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obscurantist
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posted 18 February 2006 03:41 AM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Also, this thread is way too long, so I'm closing it.
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posted 18 February 2006 03:54 AM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I've never read anything so ethnocentric in my life! Just because I want to examine these issues does not meen I support what is being said, nor doe it mean that I am "anti-american."

I mean, where did that come form?


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posted 18 February 2006 03:55 AM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Aaargh! This discussion started out on an absolutely ridiculous note, but it's gone from bad to worse. From now on, anyone who talks about doughnuts will be suspended from posting for a week.

ETA:

And obscurantist, stop baiting Cueball.

quote:
Originally posted by obscurantist:
Dijonnaise? You're kidding, right?

[ 18 February 2006: Message edited by: tsitnarucsbo ]


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posted 18 February 2006 04:01 AM      Profile for siren     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
The penultimate answer to this burning question is quite obvious.

After all the convoluted "logic" the nonsense that has passed for such, the personal attacks and all the swearing on this thread, you posters really need to access this site.

But you will need a subscription to so access. Losers.


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posted 18 February 2006 04:02 AM      Profile for cottonwood     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post

[ 18 February 2006: Message edited by: Steve ]


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posted 18 February 2006 04:08 AM      Profile for siren     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
May I remind you, Steve, that the original question concerned doughnuts did you somehow forget that, eh, Steve?????
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posted 18 February 2006 04:13 AM      Profile for Raos     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
This thread is hopeless! We've been going in absolute circles, doughnuts notwithstanding, and it's clearly going to end with everybody in agreement with me that this has been utterly hopeless. I refuse to participate any further in this train wreck of a topic.

Edited: for spelling before the original post was written.

[ 18 February 2006: Message edited by: Raos ]


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posted 18 February 2006 04:21 AM      Profile for siren     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
This has gone from the sublime to the ridiculous. Y'know, one of the few posters who has made a lick of sense here is Raos!

The way you all have treated him/her -- I don't think it would be any surprise to see him/her just march right on out of this thread.


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posted 18 February 2006 05:04 AM      Profile for Sven     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by Cueball:
Next you will be trying to tell me that Dunkin Donuts really does offer a true culinary delight to its many loyal customers. Are you for real?

Cueball, I'm really stunned that you've taken such an anti-America position regarding doughnuts. Dunkin Donuts really does offer a true culinary delight to its many loyal customers. I've had orgasms of the palate myself in that establishment more than a few times.

So, yeah, I am "for real"...

Edited for spelling.

[ 18 February 2006: Message edited by: Sven ]


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posted 18 February 2006 05:10 AM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Next you will be trying to tell me that Dunkin Donuts really does offer a true culinary delight to its many loyal customers. Are you for real?
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posted 18 February 2006 05:24 AM      Profile for Sven     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Is Tim Horton's really just a donut shop? I get the sense that it's just a jazzed up Dunkin Donuts.

And, tsitnarucsbo, I'm not sure that the debate is really over regarding the spelling of "doughnuts" verus "donuts" any more than there is agreement on the pronunciation of the letter Z.

Edited for spelling.

[ 18 February 2006: Message edited by: Sven ]


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posted 18 February 2006 05:29 AM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Well, I hope that that last post settles definitively the question of whether the proper spelling is "doughnuts" or "donuts."

Edited to add -- I can't believe that we've got up to almost 100 posts in this thread without anyone mentioning the greatest doughnut shop on the planet, Tim Horton's.

Edited further to add -- Raos, how could you? How could you even THINK of saying that? It's like you weren't even reading the earlier part of the thread where we were talking about coffee. And yet you were principally responsible for derailing the topic in that direction!

Geez!

[ 18 February 2006: Message edited by: tsitnarucsbo ]


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posted 18 February 2006 05:53 AM      Profile for Sven     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by skdadl:
Sven, that last post is under protest to the moderators.

Gawd dammit, skdadl...when I dared you to report me to the mods, I didn't think you'd actually do it!! Key-rist almighty.

Some times, I have the hardest time trying to figger you out...I must admit.

Sheesh.

quote:
Originally posted by Cueball:
Sven, you are a real asshat.

Why, because I don't spell donuts like "doughnuts"?!?!

You just had to take skdadl's lead with the "asshat" comment, didn'tcha???

ETA: Edited for grammar.

[ 20 February 2006: Message edited by: Sven ]


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Sven, I agree with you about the toppings. Cueball is just plain out to lunch on that topic (no pun intended).

But in terms of the spelling, as lagatta will go on to plagiarize from me in a future thread, they aren't made from Do, are they?

[ 18 February 2006: Message edited by: tsitnarucsbo ]


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posted 18 February 2006 02:09 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by skdadl:
Och, mon colonel, surely you realize skdadl infinitely prefers nice Italian pastries to these dreadful North American doughnuts?

skdadl is a democrat, but even skdadl has her limits.


But my dear skdadl, of course I realize that. I used to work in an Italian restaurant, remember? What you're pleased to call (harrumph!) a "pizza parlour"?

I mean, what do you take me for -- Markbo or someone?

ETA: damn cross-posting. Damn flood control...

[ 18 February 2006: Message edited by: 'lance ]


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I don't care WHAT any of you say. Study after study has shown that nothing wakes people up better in the morning than AbsorbSHUN and doughnuts. Is anything else even plausible as a morning routine to get rid of bleary eyed sleepiness?
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posted 18 February 2006 02:45 PM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Yes, I know you said he was a self-hating anti-semite. What do you expect from someone who prefers a medium-fat at Schwartz's deli to the authentic recipe I translated for Claudia Roden's definitieve tome, from the Romanesco dialect of the ghetto, in the shadow of the popes?

I guess every culture gets the Krispy Kremes it deserves...


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I like bagels; nice chewy ones that you have to fight with a little.

But coffee is too exciting, so it has been banned from my body except for special occasions.

That was a good pun, 'lance!

[ 18 February 2006: Message edited by: Your slip is showing ]


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posted 18 February 2006 03:20 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Look, Markbo: It's not fair to call me an chardonnay socialist just because I said I thought gulab jamens are better than doughnuts. Watch it with the reverse snobbery, ok?

And 'lance: Why are you agreeing with Markbo?


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posted 18 February 2006 03:24 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Sven, you are a real asshat.
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posted 18 February 2006 03:32 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I hate to admit it, but old Markbo was right when he used to say we could never stick to a topic around here.

I mean, what is the connection between sex and doughnuts? Even warm, gooey, chocolate-covered... ahem. Well: I ask you.


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posted 18 February 2006 03:41 PM      Profile for Michael Watkins   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
It it too early to compare Cueball with Hitler?
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posted 18 February 2006 03:42 PM      Profile for Michael Watkins   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Before you know it, Godwin's law will be proven again.
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posted 18 February 2006 03:46 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Not fast enough, Markbo: I saw what you wrote before you erased it all; I have the text saved, and I shall reply presently.

All I can say is that I doubt you're going to find any supporters on babble for that louche position on doughnuts.


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posted 18 February 2006 03:49 PM      Profile for deBeauxOs     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
posted by lagatta: deBeauxOs, I don't care if Paul Anka is a famous Ottawan, remember he cut that notorious anti-choice song, "Havin' my baby". So you really must join in the campaign to change the name of "Paul Anka Drive' - that's in Ottawa South, I believe?
Besides being stupid sexist, retro sexist, gendered sexist and conjugally sexist, that song is ALSO anti-choice? Maybe Boom Boom's mudder could talk to Paul's mudder and get him to change the words to the song? Probably easier than changing the name of the street. You know, red tape and all. Just saying.

[ 18 February 2006: Message edited by: deBeauxOs ]


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posted 18 February 2006 03:52 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
How does BWAGA get dragged into everything?

All the moderators do stellar work hereabouts, but skdadl and Michelle, you two grils have got a little power-drunk, is all I have to say.


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Don't anybody mention BWAGA or skdadl will try to divert the thread into a conversation about doughnuts or something.

[ 18 February 2006: Message edited by: nairartnoc ]


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posted 18 February 2006 03:59 PM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Okay, fair enough, but what does it really mean for one society to be more "tolerant" of doughnuts than another? Does it mean that people in the one society like doughnuts more? Does it mean that they're more accepting of other people in that society eating doughnuts? Or does it mean they're prepared to put up with a lower quality of doughnuts? In short, when is tolerance a positive, when is it a negative, and when is it merely neutral?

I realize this is a difficult question, so I wouldn't be surprised if no one tries to answer it.

[ 18 February 2006: Message edited by: tsitnarucsbo ]


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posted 18 February 2006 04:02 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
[meh, why bother]

[ 18 February 2006: Message edited by: 'lance ]


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posted 18 February 2006 04:05 PM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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posted 18 February 2006 04:26 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Er, not to derail anything, but this topic is already being discussed here.

EDT:

Holy sheepshit! Boom Boom, how'd you do that? Can you travel in time or something?!

[ 18 February 2006: Message edited by: 'lance ]


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How on earth did we get from the OP to here? Can't you people stick to a topic?

I like vanilla. I really like it a lot. In fact, I loooove vanilla.

[ 18 February 2006: Message edited by: Contrarian ]

[ 18 February 2006: Message edited by: Your slip is showing ]


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posted 18 February 2006 04:42 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Sven, one more time and you're gone. I mean it. Smarten up!

quote:
Heh, I just figured it out... "Ellechim" is actually "Mihcelle" spelled backwards.

Oh damn! I transposed the ch! Fixing, fixing...

[ 18 February 2006: Message edited by: Ellechim ]


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posted 18 February 2006 04:43 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Sven, that last post is under protest to the moderators.
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posted 18 February 2006 04:46 PM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
It is la différence, not le différence. If you are going to try to post in French, at least get your genders right!

To say nothing of those vile, chewy, so-called bagels. Have you read Fast Food Nation?


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posted 18 February 2006 04:52 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Originally posted by deBeauxOs:
Regardless of Boom Boom's nostalgia for the New York style chewy, tough bread products of Bagel Bagel (is that where your mother saw Paul Anka's third cousin once removed?)

Holy cow. deBeauxOs, darlin', you know me better than I know myself. Actually, me mudder knew Paul Anka's mudder.


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deBeauxOs, I don't care if Paul Anka is a famous Ottawan, remember he cut that notorious anti-choice song, "Havin' my baby". So you really must join in the campaign to change the name of "Paul Anka Drive' - that's in Ottawa South, I believe?

And no, there is NO proper pizza outside the Italian peninsula.


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posted 18 February 2006 05:07 PM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I predict that a couple of people will make posts that reveal their ability to predict posts that other people will make in the future.

[edited -- cross-posted with obscurantist]

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posted 18 February 2006 05:10 PM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Cueball --

Dijonnaise? You're kidding, right?

[ 18 February 2006: Message edited by: obscurantist ]


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I predict that strange new posters will appear, then disappear, leaving no trace behind except for a few edits. I further predict an epidemic of editor's syndrome.

[ 18 February 2006: Message edited by: Your slip is showing ]


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quote:
Originally posted by Ellechim:
Green onions? Okay, that's enough trolling from you. You're gone.

Heh, I just figured it out... "Ellechim" is actually "Mihcelle" spelled backwards.


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posted 18 February 2006 06:34 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Green onions? Okay, that's enough trolling from you. You're gone.
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But of course we all know what 'lance thinks about green onions....

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No, rasmus, I didn't know that etymology, although I agree it is fascinating and raises all sorts of interesting questions about the invasions of the sixth and seventh centuries.
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posted 18 February 2006 07:42 PM      Profile for Screaming Lord Byron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
struh daeh ym
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How can you say that about onions? I love them, especially green onions. I think SLB needs a smack upside the head for that comment.
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I don't see how anyone could possibly LIKE the taste of coffee. It's gross. Tastes like onions or something.

[ 18 February 2006: Message edited by: Suddenly Lester Bangs ]


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posted 18 February 2006 11:01 PM      Profile for MartinArendt     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
The thing is, though...some people actually LIKE the taste of coffee!

But you're right, skdadl, it is "just a stone's throw away!"


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Regardless of Boom Boom's nostalgia for the New York style chewy, tough bread products of Bagel Bagel (is that where your mother saw Paul Anka's third cousin once removed?), I prefer the Montréal type, baked in a wood oven. As a matter of fact, I ate two for breakfast, toasted with a dab of Winnipeg type cream cheese. And a generous, delicious bowl of café au lait.

[ 18 February 2006: Message edited by: deBeauxOs ]


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Lagatta, I just don't see the reason for having to put sweet toppings on doughnuts and savoury toppings on bagels.

Okay, sure, maybe there are some things that just wouldn't go on doughnuts -- I think Cueball is deliberately taking my argument to absurd extremes with the example he just gave -- but I don't see anything wrong with mixing things up a bit.

Vive le différence, I say!


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[Whoops - double post! I've deleted this one so that the text of the more recent post can show up on tomorrow's "Today's Active Topics" page. Thanks to Siren for the tip.]

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In addition to the carefully scripted rhetoric --I wish people would give some thought to how their posts look on the TAT pages. After all, that is how many babblers peruse this site.

Meh.


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I really don't know how you can make that claim about dijonnaise. I mean, isn't that a bit like saying you drink coffee for the taste?

ETA: Holy cow. I didn't see your post before I made this one, Boom Boom. Okay, I take back what I said. I guess you really ARE psychic!

[ 19 February 2006: Message edited by: Yossarian ]


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posted 19 February 2006 09:45 AM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Originally posted by Yossarian:
I mean, isn't that a bit like saying you drink coffee for the taste?

Well, there's that, plus that jolt of comfort early in the morning that comes with the first 'cuppa'.


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quote:
Originally posted by Sven:
Of their large mass of work, as it were, what would you say is your fav cut of theirs?

It's not their most famous tune, but my favourite is "Time Is Tight."

[ 20 February 2006: Message edited by: 'lance ]


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posted 19 February 2006 07:52 PM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Good grief, Boom Boom, did you really have to go and bring up the shortcomings of the old MG automobile? It's not like that's breaking news or anything. And it'll probably just get 'lance started off on a tangent about Booker T and the MGs, and before you know it we'll be on the slippery slope toward the topic of green onions.

And I don't believe you when you say you're psychic. Prove it. Predict what I'm going to say in my next post.

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posted 19 February 2006 09:08 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Ferraris rule?
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posted 19 February 2006 09:11 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I don't 'get' this thread at all - it's freaking me out.
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posted 19 February 2006 10:39 PM      Profile for deBeauxOs     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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posted by Boom Boom: I don't 'get' this thread at all - it's freaking me out.
Last evening I watched the film Donnie Darko for the first time. It reminded me of this thread. Any moment now, Frank the giant creepy rabbit is going to show up and will say more cryptic things.

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posted 19 February 2006 10:43 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I tried to watch Donnie Darko a couple of times, but gave up. What the hey? I don't eat tofu.

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posted 19 February 2006 10:57 PM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
All this talk about tofu puts me in mind of a movie I have on videotape and keep meaning to watch: Donnie Darko.
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posted 19 February 2006 10:59 PM      Profile for Screaming Lord Byron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Shouldn't there be a dwarf in here somewhere? Or perhaps Bob?
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posted 19 February 2006 11:03 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
From the late eighteenth century a shilling was popularly called a 'bob'.
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posted 19 February 2006 11:10 PM      Profile for Screaming Lord Byron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
So it was until decimalization in 1971.
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posted 19 February 2006 11:12 PM      Profile for Contrarian     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Isn't shilling what RB does for the Liberals?
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Originally posted by Vansterdam Kid:
Sounds like someone's shilling for the Liberals again.

What, just because I'm pointing out that the Victoria civic NDP has been heavily bankrolled by the doughnut industry? Check your facts, buster.


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posted 20 February 2006 02:27 AM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Okay. But not tofu. I draw the line at tofu.
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Originally posted by skdadl:
Sven, you are a complete asshat!!

skdadl, I'm so pissed off I can hardly type this!!

With all of your talk about donuts (or "doughnuts"--yeah, whatever), and your moaning about "tolerance" (argh!) and (get this) tolerance of donuts (double argh!!), I can't see straight anymore!!

And now....you call me an asshat?!?!

I don't know whether to laugh or cry...or laugh and cry...or cry, laugh and then cry some more.

I'm going to track you down and fill your left nostril with crazy string...I swear to God...

P.S. And I just dare you to report me to the mods about that.


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Yossarian, I've got a quick question for you:

If we were to have lunch together, I think I would ask the waitron for three or four chocolate covered donuts, a couple of shots of Jack D and a small plate of tofu for us to share.

Would that be okay?


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'lance, I know you own every Booker T and the MG's track ever recorded. Of their large mass of work, as it were, what would you say is your fav cut of theirs?

quote:
Originally posted by eau:
You didn't ask me, but Green Onions is as fresh today as ever, and I loved Roy Buchanan's version too.

And, eau? Watch your comments about Green Onions. If Michelle gets wind of that kinda talk, she kick your ass off of babble faster than you can say, "Oh, shit!!" Not being the most tolerant person on the planet, she won't tolerate that kind of talk, I tell ya.

Don't tell me that I didn't warn you...

ETA: Edited for grammar.

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posted 20 February 2006 03:28 AM      Profile for eau        Edit/Delete Post
You didn't ask me, but Green Onions is as fresh today as ever, and I loved Roy Buchanan's version too.
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I think the older stuff from Booker T and the MG's is as good as most of what I hear on the radio today. Better, in fact. But that's true for most of the old stuff. I'm a real oldie's fan, being somewhat of an oldie meself - an oldie but goodie. And I don't eat tofu. I don't *heart* Huckabees.
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Since we're on the topic of bourbon, my fave is Maker's Mark, crafted in small batches and tofu-free.
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I'd really like to eat some bourbon chicken today.

I guess they haven't been watching Young Blades. I should edit it since lance edited his and took away the point [and it's not as if anyone ever watches Young Blades anyway].

I have to say it is very annoying to have people sneaking back and editing their posts several days before they made the original posts.

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posted 20 February 2006 01:13 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Funny you should mention the French monarchy, skdadl (but in a post about Denis Diderot, perhaps it was inevitable). Was just reading a new history of the Bourbon kings.

Did you know that nowadays, historians actually don't consider Louis XVI the most blithering idiot of the lot? Hard to believe, but there it is.

(Edited because of course I'd transposed the V and the I in Louis XVI).

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quote:
Originally posted by Boom Boom:
From the late eighteenth century a shilling was popularly called a 'bob'.

Leading to the popular expression "Slow as you could say 'Shilling's your uncle.'"


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Now that we've heard Mr. Magoo's take on the coffee-versus-tea controversy, I wonder when RealityBites will show up on this thread. I hear that he can predict what people are going to say in posts they won't write until tomorrow!

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posted 20 February 2006 02:48 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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Originally posted by Archimedes2000:
What's wrong with you people? Donuts? haven't you seen the rise of bagel joints all over our country? Can you not see the conspiracy behind all this?
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Indeed, and I believe the plan is spelled out in Recipes of the Elders of Zion

I find 60s pop music more interesting, though.

Discuss "Time is Tight" from a pro- Booker T and the MGs Point of View

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posted 20 February 2006 03:37 PM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
That's intriguing, skdadl. I had no idea that it was Rousseau who came up with that saying -- I always thought it was Marie Antoinette.

I've never tried brioche -- is it any good?


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I have to disagree, Magoo. I find tea is much better than coffee; you have many more varieties to choose from.
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posted 22 February 2006 08:06 PM      Profile for Catchfire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
While I'm sure, as per usual, my response is going to be ignored, I'd like to point out that despite its name, Highland Park is not as was previously assumed, a Highland whisky, but rather hails from the Orkney islands. Also, In Scotland and Canada it's whisky and in Ireland and the U.S. it's whiskey.

Besides, what the previous poster thought Highland Park had to do with needlepoint trucker hats is beyond me. Although I do believe this proves that you can find authentic pizza outside the Italian peninsula.


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Speaking of oddly named political parties, I'm thinking of starting up the "Lean back in the La-Z-Boy, drink a few shots of Highland Park whiskey, chow down on some authentic pizza, and crank up the Who on the stereo" party. We'd clean up, particularly among Scottish immigrant truckers with needlepoint hats.
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While Magoo has made his case for coffee abundantly clear, in actuality the price of tea in china was originally measured in British schillings, although from the late eighteenth century a shilling was popularly called a 'bob'. The price of coffee in Turkey, however, was measured in Dinars, to appease the Cossacks and the international bourbon chicken racket. Notwithstanding the Cossacks, and with respect to Raos for bridging this incredibly interesting and not-at-all frivolous digression into the economics of beverage trade in the mid-1700s, I'd like to reiterate the point that obscurantist picked up onearlier in discussing the concurrent counterpoint beverage trade of yogourt shakes in California's fourth immigration wave that obviously played a significant role in the predominance of the New York, rather than Montreal, bagel, both of which naturally giving eventual way to the overwhelming dominance of the jelly donut, despite the Belarussian lobby for the contrary.

That said, I don't feel I have anything significant to add to his point, as he summed up the complex nuance quite effectively. Hence, I'd like to return to the earlier retooling of the NDP's party name.

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There seems to be some dispute as to the facts here. Perhaps someone could clarify things? I understand that Catchfire is well-versed on this topic.

[Edit: I'd also like to remind people that as moderator of the new "Food and Beverage" forum, I will exercise my power to close this thread if it seems to be straying too far from the original topic or becoming too acrimonious. After all, we don't want a repeat of what happened on the "What are you drinking now?" thread last week.]

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Actually, you guys, I'm pretty sure the Turks used to pay for coffee in bobs, which is another word for "Yen".

I also believe, if I'm not mistaken, that bourbon chicken has nothing to do with Cossacks.

And I'd like to see somebody try to correct me on these facts.

Also, if the NDP changes its name to "Sex-All-Day-Long Party", do you think they're going to lose or gain voters? And was that actually a serious suggestion? I can never tell with you.


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posted 22 February 2006 10:47 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I'll vote for the 'sex-all-day-long-party'. But in the meantime, I like my coffee white, no sugar.

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The NDP should take its lead from some newer parties, and pick a name that's a single word with some sort of instinctive appeal. E.g. the Marijuana Party, or the Sex Party.

The party should reach out to social drinkers and coffee drinkers, two critical constituencies if the party wants to form government. Maybe something like the "Irish Coffee Party", or the I.C.P. for short.

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posted 23 February 2006 10:38 AM      Profile for Catchfire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Actually, I'm not sure that's true at all. The NDP would become significantly pigeonholed into a fringe party if they change their name to the "Mandatory Mustaches." While sure, it would do wonders for Jack and Olivia's aforementioned goal of becoming Canada's first husband and wife parliamentary team to running a successful Acid rock band, I think the name itself would put the duo into dangerous dated, and archaic territory. Especially amongst our strong contingent of young voters.
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When I was drinking bubble tea with Judy Wasylycia-Leis yesterday, she mentioned an NDP-commissioned poll, which found that 87% of voters would be more likely to vote for the NDP if it was renamed the "Mandatory Mustache Party."
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You know, I hesitate to mention this given, Magoo's strong pro-coffee stance earlier in this thread, but I hear that bubble tea is very popular in the NDP caucus.

And I still say that the whole "renaming the party" furor is a tempest in a teapot. (Or coffeepot, depending on your position on the coffee-tea issue.)

ETA: Guess I should've let sleeping threads lie, eh?

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Okay -- this is getting out of hand. I think everyone needs to step away from this thread, and not come back for a day or so.
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YOU'RE A BUNCH OF INTOLLERANT HYPOCRATS! ALL OF YOU! I'M LEAVING! I'M GOING TO GO TO ANOTHER WEBSITE AND SPEND ALL MY TIME THERE CARPING ABOUT HOW TERRIBLE YOU ALL ARE!

...oh, wait, I forgot, I'm the moderator of the Food and Beverage forum, aren't I? Um. Never mind.


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posted 24 February 2006 05:08 PM      Profile for Contrarian     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
That obscurantist is such a jerk; boy, talk about someone who drinks way too much coffee!

And anyone claiming to be literate should jave noticed that I do not like coffee! Pay attention!

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quote:
Originally posted by Yossarian:
'lance, you must have truly terrible taste if you don't like Starbuck's.

But Yossarian, how can you insist that Starbucks sells decent coffee, let alone makes drinkable espresso? You must have the taste buds of a geriatric bloodhound.


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So ya think coffee is better, do ya, huh Contrarian? All these caffeine addicts running around, hopped-up, inflicting their hyperactivity on us nice placid tea sippers! Well, I'll tell you what they can do! They can just

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I can't believe this! I mean, I mainly just drink the espresso there, because it's their best beverage by far, but 'lance, you must have truly terrible taste if you don't like Starbuck's.

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Is that so, 'lance? Wow. You're turning into a regular obscurantist-grade punchnut. I tried to engage you calmly and fairly, and you come back with that vitriolic hyberbolae? Well how about this, stomach-cramp, YOUR TASTE IN IMPORTED HOT BEVERAGES IS SUB PAR!! SUUBBBBPARRRRRR!!!
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See here, Catchfire, what's all this rubbish about Starbuck's producing "brilliant espressos and truly divine cappuccinos"?

Have you never had a proper espresso from a proudly independent outfit -- say, here in Vancouver, Artigiano? Damme, did you waste your youth drinking furniture polish and chasing it with battery acid?

You ought to be cut loose in the middle of the bald prairie with no source of caffeine for a thousand kilometres in any direction.

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posted 24 February 2006 05:21 PM      Profile for Contrarian     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I think coffee is highly over-rated.
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Okay, let's try to watch the thread drift here, people. Please keep in mind that this thread is not supposed to be about coffee, Raos' comments notwithstanding.
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Well, you can eat coffee-cake with your coffee, Martin, but I still prefer my brioche, in spite of dear Jean-Jaques's departing insult to his fellow philosophes as he left the decadence of Paris café society for good: "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche!"

I know that variants of that line have been attributed to members of the royal household, but in fact it's all much more complicated than you think, and if only I had finished my dissertation on Diderot and His Times, you'd see what I mean.


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posted 24 February 2006 08:33 PM      Profile for Screaming Lord Byron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by Contrarian:
I think coffee is highly over-rated.

I think things being over-rated is highly over-rated.


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I predict that Screaming Lord Byron will put words in my mouth. I'll give him something to scream about!
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quote:
Originally posted by Raos:
...speaking of coffee...

I see what you're trying to do, Raos. You're trying to change the subject.

Well, it won't work, I tell you! This is a thread about red wine. Not Buzz Hargrove, not political cartoons, and certainly not coffee.

What, are we going to start talking about doughnuts and pastries next or something?


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Before deBeauxOs comes on to talk about my mother and Paul Anka's mother again, I should mention that I drink a heck of a lot of bottled water every day. For some unknown reason, I pee quite a bit as well.
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posted 24 February 2006 11:16 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Hee hee, Boom Boom said 'pee'.
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posted by Boom Boom: Before deBeauxOs comes on to talk about my mother and Paul Anka's mother again, ...
Oh no!!! Were they on the same curling team?

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I dunno if Anka's mum ever curled. Mine did, and was quite good at it. She was a good golfer as well; I used to caddy for her, until one day she knocked me out cold (she swung before realizing I was standing behind her making sure she had the right club). That was the last time I set foot on a golf course; I was about 14 at the time. I don't drink much coffee, actually; just 1 or 2 cups in the morning, then it's water for the rest of the day, or a couple of small diet Pepsi's in the evening. Helps me burp. Gee, I hope deBeauxOs doesn't think I'm trying to avoid her.
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This thread is so bizarrely off track. I wouldn't be surprised if BoomBoom appears to tell us his mom did a Dick Cheney on his little butt by whacking him with a golf club or sticky wicket or some such.

My favourite red wine is Merlot, to answer previous posters queries.


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posted 25 February 2006 12:49 AM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Since you asked, my favourite track by Linda Ronstadt is "Track of my tears".
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posted 25 February 2006 01:45 AM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Well, probably shiraz. Though I just opened a Mouton Cadet 2003 Bordeaux varietal, and it did just as good a job of washing down some Macedonian sheep feta.

By the way, Boom Boom, I saw that you mentioned Linda Ronstadt in another thread. Just out of curiosity, what's your favourite song by her?

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posted 25 February 2006 04:59 AM      Profile for Vansterdam Kid   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Obscurtanist you may not like the fact that the BC NDP, 91-01, may that blessed reigeme rest in piece, was actually the best reigeme that we've ever -- but it was. Masterdebator told me herself that they helped get the domestic doughnut industry off the ground.

Oh, just so everyone knows. I know spelling it this way will probably encourage an argument between people, that will surley drag Sven into the mix, where he'll probably act like an asshat...not that he is. But the accusation will be thrown around. Even though he is an admitted Minnesota Wild fan, so really...but I digress.

Yeah, Glen Clark, himself helped set up the BC doughnut industry. And only Liberal shills like RealityBites would disparage good western New Democrats like that. In fact those CBC Liberals are so bad, that they make me use smilies! That almost makes me angry enough to use another smilie!!! Oh and obscurantist only sushi eating, light beer drinking, latte sippers like you would try to disagree with me over this, but fine keep disagreeing if you must.

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posted 25 February 2006 05:19 AM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Since you asked, my favourite Yossarian resides between the covers of Joe Heller's
Catch-22, a book that is remarkable in the way that it catch us off guard each time one of Yossarian’s friends dies.

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posted 25 February 2006 06:33 AM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Since you asked, yes, I will have another.
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posted 25 February 2006 05:24 PM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Well, I'm reluctant to start talking about doughnuts, because I have the sneaking suspiscion that I'm being trolled.

But I can't help pointing out that the BC NDP has long been financed by the doughnut industry, which I think calls into question whether the NDP is really a party of the working-class, given the influence in the industry of large international corporations like Wendy's.

Perhaps the NDP should be renamed the "New Doughnutcratic Party" or something.

Boom Boom: What, you mean I'm not your favourite Yossarian? Even though I claim to see everything twice?

Speaking of twice, anyone want another cup of coffee?


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posted 25 February 2006 06:09 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
All right, Yossarian: if you're so smart, analyze me this.

Never mind the wine and coffee businesses -- what is, or ought to be, the "progressive" position on doughnuts? That's a good working-class snack -- what's the connection between doughnuts and the NDP, say?

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posted 25 February 2006 06:27 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Since you asked, I'd say, yes the new olympic medals with a hole in the centre look like donuts.
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posted 25 February 2006 06:52 PM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Well, to address the main part of the question, I'll just say for now that the NDP's stance on the wine and coffee industries can be compared to their stance on the Olympics. I'll expand on this later if I have time.

And I'm not even going to ask what people think about the new Olympic medals, because I just know what Boom Boom will say, and I don't want this thread turning into a discussion of doughnuts.


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posted 25 February 2006 08:36 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Time? TIME??? What do you young whippersnappers know about time? Why, I oughta....
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posted 25 February 2006 08:39 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Since you asked, the time here is exactly 8:53 pm as the crow flies.
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posted 25 February 2006 09:03 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Since you asked, deBeauxOs, yes, time is on my side. Some say time is in a bottle. I disagree.
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quote:
Originally posted by Contrarian:
I think Screaming Lord Byron is the best. He's just the cat's pyjamas. No, hang on - he's better than that. In fact, he's so good that our feeble humanoid brains cannot yet comprehend the basic concept of his extraordinary brilliance. I bow to him. Yes, I do. As should we all.

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posted 25 February 2006 09:17 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Originally posted by Screaming Lord Byron:
Oh, that Boom Boom, he is quite the cat's meow. All should bow before him. His name we exalt to the stars; nay, the very heavens themselves. His pithy profound meanderings we will etch into gold plate and with them pave the streets of our largest cities. All hail the royal Boom Boom. hear, hear.

Aw, SLB, you're much too kind. I am totally deserving of such praise and acclaim.

ETA: Since you asked, it is precisely 9:34 here.

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posted 25 February 2006 09:31 PM      Profile for Mandos   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I'd like to propose that mating aliens be considered the primary purpose of babble.
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posted 25 February 2006 09:44 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I can't wait til Mandos gets wind of this thread, and starts banging on about mating aliens, or some such foolishness.
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posted 25 February 2006 09:49 PM      Profile for Mandos   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I can't wait until 'lance gets to this thread, expecting me to go on about mating aliens.
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posted 25 February 2006 09:50 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I can't think why, but something -- maybe my spidey-sense -- tells me this thread could develop into kind of a meta-thread.

Whatever that means.


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posted 25 February 2006 09:59 PM      Profile for Contrarian     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I think Screaming Lord Byron is... Edit: nah, forget it, he will probably take my sarcasm for praise.

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I'm beginning to wonder if anyone on this board even cares about the mouse nest in my car.
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posted 25 February 2006 10:18 PM      Profile for Mandos   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I hereby predict that 'lance is going to talk about meta-threads and I am going to talk about 'lance predicting that I will talk about mating aliens, followed by me talking about mating aliens.
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posted 25 February 2006 11:08 PM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Mandos, I think it would be good if we were to now turn to the topic of mating aliens (even if there is already a thread about that).

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posted 25 February 2006 11:40 PM      Profile for Mandos   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I hereby predict that Yossarian will declare this thread to be one about mating aliens.
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posted 26 February 2006 02:10 AM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Interesting question. Although I have to say you're courting controversy, like a mouse building a nest in a car. You'll probably end up antagonizing coffee drinkers, NDP supporters, bagel afficionados, and fans of the Motown sound, among others. But I guess that the discussion could be broadened as you suggest, as long as it doesn't get too far off topic.

(Hmmm, for some reason that idea of a mouse nest in a car sounds familiar. Maybe someone mentioned it somewhere else on the board a while back or something.)

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If we're going to start thinking along those lines, then the broader question is: how will the NDP -- re-named or not, re-"branded" or not -- ever make inroads among the middle-class, urban types they seem to be courting?

These people are far too comfy as it is, spending their Sunday mornings with their bagels and smoked salmon at their local upscale delis, fancying themselves hip and cultured because they're buying re-packaged Motown collections with their Starbucks lattes, and what have you.

You expect them to give a toss about socialism, or social democracy, or whatever they're going to call it?


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posted 26 February 2006 04:22 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
NDP supporters are nothing but a bunch of latte-sipping, bagel-eating, comfortably off yuppies with white liberal guilt. I think it's time to either rename the party some yuppie-hippy-chic name or to get back to our roots and call for the only meaningful change - revolution!

No wonder NDPers have no clear policy on coffee production, the plight of workers in bagel shops, and the ridiculous excess of the Olympic spectacle! Supposedly places like Tim Horton's are supposed to define what Canada is all about, and yet does the NDP try to speak for the minimum wage slaves that work there? As long as there are cheap donuts, the NDP is happy!
I mean, you'd think the NDP were bankrolled by Timmy's or something.

Now I suppose all the Liberal shills on this board will try to divert attention away from these important issues. To hell with you all, you mealy-mouthed hypocrites! The only reason I even posted here was because I thought this place had REAL progressives! I'm going to waste my time elsewhere from now on!


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