Monday, February 02, 2009

Smackdown!: Mind meld vs. tuna melt

PhotobucketMind meld

WHAT?: Vulcan technique of getting inside someone's head.

PROS: Can find out what your enemies (or troubled allies) are feeling/thinking. Mind melds have also been shown to cure Pa'nar Syndrome, a Vulcan degenerative disease (though that was, for a time, declared incurable by the Vulcan government).

CONS: Can be physically traumatic, as when Spock melded with Valeris in Star Trek IV: The Undiscovered Country. At beginning of the original Star Trek series, mind melds were described as potentially lethal. Star Trek: Enterprise revealed that mind melds can actually transmit Pa'nar Syndrome.

PhotobucketTuna melt

WHAT?: Tuna salad sandwich with cheese (usually American) run under a broiler until the cheese melts.

PROS: Usually served at diners, and who doesn't like diners? Most often served with fries, nature's most perfect food. Surprisingly tasty.

CONS: The thought of hot mayo and cheese together is, quite frankly, disgusting. Approximately 2 gazillion fat calories. Does not reliably allow you to peer into your enemies' heads or cure Pa'nar Syndrome.

WINNER: The tuna melt. Just don't think about hot mayo and cheese.

(Note: Mind meld information gathered from Wikipedia.)


Anonymous said...

Hot mayo = grossest. thing. ever. I feel nauseous just typing it.

MsYvone said...

Aw. I never knew you were such a trekky. I've got such a crush on the new Spock. mmm! yummy!

Dave said...

Always order with mayo on the side, reduces the yuck factor.

Posol'stvo the Medved said...

You are weirder than me.

Not all that easy to do.

Jim Donahue said...

I've decided to take that as a compliment.

Posol'stvo the Medved said...

Excellent. That's how it was intended.

I like weird.

punkinsmom said...

I'm totally with you on the hot mayo thing, Two Busy. *gag*

NYPinTA said...

If the broiler is hot enough, the cheese creates a protective layer to keep the heat away from the mayo. At least, the mayo that isn't in direct contact with the cheese, so that's like 90% less gross. Right?