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Reply #315 - Sep 21st, 2023 at 7:32pm
 
Real macaroni and cheese with real cheese is always the best, but I still prefer the powdered cheese to the velveeta-like cheese.
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Reply #316 - Sep 21st, 2023 at 7:37pm
 
Rat Man wrote on Sep 21st, 2023 at 4:48pm:
The only thing I might want in my whiskey is a little ice.

I'm with you there.  For whiskey (or whisky Smiley) I usually do neat or an ice cube just to chill it a bit and tone down the flavor with a little water.  I usually pull the cube out before it's melted though.

Anything else (like vodka, rum, or gin) I'll mix.  I actually just had a gin and ginger ale for the first time in my life last weekend.  Just one of those things I never tried.
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Reply #317 - Sep 22nd, 2023 at 7:46am
 
Eino wrote on Sep 21st, 2023 at 7:32pm:
Real macaroni and cheese with real cheese is always the best, but I still prefer the powdered cheese to the velveeta-like cheese.


I was raised on Velveeta.  Believe it or not I like it.
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Reply #318 - Oct 7th, 2023 at 12:54pm
 
Everyone knows by now that stupid commercials annoy the fudge out of me.  Here's Jersey Mike's.  Their claim to fame is that their meats are sliced "fresh" right in front of you.  In the first place, every deli I've ever bought from in my entire life has sliced the cold cuts when ordered.  Secondly,  how does slicing something in front of you prove it's fresh? That hunk of meat could have been sitting in the display case for nine months for all you know.  DUH!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzfhvO-2MP4
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Reply #319 - Oct 8th, 2023 at 11:29am
 
Agreed.  Slicing in front of you certainly doesn't prove it's fresh.  Another thing is if they slice the meat while you're there, that means you have to wait for them to do that.

Quick story about another sandwich chain.  I was at a Jimmy John's one time.  The guy at the counter and the two guys who made the sandwich had a little race going on.  Once an order was put in, the guys making the sandwich tried to have it ready before the guy at the counter had me rung up.  And they did it.  I don't think it was a regular thing, just something for fun they were doing that day.  But that would be something to promote.  'Your sandwich will be ready and waiting before you get your change'
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Reply #320 - Oct 17th, 2023 at 3:24pm
 
Speaking of inane commercials, here's Cascade's "dare to dish differently" commercial.  Here they twist their premise that running your dishwasher uses less water and energy than hand washing into sounding like running your dishwasher half full is somehow more economical. 
    Running your dishwasher when it's half full will use twice the water and energy as running it when it's full.  DUH!  They're not interested in conserving anything.  They're interested in selling you twice as much Cascade. 
    The sad thing is that across America there are probably countless millions of brainless morons who now run their dishwasher half full and believe they're somehow saving money by daring to dish differently. 
     I hate stupid commercials. 
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Reply #321 - Oct 25th, 2023 at 7:38pm
 
joe_meadmaker wrote on Sep 21st, 2023 at 7:37pm:
Rat Man wrote on Sep 21st, 2023 at 4:48pm:
The only thing I might want in my whiskey is a little ice.

I'm with you there.  For whiskey (or whisky Smiley) I usually do neat or an ice cube just to chill it a bit and tone down the flavor with a little water.  I usually pull the cube out before it's melted though.

Anything else (like vodka, rum, or gin) I'll mix.  I actually just had a gin and ginger ale for the first time in my life last weekend.  Just one of those things I never tried.


   Speaking of doing bizarre crap to whiskey, here's Screwball peanutbutter whiskey.  That sounds ghastly.  I think you'd really have to hate whiskey to do that to it.
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Reply #322 - Oct 25th, 2023 at 9:56pm
 
What you need is a nice chocolate porter or stout.  One that's really chocolaty.  Then drop yourself a shot of that whiskey in and you've got a chocolate-peanut butter boilermaker!

I did that once with a caramel whiskey.  It tasted pretty awesome.  Definitely tasted way better than it had any right to.
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Reply #323 - Oct 26th, 2023 at 2:20pm
 
    It's probably me.  I guess I'm a purist when it comes to whiskey.
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Reply #324 - Nov 4th, 2023 at 3:25pm
 
   Yes, this has already been mentioned.  But it's a biggie.  Christmas commercials.  On their own they're obnoxious enough.  But starting them three weeks before Thanksgiving is over the top.  There really should be a law against it... no damned Christmas before Thanksgiving under penalty of beheading.  I'll bet 90% of America would vote for that.  So far I've heard Amazon and iphone Christmas commercials.  The onslaught begins.
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Reply #325 - Nov 5th, 2023 at 10:17am
 
We have a major radio station here in Houston that plays nothing but Christmas music for it seems like a month and a half before Christmas. Thats too much. I enjoy Christmas music but 2-3 weeks before Christmas should be max.
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Reply #326 - Nov 5th, 2023 at 10:47am
 
Holidays are just too commercialized nowadays.
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Reply #327 - Nov 11th, 2023 at 1:10pm
 
Rat Man wrote on Oct 7th, 2023 at 12:54pm:
Everyone knows by now that stupid commercials annoy the fudge out of me.  Here's Jersey Mike's.  Their claim to fame is that their meats are sliced "fresh" right in front of you.  In the first place, every deli I've ever bought from in my entire life has sliced the cold cuts when ordered.  Secondly,  how does slicing something in front of you prove it's fresh? That hunk of meat could have been sitting in the display case for nine months for all you know.  DUH!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzfhvO-2MP4


This has nothing to do with pet peeves, but last week during the Eagles/Cowturds game a friend brought me a Jersey Mike's Italian hoagie.  It wasn't the best hoagie I ever had but it certainly was good.  B+ to A-.... well crafted sandwich.  But their commercials are still stupid.
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Reply #328 - Dec 29th, 2023 at 11:27am
 
Pee pads:
Say you just got a new puppy.  One of the first things you'll want to do is housebreak him, for obvious reasons.  Including my current crew I've had eleven dogs so I know about housebreaking them.  Though some dogs are more stubborn than others it's usually not that difficult a process.  Take the pup outside MANY times a day. When he does his business outside praise him lavishly.  When he goes in the house it's not necessary to rub his nose in it and hit him.  That's the old way.  Show him the spot where he went and let him know verbally that you're displeased.  Then immediately take him outside.  When he first wakes up in the morning get him outside quickly.  If he looks like he's even thinking about going then get him outside.  In the beginning you'll be taking him out dozens of times a day.  Dogs are generally smart.  He'll pick it up in a few days.  There will be a few missteps but he'll quickly get it.
     I don't understand pee pads.  I think their use is insane, yet many people use them.  By using them you're telling your pup that it's OK to go inside while you're trying to teach him to never go inside.  What am I missing?
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Reply #329 - Jan 19th, 2024 at 4:15pm
 
Biting your own tongue.  I can few things that make me angrier.
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