Incidental Acts of Spontaneous Cerebral Violence

Friday, July 30, 2004

H & K clearly aren't the only ones under the influence of something beyond sliders

From Roger Ebert's review of "Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle":

Summer has been filled with comedies that failed because they provided formula characters, mostly nice teenagers who wanted to be loved and popular. "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle," on the other hand, is about two very specific roommates who want to smoke pot, meet chicks and eat sliders in the middle of the night. Because this column is read in Turkey, Botswana, Japan and California, I should explain that "sliders" are what fans of the White Castle chain call their hamburgers, which are small and cheap and slide right down. We buy 'em by the bag.

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.)
Excuse me? What the fuck are you talking about? I definitely understand the whole In-N-Out thing, but Steak 'n Shake??? During law school, I lived within a one mile radius of at least four Steak 'n Shakes. And 'lemme tell ya, that's all news to me.

All of it.

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