UPDATE 4/11Moving on to more valuable, less disgusting products, I'm sure you recall my summer 2005 post about my laptop's defunct hard drive. Electing to save money, I patched it together and made the best of things. Last week, counting down the full 60 seconds it required for my machine to detect and open a USB flash drive's folder, I cracked. A new laptop is on its way. Let's compare the hardware specifications.
I've searched Google, and can't find much evidence of the Quizno's Maine lobster salad/sandwich. The only article I see is one that mentions the company is testing it; I can only assume that Kansas City is one of the markets that this monstrosity is being tested, because Kim and I saw the commercial for it again tonight. I was 10 feet away from the TV screen, but I'm confident there was a disclaimer that read "51% lobster". Needless to say, it is another harrowing night for my stomach.
2001 MODEL INSPIRON (purchased for $2200)
Removable floppy drive
24x read-only CD drive
2 USB 1.1 ports
10 GB hard drive
32 MB video card
128 MB memory
850 MHz Pentium 3 processor
2008 MODEL INSPIRON (purchased for $1300)
absolutely no floppy drive
DVD/CD drive that can actually burn discs
5 USB 2.0 ports
320 GB hard drive
128 MB video card
3 GB memory
2.0GHz, 667Mhz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
built-in wireless so I don't have to use a PC card like a chump
Finally finally finally.