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You have no idea how pissed I am the name Super Kami Guru was already taken...by someone with NO POSTS no less! I was gonna hop on random threads and start yelling for Nail until someone got the joke.

Dangit.


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Gosh now, dat is a pickle dare, Didja talk to Bill about it.

Yah, watched the whole first season of Fargo in the last week, you bet'cha.


I have sweeeeeeet teeeeaaaaaa~!


Is it Lipton?


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It's actually Chick-fil-A!


So, it's worse than Lipton, you know because of forcing their agenda and politics on their workforce.

I don't expect you to favorite that, just thought you'd like to know what horrible people run that place.

Edit: does this soap box make me look taller, I feel taller.


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Nobody forced their employees to work there. They're a privately owned, not publicly traded business. It's their prerogative to do what they want, and employees are free to leave if they find compensation insufficient or duties abhorrent...just like Kim Davis is getting lambasted for not doing the job she signed up for.

Funny how that works both ways.


Bro! That chick is b@%#*#@ crazy and just wanted the attention, her "beliefs" were just a means to an end.


Remember kids! Politics don't belong on the internet.


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Says the guy who brought them up (this time), in a rare turn of events.

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Sorry, been around family often, not good for the brain thingy, mostly just wanted to get a dig in at Chik-Fil-A because its easy, same with what's her face and Republican Ralph Nader... i mean you knows-its-face... Tom Cruise!!

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politics aside is chic-fil-a any good? Tea or food?


Pan wrote:
politics aside is chic-fil-a any good? Tea or food?

Very, at least locally, and to my experiences around central Florida.

Their breakfast is kind of amazing (I get their multigrain bagel, with chicken, eggs, and cheese - one of the few fast food chains I like their egg-patty-thing), and while over-exposure can make some of their food feel 'same-y' (since it's mostly all chicken), by the same token, I've never had anything poorly made (and, in fact, it's consistently the opposite*). Even when I didn't feel like Chicken, I've always found something there: their salad and fruit cups (actual fruit and berries sans anything else, not the prepackaged store-bought stuff in syrup) are quite nice.

Both the management and general staff have always gone out of their way to make sure everything was great... and if it wasn't, to make sure that I loved their restaurant and my experience nonetheless. Heck, I don't think I've ever been to a fast-food place where the employees have ever been so attentive or nice.

Their drinks are impressive, and (aside from the pre-packadged sodas) consistently fresh from my experiences: fresh tea, fresh lemonade, freshly made milkshakes, and (if you care for them) coke products.

The environment is very clean and welcoming.

The downsides include that they are very strict on when their menu items are available ("It's not breakfast time anymore, I'm afraid we're not allowed to give you a multi-grain bagel, even as part of another order.")** even when they'll otherwise gladly customize anything you order, and their a tad on the expensive side when compared to other fast-food chains.

Also, apparently, they sell like crazy, so for the love of all that is yourself and your time, don't go when they're backed up and overflowing with customers. They are exceedingly efficient and get their jobs done quickly, but making that much fresh food would overwhelm anyone short of the Flash and Superman, and it gets rrrrrrreeeeeaaaaaalllllllyyyyyy ssssssllllllooooowwwww as a result.

Most (but not all) of my remaining experiences have been in malls or similar food-court style areas, at the C-f-A places there. While the counter and people are consistently nice, clean, and inviting... it's less so than in other places. I'm presuming that, since they're malls, the employees get more jaded more quickly, and I know for a fact that there are more things beyond their control. The food is still consistently good, and and the options, while often a bit paired down, generally don't disappoint.

Any other restaurants I've been to have reflected the positive experiences of my local one.

* Worst Two Experiences:
The worst experience I've ever had at a Chick-fil-A is the following: when they were swamped, and I mean cars wrapping 'round the place multiple times, and I had gotten stuck in their backed-up-ness (it had just kind of... appeared; it was weird), I had to wait a really long time. When I finally got my order (the afore-mentioned bagel), it was dry - the bagel, the egg, and the chicken (the cheese was nice). My drink was, unfortunately, filled with the normal amount of ice (instead of no-ice), and when I'd tried to ask for a cup of ice cream, I'd gotten a cone - something I simply couldn't do anything with in the car; the serving lady quickly (trying to work with me), put it in a cup, and asked if that was what I'd wanted. I said "no, bu-" and it was thrown away before I'd even started "but" in order to put a new one into a cup.

I ended up with the kids toy for the kids meal, even though I hadn't paid for it. I called them back about an hour later (when I knew they wouldn't be as busy) and explained that I had the toy (they didn't want me to come back in and pay for it; it was just accepted loss), and that putting the cone in a cup was... actually a good idea, and she shouldn't feel badly about it. Her service was fast, good, and she was trying to make things right - I appreciated it. They have actually since codified, locally, how to put a cone in a cup, and all the employees do so the same way, now.

The second worst, was having a really, really stressful morning, but finally getting to C-f-A, having a bit of a wait (though not the worst) due the business, and getting up to the order window at 10:32 (I'd gotten in line at 10:25-27, depending on your clock), ordering the breakfast stuff, and being informed that, since it's after 10:30, the breakfast stuff was no longer available**. I was ticked off, and drove off to try to get some other stuff done, but came back later to apologize to the kid who'd I'd muttered at in frustration (it wasn't his fault, after all; I felt really guilty for shoving blame on him that he didn't earn).

Aside: Almost a year later, when I was feeling depressed and lonely, while my oldest son was playing in their playground, that same server walked up to me, put a milkshake on the table, and walked off. When Informed I hadn't ordered it, he nodded and let me know it was on the house. Daggum if I didn't tear up a little.

In the end, when those were the worst experiences I've had there, and while they were frustrating, they are nothing compared to the worst experiences I've had at other places, and many of the problems were beyond the control of the employees. Besides - that's out of, like, five years of experiences. Very much so not bad.

** Absolutely No Breakfast During Lunch:
While I understand the idea of not crossing the breakfast/lunch "streams" (as it were) due to the grease/flavor conflict (I ever-so-briefly worked in a kitchen), having entire elements simply... vanish... from the menu is a little odd, and especially with such punctuality. Why can't I get the soup, again, this early? Bagels just aren't available as bun-alternates, now? Wha-? It seems to be pretty strict and consistent, too - not just an employee or manager. It could also be a way of more strictly controlling/following inventory or something, but I'm just not sure.

In other news: Five Guys Burgers and Fries is an amazing burger joint, and everyone should go at least once.


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Culver's Frozen Custard is pretty good, but if you want a top notch Wisconsin retro burger experience you gotta go with Michael's Frozen Custard. Won't find a better burger, fries and shake any where, ever.

Also if you ever make it to Madison you must go to Teddywedgers on State Street, best pasty in town :-)


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If you're a vegetarian you're also in luck as Madison is full of vegetarians, best bet is Milio's Subs they have some awesome veggie subs and the best side pickles you'll find anywhere.


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Chik-Fil-A is great for two reasons: Their chicken and their fresh squeezed lemonade. Milk shakes are decent too.

Five Guys is awesome, though inconsistently so. Almost eveyr Chik-Fil-A is the same as any other one, but Five Guys joints vary in quality.

Only frozen custard I've had is Bop's Frozen Custard in Mississippi, Jackson area specifically. Good stuff.


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I've started making cold brewed tea using a 3 inch tea ball and putting it in a pitcher overnight. So far it has been delicious every time.


Caineach wrote:
I've started making cold brewed tea using a 3 inch tea ball and putting it in a pitcher overnight. So far it has been delicious every time.

Bro! You said Tea Ball.


So I shopped at an automatic vendor with a neat little pouch based coffee maker that supposedly makes green tea lattes, but every time I try to buy some, they're totally out of tea. This annoys me, as this is a foamy delicious concept I have not yet had.

I suppose I COULD walk to the other side of the building and check the other store, but...ugh...so lazy.


Isn't there some sort of Japanese (?) procedure where you whip your green tea into a froth with a little whisk? Have you ever done that?


I have a little tea whisk/frother/whatever. It's used mostly for Matcha, I think.


Lipton is part of a group into sustainable practice, if you're into that sort of thing. :D


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Have you seen my new alias, guess what his shtick is!

He... falls, Lol! Get it! :-D


So I'm not sure that I've mentioned this before, and since this alias is supposed to be the sum of my rebelliousness and laziness incarnate on the forums (or whatever), I'm not going to go looking to see if I have: Sonny's' sweet tea. Daggum, son. DAG. GUM.

It is... excellent. Also needlessly enormous. I love it.

Now that I've done that, allow me to segue: Southern Pigs & Cattle Co. is a new restaurant that opened up nearby, and what else can I say, but, "It's kind of like Sonny's."

The prices are comparable, the menu is comparable, and the style of food and preparation is comparable. Heck, since our local Sonny's makeover, the interiors are even comparable!

That said, SP&CC is not exactly the same - I'd say they're about 10-30 cents more expensive on average*, while their portions are a tad smaller on the sandwich/meat dishes, and a tiny bit larger* on sides. Feels slightly less greasy, but I'm not definitely sure.

They have free vanilla ice cream and cones you can have when you're done, or you can order pie (optionally comes with ice cream).

One of the more pleasant differences is that SP&CC have is that their corn fritters come with (optionally): powdered sugar and ranch dip or honey - and that latter thing is not normally available at Sonny's, and it is an excellent addition.

The flavors are slightly different - if you dislike Sonny's somehow, that doesn't guarantee that you'll dislike SP&CC - but they're similar enough that you can have a decent idea of what you're in for if you go there.

Now, that said, the drinks are smaller. (See? Related to the thread. K'CHAOW~!) They are not small, but they are not the size of Sonny's stuff. So it's always a bit of a "huh" walking out of there with a cup that I can actually hold. As you may well be aware, that is both a good thing and a slightly disappointing thing.

The sweet tea is exquisitely sweet, but not so much so that it starts to become uncomfortable or blech-y. It comes out warm, unless it's with ice. The water is tasty, and the Coca-Cola, at least, is solid, if you like fountain-sodas (I've not tried the rest of their drinks).

But yeah, the sweet tea is great. Though the proportions given are smaller, they're endless refills, so it only makes a difference in the size of the cup you walk out of the store with - and that's probably healthier with the SP&CC sizes.

* This is purely a guesstimate based on our time there, instead of a definitive analysis; some things are likely a tad higher or more, and some are likely a tad lower or less, but over-all, I think it's a hair more expensive for a hair less food.


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When I used to eat meat...(over seven years ago come this January actually) I found Sunny's food to be dry, overcooked and of middling quality even when you put those two factors aside. Also, the worst service I ever got at a restaurant was at a Sunny's, when the waitress sat in the booth behind us in between taking orders and talked to her boyfriend on a cellphone.

So, yeah, I'm not a fan, and glad you found an alternative.


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Sonny's food is meh.

Sonny's barbecue sauce is GREAT. Slather that on some meat you cook yourself and it's good.


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Barbeque sauce is best made yourself.

Or by my wife in our case. :-)


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I dont always use sauce on my BBQ, but when I do, I use my clone recipe for Open Pit.


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World's most interesting Pan wrote:
I dont always use sauce on my BBQ, but when I do, I use my clone recipe for Open Pit.

Ever since I found out about you juggling...what was it, five women?...this is exactly the appropriate alias for how I picture you, Pan.


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thegreenteagamer wrote:
World's most interesting Pan wrote:
I dont always use sauce on my BBQ, but when I do, I use my clone recipe for Open Pit.
Ever since I found out about you juggling...what was it, five women?...this is exactly the appropriate alias for how I picture you, Pan.

I dont always date multiple women, but when I do, its at least five.

spoiler:
I am happy to report I have narrowed the field to a single steady girlfriend. She won by a wide margin after we had been seeing eachother for a few weeks and wanted to do something special for my B-day. She made a home cooked meal and got a copy of Tom Waits Rain Dogs on vinyl I mentioned looking for. (Not a cheap record!) In the morning, we had Earl Grey white tip and carrot cake she made from scratch. She not only won the GF role, but won GF of the year award in one fell swoop!


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My Clumsy Paladin alias isn't getting favorite'd like I thought it would, people take Paladins entirely too seriously. It almost makes me want to make one that isn't sanctimonious just to prove it can be done, almost.


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Paladins are not a favorite of mine just for the preconceptions others have of them. You either play a cliche, or guarantee at least one member of the table is pissed off that you're not playing the cliche.


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Paladins are not a favorite of mine just for the preconceptions others have of them. You either play a cliche, or guarantee at least one member of the table is pissed off that you're not playing the cliche.

I take umbrage to that comment! >:(


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Shut up you or I'll make a Summoner without a huge pouncing Eidolon.


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Shut up you or I'll make a Summoner without a huge pouncing Eidolon.

Joik! Ya stole my stchick!


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AngryNerdRageDemon wrote:
FrothyMadAngrierNerdRageDemon wrote:
Shut up you or I'll make a Summoner without a huge pouncing Eidolon.
Joik! Ya stole my stchick!

I merely tweaked and improved it, like Transformers did to Gobots :-)


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Can I play this game, too?


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Bro, you'll never catch me with 27 aliases, I understand the Korean spammers used a lot of great names, but still.


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Dude! I added 2 more aliases since my last post.


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I prefer aliases I can get more than one joke out of.

...well, one joke I can tell more than once, at least. Let's be real, they're all one joke names, mostly.

Also, I post a LOT less than you.


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i have 1,054 posts for 164 aliases, i assure you more then one joke is the goal, not that it always works out that way, or even that i used to have the standards (i.e. the DMchucky aliases) but still i prefer to get more one then one joke, at least 2 or 3.


Sweet Tea!


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My character was de-masculinized by a near deathblow on Sunday. Yes, that can happen on Savage Worlds. If you survive an incapacitation, fail the vigor roll after, but don't get a 1 or less with all your minuses from wounds (which leads to death), you get a permanent injury. One of the rarest possible results is...the reproductive parts, only possible if you roll snake eyes on the chart. No game effects, but yeah...

So I have a eunuch half elf thief and assassin with a huge grudge against a bugbear (and those are TOUGH in SW.)


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The geezer wizard only lasted a single game. They got tired of my stories. I think I'm the only heavy roleplayer in my group...


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I want to make a Wayang named Mister Nefario, class to be determined.


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Also after watching the most recent TMNT movie I very much want to make a Ratfolk Ninja, because splinter was f%#!ing bad ass in that movie, the 8 minutes he got that is.


I found TMNT does not hold up to time in any incarnation. The cartoon, the original movies...all age terribly. Every reboot seems to be equally awful. I don't know how I liked it as a kid.


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Because it's fun, my kids are currently deep in their clutches :-)


I forgot why I exist but saw Ioules was here so.....

I agree, TMNT were bad, and still are.


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Ah, Xena, mon petit choux, I keess your hand mwah mwah mwah.

And thanks to une tres belle tisane, ma leetle grey cells are in perfect working order. To prove it, I have just solved 250 murders and strangled a gigantic lion with my bare hands.

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