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Tuesday, December 14, 2004

The Vincent Black Shadow!

Ahh yes there it is. The 1952 Vincent Black Shadow. You probably have heard of it if you have ever read any Hunter S. Thompson. Why is the Vincent Black Shadow so special? When it was made motorcycles were going about 90 miles per hour. If you did all sorts of modifications to them, you might make 100 MPH. The Vincent Black Shadow did 150. I saw a show recently about it on the History Channel. The guy who got it to go that fast stripped down to a Speedo and layed out flat on it like Superman. He hit 150 in the desert. At least according to the History Channel, what finally did the VBS in was the development of the British Nanny State.

I think I saw the announcer for Survivor drive a VBS in to the final show in LA, but I am not sure. Thats what made me think about it. Anyway I've been a little busy the last couple nights so I couldn't make anything too involved. I made some oven grinders. I've been walking around the house saying 'Vincent Black Shadow' for like 3 days, so I decided to name the sandwich the Vincent Black Shadow.

Vincent Black Shadow Grinder

Preheat oven to 400.
You need a loaf of French bread from the grocery store. Just the store brand is fine. Cut it lengthwise and pull out the inside, leaving a little bit of bread and the crust to create a hollow.

On the bottom side, pile in this order:
sliced olives
thinly sliced deli ham
thinly sliced salami
thinly sliced pepperoni

Don't put too much of any one topping, one layer thick is more than enough because you have 3 kinds of meat.

On the top side pile in this order:
slices of mozzarella cheese
a few pieces of thinly sliced onion

Bake in the oven at 400 until cheese melts, on a cookie sheet on the middle shelf. At the end, turn on the broiler briefly just to brown the very edges of the bread but not too much.

Assemble sandwich by placing tomato slices on top of meat. Sprinkle with seasoned salt, Italian herbs, and fresh ground black pepper. Add some shredded lettuce and pour a little bit of Italian salad dressing on the lettuce. Put on the top half and serve.