Late Night Open Thread: Mmm, Grilled Cheese…

We all have our late-night fantasies of a different life…

“Get your wallet out, but don’t get your hopes up.”

22 replies
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    Jay says:

    Wasn’t that sort of the business model that made hamburgers a staple during the Depression, just parked near bundle camps and skid row, not trendy drunktown?

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    Death Panel Truck says:

    A friend and I were gonna do something similar during the government cheese giveaway days of the mid-Eighties until we saw how much work it would be and said fuck it.

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    Mary G says:

    My mom was the director of food service for the local school district in the 70s and was always complaining about the government cheese. After Carter was elected it switched to peanut butter, which was easier to make something that kids would eat. Nowadays with all the allergies kids have it must be a nightmare.

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    Ruckus says:

    Jim Wright wants to live in one of these trailers.
    OK I bet he doesn’t, he wants the concept of it. Not the crappy, greasy sandwiches, the idea that we are being sold, every day, crap that’s being called something far different.
    A different take on the whole concept would be a post he has up at his place, Quick and Easy.
    He’s talking about a completely different kettle of crappy, but the concept is the same, being sold crap that’s labeled as something far different.

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    lahke says:

    Jeez, now I’m hungry.

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    Fucking hell. It’s even funnier reading through the dude’s Twitter thread. And now I’m not sure this is a serious thing or not.

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    Eljai says:

    @mrmoshpotato: That thread was hilarious! I think this may be my favorite:

    Daniel Danger
    on an unrelated side note, did you all know you can just slather mayo in place of butter with grilled cheese and its pretty good because its just sort of a flavored oil? you know, if the darkness inside takes you to that place.

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    Jay says:


    JUNE 11, 2019
    The Trump Administration has opted to use an Army base in Oklahoma to hold growing numbers of immigrant children in its custody after running out of room at government shelters.

    Fort Sill, an 150-year-old installation once used as an internment camp for Japanese-Americans during World War II, has been selected to detain 1,400 children until they can be given to an adult relative, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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    lahke says:

    I’m getting mouse exterminator ads on the site now.

  10. 10
    opiejeanne says:

    @lahke: I’m getting the 7 Sneaky Symptoms that it could be Lung Cancer.

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    mrmoshpotato says:


    I’m getting the 7 Sneaky Symptoms that it could be Lung Cancer.

    When did Cole start ads for Web MD?

    Me: I looked at the sun and sneezed.
    Web MD: IT’S CANCER!

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    rikyrah says:

    Read the truck

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    Eric U. says:

    The back side is better

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    Betty Cracker says:

    My daughter and I often talk about getting a food truck. Not in a serious way — just as something amusing to think about. We used to watch that dumb food truck competition show on Food Network, which is what started it. Someone posted a picture of the grilled cheese wagon in an open thread earlier this week, and I had to send that to the kiddo.

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    Quaker in a Basement says:

    This is the most Cole food concept ever. “Don’t ask me for a god damned tomato slice or I swear to God I will reach through the window, pull you inside and hold your head against the griddle which will be embarrassing for you.”

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    tobie says:

    mr. tobie always eats grilled cheese with ketchup. I guess there are similarities between grilled cheese and fries but the choice has always struck me as odd. We agree to disagree on this matter. Morning to all you early risers.

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    OzarkHillbilly says:


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    Sister Golden Bear says:

    Looks like the perfect side hustle fo Cole.

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    You should know that I was computer shopping at Pest Buy yesterday afternoon & decided B.J. would be a good site to look at, but Best Buy blocks you jackals literally because of “message board/forum”.

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    MelissaM says:

    I saw this food truck the other day and thought “that has Cole written all over it!”

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    J. says:

    When did Cole change his name to “Daniel Danger”?

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    LongHairedWeirdo says:

    I confess, I was spoiled by my college snack bar, subsidized by food services, that would sell you a grilled cheese for under a buck (in the 80s). There are days I yearn for that. I’m not sure that shack would be worth it, though – hot, cramped, busy work, and if you *are* chasing the bar crowd, dealing with drunks.

    Maybe $2 per, and $5 for 3? (I’m pondering proper pay for work performed, with someone, who isn’t here, over a hypothetical problem, that I just created in my head, for a business that doesn’t exist. The internet does lead to strange behaviors.)

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