Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by UMBS Go Blue, Nov 17, 2013.
movies or shopping on black friday
Shopping, to include:
* annual supply of Brooks Brothers iron-free dress shirts
* some nice new wingtips, I'm thinking Allen Edmonds
* a nice new blazer, because my old one is 10 sizes too big even after altering it down (although this could wait until the post-Christmas sales)
Should I regift what I got in the white elephant exchange at last year's company holiday party, complete with the same gift bag?
lol No, you should skip a year and then regift
Have you regifted before?
Yay or Nay
Never met a home schooled kid that wasn't socially awkward or a private school kid who wasn't stuck up so I'll stick with Public school.
Have you started your Christmas shopping
yes or no
No - mine tends to wait until Christmas Eve!
Elvis Presley or Elvis Costello?
Fun food facts:
Baby Ruth - Back in the 1920s, the Curtiss Candy Company decided the perfect name for a candy bar should come from President Grover Clevelands daughter, Ruth. At the time, the family called her Baby.
Beef Wellington - Legend has it that in 1815, after winning the Battle of Waterloo, the Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, was a public hero. His personal chef decided to honor him with a special dish, which looked somewhat like a Wellington boot (and which was also named after the Duke)
Graham Cracker - Presbyterian minister Sylvester Graham invented this high-fiber snack of unsifted, coarsely ground wheat flour because he believed a strict diet would help curb unhealthy sexual urges.
Salisbury Steak - Dr. J.J. Salisbury, an American Civil War physician, was adamant about his dietary beliefs, which included the notion that vegetables and starches would cause heart disease and other illnesses. He created a ground beef and onion dish to be consumed three times a day with lots of hot water to flush out the system.
the Beef Wellington origin story
First official troll post of the This or That thread: Did Carolina Kostner send one of her illusion sleeve butterflies to sabotage Elizaveta Tuktamysheva? (Watch the lower right-hand quadrant of the screen; hat tips to Maofan7 and the uploader.)
No. That was siouxdonym's handiwork.
Um, that's so obviously not a butterfly.
I could have sworn that this was a soppy primetime ABC special....
It was my bizarro world twin Sodaneem whodoneit, a ruthless Indian dictator in steady allegiance with said pony...
If you could only save one off of a sinking ship and were forced to leave behind the other on a scanty raft in the middle of the ocean with a jug of kool-aid and three cans of beans (no can opener though ), who would you leave behind?
Baby Mice Wine
any dish described with the word "putrescence" will keep me away. So the nasty cheese.
I'm watching Rostelcom Cup wearing cuddleduds. I'm all kinds of cozy.
Hot tea and bikkies
David Warner - Cool Down to Earth Aussie or Villain or Pantomime Villain?
Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Taking 25 Coursera/edX classes this coming spring on top of 18 already completed or yet to be completed for this fall?
Yay ( although I think that you are a tad bit nuts for taking on such a full work load)
Stir fried veggies
In summer green salad
In winter roasted veggies
Do you decorate outdoors for the holiday season?
yay or nay
Nay - live in a building, so I can't
Do you own any vinyl records?
Eys, I collect vinyl! Mostly classical and jazz though
That's boring. Snarkiest Classical Composer:
Nastiest of the following musician-on-musician insults?:-
1. Boy George on Elton John
“All that money, and he’s still got hair like a f*****g dinner lady.”
2. Elton John on Keith Richards
“It’s like a monkey with arthritis, trying to go onstage and look young.”
3. Morrissey on Brett Anderson
“He’ll never forgive God for not making him Angie Bowie.”
4. Anton Newcombe on Eric Clapton
“People talk about Eric Clapton. What has he ever done except throw his baby off a ****in’ ledge and write a song about it?”
5. Tupac on The Notorious BIG
All of “Hit ‘Em Up,” really, but particularly this: “I f****d your b***h, you fat motherf****r.”
6. Ian Brown on Bono
“He’s such a fake, isn’t he? When he did Live Aid, which made them a worldwide group … he looked out and [saw] that black girl in the middle of all them people, and she’s from Hackney or something, and he was like, ‘Here’s a great shot for me around the world to show I’m Mr Africa.’ It’s like colonialist times with a big white hat.”
7. Robert Smith on Morrissey
“If Morrissey says not to eat meat, then I’ll eat meat — that’s how much I hate Morrissey.”
8. Morrissey on Bob Geldof
“Bob Geldof is a nauseating character. Band Aid was the most self-righteous platform ever in the history of popular music.”
9. Elton John on Madonna
“Anyone who lip-synchs in public on stage when you pay £75 to see them should be shot.”
10. Boy George on Madonna
“A vile, hideous human being with no redeeming qualities.”
11. Elvis Costello on Morrissey
“Morrissey writes wonderful song titles, but sadly he often forgets to write the song.”
12. Noel Gallagher on Jack White
“He looks like Zorro on doughnuts.”
13. Rick James on Prince
“A little short ego-ed f****r who I had a feeling didn’t like people of his own race and wanted to be white and taller.”
14. Mark “E” Everett on The Beatles
“John Lennon sings about peace because he’s a woman-beater. Hippies are so full of s**t.”
15. Richey Edwards on Slowdive
“We hate Slowdive more than we hate Hitler.”
16. Richey Edwards on The Levellers
“You could go to any Levellers concert and stand in the middle and shout, ‘Jeremy!’, and 75% of the audience would turn round.”
17. Kurt Cobain on Guns N’ Roses
“They’re really talentless people, and they write crap music, and they’re the most popular rock band on the earth right now. I can’t believe it.”
18. Nick Cave on Red Hot Chili Peppers
“I’m forever near a stereo saying, ‘What the f**k is this garbage?’ And the answer is always the Red Hot Chili Peppers.”
19. Noel Gallagher on Kaiser Chiefs
“They play dress-up and sit on top of an apex of meaninglessness. They don’t mean anything to anybody apart from their f*****g ugly girlfriends.”
20. Alan McGee on Coldplay
“Coldplay are the dictionary definition of corporate rock. The singer is about as weird as Phil Collins. They are career rock personified. EMI should’ve signed Otis The Aadvark instead. At least he only sucks his thumb rather than corporate c**k.”
21. Mark E Smith on Mumford & Sons
“There was this other group warming up … and they were terrible. I said, ‘Shut them c**ts up!’ And they were still warming up, so I threw a bottle at them … I just thought they were a load of r*****d Irish folk singers.”
22. Courtney Love on Dave Grohl
“As for that drummer, well, he’s hit on me so many times. He’s just a very very conflicted guy about me, which is why he continually writes songs about me to hear he ‘hates’ me more than ‘anyone else.’ Kurt loathed HIM more than anyone else (except a journalist) … He’s just sub-mediocre kind of [guy] who does this ‘nice guy’ nonsense.”
23. Dave Grohl on Courtney Love
“She’s an ugly f*****g b***h.”
24. Kathleen Hanna on Courtney Love
“Where’s the baby? In the closet with an IV?”
25. Paul Weller on Freddie Mercury
“He said he wanted to bring ballet to the working classes. What a c**t.”
26. Wayne Coyne on Arcade Fire
“I get really tired of their pompousness [sic]… We’ve played some shows with them and they really treat people like s**t. People treat Arcade Fire like they’re the greatest thing ever and they get away with it… They have good tunes, but they’re p***ks, so f**k ‘em.”
27. Christina Aguilera on Lady Gaga
“I’m not quite sure who this person is, to be honest. I don’t know if it is a man or a woman.”
28. David Lee Roth on Elvis Costello
“Music journalists like Elvis Costello because music journalists look like Elvis Costello.”
29. Lily Allen on Cheryl Cole
“Taking your clothes off, doing sexy dancing and marrying a rich footballer must be very gratifying. Your mother must be so proud. Stupid b***h.”
30. Trent Reznor on Marilyn Manson
“A malicious guy [who] will step on anybody’s face to succeed, and cross any line of decency.”
All I would say is that envy and jealousy really do bring out the worst in people. And its not confined to the music industry either. Check out these mean filmmaker-on-filmmaker insults and author-on-author insults. The golden rule when dealing with insults is to combat them with humour, whilst at the same time exposing the aggressors intrinsic faults. Take the following priceless example: Journeyman medium paced bowler, Greg Thomas, once stated to the great West Indian batsman, Viv Richards, after Richards missed a ball, that the ball was: "red, round and weighs about five ounces, in case you were wondering." Richards then smacked Thomas's next delivery out of the ground, whereupon it hurtled into a nearby river. Turning to the chastened Thomas, Richards retorted: "Greg, you know what it looks like, now go and find it."
#4 is kinda... ouch.
Which would you rather spend more time, in leading up to New Year's Eve?
Was Duane Weber D B Cooper - Yes or No?
Ever spent Thanksgiving by yourself?
Ever wished you could spend Thanksgiving by yourself? LOL
Once in a while
Gone watch Mob City
You're not considering Austin or Baton Rouge? I love those cities. But of those mentioned, San Antonio. Quiet and traditional.
Cranberry sauce: oui, non
Austin is in the itinerary, especially as it's the cheapest to fly into, but just not specifically over New Year's Eve.
Cranberry sauce: oui, not bad with the turkey last night.
Which leftovers from the UMBS clan table would you prefer?
Hors d'oeuvres (crab rangoon and chicken wings)
Veggies (corn, spinach, etc.)
Dessert (pumpkin pie, cake from a Chinese bakery, chocolate chip cookies)
Or my contribution: a bottle of Veuve Clicquot to start, and a bottle of port alongside dessert
You'll have a nice time in Baton Rouge. About 45 minutes from NO.
Port is my favorite.
Did you go shopping today?
Yes. I got a watch. And so much for the Black Friday rush, I was the only customer in the store.
Best on a really cold day: