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[WDT] THANKSGIVING 2018 [NSFW]

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bewildered, Nov 16, 2018.

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  1. bewildered

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    Since Thanksgiving is on Thursday next week and folks often have to travel beforehand to get to their holiday destination, we're kicking it off right meow.
    Planes, Trains, and Automobiles...what are you taking to get to dinner Thursday?

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    I'll be hoofing it to the neighbor's and will bring along some holiday favorites to share, including a bitchin sweet potato casserole. I don't know if they eat stuff like that around here or if its a Thanksgiving standard.

    By the way, @Rush-O-Matic , you ought to be thankful. I had to wade through so much weird stuff to get this.
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    This was the most racially sensitive American Thanksgiving butts and bewbs picture found. You're welcome.

    Focus: THANKSGIVING! Your traditions, plans, recipes for your holiday favorites. Pumpkin pies. Hot cider. Roast turkey. It's that time of the year!

    Antifocus: Black Friday
     
  2. Juice

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    The Internet exists. Why do people wake up early to go shopping for no other reason than to get low quality goods that are made for one specific day?
     
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    We've already had Thanksgiving up here in the land of the beaver, but I'll be out of town for next week as I head back to my home office in Vancouver for a bunch of meetings.

    It will be nice to catch up with a few old friends and enjoy some nice restaurants. That's one of the things I miss the most since I've moved back to Ontario... a nice, high quality restaurant with a wine list with fun stuff on it.

    This is such a non-wine town that even Costco won't stock their mini wine fridges around here because nobody buys them.

    The local "wine bar" owner is almost suicidal because everyone wants the "house red that normally comes in a box for $18".
     
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    People be stupid. Lots of people be stupid. Lots of people be stupid and buy into manufactured hype.
     
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    I often wonder if people even read the fine print on some of the items they are lusting after. Walmart is king of this. They make special versions of electronics that are just worse than the regular models. TVs with only 1 or 2 HDMI ports, or just made even more cheaply than usual.
     
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    What do our Chicago users think about the 9% amusement tax add to things like the Playsation Network, Neflix, Spotify?
     
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    It’s just STUFF. He who dies with the most toys....still dies.
     
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    Yet another moronic band aid (bag tax, soda tax, etc.) that'll keep lawmakers from ever addressing the main problem - Pensions.
     
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    Thanks, mod Lady! In my mind, I'm picturing that that's you, shegirl and Audrey.

    So, you can elbow some mom out of the way to purchase a coffee maker that will be on sale for $10 less the week before Christmas?
     
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    A truer statement may never have been written. My city is thinking about a sales tax increase of $.01 for public safety (fire and police). Does this mean more firefighters and officers? Nope it is to pay for the existing pension increases.
     
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    There are actually whole sets of hardware that "kind of but not really" pass quality assurance testing so are sold with a lower warranty because of that shittier quality. Electronics are not just pass/fail... for instance, most hard drive brands that have a high end and low end (but otherwise same specs) are the same gear with different test results, and sold accordingly. The stuff that passed QA with very high marks gets the quality label and sold for big bucks, the "meh" stuff is sold cheaper without the same guarantees.
     
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    Wow. So I wonder if manufacturers may actually put these lesser quality pieces to the side and sell for reduced sale prices during the holidays. Store them for a season and still make their money's during the holiday sales that people empty out their pockets for.

    Or sell at Harbor Frieght.
     
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    I know some stuff like that looks the same on the outside but different internals, plastic gears vs metal and such.
     
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    Got a little sunshine tomorrow between the never-ending rain and cold. Gonna take advantage with some BBQ. Working to perfect the smoked chicken marinade recipe, adding some Modelo Especial (mexican beer) to the olive oil, changing from fajita seasoning to McCormick's Montreal Chicken Seasoning. Still cooking over live oak and oak lump charcoal.

    15 lbs for 7 people plus a 4 year old and 1.5 year old should be enough.

    Should.
     
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    This shit nearly brought me to tears:

     
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    The extra logistics needed probably wouldn't make that very profitable. Instead you're more likely to see retailers temporarily selling the shittier version that they don't normally stock the rest of the year. Wal-Mart is especially bad about it. If a black Friday deal sells poorly, the items will stay displayed in the middle of the aisles because they don't have a normal spot on the shelves to put them.
     
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    Not enough rope and dildos for that to be Audrey
     
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    as another IL resident( 5 min from IA), can I just pray our shit-ass govt. body produces 1 thing in 2019....which is full-rec weed. We should have billboards that just have a pot leaf and states "We're too broke to say no!"
     
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    When I was grabbing a train home on election night, Pritzker was doing some last minute photo ops/glad handing. I wanted to saunter over and say "Could you legalize and tax the shit out of weed? Please and thank you."

    But alas.

    Given that the ballot measure for legalizing weed and directing tax revenue to school and mental health care sat at something like 88% in favor........I'm pretty optimistic.
     
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