If you're on a road trip through Oregon and California and find yourself at the local Denny's ordering the "French Slam" for breakfast, do yourself a favor. Do order the sausage to go with it. If you do, make sure not to eat it.

You'll spend the rest of the day with a very bad feeling in your stomach and no appetite for the next 24-36 hours. You'll feel like you need to barf it all up, but it won't happen. You burp now and then, careful not to burp too hard, tasting the sausage a little bit each time. It'll just ripen in your bowels for a while.

This concludes today's public service announcement.

Posted by jzawodn at July 14, 2003 02:30 PM

Reader Comments
# jr said:

Ain't acid reflux grand?

on July 14, 2003 02:36 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Sadly, no.

I know acid reflux and this was no acid reflux. It was far worse than that, in the end.

(Err, bad pun.)

on July 14, 2003 02:42 PM
# Doug Whitehead said:

How would you like a nice pork sandwich served in a dirty ash tray? (Isn't that what Chet asked in Weird Science?)

on July 14, 2003 03:55 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

It had the word "greasy" in the description too, IIRC.

Kudos on the Weird Science reference. It's good to know that some my readers appreciate the classic motion pictures. :-)

on July 14, 2003 04:10 PM
# kasia said:

All I had to do was read this entry about it to get a sick feeling.. thanks Jeremy... I think I'm done eating for today.

on July 14, 2003 04:16 PM
# terry chay said:

Sounds like food poisoning.

The problem is that you can't be sure that it was the sausage that caused it. Could be the eggs or a cook who forgot to wash his/her hands. Or, if you are healthy, it could have been the previous meal.

Take care,

on July 14, 2003 04:37 PM
# Jeremy C. Wright said:

Or it could be the aliens. They're always doing weird crap like this. I guess you have to ask yourself it it REALLY was a Denny's, or if it just looked remarkably like one.

After all, the aliens would have had a lot of chance to replicate the look/feel of Denny's, since they've both been around for a couple of dogs ages.

on July 14, 2003 04:52 PM
# brandt said:

i would never eat the sausage at Denny's because it looks like dog links. i do highly recommend the breakfast dagwood however. something about a sandwich with fancy bread, eggs, cheese, ham and butter.

on July 15, 2003 03:45 AM
# pmp said:

You had a classic case of vurp. That would be a vomit burp. The one where you have to swollow back down what otherwise would have been a puke.

OK... that was disgusting. I apologize.

on July 15, 2003 11:22 AM
# pmp said:

Oh yeah... I forgot to add this.


For all of you Denny's afficionadios out there!

on July 15, 2003 11:29 AM
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