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RE: Slim Jims 2003/12/19 13:12:52 (permalink)
man I was going to mention the Best Kosher salami stick! They are awesome! Satisfying snap and a good deal of spice..

pretty easy to locate in the northeast.
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RE: Slim Jims 2003/12/20 08:04:37 (permalink)
Grampy, that site is hilarious, especially the pig named Leo....where'd they come up with that? I can understand that the animals have to be mass produced, it would be nice if they weren't but they are. But the whole thing about injecting liquids into fresh meat just pi**es me off! I will not buy a turkey that is injected with broth or anything else.
For years the seafood industry has been treating scallops with phosphates, primarily sodium trypolyphosphate (STP)....sounds like something you should be putting in your car engine instead of your food! So if you start with 500 pounds of scallops and soak them overnight in a solution of water and STP, you end up with 750 pounds of scallops!!!! We're paying for WATER! At how much a pound? And so far, it's all perfectly legal. Most people would be shocked to know how chemically altered our food is.
OK, off the soap box now, we can get back to the Slim Jim conversation.
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RE: Slim Jims 2003/12/20 08:45:13 (permalink)
I can't find my copy of Jane and Michael's Encyclopedia of Bad Taste, but if I remember correctly, Slim Jims were a topic there.
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RE: Slim Jims 2003/12/21 00:39:08 (permalink)
Hey Albinoni,

Have I ever told you how much I love your music? You have an adagio that I want played at my funeral.

(Oh, I hope you get this.)
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RE: Slim Jims 2003/12/21 02:41:02 (permalink)
quote:
Originally posted by clothier

what's the difference between the "real" salami and the stick? Other than the girth, I mean.


Llechef! How'd you miss this one???

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RE: Slim Jims 2003/12/21 02:47:52 (permalink)
quote:
Originally posted by EliseT

quote:
Originally posted by clothier

what's the difference between the "real" salami and the stick? Other than the girth, I mean.


Llechef! How'd you miss this one???



Asleep at the wheel........operator error. Sorry.
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RE: Slim Jims 2003/12/21 05:13:04 (permalink)
OK, I'll pick up the slack this time

Clothier, it's like we keep telling you - girth doesn't matter!!!

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RE: Slim Jims 2003/12/21 08:20:59 (permalink)
Now I'm confused. I thought it WAS girth that made the difference and not length.
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RE: Slim Jims 2003/12/21 09:08:48 (permalink)
Personally, to keep my level of sodium nitrites up,
I like Old Wisconsin beef stick(s). Sam's Club sells
both the uniform length (similar to a Slim Jim) and
huge bags of "ends". Come to think of it, they also
sell bags of slim Jims.
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RE: Slim Jims 2003/12/21 14:20:49 (permalink)
quote:
Originally posted by albinoni

I can't find my copy of Jane and Michael's Encyclopedia of Bad Taste, but if I remember correctly, Slim Jims were a topic there.


They are included in the entry for Meat Snack Foods. I love this: "We cannot confirm that any person has ever actually gone shopping with the specific intent to purchase a meat snack, or whether a meat snack has ever been purchased by anybody who was sober..."
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RE: Slim Jims 2003/12/21 14:30:20 (permalink)
quote:
Originally posted by CheeseWit

Now I'm confused. I thought it WAS girth that made the difference and not length.


If you must know, it's the operator
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RE: Slim Jims 2003/12/21 14:35:21 (permalink)
Didn't Freud say, "It's just a salami!"
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RE: Slim Jims 2003/12/21 14:46:34 (permalink)
quote:
Originally posted by EliseT

quote:
Originally posted by CheeseWit

Now I'm confused. I thought it WAS girth that made the difference and not length.


If you must know, it's the operator


I knew she was good for more than just placing collect calls!
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RE: Slim Jims 2003/12/21 17:01:25 (permalink)
Reading all these posts got me to thinking about my days as an undergrad at Cornell (soooo long ago!) Mention has been made of the Cornell Dairy Bar, still quite the place. (I worked there for about 3 1/2 yrs, but I digress). While I was there, the Animal Science Dept ran a butcher shop and store. In addition to the traditional meat market-type products sold, they also produced and sold "Slim Georges". They were somewhat similar to a Slim-Jim, but much tastier. Am I the only person on this thread that remembers them?

Wally
Cornell '67
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RE: Slim Jims 2003/12/21 18:06:29 (permalink)
quote:
Originally posted by EliseT

quote:
Originally posted by CheeseWit

Now I'm confused. I thought it WAS girth that made the difference and not length.


If you must know, it's the operator


Nasty

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RE: Slim Jims 2003/12/21 18:26:32 (permalink)
quote:
Originally posted by Sundancer7

quote:
Originally posted by EliseT

quote:
Originally posted by CheeseWit

Now I'm confused. I thought it WAS girth that made the difference and not length.


If you must know, it's the operator


Nasty

Paul E. Smith
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My favorite line is:

"HEY! It's only as big around as a beer can but it's LONG!"

WHAAAT?? I was talking about the salami.........
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RE: Slim Jims 2003/12/22 09:38:28 (permalink)
wow the thread has gone into the gutter i see...

Anyway, the Best's Kosher salami stick is different from their regular salami. Spicier and snappier!
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RE: Slim Jims 2003/12/22 14:00:48 (permalink)
snappier is a great word...so descriptive while still letting the mind wander...

I should also mention that the salami sticks are dried a bit too...nice snappy wrinkly skin on them...man am i cracking myself up while writing that one!
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RE: Slim Jims 2003/12/22 14:04:00 (permalink)
I'm staying out of this!
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RE: Slim Jims 2003/12/22 14:19:58 (permalink)
quote:
Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen
Enjoy the Slim Jim one of the 4 basic food groups.


Which are:
Grease, sugar, alcohol, and caffeine.
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RE: Slim Jims 2003/12/22 16:24:54 (permalink)
I can't speak for Meowzart, but I have felt the changes in the boards as they evolve...
I am guilty of knocking a few (6, I think) posts off the boards since assuming office. It was easy to see those were hard-core attacks on individuals or blatant bad stuff In a couple of cases they were added by an individual who logged on simply to say something rotten...and then disappeared. 2 were banned by Stephan after we deleted their crap.
I must say in defense of the common goal...that we have noticed a sliding of the threads towards the 'Personal comments , as opposed to the 'stick to the topic' format that seemed to be evident during the summer months. I am not sure if that has caused some of the folks who were present in June (or so) to fade out , or not. I do admit that I have added more than my share of NON-Roadfood related comments to the boards....maybe that is to be expected as we 'get to know each other'?? Anyway, As far as I am concerned, I would urge all to bend a bit more to the subjects at hand, and do a bit less of the double meanings that don't have any tie to the topic... B T W --My sheep photo was directly tied to the Curried Lamb Balls,(pun intended) if you look closely !!
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RE: Slim Jims 2003/12/22 16:44:25 (permalink)
Three words I can't stand on these forums: Fast, Food, and Nation!

But yes, this "loose thread" became suggestive, but nobody complained, so I saw no reason to edit or delete posts. Seemed all in good fun to me. Now if somebody got offended by all these mentions of girth or a flare-up occurred, then I would use my judgement or have an email confab with the Mayor. I think the topics de-evolve after a time as most conversations do. But sometimes they become more chatty or become conversations between two-three people. Sometimes I think these off-topic chats could be better handled in email, but again, since nothing nasty or mean-spirited comes of them, I leave them. It is the ones posted by people that love to tell us how badly we are eating or treating our bodies or animals that get me. They are posted for no other reason except for a rile-up and that is when the moderator power comes in handy. I think I've done it three times since the Mayor and I started as moderators.
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RE: Slim Jims 2003/12/22 18:13:42 (permalink)
lleechef being quiet in her corner waiting for a cooking question.

Sorry.
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RE: Slim Jims 2003/12/22 18:28:30 (permalink)
I think we all need a double Stalini with extra olives!
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RE: Slim Jims 2003/12/22 20:34:04 (permalink)
I promise to be a good boy from now on, Santa.
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RE: Slim Jims 2003/12/22 21:03:52 (permalink)
Sorry if we were ba-a-a--a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-d
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RE: Slim Jims 2003/12/22 22:15:08 (permalink)
Pwingsx-

Thanks for the comp. Hopefully the request involves a long-term plan Meanwhile, until you need it, pick up a few cd's of the concertos--much more cheerful.
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RE: Slim Jims 2003/12/23 00:37:21 (permalink)
Back to the topic of Slim Jims.

As a kid, I knew they were not healthy, but they tasted good although more than a little greasy, and I enjoyed one on occasion. As an adult, one look at the ingredient list and fatty contents is enough to make me never eat one again. If I want to blow my saturated fat intake, I'll do it with good quality pepperoni or Genoa salami in a sub sandwich. Someone else can have the animal lips, and processed parts.
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RE: Slim Jims 2003/12/23 07:59:32 (permalink)
all kidding aside, Best's Kosher salami sticks are quite good. And they have the added bonus of being of much higher quality meat and care than slim jims are.
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RE: Slim Jims 2003/12/23 08:04:32 (permalink)
I can definitely go without Slim Jims. However, I like the low carb aspect of Jerky, especially Beef Jerky.
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