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August 15th, 2011
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  1. Truth

    Ok all, I am out. Will talk to y'all in the morning!

    August 15, 2011 at 5:55 pm |
  2. RichardHead@Truth

    Hey Bro,WD and I are full of Apple Fritters and Nutter Butter Ice Cream cake. I hope Queenie had a good Birthday,and I now must prepare Smoked Brisket and Turkey sammiches for the trip out tonight. I hope the Texans can get it together against the Jets tonight,but it may be a Chiefs massacre. Enjoy the game,and tell Miss Saigon Hi for me. Talk to you all in the Morning..Be safe All.

    August 15, 2011 at 4:45 pm |
    • Truth@RichHead

      Drive safe and GO HOUSTON! (I'm still a NYG fan as far as the NFC goes)

      August 15, 2011 at 4:50 pm |
      • RichardHead@Truth

        WHO ? Never heard of that team...:))

        August 15, 2011 at 4:55 pm |
  3. Jerv@All

    Alrightie, ho de ho. See y'all hopefully tomorrow. Gonna be a busy one.

    August 15, 2011 at 3:28 pm |
  4. Mildred

    Happy birthday, oh Queen of Everything.

    I'm here, really I am.

    August 15, 2011 at 3:25 pm |
  5. Jerv@DJC and All Not a bad cover by Rick of the Churchs "Under the Milky Way."


    August 15, 2011 at 3:02 pm |
  6. Truth

    Oh, another classic day on tap here...Just had to call 911 on a homeless guy who found his way to my buidling's north patio and would not leave. Stunk of booze, would not identify himself and could not walk. Paramedics just left. Poor guy.

    August 15, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
    • RichardHead@Truth

      It was Joy Behars husband,she'll bond him out in an hour.

      August 15, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
    • Jerv@Truth

      About a month ago we had a middle aged dude curled up in our building entrance way with his head propped up against the brick coving. He was so out of it he could not stand so they put him on one of those ambulance beds and took him away.

      Last fall we had a kid that could not have been a day over 20 sleeping on the corner sidewalk with three dirty suitcases.

      Not trying to be a Patrick, but I could go on and on. It is truly sad.

      August 15, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
    • Truth@RichHead, Jerv

      I concur with you both...Substance abuse (of all stripes) is a bear. Everytime I see one of those folks, I try to remember that they were all someone's children at one time or another. Sad.

      Thankfully, this guy will be getting some help.

      August 15, 2011 at 3:07 pm |
  7. JainaJade@QOE

    Any advice for giving someone an injection? My friend just asked if I wouldn't mind giving her her daily injection while her hubby is away...
    There are bruises to act as guides but I don't want to give her another one and know that a proper injection should not result in bruises as large as some of hers.

    August 15, 2011 at 2:43 pm |
  8. RichardHead@Queen

    Well Birthday Girl,it's time for cake. Don't mind all the flames,it enhances the peanut butter flavor. Happy Birthday Babe !

    August 15, 2011 at 1:31 pm |
  9. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@The Jukebox, Queen

    I may be setting up a big target on my back but...



    August 15, 2011 at 1:25 pm |
    • Queen of Everything from the Castle@DJCP

      Aw, shucks, that's so sweet! Thanks!

      August 15, 2011 at 1:31 pm |
  10. tazer warrior princess

    Howdy doody tootie frooties!

    August 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm |
    • RichardHead@Tazer

      Moo-Moo Babe!

      August 15, 2011 at 1:07 pm |
  11. Chicago Lady

    I am so glad to hear I didn't cause the flip-flop.
    Very confusing reading bottom to top.

    August 15, 2011 at 12:57 pm |
    • Truth@Chi-Town lady

      I concur. People in my office are asking why I am standing on my head.

      August 15, 2011 at 12:59 pm |
    • RichardHead@Chicago Lady

      It's ALL Obozo and Rahm's fault. Don't sweat it,I've got Wienerschnitzel....

      August 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm |
  12. Evil Grin

    Good day chums. The Minions are baking today. I'm not sure if they'll go beyond bread, but fresh homemade bread is enough for me. Since all four of them seem to be having a ball coating the Evil Kitchen with flour craaack and eggs, I'm certain there will be many, many loaves.

    So I've brought the first two in, with some butter from the local Amish* store.

    *Technically it's supposed to be an Amish store, and while they do have some homemade items like furniture and butter, I suspect what they actually do is go buy bulk bags of candies and chips and repackage them for resale at a higher price. It may be owned by an Amish family, but most of the workers aren't, they just dress accordingly for work. Still, they have a few very good homemade or organic items that I can't get anywhere else. The butter and cheese is excellent.

    So dig in.

    Will the comments be upside down forever, or will we be expecting a right-about any day?

    August 15, 2011 at 12:44 pm |
    • Jerv@EG

      Sounds like a fun little shop to go to. Yeah, put those Minions to work making evil bread.

      August 15, 2011 at 1:50 pm |
  13. Houstonian

    @Kat the flippy thingie is only if you are on the main site. I'm a mobile user and still see it top to bottom first to most recent. I agree with the reasoning behind the flip though. That girl's comment was really uncalled for. Sadly, I didn't have the ingredients on hand to make the pie, but I was able to sit down with the whole family for dinner and a movie. Life's too dang short to waste preaching. On with good times, good food and friends and family to share both with!

    August 15, 2011 at 12:39 pm |
    • Sam Houston standing Tall on I-45@Houstonian

      Thank You,I tap my cane in your honesty.

      August 15, 2011 at 12:52 pm |
  14. Joy Behar@Truth

    Hon, I know that you are disappointed that you are not the number one man in my life since I married my boyfriend of 29 years over the weekend.

    August 15, 2011 at 11:47 am |
    • Truth@Joy

      Well, as Celine sang, "My heart will go on"...And do your man a favor once in a while, let him get a word in. Just for fun.

      August 15, 2011 at 12:31 pm |
      • Jerv@Truth

        Can you imagine 29 years of hearing that incessant mouth?

        August 15, 2011 at 12:47 pm |
      • Truth@Jerv

        No, thank you, I will pass on that.

        That said, a friend of mine likes to say "There's a lid for every pot", so if these two make each other happy, then Mazel Tov. But let's wish him the patience and longsuffering of Job.

        August 15, 2011 at 12:58 pm |
  15. JBJingles

    Good morning sunshines and Happy Birthday to our very own Queen! I'm still tired and I don't know why...Monday rolled around way too fast.

    August 15, 2011 at 11:17 am |
    • RichardHead@JBJ

      Wassssssssssup Beer Babe? How did the Ribs turn out? Odie seems to be snoring rather loudly lately!

      August 15, 2011 at 11:24 am |
      • JBJingles@RH

        I decided to be really lazy this weekend and did not attempt the ribs. Funny thing yesterday in reference to earlier article on cleaning the grill...we grilled on Saturday, then yesterday I was putting on some shrimps and hubs a burger. He said not to clean off the gunk left from Saturday!! Ewww, gross, but it was his burger. Then he committed the grilling cardinal sin and squished the burger down with the spatula. RH – I think he needs the grilling lessons more than me, so I'll give him my spot in your class.

        August 15, 2011 at 11:31 am |
      • RichardHead@JBJ

        Sorry,I only instruct the intermediate classes,which you attend. I shall send over my Sous Chef LaSquisha for Hubs...she swings a mean spatula.

        August 15, 2011 at 11:36 am |
  16. wendy

    WOD – polemic!!

    Patrickk is a polemic poster on Eatocracy. :)

    polemic \puh-LEM-ik\ , noun;
    1.A controversial argument, as one against some opinion, doctrine, etc.
    2.A person who argues in opposition to another; controversialist.

    August 15, 2011 at 11:12 am |
  17. wendy

    happy monday all!!! Happy birthday QOE! weekend was awesome. (we arent talking about the Chiefs RH – that was disgusting). got CERTified for animal rescue! and went to Schlitterbahn yesterday. where i proceeded to have a blast and get fried. @Kat – lliking the new format. :) a little sumpinsumpin different!

    August 15, 2011 at 11:08 am |
    • RichardHead@Wendy

      Sigh :(( I concur.

      August 15, 2011 at 11:26 am |
  18. The Witty One

    Top of the morning everyone.

    August 15, 2011 at 11:03 am |
    • RichardHead@TWO

      Hey,How was the weekend? I want to buy some of Tazer's artwork,they are sooooo Cathy-esq.

      August 15, 2011 at 11:40 am |
      • The Witty One@RH

        It was pretty good. Golf got rained out but other then that it was dandy. How about you and WD? Anything other then cutting brown grass?

        August 15, 2011 at 11:55 am |
      • RichardHead@TWO

        Nawwww-it was 101 and WD was melting,then Nascar got rained out so I had to go to my backup–Roller Derby. Maybe this weekend will be nice and you can hit a couple of buckets.

        August 15, 2011 at 12:04 pm |
  19. The Witty One@QOE

    Happy Birthday!!!!!

    August 15, 2011 at 11:02 am |
  20. RichardHead@Truth

    Hey Bro..WD and I need your help counting out all these candles for Queenie's Birthday cake.Got an extra calculator we can use? I guess we better notify Security in case the fire alarms go off.

    August 15, 2011 at 10:59 am |
    • Truth@RichHead

      I will send over my new laptop, that should suffice for computing power. And let's make sure we open up the sunroof on the lounge, so as to allow for the candles' heat to escape. Don't want to spontaneously combust or anything...

      August 15, 2011 at 11:12 am |
      • RichardHead@Truth

        I concur,and we MUST make sure to keep the Tikki torches away from the Queen,it would be very embarrassing for all involved.

        August 15, 2011 at 11:20 am |
    • Queen of Everything from the Castle

      Careful, Richard. I happen to know that your upcoming birthday is a big one. If my candles are a fire hazard then yours have the potential to start a forest fire.

      August 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm |
      • RichardHead@Queen

        Gasp...WD must have squealed on me.

        August 15, 2011 at 1:21 pm |
  21. JainaJade@All

    So who is the next Birthday victim? Anyone hitting any big milestones this coming year?

    August 15, 2011 at 10:47 am |
    • Jerv@JJ

      My next milestone will be the big five -O in 6 years. Not looking forward to that. How about you?

      August 15, 2011 at 10:50 am |
      • RichardHead@Jerv

        Old Fart Alert !! Hahahaha..:))

        August 15, 2011 at 10:54 am |
    • RichardHead@JJ

      Unless someone else fesses up,AleeD is next on Sept 18th.

      August 15, 2011 at 10:52 am |
      • JainaJade@RH

        huh then maybe I'm next on the 7th...I thought there was someone else tho in August.
        I get the big 3-0 in three years...

        August 15, 2011 at 10:59 am |
      • RichardHead@JJ

        All of us "special people" have September Birthdays. Yes, It is a burden.

        August 15, 2011 at 11:04 am |
  22. Truth@Queen

    Many happy returns your highness!
    How was the celebration weekend?

    August 15, 2011 at 10:33 am |
    • Queen of Everything from the Castle@Truth

      The weekend was nice. Hubs and I went out to dinner Saturday and then did a little shopping. It was nice to have some time to ourselves without the kids.

      August 15, 2011 at 1:22 pm |
      • Truth@Queen

        Well, many happy returns and I am glad you did not attend the state fair. That looked truly ugly. Many condolences to all families involved.

        August 15, 2011 at 1:30 pm |
  23. Queen of Everything from the Castle

    IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!

    Now everybody has to sing to me. You may begin.

    August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am |
    • RichardHead@Queen

      Seriously ? I forgot all about it.

      August 15, 2011 at 10:20 am |
    • Jerv@Q

      Haha! Happy B day!

      August 15, 2011 at 10:22 am |
    • JainaJade@QOE

      Happy Birthday Queen!

      August 15, 2011 at 10:46 am |
    • Ms. Grammar

      I thought it was yesterday. :)

      Happy Birthday to you, HB2U, HB dear Queenie, HB2U...and many more!

      August 15, 2011 at 11:50 am |
      • RichardHead@Ms.Grammar


        August 15, 2011 at 11:53 am |
  24. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@Kat, ALL

    Uh... Is it just me, or did the comment box get flipped? My comment shows at the top of the list even though it's the latest...

    August 15, 2011 at 10:12 am |
    • Jerv@DJC

      Yeah, Kat flipped the comments boxs because the lead comment on the peanut butter pie thread by Erin was really ugly and she didn't want the author to be upset.

      August 15, 2011 at 10:23 am |
      • DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@Jerv

        Stupid flipping trolls! >=(

        August 15, 2011 at 10:39 am |
    • Kat Kinsman

      It's a little experiment. What do y'all think thus far? Our take was that it keeps things fresh, and if a story starts out with something rotten in the comments at the top, that can get flushed down the page and not color the experience for people coming to the story later.

      August 15, 2011 at 10:41 am |
      • Jerv@Kat

        I'm sure once I'm used to it I'll be okay. But a good idea to change the mood of an initial post by flushing that baby "down the page." Love it.

        August 15, 2011 at 10:49 am |
      • RichardHead@Kat

        Well we've tried it Up and Down...How about sideways–for scientific purposes only. :)))

        August 15, 2011 at 10:50 am |
      • The Witty One@Kat

        Is there a way to put the comment box at the top of the screen? That might help with the dizziness :)

        August 15, 2011 at 11:06 am |
      • Ms. Grammar to TWO and Kat

        I agree with moving the comment box to the top – especially if we have the latest and greatest post at the top.

        August 15, 2011 at 11:57 am |
      • Kat Kinsman

        I don't think we have that power, but I'll check.

        August 15, 2011 at 12:14 pm |
  25. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God

    Good morning everyone! It's a wonderful Monday morning once again...

    August 15, 2011 at 9:57 am |
    • Jerv@DJC

      What's going on DJC. Yeah the weather is so nice here I'm gonna have to sneak out for a walk. Have you ever heard of this dude before? Amazing voice.


      August 15, 2011 at 10:21 am |
      • DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@Jerv

        Yeah, I've heard that plenty of times, but it still hits me the same way every time.

        August 15, 2011 at 10:37 am |
  26. Chicago Lady

    Wow, 90 minutes to go 8 miles? So sad :(
    I Love me a good spanking machine ;)

    August 15, 2011 at 9:57 am |
  27. JainaJade

    Good morning all! Had some fun in traffic this morning...90minutes to go 8miles...something wrong in that statement. Hope everyone had a great weekend!

    August 15, 2011 at 9:21 am |
    • Jerv@JJ

      Morning JJ. 90minutes to go 8miles? Makes me wonder sometimes about what we consider "progress." Did you just recently go to Comicon?

      August 15, 2011 at 9:24 am |
      • JainaJade@Jerv

        No, I went to GenCon:
        The traffic was a case of someone dying earlier this morning in the access lane and people on the regular lanes stopping to look, even tho everything had been cleaned up. Once we got past the accident people were going 70+ again. I understand that people have a need to look but seriously?!?

        August 15, 2011 at 9:36 am |
      • Jerv@JJ

        That's right Gen Con. Just looked at the website. Looks like a ton of fun. I think driving brings out the worst in me, especially rubberneckers.

        August 15, 2011 at 10:02 am |
  28. MT Miner

    Morning all. And a happy b-day to the queen of E as well

    August 15, 2011 at 9:19 am |
    • Jerv@MTM

      Just read this about Montana. "The density of the state is six people per square mile."

      August 15, 2011 at 12:03 pm |
      • MT Miner

        Thats about 5 people per square mile too many for me, but its tolerable I guess, lol

        August 15, 2011 at 12:09 pm |
      • Truth@MTM

        Hahaha! So long as there is a liquor store within a 10 minute driving distance I'd be okay in Montana.

        August 15, 2011 at 12:12 pm |
      • Jerv@MTM and Truth

        Sorry about that Truth, don't know how I posted as you. Must have been that Joy Behar lady! :)

        August 15, 2011 at 12:14 pm |
      • MT Miner

        Might look up the bars per town ratio in MT, there are typically at least one on every block.....

        August 15, 2011 at 12:23 pm |
  29. Truth@RichHead, Jerv

    Today is the birthdays of both Napoleon Bonaparte as well as T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)...Hence the celebration. It is also the anniversary of the panama canal.

    So let's party on folks!

    August 15, 2011 at 8:33 am |
    • RichardHead@Truth

      That's it.....Big Boats in the water. How could I have forgotten that? I really feel stoooopid!

      August 15, 2011 at 8:40 am |
    • Jerv@Truth and RicH

      Hey, any reason to have a party. Did y'all catch any of the Republican debate? I bout pissed myself laughing at the look on MIchelle Bachmans face when asked if she believes a woman should "submit" to their husbands!

      August 15, 2011 at 9:16 am |
  30. Jerv@RicH

    Looks like you have a celebration party on your hands now. Boo rah! Redskins did pretty good the first half of their preseason game. Didn't get to watch it all but I'm glad football is back!

    August 15, 2011 at 7:30 am |
    • RichardHead@Jerv

      You and me both Buddy. I figured the KC Chiefs game was gonna be a good one till they got their azzes handed to them...course they held out 8 or 9 top players.

      August 15, 2011 at 7:39 am |
      • Jerv@RicH

        That and I just read "they spent the previous two weeks of training camp working more on conditioning than football." That can't help any either. Well, I'm gonna dip out and get some caffeine.

        August 15, 2011 at 7:51 am |
  31. RichardHead

    Good Monday Morning All,I seem to have a dilemma this morning. My computer calendar says today is August 15th and that it's a "special day",yet silly me,I never wrote down why it's so special? Guess I'll make some coffee-wait a minute,special delivery for RichardHead,please sign here....Hmmmm,Interesting. A family platter full of deep fried Apple Fritters,now why would I have ordered those? Hold on..another delivery...a Nutter Butter Ice Cream cake from Dairy Queen. Why would I have ordered that? Am I losing it? Help me out here Chumarinos, I honestly don't remember!

    August 15, 2011 at 6:35 am |
    • Jerv@RicH

      Morning RicH. Did you forget your own birthday??

      August 15, 2011 at 7:02 am |
      • RichardHead@Jerv

        Gooooooood Morning Lil' Buddy, How was the weekend? Nope, my Birthday isn't till next month and WD's is in November so this has really got me stumped.

        August 15, 2011 at 7:13 am |
      • Jerv@RicH

        Maybe it was to celebrate the start of a new football season? Or, did Jdizz get out of rehab on this date?? Great weekend here. We got a lot of rain, finally. How about yours?

        August 15, 2011 at 7:21 am |
      • RichardHead@Jerv

        Weekend was my brown grass cut,did a little tree trimming,and sweated out all the ice cold beer. Ya know,you may be on to something...Maybe I ordered this stuff to celebrate The Boy's victory over the Bronco's.

        August 15, 2011 at 7:25 am |
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