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I haven't recovered yet from the shock and horror at the recent discovery that Tic Tac mints have been bulked up, when I find another favorite product has been altered. We picked up some coffee yesterday, and also grabbed some Lays potato chips since they were on sale. I can recall the chill I felt when we returned home and MrsBlue eyed a bag, quoting the blurb that announced "now even crisper!" It's easy to guess where this all goes from here... the reason I've always preferred Lays chips is their delicate thinness, and of course, this new "crisper" dealie actually means thicker (if I wanted kettle chips, I'd buy them). Another favorite product ruined, though in this case, I guess they are doing me a favor, as there are not many positive health benefits from eating potato chips, but it still is a bummer.

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130. Re: ages and boddingtons Jan 31, 2004, 11:07 Armengar
 
Hey! That was me, not Bronco. Bronco's the guy in the Eagles jersey eating a cheese steak sandwich. When conducting my tours I usually were nothing but a trench-coat and a monocle.

Damn I tipped the wrong guy again. No wonder I was chased so far (by a guy in a trenchcoat wearing a monacle, I really did try not to look when it flapped open)

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129. Re: Was someone looking for this? Jan 31, 2004, 04:06 Xenos Overdrive
 
Photo of the exploding whale. Yuck.

Ugh, I know what you mean. The bloody thing was being transported on an open air flatbed, too. I know there's really no other economical way to transport a carcass that large to a university, but could you imagine being a spectator to that? There you are, in the city, just going about your pleasure on that street and suddenly whale goes by. Then in explodes quite messily.

 
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128. Re: ages and boddingtons Jan 30, 2004, 21:43 WarPig
 
By the way, when did you give up the bowler?

I was thinking about getting one of these:

http://www.alaskrafts.com/images/coyote-head.jpg

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127. post Jan 30, 2004, 21:10 wasrad
 
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126. Re: ages and boddingtons Jan 30, 2004, 20:58 Bronco
 
Hey! That was me, not Bronco. Bronco's the guy in the Eagles jersey eating a cheese steak sandwich. When conducting my tours I usually were nothing but a trench-coat and a monocle.

I'm glad I wasn't take a drink of my beer when I read this.

Otherwise I'd be running for a roll of paper towels.

When I read his post I couldn't figure out what he was talking about so I just kind of nodded my head in a Fight Club kind of way.



By the way, when did you give up the bowler?

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125. Re: ages and boddingtons Jan 30, 2004, 20:16 WarPig
 
I never thanked you for that "walking midnight tour of the Bronx" either Bronco.

Hey! That was me, not Bronco. Bronco's the guy in the Eagles jersey eating a cheese steak sandwich. When conducting my tours I usually were nothing but a trench-coat and a monocle.

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124. Re: Life in 2020 Jan 30, 2004, 10:43 Bronco
 
I think this is the third time the Mayor made a reference about being my valentine!
I am starting to get a little worried now!

I think we can all agree that long distance relationships never work. So don't worry.

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123. Re: Life in 2020 Jan 30, 2004, 10:33 Enahs
 
Yeah, the Mayors Petition actually worked...so maybe he should do it!

I think this is the third time the Mayor made a reference about being my valentine!
I am starting to get a little worried now!


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122. Re: Moot Jan 30, 2004, 09:38 nin
 
Probably one of the worst verses in a popular classic song. . . Rick Springfield lives on!

Great...now I gotta go throw on Boogie Nights and watch that hilarious scene towards the end...

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121. Whirlyball. . . Jan 30, 2004, 09:33 sliv
 
We have Whirlyball here in Dallas too, pretty fun, but what's even funnier is all the 'vets' who show up on a weekly basis and show off their mad skillz, getting all worked up when his team loses. . . now that's entertainment!

 
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120. Re: Moot Jan 30, 2004, 09:28 sliv
 
"I feel so dirty when they start talking cute,
I wanna tell her that I love her, but the point is probably moot..."

Probably one of the worst verses in a popular classic song. . . Rick Springfield lives on!

 
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119. Re: Was someone looking for this? Jan 30, 2004, 09:12 nin
 
Photo of the exploding whale. Yuck.

Whoa! Glad I wasn't there! Surely the moment it happened, people that were standing there started yacking, too...

Yessireee...messy street, that must have been...

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118. Was someone looking for this? Jan 30, 2004, 07:27 Bronco
 
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/taiwan_whale_dc

Photo of the exploding whale. Yuck.

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117. RE: No Polls Jan 30, 2004, 05:57 unaloony
 
This forum should not be used for assembling votes through polls or participating in petitions in furtherance of the political agendas of persons unafiliated with this site.

 
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116. No Polls Jan 30, 2004, 05:54 unaloony
 
This forum should not be used for voting on matters to further the political agenda of persons unafiliated with this site.

 
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115. ages and boddingtons Jan 30, 2004, 05:43 Armengar
 
Living not too far from the boddingtons factory in Manchester UK I can say that I wouldnt pay $5.80. I wont pay 2.00 over here either. Horrid stuff.

Newcastle brown ale is good stuff, and I got some in NYC over christmas so I know it travels well (cant remember how much it was). Its more a meal-in-a-glass as you certainly dont need to eat after a handfull of bottles (big 550ml bottles too).

As for age i'll be dragged kicking and screaming into my 30's in a few months. I too remember people saying that at 25 things will get better and at 30 life will be great. Do people keep raising the bar?

EDIT: I never thanked you for that "walking midnight tour of the Bronx" either Bronco. I certainly learnt all about the "Bronx Tax" and the "shit scarper, they got guns" too.


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114. Re: Moot Jan 30, 2004, 01:56 Halsy
 
Pretty much. Most people use it as if it were a finality, instead of an argument, and that bothers me for some inexplicably anal reason. Everyone has those few words or expressions that bothers the hell out of them if people misuse them. Another one for me is when people confuse acronyms with abbreviations. They are NOT the same goddamn thing! That pisses me off for no real reason I can fathom. It really just gets on my tits for some strange reason. Mooting is something still practiced in law school to this day. They hold grand moots every year. If I do pursue my Juris Doctor (likely), I'll win that goddamned grand moot! I'm a natural born litigator.


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113. Re: Life in 2020 Jan 30, 2004, 01:27 ExcessDan
 
Hey! My petition might have been small but it worked! Plus, Enahs has the spelling of a fourth grader.

I love you Enahs! February 14th, just me and you.

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112. Re: Life in 2020 Jan 30, 2004, 01:13 Camaro76
 
I like the idea of weekly polls but to get action around here you need to start a petition haha.

We'll leave it up to Enahs to start the petitions.

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111. Re: Moot Jan 30, 2004, 00:44 indiv
 
"shaving his penguin always made Phillip feel very moot."

Well, to be fair, shaving penguins is pretty damn moot.

 
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