Posted by Smokey Stover on April 02, 2008 at 15:29:
In Reply to: The meat in the sandwich posted by ESC on April 02, 2008 at 09:08:
: : : : : : Someone being "the meat in the sandwich". What does that mean?
: : : : : Just guessing -- a person of substance?
: : : : In the world of depraved humor, being the meat in the sandwich is often thought of as a good thing, one of the best-known cases of which was Lucky Pierre. But please don't ask me to explain, other than that there was Pierre, in the middle between two babes.
: : : : SS
: : : Oh, my.
: : In the version I heard, Pierre was between two men. ~rb
: And I thought it just meant "Where's the beef?" I need to get out more. Or maybe I don't.
There's an old and rather rude joke, told mostly by adolescent boys, in which Pierre finds himself successively in the middle in different situations, each of them evoking the phrase, "Lucky Pierre, always in the middle." The joke is similar in structure to the one in which the catch-phrase is "And there I stood with my piccolo!"
However, I can imagine that there might be numerous situations suggestive of a human sandwich, some serious, some humorous, and some pretty gruesome.