Breaking at TORn: Denny’s is Middle Earth’s diner. Trading cards to be collected. Servetus blinks.
[ETA: for non-U.S. readers unfamiliar with the concept, here's the Denny's home page.]
~ by Servetus on October 23, 2012.
Posted in Armitage as victim, capitalism, liking food, me, morality / ethics / norms, reality, Richard Armitage, silliness, The Hobbit, the hype, Thorin Oakenshield, TORn
*Is desperately trying to choke back snarky comment about Moons Over My Hammy.*
jazzbaby1 said this on October 23, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Reply
G-d, I know.
I lived for two years in a town where Denny’s was one of the better major restaurant choices and ate there a lot and when I left I resolved I wouldn’t anymore — haven’t been in a Denny’s since May of 2001 …
Servetus said this on October 23, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Reply
sadly fayetteville does not have a Denny’s
Jo Ann said this on October 23, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Reply
Maybe Armitage will do ads for the Grand Slam breakfast.
Servetus said this on October 23, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Reply
The joke in our family is that nobody *goes* to Denney’s, they *end up* there.
The last time I ended up at a Denney’s was at back in June, at 2am, during my last stint as a roadie with a band. No other place was open. LOL
“… we’ll have somewhere to go to kill some of the time until December 14th!”
Ok, we need somewhere to go. But, really, Denney’s?????
zan said this on October 23, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Reply
I think that’s exactly right. It’s the place where you go b/c nothing else is open at that time of day or it’s the best option in the place you happen to be.
However, I was just reading their website — they are listed by a magazine for African-American entrepreneurs as a top 40 corporation for cultural diversity, and they are also the largest single sponsor of Save the Children.
Servetus said this on October 23, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Reply
Well, they just went up a bunch of notches on my respect board.
zan said this on October 23, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Reply
The suspicious side of my nature wonders how much of their current ranking is the results of massive damage control given their fairly steady “history” of race related issues.
Obscura said this on October 23, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Reply
Interesting. I’m tempted to ask, “what history?” but I want to keep this blog politics free …
Servetus said this on October 23, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Reply
Maybe you could explain generally?
Servetus said this on October 23, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Reply
I vaguely recalled some incident about people of color receiving exceptionally poor service in the relatively recent past and did a quick Google search and found that there are a series of such allegations dating back to the early ’90′s with Denny’s. Coincidence? Maybe, maybe not.
Obscura said this on October 23, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Reply
What, were McDonald’s and Burger King already booked with merchandising? I was really looking forward to fighting a 7 year old for the Thorin Happy Meal toy!
Obscura said this on October 23, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Reply
Yeah, I have to say I feel like I’m somehow getting taken here. I would have bought a lot of Happy Meals to get the “right” toy but I don’t know how many Grand Slam breakfasts I want to order.
Yeah, that requires getting out of the car and actually sitting down at Denny’s…at least you can just swing through the drive through at McD’s and grab the happy meal – and, you can sub and iced coffee for the soda (for an upcharge)! How cool is that!
Obscura said this on October 23, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Reply
This city actually has TWO Denny’s!! I suppose that makes us “world class”? Now, trying to imagine a Denny’s in Hobbiton. Or Dibley…A take-out stall in Nottingham Castle? Nottingham menu, please. Slab of half-cooked boar’s head, bowl of pottage all-day breakfast…
fitzg said this on October 23, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Reply
yeah, I assume it will be mostly breakfast stuff as Bilbo is hot on breakfast
Servetus said this on October 23, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Reply
Because of the ingredients they use, I cannot eat at Denny’s. There aren’t any locally. If there were a Thorin toy in a Happy Meal or the BK equivalent, I might be tempted…
Leigh said this on October 23, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Reply
Plus you could always give the food to a beggar or something.
In a town where one hardly ever encounters a beggar, I’d simply show up at the home run by the Hermanitas with a cartload of food in time for lunch.
Leigh said this on October 24, 2012 at 7:45 am | Reply
I’m glad that’s true — what one hears about Spain in the news lately suggests a different story. Glad the Spanish are watching out for each other.
Servetus said this on October 25, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Reply
Oh there’s more…a whole Hobbit themed menu? Wow!
Obscura said this on October 23, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Reply
Giggles! I saw the Middle Earth tweet earlier about this and added it to my Hobbit merchandise section on my blog sidebar. Ha!
Gratiana Lovelace said this on October 23, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Reply
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