Good Morning Gentle Readers,
College Humor pulled off one of the more elaborate and interesting April Fool's Day Pranks, assuring desperate New Yorkers that the long rumored opening of an In-N-Out burger joint was happening in the summer of 2010.
Whole story here.
In-N-Out is a west coast phenom that began right here in So Cal with their conceptualization of the drive-thru burger joint back in '48, which commenced to revolutionize the burger industry. Most people like them, including my old buddy Jim. Jim had heard rumors about them all the way back to his native Pittsburgh, but had never tried one on. TWC fixed him up one day (the results were predictable, he loved them).
In the days of my vagrant yoot there were only a dozen or so of these places in the entire Southland. Ducking out from behind the Orange Curtain and on to Azusa or Baldwin Park to snaffle up a coupla bags full of burgers generally took the better part of a Friday evening.
Neither time nor distance dissuaded us, it was what we did. We were the poster kids of the now maligned car culture. Driving equaled freedom. Accordingly, every couple of weeks we'd pitch in for gas, pile into somebody's car, and take a ride.
Photo Credit: © Mrs TWC
Tip of the glass to Jennifer G.