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Who wants to help me make 10,000 pastrami sandwiches for our newest addition to the 10k mansion?

Asked by Vunessuh (16712points) October 28th, 2010
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Congratulations to bob_ for hitting the 10k milestone!

I was lucky enough to get a room right next to the kitchen so I could watch over my spatulas and now you’re lucky enough to get a room right next to me so I can make you a sandwich anytime you’d like. Pastrami? Roast beef? Turkey? Grilled cheese? Peanut butter and jelly? You got it. Wearing something sexy of course. XD

WOOHOO. Time to party with one of the friendliest and funniest jellies around.

This is for you.

Let’s Skype later and I’ll show you my tomatoes and you can show me your pickle. ON YOUR SANDWICH. DUH! XD

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Seaofclouds's avatar

Congratulations!! Here’s a pastrami sandwich for you.

SuperMouse's avatar

I’m in, sign me up to make 10 sandwiches in honor of this auspicious occasion! Congratulations Bob!

wundayatta's avatar

Congratulations! You have good taste in women, I must say!

ETpro's avatar

You’re not going to go and change your user name once the party is over, are you Bob? Way to go staying one Bob long enough to make 10K!

free_fallin's avatar

Yay non-Bob! This is the only time I would ever be willing to make you a sandwich.

Coloma's avatar

Bring out your bread!

Bob, Bob, Bob…’re such an easy keeper. ;-)

No brown baggin’ it for Bob today, TODAY he gets a 10k peanut butter and jellie sub.

MissAnthrope's avatar

Congratulations! Have a sandwich!

mangeons's avatar

Congratulations, certainly a worthy achievement!

I’m still not making you a sandwich though… :P

Jude's avatar

You have got to be shittin’ me.

I am wearing a sandwich right now. Nothing else, but, a sandwich. What a coincidence. Oh, Bobbey (Whitney Houston voice), congrats, you little bugger. XD

Jude (32144points)“Great Answer” (11points)
Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Yay! Congratulations…I won’t make you a sandwich but you can rest on my breast.

cookieman's avatar

@mama_cakes: Is that pop-diva-Whitney voice or slurred-speech-high-as-a-kite Whitney?

Either way…Congratulations to everyone’s favorite palindrome. Goooooo @bob_

faye's avatar

Congratulations! All the sandwiches you want!

Jude's avatar

@cprevite the latter. Bobbbbeey!

kenmc's avatar

Hill burt O! He wins the game.

cookieman's avatar

@mama_cakes: Now that is sexy. I’m imagining some drool for added effect.

Dog's avatar

Whoooo hoooo Bob!!!!!!!

Welcome to the mansion!

Dog (25142points)“Great Answer” (10points)
KatawaGrey's avatar

I’m out of pastrami, how about a bacon grilled cheese?

Congratulations bob! Now, we must hide our most precious sandwiches!

FutureMemory's avatar

Way to go, carnal!

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

You’ve had plenty of sandwiches by now. I’m gonna pour you a beer. Congrats @bob_!

Cruiser's avatar

Can I have a PBJ?? Congrats to the Sandwich King!

filmfann's avatar

Congrats to the funniest palindrome on fluther! WTG!!!

bob_'s avatar

Aww, you guys! Thank you all! XD

* feels special *

bob_ (21165points)“Great Answer” (11points)
LuckyGuy's avatar

@bob_ You got anything to eat around here?

Jude's avatar

@worriedguy I see a baguette between your legs. Or is that a baguette? Lemme check. Hold still.

Jude (32144points)“Great Answer” (12points)
seazen's avatar

:-) Congratulations, _ bob _ _ bob bob_

I’ve been a huge fan since forever – if you don’t believe me – just check out my communicator.

YARNLADY's avatar

* * * Y * A * Y * * * CONGRATULATIONS ! ! ! GOOD WORK ! ! ! * * * Y * A * Y * * *

Coloma's avatar

Anyone notice that Bob and his lurve have a common thread, they can both be read backwards and say the exact same thing. lol

bob & 10001

seazen's avatar

^ A Palindrome?

weeveeship's avatar

Yay! bob_! Congrats!

Coloma's avatar


So why isn’t Palindrome a Palindrome? lol

MissA's avatar

I have these two beautiful, but small tomatoes…the last of the season…that you are welcome to place on your favorite sandwich. You’ll need to see, @worriedguy if you need a hefty baguette! I haven’t actually tasted them…but, they are being advertised as scrumptious.

Trillian's avatar

Congratulations @bob_ . I’m late again, working you know. And once again, no sam damwiches left!

ETpro's avatar

@Coloma Who could figure out how to spell Palindromemordnilap? Gah, it’s hard enough even to pronounce it.

lillycoyote's avatar

Congratulation bob_

Here’s a whole world of sandwiches for you:

Bacon sandwich (UK) sandwich made from strips of bacon
Bánh Mì (Vietnam) pickled carrots and daikon, meats and fillings on a baguette
Barros Jarpa (Chile) melted cheese and fried ham
Barros Luco (Chile) melted cheese and thin fried beef
Bauru (Brazil) melted cheese and roast beef
Beef on weck (USA, Buffalo) roast beef and horseradish on a Kaiser roll topped with pretzel salt and caraway seeds
BLT (UK/USA/Australia) bacon, lettuce, and tomato
Bocadillo (ES) sliced bread with a wide variety of ingredients
Breakfast Roll (UK/Ireland) meats, butter and sauces on a bread roll
Breville (UK, Australia, South Africa) A sealed toasted sandwich made in a specially designed sandwich toaster.
Bun Kabab (Pakistan) spicy patty, onions, and chutney on a bun
California Club sandwich (USA, California) turkey, avocado, lettuce, and tomato
Caprese (Italy) mozzarella, tomato, fresh basil
Cheesesteak (USA, Philadelphia) sandwich made from strips of steak and cheese, sometimes with peppers and onions
Chimichurris (Dominican Republic) a sandwich made from pork, beef, and sometimes chicken with mayonnaise/ketchup sauce
Chip butty (UK) chips
Chivito (Uruguay) steak, ham, and cheese
Choripán (Argentina/Uruguay/Chile) grilled chorizo
Club sandwich (USA) turkey, bacon, lettuce, and tomato
Crisp sandwich (UK) uses crisps
Croque-monsieur (France) ham and cheese
Cuban sandwich (Cuba/South Florida) ham, Swiss cheese, pickled peppers, and roasted pork
Cucumber sandwich (England) cucumber between two thin slices of crustless, lightly buttered white bread
Dagwood (USA) distinguished by size more than contents
Döner kebab (Turkey) doner kebab served in pita bread or half of a loaf of bread
Elvis sandwich (USA) fried sandwich containing peanut butter, bananas, and bacon
Fluffernutter (USA, New England), combination of peanut butter and marshmallow
Francesinha (Portugal) made with wet-cured ham, linguiça, other sausages and meat, covered with melted cheese and beer sauce
French dip sandwich (USA), also known as a beef dip, is a hot sandwich consisting of thinly sliced roast beef (or, sometimes, other meats) on a “French roll” or baguette. It is most commonly served au jus.
Grilled cheese (USA/British Commonwealth (as Cheese Toastie)) fried or broiled sandwich consisting of melted cheese between slices of buttered bread.
Hamburger (Germany, USA) ground meat patty in a round bun, usually served with some combination of tomato, onion, lettuce, pickle, mustard, and mayonnaise
Horseshoe (USA, Springfield, IL) an open sandwich topped with French fries and cheese sauce
Hot Brown (USA, Kentucky) open-face sandwich of meat, Mornay sauce or cheese
Hot dog (Germany, USA) Frankfurter (beef-based) or Wiener (pork-based) sausage in a bun shaped specifically to contain a hot dog, either top-loading, popular in New England, or side-loading
Italian beef (USA, Chicago) thin slices of seasoned roast beef, dripping with meat juices, on a dense, long Italian-style roll
Melt sandwich, Tuna melt, Patty melt, etc.—filling includes melted cheese
Monte Cristo (USA) a fried ham and/or turkey sandwich
Mother-in-law (Chicago area) fast food staple that features a Mississippi tamale in a hot dog bun and smothered with chili
Muffuletta (New Orleans) based on Sicilian bread
Panino (Italy) salami, ham, cheese, mortadella or other food on a ciabatta
Peanut butter and jelly (North America)
Ploughmans (UK) sandwich compromising of cheese, pickle, tomato, lettuce and onion
Printzesa (Bulgaria) slice of bread with ground pork/veal, kashkaval, feta or combination and broiled
Porilainen (Finland) a bread with thick slice of sausage
Rachel (USA) also referred to as the “Turkey Reuben”; coleslaw with Swiss cheese, 1000 Island or Russian dressing, and sliced turkey
Reuben (USA) sauerkraut with Swiss cheese, 1000 Island or Russian dressing, and corned beef or pastrami
Roti john (Singapore/Malaysia) omelette sandwich
Roast beef (USA/England) made with roast beef, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, and mayonnaise
Sandwich loaf (USA) a large multi-layer sandwich made to look like a cake
Sandwiches de miga (Argentina) tea-time sandwiches on crust-less white bread
Shawarma (Middle East) shaved lamb, goat, and/or turkey, rolled inside a taboon bread
Sincronizada (Mexico) a tortilla-based sandwich.
Smoked Meat (Quebec, Canada)
Sloppy Joe (USA) based on ground beef and flavorings
Smörgåstårta (Sweden) variety of “sandwich cake”
Steak sandwich (Australia) containing a small fried fillet steak, lettuce, tomato, cheese, fried onion and barbecue sauce, generally toasted and sold at traditional snack bars.
Submarine (USA) also known as sub, grinder, hero, hoagie, Italian sandwich, po’ boy, wedge, zep, torpedo or roll
Strammer Max (Germany) a hot sandwich, sometimes with side food; regionally a pub food without bread
Tea sandwich Small sandwiches for afternoon tea
Tramezzino (Italy) tea sandwich
Torta (Mexico) various ingredients on a crusty roll
Vada Pav (India) Buns smothered with mint, green chilli and tamarind chutney – stuffed with crispy mashed potato dumplings seasoned with mustard seeds and coriander.
Vegemite (Australia) butter and vegemite often with slices of cheese
Wurstbrot (Germany) sliced sausage on bread

MissA's avatar


Let’s see you design THAT on a menu.
Very thorough, Lilly.

lillycoyote's avatar

@MissA I have to confess that the sandwich list is a cut and paste job from Wikipedia. I should have mentioned the source. It’s the thought that counts though, right?

MissA's avatar


That would be correct!

fireside's avatar

Here’s a Dagwood for bob_


rpm_pseud0name's avatar

I’ll apologize now. I just finished writing this & I didn’t mean for it to be so long & stupid. It’s nonsense, useless & was an excuse to not do my real work. Please, feel free to skip over this.

bob is a simple man. A man of routine. A man with a singular request. A man who just wants a fuc#ing sandwich. One day, bob was out at a movie rental gallery (because no one has told him about netflix) & while he was paying the extra $1.75 rental insurance for, Norbit, he noticed a game set-up beside the counter. The sign read, ‘Drop a nickel in the shot glass & you win a lurve sandwich’. The shot glass was at the bottom of a massive aquarium that was filled with water & seahorses. bob looks the cashier dead in the eyes, points at the sign & says, “Is this shit for real?!” The cashier nods yes & bob quickly thumbs through his change & finds a nickel.

bob stands over the aquarium, taking aim at the shot glass. He drops the nickel. (Paloop) The nickel flutters downward as the seahorses dart away. (Clink) The nickel strikes the rim of the glass & falls to the aquarium floor amongst all the seahorse poop. “You stupid fuc#ing dumb ass piece of sh#t game.” bob screams. He takes a deep breath & calmly picks up his rental & leaves.

The next day, bob returns with the movie & half of his life insurance policy cashed in, all in nickels. 5,000 of them. bob hurls the movie, nailing the cashier in the head, “I’ll be over here if you need me.” bob settles in & takes one nickel at a time & drops it carefully into the tank. Each time – a miss. He changes tactics. Throwing a nickel from across the room. Dropping it with eyes closed. Secretly dropping a fistful at a time. Nothing works. bob is down to his last nickel. He stands on top of the counter & throws it with great might towards the water. With a big splash, the nickel is submerged & like a torpedo, careens towards the shot glass. It is lined up perfectly. It looks to be a perfect goal, when suddenly, a unsuspecting seahorse glides into the line of fire. The nickel strikes the seahorse dead & both fall to the blanket of seahorse poop & non-winning nickels. bob jumps down from the counter, “Something is wrong with one of your seahorses. I’ll be back tomorrow.”

bob returns the next day, with the other half of his life insurance policy cashed in for another 5,000 nickels. He sets up operation by the tank & notices something different. All the seahorses are gone. “Sir?” bob yells while he snaps his fingers to get the guys attention. “What happened to the seahorses?” The cashier sadly explains, “They all died from nickel poisoning.” bob thinks for a moment, “But the game still works, right?” The cashier nods & bob continues his expedition.

For the sake of time, blah blah blah, bob misses every shot & we come to his final nickel.

His final nickel! bob holds it close to his heart. He closes his eyes. Thinking of that wonderful lurve sandwich. How tasty it must be. bob holds his hand out over the tank. Keeping his eyes closed & whispering a prayer to the sandwich gods – the nickel is released. (Paloop) bob waits. It feels like an eternity before he finally hears that heavenly sound. (Clink clink) bob looks down to see the nickel resting in the belly of the shot glass.

bob quietly walks over to the cashier & says, “I would like my lurve sandwich now.” The cashier reaches from under the counter & brings up, the most beautiful sandwich he has ever seen. He hands it over to bob.

10,000. 10,000 attempts. 10,000 times, bob has strived for top tier lurve. 10,000 throws to finally be able to take a bite of this glorious sandwich.

bob takes a modest bite & savors it. He swallows the first bite & stares at the cashier & says, “I’ve had better.” bob tosses the sandwich into the trash & starts to walk out the store. The cashier takes down the sign for the game & replaces it. “Drop a nickel in the shot glass & win a lurve-ier sandwich.” bob stops in his tracks, points at the sign & says, “Is this shit for real?!”

To be continued after bob has thrown 20,000 nickels into the tank for another chance at lurve.

Congratulations, bob. Sorry for wasting yours & everyone else’s time.

FutureMemory's avatar

I loved your story @rpmpseudonym. I’d like to read more :)

lillycoyote's avatar

@rpmpseudonym Your post wasn’t stupid, nonsense or useless. It is long but, then again, so was mine. :-)

OreetCocker's avatar

Great work! Congratulations :-)

JilltheTooth's avatar

I looked everywhere for a sandwich for you, @bob_ , but I’m so late there are none left in the world so I’ll send you a rain check for a sandwich, redeemable when the world has recovered from the party… Congrats!

BoBo1946's avatar

Bob, congrats my friend! Have a good one Dude!

syz's avatar

Yay! Congratulations!

syz (35649points)“Great Answer” (8points)
ucme's avatar

Congrats dude! I won’t bother with the sandwich theme, way too cheesy :¬)

wilma's avatar

Way to go bob!
Looks like you have enough sandwiches for today, how would you like some chips to go with those?

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Ooh, I feel like I am really late to the party. Congratulations bob :)

janbb's avatar

Six foot sub coming you way.

And a Mazel Tov on the fine achievement!

cookieman's avatar

Six foot sub coming your way.

@janbb: That’s what he said. ba dum dum

janbb's avatar

@cprevite But all I got was a Vienna sausage. ba da bum

Coloma's avatar


Last call for Pastrami, we’re in the breakfast burrito zone now.

‘Bob and the breakfast burrito’..I think I have a childrens story forming. lol

cookieman's avatar

Big Hearted Bob and His Breakfast Burrito
A Story of International Kindness and the Pursuit of the Ultimate Sandwich

Coloma's avatar


Your hired as a co-author! haha

MissAusten's avatar

Congrats Bob! I heard there was going to be a fifty foot grinder (or sub, or hoagie, or whatever name your geographic area has for long sandwiches) at this party so I brought a really big bag of chips.

Welcome to the mansion!

Coloma's avatar

Ya know Bob, too many sandwiches will ruin your girlish figure.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@bob No congrats until you tell me what the hell is up with the sandwich. Well, maybe a small c.

marinelife's avatar

Congratulations, @bob_ Your perpetual quest for a sandwich usually brings a smile to my face. Thanks!

iamthemob's avatar

From rough beginnings to good sandwiches…I wish you my personal best.

Coloma's avatar

I think we should all pitch in for a years supple of Wonder bread for Bob.

MissA's avatar


How do you expect our buddy Bob to exist!
Let’s give ‘em a hearty supply of multi-grain!

Coloma's avatar


lol, yes, you’re right, we should upgrade to oatnut.

bob_'s avatar

@Seaofclouds Thank you! * noms *
@SuperMouse Why, that’s very generous of you XD
@wundayatta I, um, don’t know how that’s related, but, yes, I guess I do, thanks!
@ETpro Nah, I think my name-changing days are over. Thank you!
@free_fallin Thank you! Guess that means I gotta hurry and get to 20k fast, huh? XD
@Coloma You callin’ me easy? Who told you? Thanks! XD
@MissAnthrope * noms * Thank you!
@mangeons What do you mean you’re not? Who’s daughter do you think you a… um, nevermind. Thank you! XD
@chyna Yay, pastrami! * noms * Thanks!
@mama_cakes Mmmmm, nomtastic! Thank you! XD
@lucillelucillelucille Yay! * noms * I didn’t know you were so gangsta. Thank you! XD
@Simone_De_Beauvoir Deal! Thank you! XD
@cprevite Hope you brought cookies for the party. Thank you!
@kenmc I always win. Thank you!
@Dog Thank you! I need to decide what to do with my room at the mansion. It needs a little art. Do you paint sandwiches? XD
@KatawaGrey Aww, don’t hide them! Thank you! XD
@FutureMemory A huevo, thank you!
@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities Yay! Cheers! Thank you!
@Cruiser I guess I can share this time. Thank you!
@filmfann I do what I can. Thanks! XD
@worriedguy Uh, you want to share, too? Yeah, okay XD
@seazen Special thanks to you. The 2 points I get every time you add me to one of your fluthers must account for a good part of the 10k :)
@YARNLADY Thank you, thank you! * takes a bow *
@weeveeship Yay, thanks!
@MissA Uh, tomatoes. * noms * Thank you!
@Trillian You arrive just in time for the dessert sandwiches. Thank you!
@lillycoyote Whoa, very international—much like myself. Thank you! XD
@fireside Why, that looks mighty nice. Thank you!
@rpmpseudonym Yay, I win! Thank you!
@OreetCocker I aim to please. Thank you! XD
@JilltheTooth Yay, sandwich for later! Thanks!
@BoBo1946 Thanks, buddy!
@syz Thank you!
@ucme You can skip the cheese, plain pastrami will do. Thank you! XD
@wilma Uuuh, chips! * noms * Thank you!
@TheOnlyNeffie It ain’t over til it’s over. Thank you!
@janbb I’m always up for a challange. Thanks!
@MissAusten Chips are great, always a good complement to a sandwich. * noms * Thank you!
@Adirondackwannabe If you can’t appreciate the inherent beauty of a sandwich, no explanation will help. Thanks!
@marinelife I’m all about making you smile. Thank you! XD
@iamthemob I’m glad I won’t have to sue you. Thanks! XD


@Vunessuh We’re neighbors? Yay! You’re the best. Thank you! * big bear hug *

bob_ (21165points)“Great Answer” (11points)
chels's avatar

AH FUCK I’M LATE. Sorry buddy. I stayed up all night making you 10k sammiches. Enjoy them or I will kick your ass.

Blueroses's avatar

Congrats on moving into 10k Manor! Will you be hosting a hot tub party? Will there be dancing girls? Can the peons come as invited guests or are we just “the help”?

JilltheTooth's avatar

I’d be happy to be the “help” if I could go! I’m very humble…;-p

bob_'s avatar

@chels It’s never late to party. Thank you! XD

@Blueroses Thank you! To answer your questions: yes, yes, and I’m sorry, but it’s a personal after-party and @Vunessuh asked me not to tell anyone no hot tub party, maybe next time.

chels's avatar

@bob_ You’re welcome, friend :)

Coloma's avatar

Take a bow now Bob.

Gawd, I could go on forever

MissA's avatar

( He just seems so sweet )

Bob won’t be in that house long enough
to fully enjoy it! Furnish it with care.

BoBo1946's avatar

please no lurves for this… Bob, that was a great list of comments! Cool my friend.

Coloma's avatar

Approaching cocktail hour on the west coast…this wines for you Bob.

AmWiser's avatar

Ooh Bob, so sorry I’m late to the partay. I was busy preparing This for you.

MissA's avatar

@AmWiser All that and only one pickle?

bob_'s avatar

@AmWiser With a sandwich like that, you can arrive anytime you want. Thank you! XD

Gamrz360's avatar

$5 footlong just for you… Congrats on 10K.

bob_'s avatar

@Gamrz360 Why, thank you! :D

KatawaGrey's avatar

I think we can splurge for a $10 footlong for bob. :)

Coloma's avatar

Maybe a pizza made on Boboli bread.

bob_'s avatar

I like what I’m hearing.

MissA's avatar

But, do you like what you’re eating?

bob_'s avatar

* chews, nods *

augustlan's avatar

Congratulations, bob_! You’re one hell of a jelly, man. I’m glad you’re here! :D

MissA's avatar

@bob_ Hey bud, come up for air.

bob_'s avatar

@augustlan Aww, thank you! I’m glad to be here :D

@MissA That’s what she said! XD

MissA's avatar

@bob_ HOly cow.

They don’t make that in a sandwich, sir.

FutureMemory's avatar

@bob_ Did you call me an egg?

Isn’t carnal like saying homie?

Coloma's avatar

All these sandwiches, better be careful Bob you might colic.

Coloma's avatar

Whos gonna take turns walking Bob all night?

bob_'s avatar

@FutureMemory No, “a huevo” means someting along the lines of “fuck yeah” (among other things). We need to work on your lingo, ése.

FutureMemory's avatar

Claro que si.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I’m sorry I’m late to the party. Ho’omaikai! and would you like some poi with that sandwich?

Berserker's avatar

Well done dear friend. Beyond all the sarcasm, smart ass-ness and jokes, lies an extremely wise and cognizant individual. I’ve seen it, and I admire.
All these words are serious. Keep this shit up, you’re like a fucking god in this dump.

’‘Hugs’’ :)

bob_'s avatar

@hawaii_jake Aloha! Glad you could make it! Thanks!

@Symbeline Awwwww! * blushes * You’re too sweet. Thank you! XD

Mikewlf337's avatar

I made you 500 pastrami sammiches because you are always really nice to me. :)

bob_'s avatar

@Mikewlf337 Aww, you shouldn’t have! Thanks! :D

Coloma's avatar

Jeez Bob…I am amazed you are still waddling around after all these sandwiches, I thought you handled the morning after admirably but now…I dunno…I think some sandwich recovery work might be in order.

’ Hi I’m Bob and I am a sandwich addict’’s okay Bob, you’re amongst friends.

It’s always the ones that hold their sandwiches the best lol

mattbrowne's avatar

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bob_'s avatar

@Coloma I can have sandwiches and drink with the best of them.

@mattbrowne Vielen Dank! :D

rebbel's avatar

Croque Monsieur! Is that French for: “Congratulations, Mister!”?

Berserker's avatar

In this case, yes!

janbb's avatar

@rebbel Aren’t you clever!

bob_'s avatar

@rebbel Hot damn, that looks nice. Merci!

tinyfaery's avatar

Congrats! But, I do not prepare food for others, food is prepared for me.

bob_'s avatar

@tinyfaery Isn’t it the best? Thank you!

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