08/20/2004: I have the feeling....
that I will be making a tiny contribution to the Northwestern Mississippi economy soon. Tonight TV Time-Warner's carrying the Fox Sports Midwest feed of the second game of the Cardinals-Pirates doubleheader, and that means--Steak 'n' Shake commercials! And if I see too many more Steak 'n' Shake commercials (my estimate is two more, having seen my first S 'n' S commercial of the evening just a few minutes ago), I'm going to get a Steak 'n' Shake jones of major proportions. At least this is a jones that I can satisfy in the Memphis area, but the nearest Steak 'n' Shake is in Southhaven, Mississippi.
While we're on the subject, I was catching up on some backlogged Roger Ebert movie reviews, and The Senior Thumb had this to say about Steak 'n' Shake (in the context of his review of Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle):
Is a slider worth the trouble leaving home and journeying through two states? If you're stoned and have the munchies, as Harold and Kumar are, and if you're in the grip of a White Castle obsession, the answer is clearly yes. The only hamburger worth that much trouble when you're clean and sober is at Steak 'n Shake. Californians believe the burgers at In 'n Out are better, but that is because they do not appreciate the secret of Steak 'n Shake, expressed in its profound credo, "In Sight, It Must Be Right." (Many people believe the names of In 'n Out and Steak 'n Shake perfectly describe the contrast in bedroom techniques between the coast and the heartland.)Of course, Ol' Rog is a product of Central Illinois, so we would expect him to pay proper veneration to The Steakburger.
Len on 08.20.04 @ 07:25 PM CST