Forons were jaded as ever this week, cuttin' down everything from Nancy Pelosi to a new east side café. Despite the cutting cynicism, though, a few were able to find the simple pleasures of hotel soap and super-size spuds.
Funny and absurd
Re: Do Irish potatoes exist?
Post by Scotty Fri May 15, 2009 8:37 am
With special thanks to coloradopotato.org (grin)
Potatoes are sized according to weight and the approximate number of potatoes that can be contained in a standard 50 lb. carton.
40 Size 38-42 20.0 oz. 6.9 Ex. Large Entree Baked Potatoes or Fries
50 Size 49-52 16.0 oz. 5.6 Large Entree Baked Potatoes or Fries
60 Size 58-60 13.0 oz. 4.5 Large Entree Baked Potatoes or Fries
70 Size 68-72 11.5 oz. 4.0 Entree Baked Potatoes or Fries
80 Size 78-82 10.0 oz. 3.5 Baked, Side Dishes, Lunch Entree or Fries
90 Size 90-95 9.0 oz. 3.1 Baked, Side Dishes, Skins or Fries
100 Size 100-105 8.0 oz. 2.7 Baked or Side Dishes
110 Size 108-115 7.3 oz. 2.5 Institutional Potato Bars
120 Size 118-130 6.5 oz. 2.3 Elementary School Sides
You could talk to the produce manager at (store of choice) to see if they could order the size you need.
If not, here are some wholesalers in the area.
A J Sweet of Madison
4850 Helgesen Drive, Madison,
Loffredo Fresh Produce
1849 Wright St, Madison
R E Golden Produce Co.
1337 Gilson St, Madison
Post by Fat.The.Gangster Tue May 19, 2009 10:53 am
Too twee. The name of a business should not be as precious as the products it sells. It'd be like calling a shop that sells collectible figurines a "figurineiary" and pretending like that's acceptable. It's not.
Re: Yes, I'm Starting a Topic on American Idol....
Post by Dust Mite Rodeo Tue May 19, 2009 7:20 pm
Thou shalt not worshippeth Idols!(lightning, sulphur, locusts, pestilence, etc...)
Ah, The Cacophony of Daybreak
Postby pjbogart Wed May 20, 2009 8:22 am
Well, it's almost time to leave my window open overnight and I did last night (just a crack) only to be greeted with screeching and howling at about 4am. God bless the eight pine trees in my backyard, as they have provided sustenance to all of nature's most unbearable noisemakers. I appear to have attracted a robin that's about the size of a pigeon and can be heard two blocks away. The Luciano Pavarotti of warblers, if you will. Fat, incredibly loud and so persistent you wonder if it will ever stop to eat. A window fan is no match for this beast.
Ask me if I give a FUCK, Mr. Cheney
Post by Chuck_Schick Thu May 21, 2009 11:03 am
It boggles the mind that the GOP powers-that-be would allow you to assume the mantle of party spokesthing, but it's illuminating that they'd pick the guy who routinely trailed the tapeworm in public opinion polling. I guess Republicans really are as fucking stupid as I've often mused. Way to bolster the ranks, you impotent freaks.
Keep harping on the Gitmo thing. Tell us again how Obama is making us less safe. It means a lot coming from the guy on whose watch the greatest number of Americans in history perished at the hands of terrorists because he couldn't sound out the big words on the daily briefing memo. I guess in GOP Bizarro World, such incompetence makes you an authority on national security. Likewise, my burning the pizza last night makes me a five-star chef.
Good luck on your continued torture tour. Every utterance from your blood-lusty maw puts you closer to the clink, you blind, murderous, Marquis de Sade wannabe.
I hope this whole experience has your blood pressure through the fucking roof. The day your heart explodes, there will be dancing in the streets the world over. Given your overwhelming popularity, that day is sure to be declared a federal holiday and we could all stand an extra day off work. So thanks in advance for that.
Smart and sharp
Re: how low will assessments go?
Post by narcoleptish Sat May 16, 2009 9:02 am
Just a thought.
If you were to buy a cheap fixer-upper, depending on what the current assessment is you might not want to try and get it lowered. I bought a foreclosure for 30G less than assessment. The assessment is actually very reasonable. Everyone said I should try to get it lowered to the purchase price so I went and filed a protest. While up there I was told by an assessor that if it was lowered, they would want to come out the next year to re-assess it. Not what I wanted to hear, so I canceled the protest and now I hope to hang on to my very reasonable assessment for awhile longer.
Re: Better than the race thread: Is Facebook fair game?
Post by Phil Sun May 17, 2009 9:16 pm
While Thuy Pham-Remmele and Brenda Konkel are on opposite political extremes they do share an important trait; they are both political exhibitionists. This probably more than anything else contributed to the end of Konkel's run as an elected official. Brenda's threat to defriend reporters on Facebook is almost as laughable as Thuy's threat to resign. But both faint threats are byproducts of their shared small town pol megalomania.
Re: Attacks on Pelosi make "Truth Commission" more likely?
Post by white_rabbit Mon May 18, 2009 9:23 am
With each passing day, I'm becoming convinced this whole CIA leak on Pelosi has been staged to fake out the Republicans in congress. If it was Obama calling for opening the records the GOPers would be screaming the he is on a partisan witch-hunt, but getting the GOPers to start screaming to open the records is freaking golden.
Re: donate your hotel soap collection!
Post by robbie webber Tue May 19, 2009 4:36 pm
Two conflicting impulses fight it out when I check into a hotel and see the little soaps and shampoos:
1. Take them and donate them to the women's shelter, which I've done in the past. (Community services supporter side)
2. Leave them so I don't contribute to more little tiny plastic bottles being manufactured and then thrown away. (Enviromentalist side.)
So I take the extra soap and leave the shampoo.
And just a little pitch for buying just a couple extra items next time you are shopping and giving them to your local shelter, food pantry, or other community organization. A couple boxes/cans of what's on sale, some tooth brushes, soap, deodorant, a bag of rice, or even extra produce from your garden can go a long way to helping out others in your community. If we all gave one or two items each from a shopping trip, the food pantries would be full!
Re: Ways to get from here to there during road construction
Post by kiwiwannabe Wed May 20, 2009 10:32 am
After yesterday's shutdown of the Hoyt Park area, I started thinking about the first fire or medical emergency on campus resulting in serious injuries or death, and how there will be no way to get in there to save people.
Or the first overheated car/ multi-car accident on Campus Drive, and how bad traffic will be then....
At least when the Pharmacy Building fell down, the hospital was right across the street for Steven Weber to get saved, only to have him take his own life a few years later after killing his ex-wife.
Some lawyer(s) will make a bunch of $$ on one of these, I bet.
We went through Shorewood Hills via Eagle Heights yesterday, and so far, traffic is light. Most drivers have trouble coming up with an alternate plan. Cab-driving DID teach me a lot of different ways to get from Point A to Point B.