Totally Quotable Arlo: chicken leg edition


I don’t remember when it started, but Arlo has taken to calling chicken legs “meat bones.” It’s probably not one of his most noteworthy contributions to the English language, as he’s coined some pretty good phrases in his short time here on Earth, but I wanted to mention it here, as I’ve spent the last several years dreaming of opening a fried chicken restaurant in Ypsi, and I think this may come in useful when I finally sit down and put together my menu. I may be way off, but I can’t help but think that “A Sack of Meat Bones” would go over well.

[If you like the nonsensical ranting of babies, be sure to check out the Totally Quotable Arlo archive.]

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  1. Posted September 28, 2014 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    Cutest typo ever, Mark – friend chicken :)
    There will be a Fried Chicken Odyssey written up in November’s Current (I think), and you can see what our intrepid odysseyers thought of local fried (dammit, I typed friend at first) chicken. I would totally come to your restaurant and would even help out, even though I’d be an awful waitress. (I could take the orders or something, but not bring the food. I am clumsy).

  2. Mr. X
    Posted September 29, 2014 at 7:06 am | Permalink

    Meat Bone was my nickname in high school.

  3. site admin
    Posted September 29, 2014 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    All mention of friends have been scrubbed from this post. Thank you, Patti.

  4. blueeyedpupil
    Posted September 29, 2014 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    Now that Koreys Krispy Krunchy Chicken is gone, i know of no good fried chicken.

  5. XXX
    Posted September 29, 2014 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    Time to bring back the Ypsilanti Fried Chicken Showdown?

  6. Christine Moellering
    Posted September 29, 2014 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    My kids call them chicken drums.

  7. Posted September 29, 2014 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    Chickens make better friends than food. Maybe you can call your new restaurant Krispy Kolon Kancer.

  8. anonymous
    Posted September 29, 2014 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    Werner Herzog doesn’t think they make good friends.

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