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Food Thread: Just Shut Up And Eat!

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One of the pleasures of dining is the conversation with one's dining companions. Whether it's about the food or politics or baseball or the silly shoes in the window of the shoe store next door to the restaurant is secondary to the simple joy of conversation.

And I am not that much of a curmudgeonly old fart that I don't get the loud bar vibe. It's high energy, and it works when people are mingling and drinking and trying to get laid.

But for fvck's sake, can I please have a simple meal in a bistro without the noise level of a catapult launch on an aircraft carrier? How hard is it to manage sound in a restaurant? I'm not asking for recording studio quality, but a few baffles on the ceiling and some soft materials on the walls will go a long way to dampening the racket.

And maybe while you are at it Mr. Restaurant Owner, get that loud table in the corner with the braying, combed-over asshat bragging about his new boat to tone it down a bit. Buying a meal in a restaurant is not a license to ignore social graces.

Hell, there's even some research that shows changes in taste perception corresponding to noise levels.Effect of background noise on food perception

I won't even mention the precious little snowflake children who squawk and scream and run around. My parents would have dragged my ass out of the restaurant and slapped me silly before tossing me into the car while they finished their meals.

Now get off my lawn!

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Oeufs en Meurette
Oh man! This brings me back a long, long way. My mom used to make this every now and then. It's a great dish, but quintessentially French, so it might not be for everyone.

And what do I mean by that? I'm not sure how to describe it; maybe a reliance on dry and astringent flavors. In this recipe the red wine is in the forefront, and it doesn't provide any counterpoint of sweetness.

Yeah....I'm babbling. Somebody help me out!

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Chicken sashimi is risky; and gross
No! Really? I sometimes joke about "chicken tartare," but it never occurred to me that there were actual human beings dumb enough to try it. I have read studies that show between 1/3 and 2/3 of raw chicken is contaminated with Salmonella or other even nastier bugs. It's partly a function of the natural filth of chickens (cloaca anyone?) and the way they are processed.

I will eat raw fish, and I will eat raw beef. I am aware of the risks and understand how to minimize them. But eating a food that is almost certainly contaminated with a pathogen is behavior I associate with profound stupidity.

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I have been on a red pepper flake kick recently. For some reason the jar of the stuff in my spice cupboard seems to be awesomely flavorful, unlike the usual stuff which is just hot but without much complexity. So while poking around I came across this recipe. I haven't made it, so no guarantees, but it looks like a straightforward recipe. Spicy Pasta Alla Norma. I love the ricotta garnish, which is becoming a fixture on pasta here at Chez Dildo.
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I found this recipe at Cooks Country, and it's useful because the ingredients are almost infinitely flexible.

Needless to say it needs more bacon, and don't bother peeling the potatoes.

Spinach, Potato, and Bacon Frittata

10 large eggs
3 tablespoons half-and-half
Table salt and ground black pepper
1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
1 (6-ounce) bag baby spinach
3/4 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
6 slices bacon , cut crosswise into 1/4-inch strips

1. Adjust oven rack about 5 inches from heating element and set oven to broil. Whisk eggs, half-and-half, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper together in bowl until combined. Stir in 1/4 cup cheese.

2. Microwave spinach in large microwave-safe bowl, covered with plastic wrap, on high power until wilted, about 90 seconds. Transfer spinach to clean dish towel and squeeze out excess liquid. Microwave potatoes in now-empty bowl, covered with plastic wrap, on high power until tender, about 5 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, fry bacon in medium nonstick ovensafe skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 6 minutes. Transfer bacon to plate lined with paper towel and pour off all but 1 tablespoon fat from skillet. Add potatoes to skillet and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add spinach, bacon, and egg mixture and cook, using rubber spatula to stir and scrape bottom of skillet, until large curds form but eggs are still very wet, about 2 minutes. Shake skillet to distribute eggs evenly and cook, without stirring, until bottom is set, about 30 seconds. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top.

4. Broil until surface is spotty brown, 3 to 4 minutes (eggs should be slightly wet and runny inside). Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes to finish cooking. Slide frittata onto platter and cut into wedges. Serve.

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1 Food!!

Posted by: Bruce at September 10, 2017 04:01 PM (8ikIW)

2 Looks a little windy down on captiva. And only one webcam still working. Pretty good for 110 mph winds.

Posted by: NCKate at September 10, 2017 04:02 PM (9S69S)

3 I agree, music played at ear splitting decibles is not fun

Posted by: Skip at September 10, 2017 04:03 PM (pPKG5)

4 Dining al Fresco by a noisy street is not for me either

Posted by: Bruce at September 10, 2017 04:04 PM (8ikIW)

5 Still think we need a 'prepper' thread.

Posted by: HH at September 10, 2017 04:04 PM (mIJBI)

6 Our favorite Sunday brunch place was taken over a few years ago by mommies and screaming kids. So we stopped going.

Posted by: NCKate at September 10, 2017 04:05 PM (9S69S)

7 Chicken sashimi?

Yrrch!. I love chicken in all its fully cooked iterations, but I am crazy-paranoid while preparing it; washing my hands repeatedly, isolating the cutting board I use, switching knives. You do not mess with raw chicken.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at September 10, 2017 04:06 PM (zHa+P)

8 There's a local mom/pop diner that always has the Fox News on in the morning. With the volume blasting away. Decent food, and the greasy spoon atmosphere is perversely attractive to me. But the volume level of the big screen TV......

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 10, 2017 04:06 PM (iFZVz)

9 "The next question is for Mrs Obama. What do you consider to be your most important accomplishment to date?"
"Because of me, school children were taught that eating lunch is not very important."

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at September 10, 2017 04:07 PM (ILitO)

10 Chicken sashimi . . . just thinking about it makes my sphincter tighten up.

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 04:07 PM (EgOr3)

11 Restaurants and Kids

I had a simple rule. If the kid has a meltdown, me and the kid are going to sit in the car in the parking lot while the rest of the group enjoys their meal.

We'll get our meals in doggie bags.

No drama, no anger, no lectures laced with irony .... just a consequence.

I had to do it once. I grabbed some jelly mints as Kid and I left the building.

After that, no problems.

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RECIPE:

Make a Jalapeno Popper filling and stuff a pepper.

Instead of breading and frying, wrap the jalapeno in a small flour tortilla and fry it.

You end up with a jalapeno popper that tastes awesome and don't have to worry about screwing up the breading, egg wash, all that crap.

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Try it: You're welcome.

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Posted by: BumperStickerist at September 10, 2017 04:07 PM (uBKPR)

12 Good Sunday afternoon, horde. Count me in with the curmudgeons who find the music in most public places to be too loud.

Posted by: April at September 10, 2017 04:08 PM (e8PP1)

13 We'll be having hamburgers and tots at Casa D'oh tonight.

If we lose power, we have a generator so we can keep the fridges/freezer running, the computers, coffee maker, TV, and can run a line to a George Forman hamburger thingy my son gave me a few years ago that's been hiding in a cabinet.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 04:08 PM (PY9jH)

14 back in the day, there used to be this small restaurant my family used to visit.

food was really good, but it was super loud.

mom used to call it "the Russian Commissary."

Posted by: shibumi at September 10, 2017 04:08 PM (aT+Bx)

15 You have to understand, they HAVE to turn up the music to be heard above the diners' chatter.
It's the ambiance. you can't have a trendy bistro without ambiance.

And hard surfaces, they are easier to clean, so have lots of hard surfaces. It makes the music louder.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 10, 2017 04:09 PM (Gv+zt)

16 I've been to some of the new micro breweries. They seem to favor setting them up in a industrial style setting, one even have metal high top tables and bar stools. The noise bounces off of everything and if it's one that draws in the after work crowd, jeez. They usually have one or two beers I like, but I prefer a good bar/tavern and a selection of some decent beers

Posted by: Bruce at September 10, 2017 04:09 PM (8ikIW)

17 10 Chicken sashimi . . . just thinking about it makes my sphincter tighten up.
Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 04:07 PM (EgOr3)

It doesn't go in that end, silly.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 04:09 PM (0mRoj)

18 Someone appears to be in A Mood.

Posted by: bluebell at September 10, 2017 04:10 PM (UoSKV)

19 In LA, even in a lot of the swankier (trendy) restaurants, they play the music far too loud. Plus, it's really crappy music, in my geezerette opinion.

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 04:10 PM (EgOr3)

20 I despise peoples' kids running around in restaurants. I've noticed it's been getting worse the last few years. Ours was taught to keep his butt in the chair, use utensils to eat his food, and we always brought a coloring book and crayons or something to keep him entertained. Never had a problem.

And ditto on the noise factor in some restaurants.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 04:10 PM (PY9jH)

21 RECIPE:

Make a Jalapeno Popper filling and stuff a pepper.

Instead of breading and frying, wrap the jalapeno in a small flour tortilla and fry it.

You end up with a jalapeno popper that tastes awesome and don't have to worry about screwing up the breading, egg wash, all that crap.

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Try it: You're welcome.

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Posted by: BumperStickerist

That sounds too easy.. Thanks

Posted by: Bruce at September 10, 2017 04:11 PM (8ikIW)

22 I have Thai peppers and jalapenos and tomatoes and garlic. Some of the thai peppers are being ground to powder, but I need a good salsa recipe.

Please help

Posted by: Kindltot at September 10, 2017 04:11 PM (Gv+zt)

23
Her Majesty and I are too busy reading to be a loud table. Then there's the adjoining party of ten yelling from one end to the other and cackling at maximum volume.

We go to the same Cajun restaurant most Saturdays so HM can have her chargrilled oysters and her drinkie. We order without fuss, treat the staff courteously, eat quietly, tip generously and leave when we're finished. We get treated like royalty when we come in.

We switched from Friday nights because that's happy hour, way too crowded and noisy.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 10, 2017 04:12 PM (CSMDm)

24 It doesn't go in that end, silly.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 04:09 PM (0mRoj)
No, but it'll get there faster than most things you eat. Plus, raw chicken smells horrible! Fish, okay. Beef, okay. Chicken? GACK!

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 04:12 PM (EgOr3)

25
I finally got around to watching 'Burnt' over the weekend. Some good moments, but a lot of inane and annoying political correctness to it.

Since it didn't cost me a penny to watch I got my monies worth. Did I learn anything about upscale cooking?

Not in the least. Sous vide. Wow! What a discovery. As if a caveman 2,000,000 years ago didn't notice that food placed on a wet log cooked more evenly.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at September 10, 2017 04:12 PM (EgwCt)

26 Revived some rusty cast iron cookware - including a big-ass griddle.

Made burgers last weekend on the recently cleaned, derusted, seasoned cast iron griddle. "Smashed Onion Burgers" where you put chopped onions on the grill, slap the patties on top of the onions, and cook.

Turns out 'grilling burgers on a flat top' is pretty awesome.

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Posted by: BumperStickerist at September 10, 2017 04:13 PM (uBKPR)

27 Peaches, how are you doing? When are you moving?

Posted by: bluebell at September 10, 2017 04:13 PM (UoSKV)

28 There used to be a web site out there that I loved called "bitter waitress.com". Servers would post their most hated moments. One of them was idiots who would bring screaming kids into the place. One even described an episode where this stupid woman actually changed her baby's diaper on a table in the middle of the restaurant where people were eating.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 10, 2017 04:13 PM (mpXpK)

29 16 I've been to some of the new micro breweries. They seem to favor setting them up in a industrial style setting, one even have metal high top tables and bar stools. The noise bounces off of everything and if it's one that draws in the after work crowd, jeez. They usually have one or two beers I like, but I prefer a good bar/tavern and a selection of some decent beers
Posted by: Bruce at September 10, 2017 04:09 PM (8ikIW)

+++

Know exactly what you are saying. Would much prefer to be in a cave-like dark tavern w/wooden tables and Naugahyde wrap around seats. And I am not even a barfly and don't go out to drink, but I've been in both places and much prefer the latter.

Posted by: washrivergal at September 10, 2017 04:14 PM (7m3t8)

30 I despise peoples' kids running around in restaurants. I've noticed it's been getting worse the last few years.


Ditto. I've seen to many close calls with running kids and servers carrying platters of food.

Posted by: Bruce at September 10, 2017 04:14 PM (8ikIW)

31 I have a thing about handling raw chicken. It skeeves me out. I make piccata a lot and other chicken dishes, and I was my hands constantly.

Thanksgiving turkey is another thing I always dread handling.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 04:14 PM (PY9jH)

32 18 Someone appears to be in A Mood.
Posted by: bluebell at September 10, 2017 04:10 PM (UoSKV)

Sure does. Wait, are we talking about the same person?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 04:14 PM (0mRoj)

33 That frittata recipe looks delicious. Well, except for the goat cheese, which is gagalicious. I would use feta instead, I think. Or anything other than goat cheese. Blech.

Posted by: bluebell at September 10, 2017 04:14 PM (UoSKV)

34 Hi, Bluebell! Getting the truck on 10/4, hitting the road first thing 10/5. I'm like a raw nerve but starting to go through stuff, got SA coming Tuesday to take a bunch of "why do I still have this?" stuff. And, Friday, I took a ton of stuff to be shredded. Bank statements from 1989 onward. I couldn't believe it when I opened THAT back-of-the-coat-closet box. What is wrong with me?!?

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 04:16 PM (EgOr3)

35 Or anything other than goat cheese. Blech.
Posted by: bluebell

Heh. When my dad first heard of goat cheese, he thought it was made with goat.

Posted by: Bruce at September 10, 2017 04:16 PM (8ikIW)

36 Was turned on to an epic restaurant a few weeks ago by a new friend that has not upgraded it's decor or menu since the '70s. Seafood mainly but also a killer prime rib. Real cocktails like Old Fashioneds and Martinis and not a craft beer in sight. Nothing froo-froo. Who knows what the real paint color is: lights are down low and cigarette smoke has turned the walls yellowish decades ago.

And quiet - you can actually talk to each other.

Going back tomorrow.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 10, 2017 04:16 PM (tr2D7)

37 O/T Husband just said Hurricane Jose looks like it's going to follow the same path as Irma.

I just can't even. So sick of this crap.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 04:16 PM (PY9jH)

38 Sure does. Wait, are we talking about the same person?
Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 04:14 PM (0mRoj)
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I'm talking about the author of this blog post, or should I say, blog rant. The first half of it, anyway.

Posted by: bluebell at September 10, 2017 04:16 PM (UoSKV)

39
The objection to ill-trained kids to me is less running around and more eating like pigs, trash on the table, trash on the floor, etc. We call the manager and give $5 for them to give to the table cleaners.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 10, 2017 04:17 PM (CSMDm)

40 And quiet - you can actually talk to each other.

Going back tomorrow.

Posted by: Tonypete

I love those places. I would go to them in the 70's and think I was high class ordering a Michelob

Posted by: Bruce at September 10, 2017 04:17 PM (8ikIW)

41 Nothing is wrong with you, Peaches. Sounds like you haven't had to move since 1989, is all.

And you've made great progress! Good for you.

Posted by: bluebell at September 10, 2017 04:17 PM (UoSKV)

42 I've long been sick and tired of pretty much every restaurant blaring music. Soft music playing IN THE BACKGROUND, fine, but it's now always played wherever I go at the volume at which people would normally converse. Either that or four idiot ESPN type stations on five different TVs, also blaring - and this is not necessarily in sports bars.

Posted by: doomed at September 10, 2017 04:17 PM (UW4Uc)

43 There is a certain hamburger chain known as a number of males which seems to specialize in hard surfaces. Every one I have been in has had the acoustics of a steel box.

Posted by: Fox2! at September 10, 2017 04:18 PM (brIR5)

44 28 There used to be a web site out there that I loved called "bitter waitress.com". Servers would post their most hated moments. One of them was idiots who would bring screaming kids into the place. One even described an episode where this stupid woman actually changed her baby's diaper on a table in the middle of the restaurant where people were eating.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 10, 2017 04:13 PM (mpXpK)

There was also waiter rant, which I used to read daily. That guy dealt with some real douches.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 04:18 PM (0mRoj)

45 Mrs928 made our first cauldron of chili of the Fall today.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at September 10, 2017 04:19 PM (LTHVh)

46 There's a good documentary on NETFLIX called "Barbecue" - it's a series of vignettes about how people in different cultures cook meat over fire.

No narrator, no BIG STORY, no history lessons or lectures: just a series of people talking about barbecueing food with family and friends. Starts out with South Africa, goes to Japan, Sweden, Mongolia ...

Surprisingly affirming of the basic decency of people.

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Posted by: BumperStickerist at September 10, 2017 04:19 PM (uBKPR)

47 Have country ribs marinating in orange soda, garlic, honey, thai chili sauce, soy sauce and a bit if worchesesester sauce. I will see if the experiment works. Marinade tasted yummy.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 10, 2017 04:20 PM (89T5c)

48 Bluebell, I moved once in 2010 and again the following year. So, my only excuse is raging paranoia about identity theft. Shredding services are more available now. Just kinda sorta watching the Colts-Rams game. Gotta start rooting for the new home team, although my heart will always belong to the Pats. :-)

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 04:20 PM (EgOr3)

49 Spicy Pasta a la Norma sounds great (why does a Sicilian recipe have a French name?) - but I would wilt the eggplant in the micro first, to prevent it from absorbing oil.

Posted by: Miley, temporarily dethroned at September 10, 2017 04:20 PM (Id9+8)

50 Maybe he's got a Chambord bottle stuck somewhere, or something.

Posted by: bluebell at September 10, 2017 04:20 PM (UoSKV)

51 Oeufs en Meurette


That is w-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-ay too much work for a couple of poached eggs.

Even if they're wine poached eggs.

I'd eat it in a restaurant though or if someone else cooked it.

Looks interesting.


Quick Moron version: Poach your egg in Maddog 20/20 and Campbell's Vegetable Soup with a handful of Bacon Bits.

You're welcome!

Posted by: naturalfake at September 10, 2017 04:21 PM (NyJwR)

52 38 Sure does. Wait, are we talking about the same person?
Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 04:14 PM (0mRoj)
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I'm talking about the author of this blog post, or should I say, blog rant. The first half of it, anyway.
Posted by: bluebell at September 10, 2017 04:16 PM (UoSKV)

Ah. Well, I'm pretty crotchety about loud restaurants and unruly kids running around too. If it's a low-end place I don't really pay much attention but if I'm spending a fair amount of money I don't want to be surrounded by chaos.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 04:22 PM (0mRoj)

53 Was at a local restaurant a few years back where some table had a child that was screaming at the top of its lungs. After what seemed like two hours of enduring that, I was just standing up from my table to go complain to the manager when they finally left.

As they were leaving, the entire restaurant burst into very loud applause.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 10, 2017 04:22 PM (bIwZ6)

54 Welp, husband just got a text from GA Port. Irma may strengthen into a CAT 5 in the Gulf waters. It will suck for FL and GA.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 04:22 PM (PY9jH)

55 Gotta start rooting for the new home team, although my heart will always belong to the Pats. :-)


Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 04:20 PM (EgOr3)

No you don't. Keep rooting for the Pats!
You can't transplant loyalty just by changing your geographical location. Being a Pats fan is Who. You. Are.

Posted by: Miley, temporarily dethroned at September 10, 2017 04:22 PM (Id9+8)

56 I hear you, Insomniac. It's just preaching to the choir here! I mean, it's not like you guys can actually hear me running around and banging on pots and pans, right?

Posted by: bluebell at September 10, 2017 04:23 PM (UoSKV)

57 12 Good Sunday afternoon, horde. Count me in with the curmudgeons who find the music in most public places to be too loud.
Posted by: April at September 10, 2017 04:08 PM (e8PP1)


We often ask for the music to be turned down. I wonder if enough diners started making this request, would restaurants just keep the volume turned down?

Posted by: Emmie at September 10, 2017 04:24 PM (ZapPq)

58 As an example of the sound affecting perception of food.

We went to a nice little seafood place nearby that we like on a Friday.

This place is just a large room with linoleum floors, hard walls and hard ceiling.

They had some LOUD blues band that suddenly started playing. Unpleasantly loud.

The sound just bounced all around the place, reverberated, and made talking impossible.

They were loud enough that their equipment even distorted.

We thought the meal sucked.

And have never been back.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 10, 2017 04:25 PM (NyJwR)

59 18 Someone appears to be in A Mood.
Posted by: bluebell at September 10, 2017 04:10 PM (UoSKV)

If you're In the Mood

http://tinyurl.com/yd9tembd

Posted by: Fox2! at September 10, 2017 04:25 PM (brIR5)

60 If you're In the Mood

http://tinyurl.com/yd9tembd
Posted by: Fox2! at September 10, 2017 04:25 PM (brIR5)
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Ha! Fits in with the chicken theme, too!

Posted by: bluebell at September 10, 2017 04:26 PM (UoSKV)

61 Welp, husband just got a text from GA Port. Irma may strengthen into a CAT 5 in the Gulf waters. It will suck for FL and GA.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 04:22 PM (PY9jH)

Yeah, my friend's got a big webinar to do on Tuesday, and they're almost guaranteed to lose power in Atlanta. She may have to leave the state so she can still do that.

Posted by: Miley, temporarily dethroned at September 10, 2017 04:27 PM (Id9+8)

62 Miley, I have a few teams I like and root for. I grew up with the Pats and they're my boys, always and forever. However, I'm moving to Indy and gonna be polite and rah-rah for the Colts. I've been in LA for over 40 years and, while I don't like the Dodgers, my friends do, so I'm happy to see them do well.

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 04:27 PM (EgOr3)

63 WHAT?!? I CAN'T READ THE POSTS BECAUSE IT'S TOO LOUD IN HERE!!!

Posted by: scrood at September 10, 2017 04:27 PM (cQdY5)

64 O/T Husband just said Hurricane Jose looks like it's going to follow the same path as Irma.

I just can't even. So sick of this crap.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 04:16 PM (PY9jH)

All current computer models except possibly one have Jose staying well out to sea.

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee - Molson labe! at September 10, 2017 04:28 PM (r48AQ)

65 Good Sunday afternoon, horde. Count me in with the curmudgeons who find the music in most public places to be too loud.

Posted by: April at September 10, 2017 04:08 PM (e8PP1)

I just stay home and chase people off my lawn. Then I can play metal without disturbing anyone.

Posted by: Miley, temporarily dethroned at September 10, 2017 04:29 PM (Id9+8)

66 Chicken Sashimi is risky, but absolutely delicious.

Posted by: doug at September 10, 2017 04:30 PM (HlhEB)

67 We were eating at a restaurant and a chick started breastfeeding next to us. She was wearing long sleeves and just took her left arm out of the sleeve so she's wearing her shirt like a scarf around her neck only with her right arm still in the sleeve. If I can see 90% of your torso, front and back, you should either wear appropriate breastfeeding shirts or do that somewhere not in public. And they get pissy if you look at them with a wtf look

Posted by: NCKate at September 10, 2017 04:30 PM (9S69S)

68 I thought Jose was already kind of a nothingburger. Ah, what do I know? I don't have cable, so no CNN or WeatherWeenieChannel to inform me.

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 04:30 PM (EgOr3)

69 All current computer models except possibly one have Jose staying well out to sea.

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee - Molson labe! at September 10, 2017 04:28 PM (r48AQ)


From what I've seen from the longer-range ones, it'll do loops in in the Atlantic and then move north. At this point, this is all uncertain, but it's worthwhile to be aware of it.

Posted by: Vendette at September 10, 2017 04:32 PM (0nTUo)

70 The last remaining (as of a few years ago) York Steakhouse on the west side of Columbus is a time machine. Dim lighting, soft 1950s era instrumentals playing quietly enough to allow for whispered conversation, and the clientele usually comported themselves appropriately. Relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable, and good food as well. That it was considered plebian if not low brow in the '70s and was even then quickly falling out of fashion, but now comprises a relatively wonderful dining experience, says much about the decay of society.

Posted by: doomed at September 10, 2017 04:32 PM (UW4Uc)

71 66
Chicken Sashimi is risky, but absolutely delicious.

Posted by: doug at September 10, 2017 04:30 PM (HlhEB)
Have you actually eaten it? I'm having a lot of trouble wrapping my mind around anyone eating raw chicken. How was it prepared/seasoned?

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 04:32 PM (EgOr3)

72 so no CNN or WeatherWeenieChannel to inform me.


Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 04:30 PM (EgOr3)

You mean MISinform you, right?

Posted by: Miley, temporarily dethroned at September 10, 2017 04:32 PM (Id9+8)

73 I will tolerate the loud country music (metal-head here) at our local Texas Roadhouse, and the stupid birthday hollering, and whatnot for one reason: the cooks there have yet to cook me a steak that was not absolutely perfect. And the service overall is excellent.

So, yeah, I am willing to endure bit of Rascal Flats' caterwauling to enjoy a really good steak. Their chili is also excellent.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Carbon-based human being at September 10, 2017 04:32 PM (zHa+P)

74 61 Welp, husband just got a text from GA Port. Irma may strengthen into a CAT 5 in the Gulf waters. It will suck for FL and GA.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 04:22 PM (PY9jH)

Where is this prediction coming from exactly? I don't see any forecasts indicating Irma getting back up to a Cat 5.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 04:32 PM (0mRoj)

75 Irma won't intensify into a Cat 5. However, it's still going to wreak havoc.

Posted by: Vendette at September 10, 2017 04:34 PM (0nTUo)

76 66 Chicken Sashimi is risky, but absolutely delicious.
Posted by: doug at September 10, 2017 04:30 PM (HlhEB)

Sorry, no. Tuna? Yes. Salmon? Yes.

Raw chicken is icky. Plain and simple.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Carbon-based human being at September 10, 2017 04:34 PM (zHa+P)

77 That it was considered plebian if not low brow in
the '70s and was even then quickly falling out of fashion, but now
comprises a relatively wonderful dining experience, says much about the
decay of society.


Posted by: doomed at September 10, 2017 04:32 PM (UW4Uc)

So much of the modern has a frantic end-of-days air to it. I'd rather have a quite and enjoyable conversation when dining out.

Posted by: Miley, temporarily dethroned at September 10, 2017 04:34 PM (Id9+8)

78 Quiet, not quite. Sloppy.

Posted by: Miley, temporarily dethroned at September 10, 2017 04:34 PM (Id9+8)

79 68 I thought Jose was already kind of a nothingburger. Ah, what do I know? I don't have cable, so no CNN or WeatherWeenieChannel to inform me.
Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 04:30 PM (EgOr3)

From now on every thundershower off the coast of Africa will be declared a threat to the US by the shrieking weather harpies.

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee - Molson labe! at September 10, 2017 04:35 PM (r48AQ)

80 That spinach and bacon frittata looks great.
I would think that any feta cheese would be fine to use, even if it's the 'fake' kind made from cow's milk, as opposed to the Greek goat-or-sheep stuff.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 10, 2017 04:35 PM (0jtPF)

81 Irma is currently predicted to weaken to a tropical storm by the time the eye clears Florida.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 04:36 PM (0mRoj)

82 54 Welp, husband just got a text from GA Port. Irma may strengthen into a CAT 5 in the Gulf waters. It will suck for FL and GA.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 04:22 PM (PY9jH)


Not true at all. That's what they were saying yesterday. It's now a Cat 3 and weakening.

I now return you to your regular food thread.

Posted by: rickl at September 10, 2017 04:37 PM (sdi6R)

83 >>>and I was my hands constantly.

I, too, identify strongly with my hands.


Posted by: Miley, commoner at September 10, 2017 04:37 PM (Id9+8)

84 "So much of the modern has a frantic end-of-days air to it..."

Posted by: Miley, temporarily dethroned at September 10, 2017 04:34 PM (Id9+

I must say that this is a wonderful use of the English language.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Carbon-based human being at September 10, 2017 04:38 PM (zHa+P)

85 There's one issue with the Cook's Country recipe. I don't have a skillet that can survive broiling.

Posted by: Vendette at September 10, 2017 04:38 PM (0nTUo)

86
So much of the modern has a frantic end-of-days air to it. I'd rather have a quite and enjoyable conversation when dining out.


Posted by: Miley, temporarily dethroned


There is an italian place out near the airport that is nice like that. Great for lunch during the week. Nights, different menu, dim lights and not loud. (Except Fri. nites in the summer) You can even eat, drink and smoke on the patio.

Posted by: Infidel at September 10, 2017 04:38 PM (mxS7w)

87 >>>It's partly a function of the natural filth of chickens (cloaca anyone?) and the way they are processed.

Someone repeated the old joke the other day (Mudd?) that "a civil engineer designed humans. Who else would run a sewer pipe through a recreational facility".

It amazes me that the cloaca, a real sewer, is used for excretion and reproduction in chickens, and yet you can safely eat raw eggs. I'm surprised the embryo chicks don't all die from bacterial diseases.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 10, 2017 04:38 PM (/qEW2)

88 77

Well should you, or anyone, ever find yourself in Columbus, it's highly recommended. And J (the owner) makes his own pies. The coconut cream is perfection. York's and snow are the only two things I miss about Ohio.

https://tinyurl.com/y8pa87lw

4 out of 5 on Yelp, fwiw, with the time warp factor a noted plus.

Posted by: doomed at September 10, 2017 04:39 PM (UW4Uc)

89 From now on every thundershower off the coast of Africa will be declared a threat to the US by the shrieking weather harpies.

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee - Molson labe! at September 10, 2017 04:35 PM (r48AQ)
I fear you are right, Country Boy. It's like they got a taste and all they want is more, more, more. OTOH, I haven't seen a lot of articles lately on how Trump is "literally Hitler." So, there's that.

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 04:39 PM (EgOr3)

90 Please note that Georgia is going to experience at least TS-level winds and rain tonight into tomorrow.



Posted by: Vendette at September 10, 2017 04:40 PM (0nTUo)

91
Watching the Astros-A's game. Hope the percussion section in the stands idea doesn't spread any further. The Wave is bad enough.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 10, 2017 04:41 PM (fEaGb)

92 Where is this prediction coming from exactly? I don't see any forecasts indicating Irma getting back up to a Cat 5.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 04:32 PM (0mRoj


GA Port is in contact with the NOAA. They regularly send out texts, and thus far they've been spot on. I hope this prediction is wrong.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 04:41 PM (PY9jH)

93 I'm having a plate full of Triscuits, topped with a slice of pepperoni, cheese, and honey mustard. Not too bad, and doesn't require much effort on my part. Which is the important thing.

Posted by: rickl at September 10, 2017 04:43 PM (sdi6R)

94 From now on every thundershower off the coast of Africa will be declared a threat to the US by the shrieking weather harpies.

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee - Molson labe! at September 10, 2017 04:35 PM (r48AQ)

Well, the Retard Helmet Wearing Weather channel has been naming winter storms rolling in from the Pacific for several years now.

O noes! it's Winter Storm Axelrod! Flee!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Carbon-based human being at September 10, 2017 04:43 PM (zHa+P)

95 I don't mind the noise as long as it's not some broodmare's bastard children running rampant.

I mostly stick to dive joints for drinking and fancy pants places to eat.

I like a restaurant that keeps the prices up and the EBT commandos out.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 10, 2017 04:43 PM (5VlCp)

96 GA Port is in contact with the NOAA. They regularly send out texts, and thus far they've been spot on. I hope this prediction is wrong.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 04:41 PM (PY9jH)

I'm looking at the NOAA site right now and the most current advisory says no such thing.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 04:44 PM (0mRoj)

97 I must say that this is a wonderful use of the English language.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Carbon-based human being at September 10, 2017 04:38 PM (zHa+P)

Why, thank you, Pug!

Posted by: Miley, commoner at September 10, 2017 04:45 PM (Id9+8)

98 I've begun investigating brandy. I don't drink much, maybe half an ounce sipped neat and slowly for the taste. I didn't even know how it was made. The learning has been fun.

Turns out there's more variety than I expected: American brandy, cognac, and Armagnac all distilled from wine (or grapes). Then calvados from apples, eastern Europe for plum brandy, etc. They are much more different than I anticipated. Makes things interesting.

Like with bourbon, I'm finding out that price does not determine my preference. It's easy to find brandy that costs well over one or two hundred dollars. Screw that. Part of the fun is finding bargains.

Posted by: JTB at September 10, 2017 04:45 PM (V+03K)

99 "But for fvck's sake, can I please have a simple meal in a bistro without the noise level of a catapult launch on an aircraft carrier? How hard is it to manage sound in a restaurant? I'm not asking for recording studio quality, but a few baffles on the ceiling and some soft materials on the walls will go a long way to dampening the racket."


This drives my husband crazy. He has said the exact same thing to me numerous times. Especially frustrates him because he's hard of hearing in one ear.

Posted by: Tami at September 10, 2017 04:45 PM (Enq6K)

100 Please note that Georgia is going to experience at least TS-level winds and rain tonight into tomorrow.



Posted by: Vendette at September 10, 2017 04:40 PM (0nTUo)


Very well aware. Gov. Deal has declared a state of emergency for every county in the state. Right now it looks like Savannah isn't going to get hit nearly as bad. Main concern is tornadoes.


Back on food topic, I had to feed several hungry people Friday night as we were prepping, and I bought packages of Mama Mancini's meatballs, some decent jarred marinara, and served a yuge bowl of pasta. Made a nice salad and some garlic bread, and had some leftover melty chocolate cherry cake and ice cream for dessert. Everyone was very happy.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 04:45 PM (PY9jH)

101 Doomed, the place I was talking about uptread is Windward Passage in Upper Arlington.

Seriously, not to be missed.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 10, 2017 04:46 PM (tr2D7)

102 Well they finally bought a webpage.

http://www.york-steakhouse.com/

Posted by: doomed at September 10, 2017 04:46 PM (UW4Uc)

103 101

If I'm ever up that way...not too far from me now (N.C.)

Posted by: doomed at September 10, 2017 04:47 PM (UW4Uc)

104 I'm looking at the NOAA site right now and the most current advisory says no such thing.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 04:44 PM (0mRoj)


I'll tell my husband when he and the guys return. They've taken the golf cart out for a little ride to the marina to check things out.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 04:47 PM (PY9jH)

105 You can even eat, drink and smoke on the patio.


Posted by: Infidel at September 10, 2017 04:38 PM (mxS7w)

How civilized!

Posted by: Miley, commoner at September 10, 2017 04:47 PM (Id9+8)

106 Irma is just about to make landfall, so there is no more time for it to strengthen. It's old information.

Even Joe Bastardi thought it was going to strengthen between Cuba and Florida, but it didn't. He turned out to be wrong on that one.

Posted by: rickl at September 10, 2017 04:47 PM (sdi6R)

107 Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 04:45 PM (PY9jH)

I knew I should have moved to your neighborhood . . . dang.

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 04:47 PM (EgOr3)

108 Noise level in restaurants is more than an irritant. Two years ago I joined the head and brain injury club. Many people with brain injuries experience hyperakusis, oversensitivity to noise. A noisy environment is torture. For "normals" (people without brain injuries) the equivalent of sitting near the speakers at a rock concert. We regularly ask business to turn it down, usually they do. When they don't, within minutes I'm exhausted, unable to think, and if the volume is high enough, I've been unable to place an order or even speak.

When the music is loud, people speak louder, it's a vicious cycle.

What customer or patron has ever complained about the background music being too soft? Why... *why* do businesses and other public establishments do this?!?

Posted by: Rick67 at September 10, 2017 04:48 PM (SDC/U)

109 I'm having a plate full of Triscuits, topped with a slice of pepperoni, cheese, and honey mustard. Not too bad, and doesn't require much effort on my part. Which is the important thing.

One of my favorite snacks is Triscuits with a jalapeno slice covered with pepper jack cheese warmed up in a toaster oven just until the cheese melts.

Yummy. And goes great with a beer or six.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 10, 2017 04:48 PM (bIwZ6)

110 THE BORDER ON THIS GRAY BOX IS WAY TOO HARD!!!

Posted by: scrood at September 10, 2017 04:49 PM (cQdY5)

111 CBD, Thanks for mentioning noisy restaurants. They drive me crazy, to the point I seldom wear my hearing aids when we eat out. It can get painful.

Posted by: JTB at September 10, 2017 04:49 PM (V+03K)

112 A friend wanted me to go with her to a particularly loud restaurant a couple of weeks ago. I told her we should just recreate the restaurant's ambience at my house by starting up the lawnmower and parking it next to the table.

She was not amused.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at September 10, 2017 04:50 PM (398bZ)

113 I made chocolate peanut butter banana bread loaves this morning.

Cannot begin to describe how great it is.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 04:50 PM (PY9jH)

114
Live webcam feed from Naples Fl looks like it won't be on line much longer...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHvs1MdF04c

Eye seems to have disappeared. Good for Tampa. Bad for Naples.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at September 10, 2017 04:50 PM (EgwCt)

115 Here's part of the last detailed NOAA advisory as of 1600 hours EDT:

At 200 PM EDT (1800 UTC), the center of Hurricane Irma was located near latitude 25.6 North, longitude 81.8 West. Irma is moving toward the north near 12 mph (19 km/h), and a north-northwestward motion with a further increase in forward speed is expected later today, with that motion continuing through Monday. On the forecast track, the center of Irma should move near or over the southwest and west coast of the Florida Peninsula later today through
tonight. Irma should then move inland over northern Florida and southwestern Georgia Monday afternoon.

Maximum sustained winds are near 120 mph (195 km/h) with higher gusts. Irma is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. While weakening is forecast, Irma is expected
to remain a powerful hurricane while it moves near or along the west coast of Florida.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 04:50 PM (0mRoj)

116 Just made a cheeseburger made with the ground brisket and bacon that my local butcher makes. So good.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at September 10, 2017 04:51 PM (qJtVm)

117 Oops, I meant 1400 hours. Next update is coming out at 1700 I think.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 04:51 PM (0mRoj)

118 67 ---We were eating at a restaurant and a chick started breastfeeding next to us.,,,,,If I can see 90% of your torso, front and back, you should either wear appropriate breastfeeding shirts or do that somewhere not in public. And they get pissy if you look at them with a wtf look
Posted by: NCKate at September 10, 2017 04:30 PM (9S69S)
-------------------------------------
Manners consist in being mindful of the comfort of others.
The bitch --- and yes, I'll call her that --- doesn't give a crap about your comfort. In fact, she WANTS you to be uncomfortable so she can get your attention and then feel superior to your pathetic 'unwoke' self.

So she combines all the virtues (!) of our ruling class: rude disdain for others, passive-aggressive hostility, and dripping sanctimony.

/rant off

But honestly, I breastfed 4 kids ---(not all at once, you idiots) --- and never, ever had the sligtest need or desire to violate traditional rules of modesty. Ticks me off.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 10, 2017 04:51 PM (0jtPF)

119 One of my favorite snacks is Triscuits with a jalapeno slice covered with pepper jack cheese warmed up in a toaster oven just until the cheese melts.
--------------------------------

Similar - Triscuits with a dollop of cream cheese, topped with hot pepper jelly - mmm!

Posted by: Boots at September 10, 2017 04:51 PM (EBwPV)

120 Just made a cheeseburger made with the ground brisket and bacon that my local butcher makes. So good.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at September 10, 2017 04:51 PM (qJtVm)


*drool*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 04:51 PM (PY9jH)

121 108

Cynic that I am (I've earned it), I believe it's simply the result of younger generations being more self-centered and not giving a crap about those around them. If they like loudness, then loud it shall be. If they work there, it's THEIR music, not yours. You're just the paying customer; you aren't what's most important (in their limited minds). I doubt that's how any of them would phrase it but that's how it looks and it explains it well enough for me.

Posted by: doomed at September 10, 2017 04:52 PM (UW4Uc)

122 Posted by: Miley, temporarily dethroned at September 10, 2017 04:29 PM (Id9+

Haha, so does my husband. Then I keep asking him if he'll turn it down just a little, and then he accuses me of not liking music, and before you know it, someone's calling the cops.

*Not true about calling the cops, but it made a good story.

Posted by: April at September 10, 2017 04:53 PM (e8PP1)

123 It's also picked up speed to 12mph, which is good. You don't want them slowing down or stalling, especially near warm water.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 04:53 PM (0mRoj)

124 98. Slivovotz, my friend! There's so many out there - the stuff from Serbia (Monastirka) is pretty good for the money, but Jelinik, from the Czech republic, is damned fine, amd well-aged. There's always Zwack from Hungary, if you want the old-school unaged. Maraska from Croatia is much the same.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 10, 2017 04:54 PM (fA1SL)

125 I was in a grocery store recently, and there was a very well-dressed young mother and her banshee. You could literally hear this brat screeching and demanding this and that all over the store.

Everyone was giving her "looks" and her reaction was to smile smugly and keep pushing little Aspen or whoever in the cart, seemingly oblivious to the kid's tantrum.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 04:54 PM (PY9jH)

126 I never developed a taste for brandy. Don't care for the stuff.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 04:55 PM (0mRoj)

127 Everyone was giving her "looks" and her reaction was to smile smugly and keep pushing little Aspen or whoever in the cart, seemingly oblivious to the kid's tantrum.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 04:54 PM (PY9jH)

Aspen. Heh.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 04:55 PM (0mRoj)

128 126. C'mon! Who DOESN'T love an apocalyptic hangover?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 10, 2017 04:56 PM (fA1SL)

129 Peaches, you will not regret the move out of CA, I guarantee! Speaking of getting out of CA & screaming kids at restaurants ;-) Since I left CA I can go out in public now without gagging. In public places in CA, a lot of people act out like they are trying to be "discovered" as the next star power celebrity, The very first thing I noticed about a lot of CA people is that they talk really loud, wild gesturing, outrageously over-acting. Every. Single. Movement & Moment.. It's like everyone holds a honorary degree from The Nick Cage School Of Overacting. I can't believe I made it two whole years in CA without blowing my brains out. California is doomed.

Posted by: Bebe Dahl at September 10, 2017 04:56 PM (yNyJy)

130 128 126. C'mon! Who DOESN'T love an apocalyptic hangover?
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 10, 2017 04:56 PM (fA1SL)

I had my last hangover about seven years ago. I don't want a repeat performance. Getting too old for that shit.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 04:56 PM (0mRoj)

131 Even Joe Bastardi thought it was going to strengthen between Cuba and Florida, but it didn't. He turned out to be wrong on that one.

Posted by: rickl at September 10, 2017 04:47 PM (sdi6R)


He certainly lacked his usual clarity in this one - in a lot of areas. I think the 'models' simply don't allow for a simple principle: objects in motion in a certain direction tend to continue in that direction. Especially when they're in the highest strength category.

A car traveling down a four lane interstate at 185 mph is little influenced by crosswinds. Irma sat at Cat 5 for a long time.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at September 10, 2017 04:56 PM (EgwCt)

132 Hmm, brandy with swiss mocha coffee mix, hot water and whipped creme in the winter. Warm the cockles of your black heart.

Learned the concoction from mom. We had many a good evening over those.

Posted by: Infidel at September 10, 2017 04:57 PM (mxS7w)

133 CBD, Thanks for mentioning noisy restaurants. They drive me crazy, to the point I seldom wear my hearing aids when we eat out. It can get painful.
Posted by: JTB at September 10, 2017 04:49 PM (V+03K)

Rush Limbaugh mentions this now and again: his cochlear implant cuases ambient noise to totally override his ability to hear conversation.

My own hearing is somewhat compromised (too many metal concerts and too much time shooting without ear protection--all in my youth), so I dislike the loud places.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Carbon-based human being at September 10, 2017 04:57 PM (zHa+P)

134 THE BORDER ON THIS GRAY BOX IS WAY TOO HARD!!!

Posted by: scrood


I agree. Get rid of these borders.

Posted by: ¡Jeb! at September 10, 2017 04:57 PM (/qEW2)

135
*drool*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 04:51 PM (PY9jH)
---
He gave me a sample last week and of course I loved it. When I stepped through the door he hollered "I knew you'd be back!". It's like crack.

I may have to make some meatloaf with it too.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at September 10, 2017 04:57 PM (qJtVm)

136 Boots, that sounds good too.

I used to eat some hot foods, but B'Gal being the delicate flower, can't eat them, so I haven't in a while. However, a trip to the grocery store is mandatory tomorrow, I just may have to have a belated Irma Party.

OK, wind is picking up, if I disappear, don't be surprised. Will check back in as soon as possible.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 10, 2017 04:57 PM (bIwZ6)

137 130. Yeah.....you must be closer to 29 than I am. Ya old fuddy-duddy....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 10, 2017 04:57 PM (fA1SL)

138 134 THE BORDER ON THIS GRAY BOX IS WAY TOO HARD!!!

Posted by: scrood

I agree. Get rid of these borders.
Posted by: íJeb! at September 10, 2017 04:57 PM (/qEW2)

Listen to this man. He speaks wisdom.

Posted by: Goth Fonzie and the Reason staff at September 10, 2017 04:58 PM (0mRoj)

139 BREASTFEEDING AND NO PICTURES?!?

Posted by: scrood at September 10, 2017 04:58 PM (cQdY5)

140 I may have to make some meatloaf with it too.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at September 10, 2017 04:57 PM (qJtVm)
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Or, you could, you know, invite me over.

Posted by: bluebell at September 10, 2017 04:59 PM (UoSKV)

141 132. Pot of strong black tea, two good glugs of slivo therein, and you're off to the races. After two cups, you're just about ready to REMOVE KEBAB.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 10, 2017 04:59 PM (fA1SL)

142 Little Aspen will eventually get older but not grow up, and become a gender-fluid pansexual antifa screaming, "I want my fucking service animal!"

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 10, 2017 04:59 PM (0hfEM)

143 137 130. Yeah.....you must be closer to 29 than I am. Ya old fuddy-duddy....
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 10, 2017 04:57 PM (fA1SL)

Heh. If I'm not mistaken you and I are roughly the same age. I just don't like audiophobia, pounding headaches and all-day nausea.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 04:59 PM (0mRoj)

144
What customer or patron has ever complained about
the background music being too soft? Why... *why* do businesses and
other public establishments do this?!?

Posted by: Rick67 at September 10, 2017 04:48 PM (SDC/U)







Table turnover. They're trying to maximize the number of customer per day by balancing the food/atmosphere drawing in customers vs the noise level causing them to leave as soon as they're done eating. The trick is to keep the noise level just below the point where the customers decide not to return in the future.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 10, 2017 04:59 PM (iFZVz)

145 I grew up small town middle class. We were comfortable but not flush. In the 1950s and 60s going out to eat, especially with kids, was a rare treat. Maybe a local diner or getting a take out pizza. When the hell did so many young families start eating out so often?

Posted by: JTB at September 10, 2017 04:59 PM (V+03K)

146 Peaches, you will not regret the move out of CA, I
guarantee! Speaking of getting out of CA screaming kids at
restaurants ;-) Since I left CA I can go out in public now without
gagging. In public places in CA, a lot of people act out like they are
trying to be "discovered" as the next star power celebrity, The very
first thing I noticed about a lot of CA people is that they talk really
loud, wild gesturing, outrageously over-acting. Every. Single. Movement
Moment.. It's like everyone holds a honorary degree from The Nick
Cage School Of Overacting. I can't believe I made it two whole years in
CA without blowing my brains out. California is doomed.

Posted by: Bebe Dahl at September 10, 2017 04:56 PM (yNyJy)


Two years ago, my husband and I attended a cousin's wedding on Siesta Key, and the next morning we stopped for breakfast outside Sarasota. Some douche was carrying on The Loudest Conversation Ever with someone over the phone, about this script he was pitching to "blah blah blah" in Hollywood.

In freaking Sarasota.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 04:59 PM (PY9jH)

147 Posted by: Bebe Dahl at September 10, 2017 04:56 PM (yNyJy)

Oh, Bebe . . . I've been here since the mid-70s and, while I enjoyed it for many years, it's been many years since I have not. It's daunting - I am buying a home over the internet in a place I've never been to, lol - but I can't wait till it's done.

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 05:00 PM (EgOr3)

148 BREASTFEEDING AND NO PICTURES?!?
Posted by: scrood at September 10, 2017 04:58 PM (cQdY5)
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You could have taken pictures of me breastfeeding and you wouldn't even know I was doing it.

Posted by: bluebell at September 10, 2017 05:00 PM (UoSKV)

149 Or, you could, you know, invite me over.

Posted by: bluebell at September 10, 2017 04:59 PM (UoSKV)
----
I'll FedEx you some, I know how pressed for time you are what with the cook book and all.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at September 10, 2017 05:00 PM (qJtVm)

150 30 I despise peoples' kids running around in restaurants. I've noticed it's been getting worse the last few years.


Ditto. I've seen to many close calls with running kids and servers carrying platters of food.
Posted by: Bruce at September 10, 2017 04:14 PM (8ikIW)

I see less of this because not that many families around here can afford to take their kids out. Sunday brunch after church is a big deal, but the kids who learn to sit still in church do all right in restaurants.

When smoking sections were a thing, my friends and I would ask for the non-screaming child section. There seemed to be a lot more kids 15 years ago.

That said, I still recall a group of adults who sat at one table and allowed their 8-11 year children sit at another table. I put up with their noise, but the gross comments put me over the edge. I was with my little nephew, who was shocked that "big" kids behaved like that. Those parents couldn't have been more condescending if they had PhDs in jerkitude. (I gathered they had degrees in chemistry, engineering or medicine because it was Midland Michigan.)The gist was that their children were spectacular and I needed to lighten up and sit down. After the mini food fight started, the manager came over and the mothers had to do a noisy conversation to find out who did what, followed by the culprits moving to the parents table, etc. And shooting me dagger looks as if I called the manager.

It still makes me mad thinking about it

The music thing is kind of funny. Almost none of the restaurants around here have music, except Big Boy's oldies and the Italian restaurant's mix of Rat Pack and lady crooners. Last weekend I took my brother to birthday dinner and the restaurant had Phil Collins greatest hits (the solo work) playing in the background. It was just loud enough that we noticed when a song we recognized came on, but it was in the background otherwise.



Posted by: NaughtyPine - Public intellectual at September 10, 2017 05:00 PM (G8B7r)

151 OK, wind is picking up, if I disappear, don't be surprised. Will check back in as soon as possible.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 10, 2017 04:57 PM (bIwZ6)

Be safe!

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 05:00 PM (0mRoj)

152 143. Those symptoms describe perfectly my daily norm.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 10, 2017 05:01 PM (fA1SL)

153 125---keep pushing little Aspen or whoever in the cart, seemingly oblivious to the kid's tantrum.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 04:54 PM (PY9jH)
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I'm doubled over laughing here.
A good friend of mine has a new grand-daughter named Aspen, much to granny's dismay!
I tell her to just be thankful it isn't "Gaia" or "Diversity."

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 10, 2017 05:01 PM (0jtPF)

154 You could have taken pictures of me breastfeeding and you wouldn't even know I was doing it.

Posted by: bluebell at September 10, 2017 05:00 PM (UoSKV)
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The ladies let you do that?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at September 10, 2017 05:01 PM (qJtVm)

155 You could have taken pictures of me breastfeeding and you wouldn't even know I was doing it.

Posted by: bluebell at September 10, 2017 05:00 PM (UoSKV)

So you were either very good at concealment or an A cup.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 05:01 PM (0mRoj)

156 I'll FedEx you some, I know how pressed for time you are what with the cook book and all.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at September 10, 2017 05:00 PM (qJtVm)
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Which is up in another tab! I've been working on it all day since church. My eyes are bleary.

Posted by: bluebell at September 10, 2017 05:02 PM (UoSKV)

157 152 143. Those symptoms describe perfectly my daily norm.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 10, 2017 05:01 PM (fA1SL)

Ugh.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 05:02 PM (0mRoj)

158 In freaking Sarasota.

What a wretched hive of scum and villainy. Couldn't wait to move away from there.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 10, 2017 05:02 PM (bIwZ6)

159
OK, wind is picking up, if I disappear, don't be surprised. Will check back in as soon as possible.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 10, 2017 04:57 PM (bIwZ6)
Hang tough and be safe BB. xoxo

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 05:02 PM (EgOr3)

160 145 I grew up small town middle class. We were comfortable but not flush. In the 1950s and 60s going out to eat, especially with kids, was a rare treat. Maybe a local diner or getting a take out pizza. When the hell did so many young families start eating out so often?
Posted by: JTB at September 10, 2017 04:59 PM (V+03K)

Aw jeez, this reminds me of piling into the way-back of our Rambler station wagon, going to the A&W and eating burgers and fries IN THE CAR!

So. Awesome.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Carbon-based human being at September 10, 2017 05:02 PM (zHa+P)

161 157. Heh.....and people wonder why I'm as irritable as I am.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 10, 2017 05:03 PM (fA1SL)

162 You could have taken pictures of me breastfeeding and you wouldn't even know I was doing it.

Posted by: bluebell
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My mom too - nursed 8 of us and routinely would be in public and talking to someone else. They rarely know the baby was nursing.

Good for you bluebell.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 10, 2017 05:03 PM (tr2D7)

163 I was good at concealment. We all were, back in the olden days. Nobody needed to see what was going on.

And - no one who breastfeeds is an A-cup, at least while they're breastfeeding.

Posted by: bluebell at September 10, 2017 05:03 PM (UoSKV)

164
What a wretched hive of scum and villainy. Couldn't wait to move away from there.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 10, 2017 05:02 PM (bIwZ6)

Really? I like Sarasota, although I haven't been in a long time.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 05:03 PM (0mRoj)

165 I'm doubled over laughing here.
A good friend of mine has a new grand-daughter named Aspen, much to granny's dismay!
I tell her to just be thankful it isn't "Gaia" or "Diversity."
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 10, 2017 05:01 PM (0jtPF)
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My (Millennial) coworker's go-to names for spoiled entitled bratlings are Declan and Ophelia. I laugh every time because I can just see them at Whole Foods or Mommy and Me.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at September 10, 2017 05:04 PM (qJtVm)

166
And - no one who breastfeeds is an A-cup, at least while they're breastfeeding.
Posted by: bluebell at September 10, 2017 05:03 PM (UoSKV)

I know. I'm pulling your leg of course.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 05:04 PM (0mRoj)

167 Stay dry, FL and GA Morons.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 10, 2017 05:04 PM (X9M8/)

168 145---When the hell did so many young families start eating out so often?
Posted by: JTB at September 10, 2017 04:59 PM (V+03K)
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When Moms started working full-time?
That's my guess.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 10, 2017 05:04 PM (0jtPF)

169 136
OK, wind is picking up, if I disappear, don't be surprised. Will check back in as soon as possible.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 10, 2017 04:57 PM (bIwZ6)


OMG! IT'S STRENGTHENING TO A CAT 5!

Posted by: Shep at September 10, 2017 05:05 PM (sdi6R)

170 Be safe!

You too, Insomniac. Looks like things will start getting a little more active in the coming hours. Hope it lifts soon, I'm running low on Guinness.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 10, 2017 05:05 PM (bIwZ6)

171 YouTube means I can watch storm vids w/o media. But who are the people shooting them? I'm watching one, and he rolls his car window down. Wait...wth?

I guess it is people who stayed.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla at September 10, 2017 05:05 PM (Itc1k)

172 168 145---When the hell did so many young families start eating out so often?
Posted by: JTB at September 10, 2017 04:59 PM (V+03K)
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When Moms started working full-time?
That's my guess.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 10, 2017 05:04 PM (0jtPF)

You're probably right. They should get back in the kitchen where they belong. It's the best for everyone.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 05:05 PM (0mRoj)

173 Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 04:54 PM (PY9jH)

+++

Little Aspen. LOL!

Posted by: washrivergal at September 10, 2017 05:06 PM (7m3t8)

174 You too, Insomniac. Looks like things will start getting a little more active in the coming hours. Hope it lifts soon, I'm running low on Guinness.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 10, 2017 05:05 PM (bIwZ6)

Now that would truly be a disaster!

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 05:06 PM (0mRoj)

175 It's like everyone holds a honorary degree from The Nick Cage School Of Overacting. I can't believe I made it two whole years in CA without blowing my brains out. California is doomed.

Posted by: Bebe Dahl


I don't Nicolas Cage overacts. I think he was just born that way.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 10, 2017 05:06 PM (/qEW2)

176 Yeah not surprised Jane. No place is safe from the hollywierd maggots, even beautiful Sarasota it seems.

Posted by: BebeDahl at September 10, 2017 05:06 PM (yNyJy)

177 Posted by: JTB at September 10, 2017 04:45 PM (V+03K)

I got Thor some pear brandy last year for the First Day of Christmas. He said it was fantastic, and has asked for more. I'll hunt up the name if you're interested.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 10, 2017 05:07 PM (yE+j4)

178 I rarely ever breastfed in public, and when I did, I always had a scarf or shawl to hid baby and booby. No one could see a thing.

Husband's younger brother married the bat shit crazy American born, college educated Paki, and she'd whip her entire giant brown boob out everywhere. My FiL would sit and watch in rapt fascination.

This same idiot wife (now ex, thankfully) was also an uptight prude, raised Muslim.

Go figure.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 05:07 PM (PY9jH)

179 Hope it lifts soon, I'm running low on Guinness.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 10, 2017 05:05 PM (bIwZ6)


Rut roh! Poor planning BB.


Be safe!

Posted by: Tami at September 10, 2017 05:07 PM (Enq6K)

180 Also, loud music pumped into the restaurant drives me nuts, especially at "nicer" restaurants. If you're trying to cover up the fact that the place is one-tenth full, you might want to rethink your restaurant in general.

Posted by: pookysgirl at September 10, 2017 05:08 PM (XKZwp)

181 Has Florida been destroyed yet?


Is Shep still splooging and screeching?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2017 05:08 PM (EyPfd)

182 "You could have taken pictures of me breastfeeding and you wouldn't even know I was doing it."

Yes, and any men who happened to notice would avert their eyes and pretend they hadn't noticed a thing. Ours used to be a civil society.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at September 10, 2017 05:08 PM (398bZ)

183
CNN reports no windspeed in Naples. Guess they never figured out that whole 'eye of the storm' thing.

The webcam I'm watching is vicious. A real treekiller.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at September 10, 2017 05:08 PM (EgwCt)

184 181 Has Florida been destroyed yet?


Is Shep still splooging and screeching?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2017 05:08 PM (EyPfd)

No. Yes.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 05:09 PM (0mRoj)

185 Jane, you have the craziest in-laws.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at September 10, 2017 05:09 PM (qJtVm)

186 Stay safe, Backwards Boy. Poor alcohol planning on your part, however.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 05:09 PM (PY9jH)

187 Irma is currently located just off the West Coast of FL near Naples. It has been downgraded to a cat 2. The WU for stations near Naples are saying wind at 40 mph. If this continues as it moves up the West coast of FL it will be a TD before it hits GA.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 10, 2017 05:09 PM (mpXpK)

188 Mrs. Franpsycho caused a little stir a few years ago when she posted a comment on sfgate about kids and restaurants.

Apparently she's against 'em.

She was miffed that we had arranged for a sitter so we could go out for a special dinner that was ruined by kids that were not home with a sitter.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 10, 2017 05:10 PM (EZebt)

189 While I don't like noise, and DESPISE most live music performed in restaurants, the real enjoyment-killer for me is telescreens. When I go out to dinner I don't need to watch a bunch of damned idiots on ESPN talking about draft picks, or this week's episode of Stupid People In Contrived Situations, or the god-damned real estate shows. And I don't want to have the flickering image distracting me and my companions.

Posted by: Trimegistus at September 10, 2017 05:10 PM (pSzFK)

190 Jane, you have the craziest in-laws.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at September 10, 2017 05:09 PM (qJtVm)


I've been urged by friends to write a book.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 05:10 PM (PY9jH)

191 Really? I like Sarasota, although I haven't been in a long time.

I had the worst job interview ever there once. The guy who interviewed me was a huge prick for some reason. I got up and left before it was over. While I walked to the car, I called the placement service that sent me there and told them alllll about it.

I later had a job there and the boss actually expected me to come in during a hurricane after the po-po had asked everybody to stay off the roads (this was back in '05 or thereabouts). I told him over the phone, "Are you serious?" Some people actually went to work.

Too many strange things happened to me over there. Couldn't wait to get back here.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 10, 2017 05:10 PM (bIwZ6)

192 170
Hope it lifts soon, I'm running low on Guinness.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 10, 2017 05:05 PM (bIwZ6)


I have about 14 cases of Yuengling if you need any. And can get to Pennsylvania.

Yeah, I'm a prepper.

Posted by: rickl at September 10, 2017 05:12 PM (sdi6R)

193 NIPPLES ON IRMA?!?
IS SHE HOT?

Posted by: scrood at September 10, 2017 05:12 PM (cQdY5)

194 160 ... "Aw jeez, this reminds me of piling into the way-back of our Rambler station wagon, going to the A&W and eating burgers and fries IN THE CAR!"

LOL! We had that Rambler station wagon and it was a HUGE day when an A and W opened in town. On trips, typical meals were picnics IN THE CAR of PB and J sammiches, chips, and Kool-Aid.

Posted by: JTB at September 10, 2017 05:12 PM (V+03K)

195 One time it was me, and a party of about four at another table at the other end of the restaurant. They were talking so loudly it was like they were sitting next to me. I gathered my courage and asked them to speak quieter. Woman looked at me like I'd just told her I had leprosy

I also hate when people talk about disgusting things, like the details of their latest operation, and do so loudly. Although way too many people speak too loudly in restaurants.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at September 10, 2017 05:13 PM (uKWAY)

196 One of my sister's best friends works in a Ft. Lauderdale ad agency. They stayed open on Friday and told their employees to Be There.

That's kind of cold. My husband shut his business down Friday. And we're "just" getting a tropical storm.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 05:13 PM (PY9jH)

197 The hurricane is headed to Utah to take care of the Mormons.

Posted by: freaked at September 10, 2017 05:13 PM (BO/km)

198 Irma is currently located just off the West Coast of FL near Naples. It has been downgraded to a cat 2. The WU for stations near Naples are saying wind at 40 mph. If this continues as it moves up the West coast of FL it will be a TD before it hits GA.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 10, 2017 05:09 PM (mpXpK)


It seems the 'end of the world as we know it' scenario for Florida is premature. Since the eye came into Naples - Tampa is spared.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at September 10, 2017 05:14 PM (EgwCt)

199 Weather Channel showing their reporter standing in the eye of Irma in Naples.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 05:14 PM (PY9jH)

200 In my defense, I worked myself into a furious thirst prepping stately Casa Backwardio for Irma.

I'm still sore.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 10, 2017 05:14 PM (bIwZ6)

201 MORE MEN?!?

THIS PLACE IS TURNING INTO A SAUSAGE FEST!

Posted by: scrood at September 10, 2017 05:14 PM (cQdY5)

202 196 That's kind of cold. My husband shut his business down Friday. And we're "just" getting a tropical storm.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 05:13 PM (PY9jH)

As I said above, it has already been downgraded to a cat 2 and will probably not even be a storm by the time it hits GA. And the current track doesn't even come near Savannah.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 10, 2017 05:15 PM (mpXpK)

203 Excessive noise levels at restaurants will keep my wife and me from returning to them. Extreme noise seems to be part of the experience at places with the trendy industrial look and feel. Generally the noise is not even due to loud music, its just simply a lack of any sound dampening.

Posted by: Cumberland Astro at September 10, 2017 05:15 PM (CRJOc)

204 As the reporter in Naples is showing the eye, a car speeds past.

Over/under the driver is making a run to a friend's for more liquor?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 05:15 PM (PY9jH)

205 Over/under the driver is making a run to a friend's for more liquor?

Quick, somebody go flag them down!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 10, 2017 05:17 PM (bIwZ6)

206 A good friend of mine has a new grand-daughter named Aspen, much to granny's dismay!
I tell her to just be thankful it isn't "Gaia" or "Diversity."

Posted by: Margarita DeVille


Well, the Puritans named their children with names that reflected things they value, Prudence, Constance, Increase, etc.

Why shouldn't the new Puritans also name their kids accordingly?

Progressive Jones, Genderfluid Blain, Otherkin Smith, Climate Jenkins, etc.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 10, 2017 05:18 PM (/qEW2)

207 Peaches I did the same thing. Bought my home without seeing anything but photos. It was scary, and the home had problems, still does, but I still don't regret the move. I just tackle one hurdle to the next of home ownership. But isn't that what everyone has to do? Miss the CA weather when the weather is gnarly here, but that is all I miss. I don't even miss the beach, because the beach drastically changed from when I lived in Redondo Beach back in the 70s. Now the whole strand sucks, from Seal Beach to Malibu to even farther north in SB.Without a doubt CA is doomed unless a very, very good deal happens. MAGA! :-)

Posted by: BebeDahl at September 10, 2017 05:18 PM (yNyJy)

208 177 ... Tammy, Thanks. I would really appreciate the name of the pear brandy. I've heard the good stuff, like good Calvados, is excellent but haven't tried any yet.

Posted by: JTB at September 10, 2017 05:18 PM (V+03K)

209 190 Jane, you have the craziest in-laws.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at September 10, 2017 05:09 PM (qJtVm)

I've been urged by friends to write a book.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 05:10 PM (PY9jH)

I'd put my in-laws up against anyone's any day any time. Hands down....

Posted by: Tami at September 10, 2017 05:18 PM (Enq6K)

210 Jane D'oh made me hungry for pasta and meatballs. Those triscuits with cheese and mustard sound relish, too.

Posted by: NaughtyPine - Public intellectual at September 10, 2017 05:19 PM (G8B7r)

211
Which is up in another tab! I've been working on it all day since church. My eyes are bleary.



Posted by: bluebell at September 10, 2017 05:02 PM (UoSKV)

My offers to help have been disregarded, don't know why Weasel even asked me if I'd like to help.

Posted by: Miley, commoner at September 10, 2017 05:20 PM (Id9+8)

212 Over/under the driver is making a run to a friend's for more liquor?



Quick, somebody go flag them down!



Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 10, 2017 05:17 PM (bIwZ6)

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 05:21 PM (EgOr3)

213 My current red-chili-flake standin : Aleppo pepper . Lovely flavor without a lot of hot. Hot can be added from otger sources.

Posted by: Corndog at September 10, 2017 05:21 PM (0sut5)

214 I'd put my in-laws up against anyone's any day any time. Hands down....

Posted by: Tami at September 10, 2017 05:18 PM (Enq6K)


Yeah, your MiL sounds crazy. Mine is at least no longer meaner than a junkyard dog. Thank you, old age.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 05:21 PM (PY9jH)

215 206 A good friend of mine has a new grand-daughter named Aspen, much to granny's dismay!
I tell her to just be thankful it isn't "Gaia" or "Diversity."

Posted by: Margarita DeVille

Well, the Puritans named their children with names that reflected things they value, Prudence, Constance, Increase, etc.

Why shouldn't the new Puritans also name their kids accordingly?

Progressive Jones, Genderfluid Blain, Otherkin Smith, Climate Jenkins, etc.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 10, 2017 05:18 PM (/qEW2)

Sounds like an SJW hit there: The Continuing Adventures of Progressive Jones. Or the mysteries left unsolved by huge detective Genderfluid Blain: no one can use clues because it's wrong to assume anything!

Posted by: NaughtyPine - Public intellectual at September 10, 2017 05:22 PM (G8B7r)

216 "Irma is currently located just off the West Coast of FL near Naples.
It has been downgraded to a cat 2. The WU for stations near Naples are
saying wind at 40 mph. If this continues as it moves up the West coast
of FL it will be a TD before it hits GA.



Posted by: Vic We Have No Party"

If this keeps up Irma will be the biggest threat to life and property fail since the Death Blizzard last year that shut down all of Atlanta for three days failed to produce even a dusting of cover. I might not even move my patio furniture inside this evening.


Posted by: Ripley at September 10, 2017 05:22 PM (MxEKc)

217 I'd put my in-laws up against anyone's any day any time. Hands down....
Posted by: Tami at September 10, 2017 05:18 PM (Enq6K)

Heh, I think *we* are the weird in-laws in my extended family.

Posted by: PaleRider at September 10, 2017 05:23 PM (8qFZP)

218 >>I finally got around to watching 'Burnt' over the weekend. Some good
moments, but a lot of inane and annoying political correctness to it.

Oy! There's eccentric and then there's insane and self-destructive. Haaaated that movie.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 10, 2017 05:23 PM (W+vEI)

219 Okay. So now Irma is downgraded to a CAT 2. Thank G-d.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 05:24 PM (PY9jH)

220 Miley, we are just about to get to the stage where we do need help. You will be getting an email soon, I promise.

Posted by: bluebell at September 10, 2017 05:24 PM (UoSKV)

221
"No young human being, any more than a young dog, has the least claim to attractiveness unless it is trained to manners and obedience. The child that whines, interrupts, fusses, fidgets, and does nothing that it is told to do, has not the least power of attraction for any one, even though it may have the features of an angel and be dressed like a picture. Another that may have no claim to beauty whatever, but that is sweet and nicely behaved, exerts charm over every one.

"When possible, a child should be taken away the instant it becomes disobedient. It soon learns that it can not "stay with mother" unless it is well-behaved. This means that it learns self-control in babyhood. Not only must children obey, but they must never be allowed to "show off" or become pert, or to contradict or to answer back; and after having been told "no," they must never be allowed by persistent nagging to win "yes."

"A child that loses its temper, that teases, that is petulant and disobedient, and a nuisance to everybody, is merely a victim, poor little thing, of parents who have been too incompetent or negligent to train it to obedience. Moreover, that same child when grown will be the first to resent and blame the mother's mistaken "spoiling" and lack of good sense."

Emily Post, Etiquette (1922)

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 10, 2017 05:24 PM (vZvre)

222 Posted by: BebeDahl at September 10, 2017 05:18 PM (yNyJy)

OMG, I thought nobody did that but me (buying sight unseen)! This place was fully remodeled by the seller for his elderly parents, less than 3 years ago. It's in absolutely turnkey move-in condition. Even a new energy efficient AC/heat pump in Jan 2015 with a 10 year transferable warranty. I just turned 66, I'm not lookin' for a project, just a place to crawl off and wait for death in comfort, lol!

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 05:24 PM (EgOr3)

223 206---Well, the Puritans named their children with names that reflected things they value, Prudence, Constance, Increase, etc.

Why shouldn't the new Puritans also name their kids accordingly?

Progressive Jones, Genderfluid Blain, Otherkin Smith, Climate Jenkins, etc.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 10, 2017 05:18 PM (/qEW2)
-----------------------------------
Excellent point.
Diversity, Safety, and Inclusion are nice names too.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 10, 2017 05:24 PM (0jtPF)

224 Did the family trip from Baltimore to Ft Walton Beach in the 60's.

In the back of the family Rambler Station Wagon.

Three days traveling down.

Three days traveling back.
No interstate.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2017 05:25 PM (EyPfd)

225 My dinner guests are usually well....dinner.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 10, 2017 05:25 PM (nmr2M)

226 >>>As I said above, it has already been downgraded to a cat 2 and will probably not even be a storm by the time it hits GA.

I've decided to be merciful. But do not test my patience with your insolence. I could easily upgrade this storm to be Cat 5 or higher if I wished.

Posted by: Jennifer Lawrence at September 10, 2017 05:25 PM (/qEW2)

227 i could write an encyclopedia on idiot inlaws.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 10, 2017 05:25 PM (KP5rU)

228 Seems like buying a home sight unseen would require trusting people you've never met. I could never do that.

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee - Molson labe! at September 10, 2017 05:27 PM (r48AQ)

229
Naples webcam looks like 20 mph winds. Probably not much left of eye of the storm now.

Tampa/St.Pete won't be under 20 feet of storm surge. Maybe a couple feet higher at high tide.

Worst case scenario over. Irma is dying. Quickly.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at September 10, 2017 05:28 PM (EgwCt)

230 223. Potatx Anderson.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 10, 2017 05:28 PM (fA1SL)

231 221---Emily Post, Etiquette (1922)
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 10, 2017 05:24 PM (vZvre)
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How far we have fallen.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 10, 2017 05:28 PM (0jtPF)

232 Posted by: JTB at September 10, 2017 05:18 PM (V+03K)

It's called Xante, with an accent on the "e" .

I honestly do not know if it's a good brand or not; I am limited to what the liquor store can order for me, since it's illegal to ship alcohol to Arkansas, due to something called barrel tax (?!)

But Thor really liked it! I had a sip and it was good to me, too; pretty sweet, though. (I'm not a drinker, so my opinion is worth what you paid for it! )

I am sure it's nothing like Calvados, quality wise, because this wasn't that expensive.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 10, 2017 05:29 PM (yE+j4)

233 Mom used to wait til the frittata was set, then covered the pan with a corningware plate. She inverted the pan to release the frittata onto the plate, then let it cook a bit longer before serving. She used spinach, asparagus, bell pepper to create the dish, whatever was on hand. Dad is the one who added potatoes.

Posted by: kallisto at September 10, 2017 05:29 PM (AAbgH)

234

Worst case scenario over. Irma is dying. Quickly.


Looks like an early night for Irma.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 10, 2017 05:29 PM (oVJmc)

235 OMG, I thought nobody did that but me (buying sight unseen)!

Same here! We've done this twice now--once when moving from Ohio to Wyoming, and once when moving back. Seems to work out for us.

Posted by: April at September 10, 2017 05:29 PM (e8PP1)

236 232. Sounds like kruskovac. Tasty stuff, but a bit sweet. More of a liqueur, to my memory.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 10, 2017 05:30 PM (fA1SL)

237 'Worst case scenario over. Irma is dying. Quickly.'

Maybe they reversed the HARP machine. Either that or Mother Nature just got bored.

Posted by: freaked at September 10, 2017 05:30 PM (BO/km)

238 If it is fizzling out though that's very very good.

Posted by: freaked at September 10, 2017 05:31 PM (BO/km)

239 230 223. Potatx Anderson.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 10, 2017 05:28 PM (fA1SL)
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No, no, no!
Even the average lefty would crack up at that one!
Can't have that!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 10, 2017 05:32 PM (0jtPF)

240 Be gone, Irma! If she fizzles out bigly, it will be prayers answered.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 05:33 PM (PY9jH)

241 Posted by: JTB at September 10, 2017 05:18 PM (V+03K)

And now I see on the label that it's actually just a liqueur with Cognac in it, so never mind!

Sorry about that!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 10, 2017 05:33 PM (yE+j4)

242 Yeah, your MiL sounds crazy. Mine is at least no longer meaner than a junkyard dog. Thank you, old age.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 05:21 PM (PY9jH)


Yes, she's the queen but there are many others.

Posted by: Tami at September 10, 2017 05:33 PM (Enq6K)

243 Be gone, Irma! If she fizzles out bigly, it will be prayers answered.

Not the media's.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 10, 2017 05:34 PM (oVJmc)

244 240--- AMEN.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 10, 2017 05:34 PM (0jtPF)

245 Be gone, Irma! If she fizzles out bigly, it will be prayers answered.

Posted by: Jane D'oh


Not mine!

Posted by: Jennifer Lawrence at September 10, 2017 05:34 PM (/qEW2)

246 Emily Post, Etiquette (1922)

That's excellent advertising for a new product I'm working on: the Hello Kitty Taser.

In pink, naturally.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 10, 2017 05:35 PM (bIwZ6)

247 It's called Xante, with an accent on the "e" .

Huh. I have a laser printer at work with the same name. I didn't know they also made booze.

Posted by: rickl at September 10, 2017 05:35 PM (sdi6R)

248 This probably has been mentioned. But I hate restaurants that are so dark reading the menu is a struggle. Was at Buffalo Wild Wings for a work lunch it was really dark and the menu had a black background making it even harder to read.

Posted by: X-ray at September 10, 2017 05:35 PM (vzgzF)

249 April, are you anywhere near Cleveland in Ohio? I wish I lived closer to some 'Ettes.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at September 10, 2017 05:35 PM (uKWAY)

250 Posted by: April at September 10, 2017 05:29 PM (e8PP1)

That is like balm to my soul, April! Thank you. I have a darling realtor who has been great. And a very sweet mortgage broker. Along with a lovely friend who, out of the blue, about a month ago, said "I will drive your moving truck for you!" I said, I'll pay you, he's all, I have plenty of money. I feel really blessed.

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 05:35 PM (EgOr3)

251 Oy! There's eccentric and then there's insane and self-destructive. Haaaated that movie.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 10, 2017 05:23 PM (W+vEI)


I think it provided a needed counter-point to a certain drug-addict 'chef' who still does the tv stuff who glorified his own drug abuse. There was no glorification. He got beat up, lost the love of his life, went into hiding for years, and was rejected by nearly everyone.

But I saw a lot of controlling behavior, obnoxious controlling behavior that he somehow gets away with. I expected some revelation about upscale cooking, perhaps. All I got was sous-vide and butter.

D'uh.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at September 10, 2017 05:35 PM (EgwCt)

252 I'm watching the NBC coverage of the storm, can some stop sign god please send a message to a reporter as a message not to stand out there in the storm? Thanks.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 10, 2017 05:36 PM (6Ll1u)

253 Yes, she's the queen but there are many others.

Posted by: Tami at September 10, 2017 05:33 PM (Enq6K


Are they all in your area? I wouldn't have moved back to ATL with a gun to my head.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 05:36 PM (PY9jH)

254 More of a liqueur, to my memory.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 10, 2017 05:30 PM (fA1SL)


Yes, I just looked at the label online, and it's a liqueur, mixed with Cognac.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 10, 2017 05:36 PM (yE+j4)

255 Irma can head to Baltimore.

We're ready!!

https://www.amazon.com/photos/share/mqjgwbx
s6Bvvbj6Tlz0NdhEdNy9WZokd0fMxhYNrdhW

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2017 05:36 PM (EyPfd)

256 No, really.

It's just marshmallow creme

(Shit!)

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2017 05:37 PM (EyPfd)

257 @243 missed it by >< that much.

Posted by: Jennifer Lawrence at September 10, 2017 05:37 PM (/qEW2)

258 Well, my guys came home, refreshed their drinks and grabbed some hot peppers and some kudu pate we brought back from S. Africa, and they're off to a "hurricane" party at a friends. I declined to go and get wet and cold on the ride over.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 05:39 PM (PY9jH)

259 Sounds great Peaches. I am meeting a furnace guy this week. Ack! Had to get a new roof three years ago. Got some plumbing issues still to tackle too. But all in all, whenever home issues arise, I can call for a plumber or a furnace guy, and it's a safe bet they're gonna speak Americano;-) NOR try to convert me to Scientology;-)

Posted by: BebeDahl at September 10, 2017 05:39 PM (yNyJy)

260 Glad to hear that - apparently - Irma is under-performing, apocalypse-wise. Good news for all.


Posted by: rhomboid at September 10, 2017 05:39 PM (QDnY+)

261 255 Irma can head to Baltimore.

We're ready!!

https://www.amazon.com/photos/share/m
qjgwbxs6Bvvbj6Tlz0NdhEdNy9WZokd0fMxhYNrdhW
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2017 05:36 PM (EyPfd)


LOL.

That's a mighty long URL for such a small photo. That even increased the margins on my desktop monitor. I'm sure you'll get grief from the phone users.

Posted by: rickl at September 10, 2017 05:40 PM (sdi6R)

262 Irma is pickjng up steam, moving N at 14mph, at that rate might hit Georga Thursday

Posted by: Skip at September 10, 2017 05:41 PM (pPKG5)

263 Are they all in your area? I wouldn't have moved back to ATL with a gun to my head.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 05:36 PM (PY9jH)

Thankfully, no. My husband is the oldest of 7. His mother has like 35 grandchildren. I've lost count on the great-grandchildren (around 25?) and I think 2 great-great grandchildren.

The crazy is spread from coast to coast. But there are enough close by.

Posted by: Tami at September 10, 2017 05:41 PM (Enq6K)

264 If the hurricane was as small as the comments, nobody would be in danger.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 10, 2017 05:41 PM (6Ll1u)

265 Peaches, we need to break bread before you leave.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy sonobi whatever the fuck that is at September 10, 2017 05:42 PM (hscyr)

266 Thankfully, no. My husband is the oldest of 7. His
mother has like 35 grandchildren. I've lost count on the
great-grandchildren (around 25?) and I think 2 great-great
grandchildren.



The crazy is spread from coast to coast. But there are enough close by.

Posted by: Tami at September 10, 2017 05:41 PM (Enq6K)




Holidays must be a blast.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 05:42 PM (PY9jH)

267 "That even increased the margins on my desktop monitor. I'm sure you'll get grief from the phone users."

I see that.

It's something I need to try to work on.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2017 05:42 PM (EyPfd)

268 I had to turn on Fox just to watch Shep's disappointment.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 05:43 PM (PY9jH)

269
That's a mighty long URL for such a small photo. That even increased the margins on my desktop monitor. I'm sure you'll get grief from the phone users.
Posted by: rickl at September 10, 2017 05:40 PM (sdi6R)


Dammit. Consider this my statement of grief, VIA.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 05:44 PM (0mRoj)

270 232 ... Tammy, Thanks for the pear brandy name. Xante is less expensive than some but gets great reviews. (I just checked.) It is a four year old cognac infused with pears then aged in oak barrels. It isn't sold in Virginia but can be ordered.
If Thor hasn't done this, tell him to try it on ice. Some of the reviews said it changes the taste profile slightly, bringing out different qualities. It sounds like it would be good in a cup of strong tea.

Posted by: JTB at September 10, 2017 05:44 PM (V+03K)

271 Noise in restaurants can indeed ruin them. I thought that for everything above the most basic mom/pop local place, there was *some* understanding of this. Bistro-environment, family restaurant, steakhouse - they each have their own style and noise level. But like CBD and others, seems that more and more places don't match their noise to their overall niche.

And that's important, at least to us, because we've dramatically reduced our restaurant-going, though mostly because the value proposition has collapsed. Most places are *so* expensive now, for what you get. Not even a close call.

We're decent cooks, and the epicurean revolution has meant available ingredients are now about limitless (SoCal area), so ..... fewer and fewer compelling reasons to eat out, when the price will equal 2-4 meals at home.


Posted by: rhomboid at September 10, 2017 05:44 PM (QDnY+)

272 My offers to help have been disregarded, don't know why Weasel even asked me if I'd like to help.
Posted by: Miley, commoner at September 10, 2017 05:20 PM (Id9+
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Not disregarded - were just proceeding methodically! You will be getting an email soon!

Posted by: Weasel at September 10, 2017 05:46 PM (Sfs6o)

273 The Naples webcam looks like nothing much is happening. Is it in the eye?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHvs1MdF04c

Posted by: rickl at September 10, 2017 05:47 PM (sdi6R)

274 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHvs1MdF04c

Naples, right now. In the eye of the storm. Palms, which were leaning to right, now show wind direction from left.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at September 10, 2017 05:48 PM (EgwCt)

275 Holidays must be a blast.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 05:42 PM (PY9jH)


I only invite the ones I like. I'm trying to figure out a way I can not invite my MIL.


I'm thinking "Oh...did I forget to call you?" might not work.

Posted by: Tami at September 10, 2017 05:48 PM (Enq6K)

276 Sorry for the blown seal.

Got it figured out now for in the future

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2017 05:48 PM (EyPfd)

277 We have a local weather idiot who is absolutely hysterical. He's a climate change enthusiast, and was just now screeching at anyone thinking of telling friends and family to return to Savannah that we're still all going to die, and "Imagine driving down I-16 in those big trucks and things YOU PEOPLE drive." He's a transplant from the Land of People Who Are Smarter Than We-Uns.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 05:50 PM (PY9jH)

278 If you have to eat, eat don't talk.

Posted by: Tuco at September 10, 2017 05:50 PM (IqV8l)

279 I have been craving beef. The prices are out of this world. I finally bought a chuck roast on Fri. and cooked in the crookpot with onion soup, beef broth, some red wine and veggies. It was so yummy. Hamburger just doesn't cut it.

Posted by: Infidel at September 10, 2017 05:50 PM (mxS7w)

280 Oh yeah. I'm writing a sermon 'Carbonators in the Hands of an Angry Gaia'. It's going to trigger the First Great Woke-ening.

Posted by: Jennifer Lawrence at September 10, 2017 05:51 PM (/qEW2)

281 Gah. Husband just texted me. Another couple are coming to the "party" including the hyperactive wife.

What part of "I'd just like to stay in and be cozy in this weather" can he NOT understand?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 05:52 PM (PY9jH)

282 "I have been craving beef. The prices are out of this world. "

Is it just around here, but has bacon had a huge surge in price as well?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2017 05:52 PM (EyPfd)

283 Sorry for the blown seal.

Keep my sex life out of it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 10, 2017 05:52 PM (bIwZ6)

284 278 If you have to eat, eat don't talk.
Posted by: Tuco at September 10, 2017 05:50 PM (IqV8l)


I can't stand it when people talk with their mouth full anyway.

Posted by: rickl at September 10, 2017 05:52 PM (sdi6R)

285 I did get some good bacon on 'sale' for 4.99. Geez, I know it's good but fk.

Posted by: Infidel at September 10, 2017 05:53 PM (mxS7w)

286 I can't stand it when people talk with their mouth full anyway.

Posted by: rickl at September 10, 2017 05:52 PM (sdi6R)


This is about your hatred of mailmen, isn't it?

Posted by: John Kasich at September 10, 2017 05:53 PM (PY9jH)

287 I like to tell people who are eating..."Hey, don't chew with your mouth full".

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2017 05:54 PM (EyPfd)

288 Old people to out to eat early, catching the early bird specials. This spreads the evening crowd and the eateries can serve more peeps.

But the real reason old people started going out to eat early is that they are pissed off and don't want to be bothered with crowds.

Survey Monkey talked to 65,000 of them and says oldsters are pissed, but mainly at media and they love them some Trump. I've never seen numbers like this about any subject. Any. Subject.

http://bit.ly/2gVCjHt

Posted by: Meremortal at September 10, 2017 05:54 PM (3myMJ)

289 Media seems disappointed Irma is petering out.

Posted by: Infidel at September 10, 2017 05:55 PM (mxS7w)

290 Hey Jane, the weather hysterical idiot is the bad guy in Poltergeist2. He gets around - "Ya'all gonna die!"

Posted by: BebeDahl at September 10, 2017 05:55 PM (yNyJy)

291 I blame Terence Conran for starting the trend of acoustically harsh spaces with high noise lenels.

Posted by: ChupaMe at September 10, 2017 05:56 PM (irEaO)

292 Media seems disappointed Irma is petering out.

Media is sensationalistic scum.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 10, 2017 05:57 PM (oVJmc)

293 >37 O/T Husband just said Hurricane Jose looks like it's going to follow the same path as Irma.

I just can't even. So sick of this crap.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 04:16 PM (PY9jH)

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I would have thought that the layer of hot water that powers the storm would be used up.

Last I head Jose was predicted to travel to Maryland. But predictions don't appear to be very reliable.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at September 10, 2017 05:57 PM (t5m5e)

294 "Survey Monkey talked to 65,000 of them and says oldsters are pissed, but mainly at media and they love them some Trump. I've never seen numbers like this about any subject. Any. Subject. "

Is that survey legit?

That's some serious Dayum!!!!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2017 05:57 PM (EyPfd)

295 Saw a video some news crew shot in Ft. Lauderdale, of a gang of Obama's FL sons looting an athletic clothing store.

No doubt just stocking up on hurricane essentials.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 10, 2017 05:57 PM (BXf9o)

296 Saw a video some news crew shot in Ft. Lauderdale, of a gang of Obama's FL sons looting an athletic clothing store.



No doubt just stocking up on hurricane essentials.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 10, 2017 05:57 PM (BXf9o)


Bastards.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 05:59 PM (PY9jH)

297 No doubt just stocking up on hurricane essentials.

Rescuing some Air Jordans from the threat of water.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 10, 2017 05:59 PM (bIwZ6)

298
Hmm. Cat 2 hurricane, microburst, or tornado? All can occur in my area.

Given a choice, I'll take the Cat 2.

But the MSM seems committed to wrenching every ounce of fear out of Irma.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at September 10, 2017 06:00 PM (EgwCt)

299 It's not looting if you need it.

Posted by: SJW media at September 10, 2017 06:00 PM (IqV8l)

300 "I have been craving beef. The prices are out of this world. "

Is it just around here, but has bacon had a huge surge in price as well?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice


Yes it has, for several years (I'm in NY).

This is why I have a hard time taking government officials seriously who care about "price gouging".

They let hordes of illegals in here, who despoil supermarkets like locusts, reducing supplies. As a result, prices go up. Even if they don't immediately raise taxes to cover entitlements, inflation they create acts as a hidden tax.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 10, 2017 06:00 PM (/qEW2)

301 276 Sorry for the blown seal.

Got it figured out now for in the future
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2017 05:48 PM (EyPfd)
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The easiest thing is to slip Ace a few really big ones.
The you can get the platinum yurl and not have to bother with the tin one.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 10, 2017 06:00 PM (0jtPF)

302 Last I head Jose was predicted to travel to Maryland. But predictions don't appear to be very reliable.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug


I'll bus him into the proper community, in order to help readjust the demographics.

Posted by: G. Soros at September 10, 2017 06:02 PM (/qEW2)

303 Having home made Chicken Stew for dinner tonight. There is still plenty for leftovers tomorrow when the winds and heavy rain hit here in the Upstate of SC.

As far as Shep Smith, why does he always sound like his boyfriend is humping him while he breathlessly reports any type of exciting news? I'm just sayin'.

Posted by: Traveling Man at September 10, 2017 06:02 PM (R5lpX)

304 299 It's not looting if you need it.
_____________

Who needs a track suit and 10 pair of Air Jordans?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 10, 2017 06:02 PM (BXf9o)

305 293 >37 O/T Husband just said Hurricane Jose looks like it's going to follow the same path as Irma.

I just can't even. So sick of this crap.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 04:16 PM (PY9jH)

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I would have thought that the layer of hot water that powers the storm would be used up.

Last I head Jose was predicted to travel to Maryland. But predictions don't appear to be very reliable.

I'm not trying to be a dick here but I'm not sure where Mr. D'oh is getting his information. The current forecast from NOAA shows Jose moving in loop east of the Bahamas.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 06:03 PM (0mRoj)

306 They let hordes of illegals in here, who despoil
supermarkets like locusts, reducing supplies. As a result, prices go up.
Even if they don't immediately raise taxes to cover entitlements,
inflation they create acts as a hidden tax.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 10, 2017 06:00 PM (/qEW2)

This, daily fishwrap had a story today. 2 little girls found dead in a little town called Norwood. Hatians and Jamacians. fks.

Posted by: Infidel at September 10, 2017 06:04 PM (mxS7w)

307 "Who needs a track suit and 10 pair of Air Jordans?"

*Raises paws*

Posted by: The Dindu Clan at September 10, 2017 06:04 PM (EyPfd)

308 Cowboys must be playing at home tonight. Lots of private jets flying over me this afternoon.

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee - Molson labe! at September 10, 2017 06:04 PM (r48AQ)

309 Sorry for the blown seal.

Keep my sex life out of it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy

====

Just tell them it was ice cream.

Posted by: that penguin at September 10, 2017 06:05 PM (/qEW2)

310 But all in all, whenever home issues arise, I can
call for a plumber or a furnace guy, and it's a safe bet they're gonna
speak Americano;-) NOR try to convert me to Scientology;-)

Posted by: BebeDahl at September 10, 2017 05:39 PM (yNyJy)
One of my most-anticipated thrills is to never, ever hear anyone halblaing espanol or routing through the recycle bin outside my freakin' window ever again. Scientologists leave me alone, pretty sure they don't want any part of me, lol!

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 06:06 PM (EgOr3)

311 295 Saw a video some news crew shot in Ft. Lauderdale, of a gang of Obama's FL sons looting an athletic clothing store.

No doubt just stocking up on hurricane essentials.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 10, 2017 05:57 PM (BXf9o)


Saw a news story somewhere that the cops arrested 9 looters. I'll see if I can find it and where it was.

Posted by: Tami at September 10, 2017 06:06 PM (Enq6K)

312 red pepper flakes: essential. Unruly brats in restaurants- should be illegal.

Posted by: kallisto at September 10, 2017 06:07 PM (AAbgH)

313 Found a recipe for a baked chicken you make in the crock pot. Place carrots, celery and onion on bottom of cooker. Rub chicken with special rub (ask me if you are interested) and place whole chicken on top of veggies. Cook for about 8 hours for a 4-5 lb chicken. Remove chicken and place in 9x5 pan and cook in 400 oven until skin crisps, about 5 to 10 minutes. Supposedly placing the chicken on top of the veggies will keep it from completely falling apart when you try to remove it from the crock pot.. It's cooking now so we shall see. Sure smells good!

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at September 10, 2017 06:07 PM (CNHr1)

314 'I would have thought that the layer of hot water that powers the storm would be used up.'


According to Bill Nelson (I), that should cause the water to go down:

"And when water is heated, what happens, it expands. And that's the phenomenon of sea level rise. "

Posted by: freaked at September 10, 2017 06:08 PM (BO/km)

315 I have 12 ozs of smoked pork shoulder that I have to use today, I'm going to spice it up a bit while pan frying it. Carnitas if you will, and make a batch of pork enchiladas with green chile sauce. Got beans and rice planned, avocados and cilantro are green vegetables right? I should probably put a lime in my beer just in case.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 10, 2017 06:09 PM (6Ll1u)

316 Jewells!!!

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 06:09 PM (EgOr3)

317 Kip Addota's Wet Dream.

https://youtu.be/6l1GvDWtccI

For the halibut.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 10, 2017 06:10 PM (bIwZ6)

318 Weather Underground shows Jose making a loop over the next few days, then maybe heading westward again. But it's getting out of the tropics, so it will probably weaken. It might affect the East Coast in about a week, but probably won't be a huge deal.

https://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/atlantic
/2017/hurricane-jose

Posted by: rickl at September 10, 2017 06:10 PM (sdi6R)

319 Here's the video of the looters:

https://tinyurl.com/y8wo6geb

Story says a nearby Foot Locker store was also looted. Probably by the same gang of thugs.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 10, 2017 06:10 PM (BXf9o)

320 Hi Peaches!!! How are ya girlfriend?

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at September 10, 2017 06:11 PM (CNHr1)

321 Meremortal those survey results are believable, but it would be nice to see the "cross-tabs" (demographics) of the respondents (might have missed that, skimmed the PDF). With such a ginormous N (65K+), one would hope the sample is well distributed. It's especially easy to believe that the absolute hysteria of the Dems, media, and pop culture in reaction to der Trumpenfuhrer - including its crudity and silliness - would mostly help him with an older demo.

Its absolute accuracy or pertinence perhaps changing over time, still love the quip (Scott Adams?) about "this is the part of the movie where the scientists and leaders figure out that the atomic bombs and electrical shocks only make the monster stronger".

Posted by: rhomboid at September 10, 2017 06:12 PM (QDnY+)

322 "But the real reason old people started going out to eat early is that they are pissed off and don't want to be bothered with crowds."

When my parents go "out to dinner," they skip lunch go at about 3PM.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at September 10, 2017 06:12 PM (398bZ)

323 Jewells did you see on the book thread around comment 94 -97?

Posted by: Skip at September 10, 2017 06:12 PM (pPKG5)

324 320
Hi Peaches!!! How are ya girlfriend?

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at September 10, 2017 06:11 PM (CNHr1)
Heh, freaking out, but doing a major purge prior to the Big Move. How are you doing? Life was not being kind to you, last I checked in. Things any better?

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 06:13 PM (EgOr3)

325 Emily Post, Etiquette (1922)

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh


Ho Lee Foooook. Those 3 paragraphs could solve 99% of our problems, if put into practice.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 10, 2017 06:14 PM (/qEW2)

326 retro steakhouse vibe- Harry's Savoy in NoDel. Right across the state line. My friends make the trek from hipster infested PHL to dine there.

Posted by: kallisto at September 10, 2017 06:14 PM (AAbgH)

327 Cripes, watching this Colts-Rams game, it's not gonna be easy to get on the Colts train, even as a courtesy.

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 06:15 PM (EgOr3)

328 Tinfoil do you always smoke the pork before the frying part, for carnitas? I was thinking of doing a shoulder in the slow cooker first, then break up and slow fry. Also, do you braise in citrus of some sort? Was thinking I'd use OJ in the slow cooker.

Don't know how long you've been where you are, but a ways back, Olamendi's had fantastic carnitas. Heard it went downhill years ago, has been an age since I've been there.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 10, 2017 06:15 PM (QDnY+)

329 When my 80 year old widower father goes out to eat...it's 3:30-4:00.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2017 06:15 PM (EyPfd)

330 Thank you Skip. I wrote it down.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at September 10, 2017 06:16 PM (CNHr1)

331 Ho Lee Foooook. Those 3 paragraphs could solve 99% of our problems, if put into practice.

But, but, but, those are bourgeois values that are just so terribly harmful that they can never ever be mentioned. Ever. By anybody. Ever.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 10, 2017 06:17 PM (bIwZ6)

332 Peaches.. it's been pretty rough. All his friends have abandoned him. He spends most evenings alone watching movies. I spend as much time as I can with him.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at September 10, 2017 06:18 PM (CNHr1)

333 BB, yep. That's why kids and grands have manners and common courtesy.

Posted by: Infidel at September 10, 2017 06:19 PM (mxS7w)

334 Speaking of Food Thread there is a new Walking Dead tonight

Posted by: Skip at September 10, 2017 06:19 PM (pPKG5)

335
Those 3 paragraphs could solve 99% of our problems, if put into practice.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 10, 2017 06:14 PM (/qEW2)


A book still worth reading. It's not really about which fork to put on the table, but about things like restraint, courtesy, dignity, presenting a good face to the world. You know, stuff no one seems to do nowadays.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 10, 2017 06:19 PM (X9M8/)

336 time to go heat up baked potato chive soup acquired at farmers market.

Posted by: kallisto at September 10, 2017 06:20 PM (AAbgH)

337 OT/

It must be the start of autumn; I'm now hearing "Vampire Weekend" and "Fun" being played on the radio again.

Posted by: Serious Cat at September 10, 2017 06:20 PM (p70s5)

338 Yeah Peaches, hear that. CA could enter dumpster diving as a valid sport for The Olympics.

Posted by: BebeDahl at September 10, 2017 06:20 PM (yNyJy)

339 Sad I can't stay up to see it in real time.

Posted by: Skip at September 10, 2017 06:20 PM (pPKG5)

340 175 It's like everyone holds a honorary degree from The Nick Cage School Of Overacting. I can't believe I made it two whole years in CA without blowing my brains out. California is doomed.

Posted by: Bebe Dahl

I don't Nicolas Cage overacts. I think he was just born that way.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 10, 2017 05:06 PM (/qEW2)
______________________

Ever see that movie he did with Kathleen Turner? I forget what it was called, something like Becky Sue Got Married, or Becky Sue Went to the Prom, or something along those lines.

Cage played the husband. He was like a parody. He was so bad he was funny. The exaggerated facial contortions to try and portray agony, the over-the-top weeping and sobbing. It was a real tour de farce.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 10, 2017 06:20 PM (BXf9o)

341 Eating dinner early is a good way to keep the lbs. off, if you are past age 50, I mean, errr, 29.

Posted by: navybrat at September 10, 2017 06:21 PM (w7KSn)

342 280 Oh yeah. I'm writing a sermon 'Carbonators in the Hands of an Angry Gaia'. It's going to trigger the First Great Woke-ening.
Posted by: Jennifer Lawrence at September 10, 2017 05:51 PM (/qEW2)

Milk maids, theologians, something, something....

Posted by: Martin Luther OSA at September 10, 2017 06:21 PM (idjhO)

343 Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 10, 2017 06:20 PM (BXf9o)

Peggy Sue Got Married.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at September 10, 2017 06:21 PM (CNHr1)

344 Here was the post from Fox News about Looters:

In a post announcing the arrest of nine looters, Fort Lauderdale Police Department had advice for would-be troublemakers during Hurricane Irma.


"Going to prison over a pair of sneakers is a fairly bad life choice. Stay home and look after your loved ones and be thankful they are all safe."

Posted by: Tami at September 10, 2017 06:22 PM (Enq6K)

345 Cage over acts

Posted by: Skip at September 10, 2017 06:22 PM (pPKG5)

346 I'm very big into weekly meal prep.

I've been experimenting with diy Raman noodle bowls.

So far it's exceeded my wildest expectations.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 10, 2017 06:22 PM (9A6UB)

347 Rhomboid, ya I do cook it in a cast iron pan after smoking, adds another layer of flavor to it. I'm lucky and have access to everything I need at the local Mexican market.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 10, 2017 06:23 PM (6Ll1u)

348 332
Peaches.. it's been pretty rough. All his friends have abandoned him.
He spends most evenings alone watching movies. I spend as much time as I
can with him.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at September 10, 2017 06:18 PM (CNHr1)
Oh, sweetie . . . I don't have kids but it's heartwrenching to think of seeing your sweet boy having to go through all this. I'm so glad you are able to be with him and, prayers up, he's young and I hope he is able to come to a new chapter in his life and that it is a happy one. {{{{{}}}}}

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 06:23 PM (EgOr3)

349 Not an elbow in sight all day. Sigh, it's like I don't even know this place anymore. I nominate kbdabear, definitely not CBD. He would punish us with Yoko or Triggly

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at September 10, 2017 06:25 PM (cLFfm)

350 Here's the video of the looters:

Oh, SURE, they don't film all the WHITE looters.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 10, 2017 06:25 PM (oVJmc)

351 That's some serious Dayum!!!!
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2017 05:57 PM (EyPfd)

I was gobsmacked!

Posted by: Meremortal at September 10, 2017 06:25 PM (mDmux)

352 Peggy Sue Got Married.
Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at September 10, 2017 06:21 PM (CNHr1)

_______________

That's it. Thanks. It was a very forgettable movie. What I mainly remembered about it was that Kathleen Turner was way too old to play the teenage girl, and Nick Cage was a joke.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 10, 2017 06:26 PM (BXf9o)

353 Yeah it's heartbreaking Peaches. He's a very social person and such a sweet kid. I pray every night for him.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at September 10, 2017 06:26 PM (CNHr1)

354 Tinfoil I'm south of you - we both have excellent access to Mexican and about any other imaginable "ethnic" grocery store (actually Thai stores are limited to parts of LA, unfortunately).

Up above I reported that our restaurant dining has declined dramatically, mostly due to the value proposition fading away - few places have offerings that are worth the vastly inflated prices any more. And with good ingredients available, cooking at home is better than ever. One exception to this trend would be cheap Mexican places - I mean the few really good ones that are still no expensive. Hard to duplicate their stuff at home.


Posted by: rhomboid at September 10, 2017 06:26 PM (QDnY+)

355 That's it. Thanks. It was a very forgettable movie. What I mainly remembered about it was that Kathleen Turner was way too old to play the teenage girl, and Nick Cage was a joke.

Can't disagree. She was miscast and so was Cage. Stupid movie.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at September 10, 2017 06:27 PM (CNHr1)

356 Oh, SURE, they don't film all the WHITE looters.
______________

The story does show the photo of one looter who is white. They said he was arrested for looting a hardscape business.

What the hell was he stealing? Bricks? Paving stones?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 10, 2017 06:27 PM (BXf9o)

357 The guys in my shop make carnitas for our end of year party for all the workers. I think they buy about 5 hogs. They cut it into chunks and have huge vats of oil and deep fry them.
Then the girls shred all the meat.
The shop guys like the head the best. Also the organ meats.

No me gusta.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 10, 2017 06:28 PM (Ri/rl)

358 Posted by: rhomboid at September 10, 2017 06:12 PM (QDnY+)

I was hungry for details too. Just amazing numbers, hard to believe.

I'll just take it as an indicator, that's good enough.

How did they miss all the old hippies that never grew up?

Posted by: Meremortal at September 10, 2017 06:28 PM (mDmux)

359 As I recall, Niedermeyer's Dead Horse (a she-Moron) used to treat us to many of the elbow-fests. She drops in occasionally but last I saw said she was too busy (and the rent is too damn high!!) to do much here.

Maybe ace could lure her back to do football-free elbows posts, offer her the AOSHQ early retirement triple dipping golden parachute deal.


Posted by: rhomboid at September 10, 2017 06:29 PM (QDnY+)

360
"Going to prison over a pair of sneakers is a fairly bad life choice. Stay home and look after your loved ones and be thankful they are all safe."

Posted by: Tami


What judge would ever send them to jail for that?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 10, 2017 06:29 PM (IqV8l)

361
Posted by: rhomboid at September 10, 2017 06:26 PM (QDnY+)

I recommend La simpatia in Guadalupe. They have a bar there too. We eat there at lunch.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 10, 2017 06:29 PM (Ri/rl)

362 When your real last name is Coppola, you can go far in the acting biz without being able to act.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at September 10, 2017 06:30 PM (FQKBL)

363 Cowboys must be playing at home tonight. Lots of private jets flying over me this afternoon.
Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee - Molson labe! at September 10, 2017 06:04 PM (r48AQ)

Are they really quiet? Maybe they're electric.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 10, 2017 06:31 PM (mDmux)

364 CaliGirl I also won't fight for the exotic parts of the pig, but I'll bet the "normal" parts of those carnitas are damn good.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 10, 2017 06:31 PM (QDnY+)

365 "Going to prison over a pair of sneakers is a fairly bad life choice. Stay home and look after your loved ones and be thankful they are all safe."
Posted by: Tami
What judge would ever send them to jail for that?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 10, 2017 06:29 PM (IqV8l)

Haha...yup. Most if not all of them are probably on probation anyways. Stealing since they could crawl.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 10, 2017 06:31 PM (5VlCp)

366 Olamendies is still around, they have a lot of franchises now I think. Because the food is just not the same at every restaurant. I go to the original in Capo Beach still sometimes, but more often find myself at Lucy's El Patio.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 10, 2017 06:31 PM (6Ll1u)

367 I'm thinking of marketing a food show where our primary focus is simply this:

You're going to eat our food or we're going to kick your ass. Gratuity is non-negotiable.

Posted by: Fritz at September 10, 2017 06:31 PM (D0riW)

368 Is it just me or is Matt Drudge going through a very rough menopause? He's so annoying lately and there just isn't an alternative, at least not that I can find.

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 06:32 PM (EgOr3)

369 Peaches, try Citizen Free Press.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at September 10, 2017 06:32 PM (FQKBL)

370 What I'm worried about is your name is Clinton and think you can go places in politics

Posted by: Skip at September 10, 2017 06:33 PM (pPKG5)

371 I will check it out, Barb, thank you!

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 06:33 PM (EgOr3)

372 368 Is it just me or is Matt Drudge going through a very rough menopause? He's so annoying lately and there just isn't an alternative, at least not that I can find.
Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 06:32 PM (EgOr3)


Nope, not just you. Don't read him anymore.

Posted by: Tami at September 10, 2017 06:33 PM (Enq6K)

373 Thanks Cali! Writing that one down for our next central coast trip.

The trip last October, two couples, we asked the Hispanic woman at the hotel desk (local Mexican-American) for the best family Mexican place in Santa Maria. Can't remember the name (now I'm gonna go look it up), tiny place right near a major intersection. Very solid. Typical, down to the cute young girl/daughter of the cook serving the food. We were the only gringos there, always a good sign.


Posted by: rhomboid at September 10, 2017 06:34 PM (QDnY+)

374 When your real last name is Coppola, you can go far in the acting biz without being able to act.

Or having a hubby who's a record producer when you can't sing.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 10, 2017 06:34 PM (bIwZ6)

375 Personally I think during any disaster, it should be a rule...Looters will be shot on sight.

Besides clearing up the gene pool, it will teach the EBT Commandos that taking advantage of other people's misery aint right and there are consequences for such behavior...or do stupid shit and stupid shit happens.

Posted by: Traveling Man at September 10, 2017 06:34 PM (R5lpX)

376 >>When your real last name is Coppola, you can go far in the acting biz without being able to act.


I will always have a soft spot for him because of "Valley Girl."

Posted by: Lizzy at September 10, 2017 06:35 PM (W+vEI)

377 For all my gripes about some restaurants, when I've had an enjoyable meal, I make sure to tell the manager. It might be something as simple as beef, which I like VERY rare, cooked properly, or herbs that make the soup better, or a waiter/waitress that does a good job. When I ask to speak to the manager, he braces for complaints. The look of relief, even gratitude, is evident. Apparently, they don't get much praise. And we are good tippers.These things get noticed and remembered.

Posted by: JTB at September 10, 2017 06:35 PM (V+03K)

378 364 CaliGirl I also won't fight for the exotic parts of the pig, but I'll bet the "normal" parts of those carnitas are damn good.
Posted by: rhomboid at September 10, 2017 06:31 PM (QDnY+)

They are. I watch the guys cook the parts and they save the gross parts for themselves.
They think I'll be grossed out by them chopping the whole gutted pig. I watch them.
They make me tacos before the lunch, but they give me the white people salsa. They eat habanero peppers with the carnitas.

I'll take a picture this year. We usually have the party around Thanksgiving.
Ice chests filled with carnitas.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 10, 2017 06:35 PM (Ri/rl)

379 Drudge is unreadable any more.

Posted by: Infidel at September 10, 2017 06:35 PM (mxS7w)

380 When your real last name is Coppola, you can go far in the acting biz without being able to act.
______________

Same for the name Clooney.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 10, 2017 06:35 PM (BXf9o)

381 Rhomboid,
Lo mejor de Jalisco? Get the seafood cocktail.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 10, 2017 06:37 PM (Ri/rl)

382 It was a real tour de farce.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 10, 2017 06:20 PM (BXf9o)


I remember seeing ads for that as a teen (Peggy Sue Got Married), but I was never really a big Rom-Com fan (although I liked the Wedding Crashers).

I do see that in '08, Cage won a libel case against co-star Kathleen Turner because in an autobiography she alleged that he was:

"arrested twice for drunk-driving and, I think, for stealing a dog. He'd come across a Chihuahua he liked and stuck it in his jacket."

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 10, 2017 06:38 PM (/qEW2)

383 The current top video at Citizen Free Press is titled Loser Queen Talks to Jane Pauley. Current link on the top left column is a great video entitled Dear Celebrities: No One Cares What You Think. Place is probably pretty solid, at least for now.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at September 10, 2017 06:38 PM (FQKBL)

384 So I was in WalMart and found my loot item.

Saffron, $250 a pound. Unfortunately, only three bottles there

Posted by: MAGA at September 10, 2017 06:38 PM (Tyk2V)

385 Many a blogger has burned out, its not a definite though thank God.

Posted by: Skip at September 10, 2017 06:39 PM (pPKG5)

386 Just looked at Drudge. Usual snooze fest.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 10, 2017 06:39 PM (mDmux)

387 Hard to duplicate their stuff at home.


Posted by: rhomboid at September 10, 2017 06:26 PM (QDnY+)


Nah, you just have to get some good brown lard!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 10, 2017 06:39 PM (yE+j4)

388 145 When cooking and other traditionally feminine traits fell out of favor

Posted by: MAxIE at September 10, 2017 06:39 PM (9TR2V)

389 I baked this weekend for the kids and husband, butterscotch cookies and lemon cheesecake cookies. The cheesecake cookies are delicious. Next time, I may substitute key limes for the lemons. http://tinyurl.com/gqyndow

Posted by: no good deed at September 10, 2017 06:40 PM (eIQHF)

390 rhomboid - slow cooker works for me for pork carnitas. I just make sure there is little liquid & cook on high. I never fry any meat besides ground, because it can dry the meat & could make my house smell like a dive in Tijuana. My crock pot & the electric roaster are my best tools and both are set up in my garage, because I hate lingering odors & GREASE IS THE WORD!

Posted by: BebeDahl at September 10, 2017 06:40 PM (yNyJy)

391 Barb, I'm over on CFP now and it looks good! Thanks again for the tip. I am sooooooooo over Matt Drudge and his hysterics and squish.

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 06:40 PM (EgOr3)

392 I don't Nicolas Cage overacts. I think he was just born that way.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 10, 2017 05:06 PM (/qEW2)
---
Abed goes full Cage:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1XCUo_Uu8M

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at September 10, 2017 06:40 PM (qJtVm)

393 Someone above mentioned pear brandy-

Two weeks ago I saw something unusual in the liquor store.

It was-

Carrot Eau de Vie ie. Carrot Brandy

Looking it up, it got great reviews. So, I was tempted to try it.

I've tried carrot shochu before and it was delish.

I inquired about the price......

$100 for 375ml.


Pass.


Posted by: naturalfake at September 10, 2017 06:41 PM (NyJwR)

394 For all my gripes about some restaurants, when I've had an enjoyable meal, I make sure to tell the manager.

Posted by: JTB at September 10, 2017 06:35 PM (V+03K)


We do that too. And you're right about the look of relief and the fact it's remembered. We also make sure to praise the server by name.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 10, 2017 06:41 PM (X9M8/)

395 Tomorrow will suck.

Not because it's Monday.

Because after 16 years I still cannot get past it, cannot let go of the rage that has built over the years as Our Betters has told us that This is Not Who They Are, and This is not Who We Are.

Yeah. I will be getting drunk on a Monday.

Sorry. Might consider the *type-delete*

Eh.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Carbon-based human being at September 10, 2017 06:41 PM (zHa+P)

396 I work with a bunch of Tejano guys who can tell you of a great place to eat Mexican food within a ten mile radius of any location. But the best stuff is what got made at home.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at September 10, 2017 06:42 PM (cLFfm)

397 Rhomboid,
If it is Lo Mejor De Jalisco, I will not go there after dark.
I won't go there by myself, just an FYI.
My husband isn't afraid but I am.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 10, 2017 06:42 PM (Ri/rl)

398 Carrot Eau de Vie ie. Carrot Brandy



Posted by: naturalfake at September 10, 2017 06:41 PM (NyJwR)
Everybody knows carrots should be reserved for the chili.

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 06:43 PM (EgOr3)

399 379

Drudge is unreadable any more.
Posted by: Infidel at September 10, 2017 06:35 PM (mxS7w)

Dead to me... he switched sides...

As far as restaurants and noise.... most eateries that are joints seem noisy... chi- chi places are quiet.... old folks often like the quieter places, so they don't have to say what??? all the time, an get those noisy hearing aid squawks...

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2017 06:44 PM (zSVEm)

400 Carrot Brandy?

No, just plain No.

Posted by: Skip at September 10, 2017 06:44 PM (pPKG5)

401 Which would be worse: putting the flag out all day in the rain or not putting it out at all tomorrow?

Posted by: NCKate at September 10, 2017 06:44 PM (9S69S)

402 "we've dramatically reduced our restaurant-going, though mostly because the value proposition has collapsed"

A couple of years ago, Scum Scamfrisco started tacking on a fat mandatory surcharge to already high local restaurant tabs, for "Healthy SF". To underwrite health coverage for everyone in the city.

Then Obamacare passed. Which was supposed to ensure everyone had health insurance. Did "Healthy SF" and its sizable painful bite disappear from local restaurant receipts? Silly rabbit! Of course not!

Now, "Healthy SF" has metamorphisized into a vehicle for encouraging the city's steadily swelling population of Third World illegal aliens to sign up for Medicaid benefits.

But wait. Hold on. They're not supposed to *get* Medicaid, right? Illegal aliens don't qualify for those subsidies, correct? Silly rabbit redux! Of course this is illegal, and of course SF officialdom are doing it anyway.

Who's going to punish them? Sessions the Somnolent? Ben "Magic Fingers" Carson? The GOP caucuses in Clowngress? It is to laugh.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 10, 2017 06:45 PM (ujwCG)

403 I'm sure few will read this but I had to share with the horde.

Watching a CNN live stream and everyone in the live chat is saying how it's fake news.

So it's gotten ridiculous and people are pointing out everything they see and hear... Fake trees, fake water, fake dog, fake boat...

It's really funny.

Posted by: Johnny at September 10, 2017 06:45 PM (7T51K)

404 Nick Cage isn't awful & quite frankly I will always have a small place in my heart because of Con Air and his "hands off the bunny" :-)

Posted by: BebeDahl at September 10, 2017 06:45 PM (yNyJy)

405 Carrot Eau de Vie ie. Carrot Brandy



Posted by: naturalfake at September 10, 2017 06:41 PM (NyJwR)
Everybody knows carrots should be reserved for the chili.
Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 06:43 PM (EgOr3)



I was thinking of doing "Carrot Shots" while eating carrot chili.

Shots!!!

Posted by: naturalfake at September 10, 2017 06:45 PM (NyJwR)

406 Yeah. I will be getting drunk on a Monday.



Sorry. Might consider the *type-delete*



Eh.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Carbon-based human being at September 10, 2017 06:41 PM (zHa+P)
Save me a seat, Pug. My only wish is that they would roll tape, all day long. I would simply sit and cry. Again.

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 06:45 PM (EgOr3)

407 The town I moved from had a bajillion Mex restaurants... most of them bad... as far as upscale eateries a few.. the demographic wanted it cheap, fast, and loud...

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2017 06:46 PM (zSVEm)

408 Which would be worse: putting the flag out all day in the rain or not putting it out at all tomorrow?
Posted by: NCKate at September 10, 2017 06:44 PM (9S69S)

Put it out, that's what it's made for.

Let her wave! Fk Irma!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 10, 2017 06:46 PM (5VlCp)

409 BTW I like bars because there are no screaming children.

Posted by: Johnny at September 10, 2017 06:47 PM (7T51K)

410 Me and the Missus will go to breakfast on Saturdays, picking and choosing between three or four local favorites. What I like is that at all these favorites, aside from the low white noise of conversation, we can talk without having to shout.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Carbon-based human being at September 10, 2017 06:47 PM (zHa+P)

411 >>Nick Cage isn't awful quite frankly I will always have a small
place in my heart because of Con Air and his "hands off the bunny" :-)

Heh! Nick Cage + Michael Bay!!!

Posted by: Lizzy at September 10, 2017 06:47 PM (W+vEI)

412 Which would be worse: putting the flag out all day in the rain or not putting it out at all tomorrow?

Posted by: NCKate at September 10, 2017 06:44 PM (9S69S)

Not putting it out at all. Remember, those colors don't run, they can handle a little rain. Or a lot. :-)

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 06:48 PM (EgOr3)

413 Cali, no, Taqueria La Coqueta, near corner of Battles and the 101.

Nothing historic, just very solid family Mexican, and not just "border" Mexican. And not expensive.

Thanks, will write down one more (the seafood cocktail place). Probably won't be getting that cocktail, though ..... been 30 years, but got a case of food poisoning from the cold seafood salad at the Space Needle in Seattle that was the worst sickness in my life (probably would have killed anybody with other health issues). Unbelievable. So, though irrationally, have skipped many incredible uncooked seafood delights in Vietnam, Japan, etc. over the years since.


Posted by: rhomboid at September 10, 2017 06:48 PM (QDnY+)

414
So I was in WalMart and found my loot item.

Saffron, $250 a pound.


I'm just mad about Saffron
Saffron's mad about me

Posted by: Donny Leech at September 10, 2017 06:48 PM (IqV8l)

415 401

Which would be worse: putting the flag out all day in the rain or not putting it out at all tomorrow?
Posted by: NCKate at September 10, 2017 06:44 PM (9S69S)

Most of the neighborhood leave 'em out all the time, and feel really proud of themselves...

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2017 06:48 PM (zSVEm)

416 The Floridian's Hurricane Creed:

We are the honey badger.
*grabs booze and cigarettes*
We give zero fucks.
*rises up on a cloud of mosquitoes*
We are not a species meant to last.
*loads shotgun to shoot hurricane*
Our everyday weather and wildlife could kill us, but it doesn't.
*dropkicks an alligator*
We are the Australia of the United States.
*holds up Florida state flag as eagle screeches overhead*
We fear nothing. Bring. It. On.
'Murica.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 06:48 PM (0mRoj)

417 Posted by: Pug Mahon, Carbon-based human being at September 10, 2017 06:41 PM (zHa+P)

I understand. I get pissed all over again, every year.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 10, 2017 06:48 PM (yE+j4)

418 My only wish is that they would roll tape, all day long. I would simply sit and cry. Again.
Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 06:45 PM (EgOr3)

Much as it hurts, I refuse to forget.

Absolutely fucking refuse.

This war is far from over.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Carbon-based human being at September 10, 2017 06:49 PM (zHa+P)

419 I like Nick Cage and enjoy lots of his movies,but do think he over acts

Posted by: Skip at September 10, 2017 06:49 PM (pPKG5)

420 416.

*mullet floats lazily in the hurrican-force winds*

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 10, 2017 06:49 PM (fA1SL)

421 I have to defend Nic Cage if only for his quiet (!) performance in "The Frozen Ground".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at September 10, 2017 06:50 PM (qJtVm)

422 Shit. Sorry to crap all over this happy thread about the finer things.

I love you guys.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Carbon-based human being at September 10, 2017 06:50 PM (zHa+P)

423 Was almost tempted to buy some Honey Badger beer I was at the liquor store today.

Posted by: Infidel at September 10, 2017 06:50 PM (mxS7w)

424 Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 06:48 PM (0mRoj)

That was awesome and uplifting!

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 06:51 PM (EgOr3)

425 420 416.

*mullet floats lazily gloriously in the hurrican-force winds*
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 10, 2017 06:49 PM (fA1SL)

FTFY

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 06:51 PM (0mRoj)

426 "Captain Corelli's Mandolin"... liked his costar...

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2017 06:51 PM (zSVEm)

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 06:51 PM (0mRoj)

428 First I saw today was a Sultanknish artical just a hour ago. Only think 9/11 does is get me angry.

Posted by: Skip at September 10, 2017 06:51 PM (pPKG5)

429 Is that CBD in the photo up top? I hope so.

Posted by: sinalco at September 10, 2017 06:51 PM (yODqO)

430 425. Ha-ha!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 10, 2017 06:52 PM (fA1SL)

431 Well that sucks...

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2017 06:52 PM (zSVEm)

432 Nick Cage isn't awful & quite frankly I will always have a small place in my heart because of Con Air and his "hands off the bunny" :-)

Posted by: BebeDahl


He's watchable because he's such a weirdo. He has his own special weirdness, like an alien from outer space trying to figure out how to pass himself off as a human.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 10, 2017 06:52 PM (/qEW2)

433 Goddammit.

*trudges off to the barrel*

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 06:52 PM (0mRoj)

434 Posted by: rhomboid at September 10, 2017 06:48 PM (QDnY+)

I've never eaten at that one. Someone told me they have good menudo. I had to search that one.

Lo Mejor is near the 166, on the way to Guadalupe. Bad neighborhood.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 10, 2017 06:52 PM (Ri/rl)

435 'Murica.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 06:48 PM (0mRoj)

F*ck yeah!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Carbon-based human being at September 10, 2017 06:52 PM (zHa+P)

436 Much as it hurts, I refuse to forget.

Absolutely fucking refuse.

This war is far from over.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Carbon-based human being at September 10, 2017 06:49 PM (zHa+P)


As the French said about the lost provinces of Alsace and Lorraine, "Never speak of it, never forget it."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 10, 2017 06:52 PM (fEaGb)

437 420 416.

*mullet floats lazily gloriously in the hurrican-force winds*
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 10, 2017 06:49 PM (fA1SL)

FTFY. And hopefully got it right this time.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2017 06:53 PM (0mRoj)

438 It's very easy to use Low Voltage LED outdoor landscape spots to properly illuminate the flag at night.
I think the ones we use from Hampton Bay are 5 watts.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2017 06:53 PM (EyPfd)

439
I'm sure few will read this but I had to share with the horde.



Watching a CNN live stream and everyone in the live chat is saying how it's fake news.



So it's gotten ridiculous and people are pointing out everything
they see and hear... Fake trees, fake water, fake dog, fake boat...



It's really funny.
---

I'm glad you posted.

It shows that the fake news meme might have penetrated the normal people.

Great news actually.

Posted by: shibumi at September 10, 2017 06:53 PM (aT+Bx)

440 Okay, so, I've got a huge pile of stuff for the SA so far. Probably thousands of dollars of barely used designer shoes, clothing and handbags. I'm so glad I'm not that person anymore.

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 06:54 PM (EgOr3)

441 379 Drudge is unreadable any more.
Posted by: Infidel at September 10, 2017 06:35 PM (mxS7w)


I just look at his site for important breaking stories, but otherwise don't pay much attention to it.

At least he went back to color photos. That black & white phase was kind of bizarre.

Posted by: rickl at September 10, 2017 06:54 PM (sdi6R)

442 When I met my second ex, she thought that I looked like Nick Cage. I looked and looked in the mirror, and came up blank. I probably needed Cher to yell at me.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 10, 2017 06:54 PM (6Ll1u)

443 432. Heh.....I had an ex who described me in almost those exact terms. She also said, 'You don't really have a personality so much as a collection of personality disorders.' She was fun.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 10, 2017 06:54 PM (fA1SL)

444 Hmm, somebody needs to pucker up at the glory hole in the barrel.

Posted by: Fritz at September 10, 2017 06:54 PM (D0riW)

445 440

Okay, so, I've got a huge pile of stuff for the SA so far. Probably thousands of dollars of barely used designer shoes, clothing and handbags. I'm so glad I'm not that person anymore.
Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 06:54 PM (EgOr3)

Hmmm.

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2017 06:54 PM (zSVEm)

446 It's okay Pug. I feel the same way. It's a wound that will NEVER heal.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at September 10, 2017 06:55 PM (CNHr1)

447 I like a somewhat noisy restaraunt so no one can hear our conversations.
I like bars loud for the same reason.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 10, 2017 06:55 PM (Ri/rl)

448 I won't even mention the precious little snowflake children who squawk
and scream and run around. My parents would have dragged my ass out of
the restaurant and slapped me silly before tossing me into the car while
they finished their meals.
===

"Spare the rod spoil the child" has been twisted into "Apply the rod , spend time in jail, you violent child-abusing hatemongrel".


Notice if you will, the massive improvement in society as a whole.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at September 10, 2017 06:55 PM (2wRtc)

449 I've always liked Nic Cage. He seems to really, truly love his job. My brother imagines him getting an invitation to read a screenplay and him saying, "Cool. I'm in."

"You sure? Want to read through it?"

"Naw, I'm good. When do we start shooting?"

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Carbon-based human being at September 10, 2017 06:56 PM (zHa+P)

450 >>A good friend of mine has a new grand-daughter named Aspen...

And that kid will spend most of its childhood being called "asshole" or "asswipe".

Posted by: Aviator at September 10, 2017 06:56 PM (/Nite)

451 450. Aspie.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 10, 2017 06:57 PM (fA1SL)

452 383 The current top video at Citizen Free Press is titled Loser Queen Talks to Jane Pauley.
___________

Did you see the part where Hillary admits she and Bill bought a house next door to theirs in Chappaqua, for $1.16 million, because they were going to need it for her White House staffers to use when she was president?

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 10, 2017 06:57 PM (BXf9o)

453 Tammy/BebeDahl - I'm not so averse to aromas, etc., but *do* draw the line, if only because I don't have a commercial cooking set-up at home (yet?), so real lard and doing it "right" with carnitas is not likely. However Bebe I love the crispy parts of carnitas, so a lot of frying is OK with me. (but I keep bacon fat and use that in cooking, oh yes)

Cali, of course being scared has long been part of the formula for the best Mexican places (and BBQ places, if talking eastern/southern cities).

Recalls a line that a stand-up comic used at a place on PA Ave. SE, s-east of the Capitol, back in the 80s, when it was, um, very very dicey territory to put it mildly - "when friends ask for directions to this place, I tell them drive up the Hill, pass the Capitol on your left, and continue down Penn. Avenue until you get *reallll* scared - look to your right, you're there - parking's in front".


Posted by: rhomboid at September 10, 2017 06:57 PM (QDnY+)

454 447 I like a somewhat noisy restaraunt so no one can hear our conversations.
I like bars loud for the same reason.
Posted by: CaliGirl at September 10, 2017 06:55 PM (Ri/rl)

They're handy for people with Tourette's Syndrome too...

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2017 06:57 PM (zSVEm)

455 Hmmm.

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2017 06:54 PM (zSVEm)
They don't even have Bloomingdales where I'm going. I might actually have to get a JC Penney card, lol! And there's a Walmart! Never been in one. Can't wait! :-)

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 06:57 PM (EgOr3)

456 *loads shotgun to shoot hurricane*

No shoot cloud.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 10, 2017 06:57 PM (bIwZ6)

457 And that kid will spend most of its childhood being called "asshole" or "asswipe".
______________

Or Ass-pencil

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 10, 2017 06:58 PM (BXf9o)

458 I liked Cage in National Treasure. And yes, that is a movie I watch over and over.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 10, 2017 06:58 PM (mpXpK)

459 I thought menudo was just all the otherwise inedible trash things you've got left because you got drunk before going to the grocery.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 10, 2017 06:58 PM (3myMJ)

460 >>A good friend of mine has a new grand-daughter named Aspen...

And that kid will spend most of its childhood being called "asshole" or "asswipe".
Posted by: Aviator at September 10, 2017 06:56 PM (/Nite)

And work at Buttf*ckers.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Carbon-based human being at September 10, 2017 06:58 PM (zHa+P)

461 I went to school with a girl named Aspen. No one called her anything but her name, Aviator. It's not like naming your kid Apple.

Posted by: no good deed at September 10, 2017 06:58 PM (eIQHF)

462 And that kid will spend most of its childhood being called "asshole" or "asswipe".

______________



Or Ass-pencil
===

OMGZ !

Teh bullying, teh bullying.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at September 10, 2017 06:58 PM (2wRtc)

463 Notice if you will, the massive improvement in society as a whole.


Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at September 10, 2017 06:55 PM (2wRtc)
It's all so much better now. lol Hi, Mort!!! How's it hanging? (sorry, that's the beer talkin')

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 06:59 PM (EgOr3)

464 Hope " " Aspen" is a girl, for the kids sake... anymore..yah never know.

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2017 06:59 PM (zSVEm)

465 You're very welcome, Peaches!

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at September 10, 2017 06:59 PM (FQKBL)

466 Yep, Lizzy. Super buff Con Air Cage working out & doing yoga moves that could only happen with a disciplined body. Oh yeah.

Posted by: BebeDahl at September 10, 2017 06:59 PM (yNyJy)

467 >>Because after 16 years I still cannot get past it, cannot let go of the
rage that has built over the years as Our Betters has told us that This
is Not Who They Are, and This is not Who We Are.




Yup.

On the bright side, we won;t have TFG pushing it as a National Day of Service, as if it's about cleaning up inner city parks, painting inner-city classrooms, and working at a soup kitchen. There are 364 other days of the year to push that, thanks.


Posted by: Lizzy at September 10, 2017 06:59 PM (W+vEI)

468 Oh God, it's even worse than I remember!

Posted by: Insomniac, posting from the Barrel at September 10, 2017 07:00 PM (0mRoj)

469 459 I thought menudo was just all the otherwise inedible trash things you've got left because you got drunk before going to the grocery.
Posted by: Meremortal at September 10, 2017 06:58 PM (3myMJ)

My husband has menudo every Saturday. I don't care for it really.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 10, 2017 07:01 PM (Ri/rl)

470 I really like Cage in " The Rock"...

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2017 07:01 PM (zSVEm)

471 "Hey baby, how's your Aspen?"

Posted by: Lizzy at September 10, 2017 07:01 PM (W+vEI)

472 Florida is no fun. Don't drink at your hurricane party...seriously? WTF?

Don't shoot the hurricane? How can that be wrong? You put enough firepower on that bitch Irma, she's going down. This is bullshit!

No shooting, no drinking. What's left? Twinkle your toes in the water until it goes over your head?

Posted by: Meremortal at September 10, 2017 07:02 PM (3myMJ)

473 Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at September 10, 2017 06:38 PM (FQKBL)
======
Tx for the tip. I watched the "dear celebrities, no one cares what you think." video. I felt so much better afterwards...as if I had ranted myself. And also, funny, so + 100

http://tinyurl.com/ycplavqz



Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla at September 10, 2017 07:03 PM (Itc1k)

474 468 Oh God, it's even worse than I remember!
Posted by: Insomniac, posting from the Barrel at September 10, 2017 07:00 PM (0mRoj)

*lowers a bottle of Simple Green, a sponge, and a can of Raid in a basket*

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Carbon-based human being at September 10, 2017 07:03 PM (zHa+P)

475 A good friend of mine has a new grand-daughter named Aspen...

And that kid will spend most of its childhood being called "asshole" or "asswipe".

She can hang out with Vail and Beaver Creek.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 10, 2017 07:03 PM (3myMJ)

476 The trees are getting all bendy and stuff down here now. May have to sign off soon.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 10, 2017 07:03 PM (bIwZ6)

477 I did really like City of Angles, might be one of my favorite Chic Flix

Posted by: Skip at September 10, 2017 07:03 PM (pPKG5)

478 OK, I think I'm going to have to go out and get something to eat.

Posted by: rickl at September 10, 2017 07:03 PM (sdi6R)

479 And yet, TrivialPursuer, the media bitches about Trump's every trip to Mar-a-Lago. What would he say if he bought another house for his staff? I hope Bill and Hillary take a loss on that extra house. Hey, I'm evil.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at September 10, 2017 07:03 PM (FQKBL)

480 NUDE MEN!??! NOOOOO!!!!
NUDE WOMEN!!!

Posted by: scrood at September 10, 2017 07:03 PM (cQdY5)

481 Lizzy, good point. Wonder if the WH will have any special activities - pretty sure there will at least be an official statement on 9/11.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 10, 2017 07:04 PM (QDnY+)

482 They don't even have Bloomingdales where I'm going. I might actually have to get a JC Penney card, lol! And there's a Walmart! Never been in one. Can't wait! :-)

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 06:57 PM (EgOr3)


Wait...you've never been in a Walmart!?

Posted by: Tami at September 10, 2017 07:04 PM (Enq6K)

483 Posted by: rhomboid at September 10, 2017 06:57 PM (QDnY+)

During the day I'm not scared but some of the other patrons can scare me. I hold my purse closely and turn my ring around.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 10, 2017 07:04 PM (Ri/rl)

484 >>She can hang out with Vail and Beaver Creek.


...and Crested Butte!

Posted by: Lizzy at September 10, 2017 07:04 PM (W+vEI)

485 Oh God, it's even worse than I remember!
Posted by: Insomniac, posting from the Barrel

The menudo or the barrel?

Posted by: Meremortal at September 10, 2017 07:05 PM (3myMJ)

486 BackwardsBoy have everything powered up? Phones, tablets

Posted by: Skip at September 10, 2017 07:05 PM (pPKG5)

487 The trees are getting all bendy and stuff down here now. May have to sign off soon.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 10, 2017 07:03 PM (bIwZ6)
I'm somewhat astonished you still have power. But, hey, don't leave us, BB . . . I know you're running low on Guinness but is there no cooking sherry or cheap swill to fall back on?

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 07:05 PM (EgOr3)

488 476 The trees are getting all bendy and stuff down here now. May have to sign off soon.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 10, 2017 07:03 PM (bIwZ6)


Stay safe BB!

Posted by: Tami at September 10, 2017 07:05 PM (Enq6K)

489 Posted by: Peaches
==

Muchas 'mwahs', bonita mia!

Just threw back #1 New Belgium's Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA numero uno. Dedicated the first to Insomniac and my folks down south gettin rain-jacked and wind-hammered and refusing to budge to Gaia's annual bitchfest.

Mortkid 2 is safely relocated and bunkered in at cow college.

My Husqvarna is fired up and ready to rokk.

Let's do this.





Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at September 10, 2017 07:05 PM (2wRtc)

490 Hah!

And Tellheride!

Posted by: Meremortal at September 10, 2017 07:06 PM (3myMJ)

491 485 Oh God, it's even worse than I remember!
Posted by: Insomniac, posting from the Barrel

The menudo or the barrel?
Posted by: Meremortal at September 10, 2017 07:05 PM (3myMJ)


I think there's menudo in here! USED menudo!

*retches*

Posted by: Insomniac, posting from the Barrel at September 10, 2017 07:06 PM (0mRoj)

492

482They don't even have Bloomingdales where I'm going. I might actually have to get a JC Penney card, lol! And there's a Walmart! Never been in one. Can't wait! :-)

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 06:57 PM (EgOr3)

I like to go there sometimes as a tourist, or an ethnologist... especially certain times of the month... it's fascinating..

Wait...you've never been in a Walmart!?
Posted by: Tami at September 10, 2017 07:04 PM (Enq6K)

(Jump to top of page)

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2017 07:06 PM (zSVEm)

493 476 The trees are getting all bendy and stuff down here now. May have to sign off soon.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 10, 2017 07:03 PM (bIwZ6)

Stay safe and prayers sent.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 10, 2017 07:06 PM (Ri/rl)

494 476 The trees are getting all bendy and stuff down here now. May have to sign off soon.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 10, 2017 07:03 PM (bIwZ6)

hunker down and hang tough.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Carbon-based human being at September 10, 2017 07:06 PM (zHa+P)

495 I remember seeing ads for that as a teen (Peggy Sue Got Married), but I was never really a big Rom-Com fan (although I liked the Wedding Crashers).

I do see that in '08, Cage won a libel case against co-star Kathleen Turner because in an autobiography she alleged that he was:

"arrested twice for drunk-driving and, I think, for stealing a dog. He'd come across a Chihuahua he liked and stuck it in his jacket."
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 10, 2017 06:38 PM (/qEW2)
_____________________

Didn't know about the lawsuit. That's kind of funny. They had zero chemistry in the movie.

It wasn't my kind of movie, but a (female) friend of mine wanted me to go with her and see it. She said it was about a near-death experience, and I'd like it. I sat through it, but I still couldn't tell you what the hell it was supposed to be about, but whatever it was, it was bad.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 10, 2017 07:07 PM (BXf9o)

496 They are saying massive power outage in the whole state and could be out week (s)

Posted by: Skip at September 10, 2017 07:07 PM (pPKG5)

497 Wait...you've never been in a Walmart!?

Posted by: Tami at September 10, 2017 07:04 PM (Enq6K)
Tami, check the Yelp reviews for the only Walmart in LA (which I recently heard has been closed). You've probably seen it on tee vee in periods of "civil unrest" when they trash the place. But, the yelp reviews are laugh out loud funny. So, no, never been in one. But, very much looking forward to it.

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 07:08 PM (EgOr3)

498 Oh Cali I understand, it's sensible to play the odds and maintain situational awareness. There are many of my favorite eateries around the country that are "day-time" places, not for night.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 10, 2017 07:08 PM (QDnY+)

499
I think there's menudo in here! USED menudo!

*retches*
Posted by: Insomniac, posting from the Barrel at September 10, 2017 07:06 PM (0mRoj)

*Pages Barrel Navy*

Posted by: Meremortal at September 10, 2017 07:08 PM (3myMJ)

500 Peaches,

You will have internet, you can always shop online.

I haven't been in a Penneys for years but I bought some towels from them online and they were nice.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 10, 2017 07:08 PM (Ri/rl)

501 Eating out was a rarity for my family too when we were kids. Because it was a special event, we behaved ourselves. I wonder if part of the bratty behavior now is because dining out is so common, kids act like they're in the own home.

Posted by: Donna and V. at September 10, 2017 07:08 PM (P8951)

502 You're welcome, Gumdrop. That young woman has a bright future, I think.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at September 10, 2017 07:08 PM (FQKBL)

503 THERE'S A DEAD BODY FLOATING IN THE STREET!!!!

Oh never mind. It's just a leaf.

Posted by: Insomniac, posting from the Barrel at September 10, 2017 07:09 PM (0mRoj)

504 Never been in one. Can't wait! :-)

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 06:57 PM (EgOr3)

Keep in mind not all Walmarts are the same. they encapsulate the local populace. The one closest to me is really nice. I even worked there for a couple years during the Bad Times (tm). Choose the Walmart in the better neighborhood.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Carbon-based human being at September 10, 2017 07:09 PM (zHa+P)

505 "Wait...you've never been in a Walmart!? "

This is wrong.


So wrong.

let us never speak of it again.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2017 07:09 PM (EyPfd)

506 432- Steve&CB. Ah, I see. Sooo it's that "alien weirdness" that explains Nick Cage's marriage to Lisa Mania Presley.

Posted by: BebeDahl at September 10, 2017 07:10 PM (yNyJy)

507 Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at September 10, 2017 07:05 PM (2wRtc)

Wait, what? Are you in Flahrida? I'm so confused.

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 07:11 PM (EgOr3)

508 503
THERE'S A DEAD BODY FLOATING IN THE STREET!!!!



Oh never mind. It's just a leaf.
===


Deploy the DrumCircle Task Force!

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at September 10, 2017 07:11 PM (2wRtc)

509 Peaches what state are you moving to? If you don't want to be more specific, I understand.

Posted by: Donna and V. at September 10, 2017 07:11 PM (P8951)

510 "They are saying massive power outage in the whole state and could be out week (s)"

Why weeks? That seems weird.

They can party can like it's Eighteen Ninety Nine...

bomp baa--- ba-bomp-ba

Posted by: Meremortal at September 10, 2017 07:11 PM (3myMJ)

511 Sorry I've been into the wine on an empty stomach.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 10, 2017 07:11 PM (3myMJ)

512 Sometimes the local WalMart can be just bizarre... but of course I go there... everybody goes to WalMart... well everybody but Peaches...

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2017 07:11 PM (zSVEm)

513 510 "They are saying massive power outage in the whole state and could be out week (s)"

Why weeks? That seems weird.

They can party can like it's Eighteen Ninety Nine...

bomp baa--- ba-bomp-ba
Posted by: Meremortal at September 10, 2017 07:11 PM (3myMJ)

I'm not buying this. The whole state for weeks?

Posted by: Insomniac, posting from the Barrel at September 10, 2017 07:12 PM (0mRoj)

514 Yikes - be safe, Backwards Boy!

Posted by: Lizzy at September 10, 2017 07:12 PM (W+vEI)

515 505 "Wait...you've never been in a Walmart!? "

This is wrong.


So wrong.

let us never speak of it again.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2017 07:09 PM (EyPfd)

I buy ammo at Wal Mart and that's about it.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 10, 2017 07:12 PM (Ri/rl)

516 Penneys has changed a lot. In this God forsaken town...(did I say that out loud?)...Penneys is really the only dept store here. I reluctantly went it to get something the first time after we moved here. I was pleasantly surprised. I go there fairly often now. And they have good sales/coupons.

Posted by: Tami at September 10, 2017 07:12 PM (Enq6K)

517 Posted by: Peaches
==

Nah. Georgia.

But probably have more Floridians than FL right now.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at September 10, 2017 07:12 PM (2wRtc)

518 513. Hey, that panic ain't gonna spread itself!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 10, 2017 07:13 PM (fA1SL)

519 'I'm not buying this. The whole state for weeks?'

Well just 2 weeks.

Posted by: freaked at September 10, 2017 07:13 PM (BO/km)

520 479 And yet, TrivialPursuer, the media bitches about Trump's every trip to Mar-a-Lago. What would he say if he bought another house for his staff? I hope Bill and Hillary take a loss on that extra house. Hey, I'm evil.
Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at September 10, 2017 07:03 PM (FQKBL)
____________________

I bet they were planning to rent it to the government, like the Bidens rented one of the houses in their Delaware "compound" to the Secret Service for $10,000 a month, or whatever it was, when he was VP.

The crooked Clintons probably figured they could make back the $1million+ purchase price from the taxpayers in just a few years.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 10, 2017 07:13 PM (BXf9o)

521 I'm not buying this. The whole state for weeks?
Posted by: Insomniac, posting from the Barrel at September 10, 2017 07:12 PM (0mRoj)

If they said weeks, then figure a few days.

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee - Molson labe! at September 10, 2017 07:13 PM (r48AQ)

522 I'm moving to Indianapolis. Technically still within city limits but south of that loop thingy and pretty much halfway from the Indy airport to Greenwood. It looks like all rednecks and fundies and there's close to zero crime. I have a screened porch off the living room that overlooks the giant pond. And the mortgage, HOA, tax, insurance less than half what I pay for rent here in Hell-A.

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 07:13 PM (EgOr3)

523 I grew up very poor, but I always had enough to eat.

I know because whenever I asked for more food, my dad would say, "You've had enough."

Posted by: Meremortal at September 10, 2017 07:13 PM (3myMJ)

524 513

I'm not buying this. The whole state for weeks?
Posted by: Insomniac, posting from the Barrel at September 10, 2017 07:12 PM (0mRoj)

They will just make things up if it suits them... how would they know that, except by guessing? Sort of like predicting where Irma would go..l

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2017 07:14 PM (zSVEm)

525 511
Sorry I've been into the wine on an empty stomach.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 10, 2017 07:11 PM (3myMJ)
More bang for your buck. Same here with the coors lite.

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 07:14 PM (EgOr3)

526 I'm not buying this. The whole state for weeks?
Posted by: Insomniac, posting from the Barrel at September 10, 2017 07:12 PM (0mRoj)

I'm with you.

Was that CNN?

Posted by: Meremortal at September 10, 2017 07:15 PM (3myMJ)

527 "I buy ammo at Wal Mart and that's about it."

Yep..



1,600 rounds just last week.


Oh...and cat food.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2017 07:15 PM (EyPfd)

528 That Lou Holtz speech was great, Meremortal.

Posted by: no good deed at September 10, 2017 07:15 PM (eIQHF)

529 I'm not buying this. The whole state for weeks?

Posted by: Insomniac,
===

GA Power sent practically its whole crew to Houston and then to FL as needed.

One pine tree drops on a transformer here and entire neighborhoods are out for a month. Waiting for crews to return from the 'cane zones.

You will probably get power back before we do. Least that's how it usually works.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at September 10, 2017 07:15 PM (2wRtc)

530 525. Second the drinking on an empty stomach idea. Pro tip - whenever possible, combine with sitting in the hot, hot sun.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 10, 2017 07:15 PM (fA1SL)

531 My local Walmart is offering a new service where you order online, choose a pick-up time, then drive to Walmart and someone puts your stuff straight into your car. Minimum order is $30, and so far earliest pick-up time seems to be the next day, but it's great. You get the low Walmart prices without having to deal with the questionable Walmart shoppers.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at September 10, 2017 07:16 PM (FQKBL)

532 Are the people of Walmart videos better during a hurricane?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 10, 2017 07:16 PM (6Ll1u)

533 Don't go often but do get lots at Wal-Mart

Posted by: Skip at September 10, 2017 07:17 PM (pPKG5)

534 501 Eating out was a rarity for my family too when we were kids. Because it was a special event, we behaved ourselves. I wonder if part of the bratty behavior now is because dining out is so common, kids act like they're in the own home.
Posted by: Donna and V. at September 10, 2017 07:08 PM (P8951)

Us too. We rarely went out when we were small.
When we go to Hawaii and are eating at the resort, the fancy romantic restaraunt the rich people let their kids run all over the place. I want to scream at them. If you can't control your kids eat at the more casual restaraunt.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 10, 2017 07:17 PM (Ri/rl)

535 I hope the hurricane doesn't hurt Hillary's book sales. I know her friends will buy thousands, but the little people who are rushing out to get the book might be sitting in the dark and can't read it. We might have to fill people in here on the breathtaking news that will be in her book. Don't forget its only $20 on Amazon right now.

Posted by: Colin at September 10, 2017 07:17 PM (I+I6N)

536 "Was almost tempted to buy some Honey Badger beer"

Which one? There are a couple of different styles being sold under that monicker by various regional breweries.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 10, 2017 07:17 PM (ujwCG)

537 532
Are the people of Walmart videos better during a hurricane?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 10, 2017 07:16 PM (6Ll1u)

Ah, you know it.... more spandex and speedos...

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2017 07:17 PM (zSVEm)

538 BebeDahl
This week my friends and family played a round of "Name a memorable movie line." My contribution was Nicholas Cage's "...bunny" line. Never met another person who found that commanding sentence to be memorable.

Posted by: French Jeton at September 10, 2017 07:18 PM (WMvHw)

539 Steve Bannon just ripped Charlie Rose a new one on 60 Min.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 07:18 PM (PY9jH)

540 Choc chip ice cream I'm thinking since this is the food thread

Posted by: Skip at September 10, 2017 07:18 PM (pPKG5)

541 539
Steve Bannon just ripped Charlie Rose a new one on 60 Min.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 07:18 PM (PY9jH)
Can't wait to see it. Will actually watch it for once.

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 07:18 PM (EgOr3)

542 531 My local Walmart is offering a new service where you order online, choose a pick-up time, then drive to Walmart and someone puts your stuff straight into your car. Minimum order is $30, and so far earliest pick-up time seems to be the next day, but it's great. You get the low Walmart prices without having to deal with the questionable Walmart shoppers.
Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at September 10, 2017 07:16 PM (FQKBL)

I've been buying cleaning supplies and stuff like that from wal mart and over 50 dollars I think is 2 day free shipping.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 10, 2017 07:18 PM (Ri/rl)

543 More bang for your buck. Same here with the coors lite.
Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 07:14 PM (EgOr3)

Hellooo bee-yootifull.

I'll behave but only cause I'm way over here. so you've got that going for you.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 10, 2017 07:19 PM (3myMJ)

544 Walmart: I try to buy their stuff while avoiding "the Walmart experience." They now have free two-day shipping on just about everything, with a $35 minimum. I also tried their grocery pick-up service just after I'd had surgery. It was excellent.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at September 10, 2017 07:19 PM (398bZ)

545 "Was almost tempted to buy some Honey Badger beer"

Which one? There are a couple of different styles being sold under that monicker by various regional breweries.

Didn't look very closely. I'm too broke. But it appeared to be an orange box of 12 pak bottles.

Posted by: Infidel at September 10, 2017 07:19 PM (mxS7w)

546 Hearing Dr. Seb Gorka earlier this week seems he and Bannon were on the same team.

Posted by: Skip at September 10, 2017 07:20 PM (pPKG5)

547 I hope the hurricane doesn't hurt Hillary's book sales.
===

"and snipers, and misogyny , and Russians, and pneumonia, and hurricanes..."

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at September 10, 2017 07:20 PM (2wRtc)

548 There are several restaurants that I simply will not attend any more. Lots of glass, hard floors, etc. The ambient noise is just awful. One even has cast synthetic stone tables.

All very moderne, of course, but it sucks.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 10, 2017 07:20 PM (9tO1t)

549 That Lou Holtz speech was great, Meremortal.
Posted by: no good deed at September 10, 2017 07:15 PM (eIQHF)

Nice catch! He had me howling. He's a funny guy. It was all rehearsed but he's good at delivery, he's worked at it I bet.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 10, 2017 07:20 PM (3myMJ)

550 Kids that scream & act out in restaurants usually get away with the same behavior at home. Here's the problem. With the dawn of trying to eliminate child abuse, there is confusion between what is proper discipline & suitable punishment. Kids can report parents to teachers, neighbors, etc. Thus the cafe tables have now turned - no pun intended.

Posted by: BebeDahl at September 10, 2017 07:20 PM (yNyJy)

551 I like going to the local Wal Mark after a few drinks.

I people watch and realize evolution is a lie.

Then I use the can and leave.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 10, 2017 07:20 PM (5VlCp)

552 Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 07:13 PM (EgOr3)

The first name of the wife/mom of the family you bought it from isn't named Brooke, by any chance?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 10, 2017 07:21 PM (yE+j4)

553 Still working at this brew pub, no one has yet offered me a sample, boss stopped by Friday and he was offered a sample.

Posted by: Skip at September 10, 2017 07:21 PM (pPKG5)

554 Charlie Rose made some snide comment about Trump, racism and diversity.

Bannon (I'm paraphrasing here): "Charlie, I went to an integrated Catholic school. I served in the military. I don't need some limousine liberals from the Upper East Side or people in the Hamptons telling me about diversity."

Boom.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 07:21 PM (PY9jH)

555 Steve Bannon just ripped Charlie Rose a new one on 60 Min.
Posted by: Jane D'oh
-------

Too bad Bill Moyers wasn't there, for a perfecta.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 10, 2017 07:22 PM (9tO1t)

556 522 And the mortgage, HOA, tax, insurance less than half what I pay for rent here in Hell-A.
Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 07:13 PM (EgOr3)

You are going to have seasons, how exciting.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 10, 2017 07:22 PM (Ri/rl)

557 Charlie Rose is a snide, nasty, liberal crank. Bannon is the smarter, better man here. Must see TV.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 07:23 PM (PY9jH)

558 538- French Jetson. Makes me chuckle every time. :-)

Posted by: BebeDahl at September 10, 2017 07:23 PM (yNyJy)

559 Congratulations, Peaches. Best of luck on the move etc.

Posted by: andycanuck at September 10, 2017 07:24 PM (mJ8mX)

560 The ambient noise is just awful.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 10, 2017 07:20 PM (9tO1t)

SORRY, WHAT WAS THAT ?

-Macaroni Grill

Posted by: Meremortal at September 10, 2017 07:24 PM (3myMJ)

561 Have the reporters been washed away yet?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 10, 2017 07:24 PM (9tO1t)

562 Jane, think I will record it and watch later so I can burn thru the commercials.

Posted by: Infidel at September 10, 2017 07:24 PM (mxS7w)

563 I buy lots of perishable stuff, like milk and frozen food, from Walmart, so the pick-up option is great for me. Even my local high-end grocer is going to start offering delivery, through a third-party service. I wonder if it's to keep up with whatever Amazon is planning with food delivery.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at September 10, 2017 07:24 PM (FQKBL)

564 I need my safe space. Tell someone to call for my car.

Posted by: Charlie Rose at September 10, 2017 07:24 PM (398bZ)

565


Posted by: Peaches
==


Congrats on your escape, Peaches!

Welcome to Red America!

Now there is this thing called "weather"...

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at September 10, 2017 07:24 PM (2wRtc)

566 Hey everybody.

Re this Bannon v Rose showdown, I'm surprised 60 Minutes allowed it to air.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2017 07:24 PM (eMKNe)

567 I don't need some limousine liberals from the Upper East Side or people in the Hamptons telling me about diversity."
Boom.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 07:21 PM (PY9jH)

That sounds like a clip worth watching!

Posted by: Meremortal at September 10, 2017 07:25 PM (3myMJ)

568 I cannot believe Trump let Bannon go.

What a stupid mistake. Bannon is on OUR side. The sniveling douchebags surrounding Trump, not at all.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 07:25 PM (PY9jH)

569 Now Rose is bringing up Pussygate.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 07:26 PM (PY9jH)

570 I haven't seen a football game worth a damn yet today, but the NFL provides a reasonable excuse for Sunday grilling.

Yay, potato salad! Whoo-hoo coleslaw!

Posted by: Fritz at September 10, 2017 07:26 PM (D0riW)

571 Watching CNN, people making comments keep saying fake, fake fake.....funny, I guess even in pretty straight fall videos, people are waiting for Trump some how to get into the news.

Posted by: Colin at September 10, 2017 07:26 PM (I+I6N)

572 I cannot believe Trump let Bannon go.
====

Redeployed.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at September 10, 2017 07:26 PM (2wRtc)

573 566 Hey everybody.

Re this Bannon v Rose showdown, I'm surprised 60 Minutes allowed it to air.
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2017 07:24 PM (eMKNe)

I'm sure in their minds, Charlie Rose TOTALLY DESTROYED BANNON!!11!!

Posted by: josephistan at September 10, 2017 07:26 PM (ANIFC)

574 Re restaurants:

Noise is certainly a factor. I love the prices, but have a hard time enjoying, the Costco food court for that reason. (Also that it's completely outdoors, crowded, and let's face it-- people are slobs and everything's messy.)

But what really bugs me is open kitchens you can see into, that *aren't* sparkling clean and orderly. Are they *trying* to drive away customers? As Frank Barone would say, geezaloo!

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2017 07:26 PM (eMKNe)

575 Raw chicken? People eat raw chicken and live? No. No. And no. I lost all faith in Alton Brown of Food Channel fame years ago when he roasted a turkey, cut into it and it was PINK. Gag. Now serve me a medium rare steak and we are besties for life...

Posted by: Rosasharn at September 10, 2017 07:27 PM (PzBTm)

576 563 I buy lots of perishable stuff, like milk and frozen food, from Walmart, so the pick-up option is great for me. Even my local high-end grocer is going to start offering delivery, through a third-party service. I wonder if it's to keep up with whatever Amazon is planning with food delivery.
Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at September 10, 2017 07:24 PM (FQKBL)

I didn't know that was an option. I hate shopping. I'm going to look into that.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 10, 2017 07:27 PM (Ri/rl)

577 female reporter in hurricane vs. sign:

https://twitter.com/polNewsInfinity/status/906993254037671937

Posted by: shibumi at September 10, 2017 07:28 PM (aT+Bx)

578 I people watch and realize evolution is a lie.

Then I use the can and leave.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 10, 2017 07:20 PM (5VlCp)

Evolution is doing fine. You mean civilization.

hic*

Posted by: Meremortal at September 10, 2017 07:28 PM (3myMJ)

579 >>Charlie Rose is a snide, nasty, liberal crank. Bannon is the smarter, better man here. Must see TV.


Rose is being a jerk right now.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 10, 2017 07:28 PM (W+vEI)

580 AXL ROSE?!? YES, THAT IS GNR MUZAK THEY'RE PLAYING IN HERE!

Posted by: scrood at September 10, 2017 07:28 PM (cQdY5)

581 And the mortgage, HOA, tax, insurance less than half what I pay for rent here in Hell-A.
Posted by: Peaches
------------

Just remember, you promised to brush up on your James Whitcombe Riley.

*holds Hoosier Card in abeyance*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 10, 2017 07:28 PM (9tO1t)

582 shibumi: BONGGG!!! ;-D

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2017 07:29 PM (eMKNe)

583 The first name of the wife/mom of the family you bought it from isn't named Brooke, by any chance?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 10, 2017 07:21 PM (yE+j4)
I don't know, Tammy. The seller's name is XXXX XXXXXX; I googled him (of course) and saw his father passed away in Feb. Watched the video, they seem like a very lovely family.

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 07:29 PM (EgOr3)

584 One thing that Married With Children was great about, was their spoofs of TV news.

Remember that Latina on-the-scene newscaster whose name kept getting longer and more ridiculous to pronounce?

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2017 07:30 PM (eMKNe)

585 This long thread is making my tablet wonky

Posted by: Skip at September 10, 2017 07:30 PM (pPKG5)

586 575 Raw chicken? People eat raw chicken and live? No. No. And no. I lost all faith in Alton Brown of Food Channel fame years ago when he roasted a turkey, cut into it and it was PINK. Gag. Now serve me a medium rare steak and we are besties for life...
Posted by: Rosasharn at September 10, 2017 07:27 PM (PzBTm)

I would never eat raw chicken. I like sashimi, yellow fin tuna.
Carpaccio and rare steak. Never raw poultry.
My friend had campylobacter after eating a salad in a restaraunt. My guess is cross contamination.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 10, 2017 07:30 PM (Ri/rl)

587 CaliGirl, I hope you find a Walmart by you that offers it. I hate shopping too. And I have to go to several stores nowadays to get the best prices/all the items I want.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at September 10, 2017 07:30 PM (FQKBL)

588 I people watch and realize evolution is a lie.

Then I use the can and leave.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy
-----------

At the very least, Left/Liberals/Progs cast strong doubt on the proposition that mankind is nature's crowning achievement.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 10, 2017 07:31 PM (9tO1t)

589 I didn't know that was an option. I hate shopping. I'm going to look into that. Posted by: CaliGirl at September 10, 2017 07:27 PM (Ri/rl)

Not all locations have grocery pick-up, but more are being added all the time. I was pleasantly surprised at how well-designed and efficient it is. Lots of people now order groceries while they're at work and just pick up on the way home. I can also see how this could be great for elderly, frail, or disabled people.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at September 10, 2017 07:31 PM (398bZ)

590 female reporter in hurricane vs. sign:

https://twitter.com/polNewsInfinity/status/906993254037671937
Posted by: shibumi


I laffed reel hard!!

Steve, Bonggggggg! is right.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....deplorable American at September 10, 2017 07:32 PM (S6Pax)

591 17-9 Packers.

Suck on it Justice Hawks.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at September 10, 2017 07:33 PM (LTHVh)

592 Went to eat at the high end restaurant in the Flamingo in Las Vegas.

Freaking loud bass line, TV's everywhere, etc. This was a seriously expensive restaurant set up like an effing sports bar.

Never went back.

If you want old school rat pack style dining, try Vic and Anthony's in the Golden Nugget downtown Las Vegas.

Posted by: Blake at September 10, 2017 07:33 PM (WEBkv)

593 590
female reporter in hurricane vs. sign:



https://twitter.com/polNewsInfinity/status/906993254037671937

Posted by: shibumi


That is THE BEST!!!!!! You made my day, shibumi!

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 07:33 PM (EgOr3)

594 Bossy, the good news, she was wearing so many layers of makeup, she barely felt a thing. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2017 07:33 PM (eMKNe)

595 We ate at a lovely farm-to-table restaraunt last week on a trip. Best meal I've had in I don't remember-
but-
it's in a converted gas station. Brick walls, cement floor.
Too noisy to converse, had we wanted to.
But we were so busy eating, it was not an issue.

Posted by: Sal at September 10, 2017 07:33 PM (hA4a+)

596 Rose is being a jerk right now.
Posted by: Lizzy

He has a spectrum of "jerk" to "pretentious" and back again.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....deplorable American at September 10, 2017 07:33 PM (S6Pax)

597 Remember that Latina on-the-scene newscaster whose name kept getting longer and more ridiculous to pronounce?
Posted by: qdpsteve
-----------

That's racist!

Posted by: Roseanne Roseannadanna at September 10, 2017 07:33 PM (9tO1t)

598 shibumi, that is hilarious.

Posted by: Infidel at September 10, 2017 07:34 PM (mxS7w)

599 588. We are devo.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 10, 2017 07:34 PM (fA1SL)

600 Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 07:29 PM (EgOr3)

Okay, not my cousin. They just sold their place in that exact area, and it would have been insane if you bought it!

Best of luck, sweet pea. I am so happy fer ye!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 10, 2017 07:35 PM (yE+j4)

601 The pinnacle in elitist smuggery is a Moyers/Rose one-on-one.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 10, 2017 07:35 PM (9tO1t)

602 Just came back from Supercuts for a haircut. Was reading Star Magazine to pass the time (don't laugh).

Anyway, I learned two hilarious facts:

- Ashley Judd has had *so much botox,* her face is puffed up like Chucky's. She literally looks like a cartoon blow-up doll.

- Cher keeps a "Dirty Harry-sized' .357 Magnum in a safe spot (I think her bedroom) at her SoCal mansion. Great to find out she's another total screaming 2A hypocrite.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2017 07:35 PM (eMKNe)

603 I'm watching the Bannon interview too. This is pretty good but that other guy is a dick.

Posted by: freaked at September 10, 2017 07:35 PM (BO/km)

604
I laffed reel hard!!



Steve, Bonggggggg! is right.
---

Remember, they hire them because they're pretty, not because they're smart.

However... reporters are smarter than anchors, and the ones that might be the smartest are the "investigative reporters."

Posted by: shibumi at September 10, 2017 07:35 PM (aT+Bx)

605 Quite a few years ago, we took Mom (God Rest Her Soul) out to her favorite restaurant for her birthday. Well, directly behind me was a woman with badly misbehaving children. After about the 6th time one of those little turds ran into the back of my chair, I turned around, looked woman directly in the eye and told her that she needed to control her "demon spawn."

The woman scooped up her litter and left in a huff. I got bruises from Mrs. Cop kicking me in the shins but we go to eat in peace after that.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at September 10, 2017 07:35 PM (5Yee7)

606 I people watch and realize evolution is a lie.
Then I use the can and leave.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 10, 2017 07:20 PM (5VlCp)
Evolution is doing fine. You mean civilization.
hic*
Posted by: Meremortal at September 10, 2017 07:28 PM (3myMJ)

Well.....the two go hand in hand. A big fat young lady driving a hove around to load up on more fat products is not conducive to surviving in the field, no matter how civilized we think we may be.

Good eating though for whatever catches it.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 10, 2017 07:36 PM (5VlCp)

607 "Went to eat at the high end restaurant in the Flamingo in Las Vegas.

Freaking loud bass line,"
------------------------

So, far so good...

Posted by: Meremortal at September 10, 2017 07:36 PM (3myMJ)

608 Ever notice when Charlie Rose's Southern accent shows up?

He doesn't say "War on terror." He says "War on terrah."

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2017 07:36 PM (eMKNe)

609 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 10, 2017 07:35 PM (yE+j4)

I will send you a link. And the second I get the guest room furnished, I'd be honored for you to visit. :-)

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 07:36 PM (EgOr3)

610 554 Charlie Rose made some snide comment about Trump, racism and diversity.

Bannon (I'm paraphrasing here): "Charlie, I went to an integrated Catholic school. I served in the military. I don't need some limousine liberals from the Upper East Side or people in the Hamptons telling me about diversity."

Boom.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 07:21 PM (PY9jH)

=========
Aaahhhh. Warms the cockleshells of my heart.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla at September 10, 2017 07:36 PM (Itc1k)

611 Boom.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 07:21 PM (PY9jH)

Thanks Jane, I recorded it.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 10, 2017 07:36 PM (Ri/rl)

612 47 Have country ribs marinating in orange soda, garlic, honey, thai chili sauce, soy sauce and a bit if worchesesester sauce. I will see if the experiment works. Marinade tasted yummy.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 10, 2017 04:20 PM (89T5c)

Interesting! Have to look through thread to see if you commented later.

Posted by: Gem at September 10, 2017 07:37 PM (uaHyk)

613 Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 07:29 PM (EgOr3)


Peaches, you might want a cob to remove your comment with the sellers name.

Posted by: Tami at September 10, 2017 07:37 PM (Enq6K)

614 Nood

Posted by: josephistan at September 10, 2017 07:39 PM (ANIFC)

615 Apart from the excitement of the tornado being dropped by a rain band earlier, things were pretty boring here most of the day. Things are getting real now, though - power flickering, winds picking up, etcetera etcetera.

Posted by: Locarno at September 10, 2017 07:39 PM (HhYvn)

616 I am way beyond being nice to parents of children who run wild in a restaurant. I will go up to them and tell them to control their brats or I will ask the manager to throw them out. I do it in a very loud voice. It usually gets results. I've even gotten applause. I really don't care if they are mad, I am over it.

Posted by: abby at September 10, 2017 07:39 PM (HBU7W)

617 Peaches, you might want a cob to remove your comment with the sellers name.
Posted by: Tami at September 10, 2017 07:37 PM (Enq6K)

Meh. It's public record. They put all the sales and names in the paper here.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 10, 2017 07:39 PM (3myMJ)

618 The pinnacle in elitist smuggery is a Moyers/Rose one-on-one.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

I was in DC once for a conference, and was walking from my hotel to the meeting, and actually saw Moyers drive by.

They call him The Grim Parson, for a reason. What an unhappy looking man. And those of us who remember him as LBJ's press secretary, remember his as being pretty dishonest, too.

A PBS Millionaire!

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....deplorable American at September 10, 2017 07:39 PM (S6Pax)

619 60 Minutes - Rose leaks like no other pisser has ever leaked!

Posted by: BebeDahl at September 10, 2017 07:39 PM (yNyJy)

620 587 CaliGirl, I hope you find a Walmart by you that offers it. I hate shopping too. And I have to go to several stores nowadays to get the best prices/all the items I want.
Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at September 10, 2017 07:30 PM (FQKBL)

I shop at 3 different stores. It would be easier to pick up staples at Walmart and go to the other stores for specialty items.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 10, 2017 07:40 PM (Ri/rl)

621 Also do not want to be around noisy children in a nice restaurant. Yes, I have actually asked to be seated in the non-screaming-baby section of particular establishments.

Posted by: Rosasharn at September 10, 2017 07:40 PM (PzBTm)

622 What the heck is this? What happened to the interview?

Posted by: freaked at September 10, 2017 07:40 PM (BO/km)

623 Local weather douche is sorely disappointed that Irma will be a tropical storm as it enters GA. He's still warning us on the coast that we're all going to die, especially "'You People' who drive those SUVs and trucks."

He's a proud climate change enthusiast and a transplant here.

I thought earlier he was going to have a heart attack on air.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2017 07:40 PM (PY9jH)

624 Hillary is nood in the nood.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 10, 2017 07:41 PM (gC2IV)

625 That racist cracker should be calling me a limousine liberal! Racist.

Posted by: tavis smiley at September 10, 2017 07:41 PM (mJ8mX)

626 I don't want to see this frozen bullshit. What the hell?

Posted by: freaked at September 10, 2017 07:41 PM (BO/km)

627 613 Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 07:29 PM (EgOr3)


Peaches, you might want a cob to remove your comment with the sellers name.
Posted by: Tami at September 10, 2017 07:37 PM (Enq6K)

Yes, that would be a good idea.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 10, 2017 07:41 PM (Ri/rl)

628 Peaches, you might want a cob to remove your comment with the sellers name.

Posted by: Tami at September 10, 2017 07:37 PM (Enq6K)
Why? I really don't care.

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 07:41 PM (EgOr3)

629 616 I am way beyond being nice to parents of children who run wild in a restaurant. I will go up to them and tell them to control their brats or I will ask the manager to throw them out. I do it in a very loud voice. It usually gets results. I've even gotten applause. I really don't care if they are mad, I am over it.
Posted by: abby at September 10, 2017 07:39 PM (HBU7W)

You are my hero.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 10, 2017 07:42 PM (Ri/rl)

630 Shibumi

Ty. Love that it is a Stop sign. The Hurricane is as tired of the weather people droning on as we are.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla at September 10, 2017 07:42 PM (Itc1k)

631 Got my dinner. Meatball parmigiana sandwich. Yum.

Posted by: rickl at September 10, 2017 07:42 PM (sdi6R)

632 Publix and Wegmans are now delivering food. I'd guess that will be the norm before long.

Posted by: Colin at September 10, 2017 07:42 PM (I+I6N)

633 I am way beyond being nice to parents of children
who run wild in a restaurant. I will go up to them and tell them to
control their brats or I will ask the manager to throw them out. I do it
in a very loud voice. It usually gets results. I've even gotten
applause. I really don't care if they are mad, I am over it.

Posted by: abby at September 10, 2017 07:39 PM (HBU7W)

I did this at Texas Roadhouse before the kids got there. A table of 30+ church kids and parents were seated after I was. They were horrible. They quieted down pdq.

Posted by: Infidel at September 10, 2017 07:42 PM (mxS7w)

634 577 female reporter in hurricane vs. sign:

https://twitter.com/polNewsInfinity/status/906993254037671937
Posted by: shibumi at September 10, 2017 07:28 PM (aT+Bx)

It IS what we all hope for!

Posted by: sinalco at September 10, 2017 07:43 PM (yODqO)

635 Why? I really don't care.

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 07:41 PM (EgOr3)


Can I tell you why in an e-mail?

Posted by: Tami at September 10, 2017 07:44 PM (Enq6K)

636 Why? I really don't care.
Posted by: Peaches

Well, some things don't change. You're a tough lady!

Hope you enjoy Indy. It's not quite as tedious and barbaric as some might indicate.
Chicago is only a few hours away, if you get a hankerin' for some big city traffic.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....deplorable American at September 10, 2017 07:44 PM (S6Pax)

637 Can I tell you why in an e-mail?

Posted by: Tami at September 10, 2017 07:44 PM (Enq6K)
Sure. Or you can tell me here. Do you have my email?

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 07:45 PM (EgOr3)

638 His name is right in the listing . . . its FSBO. If I put a link, you all would have it. I'm paying full asking price and I'm also splitting the commission with him. I honestly don't understand why this is a problem. Sorry if I'm just stoopid.

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 07:46 PM (EgOr3)

639 Can I tell you why in an e-mail?
Posted by: Tami at September 10, 2017 07:44 PM (Enq6K)

That is an excellent idea.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 10, 2017 07:46 PM (Ri/rl)

640
I am way beyond being nice to parents of children who run wild in a
restaurant. I will go up to them and tell them to control their brats or
I will ask the manager to throw them out. I do it in a very loud voice.
It usually gets results. I've even gotten applause. I really don't care
if they are mad, I am over it.
---

I should try that.

Generally, I give the parents the Death Stare of Utter and Complete Disapproval. That's been pretty effective.

Posted by: shibumi at September 10, 2017 07:46 PM (aT+Bx)

641 Sure. Or you can tell me here. Do you have my email?

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 07:45 PM (EgOr3)


I think I use to but don't remember it.

Posted by: Tami at September 10, 2017 07:47 PM (Enq6K)

642 Peaches,

It's not the sales price, its privacy and safety. You never know who is monitoring this site.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 10, 2017 07:48 PM (Ri/rl)

643 Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 07:36 PM (EgOr3)

YASSSS!!!!!!!!!!! We will tear that town up!


They could probably track you through the name and such, girly.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 10, 2017 07:48 PM (yE+j4)

644 Jeffrey Wells has been spooking me lately.

He's been attending film festivals and (a) hasn't really posted about politics, and (b) panned both "It" and "Suburbicon."

OTOH, he's creaming himself about the upcoming Jennifer Lawrence flick "mother!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2017 07:49 PM (eMKNe)

645 horrifying things you didn't know could even exist...

stopped by the new cajun place for a sample dish on the way home from picking up tacos... someone we met through Pink Pistols was ordering, so we chatted whilst the 20 something covered in tats and piercings took her order in back.

i LOL'ed at the "Vegan Cajun Cookbook" for sale, and PP person said, everything here is vegan....

i looked closer at the menu, saw she was right, and said "you've got to be shitting me..." with the horror evident in my voice.

PP person (who's preggers, BTW) said "you'll just have to try it and see what you think..."

i said "or not", put down the menu and walked out.

truly a sign of the apocolypse

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 10, 2017 07:50 PM (dL2qb)

646 OTOH, he's creaming himself about the upcoming Jennifer Lawrence flick "mother!"
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2017 07:49 PM (eMKNe)

Of course he is, I will never watch another Jennifer Lawrence film, she is dead to me. She hates me, I won't buy her product.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 10, 2017 07:51 PM (Ri/rl)

647 It's not the sales price, its privacy and safety. You never know who is monitoring this site.
--

Look, ya'll know I'm assigned to monitor you. And honestly, I'm sorry to report, you're way less interesting than the people at Democratic Underground.

Now when I'm on vacation, and Jeffrey takes over, that's when you have to be careful. He's a bit on the pervy side, and like "pizza and ping pong" IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: Bob at the NSA at September 10, 2017 07:52 PM (aT+Bx)

648 They can monitor the living crap out of me, and have probably been doing so for years. Much like the vaunted honey badger, I just don't care.

Posted by: Peaches at September 10, 2017 07:54 PM (EgOr3)

649 If you think sitting in a restaurant is loud, try transcribing a conversation that takes place in one. I have never understood the logic that says, "I want to record an interview with you. Meet me at that popular, loud Mexican restaurant with the tile floors and the mariachi band that will start playing in the middle of the interview. Oh, and I'll ask them to seat us near the kitchen so we can hear every dropped plate, too."

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 10, 2017 07:54 PM (2NqXo)

650 CaliGirl, yup. :-)

Jeff can't continue to work in Hollywood if he doesn't at least occasionally genuflect before all the great leftist powers-that-be there.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2017 07:55 PM (eMKNe)

651 Weather Channel people are alibiing like mother.

Posted by: Javems at September 10, 2017 07:58 PM (yOqwj)

652 You know, I never realized how many products Husky made. And I just realized that I can't spell it correctly. Boy am I stupid.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 10, 2017 07:59 PM (6Ll1u)

653 Worked in a restaurant in the jersey shore in my yute. Old black man named Smitty played piano 4-5 nights a week. Played piano soft as an angel, voice like Louis Armstrong. People came not so much to eat but enjoy that old mans music. Sweet old guy, always happy. Dont come like that anymore.

Posted by: A Lurker at September 10, 2017 08:11 PM (WwZGF)

654 I'd imagine acoustic treatments are expensive and so are the people who figure out where to put them.

Posted by: DinsdalePiranha at September 10, 2017 08:47 PM (6M1XM)

655 Drudge is indispensable. Stop dissing him!

Without Drudge, how little you would know about the incredible advances in sex robot technology!

Why, only today, Matt features a new one that moans at appropriate times when she/it is touched.

Personally? They still look like mannequin

Posted by: mnw at September 10, 2017 09:17 PM (EmDt7)

656 Dear Caligirl- what does your business do? It sounds... interesting. 5 hogs, and all. Chopped to bits.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at September 10, 2017 09:39 PM (w7U7L)

657 There was a French restaurant in Denver in the Governor's Park area that lasted only a few years. I forget the name, something like Angels, one word that sounded heavenly, a hipster place that attracted Yuppie types. Beautiful inside, shined hardwood floors, very elegant. Had the best bouillabaisse there that I've ever tasted. Just perfect. But as it filled up, and crucially, as the women specifically became progressively drunk, the place got louder and LOUDER and L O U D E R and more SHRILL, like Salem during the height of the witch trials I'm imagining, until eventually it became unbearable. A few curtains, a few rugs, just a few fabrics here and there would have buffered the cacophony. But apparently unbearable noise is what they wanted. Then they failed.

Posted by: bour3 at September 10, 2017 09:45 PM (+Q6oV)

658 It's not just the lack of sound deadening materials. Or the manager's failure to put a sock in the mouth of a drunken woman. It's most commonly their choice of muzak -- often apparently chosen to please the Gen X servers rather than the adult customers. More than the volume (why must it be COMPETETIVE w/conversation) is its relentless mediocrity. Who knew that restaurant music is a 'lowest bidder' commodity?

Posted by: Uh Clem at September 11, 2017 05:49 PM (HywpQ)

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