General Discussion, Sunday, December 10, 2017

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  1. czarowniczy says:

    AHA! A picture of Red Square…Moscow…RUSSIA! We support Trump! Proof incontrovertible to Mueller that there is a direct Trump/Russia connection!

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  2. MaryfromMarin says:

    “Gaudete”, sung by Libera, all-boys’ choir (2008):

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  3. Catering was fun today, and challenging for all of us. 130 people eating and partying. Excellent crew, and even former Bossman came and helped me and Chef, and brought his head line cook (19 years old!) in to help us. FOH crew was also incredible, because all of them have also been doing that side for years and are pros.

    Another kid came over from current Bossman’s other restaurant, who didn’t even have foreknowledge of this event at all. He thought he was just coming in to work in his place for a shift. He is now more knowledgable regarding cooking, catering, plating, being a mule, and every other thing that the customers need.

    4 days of prep, we fed them all in less than one hour. Bread plates. Salads, dressed with balsamic at the time they go out. (three of us, me and two teens, made 130 salads in 20 minutes, all the same) A whole speed-rack full of carefully-constructed salads. Gone in 20 seconds. And we’re washing 130 plates. And that’s just the salad plates. Restocking the buffet with hotel pans full of carved beef and carved spinach+incredible mix, mashed Yukon Golds by Wooly, and steamed green bean & carrots. Creating 6 dessert trays with 6 different desserts.

    The 19 year-old was a pro at designing the dessert trays. Some were 3-level chrome trees, some were chrome trays. Absolute genius. I should have taken pics. I had arranged a couple, with the brownies covered in a shining ganche, the lemon-squares, and the wonderful little cheesecake cupcakes, all unique. He took my work apart, right in front of me. And made it better.

    Every restaurant owner in this town will do anything for any other restaurant owner in this town. Including come and help. And donate butter. And steak knives. And Sternos. All of ’em.

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    • Lburg says:

      Congrats on a successful event, Wooly.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Wow, Wooly, that is so neat. πŸ˜€

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    • czarowniczy says:

      It’s great to watch planning evolve in a success. I’ve helped caterers a few times and I salute you, I find war much easier to deal with.

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    • That’s great, Wooly!

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    • Nice! It’s cool to hear that all the owners will pitch and help each other when there’s a need. i would have thought there would have been more competition between them then willingness to help, so it’s great to hear that it’s the other way around.

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      • There is competition, but it’s not cutthroat. The way I see it, this town is a cruise ship that doesn’t leave port. Whatever business you own, retail or food, you’re all on the same ship. Need tomatoes on the fly? Or dish soap? Send someone over to that other restaurant, and invariably, they will donate and “pay it forward”. They know we’ll do the same sometime in the near future.

        The business owners in this town hang out at each others’ bars with the other owners, go to each others’ church functions, are part of each others’ golf leagues and social clubs.

        It really is pretty cool.

        And, like Czar noted, it is really fun at the end, knowing that a plan came together.

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  4. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  5. 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’ czarina33! (aka 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 Covfefe! (aka “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™‚ 🍸 (Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling)
    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’ Gary! πŸ™‚ |_| (Yuengling)
    Mornin’ valeriecurren! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Flaming Sambuca)
    Mornin’ Lucille! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Peach Schnapps)
    Mornin’ Lburg! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lburg lemonade)
    Mornin’ davidhuntpe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ skipper1961! πŸ™‚ |_| (Brompton’s Cocktail – No cherry, no umbrella, no plastic monkey)
    Mornin’ mightyconservative! πŸ™‚ |_| (Benjamin Franklin’s clarified milk punch)
    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!

    Nutella Hot Chocolate With Wild Turkey Spiced Bourbon

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  6. stella says:

    Fashion Media Attack Melania Over White House Christmas Decorations

    The media is attacking First Lady Melania Trump for her White House Christmas decorations, comparing Mrs. Trump to an evil “ice queen” and criticizing her for wearing a coat while she helped decorate a tree.

    The fashion world had a different reaction to the Obamas final Christmas decoration display at the White House, which included giant stuffed animals of the Obama dogs and puerile snowmen…

    http://freebeacon.com/culture/fashion-media-attack-melania-white-house-christmas-decorations/?utm_source=Freedom+Mail&utm_campaign=ffbd77db52-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_12_08&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5e6e0e9ea-ffbd77db52-46270129

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  7. stella says:

    Tucker just came in from a play session in the back yard – feet and legs coated in mud. Apparently digging a hole was his idea of fun.

    ADD: Kitchen floor is now also coated in mud. Sort of cleaned him up (he needs a bath) and crated him before he jumped all over the white cabinets.

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  8. Lucille says:

    Watch Man Pull Over to Rescue Rabbit Trapped by California Wildfires
    https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/man-pulls-rescue-rabbit-trapped-california-wildfires/

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    • Sharon says:

      Oh, goodness – it seems that in the opening seconds he was just helplessly falling back on those motions and things we say “Here doggie” “Here, kitty, kitty”…..and then he focused on something else.

      What a good effort on his part.

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  9. czarowniczy says:

    Bwaaaahaaahaaaa…evil Grandpa Santa strikes again. Just bought GGDs a DJ noise machine with keyboard, electronic drums, sound synthesizer, scratchy records and a microphone. Bwaaaahaaaaahaaaaaa……….they won’t be playing it here.

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    • lovely says:

      My cousin bought her nephew a real drum set when he was about 4. He wanted to be just like his uncle. I’m not sure how long she and her sister went without talking.

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      • Sharon says:

        I would have told the boy it had to stay at his aunt’s house and he could play it there when he was visiting her.

        I don’t play well with relatives who do stupid things.

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        • You sound like my parents.

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          • Sharon says:

            My two sons always understood me. And, on occasion as they approached their pre-teens, would have a secret laugh at other “adults” who would looking at me with shock when I made certain parenting decisions – – – and I made a lot of them, seeing as their Dad and I were divorced for six and half years of that very key time…..then we married one another again, having learned a thing a three – we hoped. We had. We had thirty years more before he left us four years ago.

            But yeah, my sons thought I was a hoot…especially when they hadn’t crossed me. If they HAD crossed me, they knew exactly what was going to happen, how long it would take, and when it would be over. Saved me a lot of handwringing. I obviously made mistakes, but excessive handwringing wasn’t among them.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Radio Shack used to have a yellow plastic helmet with a flashing red light on top and a loud siren that made a lot of different irritating sounds. That used to be a fav of mine.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          My friend had two sons. The youngest had children when he was young. The older brother gave them all kinds of noisy presents. Then, about 10 years later the older one started his family and, as they say, paybacks a bitch. πŸ™„

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Moot in my case, I’m working strictly on revenge and irritation.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Can’t wait for soon-to-be-born GGS is old enough for a TRUMPET! Or maybe a clarinet!!!! Get ready for payback, youngest.

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            • I vote for the clarinet. Aside from the vuvuzela, or the duck-call, the most annoying instrument to hear someone learn to play. It’s like the opposite of a full-size harp in beauty.

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              • czarowniczy says:

                yeah, great fun to listen to a drunk playing the clarinet too. Soon as the GGS has the lungs for it I’m gonna do it…clarinet vengeance is best served cold.

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                • Just get them a guitar. And YouTube College of Music.

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                • Give ’em just the reed and mouthpiece first. Tell them the rest of the clarinet is on order, and is a few weeks out, but to practice on that.

                  John Zorn did exactly that on Mr. Bungle’s album Mr. Bungle, which is completely not safe for work, and is insanity put to audio. It sounded real ugly. It was supposed to.

                  Didn’t realize he was adept at guitar until just now. That above is musical genius.

                  I think if I gave a kid an instrument, I would first show them all the critically-acclaimed, best performers on that instrument. Drums? Neal Peart, etc. Bass? Victor Wooten, etc.

                  Then I would show them Walk off the Earth, and tell them that everything is a potential instrument, including their voice, and tables and chairs, and whippy tubes.

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        • lovely says:

          My dad bought us all kinds of things like that.
          We had M-80’s, air horns, headlight bands for our heads and on and on. Though the best was when he came home with 4 puppies in a box that lady said she was going to turn loose in a field in WI.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Yeah, we used to celebrate Christmas with the New Years fireworks, in Germany we had access to REAL fireworks, the kind we used to have in the US. Make a joyful noise unto…

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        • lovely says:

          I forgot to mention he once bought a waterproof radio for us and then proceeded to throw it into the lake while we were swimming in the “deep hole” of course it wasn’t a floating radio just a waterproof radio. Us kids thought it was hysterical, my mom not so much.

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    • joshua says:

      when I was a young father of boys, my brother gave one a set of drums for Christmas, age about 10….I gave the other boy a pocketknife, age 7, and asked him if he knew what was inside of a drum.

      then left everyone alone for awhile…

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  10. lovely says:

    I think @Imperator_Rex3 was at the same party as me πŸ™‚ .

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  11. Her parents have to lug that thing around. LOL! Good on them.

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  12. The Morons at AoSHQ have made and published a cookbook.

    The reviews are as funny as any Ace thread.

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    • Menagerie says:

      Yeah, looks like the Morons cut loose on reviews, there are nothing but 5s, and near as I can tell, no one actually reviewed the cookbook.

      I downloaded a sample and it looks pretty good. The commentary with some recipes is hilarious.

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    • Menagerie says:

      Hey Wooly, I finished The Heretics Of St. Possenti.

      I’m really glad that I did, I absolutely loved it. I almost quit reading it about a third of the way into it, but I hung in there. Thanks for telling me about it. I wish that he had more books in this time frame, rather than the sci fi books. I would definitely buy them.

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  13. auscitizenmom says:

    Can somebody tell me what the little thingamadoodle that looks like a pair of scissors is that is right next to the adblock stop sign thingamadoodle at the top right hand of the page is? It says “Firefox screenshots”.

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    • Lucille says:

      Firefox won’t let me use their browser since my MiniMac has been updated as far as possible and that’s not good enough. So that notification doesn’t show up next to my AdBlock hand.

      What does it do if you click on it…hopefully not blow up your computer?

      One of these days no browser will work for me and I’ll have to give up surfing and posting unless I win the lottery.

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    • joshua says:

      mine has three balls clustered together, red, white, and blue, and clicking on it brings up a download of the websites that are posted on this thread that I have looked at, and a host of optional download formats for me to use if I want to.

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  14. auscitizenmom says:

    Finally found the clip of Judge Jeanine with Neil Sroka when he acts like he has lost his mind he is so angry.

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

    And, Lord, if it is your will, we pray that Judge Roy Moore will win his bid for the Senate.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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