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Would You Like Fries With That?

I stopped at Mc Donald’s and ordered some fries.

The girl behind the counter said “would you like some fries with that?”

Another one

One day I was walking down the beach with some friends when someone shouted…. ‘Look at that dead bird!’

Someone looked up at the sky and said…’where? ‘

Fortune Cookie

Three armed robbers eating at a Chinese Buffet came across three bins of fortune cookies labeled Cookie#1, Cookie#2, & Cookie#3

The sign said that 2 of the three cookies would be a ‘good’ fortune & 1 of the cookie’s fortune would be twice as good as the others. Each guy picked a different cookie.

The guy who got Cookie #1’s fortune said, “You will recieve 1000 tax free dollars at 5 PM tomorrow.”

The guy who got Cookie#2’s fortune said, “”You will recieve 1000 tax free dollars at 5 PM tomorrow.”

The guy who got Cookie#3’s fortune said,…. “Rob those two other guys at 5:01 PM tomorrow.”

Do You Like A Hot Chili?

A guy sits down in a Cafe and asks for the hot chili.

The waitress says, “The guy next to you got the last bowl.”

He looks over and sees that the guy’s finished his meal, but the chili bowl is still full. He says, “Are you going to eat that?”

The other guy says, “No. Help yourself.”

He takes it and starts to eat it. When he gets about half way down, his fork hits something.

He looks down sees a dead mouse in it, and he pukes! the chili back into the bowl.

The other guy says, “That’s about as far as I got, too.”

Pizza-making machine has chefs in a spin

A vending machine that bakes fresh pizza in minutes for a few euros has got Italian chefs in a whirl before it hits the streets in the coming weeks.

The bright-red “Let’s Pizza” machine uses infra-red rays and technology developed at the University of Bologna to knead flour and water into dough, spread it with tomato sauce and a choice of topping, and cook it — all in less than three minutes.

pizza-vending-machine-1Its developer, Claudio Torghele, says the machine has proved popular in trials in two Italian regions, but gourmets say it is an affront to traditional methods of cooking the classic dish.

“This is not just a vending machine, it’s a mini-pizzeria,” said Torghele, 56. “It has windows where you can watch the pizza-making process. Kids, including my own, love it: when the machine is working, there’s always a crowd.”

The device was developed with help from Anglo-Dutch group Unilever, which tested it in Germany, Torghele said. He hopes to launch the machines across Europe and in the United States, with ingredients varying according to local tastes.

At present it offers four toppings — cheese and tomato, bacon, ham and fresh vegetables — at an average cost of 4 euros. Torghele thinks “Let’s Pizza” will appeal to Europeans looking for cheap options as a recession hits their pockets. “If I want to eat a great pizza, I go to a pizzeria. lets_pizzaBut our product is satisfactory, low cost and available 24-hours a day,” he said. “This is crisis proof … McDonald’s is increasing its sales. Low cost, fast food is in demand.”

Italy is famed for its cuisine and has seen a movement develop against fast food, called “Slow Food.” But it has more vending machines than any other country in Europe, according to an industry body, mostly doling out hot coffee drinks.

Purists say the Italian pizza — invented in the 18th century in the southern city of Naples — cannot be rushed: the dough must be mixed and left for 12 hours, the ingredients kept fresh, and the oven pre-heated to around 300 degrees.

“This machine is a toy,” Pino Morelli of the Association of Italian Pizzerias said. “Perhaps it will find a niche overseas, but Italians are born with pizza: their mothers feed it to them as babies. They understand it.”

In Pizzeria Brandi, nestling near the center of ramshackle Naples, the reaction to Torghele’s invention was cool.
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The restaurant invented the pizza Margherita in 1889 in honor of the queen of the newly unified country, its tomato, mozzarella and basil toppings mimicking Italy’s flag.