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  1. Sentinel

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    No. If we ate out, we (I and colleague/s) usually drove over to a restaurant and ate properly. I can't believe it's something people actually get addicted to.

    In some cases. we were addicted to driving around looking for a new place to eat in. I remember being in Long Island for a month or so. Every day for lunch and dinner we drove on the main boulevard that runs through looking for a new joint. Same with Redwood City near SFO.
     
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    "Cold Stone Creamery". "Cheesecake fantasy".

    You are KILLIN ME, yo.

    Xcept that i don't see much or any dark chocolate in that pic. You dudes are so lucky to live in America. Do you even realize it ? First that picture of Mount Diablo, and now CSC !
     
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    I am reminded of Mike's deleted post, in which we would be opening up PoobyDoo to check for shark remains. :D
     
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    Remains Of The Day was critically acclaimed by everyone except Wayne and Garth on SNL.:eek:
     
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    ^ Have them for dinner someday.

    With a nice Chianti.
     
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    I understand about the driving around! Seriously, there is no other way but driving around in most of the US, unless you are in a nifty little town center.

    As to how can people get addicted to drive-thru joints? One word: Convenience. They just make it so easy and fast. And, while it's not the best food strictly speaking from a culinary point of view, they do know how to make it tasty and addictive. I've had my share of nights where I have had dinner twice, because I went to one place to eat a burger with fries and a drink, but then I decided I wanted a milkshake elsewhere, and that derived into asking something else to eat. I'm finalizing my request for a Rascal scooter as we speak. ;)
     
  7. Rusty Shackleford

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    There are bad things to living in America, Sentinel. Not everything is good, but I'm not complaining.

    The chocolate? I am not particularly fond of chocolate in icecreams or milkshakes. I like my chocolate of the 90% variety in a tablet. My favorite icecreams are the berry kind, whether it's strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, you name it.
     
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    That was deleted? LOL.
     
  9. Sentinel

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    When i mean driving around, i mean really driving around. Sometimes for MILES to find a place you haven't eaten in before. Further and further away from our office.

    Long Island, we actually had several decent places within walking distance. There was a 'strip mall' or whatever you call 'em, right outside the Huntington Lodge/Inn i was at. I remember there was a Greek joint there. And round the corner some kind of TGIF. But yet, we always tried to find a new place, and as the weeks wore on, we had to drive further each day. That was fun.

    We never ever had burgers and fries. Perish the thought ! It was always a proper meal. For lunch, we often tried to go to those AYCE's. We once did go to a Pizza AYCE which served an apple pizza as desert. Nice.
     
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    Didn't Garth give it any Schwings! for Emma Thompson? :eek:

     
  11. Rusty Shackleford

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    Yes, I understand what you say. It is quite common to do that, unless if you are the type of person who likes to always eat at the same few places, or if you live in a small town and you always go to the local mom and pop's cafe. When you have several people, driving around is also more usual.

    Apple pizza as a desert? That sounds great actually. The one food I could probably live on for the rest of my life is proper pizza. Not the healthiest choice, but I'd rather live short and happy. ;)
     
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    Frank Caliendo is truly great. :)

    Have you heard his John Madden? It's just spot-on.
     
  13. Sentinel

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    It was a pizza with apple topping with (IIRC) the usual stuff like cinammon, and maybe some sugar or whatever sprinkled on top. It was really good, tasted like apple pie. This was 1996, btw. Would have been Redwood City.
     
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    You know what, I actually worked in Redwood City for a few months 5 years ago, but I wouldn't know because at that point I was bringing lunch from home, plus the company I was working for (which shortly after that moved its operations to India) had an extremely generous cafeteria policy, with free snacks for all.

    One day I was there, a small recreational plane (a Cessna I think) crashed in the lake across the way from where we worked. Unfortunately, nobody made it out.
     
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    Are those large Oracle buildings still there. Cylindrical ones. IIRC my client (where i worked) was in one of those buildings.
     
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    Yes, they sure are! Or were 5 years ago, anyway.
     
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    Oracle Arena is a pretty noisy place whenever the champion Warriors host an NBA game.
     
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    Our local oracle Fiji has been pretty quiet since all his predictions failed at FO and Wimble.
     
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    Maybe he's been drinking too much overpriced Fiji water, a brand of bottled water here in the U.S. that fell into ridicule when tests showed there was noticeably more arsenic ppm in it than tap water from Cleveland!:eek:
     
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    Is Fiji a poaster in the other sections of the forum?

    I lost trust in psychics since my great-aunt Greta was robbed in her palm reading corner joint by a meth adict wearing a Chicken costume. ;)

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    Greta Garbo would definitely "want to be alone" if she suffered from nightmares of meth addicts and grown men in chicken costumes.
     
  22. Mike Bulgakov

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    The actress from that era who I would like to be alone with is Ingrid Bergman. "Notorious" is one of my favourite classic films...
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    I think Salvador Dali was in charge of some of the production design for Notorious, wasn't he? Or perhaps I'm mistaking Notorious for other Hitchcock movie.

    Of course, any mention of the master of surreal painting SalvadorDali, conjures the image of the master of surreal Sureshsian tribute posts, JoelDali, who is quite notorious in TTW from what I can see.
     
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    ^^ Yes, it was Dali in Spellbound, not Notorious.
     
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    You can't mention @JoelDali without thinking of the surreal "Golden Eagle" thread. Read the first 500 poasts or so of that masterpiece and you will understand why I kept coming back to TTW in my first year of membership.
     
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    Mike's pics remind me of Ingrid Bergman in Gaslight. Another movie I would love to see again, along with Notorious and Spellbound.
     
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  27. Mike Bulgakov

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    "We'll always have Paris."
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    Spellbound in the notorious city of lights...
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    "We'll always have Talk Tennis Warehouse" - Me. Circa 2015.
     
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    "I'll always have LZ, even without TTW! What made me so unreachable?"

    Kiki
     
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  30. Mike Bulgakov

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    Strange and offensive threads tend to mutate and proliferate on weekends when the mods are away. Kiki made many unforced errors one such weekend. Coco Vandeweghe also has problems with unforced errors...
     
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    I'd say the use of "mutate" and "Kiki" in the same post is almost as perfect a pleonasm as "basic fundamentals" or "empty hole".:eek:
     
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    You forgot "Grand Poobah", because Poobah is grand by default. :D


    btw. I learned the word pleonasm today (i thought you meant neoplasm!). Thanks.
     
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    Learning something new every day is a common experience for me around O&E, especially after reading from the greats of world and space travel...@Mike Bulgakov, @Sentinel, @SoBad, @Rusty Shackleford et al.
     
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    That's odd...tagging isn't activated for @Mike Bulgakov in my previous post???
     
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    Yes, so many refreshing perspectives around here over the years. I would check O&E before any mainstream news outlets for information any day of the week.
     
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    Mainstream media is so slow in their reactive reflexes to new trends in our culture. How else can you explain no media coverage yet of the sureshsian phenomena???:eek:
     
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    Thematic saturation, due to the vast coverage of the Kardassians. :eek:

    Quick @JoelDali improv:
    Imagine if Sureshs drives on a business trip to LA, and he meets Khloe Kardassian in the Strip. She gets a whiff of his basalt crystals, their eyes lock, and the rest is history. Then, as Sureshs is introduced to the rest of the family, Caitlyn is suddenly and irreversibly inspired by the glorious 4S moonshine of Poobhian secretions, and she falls in a state of divine 4.0 challenger tour trance-like orgasm. Then she reverts her sex change operation in a back alley subterranean doctor office by the Wienerschnitzel operated by an Iranian college dropout with a pencil mustache, trains for 7 consecutive months with a daily infusion of nitro-powered 4S intravenous squirt, and wins 16 gold medals at the 2016 Olympics, eliciting praise and complimentary food basquets from the Poap and the Dalai Llama.

    Just Imagine.

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    Suresh is caught in the media blackhole, or is it blackout ?
     
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    Why haven't you included gut4tennis in your list of great peoasters ? He even gives his expert comments on NASA/JPL's latest development and why they won't amount to anything.
     
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    At first I thought gut was a Standford PhD in astrophysics, and then I realized he just copied and pasted.

    #IWasDissapoint
     
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    There are many Tesla cars in Palo Alto...
     
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    Alto Reed was the great saxophone player in the lineup for Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band. His licks on the hit Turn The Page really add a moody layer to the song.
     
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    Carol Reed directed The Agony and the Ecstacy, which I am currently seeing, as well as the eminently watchable film noir, The Third Man.
     
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    This is one of the all-time great films, set in Vienna, based on a novel by Graham Greene. I lived in Vienna as a kid, Vienna, Virginia...
     
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    European Vienna sausages are quite similar to American hot dogs while American Vienna sausages are much smaller, precooked and sold in cans.
     

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