Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Swiss, the lard, the granddog and a sandwich

-Arguably the worst vanity plate of all time:


-Three very difficult words for the Romney campaign:

1) Swiss.
2) Bank.
3) Account.

-Anybody out there have a block of lard in the refrigerator? If you're out there, know that I understand and that I respect the hell out of you. 

-On Sunday I saw the following bumper sticker:

 Imy granddog

No, I am not kidding. That is just wrong and if I were in charge (and I should be), I'd do something about it (like slap a $499 tax on that baby). I'd also do something about motorcycle trailers.

-You know what makes me suspicious? Any church that doesn't have a bar in it. You go into a church and there's no bar in there? I say find yourself another church.

-Hot girl-on-girl relations with frequent Left Right and Center guest Chrystia Freeland? Um, okay.

-A McD's quarter-pounder with cheese contains 520 calories and 1180 milligrams of sodium.

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54 comments:

Derek D. said...

OR, arguably the BEST vanity plate ever. It could really go either way, couldn't it?

What would be more American at this point in time than a MORMON president?? (I seriously couldn't say that with a straight face.)

Lastly, why you hashin' on the QP w/ chee? It's like chocolate, chocolate cake, really. You just HAVE to have a slice.

Erin O'Brien said...

Derek, you are right, the vanity plate is all about POV.

As for the QP, I had one the other day. Just orderd the QP, but they gave me the QP with cheez. I was in no mood to argue over that. I mean COME ON. Say you argue about cheese on a shitty burger then get in your car and die. Who wants the last thing they ever do to be arguing over a shitty cheezburger?

Anyhoo McD's now lists the nutrition info on the individual packaging. I'll tell you what, man, I saw that sodium content and I did not finish that mutha. And that cheez, man? Ain't no cheez that color naturally.

That's it. I'm sticking with Velveeta.

Contrary Guy said...

The Romney mystery money is the subject of a growing amount of MSM coverage. I'll be tweeting the link to NYT Krugman article on it in a minute.

As for the Quarter Pounder... compare with your average can of Chunky Soup. QP's a lightweight. http://www.campbellsoup.com/Products/Chunky/All (typically 2.5 "servings" per can). And if these numbers are scaring you, don't look up the sodium on a Chipotle burrito.

Erin O'Brien said...

I ♥ my granddog.

Anonymous said...

If you want sodium try First Watch Turkey gravy on biscuits, 1843 mg NaCl.
Tom Parma

Anonymous said...

I had a family dinner at Olive Gardden.I informed the manager that I'm salt intolerant. Mind you the Olive Garden was very understanding of my situation but informed me the only thing that I could have was salad with red wine vinegar and olive oil. BTW the bread was too salty also.
TJP

Erin O'Brien said...

Tom, next time have dinner in a church with a bar.

Anonymous said...

"Tom, next time have dinner in a church with a bar."-EO'B

In my next life I'm gonna be a minister. (This blogs already got a bunch of cooks)

RJ

Rex said...

The one place in Pittsburg that I want to visit. www.churchbrew.com

Erin O'Brien said...

Praise the Lord!

Anonymous said...

@ Rex-That brewpub in Pittsburgh is quite the tits...It's been quite a while but you brought up a glad memory...

MR

B.E. Earl said...

I ♥ that vanity plate more than my granddog.

No lard in my fridge, but I do have bacon fat in there. Oh yes...

Contrary Guy said...

As for the bumper sticker... I recall an ad in Nat Lampoon like 30 years ago (?) for 'screw' stickers, an image of an aggressive-looking little wood screw, that you could put over the 'heart' on these things... thus resulting in warm fuzzy readings like "I screw my Westies". Would put an end to this dogs > kids nonsense...

Ken Houghton said...

Freeland carries herself very well, but I admit never having imagined her in that way (or even in the hetero way) the last couple times I've seen her.

Maybe she's different on television?

Anonymous said...

Also amusing: substituting the {spade} or {club} symbol for just about anything: "I {spade} my wife", "I {club}my dog", or vice-versa...

Anonymous said...

{MR}

Erin O'Brien said...

Ken, I have never seen Freeland. My comment was based solely on her brilliant and articulate commentaries.

Sean Craven said...

I have a jar of lard I rendered from a hog jowl. Sometimes I take the lid off and huff it; the scent of pure pork is amazing.

Al The Retired Army Guy said...

Speaking of bumper stickers ...

I'm driving home yesterday, and I notice I'm behind what appears to be a Ford F-250 pickup, with a raised suspension (I'm assuming for off roading purposes). As I get closer, I notice that the truck has been modified in that the exhaust pipes have been routed just behind the cab, much like you'd see on a semi-trailer tractor. There is a stick on graphic reading "Prius Repellent," with arrows pointing to the exhaust stack. Had I been able to, I would have exited my truck, walked up to the driver of the other truck, and shook his hand, as well as asked him where to get a graphic like his to put on my truck. Alas, he sped off as the light turned green, on his way to repel more Priuses, no doubt.

In any event, he's my new hero.

As for sodium - canned soups are some of the most egregious sources of excess sodium, as are fast food joints. As long as one isn't eating that stuff every day, it's usually not a problem. Too many people, however, do. And it should come as no surprise to anyone here that restaurant food is loaded with salt, fat, etc. The amount of butter used in your average restaurant? Let's just say that Land O Lakes will most likely never go out of business. Nor will Morton's.

Al
TRAG

Erin O'Brien said...

Sean, that is beautiful, man.

Anonymous said...

Based on the above comments it seems the official transportation of The Owners Manual should be a low emission, high mileage pick-up fueled by bacon grease and emitting the appropriate aroma.

RJ

Erin O'Brien said...

And what, pray tell, would the vanity plate read?

Ms Amanda said...

RIght here in our tiny little PNW town is car with a window sticker that says: In Loving Memory of my Virginty with the date.
Laughed my head off when I first saw it.
http://njlala.blogspot.com/2012/02/wtf-wednesdays-in-loving-memory-of-my.html

And that is indeed my lovely hometown Wal Mart in the background.

Al The Retired Army Guy said...

Vanity plate nominations based on the seven characters most states allow for vanity plates ....

RMNYGRL
OMUSTGO
RIGHTEE
SOCLIST
LVPALIN
NOLIBS
WHAKJOB (as in left wing whack job)
HIPYLVR
PATCHULI
NOBATHS
OINKTRK
CLVLAND
IRSHHUN (In the event our humble hostess actually buys it)
GOATWGN (as the Goat would certainly be driving a truck, any truck, fueled by bacon grease - it's manly)

Those are my ideas, anyway ...

Al
TRAG

Anonymous said...

HOGHVN1...?

RJ

alphadog said...

Best vanity plate ever, seen on a Mazda RX-7 years ago:
RXSHUN

Tony Rugare said...

Gee, is my "I Love MY Grandog" car magnet subject to a fine or a tax. I'll take it all the way to SCOTUS.

Bill said...

Three very difficult words for the Obama campaign:

1) Ohio
2) Ohio
3) Ohio

Anonymous said...

3 words for Bill:

1)Off
2)Topic
3)Asshole

RJ

Bill said...

See 2nd item of blog post. It's funny though how your comment ends: "AssholeRJ". Now THAT deserves a LOL! I'm not calling you an asshole it just shows up that way on the right side of the blog. You and the other initialed one should google some other derogatory terms. See if you can find something that doesn't start with ass.

Yabu said...

Looks like Little Debbie Wasserman Schultz also had some cash in Swiss Banks. Doesn't matter if it was one dollar, or a million. Hypocrite.

Tell me it ain't so.

Al The Retired Army Guy said...

Debbie Wasserman Schultz - every time I see a picture of her, I get the impression that she's drunk at least 80 cups of coffee, and has been up for about three weeks. But that's just me.

Al
TRAG

Anonymous said...

@ Al-yeah, I hate to admit it, but Rep Schultz looks like she sees a British dentist...MR

Al The Retired Army Guy said...

@ MR: Agreed. With teeth like that, she should star in the next Austin Powers movie. She is one scary looking individual if you ask me.

Al
TRAG

Erin O'Brien said...

1. Ohio
2. Pennsylvania
3. Virginia

Erin O'Brien said...

Or you could check out the odds.

Anonymous said...

@Yabu
"Looks like Little Debbie Wasserman Schultz also had some cash in Swiss Banks. Doesn't matter if it was one dollar, or a million. Hypocrite.

Tell me it ain't so."

That settles that. Since DWS is a hypocrite Romney's hidden assets are no longer germane.
IOKIYAR.

RJ

Anonymous said...

@RJ...I really think Romney's got the nomination locked up at this point. Rep. Schultz doesn't have a chance unless it's a brokered convention.

MR

Anonymous said...

Vanity plate:
"I8GOAT"

Rock that one past yer DMV next time your plates are due Erin...

MR

PS Derf was great Monday night...

Anonymous said...

I love Intrade. Nothing like the free hand of the market.

RJ

Anonymous said...

@MR-

Between the racists, perverts and hypocrites I'm surprised the Right can find any legitimate candidate.

RJ

Al The Retired Army Guy said...

RJ:

I'd respond to that, but it would only result in more name calling, and add nothing (as usual) to the discussion.

Al
TRAG

Anonymous said...

But that I possessed your emotional maturity AL.

RJ

Bill said...

Al; You realize, of course, that by saying your not responding, you've responded. I get your point, though.

Bill said...

This link, on Drudge, caught my attention: Just for making disparaging remarks?

Anonymous said...

You had me at "Drudge". Just like in the olden days when families adopted the name of their trade:"Cooper", "Butcher", "Tailor", and...Drudge...

MR

Anonymous said...

@ RJ-I had an ongoing debate with a jagoff on disqus who wanted to argue that an Intrade rating showed health care was in trouble...he didn't understand the concept of a bookie...

MR

pjruss said...

Best vanity plate seen on a Rolls out in L.A.
REWRITE

Al The Retired Army Guy said...

Actually, RJ, not maturity, but restraint. As someone who's played a musical instrument of one type or other for over 40 years, I've learned that what one doesn't play is more important than what one does play. In this case, what I didn't say is more important than what I wrote. Hence, my response.

Labeling a whole bunch of people you most likely don't know personally as racists, perverts and hypocrites only serves to deepen potential divisions between us. As I've said before, once name calling/labelling starts, intelligent and informed discourse ends. I'm out as the prospect for intelligent and informed discourse has obviously come to an end, for me, at least, in this thread..

Al
TRAG

Erin O'Brien said...

Oh, loved RXSHUN and REWRITE, alph and pjruss, and Tony? Get lawyered up!

Anonymous said...

@AL-
I understand your behavior and affirm it. Unfortunately insight alone is not enough to change behavior. I'll work on it.

BTW...Someone in the complex where I work has a bright, shiny new Prius. I'm the guy that people stare at and think "Wonder what he's laughing at" as I walk into work.

RJ

Anonymous said...

"Al; You realize, of course, that by saying your not responding, you've responded."-Bill

I suppose this concept would fall under what some might call meta-commenting. I think I'll retreat to the mountains and live out my natural life as a meta-commenter. Namaste.

RJ

Anonymous said...

"If you choose not to decide
you still have made a choice"
-Rush

MR

Namaste, bitches

Anonymous said...

Group hug and reach arounds for all!