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Midweek Open Thread

Posted on | October 1, 2014 | 44 Comments


Mr. Winnfield would like to share his thoughts about Wednesday with you.

This may be one of the few posts this week that has no lesbian content.

In unrelated news, while the pulled pork sandwich at Wendy’s isn’t going to make you forget your local BBQ joint, it doesn’t completely suck either. I had the slaw on the side instead of atop the pulled pork, just in case it was one of those sugary slaws (it wasn’t) and it was okay too. Didn’t quite have the courage to try it piled on their cheeseburger, much less the Baconator which is my default Wendy’s burger, but maybe next time. Wendy’s also joins Checkers in offering a poutine-like fries dish, except instead of gravy or chili, they offer pulled pork. Might could be worth checking out.
Disclaimer: I have a whole ten shares of Wendy’s stock in my Cardboard Box – er, retirement – fund.

Thanks to everyone who bought stuff through my Amazon links in September; I know things are tough all around, but between sales of The Last Falangist and the Amazon links, I kinda sorta qualify as an N- or M-list writer on Larry Correia’s helpful guide to the scale of Author Success.


44 Responses to “Midweek Open Thread”

  1. ThePaganTemple
    October 1st, 2014 @ 5:08 pm

    Wendy’s is a damn grease trap. Their burgers used to be really good, like six or seven years ago, but the last couple times I had one, it’s almost like somebody decided to start frying ground each beef patty in a gallon of lard. Disgusting. Another recent downturn is KFC mashed potatoes. God awful.

  2. NeoWayland
    October 1st, 2014 @ 5:12 pm

    Lesbian doesn’t bother me.

    The RadFem stuff does though. I don’t think those people will ever find happiness. Unfortunately, they’re determined to make the rest of us uncomfortable too.

    There used to be a little BBQ place just outside of Globe, Arizona. Best I ever tasted this side of the Rockies.

  3. OrangeEnt
    October 1st, 2014 @ 5:21 pm

    Wendy’s went down hill when Dave went under too….

  4. Wombat_socho
    October 1st, 2014 @ 5:33 pm

    KFC has always been awful. The Wendy’s here in Northern Virginia are okay; haven’t noticed the lard problem you mention.

  5. trangbang68
    October 1st, 2014 @ 5:39 pm

    2 lesbians, a raccoon and Morey Amsterdam walk in a bar…stop me if you’ve heard this one.

  6. Adjoran
    October 1st, 2014 @ 5:58 pm

    I just don’t see how we can even HOLD an election in the midst of this radfem/lesbian crisis.

    But in case of national feminist emergency, we know where to turn for news and unofficial infotainment.

  7. JadedByPolitics
    October 1st, 2014 @ 6:18 pm


  8. JadedByPolitics
    October 1st, 2014 @ 6:20 pm

    You know of course hump day is racist doncha? I mean its offensive to Arabs is what I heard…heh, btw HAPPY HUMP DAY from the resident racist, misogynist, homophobe, bigot (did I forget anything?)

  9. RKae
    October 1st, 2014 @ 7:15 pm
  10. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    October 1st, 2014 @ 7:18 pm

    Lard is fine. Tallow on the other hoof is an abomination. Then again so is ground beef.

  11. Zohydro
    October 1st, 2014 @ 7:29 pm

    If the radfem lesbians take control of the Senate, I’m holding this fine blog singularly responsible…

  12. Wombat_socho
    October 1st, 2014 @ 7:31 pm


  13. Zohydro
    October 1st, 2014 @ 7:33 pm

    Camel is halal but not kosher… Beef, on the other hand…

  14. K-Bob
    October 1st, 2014 @ 7:41 pm
  15. K-Bob
    October 1st, 2014 @ 7:50 pm

    The money quote from the Daily Mail article: “Jennifer Cramblett (right) claims the mistake has caused her stress and anguish because her family is racist and she lives in a small, all-white town in northeast Ohio.”

  16. RKae
    October 1st, 2014 @ 8:09 pm

    Yeeeeeaaaaars ago, there were many reports of permanent blindness brought on by Viagra. And it was “Here’s a couple of million bucks; now shut up.”

    And, of course, the media played ball too, as they always do.

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  18. Mike G.
    October 1st, 2014 @ 8:33 pm

    I see what you did there.

  19. Quartermaster
    October 1st, 2014 @ 8:39 pm

    I hate it when cows argue vested interests.

  20. Mike G.
    October 1st, 2014 @ 8:41 pm

    Sure it was the Viagra that caused the blindness? NTTAWWT. I’ve also heard of a “hairy palms” side effect, too.

  21. Mike G.
    October 1st, 2014 @ 8:43 pm

    Yeah…you’d think she was selling Chicken or something.

  22. Quartermaster
    October 1st, 2014 @ 8:43 pm

    No Lesbian content? I’m gonna boycott this place…until the next post.

  23. Quartermaster
    October 1st, 2014 @ 8:48 pm

    I know what you mean. However, unlike a certain Wombat like personage that hangs around these parts, I do like KFC.

  24. richard mcenroe
    October 1st, 2014 @ 8:53 pm

    It’s about 300 miles from my place to Dallas. That gives us room to set a layered defense of roadblocks, firing lines and killzones. Have to check the monthly gun show in San Antonio to see if we can get a decent price on claymores in quantity or if we’re going to have to go with langrage.

  25. RS
    October 1st, 2014 @ 8:57 pm

    You’re getting squeezed on two fronts: Unknown respiratory viruses from south the Rio Grand and Ebola from West Africa. Question: If this administration wanted to deliberately cause outbreaks of disease, what would it do differently.

    Link via AOSHQ.

  26. Zohydro
    October 1st, 2014 @ 9:20 pm

    Your prayers have been heard… Insh’allah!

  27. McGehee
    October 1st, 2014 @ 9:23 pm

    The way I heard it, it was two lesbians, an armadillo and Morey Amsterdam.

    I hope your version gives Morey the punch line — he’s a damn sight funnier than the armadillo.

  28. Mike G.
    October 1st, 2014 @ 9:28 pm

    Actually had KFC tonight for dinner. I got the “Go Cup” and my Bride got the Wings plus some fries from Zaxby’s

  29. Bob Belvedere
    October 1st, 2014 @ 9:32 pm

    I heard it as: ‘Two lesbians, an armadillo and Jeff Goldstein walk into a bar…’

  30. Wombat_socho
    October 1st, 2014 @ 10:10 pm

    Popeye’s or nothing. Life’s too short to eat bland, poorly prepared chicken.

  31. Wombat_socho
    October 1st, 2014 @ 10:12 pm

    You should be able to make fougasses from materials in your neighborhood; they’re even more fun than claymore mines on account of the fire, plus they’re reloadable!

  32. Quartermaster
    October 1st, 2014 @ 10:42 pm

    All kidding aside, I liked them both. It’s been quite a few years since there has been a Popeye’s in my AO. Other than Zaxby’s, Bojangles and KFC, there ain’t nothing.

  33. Quartermaster
    October 1st, 2014 @ 10:44 pm

    My Bride doesn’t care for Zaxby’s. She likes Bojangles for Breakfast. Since she had her gall bladder removed, we don’t do KFC all that often anymore.

  34. Adjoran
    October 1st, 2014 @ 11:35 pm

    Your problem isn’t KFC, it’s the management and workers near where you live. They are fine here. Not great, not like homemade, but better fast food is hard to find.

    Popeye’s is definitely better, though.

    A local journalist doing a report on youth religious affiliation here asked a black college student what she thought about young people going to church.

    “Nobody goes to churches no more. We all likes Popeyes now.”

  35. richard mcenroe
    October 2nd, 2014 @ 12:13 am

    Yeah, but wildfire is a problem then. Langrage is less colorful but effective.

  36. richard mcenroe
    October 2nd, 2014 @ 12:26 am

    Beer goggles counter the negative effects.

  37. ChandlersGhost
    October 2nd, 2014 @ 12:59 am


  38. Gunga
    October 2nd, 2014 @ 12:45 pm

    Dahooooooooooood…you missed the boat! This was their test market for the pulled pork cheeeboogeee and it is to die for! Add the extra-hot BBQ sauce (which is actually on the hot side for fast food) and it is worth going on Lipitor over. I wept bitter greasy tears when the test period was over…
    Also, to all the haters, defaming Wendy’s is a felony in Ohio. We have your names and extradition papers are in the works… I’m sorry it has to be this way, no hard feelings, but you seriously deserve jail time to think over your poor life choices.

  39. K-Bob
    October 2nd, 2014 @ 6:37 pm

    Well, some of us look better in cheap sunglasses. So there’s that.

  40. K-Bob
    October 3rd, 2014 @ 3:27 am

    The worst Wendy’s experience I ever had was in Ohio. And I’ve always liked Wendys a lot.

  41. K-Bob
    October 3rd, 2014 @ 3:33 am

    Reminds me of an old reader-submitted humor thing in Reader’s Digest.

    When asked to write down what denomination each student belonged (man, that really dates this), one student wrote, “Bhaptis”

    The teacher asked him why he put that down, and the boy said, “I don’t know how to spell Presbyterian.”

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