This joke, I think, would have been funnier had Layne taken Art History alongside me. I certainly though it was HI-larious, but if you’ve never heard of the famous Baroque painter, Peter Paul Rubens, it’s substantially less funny. (Though, he did think I was making a Dangeresque reference, which is equally as geeky and obscure.)

Food puns. This is not the worst of them, nor, I fear, the last of them…

Also, reubens made with cheddar instead of swiss are quite good, despite what the sandwich purists say!

News: Posted September 26th, 2011 by Alina

^ 12 Comments to “Rubenesque”

  1. Glew Says:

    So tell me, is he a Sand-witch or a wizard? 😛

    Posted September 26th, 2011 at 1:24 am
  2. KenderBryant Says:

    Nope. The worst food one was the one about the bugs. I told that one to a friend several months ago, and we STILL make comments about it. “Dey said that dey taste like almonds. Dey don’t taste like almonds.”

    Posted September 26th, 2011 at 2:56 am
  3. Eliza Says:

    I must say, those of us who have studied art history appreciate the obscure art jokes all the more. I just about fell out of my chair laughing.

    Posted September 26th, 2011 at 4:00 am
  4. estarriol Says:

    You mean they will be large rounded and curvacious sandwhiches?

    Posted September 26th, 2011 at 5:31 am
  5. Coley Says:

    Weee! new Moose Head Stew! And now I must have a reubenesque sandwich – just for comparison’s sake.

    Posted September 26th, 2011 at 9:25 am
  6. Kestralyn Says:

    It’s still not a Reuben. It may be a very good corned beef sandwich, but it’s not a Reuben!

    I’m a sandwich purist, what can I say?

    Posted September 26th, 2011 at 12:39 pm
  7. Artemis Says:

    I’m sure eating enough of those sammies will make a person reubenesque.

    Posted September 26th, 2011 at 12:59 pm
  8. Sabine Says:

    Hmm – may be because I’m European, but

    a) what is a Reuben?
    b) what kind of uncultured idiot does not know what rubenesque is? I’ve seen Rubens in art galleries and school books since primary school.

    Posted September 27th, 2011 at 8:03 am
  9. Thenodrin Says:

    Awesome!! I feel somewhat ashamed not to have ever made that pun before. I will rectify this at the earliest and most frequent opportunities. 🙂

    Posted September 27th, 2011 at 12:40 pm
  10. Mugician13 Says:

    @Sabine: A Reuben sandwich has corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing, typically served on rye bread. They’re quite tasty.

    Posted September 27th, 2011 at 6:59 pm
  11. Sabine Says:


    Thank you. Sounds rather…piquant. Like something cooked up by a drunk student at 3am when he only has one slice of bread left.

    Posted September 28th, 2011 at 10:58 am
  12. Steve Says:

    Dangeresque 3?

    Posted September 30th, 2011 at 12:35 pm

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