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“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#88158 Jul 11, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Story in our local paper: Man drove drunk, hit and killed someone. Part of his sentence is he has to visit her grave for one hour every year for 10 years.
Parents: Would you want this? Would you even want him at the grave of your dead child?(I assume her parents are okay with this or they wouldn't have done it.) But I guess my instinct would be, I'd want him to have nothing to do with her grave whatsoever.
There was something similar to that around here a couple years ago. Dude had to do the lawncare and maintenance at the gravesite for X amount of years.

I dunno, I guess I'd want the guy to be reminded of what he's done... But that also may seem like cruel and unusual punishment.

Hey, we've all made mistakes in life.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#88159 Jul 11, 2013
I want to take the bag of McDonald's fries that the woman sitting next to me on the train is shoving in her and shove it somewhere else.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#88160 Jul 11, 2013
squishymama wrote:
I want to take the bag of McDonald's fries that the woman sitting next to me on the train is shoving in her and shove it somewhere else.
So I read this right before I had to go to the store. There's a Mc Donalds in that shopping center. I ordered the extra large FF...because you made me crave them. I ate three. <shrug> I hate Mc Donalds.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#88161 Jul 11, 2013
squishymama wrote:
I want to take the bag of McDonald's fries that the woman sitting next to me on the train is shoving in her and shove it somewhere else.
Jealous?

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#88162 Jul 11, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Jealous?
Usually I would agree; it's a happy-memory-as-a-kid thing, but tonight the smell just made me nauseous.

No, I'm not pregnant.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#88163 Jul 11, 2013
squishymama wrote:
<quoted text>
Usually I would agree; it's a happy-memory-as-a-kid thing, but tonight the smell just made me nauseous.
No, I'm not pregnant.
Happy-memory-as a kid? Sheitt. that's a happy memory of yesterday afternoon.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#88164 Jul 12, 2013

Since: Oct 12

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#88165 Jul 12, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
<quoted text>
So I read this right before I had to go to the store. There's a Mc Donalds in that shopping center. I ordered the extra large FF...because you made me crave them. I ate three. <shrug> I hate Mc Donalds.
Their food has no taste...like, all marketing and no flavor.....They get the kid's hooked, at a young age..Happy Meals and all......I love Burger King and Checkers much more......

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#88166 Jul 12, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Their food has no taste...like, all marketing and no flavor.....They get the kid's hooked, at a young age..Happy Meals and all......I love Burger King and Checkers much more......
McDonald's FF are the best followed very closely by Hackney's a small group of Chicago area restaurants

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#88167 Jul 12, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Their food has no taste...like, all marketing and no flavor.....They get the kid's hooked, at a young age..Happy Meals and all......I love Burger King and Checkers much more......
certainly you can't be comparing the TASTE of McDonald's fries to BK's fries. BK has the worst blandest fries of any fast food. McDonald' s is the gold standard.(them seasoned checker fries are good)

Since: Jan 10

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#88168 Jul 12, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Their food has no taste...like, all marketing and no flavor.....They get the kid's hooked, at a young age..Happy Meals and all......I love Burger King and Checkers much more......
Nick and I had McDs Wednesday night b/c we were busy shuttling kids to baseball games and needed to eat. It was maybe the third or fourth time -- in over 3 years -- that we have gone to McDs. WE both had gut aches later.
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#88169 Jul 12, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Happy-memory-as a kid? Sheitt. that's a happy memory of yesterday afternoon.
THeir fries USED TO be good, then they changed them. Now? Eh... Same with Wendy's. Their new fries are kind of icky. I just order a baked potato now if I happen to go (which is rare).

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#88170 Jul 12, 2013
Yeah, I wish I could get a Wendy's burger with Checkers fries.
Stina wrote:
<quoted text>
THeir fries USED TO be good, then they changed them. Now? Eh... Same with Wendy's. Their new fries are kind of icky. I just order a baked potato now if I happen to go (which is rare).

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#88171 Jul 12, 2013
Around here Checkers is a south side/ south suburbs operation. Literally there is one on the north side and that is in the Austin neighborhood which can be problematical.

Geographically it looks to be in black neighborhoods. Is that the demographic for FL too ?

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#88172 Jul 12, 2013
PEllen wrote:
Around here Checkers is a south side/ south suburbs operation. Literally there is one on the north side and that is in the Austin neighborhood which can be problematical.
Geographically it looks to be in black neighborhoods. Is that the demographic for FL too ?
No.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#88173 Jul 12, 2013
RACE wrote:
Yeah, I wish I could get a Wendy's burger with Checkers fries.
<quoted text>
Never been to Checkers. Don't have them out here, and even with all my traveling, I've never encountered one.

The best fries in the world come/came from this place in Oakland, CA. I used to drive up there just for the fries. The burgers were kinds meh, but I would arrange a whole day around going to Oakland just for the fries.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwik_Way

It's been a minute since I've had them (like 20 years) though.:(

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#88174 Jul 12, 2013
And fried chicken....Pioneer is so way much better than KFC or any of the other chains. I mean, chicken is chicken, so it all comes down to the breading and the flavoring...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pioneer_Chicken

Damn, now I'm hungry for chicken and fries and nothing around here is good. Plus it's only 7:30 in the morning. Damn you guys!

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#88175 Jul 12, 2013
Nope, all over the place. They just opened one in the same lot as the local home depot. Their burgers are junk, but the fries and chili dogs are good.
PEllen wrote:
Around here Checkers is a south side/ south suburbs operation. Literally there is one on the north side and that is in the Austin neighborhood which can be problematical.
Geographically it looks to be in black neighborhoods. Is that the demographic for FL too ?

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#88177 Jul 12, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
And fried chicken....Pioneer is so way much better than KFC or any of the other chains. I mean, chicken is chicken, so it all comes down to the breading and the flavoring...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pioneer_Chicken

Damn, now I'm hungry for chicken and fries and nothing around here is good. Plus it's only 7:30 in the morning. Damn you guys!
We're getting a Brown's Chicken soon, after they mostly disappeared.

I'll get some when J goes out for the night and quietly reflect on my childhood, heh. That was one of our go-to "Mom doesn't feel like cooking" meals.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#88178 Jul 12, 2013
PEllen wrote:
Around here Checkers is a south side/ south suburbs operation. Literally there is one on the north side and that is in the Austin neighborhood which can be problematical.

Geographically it looks to be in black neighborhoods. Is that the demographic for FL too ?
My dad's town still has a Rally's. I always thought those were the same as Checkers. Kind of like Carl's Jr/Hardee's.

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