So what the hell is KFC anyway?


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Heathansson wrote:
Bummer. I wanna pet chicken-part centipede mutant. I will love him, and pet him, and name him George.

Whoah - the chicken-centipede rumor is 100% true. It's just the Kentucky licensing stuff that was not true.

No, seriously.

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Sebastian wrote:
Heathansson wrote:
Bummer. I wanna pet chicken-part centipede mutant. I will love him, and pet him, and name him George.

Whoah - the chicken-centipede rumor is 100% true. It's just the Kentucky licensing stuff that was not true.

No, seriously.

How come I ain't seen em on America's funniest home videos then?

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Heathansson wrote:


How come I ain't seen em on America's funniest home videos then?

You would need to read the conspiracies thread for the answer to that question.

Hint: Read only the first letter of the first sentence of posts written by individuals who's names add up to 7 when converted into numerals.

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I tried; I'm too jetlagged from the time change. Something about Gary Coleman is the antichrist; whatever.


Heathansson wrote:
Something about Gary Coleman is the antichrist; whatever.

I KNEW IT!!

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Heathansson wrote:
I tried; I'm too jetlagged from the time change. Something about Gary Coleman is the antichrist; whatever.

Maybe he's what's in the KFC.


Celestial Healer wrote:
Heathansson wrote:
I tried; I'm too jetlagged from the time change. Something about Gary Coleman is the antichrist; whatever.
Maybe he's what's in the KFC.

Kentucky Fried Coleman, that makes sense...


This is all reminding me of the joke about the little old lady in the hospital putting the Kentucky jelly on her toast. lol


Celestial Healer wrote:

Here's my question: (and I bet Ultradan can back me up on this)

They changed the official name of the company to KFC, and no longer suggest that the word "Kentucky" is in the title. In other words, "KFC" technically does not stand for anything at all...

Why, then, are they called "PFK" in Quebec? I almost laughed out loud when I saw one. If KFC doesn't mean anything, than why would you need to translate "Kentucky Fried Chicken" into "Poulet Frite Kentucky" (thus PFK)?

In french (at least here in Quebec), Kentucky Fried Chicken was already known as "Poulet Frit (à la) Kentucky"... So, I guess, when the company decided to go for KFC in english, they just did the same in french, thus PFK.

(And here, you gain Kgs, not Lbs, when you eat it!! Lol)

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Fake Healer wrote:
James Keegan wrote:
And, coincidentally, if you've got a date in Constantinople, she'll be waiting in Istanbul.

Blame it on the Brits.

FH

That's nobody's business but the turks.

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Tegan wrote:
This is all reminding me of the joke about the little old lady in the hospital putting the Kentucky jelly on her toast. lol

I gotta lotta mileage outta this one today.


Heathansson wrote:
Tegan wrote:
This is all reminding me of the joke about the little old lady in the hospital putting the Kentucky jelly on her toast. lol
I gotta lotta mileage outta this one today.

I'm REEEALLY hoping you mean the joke. ;op

Always glad to share a laugh.


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Well, they're not mutant chickens


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Remember: Aim for the head and double tap!


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*Pulls out the GE minigun from Predator* Say hello to ol' Painless.

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I still say it stands for "Kobold F$!$in' Cleaver".


Terrinam wrote:
Remember: Aim for the head and double tap!

They don't have heads! Only mass of legs and wings!


John Napier 698 wrote:
*Pulls out the GE minigun from Predator* Say hello to ol' Painless.

Oh no! The gun's sole weakness: jumping vertically. Quick everyone shoot hundreds of rounds everywhere but up!


MageHunter wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
*Pulls out the GE minigun from Predator* Say hello to ol' Painless.
Oh no! The gun's sole weakness: jumping vertically. Quick everyone shoot hundreds of rounds everywhere but up!

In Ahnold's defense, a minigun is f*($ing heavy. He almost qualifies as a superhuman just carrying the thing around.


Jesse Ventura had the minigun.


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Arnold also had a smaller rifle. Still heavy, but he's the strongest man alive. He lifted a truck!

Also, it's hilarious two of the actors became governors!


That's right. It was Terminator 2 where he used the minigun.

That doesn't change that it's heavy :p


According to wiki, it weighs 85 pounds.


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What interests me most about fried chicken outlets of all forms (KFC, Popeye's, Church's, etc.) is how massively tastes and quality vary.

I considered the Popeye's near our house to be utterly inedible. I bought a 6-pack of chicken, took a few bites, and threw the rest out. As a teenager who ate 4000-5000 calories a day. I did not throw out food lightly.
Yet others of my friends refused to eat KFC, and swore by that exact Popeye's.

And I've been to KFCs that I considered inedible, and KFCs that I considered awesome.

But ever since Impus Major got food poisoning at KFC, we don't eat there.

Impus Major remembers food poisoning... forever.
He even refuses to eat McDonald's because he once had an allergic reaction on the same day he ate there. Even though we have since proved that the two were unrelated, he is very leery of McD's.

And I figure I'm all the healthier for his choices, so whatever.


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MageHunter wrote:

Arnold also had a smaller rifle. Still heavy, but he's the strongest man alive. He lifted a truck!

Also, it's hilarious two of the actors became governors!

"Governators" is the correct title in their cases. :P


NobodysHome wrote:

But ever since Impus Major got food poisoning at KFC, we don't eat there.

Impus Major remembers food poisoning... forever.

This happened to me at a Jack-in-the-Box near my first job in Arizona when I was in college. I wouldn't go to any JITB at all for over a year and I would not go to THAT JITB ever again in the entire time I lived out there.


I'm with you there. There are things I just won't eat after food poisoning. I got it from salisbury steak when I was 8 (school lunch) and now I still am half-revolted by the smell. I'm a bit more forgiving of a few other items (mayo got me once, and just recently, hot dogs which I will eat again). But the local Chipotle got me twice in a row and I'd eaten there before, which makes me sad, because I miss burrito bowls :(


All the Chipotles and Qdobas in my area have closed or relocated =/ I miss them.


One of the sad/great facts of life about living in the Bay Area is that good Mexican food is plentiful, so places like Taco Bell and Chipotle focus on out-cheaping the other guys.

As a result, their food is inedible and they routinely go out of business.

The idea of, "Hey, maybe if we make high-quality stuff and charge $5 more per meal because we're in a high-income mecca" never even occurs to them...


John Napier 698 wrote:
According to wiki, it weighs 85 pounds.

To put that much weight in perspective, that's heavier than full plate armor, more than half the weight of a modern full military loadout (including weapon!), and nearly 14 times the weight of a claymore (the sword). And that's before you load the minigun.

Controlling 85 pounds of metal when it's repeatedly trying to slam into your chest over the period of seconds is more than a little difficult. Pointing up and risking this mess knocking you onto your back is suicidal.


I don’t like fried chicken. I know it’s supposed to be universally loved but I just never cared for it.


Eh.


Terrinam wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
According to wiki, it weighs 85 pounds.

To put that much weight in perspective, that's heavier than full plate armor, more than half the weight of a modern full military loadout (including weapon!), and nearly 14 times the weight of a claymore (the sword). And that's before you load the minigun.

Controlling 85 pounds of metal when it's repeatedly trying to slam into your chest over the period of seconds is more than a little difficult. Pointing up and risking this mess knocking you onto your back is suicidal.

If I recall correctly, in the movie, Jessie Ventura used a shoulder sling and fired blanks from the hip. Realistically, the minigun is fired from a mount. A tripod mount, at the very least, but more typically a vehicular mount, from a Helicopter like the Blackhawk or a HMMWV.


John Napier 698 wrote:
According to wiki, it weighs 85 pounds.

But... Arnie...


John Napier 698 wrote:
Terrinam wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
According to wiki, it weighs 85 pounds.

To put that much weight in perspective, that's heavier than full plate armor, more than half the weight of a modern full military loadout (including weapon!), and nearly 14 times the weight of a claymore (the sword). And that's before you load the minigun.

Controlling 85 pounds of metal when it's repeatedly trying to slam into your chest over the period of seconds is more than a little difficult. Pointing up and risking this mess knocking you onto your back is suicidal.

If I recall correctly, in the movie, Jessie Ventura used a shoulder sling and fired blanks from the hip. Realistically, the minigun is fired from a mount. A tripod mount, at the very least, but more typically a vehicular mount, from a Helicopter like the Blackhawk or a HMMWV.

I hunted down the video clip of that scene. While Ventura had a shoulder sling, he's not the one who actually fired the minigun. And you can see the guy who did fire it brace it against his chest and arm.

And, yeah. Typically fired from a mount. Unless you're an FNG named Chad who doesn't do proper maintenance to prevent the trigger from getting stuck and has to prove you're a bada%^. Who later inexplicably developed a phobia of waking up to grenades on his pillow. Hypothetically, of course.


Terinam, I still disagree, respectfully. If you look closely, at about 1:09, the soldier that actually fires it is still firing from the hip. And, again, at 1:11 through 1:14. And at 1:26. And at 1:39. And at 1:53. Furthermore, since the trigger is at the top of the weapon, holding it against the chest would be awkward.


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People in the Midwest have recently discovered food trucks are a thing.

Before they assumed if you were going to eat something from a cart it had to be hot dogs, deep fried cheese curds or cream puffs.


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Adds to CY's list: The weekly food truck gathering where all the gourmet food trucks take over a parking lot for a huge dinner party
According to NobodysWife, Lobstah Roll is where it's at.

Personally, I don't eat sea bugs.


John Napier 698 wrote:
Terinam, I still disagree, respectfully. If you look closely, at about 1:09, the soldier that actually fires it is still firing from the hip. And, again, at 1:11 through 1:14. And at 1:26. And at 1:39. And at 1:53. Furthermore, since the trigger is at the top of the weapon, holding it against the chest would be awkward.

Both Ventura and the guy who fires it hold it by an awkward pose the entire time; they hold it at the bottom, where they risk getting burned as it heats up, rather than the handle on top. This change in holding position forces them to hold it close to their body rather than safely away.

Secondly, the trigger is clearly modified. Normally, these use the modification of the trigger to the sides. And in most cases, the trigger was either on top (as in the example at the top of the Wikipedia article) or in the back but designed very differently. They have a trigger design that allows it to be fire much closer to the chest without as much physical comfort.

And, I double-checked those scenes. I see one where it might be at his hip. The rest, it is clearly against his chest and stomach.


captain yesterday wrote:

People in the Midwest have recently discovered food trucks are a thing.

Before they assumed if you were going to eat something from a cart it had to be hot dogs, deep fried cheese curds or cream puffs.

When you live in an area where having a cow flung at you by the wind is a serious threat, you want your food places to be a lot sturdier than a truck :p


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I'll put it down to a difference in perception, and leave it as that. Moving along ...


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NobodysHome wrote:

Adds to CY's list: The weekly food truck gathering where all the gourmet food trucks take over a parking lot for a huge dinner party

According to NobodysWife, Lobstah Roll is where it's at.

Personally, I don't eat sea bugs.

If you do that you're going to hear us talk about how we should have a food truck, and then hear our many, many ideas for said food truck.

Unless it's that good, in which case you'll hear us complain about not having anything that good where we live.

Either way, you've been warned. :-)


John Napier 698 wrote:
I'll put it down to a difference in perception, and leave it as that. Moving along ...

Have paladin threads taught you nothing!

Dig in man, he's almost finished!!!


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NobodysHome wrote:

Adds to CY's list: The weekly food truck gathering where all the gourmet food trucks take over a parking lot for a huge dinner party

According to NobodysWife, Lobstah Roll is where it's at.

Personally, I don't eat sea bugs.

Tiny T-Rex heard about the Ice Cream Museum, he wonders what other food themed museums you might have. :-D

And that's what we talked about on the walk to school this morning.


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4 Out of 10 Doctors wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
I'll put it down to a difference in perception, and leave it as that. Moving along ...

Have paladin threads taught you nothing!

Dig in man, he's almost finished!!!

Lengthy sessions of arguing only make me tired. Especially with my medical issues.


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Terrinam wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

People in the Midwest have recently discovered food trucks are a thing.

Before they assumed if you were going to eat something from a cart it had to be hot dogs, deep fried cheese curds or cream puffs.

When you live in an area where having a cow flung at you by the wind is a serious threat, you want your food places to be a lot sturdier than a truck :p

At first I read that as having cow s+@~ flung at you and my first thought was "no, we have cow chip throwing contests to avoid that exact situation".

My mistake.


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John Napier 698 wrote:
4 Out of 10 Doctors wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
I'll put it down to a difference in perception, and leave it as that. Moving along ...

Have paladin threads taught you nothing!

Dig in man, he's almost finished!!!

Lengthy sessions of arguing only make me tired. Especially with my medical issues.

I wasn't serious anyway. :-)


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Terrinam wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

People in the Midwest have recently discovered food trucks are a thing.

Before they assumed if you were going to eat something from a cart it had to be hot dogs, deep fried cheese curds or cream puffs.

When you live in an area where having a cow flung at you by the wind is a serious threat, you want your food places to be a lot sturdier than a truck :p

It is entirely because your average Wisconsinite avoids change, at all costs.

So they're initially resistant to any new ideas.

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