June 13, 2004
I'm beginning to think I should have been writing about sandwiches all along. I've gotten more feedback lately than I ever got writing about whatever it was I was writing about before. Not long after I posted my comments on the Po'Boy sandwich, I began getting emails from quite a number of readers down South informing me of yet another New Orleans specialty called the Muffaletta (shown at left), which at the very least deserves honorable mention for having the most fun-to-say name. I'm being led to believe that this sandwich consists, basically, of salami, olives, and massive quantities of cheese on Italian bread. Definitely a good choice for those in the mood to declare jihad on their arteries. You can find a recipe for this thing here.
Here's one of the 84,207 sandwich-related emails I received within the past couple days, from none other than Batman himself:
I guess I'm just a sissy, but I'm not really psyched to eat anything that's going to make my bowels cry out for help. But I don't doubt that there are plenty of Meathead Perspective readers who are into sick shit like that, so I thought I'd pass the information along to you. Also, if you live in or around Madison, Wisconsin, be sure and patronize the aforementioned deli where Batman works and order the Otto. Tell them Meathead sent you, and receive a free blank stare!
Batman did, however, mention something that I feel like a total fucking asshole jerk piece of shit for not thinking of before: the ice cream sandwich. I was stuck in a lunch-type frame of mind, and should have expanded my scope of vision to include dessert items as well. What the hell is wrong with me? (Don't answer that.) As you can clearly see right here on your left, the ice cream sandwich is truly a marvel of human achievement. The inventor of this brilliant food product was clearly thinking outside the box, and probably is no stranger to LSD. What better way to finish off a Philly cheesesteak sandwich than with some delicious ice cream? But wait! Let's make the ice cream in sandwich form as well! That's just genius. Personally, I think it doesn't get any better than the Hershey's ice cream sandwich, but Klondike bars are also definitely worth mentioning here. Of course I will get another 862 emails in the next three minutes telling me how much of a douchebag I am for not liking [insert brand here] ice cream sandwiches. But hey, I'm used to it.
Anyway, thanks for your continuing (and perplexing) interest, and be sure and let me know if you are currently overflowing with uncontrollable, anime-like fury due to the omission of a particular type of sandwich that you feel should be mentioned on the Meathead Perspective.