Baker’s Hours

April 2, 2009

Sandwich Karate

karate-student-brownWent to the Hawaii First Thursday Poetry Slam Finals tonight at Pipeline Cafe.  There were some awesome poets competing tonight, and the top four will represent Hawaii in the national Slam Off. My only regret of the night was not being able to stay until the end because I have to work tomorrow morning. 

After the first round, the headlining poet, Anis Mojgani performed. During his set, he mentioned a rather funny “game” called Sandwich Karate. First, he defined sandwich as any main course meal that could be eaten with your hands.

“Are French Fries a sandwich?” he asked. “No, it’s not a main course. Put them on some bread, then we can talk.” 

Next, he explained the rules.

  1. Once you touch, cut or take bite out of your sandwich, it becomes an open target.
  2. If you put your sandwich down, and place something (a napkin, packet of sugar, and piece of paper, etc.) and say, “Shield”, your sandwich is safe. 
  3. If you don’t “shield” your sandwich, then anyone around can karate chop your sandwich.
  4. If someone karate chops your sandwich, then you are obligated to buy that person a sandwich.

As funny as this sounds, I don’t think that I’ll be going around karate chopping random people’s sandwiches. May if I know you, you might have to worry. One thing’s for sure, I’m gonna start “Shielding” my sandwiches.


Song stuck in my head at the time of this post: Wild World by Maxi Priest


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