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  • Post #61 - November 2nd, 2007, 8:52 am
    Post #61 - November 2nd, 2007, 8:52 am Post #61 - November 2nd, 2007, 8:52 am
    Phil wrote:I don't get it. People hate the McRib but will eat cow tongues?


    Are you sure the McRib doesn't contain pork (or even cow) tongue? I'd rather know what I'm eating than have it snuck in on me unawares....ingredients lists on processed meats just show what animal it is, not where it comes from on the animal...
  • Post #62 - November 2nd, 2007, 9:11 am
    Post #62 - November 2nd, 2007, 9:11 am Post #62 - November 2nd, 2007, 9:11 am
    Every year I get excited about the McRib's return. I rush out to get one and open it up with great anticipation. When greeted with the sloppy sauce all over the bun and wrapper, and a floppy pickle hanging off, I wonder why I tricked myself into it again this time around. The sugar-laden sauce and gelatinous meat can't offset the MSG addiction factor, though, as I usually still devour it pretty quickly. I haven't fallen for the trap yet this year, but I know it will probably happen.
  • Post #63 - November 2nd, 2007, 9:34 am
    Post #63 - November 2nd, 2007, 9:34 am Post #63 - November 2nd, 2007, 9:34 am
    LAZ wrote:
    midas wrote:
    nr706 wrote:We wanted to call it the Pig Mac.


    OK, I have to admit, this was the funniest thing I've read today. Nobody else at work thought it was funny. I must be sick.

    I thought it was hilarious. But Santander's post was even funnier.


    FWIW, The Pig Mac story is absolutely true. Santander's post was definitely funnier, but I do have to question its veracity a bit.
  • Post #64 - November 5th, 2007, 12:23 pm
    Post #64 - November 5th, 2007, 12:23 pm Post #64 - November 5th, 2007, 12:23 pm
    McRib nutrition information and ingredients:

    http://app.mcdonalds.com/bagamcmeal?pro ... emID=10031

    Bob Sirott was just talking about his addiction to our favorite sandwich on WGN; he has been having one a day for the past week. :wink:
  • Post #65 - November 5th, 2007, 3:21 pm
    Post #65 - November 5th, 2007, 3:21 pm Post #65 - November 5th, 2007, 3:21 pm
    made it into GNR nominated McDonald's Restaurant for a McRib... although tasty, i prefer the sloppier version of a few years back. it appears they have tried to ritzy up this sandwich. i blame the LTH effect.
  • Post #66 - November 26th, 2007, 2:31 pm
    Post #66 - November 26th, 2007, 2:31 pm Post #66 - November 26th, 2007, 2:31 pm
    A McRib value meal + extra McRib sandwich = $6.66.
    666 = evil.
    ∴ McRibs = evil?

    Wish I had asked for a receipt for my diabolical meal.
    When I grow up, I'm going to Bovine University!
  • Post #67 - November 26th, 2007, 2:53 pm
    Post #67 - November 26th, 2007, 2:53 pm Post #67 - November 26th, 2007, 2:53 pm
    Hi,

    My parents went out for dinner last night. Their destination was McDonald's for a McRib sandwich. I was invited to go along, but declined. I just didn't want to be the third wheel on date night.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #68 - November 5th, 2008, 11:08 am
    Post #68 - November 5th, 2008, 11:08 am Post #68 - November 5th, 2008, 11:08 am
    I feel it is my serious responsibility and civic duty to inform you that:

    A. the McRib is back, at $2.19
    B. yet another year has come and gone, and McDonald's was once again not even nominated for a GNR

    What are you people waiting for?
  • Post #69 - November 5th, 2008, 11:23 am
    Post #69 - November 5th, 2008, 11:23 am Post #69 - November 5th, 2008, 11:23 am
    i'm getting one today then starting my diet. gwiv you should get one too, as the sultan of bbq, you know that the McRib is the epitomy of epic bbq :evil:
  • Post #70 - November 5th, 2008, 11:26 am
    Post #70 - November 5th, 2008, 11:26 am Post #70 - November 5th, 2008, 11:26 am
    Hi,

    I just informed my Mother the McRib is back for its seasonal visit. The delight in her voice spoke volumes for her appreciation of this sandwich.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #71 - November 5th, 2008, 6:47 pm
    Post #71 - November 5th, 2008, 6:47 pm Post #71 - November 5th, 2008, 6:47 pm
    Funny, but yesterday I was looking around on election day for something different for a change. And I was somehow feeling drawn to McDonalds, but I resisted the urge on general principles and went elsewhere. Had I only known that the McRib was there! That's what was calling!
    "Good stuff, Maynard." Dobie Gillis
  • Post #72 - November 6th, 2008, 9:01 am
    Post #72 - November 6th, 2008, 9:01 am Post #72 - November 6th, 2008, 9:01 am
    As I was walking to the office this morning, I passed a McDonald's and saw the McRib sign in the window. Suddenly, my whole day seemed brighter. I can't wait until lunchtime!

    Suzy
    " There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life."
    - Frank Zappa
  • Post #73 - November 7th, 2008, 1:22 pm
    Post #73 - November 7th, 2008, 1:22 pm Post #73 - November 7th, 2008, 1:22 pm
    I called my wife right after seeing this post on Thursday. Within an hour, she had nailed her first McRib of the season. She loves them, and will probably have on average 2 or 3 per week while they're being served.
    John Danza
  • Post #74 - November 8th, 2008, 1:01 am
    Post #74 - November 8th, 2008, 1:01 am Post #74 - November 8th, 2008, 1:01 am
    So I skimmed through maybe 85% of the posts in this topic and what amazed to see nothing about what I'm about to say.

    I like the McRib but each time I eat one I seem to find 3-4 pieces of bone, teeth, or foreign contaminant in my sandwich. Has anyone else had this problem? I sit there thoroughly enjoying my sandwich and BAM! I nearly break my tooth on what seems to be pieces of bone that are about a 1/4 the size of a piece of corn. Anyone else have this problem? If not I'll go out, buy another, and prove to you all that this thing is McDonald's way to kill me. :P
    GOOD TIMES!
  • Post #75 - November 8th, 2008, 2:00 am
    Post #75 - November 8th, 2008, 2:00 am Post #75 - November 8th, 2008, 2:00 am
    If you'll forgive a tangent off the McRib topic, I'm with the poster who favors the Egg McMuffin (or as my brother and I used to call it when we were young, and served it up to early morning North Shore Hispanic landscaping crews, the EggaMoofin). You know exactly what you're getting with an Egg McMuffin, and in my opinion, it's all likeable. Did you know the inventor of the Egg McMuffin passed away this year? When I saw it in the news I sent it to my brother.

    There seems to me something not in keeping with the spirit of Lent to go to McDonald's for a fish sandwich on Friday and want it to have not one but two fish patties. Maybe God doesn't want it to be such a good idea. :D

    I'm not nominating it for a GNR, but I will also say, everything I know about quick, efficient, cheerful customer service I learned working at McDonald's the summer before college. (My brother and I worked at the McDonald's that appears in the movie "Ordinary People," and the short, stout, gray-haired guy who chastises the varsity-jacket guys for being too loud and rowdy was our boss.) For years afterward I had to resist the temptation to hop over the counter and put my order together myself as I watched lazybutt employees at Burger King and other fast food places take my order, reach for a paper bag, and look around wondering what to do next.
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  • Post #76 - November 8th, 2008, 7:00 am
    Post #76 - November 8th, 2008, 7:00 am Post #76 - November 8th, 2008, 7:00 am
    Jayz wrote:So I skimmed through maybe 85% of the posts in this topic and what amazed to see nothing about what I'm about to say.

    I like the McRib but each time I eat one I seem to find 3-4 pieces of bone, teeth, or foreign contaminant in my sandwich. Has anyone else had this problem? I sit there thoroughly enjoying my sandwich and BAM! I nearly break my tooth on what seems to be pieces of bone that are about a 1/4 the size of a piece of corn. Anyone else have this problem? If not I'll go out, buy another, and prove to you all that this thing is McDonald's way to kill me. :P


    I had two on Wednesday and did have this problem with both. On the first one the piece of bone got wedged in my teeth and I had to pry it out!
  • Post #77 - November 8th, 2008, 7:37 am
    Post #77 - November 8th, 2008, 7:37 am Post #77 - November 8th, 2008, 7:37 am
    Please stop talking about the McFibber like it's real food.

    Thanks in advance,
    Gary
    Hold my beer . . .

    Low & Slow
  • Post #78 - November 8th, 2008, 8:08 am
    Post #78 - November 8th, 2008, 8:08 am Post #78 - November 8th, 2008, 8:08 am
    G Wiv wrote:Please stop talking about the McFibber like it's real food.

    Thanks in advance,
    Gary


    I will take that under advisement, thank you! :D

    ***

    My Mom had a McRib on Thursday, which pleased her very much. We both ordered McRib yesterday, this time Mom asked for extra pickles, extra onions and extra sauce. Her amended McRib she felt was better than the standard issue. Priced at $2.19 in Libertyville, it was cheaper than the Big Mac. A treat plus a savings to boot!

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #79 - November 8th, 2008, 8:08 am
    Post #79 - November 8th, 2008, 8:08 am Post #79 - November 8th, 2008, 8:08 am
    It's still good eating though!
    John Danza
  • Post #80 - November 8th, 2008, 8:20 am
    Post #80 - November 8th, 2008, 8:20 am Post #80 - November 8th, 2008, 8:20 am
    G Wiv wrote:Please stop talking about the McFibber like it's real food.

    Almost 72 hours between a mention of the McRib and the moment when your head finally exploded... I think that may be a new record, Gary :-)

    Incidentally, I must also profess a weakness for the McRib, and find its lack of real food qualities to be rather endearing. Though I think they could take a cue (no pun intended) from White Castle in embracing its fakeness. Why go through the pretense of making the patty vaguely rib-shaped? WC had the right idea with its chicken rings. If you're going to process something so thoroughly into oblivion that it can't possibly hope to resemble the original beast in any way, why not embrace the fakeitude and make it the most unnatural shape possible? I, for one, think they should totally stamp the McDonald's logo into the patty and call it the McVaguelyPorkish. All absurd questions of authenticity fully preempted, we can be free to simply enjoy the sandwich for what it is: processed, fused meat paste in a sickly sweet sauce.
    Dominic Armato
    Dining Critic
    The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com
  • Post #81 - November 8th, 2008, 8:42 am
    Post #81 - November 8th, 2008, 8:42 am Post #81 - November 8th, 2008, 8:42 am
    OTOH, considering the OP there are apparently a number of LTHers who think G has a second career in Almodovar movies (doesn't Mrs. Wiv remind you of Melanie Griffiths?)
  • Post #82 - November 8th, 2008, 2:28 pm
    Post #82 - November 8th, 2008, 2:28 pm Post #82 - November 8th, 2008, 2:28 pm
    With all respect to Gary, Adria loves the McRib:

    http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/foo ... html?r=RSS

    I must defer to the Catalan.
  • Post #83 - November 8th, 2008, 5:19 pm
    Post #83 - November 8th, 2008, 5:19 pm Post #83 - November 8th, 2008, 5:19 pm
    Santander wrote:With all respect to Gary, Adria loves the McRib:

    http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/foo ... html?r=RSS

    I must defer to the Catalan.


    And Achatz loves Potbelly.

    There truly is no accounting for taste.
  • Post #84 - November 8th, 2008, 8:24 pm
    Post #84 - November 8th, 2008, 8:24 pm Post #84 - November 8th, 2008, 8:24 pm
    Santander wrote:I must defer to the Catalan.

    Have you actually tasted the McFib?

    Yes, I know, you have made reference to the McFib in this thread, but nowhere do you say if you have tasted The Abomination.
    Hold my beer . . .

    Low & Slow
  • Post #85 - November 8th, 2008, 9:21 pm
    Post #85 - November 8th, 2008, 9:21 pm Post #85 - November 8th, 2008, 9:21 pm
    Gary,

    Some of us really dig the McRib as well as the Filet-O-Fish, Steak and Egg Bagel, McMuffin and the Big Mac.

    Tomorrow morning, I will be equally happy eating an eyeball taco.

    I can have it all!

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #86 - November 8th, 2008, 11:14 pm
    Post #86 - November 8th, 2008, 11:14 pm Post #86 - November 8th, 2008, 11:14 pm
    G Wiv wrote:
    Santander wrote:I must defer to the Catalan.

    Have you actually tasted the McFib?

    Yes, I know, you have made reference to the McFib in this thread, but nowhere do you say if you have tasted The Abomination.


    Personally, I'm a self-loathing McRib eater. My dad loves 'em and it's a time-honored family tradition to get them when they're available. I hate the sharp white onions and the bits of mechanically-separated pork bone fragments, and the almost Cantonese opaque pig-glop barbecue sauce, but the bun is wonderful, and somehow, there is a McRib gestalt, where the whole is superior to the sum of its parts. I forked over my $2.19 earlier in the week, and one taste will tide me over until next McHoliday Season.
  • Post #87 - November 9th, 2008, 12:25 am
    Post #87 - November 9th, 2008, 12:25 am Post #87 - November 9th, 2008, 12:25 am
    Cathy2 wrote:Gary,

    Some of us really dig the McRib as well as the Filet-O-Fish, Steak and Egg Bagel, McMuffin and the Big Mac.

    Tomorrow morning, I will be equally happy eating an eyeball taco.

    I can have it all!

    Regards,


    The steak and egg bagel - now that's some good eatin'
  • Post #88 - November 9th, 2008, 12:34 am
    Post #88 - November 9th, 2008, 12:34 am Post #88 - November 9th, 2008, 12:34 am
    Muttster wrote:The steak and egg bagel - now that's some good eatin'

    Egg McMorry on line 2 (bagel, pastrami, egg disk, cheese). If only they prepared them while I'm awake.
  • Post #89 - November 10th, 2008, 8:40 am
    Post #89 - November 10th, 2008, 8:40 am Post #89 - November 10th, 2008, 8:40 am
    G Wiv wrote:Please stop talking about the McFibber like it's real food.


    No, Gary, don't quiet them. Threads like this are invaluably instructive for future use of LTH Forum.
    Harry V.
  • Post #90 - November 10th, 2008, 8:48 am
    Post #90 - November 10th, 2008, 8:48 am Post #90 - November 10th, 2008, 8:48 am
    Why go through the pretense of making the patty vaguely rib-shaped?


    That's what lifts it into sublimity for me, a rib meat sandwich for people so divorced from the reality of eating such things that they want to have a simulacrum of rib shape... made of soft, gooey meat. It's like a caramel apple with no apple in it, but layers of lovingly dyed caramel imitating the apple.
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