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Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? 2010/12/26 17:30:25 (permalink)
BARhar!
"Harold and Kumar go to White Castle" came on the tube, again, yesterday
and, as I'm watching it, I'm thinking: "I live in the half of a continent that doesn't get the funny"
(why two people would bravely suffer cheetahs and rabid raccoons attacking
and wade through bigoted cops and Klan members
and a sex/drug-crazed Doogie Hauser)
hehehe
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Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? 2010/12/27 15:03:27 (permalink)
What's the most WC you ever ate? 1972, after a REO Speedwagon concert I did 22. Had a minor case of the munchies.
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Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? 2010/12/27 15:07:49 (permalink)
Fifteen for me. But I had a couple of orders of onion chips, too.
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Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? 2010/12/27 15:15:14 (permalink)
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I ate at a White TOWER only once ... I recall no similarity in their burgers.

That's because there was no similarity. White Tower hamburgers were normal size, and they were round, not square.  Additionally, they were grilled on a flattop, not steamed atop chopped onions. Plus, White Towers offered plates of baked beans.
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Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? 2010/12/27 17:20:19 (permalink)
In the first movie (go to white castle) Harold and Kumar ate 40 (or maybe that's 40 EACH)
and the next movie (escape from guantanamo bay)
begins when they immediately get home
(in the bathroom)
hehehe
******
 
and, yes, from everyhing i've found, on google, the guy who came along, in 1926, copied the building exactly--except for the crennolated fascade (even going in and photographing the interior dimensions of CASTLE buildings--even copying the five- stool-at-the-counter format), and even stole away a CASTLE management employee to copy every detail of their business practices
and even copied the slogan ("buy them by the sack") and made the TOWERS slogan "bring home a bagful"
but it doesn't say he copied the actual hamburger
 
well DUH!
kinda the whole REAL point of the CASTLE popularity
isn't it?
they're NOT yer average bear
 
i mean, "Harold and Kumar go to McDonalds" wouldn't have worked
(no premise for the epic mythic quest--wendy's or burger king would have sufficed)
post edited by Dwylbtzle - 2010/12/27 19:06:29
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Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? 2010/12/27 18:16:58 (permalink)
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Fifteen for me. But I had a couple of orders of onion chips, too.

 
Michael, that was pretty good.  I can do three if I do not have any fries.  I use to be able to eat six.  That was Krystals by the way.
 
Same way with Krispy Kreme.  I use to be able to eat six and now two is the limit.  I think the yeast in them makes them grow in your stomach.
 
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Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? 2010/12/27 18:38:12 (permalink)
Oh, now I get full on five or six, Paul. Back when I ate the fifteen I'd stopped at a White Castle, as usual, after finishing my shift at The Associated Press Bureau in Columbus at 1 a.m. I stopped on my way home to get a bunch to share with my wife. I usually ordered 15 Castles and a couple of onion chips, and Barbara would eat four or five of them. This particular night she wasn't feeling well, so I ate the whole thing.
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Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? 2010/12/27 19:15:51 (permalink)
yeah
every east-continental denizen i've ever heard trying to explain wcs to a left coaster usually says "oh hell, ya gotta eat like FIVE of 'em"
 
***
if they'd never existed before
and they came out, today
that'd prob'ly be theIr slogan
plastered across every bagful (or sack):
OH HELL, YA GOTTA EAT LIKE ...FIVE OF 'EM

post edited by Dwylbtzle - 2010/12/27 19:30:01
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Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? 2010/12/27 19:30:09 (permalink)
Question here....
What is an onion chip?
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Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? 2010/12/27 19:58:50 (permalink)
An onion chip is an onion leaf that's been battered and deep fried.
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Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? 2010/12/27 23:38:27 (permalink)
Thank you!
 
 
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Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? 2010/12/28 02:30:45 (permalink)
You are most welcome.
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Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? 2010/12/28 03:06:09 (permalink)
well, not a LEAF, actually
slices of split onion bulb-right?
basically the same thing as a deep fried, battered onion ring
but in curved slab form
--like a broken up onion "rose"
right?
 
when i lived in greencastle indiana, i was gonna start GREEN CASTLES--which would be deep fried, battered squirrel chops
which, instead of with beans or onion chips, would be served with paw paws
 
and, of course, the building would be constructed of rough-hewn sycamore logs
 
but, i realized it would only work in areas like greencastle, indiana, because one would have to walk into the woods every morning and shoot the squirrels and pick the paw paws, because, like blackberries, i don't believe those can be purchased commercially, in bulk
 
and, of course,  i also realized i'd have to explain to everyone west of the damn mississippi what a paw paw was
(largest edible indigenous north american tree-fruit)

also known as an indiana banana

 
actually, a retired actor, from MELROSE PLACE, did copy the idea and started a green TOWER, in hollywood
but i couldn't sue her
because the building is constructed from rough-hewn telephone poles
and they serve deep fried, battered rat and prickly pear instead of squirrel and paw paw
 
they're doing pretty good, there
 
 
post edited by Dwylbtzle - 2010/12/28 04:24:45
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Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? 2010/12/28 09:18:21 (permalink)
wow!
wikipedia says the paw paw is the largest native fruit you can eat on the whole continent PERIOD
(kinda looks like a small army green potato)
 
i guess even ANY melon or tomato or edible thing that can be called a fruit
that is bigger, is an invasive weed brought by humans from the other continents
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and i found an official porcelain White Castle souvenier coffee cup i'd had knocking around forever
and it has three official registered slogans on it
"A national institution established in 1921"
"Buy 'em by the Sack"
and the most prominent boldest letters of all:
"THE TASTE FOR ALL TIMES"
 
(just not all regions, i guess)

 
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Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? 2010/12/28 10:06:57 (permalink)
Green Tower, Hollywood?  
 
Doubt.
 
 
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Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? 2010/12/28 15:52:19 (permalink)
hehehe
ok
the stuff about hollywood was just an affectionate jab in the ribs, from a former hollywood resident, to his old home town (in deference to the theme of the title of this thread)
[spring of '82, in the apartments beind the gas station on the corner of sunset and clark--across the street from the whisky a go-go]
 
but the rest is true
and the squirrel thing might actually work
since no-one is ever, (apparently), gonna let anyone start a WC franchise there
and i STILL say a fast food squirrel joint would be great!
healthier, too
squirrels eat acorns and nuts and fruit
whereas hamburgers are made from meat mixed in central grinding stations from all over the world
and yer hamburger could have meat from up to 100 different cows (dangerous possible disease vector)
and chickens eat ANY damn thing
yuk
ever SEE what a chicken eats?
 
i wonder HOW much money it would take someone to BUY the rights to open ONE white castle in LA?
whoever manages to do THAT could be a dang BILLIONAIRE
there's GOTTA be a way
 
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Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? 2010/12/28 16:02:40 (permalink)
Now how can I believe the rest of your posts?
 
So you never ate at the once Twin Castles in Culver City?
 
It's long time gone.
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Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? 2010/12/28 16:35:48 (permalink)
well
the thing about the fried rats and prickly pears....?
hehehe
 
no
i never heard of white TOWERS or twin castles
till i began this google wc research curiosity quest
 
but white castles go back to my earliest glimmers of childhood memory
 
they've had since 1921 to come west
and they've never done it
so i'm starting to lose hope of waiting
alas
post edited by Dwylbtzle - 2010/12/28 16:41:06
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Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? 2010/12/28 16:40:31 (permalink)
I've had both Krystal's and White Castle's burgers and they are nothing to write home about.  I prefer most of the trimmings, not just a sprinkle of onions that I don't eat anyway.
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Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? 2010/12/28 16:51:14 (permalink)
oh it's just the uniqueness that, once having gotten real used to, can't be replicated by a regular normal burger
 
it's like if you had a craving for an askimo pie
and everywhere you went there were zillions of variations on the candy bar
for sale
but just no place that sold eskimo pies
 
they're both not exactly health food
 
as they say in the movie
you want what you want
and you gotta have that
or it's not what you want
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Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? 2010/12/28 17:15:50 (permalink)
And they're not candy, either. An Eskimo Pie is an ice cream bar.
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Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? 2010/12/28 17:29:05 (permalink)
exactly
and when you have a hankerin' for a passle of fried squirrel and paw paws
barled possum belly and collard greens just won't do
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Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? 2010/12/28 17:42:05 (permalink)
If you have a hankerin' for fried squirrels and paw paws then you have a serious problem figuring out food combinations.
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Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? 2010/12/28 17:57:10 (permalink)
i've HEARD some people like pineapple on ham or pizza
(don't know if i believe it)
 
better than mixing rat with prickly pear
 
in sumsory:
WC is a burger
but no burger west of the mississippi is a slider
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Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? 2010/12/28 18:01:12 (permalink)
It must be the blue field.
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Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? 2010/12/28 18:01:30 (permalink)
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Pineapple on ham or pizza is just fine but I'll have to pass on anything that resembles roadkill.
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Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? 2010/12/28 18:09:30 (permalink)
the chicken that DIDN'T cross the road

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Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? 2010/12/28 18:14:36 (permalink)
actually
he's right
not really THAT cool to mix fruit with meat
(for the gut)
 
yeah
it's a burden to have the only blue football field
 
makes us kinda crazy
 
all that resposibility to live up to
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Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? 2010/12/28 20:11:12 (permalink)
 Dwylbtzle means?
 
Do what you like because the ____________?
 
I don't get your games.
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Re:White Castles in Los Angeles? 2010/12/28 22:11:27 (permalink)
oh, no, i didn't mean everyone just DO what you want
(THAT'd git ugly, fast)
 
those lines were from the movie:
they go out to get White Castles
and the place they used to go had been replaced with a regular burger stand
so they decided that if one were going to the trouble to go out and get junk food
one might as well GET what you want
(so they keep trying to find another White Castle--but a crazy hollywood actor steals their car)
 
which just shows how different sliders are from regular burgers
 
so i was making fun of that company (white tower) that went to all the trouble to copy the building and business style and slogan
but didn't bother to realize it's the slider that makes the real difference
in the long run
THAT's what the people want (SOMEtimes)
and they want what they want
it's like that poem:
 
some say the world will end in fire
some say in ice
from what i know about desire
i side with those who side with fire
but ice would be nice
and would suffice
 
:)
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