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August 8th, 2012
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  1. MicheleG™

    H SLT! I caught your CNN interview on TV today! Very nice!

    August 8, 2012 at 6:56 pm |
    • MicheleG™

      not "H"

      I meant to type Hi or Hello!

      August 8, 2012 at 7:06 pm |
    • Sarah LeTrent

      Why thank you!

      August 8, 2012 at 7:26 pm |
  2. Breaking News!™

    You know it is going to be a rough day when you wake up face down in the street buttnequid...

    August 8, 2012 at 5:46 pm |

      In his divorce something about his wife breaching some secrets – can't wait to hear the truth ....

      August 8, 2012 at 5:55 pm |
      • Breaking News

        He's gay.

        August 9, 2012 at 6:52 am |
        • RichardHead

          He was "Just a Swingin".....

          August 9, 2012 at 6:57 am |
        • Breaking News

          "Forever & Ever A Man"

          August 9, 2012 at 7:04 am |
  3. ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™

    I was thinking where is Dixie Sugarbaker when you need her, so I googled "Dixie Sugarbaker, of the Savannah Sugarbakers". Oh the memories...what fun to read back on these.

    August 8, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
    • RH@JBJ

      She is a Legend in her own mind.....:))

      August 8, 2012 at 5:03 pm |
      • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™RH

        There you are! You've missing the fun today, and btw I did flush... :D

        August 8, 2012 at 5:19 pm |
        • RH@JBJ

          Did you wash your hands???? Grabbing some fuel,an early dinner and letting WD sniff out the area. Over the cold yet?

          August 8, 2012 at 5:26 pm |
        • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@RH

          Yes (on the hands) and no on the cold. It's getting better tho. So I'll ask the obligatory question, what's for dinner?

          August 8, 2012 at 5:28 pm |
        • RH@JBJ

          Meat loaf,2 orders of mashed taters,and a small bowl of Mac and cheese. It's my veggie. :)

          August 8, 2012 at 5:31 pm |
        • Truth™@JBJ, RH


          August 8, 2012 at 5:34 pm |
        • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@RH

          And where are said veggies?? Maybe you had spinach pasta mac with cheese??

          August 8, 2012 at 5:52 pm |
        • RH@JBJ

          Nawwww,that stuffs too healthy....5 cheese MAC. It's pretty good.

          August 8, 2012 at 6:01 pm |
        • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@RH

          *gggggggggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrroooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll* That was my stomach...this low carb crappola is for the birds.

          August 8, 2012 at 6:11 pm |
        • MicheleG™


          August 8, 2012 at 6:54 pm |
  4. ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™

    CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service.

    August 8, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
  5. Truth™

    Hot date for lunch...

    August 8, 2012 at 2:13 pm |
    • Jerv

      Libby Edwards? I thought you were married. : )

      August 8, 2012 at 2:18 pm |
      • Truth™@Jerv

        Nah, Libby Wouldn't be my cup of chai, but I am meeting a friend there. They do amazing thing with catfish.

        August 8, 2012 at 2:22 pm |
        • Jerv@Truth

          I don't even like seafood but those photos make me want to try.

          August 8, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
  6. ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™

    Has anyone 'seen' SirB the last few days? I hope he didn't slip on a dirty diaper and throw his back out... We had a visitor in our cafe the other day and I looked at her badge, last name was BIDDLE! Made me smile.

    August 8, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
  7. Jerv

    There's some funny stuff over on the invasive species thread. palintwits response to Jeann (wonder who that is) was priceless.

    August 8, 2012 at 1:20 pm |
    • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@Jerv

      You made me go look, and laugh! m.u.s.t. g.e.t. s.o.m.e. w.o.r.k. d.o.n.e.

      August 8, 2012 at 1:27 pm |
    • Truth™@Jerv

      Ok, time to stir the pot some more...hehe

      August 8, 2012 at 1:28 pm |
  8. MicheleG™

    August 8, 2012 at 11:41 am |
    • AleeD®@MicG™

      And here I was thinking the Nacho cheese stuffed pretzel snack was putting out a new product.

      August 8, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
      • MicheleG™

        U silly!

        August 8, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
  9. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God

    Hello everyone!

    Hope all of you in the triple digit temps stay safe! Thank god for air conditioning...

    Speaking of which, can we get a technician to do some maintenance on the lounge's A/C unit? Don't want it to crap out during the triple-digit days.

    August 8, 2012 at 11:29 am |
    • AleeD®

      Stan, the A/C man, is on his way. Says it's going to cost you double because it's "season." Sorry about your luck DJ. Maybe you can take him to the dungeon for "ice cream" and he'll change his mind.

      August 8, 2012 at 12:40 pm |
  10. ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™

    Good morning Los Flamenons! Gads, we are working on hitting 113 hit 116 in Canoga Park yesterday. We need a "heat day", kind of like a snow day only much much hotter.

    Welcome all newcomers!! For the one that said 'we' whitewash comments, oh so not true. We of little power get moderated like the best of them. As our alum AleeD said, all good intention banter is welcome, but we don't take kindly to snark (yes I was talking to you) like comments, that is what the Marquee Blog is for I guess.

    August 8, 2012 at 11:14 am |
  11. MicheleG™

    Howdy ho from these toasty parts. 108 today. erk...........

    I think we now have an official mascot! The Chumarino Turtle. Team colors: Raspberry pink and...? (We need two.)

    August 8, 2012 at 9:56 am |
    • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™


      August 8, 2012 at 11:15 am |
      • MicheleG™

        Pink and Yellow. Not a bad combo at all......

        August 8, 2012 at 11:36 am |
  12. Chef Dad

    Morning everyone! I sent my boys off to school this morning with banana bread (made from scratch) & a schmear of Nutella. And it's National Zucchini Day; there's a great recipe for stuffed zucchini at (only I used lean turkey Italian sausage instead of pork sausage). Speaking of invasive species, I may have a recipe for Troll Surprise here somewhere. I'll get back to you.

    August 8, 2012 at 9:39 am |
    • Sam Elliot and sometimes Matthew McConaughy@Chef Dad

      Troll...It's what's for dinner!

      August 8, 2012 at 12:02 pm |
      • MicheleG™


        (Wish I'd thought of that. Nice!)

        August 8, 2012 at 12:04 pm |
        • Truth™@MG

          Ty, ty...

          Like the sign in the Men's room says, "We aim to please. You aim too please"...

          August 8, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
        • MicheleG™

          recipe anyone?

          August 8, 2012 at 12:11 pm |
      • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@Sam Elliot and sometimes Matthew McConaughy

        Give Troll-a-Whirl?? Just doesn't sound right..

        August 8, 2012 at 12:11 pm |
        • AleeD®@™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™

          troll rolls

          August 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
        • Truth™@JBJ

          Troll Rolls served with Snark Sauce for dipping.

          August 8, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
        • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@AleeD & Truth

          Troll Rolls with Snark dipping sauce it is. Recipe please?

          August 8, 2012 at 12:59 pm |
        • Truth™


          Dipping Sauce

          1 jar hoisin sauce (3/4 cup, 7.25 ounces)
          1 cup water
          2 teaspoons roasted red chili paste (from 4-ounce jar)
          1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

          Summer Rolls
          4 ounces dried thin rice noodles or rice vermicelli (from 8.8-ounce package)
          2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
          1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
          1/2 cup shredded carrot (about 1 medium)
          16 ounces frozen cooked troll (about 1 3/4 cups), thawed and drained
          12 round rice paper wrappers (about 8 inch; from 12-ounce package)
          1.In medium bowl, mix dipping sauce ingredients. Cover; refrigerate while continuing with recipe.
          2.Cook and drain noodles as directed on package. Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix lettuce, cilantro, carrot and diced troll
          3. Sprinkle water over 1 paper towel; place on cutting board. Fill a 10-inch pie plate with water. Place 1 rice paper wrapper in water 45 to 60 seconds or until pliable but not completely softened. Gently remove wrapper from water, shaking to drain excess water; place on damp paper towel.
          4.Starting close to 1 edge of wrapper, form a row of about 1/4 cup noodles. On noodles, arrange about 1/3 cup of the lettuce mixture. Starting with edge covered with fillings, roll up wrapper over fillings, stopping after first turn to tuck in sides. Continue to roll up, tucking in sides. Repeat with remaining wrappers.
          5. Place rolls, seam sides down and without touching, on platter. (If rolls touch, they will stick together.) Serve immediately with sauce, or cover with moist paper towels and refrigerate up to 2 hours. To serve, cut each roll in half diagonally.

          August 8, 2012 at 1:13 pm |
  13. ThomasTwain

    Coffee and apple fritters? I'm in! You folks are a lot nicer than the ppl over on Marquee blog. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    August 8, 2012 at 9:20 am |
    • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@TT

      Why yes, yes we are. Welkommen!

      August 8, 2012 at 11:17 am |
    • Truth™@Thomas Twain

      That's because they are Hollywood liberal stooges. Typical of the party of hate.

      August 8, 2012 at 11:25 am |
      • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@Truth


        August 8, 2012 at 11:35 am |
  14. JainaJade

    Good morning! Thanks for the apple fritters RH :-) Finally got some good medical news: cholesterol went down 30pts in 60 days! Avoiding full fat dairy products and also added a yoga class and a pilates class to the schedule. The pilates is also helping with the RA, knees look almost normal and shoulders are getting there.
    Still need to hit the Queen up for some shot lessons but doing better :-)

    August 8, 2012 at 8:32 am |
  15. Truth™

    Good morning all!
    How is everyone doing today? Supposed to hit 98 in Denver today, but relief is due over the weekend.

    What is everyone up to today?

    August 8, 2012 at 8:13 am |
    • Jerv@Truth

      Hey, how is Miss Saigon doing? I have a training class early this morning and then the rest of the day in the hospital. Oh joy of joys.

      August 8, 2012 at 8:17 am |
    • JainaJade@Truth

      BUSY day at work once my computer is up and running again...silly updates. Going to do sushi tonight and planning to go all out since this will probably (hopefully) be my last sushi run for a good amount of time.

      August 8, 2012 at 8:41 am |
  16. Queen of Everything

    Morning glories!!! It's 7 days until my birthday!!!

    August 8, 2012 at 7:05 am |
    • RichardHead@Queenie

      I'm glad Thing 1 is learning to count so he can tell you how many days are left. Want an Apple Fritter or 2?

      August 8, 2012 at 7:15 am |
    • JainaJade@QOE

      Let me know if you want to grab a B-day "drink". I arrive in your fair town on the 14th for the awesomeness that is GenCon :-)

      August 8, 2012 at 8:33 am |
  17. AleeD®

    Morning Bro & all. Looks like someone forgot to lockup last nite. Who had the Raid last? Who knew invasive species would flush out so many trolls .... I mean school kids. ;) Have a Wicked Wednesday all. ~_~

    August 8, 2012 at 7:03 am |
    • RichardHead@AleeD

      It's ALL JBJ's fault...she forgot to flush. Morning Sista'.

      August 8, 2012 at 7:17 am |
      • Jerv

        Hello you guys. I'll flush for JBJ. I'm sure Kat and SLT will be white washing soon enough.

        August 8, 2012 at 7:21 am |
        • RichardHead@Jerv

          Morning Lil' Buddy and glad to have you back. From the looks of it I may need to stop off at Home Depot and pick up a couple paint rollers for Kat. Skool starts soon.....

          August 8, 2012 at 7:34 am |
        • AleeD®@ Everyone

          After the kids get back to school and all the whitewashing & raid spraying is done, I'm thinking about giving the lounge the guest room treatment: a new coat of paint. Any requests for a food-related color? Maybe blue raspberry like this wodka?

          August 8, 2012 at 7:40 am |
        • Jerv@RicH

          Morning my friend. How's WD?

          August 8, 2012 at 7:43 am |
        • RichardHead@AleeD

          Purple Smurple?

          August 8, 2012 at 7:45 am |
        • RichardHead@Jerv

          She's as feisty as ever...and she has a new toy to play with--a 200 watt BIG Radio. She's been talking to her BFF Lollie back in Houston, from Atlanta. HA!! How's Pop's been doing?

          August 8, 2012 at 7:48 am |
        • Jerv@RicH&AleeD

          Oh yeah, love the blue raspberry. Kicking some azz with the mega radio WD! Speaking of raspberries, I think the Klatsch needs a Klatsch Turtle to take care of the nasties that have been hanging out here.


          August 8, 2012 at 8:07 am |
        • angrybabykitty

          @Jerv-great idea and cute clip! Made my daughter laugh :)

          August 8, 2012 at 8:12 am |
        • Jerv@angrybabykitty&RicH

          ABK, glad you liked. RicH, Pops is doing very well these days. Well, off to class, everyone have a great day!

          August 8, 2012 at 8:31 am |
        • MicheleG™

          Call the carpet cleaners. Raspberry juice on WHITE carpet.

          But I "Like!" "Like~"

          August 8, 2012 at 9:59 am |
    • MLK

      It is obvious that this is not a place where all are welcome. Looks like your "club" is large enough. Any comments you don't like are "whitewashed" (your own words) in a matter of minutes.

      August 8, 2012 at 7:45 am |
      • AleeD®

        All who wish to join in on our conversations or start their own in this thread are welcome. We encourage light-hearted banter here. However, as we are all human beings, we occasionally offer an ear to those in need and e-hugs when times are tough. This is a friendly place and we want to keep it that way.

        Please feel free to search CNN's website using "Coffee Klatsch" as your key words to see how we have bantered on past threads and how we are welcoming to new, well-intentioned people.

        The whitewashing, Raid comments, et al, refer to malicious comments posted with intent to cause ill-will. Surely, that would not include you.

        August 8, 2012 at 8:13 am |
        • RichardHead

          " Don't call me Shirley "......

          August 8, 2012 at 8:17 am |
        • MicheleG™

          Well said AleeD!

          August 8, 2012 at 10:02 am |
      • César Chávez

        The majority of the people who frequent here are nice in their own cliquish way. Many would be worth spending the time to get to know, even a couple of the crotchety ones. Think of this place kind of like an "old folks home". Any comment or real intercourse (specifically Webster's second definition) outside the "safety zone" is pounced on like a python on an alligator. Couple this with CNN's "whitewashing" and draconian rules over words and it's easy to see why conversations here rarely go beyond the topics of weather and health and whats for supper.

        August 8, 2012 at 2:29 pm |
        • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@AleeD

          Would you like to give our visitor a tour of the dungeon? Maybe hand out a Klatsch products catalog? ;)

          August 8, 2012 at 2:39 pm |
        • AleeD®, Thread Dominatrix@™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™ & Newbies

          Tours of the dungeon are strictly for people over the age of 18 who appreciate the nature of adult playtime. We require an audition *ahem* that is, thorough screening before we can commit to any dungeon activities – unless you're just looking for ice cream with mix-ins ... then I'll have to clean up.

          August 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
        • Buckwheat@CC

          Sumbody soundz like dey iz edumicated?

          August 8, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
        • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@AleeD

          I was laughing at the "old folks home" comment, also that conversations are just weather, health, and what's for dinner...guess they haven't been lurking long...we try to liven it up, we really do, but usually that is kebashed by the modbotz. I actually read the Terms of Service earlier, amazing stuff in there!

          August 8, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
        • Truth™@JBJ, AleeD

          "Crotchety Ones"...I think he means me.

          August 8, 2012 at 5:19 pm |
        • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™Truth

          I was thinking of your brother... ;)

          August 8, 2012 at 5:22 pm |
        • MicheleG™


          August 8, 2012 at 6:57 pm |
    • angrybabykitty

      Morning all! Hope everyone is doing well. I'm taking my three year old to a pediatric gastroenterologist for her reflux problems. They have to sedate her, but if it helps it is worth it. It's only taken six months to get her in to see him. Enjoy your Wednesday! One day closer to the weekend.

      August 8, 2012 at 7:59 am |
  18. RichardHead

    Good Morning Kidz--I hope everyone is well. I'll get the coffee started and we have Apple Fritters. Enjoy your day.

    August 8, 2012 at 6:49 am |
    • angrybabykitty

      @ RH-Apple fritters? Sounds good to me. thank you!

      August 8, 2012 at 9:23 am |
  19. snark

    So this is the VIP lounge? Really?

    August 8, 2012 at 6:37 am |
    • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@snark

      Yes it is. I guess if you can't recognize one, you don't belong here. Just sayin'

      August 8, 2012 at 11:36 am |
      • MicheleG™


        August 8, 2012 at 11:38 am |

    Hello :-) Cant you find some Cool looking coffee cups ??? I'm sure it's not good to take arthrititis Tylenol every single day at work :( ... Have a Great day everybody !!!

    August 8, 2012 at 5:12 am |
    • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@TX4U

      Any of these float your goat?? :D

      August 8, 2012 at 11:46 am |

        Thanks !!! I'll check into it later :-D

        August 8, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
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