General Discussion, Friday, May 12, 2017

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  1. czarowniczy says:

    Can I just assume you’re expecting some form of ‘and I ain’t lion about the size of that fish’ joke?

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  2. Wooly Phlox says:

    We have two line cooks in the pokey now. Mothers Day weekend. It’s going to be fun. Depending on your definition of fun. Chef is the only line cook right now. We’re importing one from the other restaurant for the next three days.

    I think a Mothers Day tradition, in the leadup, should be Mamma jokes. I’ll begin:

    “I told yo mamma it was chilly outside, and she ran out the door with a bowl and spoon!”

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      It could be like Fat Tuesday. Speaking of which… never mind.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      You got prep chefs or do you buy pre-prep?

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        Every single thing is prepped in-house.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Can you roll a prep chef over to line? Amazing how many resturant and kitchen staff end up in jail for one thing or another. While I did security details for a couple of restaurants I noticed the ‘absences’, Also noticed how many college students working the floor part time ended getting caught up in the nightlife after closing and dropping out of school.

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          • Wooly Phlox says:

            I could move to the line. Chef is an instructor. I’ve worked with him for the greater part of a decade. He’s always in teaching mode. Thing is, no three minimum-wage kids can do what I do on dish, working in tandem. I do dish. I do prep. I could do the line, easy.

            I’ve plated, assembly-line style, a hundred weddings and corporate Christmas parties.

            But in 10 years, I’ve not found anyone who can BE that driveshaft that is dish, besides a diminutive ancient Mehican lady who pretends to not understand English, and yet laughs at your jokes, and nods. She still works for my old place.

            Kid — “There must be a way to wash these pie-plates faster!” :scrubs slowly: :sets dish down on stack: :repeats:

            Chef — :pushes Kid aside: “Yes! There is!” :scrubs really, really fast and stacks even faster:

            I almost fell down laughing.

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        Every now and then we get broccoli that’s already pre-cut smaller than whole.

        Every thing else on the menu is made from scratch. Chef goes on vacay next Tuesday. Man, oh man.

        We’re missing two line cooks. I’m quite sure they dindoo nuffin. One prep cook put in his two-week today. The better one. He got a factory job in Holland. Good thing is, one current resident of County comes back in two weeks. He’s fun. Fun.ctionally illiterate, too.

        Gonna be a fun couple of weeks. He’s going to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. And several MLB games. He needs it.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Many moons ago we used to go to several well-known restaurants with friends before they opened and watch the prep chefs getbthings ready. Prudhomme had buyers who went hundreds of miles for ingredients, none of this stuff out of supply houses, his meat especially was bought in a number of states after on-site inspections.
          At one place you’d walk thru the active kitchen to get to the rear seating…or they had an old painted-up mini pickup truck parked at the curb with seating for four in the bed.
          We used to work a charity dinner that was prepared by a dozen or more of the most noted female chefs in town. The menu was a surprise, it depended upon what the various suppliers donated…chefs generally only had a few days at most to build a menu from ‘surprise!’. We generally did all of the grunt work in the kitchen but when you had the likes of Lee Batnes, Susan Spicer and Leah Chase running around cooking their heads off it was far more pleasure than work.

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          • Wooly Phlox says:

            Walking through an active kitchen should be the main entrance, IMO.

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          • Wooly Phlox says:

            You, as a customer, should be able to see, greet, and be welcomed by the people who do what we do in the BOH. Half of you have been there. You need, before you sit down and get your menus, to see the people who love food and work to make you happy.

            That is such a good idea.

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            • Wooly Phlox says:

              What’s this guy doing? He’s scrubbing stainless hood-vent filters until his hands are arthritic! How about that guy? He’s doing the same with baseboard trim and floor drains.

              “How you doin’, folks! Welcome!” :wipes hands on apron: :proffers hand:

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            • czarowniczy says:

              Restaurants were different pre-K, now they are heavily tourist oriented. We used to have lots of mon-and-pop eateries, even small family-owned grocery stores with restaurants in them. One even had a bar.
              Now it’s a new generation of chef’s with minimal interest in traditional Cajun/Creole foods. ‘Lite’ foods, foods that seeme more at home in Chicago or LA than here. Dining areas are kitsch and sterile, staff are polite but not as engaging, then again it fits the new New Orleanians and the older diners are dieing out. All hail arugula with Chicago-made Cajun seasoning.

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    • lovely says:

      Good morning Wooly πŸ™‚

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    • joshua says:

      Chili today. Hot tamale.

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    • joshua says:

      song goes

      cooks in the pokey
      line cooks in the pokey
      line cooks in the pokey
      way down yonder in the paw paw patch.

      pickle in the middle and you can’t jump josey

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  3. Just cuz…. πŸ™‚

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  4. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  5. This πŸ‘†πŸ»is me, especially since I’ve been up since 3 a.m. Morning everybody! It’s Friday!!!! πŸ˜ƒ

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  6. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! 😎 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! 😎 🍸 🍸 (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! πŸ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! πŸ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) πŸ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ Czarina! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! πŸ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! πŸ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! πŸ˜€ |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Phlox! (aka “taqiyyologist”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ lovely! πŸ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! πŸ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! πŸ™‚ 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll πŸ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! πŸ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! πŸ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! πŸ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (β€œStellars”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! πŸ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1961 ChΓ’teau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) πŸ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ Rhea Salacia Volans! πŸ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! πŸ™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! πŸ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ SenatssekretΓ€r FREISTAAT DANZIG! πŸ™‚ |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! πŸ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! πŸ˜•

    Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance! :mrgreen:

    Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Doughnuts and coffee!

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  8. Wooly Phlox says:

    via AoSHQ:

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/266631/college-blueprint-totalitarian-america-daniel-greenfield

    Abstract/Excerpt: College students are afraid. And they should be.

    The average college campus with its speech codes, thought policing, violent protests and kangaroo courts has no resemblance to anything else in the United States of America.

    Colleges are totalitarian states. And they are the blueprints of the left’s plan for the entire country.

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    • The Tundra PA says:

      Thanks Wooly! As always, good article from Daniel Greenfield. I especially liked this:

      Imagine what tomorrow’s leaders would be like if they all got an education in North Korea. That’s the crisis we face today. The leaders of tomorrow are coming of age in the totalitarian campus states of today. When one of those polls emerge showing that 7 out of 10 college students want to ban offensive speech, it’s not a generational phenomenon so much as it is environmental indoctrination.

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  9. Wooly Phlox says:

    And, at AoSHQ:

    Hulu has a series coming out.

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/369743.php

    The Handmaid’s Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized β€˜return to traditional values’. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate the world. In this terrifying society, Offred must navigate between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead – all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.

    Read it all. I want to write and voice-act the movie trailer.

    “In a world….” “…one woman…” “…against all odds…” “…right wing tyranny…”

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  10. stella says:

    Democrat Refers to Middle America as β€˜Podunk, USA’
    Derogatory comment made during discussion of rural broadband access

    http://freebeacon.com/politics/democrat-refers-middle-america-podunk-usa/

    A Democratic lawmaker from California referred to Middle America as “Podunk, USA,” during a committee meeting last week, several sources inside the meeting told the Washington Free Beacon.

    Remarks by Rep. Anna Eshoo (D., Calif.) during a closed-door Energy and Commerce Committee meeting with Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai raised eyebrows from those present.

    The moment occurred when Eshoo pushed back against Pai when he was discussing expanding broadband access to rural areas.

    Pai said that eliminating Title II net neutrality rules would benefit places he has traveled to, such as Parsons, Kan., Elverson, Pa., and Cadillac, Mich.

    Sources inside the meeting told the Free Beacon that Eshoo was frustrated with Pai’s comments. She wished out loud that Pai would stop talking about “Podunk, USA” and instead be more concerned about the venture capitalists on Sand Hill Road in her district near Palo Alto, according to the sources.

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  11. Wooly Phlox says:

    Daryl’s House. There are no bad episodes. Except maybe the Joe Walsh one.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      If you watch the beginnings of enough of these episodes, it’s amazing how many different ways Daryl disarms everyone as soon as he greets them. All the trepidations, the nervousness. All gone. “Don’t worry! Let’s make music!”

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      And imagine Daryl’s nervousness and trepidation when he hosts the older generation. OMG this is Smokey freakin Robinson. This is the O Jays. This is Neville!

      They all have to disarm HIM! “Don’t worry, son. Let’s make music!”

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  12. Wooly Phlox says:

    Apropos of Stellars:

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  13. Wooly Phlox says:

    We fall down, and we get up. We walk proud, and we talk tough. We got heart, and we got nerve. Even if we are a bit disturbed. — Montgomery Gentry, These are my People.

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  14. jeans2nd says:

    Have you all seen this?
    Trump Administration Completes First Border Wall
    http://www.fronterasdesk.org/content/10667/trump-administration-completes-first-border-wall

    Is not much, but is something. One bite at a time…

    “It was planned four years ago and funding was approved in last year’s fiscal budget under former President Barack Obama.”
    Thanks Obama.
    Sincerely (this time),
    jeans2nd
    Podunk, USA

    Commentary
    https://heatst.com/politics/thanks-obama-trump-gets-his-first-border-wall/

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  16. stella says:

    I know some of you will like this – Bill Whittle and Sabo together:

    AFTER HOURS: SABO PREVIEW

    Former Marine Corps M-60 crewman turned Culture Commando SABO joins us for an amazing, eye-opening experience. All Sabo segments will be free to the public, thanks to theCitizenProducers at BillWhittle.com. Find him at unsavoryagents.com .

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      That’s the first time I’ve seen Sabo. I almost didn’t want to see the guy, ever. Like Zombie, I liked his mystique, the legend of him.

      When Zombie outed herself as a female, way back in the LGF days, I also didn’t want to know. I preferred not knowing the person, just that what the person was doing was making lefties crazy.

      Much respect for this guy, and for Whittle. (And for Zombie, for that matter.)

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      LOL love his response at the end. Priceless.

      Like

  17. stella says:

    ‘A budget has been set’: Highly-anticipated Downton Abbey film is FINALLY ‘set to begin shooting this autumn’… two years after its TV finale

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4497726/Downton-Abbey-film-begin-shooting-autumn.html#ixzz4guUUH9Vw
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

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  18. czarowniczy says:

    Watching acpiece on TV (Train Wreck Syndrome) about a 15-year old son who’s changing his gender to female while mom’s changing her gender to male. Aside from pushing my ‘ick factor’ needle way up on the scale, it makes we wonder if we could extend that spay-neuter program a bit.
    On the plus side this familial journey could prove an advertising boon for the recycling movement.

    Like

  19. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu. We pray for France, and for the safety of Marine Le Pen.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen

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