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Old 01-13-2017, 10:26 AM   #1741
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I understand the need for commercials but when a talk show host, out of nowhere, starts pumping a product, I'm done for the day.
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Old 01-13-2017, 10:40 AM   #1742
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Well since you mentioned SiriusXM....I listened to them for many years while working but finally quit. The main reason was this Phlash character on 60's channel. Really enjoyed the music but this joker thinks it is a talk show. And not even talk relevant to 60's music. Just blabbering on about whatever and callers talking about nothing important. Seriously if I wanted to listen to commercials or DJs blabbing I would listen to the radio.
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Old 01-13-2017, 04:52 PM   #1743
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Uppity writers of articles in news media using ten dollar words.

Example ......use of aposiopesis ........ WTF meaneth that??
Agreed. And it's not just in 'news media'
I've seen it right here @ ERF
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Old 01-14-2017, 12:00 PM   #1744
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Uppity writers of articles in news media using ten dollar words.

Example ......use of aposiopesis ........ WTF meaneth that??
But a ten dollar word to one person is perfectly cromulent to another.
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Personally I appreciate when a writer or speaker finds the perfect word to convey meaning, even when I have to look it up. That helps me expand my vocabulary.

For instance, I now know "cromulent". Can't wait to drop that one in conversation!
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Old 01-14-2017, 01:30 PM   #1746
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Two things at the moment:
1. Perfectly dry firewood that simmers and glows for hours on end but will not make a good looking lively fire.
2. Household projects that necessitate further projects. Eg. we changed the living room light fixture this week only to find the old one left shadow lines. Since we don't know the ceiling paint color (there are a zillion whites) the whole ceiling will probably need to be repainted.
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The loaded blooming onion . Is Outback trying to kill people ? They take a fried onion and put fries , bacon and cheese on top .
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The loaded blooming onion . Is Outback trying to kill people ? They take a fried onion and put fries , bacon and cheese on top
I don't think Outback even makes it to the qualifying round. Look at the stuff they serve at the Iowa fair (link here)

Fried butter on a stick
FRIED MACARONI AND CHEESE, With bacon bits and sour cream
Fried funnel cake
Double bacon corn dog (So they take a corn dog wrapped in bacon,batter it in bacon bits batter then deep-fry it and serve with syrup dipping sauce)
Deep-fried Oreos, Snickers, and Twinkies

In my view this is less a case of trying to kill someone and more like assisted suicide.
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Old 01-14-2017, 02:32 PM   #1749
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They take a fried onion and put fries , bacon and cheese on top .
Yeah, but it sure tastes soooooo good!

I get one about every other year, figuring that ain't gonna kill me.
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Old 01-14-2017, 02:37 PM   #1750
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The loaded blooming onion . Is Outback trying to kill people ? They take a fried onion and put fries , bacon and cheese on top .
Here's a link to some of the nutrients. While I am of the opinion that we've paid too much attention to fat in our diet. This amount is pretty serious. They do say it's 6 servings.

https://m.mic.com/articles/146426/ou...con#.8ChnKqKRC
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Here's a link to some of the nutrients. While I am of the opinion that we've paid too much attention to fat in our diet. This amount is pretty serious. They do say it's 6 servings.

https://m.mic.com/articles/146426/ou...con#.8ChnKqKRC
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If you're thinking that ingredient list doesn't exactly sound healthy, well, you are correct. The original, non-french-fry-topped Bloomin' Onion already clocks in at 1,954 calories. The new loaded version comes in at a whopping 2,360 calories, an Outback Steakhouse spokesperson said in an email.
I take back what I wrote about the Iowa state fair food. 2K calories in a loaded onion? Yikes.
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I take back what I wrote about the Iowa state fair food. 2K calories in a loaded onion? Yikes.
Vegetables are good for us!

Anyway, I think that is 2,360 calories per serving. Each onion is probably 22 servings.

Did you ever notice the tiny-font "will not hold Outback responsible for cardiac events" language below where you sign the credit card slip?
"There goes another one! Get the paddles. Step away, kids! 'CLEAR!'"
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Vegetables are good for us!

Anyway, I think that is 2,360 calories per serving. Each onion is probably 22 servings.

Did you ever notice the tiny-font "will not hold Outback responsible for cardiac events" language below where you sign the credit card slip?
A buddy used to tell his dietician wife he ate a "vegetable platter" with lunch. That was onion rings.

Not a cardiac event but diabetic. This old fashioned diner we went to had a pancake special. Eat two thick plate sized pancakes and you can sign the wall. Nothing free, just your name. We tried eating there one day but it was impossible to get past the EMTs working on the guy who passed out from his pre-diabetes into a comatose state. We heard later he survived.

Yeah just cause we can buy it doesn't mean we should eat it.
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A buddy used to tell his dietician wife he ate a "vegetable platter" with lunch. That was onion rings.
OMG, I love it!
I'm going to use that line from now on. Onion rings are one of my favorites.

Also, don't forget the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas. Pretty awesome menu there, too.
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Also, don't forget the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas. Pretty awesome menu there, too.
I like this line from the cartoon on their home page: "Fighting anorexia since 2005". Heart Attack Grill Gotta love that Quadruple Bypass Burger with 9,930 calories. There was a time when I could have eaten one, but sadly those days are long gone.
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Poutine is popular around here, served in monster sizes on huge plates--dripping, greasy, more heart attack on a stick.
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But a ten dollar word to one person is perfectly cromulent to another.
Looks like a very interesting word. But I already stretched my monthly quota of expanding my vocabulary.
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I suppose there is something to be said for Sirius XM.


Not in my opinion - they seem only interested in making things like 24 hour Springsteen and jimmy buffett channels and then when you get fed up, making it really difficult for you to cancel
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I understand the need for commercials but when a talk show host, out of nowhere, starts pumping a product, I'm done for the day.
They all do it now. Just another reason to turn it off for x more minutes. At least it's free!
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Tire shops trying to sell you "TPMS" (tire pressure monitoring sensor) rebuild kits for $28.00 ($7.00/wheel) when no parts are replaceable on the TPMS sensor, other than the sensor itself.

Plus, the service tech trying to convince you that they are "necessary" can't explain what the rebuild kit consists of and whether or not the $28.00 gives you a "warranty" on the sensor life.

It's a peeve, but it is really fun when you know intimately more about the sensor system than they do.
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