Saturday, June 13, 2009

Taco Town = Denny's?

It is my sincere hope that the few random people reading this (well, everyone on the planet that has either a television or an internet connection) has seen the now several year old "Taco Town" sketch/commercial that was on SNL. It definitely marked the beginning of the return of SNL to mainstream awesome at least in my eyes. It stars Andy Samberg, Jason Sudekis and, one of the funniest men on the planet, Bill Hader. To me, it is a quite hilarious, albiet exaggerated, critique of the "high stakes" advertising that so much of the world does now. For the few of you who have not seen it before, here it is to get an idea of what I mean:

Now, I mentioned above that is is exaggerated, but I did not know how close to home it was until today. I went through what is fast becoming my "Pre-Ulduar" Saturday morning of leveling alts for a bit before heading out to Denny's with Keith. When we got there, I looked over the menu for some reason (even though I knew what I was going to order before we even left our house) and that, my friends, is when I saw it. Staring at me on the glossy breakfast insert of the suprisingly orange scented Denny's menu was the most real life version of a "Taco Town" product I have seen to date. I took a pic on my terrible Helio phone (note, must resist urge to look at iPhones online more) and here it is with the actual words written below it.


All of your favorite ingredients from the original Grand Slam - two scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and pancakes with syrup - topped with melted American cheese and hand wrapped in a flour tortilla. All grilled and served with crispy hash browns.

That blew me away. Don't get me wrong, I like TERRIBLE food...I really do, but this seems a bit excessive, right? I did not order this, but a big part of me wanted to order it just to see it. I still cannot wrap my mind around how this would look. Initially, my biggest speed bumps along the path to imagining this monstrosity of a meal revolved around my subconscious not allowing a plate to be out of the equation before the tortilla was wrapped around it. Once I got over that, I was, and still am, baffled on the sheer principle of it essentially being "New Pancake Burrito: now featuring meat!"

I really might have to go back in the next few days and ask one of the cooks if I can just see this thing so it will stop haunting my waking dreams. Until then, thoughts of the logistics of how such a thing can actually be may make me end up turning a little Jack Torrance-y until I receive a visual ID on this bad boy.

I'm off now to read up some more on the Captain Britain and MI: 13 that I keep hearing so many great things about (but that was sadly canceled I believe) and spend some time with the wife.

Keep it real internetz...keep it real

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