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Back Eating Out

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Last night the better half and I went to Outback Steakhouse; I was there for the first time. Meh. Actually, this year Mrs. kkk and I have been eating better so I just had some grilled chicken dish. It’s food. I eat it. The end. Actually, this was the second time this month we ate out. The first time was when went to the pseudo-Blue Collar comedy concert and had dinner at the Spaghetti Warehouse. Of course, I actually had a small dish of Ravioli instead of some 5,000-calorie dish. Other than these two instances, I can’t remember the last time we ate out, so I guess that’s good.

But why am I writing about this? Because this white trash family across from us were bitching abut their food. Now whenever this sort of thing transpires, I try to listen in for my own amusement. Problem was the place was packed and couldn’t make out what exactly happened. But once again it got me the thinking if the welfare trash that throw an absolute fit at a restaurant because the steak is too over/under-cooked have the same demanding culinary tastes at home. Like when the hotdog explodes in the microwave or when the chicken pot pie is freezing in one section and boiling in another, do they beat their kids because there isn’t a waitress to harass?

The boyfriend/husband wore sunglasses the entire time, and they took the rest of the food home with them. Guess the grub couldn’t have been THAT bad. And of course they left a huge mess at their table and didn’t leave a tip. You know, if I ever owned a restaurant I’d make it so that I approve who gets to be serviced. I see you and know you’ll be throwing a shit fit because there wouldn’t be enough ice cubes in your beverage glass — keep on walking.

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April 30, 2011 at 9:58 pm

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Good Start To The Weekend

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While driving through Pittsburgh earlier today, I noted that the NRA people are starting to come in — it’s not everyday I see multiple Texas and Wyoming plates on my home home from work. I also noted that the college students from the University of Pittsburgh, among other schools, are starting to move out.

Things are looking better already.

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April 29, 2011 at 9:56 pm

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Hats Off To The Bride/Groom

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When I hear the co-workers say to each other, “OMG OMG DID YOU SEE IT (the wedding)?” that tells me it’s time to close my office door.

I don’t hold any ill will toward the parties involved. I just don’t care. At least on the bright side of things, those goofy hats these chicks are wearing — across the Pond and over here — can be used again when the Kentucky Derby rolls around next month.

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April 29, 2011 at 9:10 pm

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Sandwiched Between Two Special Interests

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Earlier this week I commented on the NRA holding its national convention in my neck of the woods. There’s actually a pseudo-story that deals with one of our local restaurants and some DRAMUH~!

Primanti Bros. will stuff a lot into sandwiches, but not politics.

Officials at the Pittsburgh institution were “completely caught by surprise” Tuesday by claims from gun supporters that the sandwich shop is anti-firearms and should be boycotted during this weekend’s giant National Rifle Association convention Downtown. The claims were based upon photos a gun-control group posted of a visit to their Strip District location in February, in which they mugged for the camera with restaurant employees.

“We’re sandwich makers,” said Primanti’s operations director Marc Teklinski. “People always come down to our Strip District location and engage our staff. It’s not uncommon to take photos with the staff. It’s innocent.”

He noted their locations also have staff photos with conservatives John McCain and Glenn Beck — Mr. Beck wheeled out 400 of their sandwiches in a nationally broadcast speech from the Benedum Center in December — as well as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Primanti Bros., famous for sandwiches with fries and cole slaw piled on the meat, has been in Pittsburgh for 78 years. With an estimated 1 million NRA members in the vicinity of the city, and many more gun owners and hunters who do not belong to the group in their customer base, it probably would have been known long ago if the famous franchise was anti-gun. The current charge comes just days before the convention draws about 65,000 people into the city with their estimated $23.7 million in spending.

Pittsburgh was also a stop in February by Fix Gun Checks, a group co-founded by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg that is on a nationwide tour to promote stronger background checks for gun purchases. Mayor Luke Ravenstahl is a supporter.

During its stop in the city, officials stopped by Primanti Bros. and parked a truck saying “34 Americans Are Murdered With Guns Every Day” by the parking lot. It then posted several pictures with restaurant employees (some of them donning red Fix Gun Checks T-shirts), and others with Gun Check advocates working behind the counter.

The pro-firearms blog Snowflakes In Hell posted the pictures Monday under the title “Avoiding Anti-Gun Food in Pittsburgh.” It warned NRA members against going to the restaurant, saying, “Know that if you spend your money at Primanti Bros., you’re supporting a company that supports Bloomberg’s work to restrict our rights.”

With so many gun owners around Pittsburgh, many readers on the site were familiar with Primanti Bros. and upset by the charges. “I love their sandwiches but they won’t be getting any of my money any more,” one poster wrote. “I will truly miss the once obligatory tradition of dining at Primanti Bros. in my Pittsburgh visits,” wrote another. Another suggested leafleting the restaurants to warn NRA members against patronizing them.

The charge was picked up by other pro-gun blogs, such as the Pittsburgh-based “Lost and Found,” which had placed Primanti Bros. on top of its list of places to eat during the convention. There are two locations Downtown.

“Due to their active support of Bloomberg’s anti-gun club, I can’t recommend Primanti Bros. Their food is very good but it is definitely not the only place in town,” the site said Tuesday.

The whole thing is dumb, but whatever. Actually, if anyone was planning on robbing a place of business this weekend, Primanti’s might be the place if this “boycott” actually takes place.

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April 28, 2011 at 9:04 pm

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To Round Reshuffle Or Set Seeds In Stone?

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So I’m watching the NBA/NHL playoffs this year, as I always do in the spring, and I got the thinking. What makes the better playoff — automatic reseeding after every round like the NHL or brackets set in stone like the NBA?

After much thought, and 30 seconds later, I decided that while I like set brackets better, automatic reseeding gives a bigger reward to the teams that had the better regular-season record. This in turn actually makes the regular season more relevant.

Even though I wouldn’t mind automatic reseeding for the NBA or NHL, I’d keep the brackets set for March Madness. For obvious reasons, of course.

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April 27, 2011 at 8:59 pm

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Having A Blast This Weekend

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A note to my fellow Yinzer motorists. With this weekend’s NRA convention coming up, there will be a lot of out-of-towners unfamiliar with our local road ways. A word of advice: Be careful who you give the finger to for the next couple of days.

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April 26, 2011 at 8:58 pm

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Wedding Pains

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So I heard on the news this morning a list of some potential Royal Wedding crashers for Friday’s big event:

IRA
Al-qaeda
organized anarchists (whatever that means)

Pft.

Let’s see William and What’s-Her-Name deal with my family and the crack-whore sister-in-law.

Let’s see William and What’s-Her-Name get a call from my father-in-law the day before the wedding (and two weeks after RSVPs were due) asking if it was too late to add 8 additional people, saying that “you know our family doesn’t do RSVPs.”

Let’s see William and What’s-Her-Name almost miss the actual ceremony because the groom was waiting for his old man to show up before heading to the church, only to at the last second that he just decided to arrive at the church without telling the groom and groomsmen.

Let’s see William and What’s-Her-Name deal with the mother-in-law coming up to them after the couple’s first dance together and telling them that William was dragging his feet.

The queen will not be amused.

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April 25, 2011 at 12:44 pm

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