Is a Hot Dog a Sandwich?

Airing of Grievances, Quick Thoughts
Never one to shy away from controversy, I have decided to tackle this topic today. I have long put it off, but it is a topic I can ignore no longer. First things first, it is important that we determine the parameters of a sandwich. That is, what it means to be a sandwich. If you can't properly define what a sandwich is, then your opinion in this matter bears very little weight. A quick Google search (AKA: "Research") tells us that a sandwich is an item of food consisting of two pieces of bread with meat, cheese, or other filling between them, eaten as a light meal. If you ask my lovely bride, a hot dog is not a food item. If you ask anyone who has ever eaten a hot…
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When good shows start to smell

Airing of Grievances, The Art of the Story
Benjamin Franklin famously said that guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days. The idea being that both are delightful at first and can be enjoyed for a while, but in time you will begin to tire of them and at a point you will really not want to be in the proximity of them. Three days for guests and fish. 7-8 seasons for most successful television shows. The television show expiration date is one that can be manipulated somewhat, depending on the show's premise and the ability for the scope of the show to expand without losing credibility. Signs of impending doom for a show include the addition of a major character and a large change to the premise of the show. These are both indicators that the…
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