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Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

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  1. #1 |  Helmut O' Hooligan | 

    RE: Trayvon Martin case reactions…

    And the vicious cycle keeps spinning. This lends credibility to the following ancient teaching:

    “For hatred does not cease by hatred at any time: hatred ceases by love, this is an old rule.”
    –Attributed to the Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama)

  2. #2 |  Other Sean | 

    I think we can all agree that things would be better in America today if Travyon Martin and George Zimmerman had joined forces to destroy the computer that “A Critic” is now using to spread his totalitarian philosophy of bagels.

  3. #3 |  CC | 

    ABC news has a police surveillance video of George Zimmerman the night of his arrest and there does not appear to be a mark on the man. (Yes, the ABC news banner gets in the way for a bit, but you do see the back of his head clearly about a minute in and there’s no visible sign of any injury, which makes the “Zimmerman’s head pounded into the pavement” story highly questionable.)

  4. #4 |  Windy | 

    #44 Stormy Dragon “De gustibus es non disputandum.” My mother took eight years of Latin in HS and college (along with Spanish, French and German), she used to use that phrase all the time, but she said it slightly differently: “De gustibus non disputandum es.” = To each his own poison. She intended to be an interpreter until WWII struck, instead she left college 15 hours (credits) from graduation, went to work in the shipyards, and soon married my dad just before he was sent overseas by the Army Air Corps to the European theater as a belly gunner. She never went back to finish those last hours of college but she had a successful life in business, anyway.

  5. #5 |  el coronado | 

    Bagels Schmagels. Now, *pork rinds*…

  6. #6 |  H. Rearden | 

    ‘Deep dish pizza’ IS NOT PIZZA. Whoever disagrees can take it to the judge. Justice Scalia Rules Against Deep-Dish Pizza

  7. #7 |  A Critic | 

    “Doesn’t make
    them imitation. It makes them value things differently than you.”

    OK, and you go ahead and ride around in your Miata and tell everyone it’s a Bugatti, cuz you so real.

  8. #8 |  A Critic | 

    “I don’t drink at all. I have never used balsamic vinegar, and at a buck-eighty a mL, I can’t imagine why I ever would.”

    To experience one of the few pleasures equal to the finest sex or drugs?

    “Food is fuel.”

    And life is just time. Families are just carbon and water.

    “The food I eat doesn’t define me, it keeps me healthy and alive. As far as what’s ‘the good stuff’ goes, the work of Frederic Brochet has convinced me that expert wine tasters can’t tell when they’ve been served white wine died red, and that they report identical wine as having “nearly opposite” quality if it’s served from different bottles (maybe you’re onto something with the special bottle for your balsamic vinegar). Putting a fancy name on a process used to make food 4% more palatable and 300% more expensive sounds like a fun hobby for some people. Defending that name against the onslaught of the unwashed masses will no doubt keep you busy, but they’re not going to listen to you. I will, though.”

    There is a dramatic difference between balsamic vinegar and traditional balsamic vinegar. The first is a wine vinegar. You can make it in a million gallon stainless steel tank. The second is a must vinegar, it’s made from juice not wine. It is stored in wooden barrels and transferred from one barrel to a slightly smaller one for at least 12 years up to over 100 years in someone’s attic. Now, I actually like the crap, but it’s crap. It’s great for salads. It would be awful on cheese. The real stuff is terrible for salads and awesome on cheese.

    I used to smoke Swisher Sweets. I appreciate them, but they are crap. Only a phony would claim they are Cubans.

  9. #9 |  A Critic | 

    “‘Deep dish pizza’ IS NOT PIZZA.”

    That is correct.

  10. #10 |  David | 

    Also, pasta as invented in early modern Italy did not include wagon-wheel shapes, so rotelle is not pasta. You phonies.

  11. #11 |  A Critic | 

    “Also, pasta as invented in early modern Italy did not include wagon-wheel shapes, so rotelle is not pasta. You phonies.”

    What about Kraft Mac&Cheese, the orange kind? Is that pasta? It’s not real pasta.

    And I do love the stuff. Shame I won’t ever eat it again.

  12. #12 |  el coronado | 

    Didn’t think it was possible, but apparently food snobs are even more insufferable than wine snobs. Defining oneself by what one ingests is as sensible as self-definition by quality/texture/purity of one’s bowel movements. (“Look at that beauty there!!”) You silly fuckers.