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wanderingjew

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I give up! Thu, 04/1/04 9:52 AM (permalink)
That's it I'm throwing in the towel. I've given up the search for great gastronomic finds. For now on it's fast food chains and franchises.

I'll begin my breakfast at Starbucks, or perhaps Dunkin Donuts or for an extra special treat...Krispy Kreme. On the weekends I have an amazing choice of Denny's Cracker Barrel and Waffle House....or maybe even IHOP.
Where to for lunch?? Perhaps Wendys, Burger King, Micky D's or KFC. Maybe I'm in the mood for mexican at Taco Bell, or those belly bombers at White Castle or those lo carb subs at Subway. Oh....so much to choose from. Now it's time for Dinner. TGI anyone, or maybe it's Bennigans tonight and Applebees tommorow. For an extra special treat we can head to Olive Garden and Red Lobster or perhaps Chi Chi's for international flair. If it's extra special Ruth Chris should hit the spot....Oh so many places to go and so little time...


By the way...
April Fools!!!

 
#1
    KimChee43

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    RE: I give up! Thu, 04/1/04 9:56 AM (permalink)
    WANDERINGJEW: Seriously, you had me going there for a minute! I'd forgotten it was April 1. Have a great day!
     
    #2
      Grampy

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      RE: I give up! Thu, 04/1/04 10:08 AM (permalink)
      And I'm going to be serious about life for a change.
       
      #3
        seafarer john

        RE: I give up! Thu, 04/1/04 11:02 AM (permalink)
        Jane and Michael Stern have retired from the "Roadfood" series of books and have signed on with the" Guide 'Michelin" to devote full time to European five star dining.

        Wanderingjew has announced his purchase of a minor league baseball team and its stadium , the "Jamestown Knishes". He plans to provide a fifteen minute "food stretch" between each half of each inning -breakfast is served at 8am, cocktails at 5pm and dinner 'till the game ends - or the candles burn out, whichever comes first.

        Al the Mayor Bowen has been chosen by President Bush to be the US ambassador to Iraq. He wiil assume his post when the occupation ends in ends in July but not until the first WalMart opens in Baghdad.

        Lleechef has come out of retirement to operate the first "Lucky Dogs" franchise in Point Barrow Alaska. She has announced that due to a full time commitment to the Summer fishing season in Alaska she will only have the "Lucky dogs " cart on the streets of Barrow from November thru March.

        Elise T has cancelled her wedding plans for New Orleans. She will instead be married in New Paltz , NY by Mayor Jason West and a bevy of Universalist ministers.

        Seafarer John and Grampy have purchased the North American franchise for Absolut vodka and plan to devote full time to promotion of the "Stalini" cocktail.

        And that'sall the news for 4/1/04
         
        #4
          chicagostyledog

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          RE: I give up! Thu, 04/1/04 12:16 PM (permalink)
          And I'll have a dry fatty corned beef with on white with extra mayo.
           
          #5
            Kristi S.

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            RE: I give up! Thu, 04/1/04 1:18 PM (permalink)
            And I'm going to try some blowfish for dinner. Konnichiwa![|)]
             
            #6
              ocdreamr

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              RE: I give up! Thu, 04/1/04 1:41 PM (permalink)
              WJ
              You had me thinking the world had truely turned upside down. If there is one thing I can depend on, it's that I know you will continue to search out the small Mom & Pop places that are still out there, tucked away in a corner of small town Amercia! ("God Bless America" plays softly in the background)
               
              #7
                lleechef

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                RE: I give up! Thu, 04/1/04 5:21 PM (permalink)
                Not only have I come out of retirement to open a Lucky Dogs in Point Barrow, I have also been offered the job of third cook in Denny's in Shishmaref, second cook at McDonald's in Shaktoolik and HEAD CHEF of Burger King in Eek! Eeeeeek! So there!
                 
                #8
                  mayor al

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                  RE: I give up! Thu, 04/1/04 5:32 PM (permalink)
                  AHHHHHH S J - My first official act will be to empty the petroleum reserves of the former nation of Iraq, thus dissolving OPEC and causing a glut of gas available in the U S A ..thus lowering the price of gas at the pump to a nostalgic $.25 per gallon. (BTW we filled up here in Hoosierland for $1.53 this afternoon -no April Fools joke there- It was a WalMart Station.)
                   
                  #9
                    lleechef

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                    RE: I give up! Thu, 04/1/04 5:33 PM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by seafarer john

                    Jane and Michael Stern have retired from the "Roadfood" series of books and have signed on with the" Guide 'Michelin" to devote full time to European five star dining.

                    Wanderingjew has announced his purchase of a minor league baseball team and its stadium , the "Jamestown Knishes". He plans to provide a fifteen minute "food stretch" between each half of each inning -breakfast is served at 8am, cocktails at 5pm and dinner 'till the game ends - or the candles burn out, whichever comes first.

                    Al the Mayor Bowen has been chosen by President Bush to be the US ambassador to Iraq. He wiil assume his post when the occupation ends in ends in July but not until the first WalMart opens in Baghdad.

                    Lleechef has come out of retirement to operate the first "Lucky Dogs" franchise in Point Barrow Alaska. She has announced that due to a full time commitment to the Summer fishing season in Alaska she will only have the "Lucky dogs " cart on the streets of Barrow from November thru March.

                    Elise T has cancelled her wedding plans for New Orleans. She will instead be married in New Paltz , NY by Mayor Jason West and a bevy of Universalist ministers.

                    Seafarer John and Grampy have purchased the North American franchise for Absolut vodka and plan to devote full time to promotion of the "Stalini" cocktail.

                    And that'sall the news for 4/1/04

                    That's very funny! Thank you!
                     
                    #10
                      Rick F.

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                      RE: I give up! Sun, 04/18/04 5:19 AM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by chicagostyledog

                      And I'll have a dry fatty corned beef with on white with extra mayo.
                      Go for this: today's story!!

                      http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/14/dining/14CHIC.html
                       
                      #11
                        wanderingjew

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                        RE: I give up! Fri, 04/1/05 12:25 PM (permalink)
                        Resurrected and back to life!!!
                         
                        #12
                          1bbqboy

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                          RE: I give up! Fri, 04/1/05 12:46 PM (permalink)
                          Well, you got Rusty immediately.
                           
                          #13
                            Rusty246

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                            RE: I give up! Fri, 04/1/05 12:49 PM (permalink)
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by bill voss

                            Well, you got Rusty immediately.


                            Huh? Me? If so, I don't get it, been then again that happens alot!
                             
                            #14
                              mayor al

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                              RE: I give up! Fri, 04/1/05 12:49 PM (permalink)

                              When I saw my own post above, I wondered who had hacked my entry into the system...Then I caught onto the date.
                              No joke about the $1.53 gas last year.
                              Lisa, Start dry-aging that Whale Blubber and baiting the Halibut, less than 60 days til the Mayor & Mrs Mayor begins their State Visit to the Barren Frozen North. BTW How does one haul a 300 lb Halibut home to Indiana when traveling 'Coach'?
                               
                              #15
                                Rusty246

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                                RE: I give up! Fri, 04/1/05 12:53 PM (permalink)
                                quote:
                                Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen


                                When I saw my own post above, I wondered who had hacked my entry into the system...Then I caught onto the date.
                                No joke about the $1.53 gas last year.
                                Lisa, Start dry-aging that Whale Blubber and baiting the Halibut, less than 60 days til the Mayor & Mrs Mayor begins their State Visit to the Barren Frozen North. BTW How does one haul a 300 lb Halibut home to Indiana when traveling 'Coach'?


                                I'm glad I'm the only one that didn't catch on to a certain date. I feel so honored!
                                 
                                #16
                                  Rusty246

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                                  RE: I give up! Fri, 04/1/05 1:09 PM (permalink)
                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by Rusty246

                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen


                                  When I saw my own post above, I wondered who had hacked my entry into the system...Then I caught onto the date.
                                  No joke about the $1.53 gas last year.
                                  Lisa, Start dry-aging that Whale Blubber and baiting the Halibut, less than 60 days til the Mayor & Mrs Mayor begins their State Visit to the Barren Frozen North. BTW How does one haul a 300 lb Halibut home to Indiana when traveling 'Coach'?



                                  "I'm glad I'm NOT", I think I'll go back to work now.











                                  I'm glad I'm the only one that didn't catch on to a certain date. I feel so honored!
                                   
                                  #17
                                    lleechef

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                                    RE: I give up! Sat, 04/2/05 12:56 AM (permalink)
                                    quote:
                                    Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen


                                    When I saw my own post above, I wondered who had hacked my entry into the system...Then I caught onto the date.
                                    No joke about the $1.53 gas last year.
                                    Lisa, Start dry-aging that Whale Blubber and baiting the Halibut, less than 60 days til the Mayor & Mrs Mayor begins their State Visit to the Barren Frozen North. BTW How does one haul a 300 lb Halibut home to Indiana when traveling 'Coach'?

                                    The whale blubber is dry-aging, we dug a hole in the tundra and buried some salmon heads which is the official state delicacy called Stinky Heads and I've already started on a batch of Eskimo ice cream....melted seal blubber whipped till it's like Crisco with berries. Yum!
                                    Usually we stuff the 300 lb. halibut into the overhead luggage compartment in First Class and let the goo and slime ooze out onto the unsuspecting passengers, thus rendering their free booze undrinkable. Works like a charm!
                                     
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                                      Jennie

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                                      RE: I give up! Sat, 04/2/05 10:15 AM (permalink)
                                      Speaking of April Fool jokes, this one was food related. And a riot! They played it completely straight, as just another "All Things Considered" piece.

                                      http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4571982
                                       
                                      #19
                                        hefried

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                                        RE: I give up! Sat, 04/2/05 10:46 AM (permalink)
                                        sadly, it's not joking to most americans. *(eating like wandering jew was talking about)
                                         
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                                          EliseT

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                                          RE: I give up! Sun, 04/3/05 11:33 AM (permalink)
                                          What's a universalist?
                                           
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                                            mayor al

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                                            RE: I give up! Sun, 04/3/05 12:22 PM (permalink)

                                            Elise,
                                            Another form of semi-organized religion somewhat similiar to the Unitarian Church.
                                             
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                                              EliseT

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                                              RE: I give up! Sun, 04/3/05 12:28 PM (permalink)
                                              quote:
                                              Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen


                                              Elise,
                                              Another form of semi-organized religion somewhat similiar to the Unitarian Church.


                                              Well, if they could start some unorganized religion they might have a convert...
                                               
                                              #23
                                                seafarer john

                                                RE: I give up! Sun, 04/3/05 12:47 PM (permalink)
                                                Elise: Consider it started. I will promise to never ever worship with you or any other member of our religion, and I will promise to keep my beliefs secret from everyone, especially the other members. Everyone is welcome to join or not join and not worship with us.

                                                We will call ourselves THE FUNDYS (with apologies to the Bay of Fundy and the folks who live in its environs).

                                                Cheers, John
                                                 
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                                                  mayor al

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                                                  RE: I give up! Sun, 04/3/05 1:17 PM (permalink)

                                                  John,
                                                  I'll have to keep my unmembership a secret as being known as AL FUNDY has a certain guilt by association relationship that I don't think adds quality to the Mayordom.

                                                  Elise, My "semi-Organized" term was in comparison with some of the more structured organizations like the Catholic and LDS Churches. Universalists are a more 'loosely-knit confederation of churches' with related, but not necessarily identical practices and beliefs.
                                                   
                                                  #25
                                                    howard8

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                                                    RE: I give up! Sun, 04/3/05 4:35 PM (permalink)
                                                    Good one Wandering.
                                                    To celebrate April fools day,
                                                    I waited two hours to eat at
                                                    our local Cracker Barrel for a
                                                    meal of soggy, steamed table holded
                                                    slop. I just can't believe all the
                                                    people standing in line for the most
                                                    mediocre food, to say the least. one could
                                                    eat. I really did not eat there on April
                                                    first;I tried it several years ago and
                                                    vowed, never again.
                                                     
                                                    #26
                                                      wanderingjew

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                                                      RE: I give up! Sat, 04/1/06 10:00 AM (permalink)
                                                      a annual tradition
                                                       
                                                      #27
                                                        Jimeats

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                                                        RE: I give up! Sat, 04/1/06 10:41 AM (permalink)
                                                        quote:
                                                        Originally posted by seafarer john

                                                        Elise: Consider it started. I will promise to never ever worship with you or any other member of our religion, and I will promise to keep my beliefs secret from everyone, especially the other members. Everyone is welcome to join or not join and not worship with us.

                                                        We will call ourselves THE FUNDYS (with apologies to the Bay of Fundy and the folks who live in its environs).

                                                        Cheers, John
                                                        I refuse to join any organization that would have me as member. Chow Jim
                                                         
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                                                          mayor al

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                                                          RE: I give up! Sat, 04/1/06 12:39 PM (permalink)

                                                          Dale,
                                                          What are today's choices? You always make this holiday so special !!
                                                           
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                                                            mr chips

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                                                            RE: I give up! Sat, 04/1/06 12:51 PM (permalink)
                                                            WJ, on your western trip don't go to Peoria, Arizona. When I was there, I thought of you. It seemed to me like it would be your version of hell, with miles and miles and miles of almost nothing but chain eateries.
                                                             
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