Debate Of The Week #4

It must be Friday because it’s time to drop your socks and grab your tux again for Big Mike’s Debate of the Week!

Last week I asked you which was better: Cats or Dogs?

And the results are in!

The Dogs have it!  All but one of your votes went to the doggies.  I think the take away from this is that dogs are awesome.  Not much else to say about the matter.  As for the one cat lover, we still love you at Big Mike’s World.  You just have love for the wrong pet in my opinion.  I guess it’s because I’m not into having my face scratched off in the middle of the night because a feisty feline is hopped up on cat nip and pissed off at me for getting the wrong kitty littler.  Good luck with that!  Let me know how that works out for ya…… 🙂

On to the new Debate Of The Week!

This week I will go a little harder on you.  I think it is safe to say that just about everyone that reads my blog has gone to a fast food joint at one point in their life.  Right?  I can remember the days when my grandparents would bring me to McDonald’s.  It was a big deal too.  Not everyone got to go with Grandma and Pap-Pap.  Well, at least as much as I did.  I always looked forward to that cheeseburger Happy Meal!  Once in a while I would mix it up and get the deep fried breaded chicken circles with BBQ dipping sauce.  I still don’t know what part of the chicken it comes from or even if it is chicken.  I’m not sure I want to know either.

But what never changed in my decision were the french fries!  Oh the golden crunchy goodness of fried potatoes cut into sticks.  I like them french fried potaters! (said in my best Slingblade impersonation).  Oh, the memories of the Happy Meal Daze.  The toys were so unsafe too weren’t they?  I can just imagine how much lead paint and plastic pieces I ingested from those things.  Geez! If you haven’t been following, I was a fat kid and didn’t know when and what to stop eating.  So the toys were fair game too.  They smelled like plastic french fries and occasionally had salt on them….

But what we are talking about here is my love of them there french fries.  Long ones, skinny ones, fat ones, short ones. They are all a little different from restaurant to restaurant.  I think McDonald’s rued the day I found out about Wendy’s or Burger King.  Oh boy, Wendy’s french fries.  They are so saltylicious!  I just made that up.  I did.  Just now.  Right then and there.  Remember that peeps, saltylicious!

Anyway; for me, great memories aside, I would have to say that Wendy’s and McDonald’s dropped down to the bottom in the french fry race.  And I want to say that they were much better before the fryer oil changes and sea salt versions.  They are OK but I want the old versions back.  The cut was perfect, rectangular like.  Perfect for catching the right amount of salt and great as a ketchup scraper.  Yes, that’s right, I said ketchup not catsup.  I’m from the East Coast and I’m a Heinz man.  There are no other products that compare.  But that is not the debate here, sorry.

I like Burger King’s fries but not as much as Wendy’s.  BK’s fries can be eaten without ketchup because of that flavor coating on there.  Not so great for me.  It just doesn’t meet the requirements of the perfect fry.  And have any of you been to a Steak ‘n Shake?  Great milk shakes but horrible little bits of potato they call french fries.

So what is my requirements of a perfect fry?  Must have the right amount of salt, crunch with a soft pillowy center.  It must be able to scrape a good amount of ketchup or scoop if using more than 1 and hold out long enough to make it to my pie hole.  It must also compliment the sammich I’m inhaling too.  Yes, I said sammich.  A sammich is much better than a sandwich.  Trust me, I’m right.  I wouldn’t lie to you.  If you don’t believe me, just look it up.

My Choice:

Drum roll please…….The best french fries are found at…….Chick-fil-A!  Oh, I know.  I threw you a curve ball there.  Waffle fries weren’t discussed.  But they are french fries.  And they are so good.  Look at them.  They dwarf the normal french fry.  It’s like a fry on roids!

I think you get where my vote is going…..yup, that’s right, Chick-fil-A!

How about you?

Who has the best french fries?  McDonald’s – Burger King – Wendy’s – Chick-fil-A – or self nominate a restaurant

How did you come to your conclusion?  What were the requirements for your best french fry?  Do you use any condiments with them?  (Ketchup, mayonnaise, milkshake, mustard, hot sauce, ranch dressing, etc)

Do you remember the rules for the Debate of the Week?  If not check them out Here.

Enjoy your weekend!


Debate Of The Week #3

It must be Friday because it’s time to drop your socks and grab your tux again for the Debate of the Week!

Last week I asked you which was better:  Bald head or Hair

Survey Says: (Ding!) Hair!  Not much was learned except that Chrystalyn @ The Future Of Hope likes enough hair on a head to pull.  You can take that however you want. 🙂

So on to the third Debate of the Week!  This week is going to be an easy one, kinda.  At least I hope it is.  I’m trying to get more of you to participate.

Your choices this week are Cats or Dogs.  It’s a fairly straight forward question, which is better?

To me this is a no contest.  Dogs win my vote and if you vote for cats I will just delete your comment.  Just kidding.  Really!  Just kidding.  Your vote will count as much as it would if this were a national election for president.  No hanging chads, I promise.  And I’m not easily bought.  So if you really want me to cheat the vote, you better come at me big or go home (I like whiskey and back scratches).

So here are the X’s and O’s of my decision.

Pro’s for the Dogs

  1. I have only had dogs
  2. I have never had cats
  3. I don’t ever plan on having cats
  4. Dogs potty outside
  5. Dogs are always glad to see you no  matter how long you have been gone
  6. They’re so damn cute!
  7. Dogs would fight for you (not in a Michael Vick way)
  8. You can teach a dog tricks (like get beer from a fridge)
  9. Dogs openly show affection (I get more kisses from my dogs than my wife)
  10. They’re not cats!

Con’s for Cats

  1. I have only had dogs
  2. I have never had cats
  3. I don’t ever plan on having cats
  4. Kitty litter stinks
  5. Cats don’t like humans, get over it!
  6. Cats will actually tell you to F off
  7. You can’t teach a cat ish!  And they will tell you to F off if you try
  8. Cats openly use narcotics (cat nip) and they won’t share
  9. Hairballs!!
  10. They rip the ish out of everything
  11. Do I seriously need to go on?  Look at that damn thing!!

Now, you might say I am just super biased towards dogs because I have them.  And you would be right.  But here is a short story to back my reasoning.

My sister-in-law has had cats.  They liked me…..from afar (while I was awake).  I remember I fell asleep in her living room and the cat was perched on the mantle above the fireplace watching me.  I was woken by a strange feeling.  The damn thing was licking my fingers then started to chew on my right index finger.  By the time I woke it was back up on the mantle.  I fell back asleep and minutes later I was woken again but with the feeling of someone rubbing wet sandpaper on my head.  The damn thing was licking my head!  And it was purring.  Man, I was creeped out.  WTH purrs (and sounds like the Predator) while licking a human head?  Needless to say I kept my eye on that thing the whole time I was there.  It had a decent mind game going with me.  Where is Arnold when you need him?

So there you have it!  Dogs are awesome.

Where do you stand on this issue?  What is better, Cats or Dogs?

What animals did you grow up with?  If you have a pet what species is it?

My parting words to you: You better cut the pizza in four pieces because you might not be hungry enough to eat six.

Thanks for reading.  Enjoy your weekend!