Getting Slammed

There are 137 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Feb 3, 2009, titled Getting Slammed. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

We stand here in 2009, our collective pants pockets inside out, hands upturned with a penniless shrug.

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Cincinnati, OH

#1 Feb 3, 2009
the phrase is Hobson's choice.not sophie's choice. sheesh.
too old

Springfield, IL

#2 Feb 3, 2009
What is this, a lesson in gluttony? How ridiculous to waste your morning driving from Denny's to Denny's for a low-quality breakfast. I figured some lazy freeloaders with nothing better to do would do something like this, but you're employed. What's your excuse?

Hope the heart attack doesn't kill you!
L Cerny

Buffalo, NY

#5 Feb 3, 2009
Do you know the meaning of gluttony and greed?
Kevin bacon

Chicago, IL

#8 Feb 3, 2009
SP MacDonald

Miamisburg, OH

#9 Feb 3, 2009
Why even bother to get up in the morning if this is the best you can do. Ignoring the fact that you are a pig, your laziness is overwhelming. Slice-of-life, tongue-in-cheek, common-man's view - call it what you want - this half-hearted ironic observation (coupled with the extreme banality of your parking choices and seating options) is awe inspiring in it's lack of inspiration and patheticness.

Hattiesburg, MS

#10 Feb 3, 2009
this is the reason why everything has to cost money. you should feel like a disease.

Portland, OR

#11 Feb 3, 2009
Nice Work!

Downey, CA

#12 Feb 3, 2009
I agree, Brilliant! Bravo!

San Jose, CA

#13 Feb 3, 2009
Great story, u made my tummy ache with laughs and too many pancakes

Miami Beach, FL

#14 Feb 3, 2009
What was the point?

Chicago, IL

#15 Feb 3, 2009
What goes in must come out.

Lombard, IL

#16 Feb 3, 2009
Porky,Do you really think this is newsworthy ? Maybe for your next article you could go dumpster diving at some posh restaurants.The outcome would be similar.
Been there

Buffalo Grove, IL

#17 Feb 3, 2009
Denny's, almost as much as White Castle, is best experienced drunk.

Chicago, IL

#18 Feb 3, 2009
hobson wrote:
the phrase is Hobson's choice.not sophie's choice. sheesh.
Hey Hobson, the reference was to the movie starring Meryl Streep, who played Sophie, the Jewish woman forced by the Nazis to choose between keeping her young son or her younger daughter.

You're an idiot.

Manchester, NH

#20 Feb 3, 2009
Boy, I,m sure glad you took the time to gather up a few people who would appreciate a free breakfast instead of just being a selfish glutton.

San Diego, CA

#21 Feb 3, 2009
The commercial said a free Grand Slam (singular) for everyone. If I'm Denny's I send you a bill for 4 breakfasts.

Miami Beach, FL

#22 Feb 3, 2009
...Still waiting...


#23 Feb 3, 2009
This piece would have been better if you had interviewed people at the various "Denny's", instead of trying to convert two eggs, bacon, sausage, and two pancakes into something interesting. Denny's did a pretty cool thing today; Kevin Pang tried to put them down for it. What a loser.
desolate in detroit

Clawson, MI

#24 Feb 3, 2009
You truely are a disgusting person, opportunistic scum. The kind of person who has made the USA what it is today, a shallow refuse pit of selfish, narcissistic, over-fed, immature clowns. Get a job making something. Useless jerk. Arrogant pig.

Menlo Park, CA

#25 Feb 3, 2009
ROFL...thanks for the great had me laughing a lot!

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