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Lists Madness

Posted by Matt Cipriano | 2 Comments

While it might seem like I all of a sudden have found a ton to say after quite a bit of silence, what really is going on is that when I come across a link I want to write about I keep it open until I have some free time (or bookmark them until I have a chance to get back to it or it is no longer timely). I am just going through my various windows right now and finding those things I have been meaning to write about.

Fortunately some of them fall into similar categories and can be linked together n a post just like this one.

There is a movie out now called “Be Kind Rewind” the premise is, essentially, that Jack Black and Mos Def remake a bunch of classic movies. The process is apparently referred to as Sweding
(I have yet to see the movie so I am basing this on the preview, hearsay from friends and this article). To coincide with the release of the movie last month Esquire made up a list of The Five Most Awesomely Sweded Movies.

New York Magazine did a little leg work of their own to come up with their annual Best of New York list which has everything from “Fitness Classes for Kids” to the best steak. You can even check out the list broken down by neighborhood or as a straight A-Z list.

Last up for our list of lists we have another Esquire piece: The Best Sandwiches In America. At first I wasn’t too sure about this list, I mean it is one thing to find good sandwiches across the country, I am sure there are some great ones, but a Reuben from outside New York City? And a non-traditional one at that. Come on…

But then I kept reading. Yeah, I guess if you replace the rye with latkes that could be really tasty (though as far as I am concerned a real Reuben will always be on rye).

A Cuban Meat sandwich from Seattle? And then I hit the item that made the list for me: the McRib. I thought it was just me. I haven’t eaten at a McDonalds in quite some time (not that I don’t like the food, I definitely like the taste. It is that feeling afterwards that isn’t so great), but if I hear the announcement of the MCRib I will line up at the door for one and wait for them to start serving them.

They make up some ground when they give Katz props for their Pastrami on Rye and a shop in Miami credit for their Cuban Sandwich. This is the type of article that makes me want to go on a road trip across America, just for a taste of each of these sandwiches (and a McRib in every town…).


2 Responses to “Lists Madness”

  1. Josh Friedlander
    March 5th, 2008 @

    Keep them open?
    Bookmark them?
    Obviously, you missed my post on Instapaper.

  2. Matt Cipriano
    March 7th, 2008 @

    What can I say, I don’t believe in these new fangled technologies…

    Quick follow up to the ‘Best of New York List’.

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