• Anon (unregistered)
    We grilled everything rare/medium-rare, as that's really the only way to eat meat

    I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. I like to make sure my meat is dead before I eat it.

  • Kermos (cs) in reply to Anon
    Anon:
    We grilled everything rare/medium-rare, as that's really the only way to eat meat

    I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. I like to make sure my meat is dead before I eat it.

    Now THAT is a WTF!!!

    You can absolutely not cook a steak anything more than rare/medium-rare. You just can't, that is an atrocity.

    If you don't have to chase it across your plate, there's a problem.

  • dkf (cs) in reply to Anon
    Anon:
    We grilled everything rare/medium-rare, as that's really the only way to eat meat
    I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. I like to make sure my meat is dead before I eat it.
    So the concept of steak tartare isn't for you?
  • Smash King (cs) in reply to Anon
    Anon:
    We grilled everything rare/medium-rare, as that's really the only way to eat meat
    I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. I like to make sure my meat is dead before I eat it.
    Huh, the meat in front of Alex wasn't exactly "mooing"
  • Thatmushroom (unregistered)

    Yes. You should drink that without hesitation (though maybe after some refrigeration), as it's the finest ginger ale I've ever had.

  • SR (unregistered) in reply to Smash King
    Smash King:
    Huh, the meat in front of Alex wasn't exactly "mooing"

    Mooing is how I like it

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  • Anon (unregistered) in reply to Kermos
    Kermos:
    Anon:
    We grilled everything rare/medium-rare, as that's really the only way to eat meat

    I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. I like to make sure my meat is dead before I eat it.

    Now THAT is a WTF!!!

    You can absolutely not cook a steak anything more than rare/medium-rare. You just can't, that is an atrocity.

    If you don't have to chase it across your plate, there's a problem.

    Sorry, I've never seen the attraction of eating something soaked in blood. That's just nasty.

  • James (unregistered) in reply to Kermos

    Steak is one thing, but burgers can actually be dangerous to eat rare (or under-cooked).

    Bacteria grows on the surface of meats like steak. When you cook a steak, even to rare/medium rare, you cook off any surface bacteria, and it is safe to eat.

    With hamburgers, you grind up the cuts of meat, so bacteria that were on the surface could very easily now be in the center of your burger. If you don't cook all the way through, the bacteria will still be alive.

  • Incourced (unregistered)

    I can't for the life of me tell whether you are slating the steaks or not...

    "Can I say that Omaha Steaks are significantly better than the local grocery store? Truthfully, I cannot."

    So not good then?

    "I'd say they are definitely on par with the higher quality cuts available at the butcher counter."

    So Good then?

    "..are Omaha Steaks more awesome? Absolutely!"

    You can't truthfully say they are better than a grocery one, but you can say they are more awesome.

    Omaha Steaks: Not better - but more awesome!

  • Moo! (unregistered) in reply to James
    James:
    Steak is one thing, but burgers can actually be dangerous to eat rare (or under-cooked).

    Bacteria grows on the surface of meats like steak. When you cook a steak, even to rare/medium rare, you cook off any surface bacteria, and it is safe to eat.

    With hamburgers, you grind up the cuts of meat, so bacteria that were on the surface could very easily now be in the center of your burger. If you don't cook all the way through, the bacteria will still be alive.

    Oh noes! Not bacteria! Not in my digestive system! Won't someone think of my digestive system! I'm going to go bathe in hand-sanitizer then scour my body with pumice.

    IT JUST WON'T WASH OFF!

  • Anon (unregistered) in reply to Incourced
    Incourced:
    I can't for the life of me tell whether you are slating the steaks or not...

    "Can I say that Omaha Steaks are significantly better than the local grocery store? Truthfully, I cannot."

    So not good then?

    "I'd say they are definitely on par with the higher quality cuts available at the butcher counter."

    So Good then?

    "..are Omaha Steaks more awesome? Absolutely!"

    You can't truthfully say they are better than a grocery one, but you can say they are more awesome.

    Omaha Steaks: Not better - but more awesome!

    I think the point is that the best cuts of meat at your local grocery store butcher's counter are on a par with Omaha steaks. In other words, Omaha steaks are very good, but your grocery store's best is as good. The awesome part is just the novelty of getting steaks through the mail. Now if only they could send bacon through the mail...

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  • Charles400 (cs)

    When you got the "bir milyon turkish lira" note, I'm imagining you at the conference table with your pinky in the corner of your mouth, palm out, Dr. Evil style, saying... "ONE MILLION DOLLARS!"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTmXHvGZiSY

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  • dkf (cs) in reply to James
    James:
    Steak is one thing, but burgers can actually be dangerous to eat rare (or under-cooked).
    It's critically dependent on the quality of the meat used. If you're going to be eating any meat that's not been thoroughly cooked, you need to be really damn certain that it's of the highest quality. (And in fact for some meats - pork and chicken particularly - you might as well give up right now on getting hold of anything that's safe when raw.) But one reason for going to all this trouble and cost is that rare beef is delicious.
  • A Nonny Mouse (cs) in reply to Moo!

    [quote=Moo!]Oh noes! Not bacteria! Not in my digestive system! Won't someone think of my digestive system! I'm going to go bathe in hand-sanitizer then scour my body with pumice.

    IT JUST WON'T WASH OFF![/quote]

    http://dailyfailblog.com/2009/09/03/immune-system-fail/

    (apparently i am a spammer if i post a clickable url)

  • Grandpa's Long Drawers (unregistered)

    On first glance, I was pretty sure that those boxes were condom wrappers. I thought Hey that's pretty clever. Omaha has really found a great marketing strategy.

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  • Anonymous Coward (unregistered)

    I didn't realize that Wikimedia had transcended into print, or really that the "Wiki" concept even worked in print.

    Sure it does! Editing pens used to actually be pens, too. Grab a highlighter too and go to town, though the library might get angry at you if the next person to check the book out is a whiner who doesn't like your improvements.

    You haven't REALLY read Locke's Second Treatise on Government until you've read the version with "Ppl rule, Kingz Drool!" scrawled on every page.

  • operagost (cs)

    Too bad you didn't get a Super NES to go along with the Super Mario Kart. That game rules.

  • WhiskeyJack (cs) in reply to Lee K-T
    Lee K-T:
    2) it's a frogs decoy.

    I thought that was Pepsi.

  • C (unregistered) in reply to Incourced
    Incourced:
    I can't for the life of me tell whether you are slating the steaks or not...

    "Can I say that Omaha Steaks are significantly better than the local grocery store? Truthfully, I cannot."

    So not good then?

    "I'd say they are definitely on par with the higher quality cuts available at the butcher counter."

    So Good then?

    "..are Omaha Steaks more awesome? Absolutely!"

    You can't truthfully say they are better than a grocery one, but you can say they are more awesome.

    Omaha Steaks: Not better - but more awesome!

    You apparently missed the "significantly" part... That is, they're a bit better, but not by too much. ;-)

    And they're more awesome anyway. ^^

  • Ian (unregistered)

    Yay Milwaukee! It figures that as soon as I move to Washington that my old home town gets popular ;(

    You really should travel there just for the Noodles, it is a great place to eat. Oh, and the Sprecher brewery tour, and you might as well hit the Miller brewery tour while you are at it.

  • SR (unregistered) in reply to Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward:
    I didn't realize that Wikimedia had transcended into print, or really that the "Wiki" concept even worked in print.

    Sure it does! Editing pens used to actually be pens, too. Grab a highlighter too and go to town, though the library might get angry at you if the next person to check the book out is a whiner who doesn't like your improvements.

    You haven't REALLY read Locke's Second Treatise on Government until you've read the version with "Ppl rule, Kingz Drool!" scrawled on every page.

    So when I used to draw Hitler moustaches on pictures of Margaret Thatcher I was Wikiing?

  • RedStripe (unregistered)

    On the steaks...the rarer the better.

    I lost 40 lbs. on the infamous "Des Moines Tapeworm Diet." Now I'm going to write a book and go on Oprah.

  • Kazan (cs) in reply to Kermos
    Kermos:
    Anon:
    We grilled everything rare/medium-rare, as that's really the only way to eat meat

    I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. I like to make sure my meat is dead before I eat it.

    Now THAT is a WTF!!!

    You can absolutely not cook a steak anything more than rare/medium-rare. You just can't, that is an atrocity.

    If you don't have to chase it across your plate, there's a problem.

    proto-human control of fire for cooking was a major advancement. and it happened so long ago that our digestive system is pretty crappy when it comes to uncooked meat.

    perfectly browned all the way through, but no further (so it's still nice and juicy) = the one real way to do a steak.

    i don't know what this "rare melts in your mouth" crap is.. rare is CHEWEY. i feel like a chow chewing cud whenever i try rare. it's disgusting.

  • Kazan (cs) in reply to Moo!
    Moo!:

    Oh noes! Not bacteria! Not in my digestive system! Won't someone think of my digestive system! I'm going to go bathe in hand-sanitizer then scour my body with pumice.

    IT JUST WON'T WASH OFF!

    being concerned with food born illness (many of which are significant threats) is a LOT different than "omg i got some bacteria on my skin"

    i go out in the wilderness and eat berries fresh off the bush, scramble around in montane streams, get generally scraped up, etc. then go back to camp and cook over a camp fire without ever washing my hands. but ALL MY MEAT IS THOROUGH COOKED.

    Food poisoning [especially when you're in the bush, but still when you're in the middle of the city] is nothing to mess with.

  • Murdog (unregistered) in reply to Anon
    Anon:
    We grilled everything rare/medium-rare, as that's really the only way to eat meat

    I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. I like to make sure my meat is dead before I eat it.

    Just tell me you DON'T put ketchup on your steak...

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  • Emperor Obvious (unregistered)

    I had no idea Liam Neeson was prime minister of Turkey.

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  • Anon (unregistered) in reply to Murdog
    Murdog:
    Anon:
    We grilled everything rare/medium-rare, as that's really the only way to eat meat

    I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. I like to make sure my meat is dead before I eat it.

    Just tell me you DON'T put ketchup on your steak...

    Some times, usually I use steak sauce.

  • galgorah (cs)

    It's great to know I've started a trend of sending alex Omaha Steaks!

  • shadowman (cs)

    So "Velho" is a Finnish word that means "The Wizard of Id?"

  • galgorah (cs) in reply to Anon
    Anon:
    Incourced:
    I can't for the life of me tell whether you are slating the steaks or not...

    "Can I say that Omaha Steaks are significantly better than the local grocery store? Truthfully, I cannot."

    So not good then?

    "I'd say they are definitely on par with the higher quality cuts available at the butcher counter."

    So Good then?

    "..are Omaha Steaks more awesome? Absolutely!"

    You can't truthfully say they are better than a grocery one, but you can say they are more awesome.

    Omaha Steaks: Not better - but more awesome!

    I think the point is that the best cuts of meat at your local grocery store butcher's counter are on a par with Omaha steaks. In other words, Omaha steaks are very good, but your grocery store's best is as good. The awesome part is just the novelty of getting steaks through the mail. Now if only they could send bacon through the mail...

    But you can! http://www.scottishgourmetfood.co.uk/meat/bacon_mail_order.htm

  • shadowman (cs) in reply to Incourced
    Incourced:
    I can't for the life of me tell whether you are slating the steaks or not...

    "Can I say that Omaha Steaks are significantly better than the local grocery store? Truthfully, I cannot."

    So not good then?

    "I'd say they are definitely on par with the higher quality cuts available at the butcher counter."

    So Good then?

    The negation of "greater than" is "less than or equal to."

  • dcardani (cs)

    So is "Hagar the Horrible" just as stupid in Finnish as it is in English?

  • regeya (unregistered) in reply to Kermos
    You can absolutely not cook a steak anything more than rare/medium-rare. You just can't, that is an atrocity.

    Yeah; the problem is that the person at the grill doesn't know what they're doing and should get out of the way and let a real grillmeister cook the steaks.

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  • Junkie (cs) in reply to Kazan
    Kazan:
    perfectly browned all the way through, but no further (so it's still nice and juicy) = the one real way to do a steak.
    Sounds like shoe leather to me.
  • will (unregistered) in reply to Thatmushroom
    Thatmushroom:
    Yes. You should drink that without hesitation (though maybe after some refrigeration), as it's the finest ginger ale I've ever had.

    You need to get some Ginger Beer, UK stuff. Blows Ginger Ale away.

  • Ti03 (cs)

    lmao! I mean seriouusly i just spent the better portion of my lunch reading posts like "I wouldnt touch raw meat of an unknown quality with a ten foot pole" or "I better have the provenance of that rare filet mignon before i eat it", or "OMG THAT MEAT IS RED!".

    I really expected members of the wtf community to have a bit more neanderthal backbone...or perhaps they do and i just havent found that cave yet.

    ;)

    ~ good fun folks thanks for the laughs

    Ti

    Addendum (2009-09-04 16:49):

    Addendum (2009-09-04 16:51): I feel compelled to add i was very pleased with those members of the community with sympatico retorts to raw meat paranoia and a desire to eat dripping wet flesh.

  • Jay (unregistered)

    "The expiration date is listed as 'JUN1807' which was just two years ago, so I'm sure it's fine."

    Sounds to me like it expired 202 years and 2 months ago. Though I didn't know they even had aluminum cans back then.

  • Jay (unregistered)

    I recently bought a bag of potato chips that had an expiration date of "2025-05-17 08:43:14". So, this stuff is good for 15 years, 7 months, 12 days, 8 hours, 16 minutes, and 14 seconds. But 15 years, 7 months, 12 days, 8 hours, 16 minutes, and 15 seconds -- whoa, food poisoning.

  • Anonymous Coward (unregistered)

    Dangit. I still have every Super Nintendo game I ever owned...Except one: Super Mario Kart. Damn neighbor kid borrowed it and then moved. That always irked me, as it was one of my favorite games on the system; very high replayability factor. And they didn't make a better mario kart game until Mario Kart Wii. Oh well, thank God for emulators.

  • m (unregistered)

    FYI...its illegal to photograph money so that cool 1976 $2 bill is technically breaking the law in that picture.

  • Frenzal (unregistered)

    That gift from "John Yearous" looks like it contains a "slingshot monkey". Does that monkey have elastic arms so i can be shot off and make annoying monkey sounds when it lands? I have one just like it, but with a black eye mask :)

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