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Sunday, July 24, 2005

Finger Lickin' Good?

KFC has some weird policies on what they are willing to sell.

I've always been a fan of their boneless honey bbq chicken. Six pieces of chicken, covered with a tasty honey bbq sauce. The problem? It's not always available.

For the last three months or so, I've gone into local KFCs and gotten this meal, and it's been good. All of a sudden last week, "We don't have it anymore". I reluctantly got the "boned" version instead, complaining to myself on the way out.

Now, do they really not "have it" anymore? KFC sells boneless pieces of chicken, right? And I can see that huge tub of sauce from the counter. How hard is it to dip the chicken strips or whatever into the tub of sauce? There's even a strainer thing it looks like just for that purpose. In fact, I've seen the workers take chicken nuggets, dip them in the sauce, and that's the meal.

Maybe it's a summer thing only? But it's still July. Makes no sense.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Home Run Derby

I've never been a big fan of Chris Berman. His home run commentary has always been annoying. "Back back back back...GONE!" is not the problem, but it's the way he says it, with such overemphasis. Someone clearly hits a 500+ foot home run, and he attempts to put drama into it with that phrase.

Last night I shuddered continuously as he not only did that, but added a phrase onto the end. The All Star Game this year is in Detroit. Fine. But almost every time someone hit a ball, you'd hear:

"It's back back back...baaaccckkk...GONE!...ALL THE WAY TO...[insert local city here]".

I wouldn't be surprised if he had a list of cities around Detroit in front of him, that he would refer to when a home run was hit. If it looked like a home run, he'd go to the next city on the list and end that phrasing with it.

Thus Chris Berman is really annoying me right now. That adds to his normal annoyance since he has that football equivalent: "He could go ALL...THE...WAY". Since I hate football with a glowing ember-like passion, that makes it even worse.

I mean, I understand having a catch phrase, but his are just painful.