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March 6, 2009 6:09 AM   Subscribe

Scanwiches.com is one of the strangest sites I've seen in some time. I have no idea how these people got their sandwiches wedged into their scanners, or why.
posted by flashboy (70 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
It's too early in the morning for sandwiches, let alone scanwiches . . .
posted by emhutchinson at 6:12 AM on March 6, 2009


does anyone eat the sandwiches down here?
posted by milquetoast at 6:14 AM on March 6, 2009 [10 favorites]


Does anybody eat the sandwiches down here?
posted by ardgedee at 6:14 AM on March 6, 2009 [4 favorites]


ARGH
posted by ardgedee at 6:14 AM on March 6, 2009 [11 favorites]


> Are there other scan sites out there along the same line?

Pet-Scan
Frog-Scan
Scan-dinavian
Scan-dles

I will research and report back
posted by Mahogne at 11:28 AM on June 14, 2001 [+] [!]


Mahogne! You've returned!
posted by ardgedee at 6:15 AM on March 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


Double decker.
posted by etc. at 6:15 AM on March 6, 2009


Cleaning the glass must be a pain.

oh, and I do.

we all do.
posted by leotrotsky at 6:15 AM on March 6, 2009


As to the why, it's for "education and delight".
posted by Poolio at 6:16 AM on March 6, 2009


Some of those sandwiches look really good. Sure made me hungry.

I wonder, what other food is scanner-ready?
posted by Simon Barclay at 6:16 AM on March 6, 2009


JINX YOU OWE ME A SANDWICH
posted by milquetoast at 6:16 AM on March 6, 2009


A great site for dieters. Ugh.
posted by DU at 6:18 AM on March 6, 2009


*pours bowl of soup on scanner*

Nope. Back to the memetic drawing board.
posted by bokeh at 6:19 AM on March 6, 2009 [9 favorites]


Clearly an American site. No European would stuff a sandwich with so many slices of meat.
posted by NekulturnY at 6:23 AM on March 6, 2009


I can't leave to get a sandwich until 11:30, and it's 9:30 and I just saw a lot of delicious sandwiches. FFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 6:26 AM on March 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


There's no art to it, just stark scans of the side of a sandwich. It just looks like a photograph. Also, someone is going to be pissed when they go to scan their passport or whatever and get mustard on it.
posted by Burhanistan at 6:26 AM on March 6, 2009


goes to make a european sandwich
posted by dabitch at 6:28 AM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


I have no idea how these people got their sandwiches wedged into their scanners, or why.

A "wedge" is a name for a submarine sandwich in Westchester and Putnam Counties, New York, USA & Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA*, so, in fact, people from those areas might wonder how these people got their wedges wedged into their scanners. And if those wedges were served, as wedges often are, with some dill wedges on the side, well the whole thing gets a little confusing. That's just too many wedges.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:30 AM on March 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


Re: scanner mess - you youngsters on my lawn might not remember, but back in the day we had to project things using a light source and actual sheets of transparent film. Now the only use for said film is for scanning gooey stuff while keeping the scanner glass clean.
posted by bokeh at 6:35 AM on March 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


You sick bastard, posting these before lunch.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:36 AM on March 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


I like it; it's like a takeout menu with full color pictures.

Every day Mr. Gravy has a sandwich for lunch, usually a combo of deli meat and cheese. I can get him to look at these scans and then re-create the ones that look delish to him.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 6:36 AM on March 6, 2009


I search but I couldn't find a cat sandwich.
posted by gomichild at 6:43 AM on March 6, 2009


I have no idea how these people got their sandwiches wedged into their scanners, or why.

How: Carefully
Why: Because there's an Internet
posted by tommasz at 6:43 AM on March 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


For people not getting the in-joke.
posted by Rock Steady at 6:47 AM on March 6, 2009


Clearly a goyish site. No Jew would put mayonnaise on pastrami.
posted by neroli at 6:51 AM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


On a side not: what do you put on pastrami, then, neroli? I've tried mustard but wasn't entirely satisfied. Horseradish maybe? Garlic sauce?
posted by NekulturnY at 6:55 AM on March 6, 2009


I like how the sandwiches are all wreathed in darkness. It's like the Independent Sandwich Puppet Theatre.
posted by aftermarketradio at 6:56 AM on March 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


Yeaaaah, put 'em on the glass.
posted by The Straightener at 7:00 AM on March 6, 2009 [10 favorites]


Man, i've done some great stuff with my scanner.

This, however, is new to me. Bravo!
posted by phylum sinter at 7:01 AM on March 6, 2009


Pastrami takes well to mustard as a general rule, NekulturnY, so you might want to try different varieties of mustard until you find one you like.

I would happily eat most of the sandwiches displayed here.
posted by Faint of Butt at 7:02 AM on March 6, 2009


No Jew would put mayonnaise on pastrami.

Y'know, Jews should really get over their knee-jerk dismissal of mayonnaise. Sometimes mayonnaise is just the ticket for a sandwich. Even if it is a condiment often used by ignorant, mouth-breathing, shotgun-totin' crackers who on occasion say stupid and/or hateful things about Jews. That's not the condiment's fault.

Then again, mayonnaise on pastrami is not something I'd do, either.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:18 AM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Wait, no one has done this with bacon yet? Who are you and what have you done with the Internet I used to know?
posted by Avelwood at 7:18 AM on March 6, 2009


Is this where we talk about popsicles?
posted by Bango Skank at 7:19 AM on March 6, 2009


Mayonnaise looks even more disgusting digitized at that resolution than it does with the naked eye.
posted by mollweide at 7:19 AM on March 6, 2009


When I run the world I will no longer countenance normal photography, with such distractions as foreground, background, etc. The only acceptable images will be super high resolution color images of a single plane, wreathed in inky blackness.

One day our children will wonder why we ever did it any other way.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 7:20 AM on March 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


Has anybody been to any of the delis mentioned on the site? I've passed by God Bless out in Greenpoint before, but never even heard of any of the others (at least in the 2 or 3 pages that I actually bothered to look through).
posted by saladin at 7:20 AM on March 6, 2009


You fools. Mayo is a component of Coleslaw.

Pastrami and Swiss with Coleslaw is the closest that man can get to heaven on this earth.
posted by leotrotsky at 7:22 AM on March 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


Maybe these massive layoffs aren't so tragic.
posted by applemeat at 7:28 AM on March 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


I hereby claim this scanwich and all its riches for the honor and glory of myself and my heirs.
posted by mek at 7:36 AM on March 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


Hey, there's a heir in my sandwich!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:40 AM on March 6, 2009


Not a single sandwich from Katz's? For shame.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:43 AM on March 6, 2009


Sometimes mayonnaise is just the ticket for a sandwich

Yup, specially this one or this one.
posted by elmono at 7:47 AM on March 6, 2009


Most. Delicious. Site. Ever.
posted by jonp72 at 7:47 AM on March 6, 2009


I am so hungry.
posted by Bango Skank at 8:20 AM on March 6, 2009


I can't haz cheezburger, I see.

Pity.
posted by DreamerFi at 8:32 AM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


I knew it!
posted by Mahogne at 8:33 AM on March 6, 2009 [8 favorites]


Vow of vegetarianism... WEAKENING.
posted by steef at 8:34 AM on March 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


I love sandwiches so fucking much.
posted by Kloryne at 8:59 AM on March 6, 2009


Scan-dinavian

Had to try that, didn't I? As a swede, I mean. (Photo is not safe for the faint of heart.)
posted by soundofsuburbia at 9:04 AM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Some of these sandwiches appear to contain bacon. All of them appear to contain deliciousness.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 9:12 AM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


does anyone read the posts down here?
posted by jacquilynne at 9:16 AM on March 6, 2009


How'd you get Jeff Daniels in your scanner?
posted by caution live frogs at 9:17 AM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Flashboy - I see what you did there.
posted by Jofus at 9:29 AM on March 6, 2009


Shit, if this is gonna be that kind of party, I'm gonna stick my taco in the USB port!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:33 AM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Despana - I love that place. Bahn Mi No.1 Also a winner. As is Parisi.

These are some first class NYC sandwiches here.

Missing: Alidoro.
posted by JPD at 9:39 AM on March 6, 2009


I don't want to see your sandwich's junk up close and personal.
posted by jokeefe at 9:50 AM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


God Almighty, I'm hungry!

*goes to prepare some hot buttered groat clusters*
posted by languagehat at 9:53 AM on March 6, 2009


OK, since we're on the subject... sort of, does anybody know if the original cat-scan site is still up somewhere? I really wanna see those furry bellies!
posted by scose at 9:54 AM on March 6, 2009


A "wedge" is a name for a submarine sandwich in Westchester and Putnam Counties, New York, USA & Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA

I'm from Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA (Norwalk, represent!), and while we were familiar with most of the synonymous sandwich terms (hero, sub, even the occasional hoagie), the most common way we southeastern nutmeggers referred to our large sandwiches on italian bread was as "grinders."
posted by ericbop at 10:03 AM on March 6, 2009


cute
posted by caddis at 10:04 AM on March 6, 2009


I suppose this beats the usual pressed ham, or nuts and berries for scanner fare. Especially when you start talking condiments.
posted by orme at 10:17 AM on March 6, 2009


Mayo is a component of Coleslaw.

FAIL
posted by troybob at 10:41 AM on March 6, 2009


HAPPY BIRTHDAY METAF...il...! wait. WTF?
posted by joelf at 11:30 AM on March 6, 2009


Thank you all for those "food " comments.
But now for something intelligent. (No offense)

Those photos and lovely examples of abstract design. Welcome to Art Appreciation 101
Imagine one of them enlarged to about 2' X 3' on a white wall (or gallery)
The basic elements of design are all in play is a lively colorful composition.
If you hate abstract art...the" Sandwich Series "is not for you.
Try forgetting they are bread,lettuce ,meat and cheese.
posted by Palmerpoodles at 3:36 PM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


what
posted by Burhanistan at 4:10 PM on March 6, 2009


ZIPPITY BOP!

Seriously, this is an insanely good sandwich imaging technique.
posted by No-sword at 4:23 PM on March 6, 2009


The grossness of the messy scanner is perfect - it's like the sandwich is pressed up against your screen. And it's a funny takeoff on artsy scans of vegetables and flowers and carefully arranged french fries. Sandwiches are much more visually interesting and less pretentious. And now I'm hungry.
posted by dreamyshade at 9:11 PM on March 6, 2009


Not a single sandwich from Katz's? For shame.

They didn't fit.
posted by caddis at 5:01 AM on March 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


Those photos and lovely examples of abstract design. Welcome to Art Appreciation 101

Hmm. I just looked at them again and they still look like cross-sections of sandwiches. I suppose if I remove my glasses and unfocus a bit they do look like the various swirly patterns and what not that comprise the pedestrian "abstract" art seen in dentist office waiting rooms and the like. But, abstract is that: abstract. There isn't a leap of imagination or sensory obfuscation required for an abstraction--it should be implicit in the work. These are sandwiches.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:33 AM on March 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


These are sandwiches.

Ceci n'est pas une sandwiche...



NOT!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:31 PM on March 7, 2009


From Wednesday, a short Gizmodo interview: The Genius Behind Scanwiches.com's Juicy Sandwich Porn.
posted by dreamyshade at 12:25 AM on March 24, 2009


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