ.
Everybody's got an opinion. Jim's right about the predictable posts on "wimmens" issues.

Enjoy the crap-fest.

Posted by: Robert Zimmerman | May 13, 2005 4:34:57 PM

You're right- it is predictable that women will be abused, discriminated against, and disrespected. Particularly so long as the viewpoint persists that endorses mocking those concerned with the lives and problems of women.

Posted by: TJ | May 13, 2005 6:21:34 PM


Gee, I wasn't kind enough to someone that you thought I should be nice to.

Isn't it possible to champion "wimmens" rights and still be an asshole in your world? Well, it is in Amanda's...

Waaaaaaaa......waaaaaaaa....waaaaaaaaaaa......

Posted by: Robert Zimmerman | May 13, 2005 7:25:00 PM

Wow- that's really a devastatingly effective retort, Bob.

Posted by: TJ | May 13, 2005 11:33:56 PM

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