Re: Everything Sucks

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You ate candy corn? And Becks watched that crappy movie? You people get what you deserve.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 2:04 AM
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a lot of candy corn. owwwwww, I hate everything.


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 2:06 AM
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I didn't know what candy corn was, so an American friend brought some back from visiting with her family.

It looked like one of the constituents in a pavement pizza.


Posted by: Jesurgislac | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 2:36 AM
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you snooty europeans i had to live on candy corn for 5 years during the depression and i'm still alive


Posted by: pdf23ds | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 2:41 AM
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it's all my own fault!

But you're not in the hospital with a (presumed) ulcer like my step-dad! So, good times.

max
['Feh. I hate it when I leave an unfinished comment for hours.']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 5:06 AM
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ahhh it's not so bad. Get it done when the deadline arrives.


Posted by: dsquared | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 6:16 AM
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When John McCain was a POW he couldn't make himself sick with too much candy corn.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 7:31 AM
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I don't like candy corn.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 7:34 AM
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Does everybody have a certain food that, given the opportunity, you will continue to eat to the point of making yourself feel sick? For me, it is salted nuts.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 7:39 AM
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for me, it's peeps.


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 7:40 AM
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except not really. mmm, salted nuts. good night everyone, thatnks for the sage advice dsquared. enojoy the sickening roller coaster ride on the stock market, everyone!


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 7:41 AM
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We're two weeks from Halloween. You should have gotten yourself sick from eating those little pumpkins that are made from the same stuff as candy corn.


Posted by: MH | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 8:10 AM
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Yeah, the pumpkins. Those are pretty good.

I go for Goldenberg's peanut chews, the candy of choice for vegans. They involve cocoa powder but no milk-related entities, giving them a unique gestalt.

Also the Mike & Ikes that come in the orange box.


Posted by: CN | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 8:17 AM
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a certain food that, given the opportunity, you will continue to eat to the point of making yourself feel sick

Nuts, potato chips, sausage, and shrimp.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 8:21 AM
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these are really nice postures if artificial
good night, alameida
i mean that concentrating finger thing might work i've tried and it works like ear rubbing


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 8:22 AM
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only


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 8:23 AM
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Nuts, potato chips, sausage, and shrimp.

Oh, and wasabi peas. Like crack, those things are.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 8:25 AM
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a certain food that, given the opportunity, you will continue to eat to the point of making yourself feel sick

Olives. My threshold for getting sick on them is fairly low.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 8:43 AM
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And those damn Stroopwaffles. God, I love those things.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 8:45 AM
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STROOPWAFELN!

And the Trader Joe's pretzel peanut butter majigs.


Posted by: CN | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 8:48 AM
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I can't eat more than one Stroopwafel, no, but they are goddamn delicious.

Last night, I discovered that my brand-new heirloom Rio Zape beans from Rancho Gordo are so fucking delicious I am compelled to eat them to the point of internal organ failure. I made a pot last night, cooking them in beer and water with cut-up apples, onions, and garlic. The beans themselves taste strongly of coffee and chocolate. I also had them with egg and tomato this morning.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 8:54 AM
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14/17: not bacon?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 8:55 AM
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Avocado. Because at some point, even a fairly small amount of it suddenly started making me sick. But it's tasty!


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 8:56 AM
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22: Bacon is hampered as an eat-till-you're-sick food by its packaging sizes and preparation requirements.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 8:59 AM
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This will gross out Benjamin, but I have also taken to eating fresh raw tomato until I sicken, which is rather quickly, since I have no stomach for acidity. But a good ripe heirloom tomato, sliced, with salt and a little chipotle powder, on toast, put into the toaster for just long enough to take the chill off? Nom.

I did not eat raw tomatoes until I was like 23. Eggs, 21. Salad 21. Avocado, 26. These are basically my entire diet now.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 9:04 AM
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a certain food that, given the opportunity, you will continue to eat to the point of making yourself feel sick

Swedish fish, Goetze's caramel creams, various forms of barbecue, dried apricots, guacamole, nuts.

In fact, generally anything consisting primarily of proteins, carbohydrates and/or fats. Not so much on cellulose or silicon-based substances.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 9:07 AM
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Last night I was at a dinner party at my gay neighbors' house (superb cooks), and had:

--glass of zinfandel
--eggplant appetizer
--glass of riesling
--glass of Bordeaux
--two servings of rabbit stew over pasta
--two glasses of Napa Cab
--two servings of carrots in butter & brown sugar
--two servings of peas w/ green onions and butter
--glass of apple brandy
--glass of Sauternes
--three slices of apple pie w/ ice cream
--glass of port

Over a 4.5 hour period. Certain substances that aid appetite were also smoked, perhaps explaining the eagerness for additional servings.

I spent the night tossing and turning in a shallow, disturbed sleep. I seem to have recovered now, but it was like an athletic challenge to my digestive abilities. It gave me a certain visceral appreciation for the whole Roman vomitorium concept.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 9:09 AM
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Any of the sour-sweet candies a la Sour Patch Kids will do it for me. Candy corn and Reese's Pieces, too. I nearly bought our Halloween candy this past weekend and then realized if I had a bag of bags of Sour Patch Kids and a bag of bags of Reese's Pieces that I would not be able to move far enough by Halloween to open the door for the neighborhood kids.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 9:10 AM
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a certain food that, given the opportunity, you will continue to eat to the point of making yourself feel sick

Fresh bread.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 9:14 AM
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Now that I'm older, I really prefer the kind of upscale orgy of excess described in 27 to orgiastic consumption of candy corn or sour patch kids. I like candy, but when I start to eat a lot I always get this image that I'm just pouring thinly disguised sugar straight down my throat. Plus it gives that weird sugar dizziness. I did used to eat a ton of candy back in the day though.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 9:15 AM
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Candy corn really is totally nasty, which doesn't prevent me from occasionally overindulging.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 9:18 AM
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Almost anything I like, I'll keep eating to the point where one would expect a reasonable person to feel sick, but it never seems to happen. Anything sweet? Check. Nuts, chips (barring corn chips for some reason. Don't mind them, but I'll have a couple and then stop). Cheese, particularly with crackers? Check. Cherries, grapes, or any other kind of berry one could eat absentmindedly? Check.

Mostly, I stop eating either from social cues (that is, I need to leave some of whatever it is for whoever else is there) or because whatever I'm eating is gone, and there aren't any more crumbs in the dish that will stick to a damp finger.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 9:22 AM
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Sweets have never tempted me much to overindulgence. I was very fat as a child because I exchanged my right to dessert for more fried okra.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 9:23 AM
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Nuts, chips
i can't eat crunchy things b/c of my gums and i swore to never cook in the apartment, can't stand the smell afterwards


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 9:26 AM
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Pink and white animal cookies, how I love thee.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 9:30 AM
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33: Yes! I'll gladly pass up sweet things for savory. I constantly run into trouble when eating with people who don't know me over my distaste for dessert. If the meal was good, why nuke the aftertaste with some stupid sugar bomb? A little sweet snack with tea or coffee is fine, but incorporating sweet stuff into a main meal is just wrong.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 9:32 AM
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Not all desserts are "stupid sugar bombs", togolosh.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 9:35 AM
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STROOPWAFELN!
I never heard of these before. I see trouble ahead.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 9:36 AM
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35: We're, you and I that is, cookie compadres.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 9:38 AM
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Not bacon

I've fried and eaten a pound of bacon in one sitting and didn't feel sick, so I don't know what the ceiling is there.

Candy corn really is totally nasty

It really is. Now that I think about it, I will eat gummy bears until I'm sick, but that's all about texture. They could be sugar-free and flavorless and I'd keep right on shoveling them down because they feel so good to chew.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 9:40 AM
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I mostly lack a sweet tooth, but stroopwafeln rule. Also salty licorice.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 9:42 AM
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Maybe this clip of Donna Brazile will cheer you up. Nothing earth shattering, but good.

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Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 9:43 AM
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wasabi peas

Goodness, how delicious, eating wasabi peas! Also, those Pepperidge Farm goldfish.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 9:45 AM
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I love candy corn. And candy and chocolate and the rest of it.

Once I took a year off all desserts. I was really strict about it. I never lost dessert cravings. About seven months in, I realized it was the stupidest experiment ever, but I'd invested too much to turn back. Nothing changed about my palate when I went back to my normal gorging.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 9:46 AM
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Goldenberg's peanut chews

I was rhapsodizing about these to M/tch the other day. They were always hard to find when I was back East; here, I haven't been able to find them at all.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 9:47 AM
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Also, those Pepperidge Farm goldfish.

Bleah.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 9:49 AM
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I will eat desserts for the texture, and because I like making them. I bake an excellent pie, and love the combination of flaky, buttery, gelatinous, and creamy textures. If the flavor is really complex or subtle, I can get totally on-board. But I've never understood how people can eat grocery-store pie, or pie made with canned pie filling. It's just sugar, with some very nasty rancid fruit bits floating in it.

Funny story: when I went to college, there was a day when our cafeteria served pancakes for breakfast with various toppings. I couldn't figure out what the fruit business was, because it wasn't the right texture for compote. I asked my roommate, and she was all, "Oh yum, cherry pie filling!" I sort of cocked my head. "Pie filling? What do you mean, pie... filling?" In my world, pies were filled with fresh fruit sprinkled with sugar. "They cook a whole pie and then scoop out the filling?"


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 9:49 AM
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Also also, good, dark chocolate. Candy corns and I, however, have nothing to say to each other.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 9:50 AM
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In my youth I had been known to consume an entire bowl of onion dip (dry onion soup mix and sour cream) and a bag of Fritos. Not a pretty picture.


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 9:52 AM
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I know intellectually I eat myself sick all the time, normally, but I'm so totally out of touch with my normal eating patterns these days that I can't remember why I'd do such a thing.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 9:54 AM
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I love candy corn.

Mark it down: 14 October 2008. The day heebie-geebie stopped being right.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 9:54 AM
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incorporating sweet stuff into a main meal is just wrong

I'll agree with you there. The chef at this fantastic vegetarian restaurant in town must've gotten obsessed with sweets when she made the late summer/early fall menu. Figs mixed with the gnocchi, dates mixed with excellent cheeses and greens, roasted plums mixed into black bean potstickers... It seemed like half the items on the menu had something sickeningly sweet mixed in with the savory deliciousness. Eesh.

And Apo's right on the bacon. Provided that it's good bacon, cooked to the point where the fat becomes brown and melty, I've yet to discover my consumption limits.


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 9:55 AM
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45: Oh how I love Goldberg's Peanut Chews. Do they exist outside of NJ/NY? If I see a bag in the lead-up to Hallowe'en,* I'll grab one for you.

*The ' is for Ben.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 9:55 AM
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It gave me a certain visceral appreciation for the whole Roman vomitorium concept.

You mean having exits for stadiums? It's certainly a sound idea.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 9:57 AM
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52: Green Zebra?


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 10:05 AM
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In my youth I would just take it straight: sugar cubes (topped off with a handful of orange-flavored baby aspirin).


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 10:06 AM
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Goldberg's Peanut Chews -- that is the candy bar that is parve, right?

This was significant to me at one point in my life because I was married to a vegan who craved candy bars.

I love chocolate and all kinds of sweets (but not gummy bears and the like that get stuck in my teeth), but those I can usually eat a reasonable serving and stop. But, nuts...every once in a while I'll see the nuts and think about how I love them, and as I don't have a weight problem there is no reason for me not to buy some just to have around...and ineveitably they are all gone within a day, and I feel terrible.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 10:07 AM
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54: Strange that they would puke and exit in the same place.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 10:10 AM
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Barbara's JalapeƱo Cheese Puffs. OMG $26 for a twelve-pack! Must...keep...self...from...ordering...


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 10:11 AM
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Strange that they would puke and exit in the same place.

Apparently you've never been in a Tokyo train station late at night.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 10:13 AM
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Cheez-Its are completely addictive for me. I try to limit myself to one box every couple of months.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 10:19 AM
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incorporating sweet stuff into a main meal is just wrong

A thousand years of Persian cuisine would like to have a word with you.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 10:20 AM
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57: how do you feel about Peeps?


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 10:21 AM
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Uh-oh. They are making sugar-free peeps now? That could be my downfall....


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 10:25 AM
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Oh, man. Peeps, candy corn, oreos, dried mango chunks, chocolate chips... if it's sweet and available in sufficient quantities, I'll eat it until physically uncomfortable.


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 10:27 AM
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Peeps are born stale.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 10:27 AM
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If I binge on something sweet, it's a pint of Ben & Jerrys or Haagen Dazs. Why eat mint oreos alone when you can have mint oreo cookies embedded in mint chocolate ice cream?


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 10:32 AM
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66: Wow, heebie, that's the most cruel thing anyone has ever said to me.

Actually, I don't like peeps either.

When I came up with the nickname I was mostly thinking of the sound -- like I was a mouse in the corner finally daring to make a little peep.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 10:32 AM
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Peeps are born stale.

But always fresh in the movies!
http://www.monmouth.com/~cathygrim/peeps_in_movies_2005.htm


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 10:33 AM
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Peeps and marshmallows exist only to be set on fire.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 10:33 AM
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Green Zebra?

Yep. Still a tasty meal, but damn were those figs overpowering in an otherwise delightfully savory gnocchi dish.


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 10:33 AM
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Peeps are born stale.

And sometimes go on to die horrible deaths in the name of science. Don't let it happen to you, peep.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 10:34 AM
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Cheetos. I am ashamed. And my fingers are orange.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 10:38 AM
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And my fingers are orange.

As long as that's the only part of your anatomy turned orange. You don't want to confuse the doctor.


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 10:40 AM
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Hey -- if Po-Mo and/or Oudemia are still around, I could use a recommendation for a good vegetarian lunch spot in the Loop. (Have to take an herbivorous client to lunch next week.)


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 10:57 AM
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Did you know that you can join the Peeps Fan Club? And that if you do, you get a membership card, a t-shirt, and a year's subscription to their newsletter, the News-Peeper?

It's true!


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 10:58 AM
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Hey mrh, aren't you having twins, like, any day now?
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Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 11:01 AM
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77: In 12 days, assuming the little scamps stay in there until the scheduled C-section!


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 11:08 AM
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78: I remember with shame when you first told me you were having a baby, that my initial reaction was excitement about commenting on photos of them in the Flickr pool, and then internal backlash about how that is really selfish and crazy. And yet the burning desire has returned!


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 11:11 AM
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Peeps are so gross. Bleah. I actually don't much like the taste of pure sweetness (with the exception of candy corn) so need it to be sour-and-sweet or peanutty-and-sweet or something. Fruit flavoring over chocolate any day, though very dark chocolate is its own thing. Peeps are sweet and gooey which is, like, extra gross.

Anyone who hates candy corn must have been kept in a box as a child.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 11:11 AM
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79: No shame in that, AWB. Bring on the photos ASAP!


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 11:14 AM
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Robust, your first paragraph is incomprehensible to me (crunchy sugar! gooey stale marshmallow! unnatural coloring!) but you manage to bring it on home with your stirring defense of the noble and much-maligned candy corn.

AWB, I've been told by a friend how much pleasure and validation he and his wife get out of people's comments on their Flickr photos of their babies, so you can be assured that your burning desire isn't selfish at all. In fact, I'll add a picture of our adorable diaper changing setup to the Flickr pool, for those who haven't seen it on the baby blog.


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 11:16 AM
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See, straight sweet is too much in most cases. It's not that I don't love sweet things - I do - I just need a flavor other than sweet.

A friend of mine yesterday sent me a link to a story about the deep-fried pecan pie that will be featured at this year's State Fair and I just had to sit here and cuss at how much I want that.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 11:25 AM
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Oh, man, pecan pie usually sets off my 'too sweet' sense, which takes a lot, but a couple of years ago I got a recipe for an open-faced pecan tart, very thin, just one layer of nuts covered by the custard or whatever you call the goo in a pecan pie, and it would break your heart. A drizzle of dark chocolate over the top... and Thanksgiving's coming, so I can make one.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 11:31 AM
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pecan pie usually sets off my 'too sweet' sense

That's what the ice cream is for.


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 11:33 AM
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Anyone who hates candy corn must have been kept in a box had access to *real* candy as a child.*

*This thread brought to you by the Department of Heated Arguments over Meaningless Preferences.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 11:35 AM
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Apple pie, and now I want some, dammit.


Posted by: Jesurgislac | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 11:36 AM
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NOT EVERYTHING SUCKS

MATRONS ARE SURGING IN SIGNIFICANCE


Posted by: OPINIONATED GRANDMA | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 11:37 AM
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I love candy corn, but I admit that that's one of the few kinds of candy I'd probably stop eating spontaneously if I had an unlimited amount of it. I love it because it means trick-or-treating, but viewed objectively you could get something that tasted about the same by mixing beeswax with corn syrup. Come to think of it, maybe they do.


Posted by: Lizardbreath | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 11:37 AM
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Is the new 13" MacBook something that doesn't suck? I'm not sure. My "I'm waiting for a proper replacement for my 12" Powerbook, dammit!" attitude gets less and less sustainable over time, though.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 11:42 AM
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Pringles. So tasty, and after a can and a half so sick-making.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 11:45 AM
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whatever you call the goo in a pecan pie

Karo syrup and brown sugar, of course.

This thread brought to you by the Department of Heated Arguments over Meaningless Preferences.

Cornophobe.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 11:47 AM
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90: I love my year-old MacBook. I think Apple is release a major update to both their laptop lines sometime this week.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 11:47 AM
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Apple pie, and now I want some, dammit

Apple pie without the cheese is like a hug without the squeeze. A message from the American Heart Association.


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 11:49 AM
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Apple pie with cheese? That's one of the most horrible ideas I've ever heard.


Posted by: CN | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 11:51 AM
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Wait, what's all this about cheese in apple pie?


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 11:52 AM
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Apple pie and cheddar is an American classic, America-haters.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 11:53 AM
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It's good. Although I've never baked it into the recipe, but a slice of good cheddar with your pie? Rawr.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 11:53 AM
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TLL knows what he's talking about, people. There are few better flavor combinations than tart apples and sharp cheddar cheese.


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 11:54 AM
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If you have never tried sharp cheddar with apple pie, or even an apple, you owe it to yourself to try it. I thought this was common knowledge.


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 11:54 AM
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I'm really disturbed about all this.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 11:55 AM
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Despite growing up in a heavily apple-producing area I had never heard of this until college. I think it's OK but I think it's one of those things one has to learn to love as a child.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 11:55 AM
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Cheddar with an apple: fine. But with a delicious pie?


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 11:55 AM
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Oh, cheese in addition to the pie, like ice cream. Not in the pie like, umm, something else.


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 11:55 AM
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I like the fake cheetos from Whole Foods. I can eat bags and bags of them. My gums start bleeding and my tongue aches, but I still want more.

Also pad thai, but I'm less embarrassed about that.


Posted by: Cecily | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 11:57 AM
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Apple pie and cheddar is an American classic, America-haters.

even better if you replace the american cheddar with real cheddar, though.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 11:57 AM
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re: pie and cheese. Do you watch Pushing Daisies*? Somebody on that show made a pie (I think apple) with gruyere baked into the crust. This sounds like a good idea to me but I am afraid of making my own pies.


Posted by: Cecily | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 11:58 AM
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90: It seems they don't suck, but they're also likely to be replaced this week. My 12" died, but I've recently had it replaced by a (work) 15.4" mb pro. Which at least is slim, if a bit wide. Looks like you took a 14" ibook and squished it, or something.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 11:58 AM
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pie (I think apple) with gruyere baked into the crust

I can see putting eggs and sausage into such a pie and calling it a quiche?


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 12:00 PM
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Apple is announcing its new laptops right now. They look pretty slick, and the MacBooks got a lot cheaper.


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 12:00 PM
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109: would it still have apples in it? I don't know how I feel about that.


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Nah, I'd leave out the apples in that case.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 12:03 PM
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Di: I'm terribly sorry, but I can't really think of any good vegetarian specialty places in the Loop area. Depending on what part of the Loop you're talking about, I'd probably lean toward Indian food.

If all else fails, martinis are still vegetarian.


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 12:03 PM
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107 - My darling! You must IMMEDIATELY move away from your wretched city and into my house in Sacramento, where we will make pies fluently and easily whenever the mood strikes us. I will hold your hand and give you small tasks that increasingly progress into baking the whole damn thing. You will feel no fear, because I will be with you the whole time. Also, you could show me how to be crafty. And I need a Halloween costume, please.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 12:03 PM
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Maybe an apple-sausage quiche would be okay, if you figured out a way to up the savory.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 12:04 PM
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I thought you moved to Oakland, Megan.

Maybe an apple-sausage quiche would be okay

Maybe?!


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 12:05 PM
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I've had apple gouda sausages that are greasy and delicious. But the whole sugary-apple-pie thing seems less amenable to eggs.

I still like the cheesy crust pie idea though.


Posted by: Cecily | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 12:05 PM
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114: did I tell you about how I'm trying to convince everyone to let me make latex rubber masks of them? I envision a Halloween where everyone just goes as somebody else from the neighborhood.

I'll send you a halloween costume. What'd you have in mind?


Posted by: Cecily | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 12:07 PM
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I firmly intended to move and moved out of my house and everything. Then I got offered better work at work and split the week between Oakland and Sac. This was pretty good, but now my tenants are moving out and I want my own house back. So I'm moving back into my house, am unresolved about whether I will continue to split the week (my sister informs me that I will), and think the whole thing was largely a waste of effort. I tried, though.


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118.1 is a great idea.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 12:09 PM
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thank you!


Posted by: Cecily | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 12:11 PM
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It's more breakfast/brunch-oriented, but Orange on Harrison comes to mind as a place with tasty non-meaty things?


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Re 118.1: be sure to collect the mask that resembles you. Eyewitness accounts of the bank robbery could be embarrassing.


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 12:13 PM
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I wonder how much work it would take to dress up as a recognisable Sarah Palin for Halloween. And how sexist it would be to do so.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 12:14 PM
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93, 108, 110: Yes, when I said "new MacBook", I meant "so new it was just announced a few minutes before I wrote this comment." I'm sure it's great and I would get used to it, it's just that I really like the smallness of my old PowerBook, and nothing else compares to that except the MacBook Air, which sacrifices a lot in terms of general computing power and feature-richness. I guess a 13" computer is not huge.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 12:15 PM
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And my fingers are orange.

I have a friend who eats Cheetos with chopsticks to avoid this problem.

I believe I've mentioned this before. Obviously, I have nothing new to say and should stop commenting and get on with life.


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I wonder how much work it would take to dress up as a recognisable Sarah Palin for Halloween. And how sexist it would be to do so.

If you can't dress up as a vice-presidential nominee for fear of being called a sexist, that's unfortunate.

I think Ms. Bitch would make a good Palin.


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I wonder how much work it would take to dress up as a recognisable Sarah Palin for Halloween. And how sexist it would be to do so.

How hard is an updo and glasses? I assume you have a suit, and FM boots would be de rigeur. Be sure to carry a pig with lipstick to complete the image


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 12:18 PM
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123 OR, I will have a watertight alibi. Maybe I'll make some extras of me for people to wear, just in case I want to do anything ever and maintain total deniability.


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124, 128: The key would be the updo. Getting something that looked bulky enough would be the trick -- you might need a drugstore hairpiece or something.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 12:20 PM
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FM boots

? Female-to-Male? The opposite of AM? Full Monty?

I'm sort of worried that in order to get a convincing updo, I'll have to go to a hair salon and get a blow-out. (My hair is pretty curly.) That would immediately make this costume the most expensive ever.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 12:21 PM
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Cecily's carefully laid out crime spree was unexpected foiled by the lurking FBI agent assigned to McManus.


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 12:22 PM
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There's a salon in Park Slope hosting a special "Updos for Obama" night. I saw the sign for it, but didn't stop to figure out what the fuck they were up to.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 12:22 PM
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131: Fuck Me.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 12:22 PM
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I'm sure Palin lets her hair down every once in a while.

In fact, in the spirit of Slutowe'en, you could go as Sexy Sarah Palin.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 12:24 PM
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Fuck Me boots. Like fuck me pumps, only, you know, boots. She and Condi been sportin em.


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 12:24 PM
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131: FM=Fuck Me. And I think what you'd want to do is pull most of your own hair back pretty tight, but pin on a cheap hairpiece for the bun and trailing bits. I don't know what the hairpiece would cost at a costume shop, or even if it would be possible to get something that would look right.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 12:24 PM
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I guess a 13" computer is not huge.

right, I wasn't that clear when saying even the 15.4" isn't horrible, I think I'd be pretty happy with 13".


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 12:25 PM
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124: Updo, glasses, and a high-powered rifle. Simple.


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For JM
http://www.tulipgirl.com/mt/archives/CondiInMyBoots.jpg


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 12:30 PM
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132: reasonable doubt, baby. Which one was the real me? Will anyone ever know for sure?


Posted by: Cecily | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 12:31 PM
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Damn, they've taken the Firewire port out of the MacBook. That really sucks for me the next time I need a new computer.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 12:38 PM
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they've taken the Firewire port out of the MacBook.

that is stupid and annoying. Why would they do that?


Posted by: Cecily | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 12:43 PM
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Updo, glasses, and a high-powered rifle down-syndrome baby doll.


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Do you watch Pushing Daisies*? Somebody on that show made a pie (I think apple) with gruyere baked into the crust. This sounds like a good idea to me but I am afraid of making my own pies

The Pie Man on Pushing Daisies inspired me to make pies this weekend. They turned out very well, thank you very little.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 12:56 PM
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I am torn between enjoying seeing scantily clad women and being offended by the concept of Slutoween.

I'd prefer to not see a bunch of Sexy Sarah Palin costumes on Halloween.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 12:58 PM
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I'd prefer to not see a bunch of Sexy Sarah Palin costumes on Halloween.

I suggest hiding. I think there should be categories, ie most tasteless Sarah Palin costume: most offensive; sexiest, if you like that sort of thing; funniest; etc. Tina Fey to be celebrity judge.


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 1:05 PM
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Actually, I think Condi looked rather stunning in her diplomatrix get-up.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 1:08 PM
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There is a story of a Latin American president who escaped an anti-government riot by wearing a mask of himself and slipping away through the crowd.

A similar strategy might also be a good way to cast suspicion away from oneself if you were inclined to rob a bank.


Posted by: Adam Kotsko | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 1:10 PM
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Oo, cheap hairpiece I can do. And the costume will probably only see the public when I open the door to little Bed-Stuy trick-or-treaters.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 1:10 PM
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I can't believe I mixed "one" and "you" in the same sentence.


Posted by: Adam Kotsko | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 1:11 PM
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People who don't like to bake should migrate to Portland and go to the Bipartisan Cafe, 79th and Stark SE, for the best pie in 37 states by official ruling. This has been a paid announcement. Paid for -- with pie!


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 1:11 PM
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A halloween Palin costume seems ... unfunny, though you could make it funny through unrelenting performance of word salad(s) all evening long. Of course you'd be using "well, you preferenced your remarks" and "nucular" and so on, but getting out whole strings of comments all night long, accompanied by wide-eyed fake sincerity, might be amusing. Vicious but amusing.

Meanwhile: smoked gouda with raw tart apple slices is fantastic. Also gummy bears, cheez-its, and I hate to say it, Doritos. With onion dip. Which I haven't had for years, because I have (or had) a problem in that area. Also olives: as a child I used to drink pickle juice.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 1:18 PM
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I can't believe I mixed "one" and "you" in the same sentence.

you were probably confused by all the masks.


Posted by: Cecily | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 1:20 PM
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Gouda and pears is also really good.


Posted by: Cecily | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 1:22 PM
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I want Judge Florentino Floro to be the next hipster Halloeen costume.


Posted by: CN | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 1:22 PM
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as a child I used to drink pickle juice.

I love to snack on cocktail onions.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 1:26 PM
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Thankfully I learned rather early on "don't treat your stomach like a garbage can!" It was a combination of a pizza eating contest, a refusal to vomit, and the ensuing "run for the border" that the pizza did which convinced me.

I did get sick from too much mint chocolate chip ice cream later on in my life. And I think I would probably eat pistachio nuts until sickness if I had a large enough quantity of them. For some reason the shelled pistachios don't taste as good, so the shelling slows me down.

Obviously dried fruits can very quickly catch up with you. And if I am on a very low fat diet for awhile it doesn't take much fat to set me off. Does that mean I don't produce enough bile?


Posted by: Tripp | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 1:27 PM
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Is the feeling-bad part of the discussion still operative? I am still a teeny bit sick, and it's weird: I'm a little bit headachey, not even to the pain threshold, just making me a bit dizzy.

The weirdest thing is that I can now sit at my computer for hours without triggering my RSIs, but I can't really get any work done.

Maybe I'll try another Neti.

Apple pie and cheddar is very good. But I also like a slice of cheddar in my PBJ.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 1:27 PM
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Gouda and pears (firm), yes. Are cocktail onions salty and vinegary? That's the key. I always thought they were sweet, for some reason.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 1:29 PM
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But I also like a slice of cheddar in my PBJ.

The things one learns on the intertube. PB and bacon, yes.


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 1:31 PM
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They're soaked in vinegar.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 1:31 PM
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When I was a child, my mother baked the most delicious strawberry-rhubarb pies. Her pies were so good that once, after she baked several pies and gave away a few to the neighbors, we said "Mom, why did you give away our pies? How could you do that to us, Mother?" We complained for so long and so loudly that my mother finally said "You selfish, ungrateful creatures! See if I ever make another strawberry-rhubarb pie!" And she never did. She still bakes apple pies, pumpkin pies, pecan pies, even blueberry pies, but to this day my mother has never baked another strawberry-rhubarb pie.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 1:38 PM
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as a child I used to drink pickle juice.

pickle juice!


Posted by: Cecily | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 1:42 PM
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While the Sarah Palin costume feels like there will be too much competition, The Future Mrs. Wrongshore (hereafter TFMW) and I might go as Drill, [and] Baby Drill. Haven't quite imagined how to do the bit component, but the bonnet is easy.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 1:43 PM
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The Pie Man on Pushing Daisies inspired me to make pies this weekend.

Who ate the pies?


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 1:51 PM
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Palin frequently invokes the need to "drill baby drill" and "lay some pipe". X-rated Slutoween costumes just waiting to happen.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 1:52 PM
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Hmm... What would be better, bacon or cheddar on a PB&J? I get a PB&J from my local breakfast place on some mornings when I'm especially hungry, and I know they've got the cheddar and bacon for their lunch trade. May have to try this at some point.


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 2:00 PM
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TLL is right, a PB and bacon is an excellent sandwich. But leave the jelly out of it. I can't speak to putting cheese in a peanut butter sandwich, because it never occurred to me to do so, but it seems like it would be dry.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 2:02 PM
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Peanut butter and raisins on toast are excellent. Even better: fresh rasperries on pb on toast. I'm sure you could smash this together into a sandwich instead of open-faced.


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Also, 163 breaks my heart. Your mom's a proud woman, Populuxe, with an iron will.


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 2:09 PM
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Bananas and raisins on PB&J is delicious. Also Jammies introduced me to pickles and peanut-butter, which tastes exactly like it sounds, but is still kind of good anyway.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 2:10 PM
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I support 146 in its entirety. Fortunately, my status as a homebody father of 2 pretty much keeps me away from places where Hallosluts (or whatever) roam. I anticipate a shitload of very non-sexy fairies in my future.


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Oh, and I reluctantly accept cheddar + apple pie, but it's really not my thing. AB's favorite sandwich is seedy, dense bread with cream cheese, apple butter, apple slices, and cheddar. The cream cheese is optional.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 2:14 PM
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pickle juice!

Kraut juice.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 2:16 PM
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In grad school when pushing particularly hard on a paper late nights, I snacked on little bowls of kalamata olives and pepperoncinis.

Getting stuck on this paragraph? Bite of pepperoncini: POW! salivary gland action. Whoa. Eyes water a bit. Okay, okay, ah, of course, the first few sentences and the last few in that paragraph needs a transition, notable lacuna there, right, and how big a one is it? God. I need an olive.


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When I was a kid we lived in Zambia, and in the late 70s the civil war in Zimbabwe pretty much cut the flow of western foods into the country. We lived on peanut butter and homemade strawberry jam sandwiches and homemade yogurt with brown sugar. It was over a decade before I could eat peanut butter again, and I'm still not entirely fine with yogurt. We also ate nshima and locally grown vegetables, but that didn't have the same impact for some reason.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 2:21 PM
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Palin frequently invokes the need to "drill baby drill" and "lay some pipe"

"Lay some pipe" shouldn't be a euphemism for what it's a euphemism for. It's too close to "lay some cable".


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Laying Cable doesn't have erotic resonances for you??!?


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I also like a slice of cheddar in my PBJ.

Your sandwich is bad and you should feel bad.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 2:36 PM
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179: Now, even less.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 2:42 PM
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75: Where in the Loop? My information is dated at this point, but there was a Thai place I used to love on South Dearborn.


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PB on toasted raisin bread is excellent.

PB and bologna are pretty good in a very low budget way. I had plenty of those in my youth. None of the spendy cheese or real meats for me.

Jam sandwiches were dry. Two pieces or bread jammed together. That was back when we had only one car and no money for the store. Bread with chocolate syrup is no substitute for real chocolate either, let me tell you. I'd rather just sip the syrup.

Another low cost treat - take a box of jello and drip water into it, take out the ball, eat it. It is really not that bad.

When you are scrounging the pantry and your Mom's not home you get fairly inventive.


Posted by: Tripp | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 3:04 PM
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I too love the candy corn. LOVE IT. And it makes me feel sick, too.

People who hate crappy holiday candy are the most pitiable people on earth.


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Re. cheese and desserts: goat cheese/pear cheesecake is teh awesome.

Re. Sarah Palin: I kind of want to dress as Palin for Halloween, but I have to teach on Halloween, and then work at PK's school, and I'm not sure a political halloween costume is really appropriate in a teaching environment.

That plus none of the kids at PK's school would get it.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 3:54 PM
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Your mom's a proud woman, Populuxe, with an iron will.

Also? They totally deserved that.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 4:01 PM
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Shredded wheat with a banana, eaten in a modest serving, was sick-making this afternoon. Or maybe it was the paint I was daubing on the walls of my bedroom. Or maybe it was the anti-nausea pills. But I did not eat candy corn.


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I felt a bit sick today after a woman who owed me money came and paid me, and then stood on my doorstep haranguing me about it. Once she brought up her 5 children and how that money should have been for them, I didn't know what else to do to shut her up so I shut the door on her.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 4:30 PM
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Alison twirls her moustache with less glee today.


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 10-14-08 4:41 PM
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I think Bristol and Levi would be a good costume. Bitch, maybe you can get Mr B to join you with a hockey stick.


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my dad makes apple pie with cheddar cheese crust and it's the greatest thing ever. I used to have hopes of him winning the pillsbury bake-off until they transformed it into a contest in which you have to use refrigerated crescent roll dough to make fajitas or something. the original requirement was just 1/2 c flour somewhere in the recipe.


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happily, today I am doing more stuff and since we're out of candy corn, I didn't eat any. yay. now if I can just have time to get a pedicure before I meet my sponsee that will be awesome, but I'll probably be stuck at the bank too long. it's unfogged--the new twitter!


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I wonder if they have candy corn anonymous? Because man, I think that stuff is gross, but put a pound of it in front of me and I'll eat it like it's Bacos.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-15-08 1:17 AM
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I haven't eaten meat for almost twenty years. But I still miss bacon terribly. Even the thought of it makes my mouth water. Bacos, though? The fuck?


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They're bacony! Vegetarian, too. You could have a Bacos 'n Fluff sandwich right this minute, Ari.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-15-08 1:27 AM
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Vegetarian, too.

See, this is what I don't get. If I'm going to be a vegetarian, I won't be eating meat, fake or otherwise, thanks. And if I'm a carnivore, fake meat can fuck right off. Which is exactly the point: Bacos are fake. Fluff, though, is a delicious foodstuff and as authentically American as Sarah Palin herself.


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Fluff is also less vegetarian than Bacos, hilariously. No, I mean, me and bacon, right, but that said I've alwas been inexplicably fond of Bacos. They're like Nerds, but savory.


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surely you could get round this by simply denying (with a wink, naturally) that you're in any sort of Halloween costume at all, and are just trying out a new, "professional" look?


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I'm reading all the food abominations above in horror.

Peanut butter in all kinds of odd combinations, blech.

Cheese with stuff that cheese does not belong with, boak.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 10-15-08 3:42 AM
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Please read the following as curious, and not sarcastic or rhetorical: How much do Scottish people know of Mexican food?


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 10-15-08 4:06 AM
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the otherwise rather cryptic 198 was meant as advice to B on how to get away with a Sarah Palin Hallowe'en costume at work. I was of course assuming that she was going for the "newsreader suit/red glasses" Palin look - if the plan was to go for the bikini/machine gun version then yes, I can see how that would be incompatible with most concepts of "business casual".


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Depends. There are Mexican restaurants in the bigger cities, obviously. I probably first went to a Mexican restaurant some time in the late 80s and the place wasn't new. Also, there are lots of pre-prepared 'mexican' packet meals in the supermarkets - fajitas, burritos, enchiladas, guacamole, salsa, etc. So people will be familiar with at least one (bastardised?) version of it.

Less than an American who has access to a lot more restaurants and actual Mexicans, naturally.

Me personally, I have one Mexican cookbook, which I use occasionally, and have eaten in a fair few 'mexican'* restaurants but I'm basically an ignoramus.

* scare quotes because I have no way of knowing how accurately they reflect either mexican food as served in Mexico, or in the US, or Tex-Mex cuisine, or whatever.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 10-15-08 4:17 AM
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Additionally to 202: A lot of "Mexican" places in Britain as a whole are in fact run by Chileans who arrived in a hurry in 1973, and are therefore probably wildly inauthentic, while still offering pretty decent food.


Posted by: OneFatEnglishman | Link to this comment | 10-15-08 4:25 AM
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if the plan was to go for the bikini/machine gun version then yes, I can see how that would be incompatible with most concepts of "business casual"

I think it would pass at Owl Farm, and we have no problem with that sort of thing at STL. It's the enterpreneurial start-up mentality.


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AWB, do you make pumpkin pie from fresh pumpkin? I'm much too lazy for that and always make it from a can.


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No, I mean, me and bacon, right, but that said I've alwas been inexplicably fond of Bacos.

My people! Seriously, whenever we ate out somewhere that had a salad bar, when I was a child, I would get a bowl of bacon bits and croutons. Best. Appetizer. Evar.


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200: Depends where you are in Scotland. As ttaM notes, you can buy readypack "mexican" from supermarkets almost anywhere. There are Mexican restaurants and takeouts in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and a couple of speciality stores where you can buy more variations on chilli. If you are travelling outside either Edinburgh or Glasgow and find a restaurant that offers "chilli", it will almost certainly be served with a baked potato. Or chips.

The concept of "chilli" has certainly reached Scotland, but (like the British curry) the default version is a bean or a meat stew dressed up with chilli powder.


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