Hostage Held in North Korea LOVES Sandwiches Eick August 5, 2009 Comedy, Sandwiches 7 Comments This one totally slid under my radar until I saw it mentioned by a fellow food blogger, but this is right up So Good’s ally.Â Epic Portions sets the stage: So how terrible would this be: youâ€™ve been taken prisoner in North Korea. You donâ€™t know when youâ€™re coming home â€“ you could rot in jail for the rest of your life.Â You finally get released, and here is the photo that the national/international news media uses (from CNN frontpage): Hahahahahaha. Look, I know this woman just went through the extremely unpleasant/horrible ordeal of being held hostage by a vicious dictatorship that is part of the “Axis of Evil”, but there is something hilariously comical about CNN using a photo of the woman holding a giant sub/hero/hoagie/grinder. I mean, seriously, was that the ONLY photo they could find of her? You would think CNN would have tracked down a normal, respectable photo. You would think that would have been something they would have done a few months ago, like, I dunno, how about RIGHT AFTER SHE WAS TAKEN HOSTAGE??? Doesn’t this woman have a Facebook page? Vacation photos? A family they could have contacted for a better picture? A headshot from her employer’s website? Then again, maybe I don’t know the full details here. Maybe they did contact the family, and this is the photo they supplied to CNN. Heck, maybe CNN even said “uh, are you sure you want to use a photo with that giant sandwich in it?” to which they probably responded, “she LOOOOVES sub sandwiches. When she is released, nothing will make her happier than to know that the photo of her that appeared on the news showed her with a giant sandwich.” Kind of makes me afraid that if I ever die, get lost in the mountains for days, or am taken hostage, the newspapers will randomly settle on this as a stock photo: The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Eick Latest posts by Eick (see all) Surge Wins Discontinued Foods Bracket! - April 12, 2013 Discontinued Foods Bracket FINAL VOTE: Surge vs. Planter’s Cheez Balls - April 10, 2013 Discontinued Foods Bracket Final Four! Surge vs. Ecto Cooler - April 8, 2013 7 Responses Bear Silber August 5th, 2009 Well now we’ll have to make sure of that 😛 I wouldn’t mind them using one of me with a big ol’ pizza stuffed in my face! Reply Anonymous coward August 5th, 2009 Hoagie’s Heroes. I see the fnords. Reply Brian August 6th, 2009 I would want my picture taken with a burrito. Maybe a carnitas burrito. Salsa would be dripping down my hand and I would have a spot of sour cream on my cheek. Of course, I would be subject to the “are you SURE that was sour cream,” question from wise guys for the rest of my life, so maybe I’ll tell mom to put the camera away next time we’re at Chipotle. Reply shatraw August 6th, 2009 sorry, i know this has nothing to do with the sandwich photo, but can you imagine how fucking mind-blowing it must have been to have your captors tell you to go to a meeting and walk into the room and Bill Clinton turns to you and is like “hi, i’m here to take you home.” he’s like fucking RAMBO! Reply Bear Silber August 6th, 2009 @shatraw – Hahahaha, did you see this? http://www.opposingviews.com/articles/video-jon-stewart-on-clinton-freeing-journalists-from-north-korea-r-1249575080 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current ye@r * Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.