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By: Andy Kryza and Kevin Alexander. Photo: Sebastian Davis/Thrillist
No matter what that bloke Earl tells you, sandwiches are the quintessential American food: meat, cheese, bread, and moxie are what this country was founded on. That’s why it’s your duty – nay, your destiny – to eat as many different varieties of your birthright food as humanly possible.
With sandwich-fest destiny in mind, we’ve developed this bucket list of 50 sandwiches across America that you should eat before you die (probably from eating so many sandwiches). No burgers, sausages, or gyros here. Just sandwiches that will enrich your soul while also showing you all the corners of the country and yourself. Bring napkins
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Tony’s is a legend, and everybody should eat a Philly made in actual Philly at least once. But if not Tony’s, just go to a Philly sandwich shop named after a dude – John, Geno, George – who sounds like he works in the mill.
John’s Roast Pork
And while you’re already in Philly, the roast pork sandwich – an explosion of juice-soaked pig and sharp provolone – is their other, less-nationally-touted – and arguably better – signature sandwich, and John’s just might be the original. If it’s not, it’s still the best. Oh, and they also make a hell of a cheesesteak. So maybe get both. It’s not like it’s gonna kill you. (Editor’s Note: it might kill you.)
The Clam Shack
It’s not served in a hot dog bun, but a round roll. But other than that small twist, the lobster roll served at The Clam Shack is a simple, delicious Maine dream: mayo, a little melted butter, and fresh lobster meat. Bonus points if you’re wearing an L.L.Bean backpack as you take it down.
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Elmwood Park, IL
The Chicago institution is our favorite source of gravy-soaked beef perfection. But you can get a great one anywhere in the city and still be pretty happy. Just be sure to eat it before the roll disintegrates, and chase it with an Old Style.
Joey’s Shrimp House
Much like the Italian beef, the jibarito is a Chicago-created sandwich that was inspired by a foreign land – in this case, Puerto Rico – whose residents might be heard to say “huh?!” if you ordered it. Basically, it’s a sandwich made with fried plantains, which can be filled with everything from lechon to gyro meat. Well, Joey’s does it with shrimp, and it might just be the best of all of them, especially now that the original Borinquen is no longer with us.
The Tipsy Texan
Yeah, you’ll wait in line. A long line. Yeah, it’ll be worth it. And while some people will argue that the meats at Franklin needn’t be bogged down with sandwich fixins, this sucker comes with chopped brisket, smoked sausage, and slaw. It’s big enough to feed two. But you waited in line for a long time, so you’re advised to get this as a side order with a mound of brisket.
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Essentially a Thanksgiving leftover sandwich, but everything tastes better at this Delaware joint that has been expanded to 17 states. Probably because Capriotti’s cooks are better than your mom, and don’t end up drying out the turkey because they drank four mimosas for breakfast.
Birch Run, MI
Because sometimes, when you’re in the middle of Michigan, it makes perfect sense to consume 1lb of crispy bacon in sandwich form before you get back on the freeway.
Say it with us now: fennel salami, hot capicola, mortadella, mozzarella, olive-carrot salad on fresh ciabatta. Even if you grew up in the North End and have an Italian flag tattoo covering your entire torso, this is still going to be the best Italian sandwich you’ve ever had in your life.
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Club sandwich from an actual country club
Cut into triangles, with a little club sauce, just for Lucille II. If you can charge it to the Underhills, please do.
A fancy grilled cheese
Melt Bar & Grilled
Cleveland’s Melt Bar and Grilled takes grilled cheese so seriously that their cultish followers get discounts for sandwich tattoos. It’s also the place that will inspire you to up your grilled-cheese game at home, though we’re never going to fault you for falling back on the simple tradition of a diagonal-cut American cheese gut-bomb.
Beef on weck
East Aurora, NY
Fun fact: when your boy Chad calls Buffalo Wild Wings BW3’s, the extra “w” is for “beef on weck,” another Buffalo, NY mainstay that isn’t nearly as popular as those wings. Probably because it’s just slow-roasted beef on a special kummelweck roll, and it’s easier to say “Jamaican jerk” than “kummelweck.” But it’s still delicious, and at Bar Bill, you can get it with wings.
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The Reuben, in its city of origin
That’s right, we said Omaha. And Crescent Moon has the best, based on the original Blackstone Hotel recipe. Suck it, New York.
The Crab Happy Chesapeake Chicken Sammy
Giant lump crab cakes are a Baltimore specialty that come on everything from Benedicts to, well, just plates. Miss Shirley’s ups the ante with chicken sausage, cheese, a fried egg, and veggies, then smashes it all between an English muffin.
A fried brain sandwich. Seriously.
St. Louis, MO
Avoid any temptation to make a Walking Dead joke and just go for it. Brain sandwiches are a tradition in St. Louis so endangered, they’re like the white rhino of lunch. Schottzie’s has the best. Unlike rhinos, you don’t have to feel bad for eating them. And fried brains (pig, usually, since mad cow disease ruined everything) taste better.
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Anything that could score you a T-shirt, or a picture on the wall
Maybe it’s a Big Fat Ugly from Madison’s Fat Sandwich Co. filled with all the meats and sides, or a race to finish the 27in Big Fat Fatty at Fat Sal’s in San Diego. When there’s a T-shirt or a Polaroid on the line, no risk of diabetic shock is too high.
Loose meat sandwich
Chuck and Edna’s Maid-Rite
It’s like a Sloppy Joe. Except it’s not sloppy, because it’s basically the state food of Iowa, and in Iowa, you do a lot of driving. We like the one at Chuck and Edna’s spot in Cascade, but you can get them all over the place. Getting loose meat all over your lap sucks enough when it’s not covered in sauce.
Rocky Mountain oyster sandwich
Best experienced amid the crowds of Clinton’s annual Testicle Festival, but perfectly fine at most saloons where you can find ‘em. Yeah, they might be bull ‘nads. But they taste like – well, do you have the balls to find out? (Fun fact: they’re delicious.)
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A sandwich with fries and slaw in it
Preferably in Pittsburgh proper, but if you’re lucky enough to have a Primanti’s near you in Florida or West Virginia, that’ll do. We’re partial to beef, but even if you get it was bologna, it’s a hell of a French fry- and slaw-topped thing to behold.
Yellow, crunchy, mustardy slaw. Hot peppery sauce. Some burnt bits and some juicy bits. Lots of napkins. Eat and repeat.
A PB & J made by a mother
Any mom will do. Just make sure she cuts it diagonally.
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That combination of ham, roasted pork, Swiss, pickles, and mustard is as synonymous to Miami as body-image issues are to tourists. Score the real deal at Enriqueta’s, or from any hole-in-the-wall where great music and delicious smells waft out. Seriously. How is Miami in such good shape?
Wall Drug Cafe
Is it good? Hell no. It’s Wall Drug. It’s cafeteria roast beef on a slice of Wonder Bread covered in mass-produced gravy and an ice-cream scoop of mashed potatoes. But then you throw in the free ice water and $.05 coffee you’ve seen signs for every 10ft for the past 600 miles, and you kind of have to. Because you’re in the middle of South Dakota’s Badlands, and there’s literally nowhere else to stop. And the animatronic T-Rex isn’t scheduled to roar again for 15 minutes, so you might as well eat something.
Kansas City, MO
Once you eat the burnt ends from LC’s, you’re a changed person. You are not the same. You will consider camping out just outside the restaurant to keep coming back for that meaty, crispy, beautiful bark. This is a good thing.
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New York, NY
Then, after you’ve gotten that out of your system – literally and figuratively – the same thing at one of New York’s myriad less-iconic, less-expensive, and possibly better Jewish delis.
The Fat Mystery
Sometimes, you just have to play Russian roulette with your arteries. At this drunchies oasis, the Fat Mystery puts your life in the cook’s hands. You’ll get a mystery meat – steak, perhaps, or maybe chicken tenders. And you’ll get four sides, which might include mozz sticks, poppers, or pierogies. They’ll all be tossed in a bun. Zoinks, Scoob.
La Torta Gorda
San Francisco, CA
Several blocks over from some of the best burritos in the world sit perhaps the best tortas. Come hungry: They don’t call it “the Fat Sandwich” for nothing.
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New Orleans, LA
There are better places to get New Orleans’ traditional Sicilian sandwich than the place where it was invented, the locals will tell you. Suspiciously, those locals are in line at Central Grocery.
Porchetta from any Italian joint’s a thing of fatty, savory beauty. But at this Seattle institution, Mario Batali’s dad takes it to the next level, cramming the roasted pork with meatballs and spices and braising it to perfection.
Bacon, egg & cheese from a nameless NYC bodega
Extra points if the resident cat has a name, but the store doesn’t.
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Green Street Pub
Green Street Pub’s version is delicious, but if you really want to start a ruckus, go anywhere in Indiana and say the best you’ve ever had was at Smitty’s in Des Moines. The two states have a bit of a rivalry, and the chances of them really trying to give you the best you’ve ever had is worth the chance of you getting punched for heresy.
The Arcade Restaurant
If you want to be extremely morbid, you can get the sandwich that killed Elvis at the Rock & Roll Café right across from Graceland. But the fried peanut butter & banana monstrosity is way better at the Arcade. You have the option to add bacon. Say yes. Do it for the king.
The Taos Style
Santa Fe, NM
You’d think by its name we should’ve went with a place actually in Taos, but we prefer the sandwich made at this Santa Fe spot, thanks to its mix of roast beef, provolone, chopped green chile, caramelized onion, and mayo on panini-pressed sourdough.
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A gas station sandwich, out of desperation
Best consumed during a rather dangerous rainstorm, on the side of an isolated highway. Just don’t look at the expiration date on the side of the package.
It’s like the tenderloin sandwich, but with beef, because it’s in the South. And while Texan law dictates that it’s served with sausage gravy and eggs, at Norman, OK’s Sonic-esque Del Rancho, it’s just a regular ol’ oversized hunk of fried meat on a bun. And it’s perfect.
Hot BBQ roast beef
The Linden Store
Only available on Wednesdays. Usually sells out by noon. Add American cheese so it gets nice and melty by the time you unwrap it. The LeBrun brothers (who own and run the shop) have recently expanded the space, which is a bonus, so you now have somewhere to sit while smearing BBQ sauce all over your face.
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The Reggie Deluxe
Pine State Biscuits
A chicken biscuit is a thing of beauty. The Reggie Deluxe at Portland’s Pine State is the sandwich’s finest hour – a biscuit loaded with fried chicken, bacon, sausage gravy, cheddar, and a runny egg. Hangovers never stood a chance.
The duck club
The Tattooed Moose
A glorious club sandwich from an inconspicuous Charleston bar. On sweet Hawaiian bread. Piled with chunks of duck, bacon, smoked cheddar, and tears of joy. Start eating it with your hands. Finish it with a fork. Repeat as needed.
Scott’s is famous now, like written about in The Grey Lady famous, but that doesn’t really change anything except the length of the line waiting for the pit-smoked perfection. Just make sure you get some skins on the side.
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Bánh mì from a non-sandwich shop
Great Vietnamese sandwiches – packed with daikon, pate, and mystery meat – are often found in unlikely spots like jewelry stores, nail salons, or other strip-mall mainstays. If you see French bread behind a counter, pounce. Word to the wise: anything over $5 is likely hipsterized – and hipsters were run out of Saigon years ago.
Philippe the Original
Los Angeles, CA
This LA joint invented the French dip, reportedly named after a dude name French and not the bread. It gets submerged in a jus made of pork, lamb, and beef drippings that drip from the roasted, fresh-carved chunks. So no matter what’s between that bread, your meal is soaked in the flavors of everything on the menu.
The original Joe
East Orange, NJ
In New Jersey, you can get a pork roll anywhere. Only at Orange’s Town Hall can you get the original Sloppy Joe. And guess what: it’s not just a bunch of ground beef and ketchup. It’s actually more akin to a triple-decker Reuben, with ham, tongue, and Swiss. If tongue makes you nervous, better not look at what goes into your go-to Manwich.
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The Masters Tournament
There is, perhaps, nothing more simply Southern than a pimento cheese sandwich on gooey white bread. While the sandwich started as a working man’s cheap meal and aged into a ladies-who-lunch (or have dainty tea parties) snack, it’s also a timeless and traditional snack at the Masters. And at $1.50, you can afford to buy quite a few. You just have to get into the Masters first.
Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que
Kansas City, KS
Some would argue that Joe’s brisket on its own is simply perfect. And they’d be right. But anyone who argues against complementing it with smoked provolone, onion rings, and a kaiser roll should be promptly shown the door. It’s the stuff of lore, and some suspect it aided the Royals in shaking off their slump. Maybe the Cubs should invest in a franchise.
Hot Leg Quarter Sandwich
Prince’s Hot Chicken
You will sweat. Your eyes will water. Your tongue will swell. It will be the most delicious thing you’ve eaten in two months.
Oyster po’ boy
New Orleans, LA
Any New Orleanian – or just regular visitor – will quickly tell you their po’ boy order, which goes so far beyond just the sandwich: It’s the sandwich type, the shop, and whether it’s ordered dressed or plain. Until you decide on your own so you can proudly rattle it off, take after our associate editor and get the oyster po’ boy, dressed no mayo, at Domilise’s.
It has so many ingredients (10, in total, including four meats). It is a Uruguayan specialty. And it is the greatest thing to ever come out of a DC gas station.
The Clam Box
There are few things better on a hot summer day in New England than driving up to Ipswich, seeing those red- & white-striped awnings, and then eating as many fried clams stuffed in a soft white bun with some tartar sauce as you possibly can. Hello, swimsuit season!
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The Brown Hotel
It only makes sense that this open-faced turkey and bacon sandwich that’s topped with cheesy Béchamel sauce was originally made as a late-night snack. Bonus points if you eat it after the Derby.
The House-Made Mozzarella
Chris Bianco is famous for basically inventing the new age of artisanal pizza. So just imagine what he can do with freshly baked focaccia from a wood-fired oven, house-made mozzarella, local tomatoes, and basil. Hint: good stuff.
Road trip, anyone?
1. Dogfish Head Brewery, Milton, DE
Since 1995, Dogfish has been giving beer lovers a reason to stop in Delaware. The beer that taught you how many minutes it takes to the perfect IPA, Dogfish is always churning out inventive one-offs with gorgeous labels, like a beer once brewed in China 9,000 years ago.
2. Allagash Brewing Company, Portland, ME
What started as a one-man operation has become the symbol for Maine brewing. Famous for the Belgian influence in its beers, the brewery has regular tours and tastings of its most beloved and first beer, the Allagash White.
3. Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown, NY
Turns out upstate NY is the ideal cross-section for great hops and water wells: In other words, the perfect conditions for brewing. Ommegang offers Belgian snacks for pairing at the brewery and did we mention they have a GAME OF THRONES BEER?
4. Stillwater Artisanal Ales, Baltimore, MD
Visit Stillwater’s recently opened and already adored brewpub in Baltimore and down a few pints of their “postmodern” Classique. Also keep your eyes peeled for the Sensory Series of beers, for which Stillwater works with bands to create beers based on their songs.
5. Magic Hat Brewing Company, Burlington, VT
When a beer company refers to their stuff as “elixirs,” you know you’re in the right place. Their Vermont brewery is a total funhouse known as the Artifactory, with 48 taps flowing and free tours year round.
6. Samuel Adams Boston Beer Company, Boston, MA
Watch the brewers in action at the original Boston Beer Company, or even learn to master the perfect pour into Sam’s signature lager glass.
7. Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Charlotte, NC
With an Instagram full of yoga poses and crawfish, you know Olde Meck is the place to go for a good, chill time. But they take their authenticity seriously, with a brauhaus that reflects their strict adherence to old German brewing laws.
8. SweetWater Brewing Company, Atlanta, GA
Due to high demand, SweetWater recently expanded production to a 250-barrel brewhouse. In ATL, you can catch a glimpse of their upcoming sour beers fermenting away in wine barrels, which won’t be ready until their 18th anniversary.
9. Abita Brewing Company, Abita Springs, LA
If all you know about Abita is their Purple Haze, you need to visit this small brewery just outside The Big Easy. You can even give back with their Restoration Ale, which sends proceeds to Hurricane Katrina recovery.
10. Devils Backbone Brewing Company, Lexington, VA
Tour the quaint brewery that produces the Vienna Lager, a 2012 World Beer Cup Gold Medal winner, 2012 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal winner and 2009 Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal winner.
11. Cigar City Brewing Company, Tampa, FL
This Florida operation has two goals: make world’s best beer and share the culture and heritage of “the Cigar City of Tampa.” This brewery is chockfull of Cuban-influenced beer and food, and welcomes all to try the deliciousness.
12. Jester King Brewery, Austin, TX
Visit this authentic farmhouse brewery and tasting room in the heart of Texas Hill Country. With truly seasonal options and a beer historian on staff, Jester King is bringing authentic European brewing stateside.
13. Prairie Artisan Ales, Tulsa, OK
From Oklahoma with love, Prairie specializes in farmhouse ales and sour wheat beers. Founded by two brothers, this brewery is only open on scheduled tour days, so check in advance.
14. La Cumbre Brewing, Albuquerque, NM
The Elevated IPA, winner of the Great American Beer Festival’s gold medal, is reason enough to stop by this brewery. If you need more convincing, the live music and food trucks at the taproom should do the trick.
15. Surly Brewing Company, Brooklyn Center, MN
Brewed to the soundtrack of “heavy f***ing METAL,” Surly beers are as tough as the name suggests. But they’ve got a soft side too, donating beer and swag to charitable events to give back to the community that clearly loves them.
16. Great Lakes Brewing Company, Cleveland, OH
Brewed and bottled in Ohio’s first microbrewery, Great Lakes is famous for its Dortmunder-style beer originally named “The Heisman.”
17. Bell’s Brewery, Kalamazoo, MI
Bell’s Brewery is all about big flavor in small batches. They currently has more than 20 brews for distribution, and the brewery has a general store with beer-to-go, as well as home brewing supplies to get you started on the noble craft path.
18. New Glarus Brewing, New Glarus, WI
This mom-and-pop brewery is also the first to be founded by a woman in the US, Deborah Carey, who raised the money to start the brewery as a gift to her husband and brewmaster, Dan. Awwww!
19. Three Floyds Brewing Company, Munster, IN
Three Floyds is a family operation that has expanded with high demand. But since they can’t ship outside of their distribution area, you’ll have to make the trek for these decidedly “not normal” beers, like the Zombie Dust pale ale.
20. Perennial Artisan Ales, St. Louis, MO
A super young microbrewery, Perennial’s small batches of American- and Belgian-style beers are fresh takes on old favorites. Pair their award-winning Abraxas with their delicious gourmet and ever-changing food at the tasting room.
21. Founders Brewing Company, Grand Rapids, MI
Founders uses the taproom at their brewery as a testing ground for new and exciting flavors, so come thirsty and ready for anything. With six World Cup Beer medals under their belt, you’re sure to taste something award-winning.
22. Anchor Brewing, San Francisco, CA
As the first craft brewery in America and more than a century old, this brewery is the literal anchor of the West Coast beer scene. Visit their traditional copper brewhouse and sample the trademark Anchor Steam Beer, a beer that uses San Fran’s foggy weather to the brewer’s advantage.
23. New Belgium Brewing Company, Fort Collins, CO
Come frolic in the mountains and meadows at the New Belgium brewery in Fort Collins. There’s always a fun event going down, from live story-telling to impromptu art shows (and, of course, tastings).
24. Elysian Brewing Company, Seattle, WA
A brewery that values variety, you can check out the Elysian brewery or one of their four restaurants and bars all without leaving Seattle. Stop by Elysian Bar for Taster Tuesdays, or sit down to a meal at Tangletown.
25. Rogue Ales & Spirits, Portland, OR
Founded by two fraternity brothers, Rogue is all about their creed, and it has served them well. Their cool bottles even include tasting notes, ingredients, and food pairings on the labels, so you’ll be a beer expert in no time.
26. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Chico, CA
One of the bigger craft beer producers, the Sierra Nevada homebase brewery in CA has tours for everyone from beer geeks to those just here for the tasting. You can even enter a contest to go away to Beer Camp!
27. Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma, CA
This creative brewery is a big fan of experimentation and extending ‘limited’ editions. Their beers are meant to connect with other souls, so go on and find your soulmate at their free brewery tours and tastings.
28. Odell Brewing Company, Fort Collins, CO
Odell is all about experimentation, and has a “playground” for its brewers to go wild. They even let you sample these concoctions exclusively in the taproom, along with trusted favorites and yummy food.
29. Alaskan Brewing Co., Juneau, AK
Sustainably brewed and bottled in Alaska, you can visit the warehouse brewery or stop by the brewing depot to for some beer and gear to go.
TISDALE, SK – A small town on the Canadian prairies is considering tweaking the motto it’s proudly carried for more than half a century: “The Land of Rape and Honey.”
It’s important, very important, to acknowledge that the slogan has nothing to do with sexual assault. It’s actually referring to rapeseed, a less-refined version of the modern canola crop. But the town’s motto has raised eyebrows over the years, since “canola precursor” isn’t exactly the first thing that springs to mind when one mentions “rape.” The second part of the slogan is pretty straightforward: Tisdale is known for producing honey as well as rapeseed.
Earlier versions of the town’s sign
The town of 3,200 has had the slogan since 1958. Town mayor Al Jellicoe told the Toronto Star that his office fields a couple of complaints over the slogan every year. He added that residents often need to clarify the meaning of the slogan to outsiders:
“Once you explain, it eases things up a bit. But when you’re trying to deal internationally or nationally – I don’t want to do that every time we entice a business to the area.”
Tisdale is holding a referendum for its residents on whether the motto should stay or go. The last time such a debate was held, back in 1992, the vote was split and the motto stayed.
A field of rapeseed
via Wikimedia Commons/Vincent van Zeijst
The new survey notes that rapeseed production now accounts for a tiny percentage of crops produced in the region, and that honey production has also dropped. Alternative mottos suggested in the survey include “Hub of the Northeast,” “A Place to Grow,” “A Place to Bee” (get it?) and “Land of Canola and Honey.” Jellicoe says he’d like to see the town go with the slogan “The Land of Rapeseed and Honey Bees,” which is pretty much the same as the current motto.
If Tisdale officials are looking for inspiration, there’s more to their town than just rape and honey. The town boasts the largest 7-Eleven in all of Canada (by floor space).
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Not impressed? Me neither, but there’s still more. Tisdale’s slogan was borrowed by industrial metal band Ministry for their 1988 album The Land of Rape and Honey, which climbed as high as 164th on the Billboard Top 200 list. The town also boasts a roadside attraction billed as “The World’s Largest Honey Bee,” though there’s actually a bigger roadside honey bee in neighboring Alberta.
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Miley Cyrus – Miley Cryus bares breasts in tribute to Joan Jett
By Bang Showbiz in Lifestyle
Miley Cyrus paid tribute to singer Joan Jett as she was inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night by baring her breasts and covering her nipples with pink hearts adorned with the star’s initials.
The ‘Wrecking Ball’ hitmaker arrived at the prestigious ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio last night (18.04.15) wearing revealing black dungarees and pink heart shaped nipple covers adorned with the legendary singer’s initials to welcome her band Joan Jett & the Blackhearts into the club.
Miley – who also sported unshaved armpits – gushed over Joan as she took to the stage and recalled an encounter between herself and the 56-year-old star.
She said: ”We were in her bathroom, and we were smoking and just talking, and this was one of the moments in my life where I wanted to be as present and absorb everything that she said to me.
”I listened to her talk about her days with the Runaways. She talked about music… I was getting to have this moment with someone that, to me, is superwoman. What superwoman really should be.”
Miley, 22, also took to her Instagram account before the event where she posted a photograph of herself in the controversial attire, which she captioned: ”Joan’s cheerleader”.
The singer also performed at the 30th annual induction ceremony where Beatles drummer Ringo Starr become the last member of the iconic group to be welcomed into the club.
His former bandmate Paul McCartney, 72, was given the ”great honour” of inducting the star whom he later performed with alongside Green Day at the bash.
Paul said as he welcomed Ringo – whose real name is Richard Starkey – onto the stage: ”You don’t have to look with Ringo. He’s there. It’s a great honour for me to ‘induce’ him… oh, induct him into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame here in Cleveland tonight.”
Also honoured during the ceremony was the late singer Lou Reed, Green Day, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Bill Withers, guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble and The ”5” Royales.
Do you know what chandelier syndrome is? What about Acute Dilaudid Deficiency? Doctor-speak is so complicated and technical that it’s difficult to track what they’re saying to each other. But mixed in with actual medical jargon, your healthcare workers could be sharing a joke at your expense.
Author and Emergency room physician Brian Goldman has released a new book called “The Secret Language of Doctors,” and it details all the slang and other jargon that doctors and nurses use.
Have you heard any of these terms before? Here are just a few of them, according to Goldman:
Chandelier syndrome: When a patient jumps after feeling a cold stethoscope.
Frequent fliers: These are people who show up at the emergency room again and again, even for non-emergency complaints, potentially because they have nowhere else to receive care.
The bunker: This is where medical students, residents, and attending physicians meet behind closed doors to talk.
Monkey jacket: A hospital gown.
Peek-and-shriek: An operation in which a surgeon opened a patient’s belly to find something unexpected, like cancer, and quickly it stitched up again.
Cowboys: Surgeons may be called “cowboys” to imply they operate first and think later.
Gas passers: Anesthesiologists.
Discharged Up: After stopping resuscitation efforts, a patient may be “discharged up,” “discharged to heaven.”
In the departure lounge: Someone who is dying but still holding onto life.
Circling the drain: A patient that can’t be saved and is near death.
FLK: Funny-looking kid, referring to the facial characteristics of a child.
Curly toes: Often referred to as homeless people because of the condition of their feet and toenails.
Nonpayoma or a negative wallet biopsy: Those without insurance.
Incarceritis: The condition of a prisoner who fakes an illness to go to the hospital. If that prisoner is looking for drugs to peddle later to their cellmates, they may have ADD—not attention deficit disorder, but “Acute Dilaudid Deficiency,” with Dilaudid being one of the strongest prescription narcotics.
Status dramaticus: Stressed-out patients who believe they’re extremely sick or dying but actually aren’t.
Whiney primey: A pregnant woman who keeps returning to the hospital because she thinks she’s in labor but isn’t.
Megadeth guitarist Kiko Loureiro has the full support of his colleagues in Angra, they’ve said.
The Brazilian was confirmed as the latest addition to the thrash giants’ lineup last night, and he’ll appear on the band’s 15th album alongside Dave Mustaine, David Ellefson and guest drummer Chris Adler.
Fellow Angra guitarist Rafael Bittencourt says: “Kiko is in Megadeth – what a feeling of pride! This is an amazing achievement for Brazilian metal.
“I have known Kiko for many years. He deserves this great opportunity more than anyone else. He has been tracking a very serious and talented career.”
But Bittencourt accepts that Loureiro’s new job might mark the end of his time with Angra. “I believe he will comply with all activities he has already committed to, and he will always be part of our family,” he says.
“He will not be able to turn his back on something he helped build. I’m sure we will still do a lot together – either in or out of Angra.”
The Brazilian outfit launched eighth album Secret Garden in January and released a video for their track Final Light last week.