All the recent hullabaloo about “likes” gave me an idea for an “official” game for them; one with an actual winner and an actual prize, which might
actually advance the conversation… and which simultaneously ‘bumps up’ deserving comments that have fallen just shy of earning a badge ‘over the hump.’
The rules are:
#Find comments that are just 1 ‘like’ shy of earning Nice, Good or Great Comment badges, and then like them to “tip them over.”
Nice bump, earn 10 points.
Good bump, earn 25 points.
Great bump, earn 50 points.
Link the comments that you have bumped here in this thread, and include a current tally of likes given at the end of each comment, in order for them to count towards your final total.
Even though this is my game, I wouldn’t recommend relying on
my computational skills; as I’m often distracted because I’m at work, and therefore, prone to miscounting.
At the end of a specified amount of time, whomever has accumulated the most points gets an actual prize, maybe a personalized avatar designed especially for them.
#Game lasts from 9/4 until 9/12/16, 8pm PST.
At that time, I’ll take a final tally, and declare a winner.
Boom. Easy first 10 points. I will try harder.
So far, by virtue of being the only person to comment, you’re:
<trans val="01010101 00110010 00111000 01100111 01100010 01010111 01000110 01110101 01100101 01010011 01000010 01101110 01011001 01010111 00110001 01101100 01100011 01111001 00110100 01100111 01010101 00110010 00111000 01100111 01100010 01000111 01101100 00110000 01100100 01000111 01111000 01101100 01001001 01001000 01010010 01110000 01100010 01010111 01010101 01110101 01001001 01000110 01001110 00110001 01011001 00110010 01100111 01100111 01011001 00110010 00111001 01110100 01100011 01000111 01010110 00110000 01100001 01011000 01010010 01110000 01100010 00110010 00110100 01110101"/>
All you peeps are behind.
And now we starting Gaming the Game.
I’ll term this one “Big (Mouse) Wheel Keep on Turnin’”
For 10 each
I use a paring knife when dressing my hot dog with Düsseldorf mustard and onions because it serves as a signal to anyone trying to put ketchup on it that I will f–king cut you.
Looks pretty good to me. I like ketchup on hot dogs.
Just because you’ve done something since you were a kid doesn’t make it right.
Indeed, that was the ruling of the Frankfurter Trials back in '62.
Did you skip the step where you take one chopstick in each hand and use them to pound the taco into bite-sized fragments first?
[Edit: damn, I hate autocomplete almost as much as I hate not using autocomplete.]
Like a hoagie roll? Cut the end off, scoop in innards out, fill with ketchup, onions, mustard and slide the dog right into it, sort of thing.
In a non-hot-dog-bun sandwhich, the mustard goes on the meat side (down) and the mayo on the cheese-side (up).
DON’T CROSS THE STREAMS
Wow! I haven’t had one of those in… decades! As a kid we also enjoyed Banquet TV dinners from time to time.
For what it’s worth, Steak-Umms are 100% beef. They’re coy about exactly which bits of cow you’re eating, but apparently it’s all cow.
Call me crazy¹, but it’s gotta be ketchup, chili, or nothing.
I know that aficionados say that ketchup masks flavor while mustard enhances it, but I find the opposite is true. Mustard is overpowering to my taste buds and I’ve never cared for it anywhere, on anything, whereas ketchup can enhance the taste of some otherwise boring or peculiar-tasting meat which, quite frankly (no pun intended ahhhh, who am I kidding) describes most hotdog brands that I’ve ever tried.
¹ Try it, it’s fun! All of…
Lightly toasted mustard seed
Fleur de Sel
Lemon, lemon zest, lemon grass
A touch of horseradish
A smaller touch of ginger
You’re welcome, you have just witnessed the invention of Jeremy Sauce.
that’s an interesting question. but it’s often used as argumentative shotgun
hot dogs are rather uncommon here, and the whole religious superstructure is missing - no one cares if I eat my bratwurst in a roll with mustard or ketchup
And a 25!
So many of you formerly-respectable people can go to hell and die in an outhouse with a broken seat. I don’t love hot dogs, but when I eat them, it’s with ketchup, goddammit. Mustard? Man, I shit mustard when I’m particularly ill, and relish and onions are for the unkissable.
I also don’t stand for the anthem. And I fart during the pledge of allegiance.
Plus: apple pie is revolting.
I’m gonna get myself a couple Hebrew National all-beef kosher franks (one for each middle-finger-sporting f…
well done. that like one of those Rare PokieMons
I don’t know whether I’m cheating or not - are you supposed to look for them or just come across them?
Fun idea and all, but I’m way ahead of you. And I just don’t have time to link every one that I do.
Cheers, I gotta go like some more stuff.
@null = 45 points
@wisconsinplatt = 145 points
@jsroberts = 100 points
@Ignatius = 20 points
@Markdow = 10 points
@daneel = 20 points
@SlyBevel; rules . Link or screenshot them when you have time, & then I’ll tally your points accrued. be rules
@null = 45 points
@wisconsinplatt = 145 points
@jsroberts = 100 points
@Ignatius = 20 points
@Markdow = 10 points
@daneel = 30 points
@Melizmatic = 10 points
Because fuck you, that’s why.
First the 10s
I just gotta say, whenever I temporarily lose control of my eating it ends up with a tale of 60+ pancakes, or winning a taco eating contest. You guys are doing OK!
As God is my witness, I will never eat another pancake again. Also, “all you can drink” soda pop? I’m done, I drank all I can sometime around 1980.
I still like tacos, though, so I’m OK if Clinton wins the election.
Although we could probably push for a longer period, this will probably be a lot quicker than I’d expected. If our landlord can’t sell the house quickly, it could be auctioned off by the bank and they’d probably lose a lot of money. It kind of sucks for him - he’s pushing 60 now and I guess the bank doesn’t consider him to be worth the risk of another 10 year mortgage. It’s a shame - they’re a great family and he and his dad built the house for his sister, but she divorced and left and…
Have Speedsuit Will Travel.
I live in the great American Midwest: AKA “Why does this house have a basement?”
So unless you’ve got an EPIC need to listen to all your podcasts in one car ride, I think I’ll gratefully decline the offer.
I’ve done a laminate job upstairs already and as much as I like it, laminate doesn’t like moisture. This basement will flood again. I’d rather put down tile. It’s not my house though, so if I do rip it up, I think all parties involved would probably rather prefer to leave the naked s…
schadenfreude’n calling - my dental hygienist left/quit & the only other hygienist at my dentists office that I’ve ever had the misfortune of meeting was like going three rounds with Mike Tyson.
I have an appointment Tuesday after next.
The preparation you have to ingest to prepare is MUCH better than it used to be, so there’s the “glass half full” for you!
It turns out that people of our age generally have pretty high standards (or depressingly low ones), and I am a bit challenged in some departments. Not completely lacking, but challenged.
I am not being facetious, I need a Yenta
Well, that explains the apartment cop.
Ditto. I don’t want the sitter to not take the dog to the vet because he’s afraid of the cost.
We can hash out the money thing later if there’s some reason to, but the basic agreement is, “you take her to the vet when she needs it, I pay the bills.”
I’m truly sorry for your loss.
IT peeps really need to change their views about that especially desktop and server support… sadly too many libertarian bent sorts in the field.
He’s been on lactulose for the last few days and it seems to be working fine. Reading up on this online I’ve also heard of adding Metamucil or pumpkin to the animal’s diet. Danny’s not too picky about food so that would probably work. >sigh< I’ll be happier when he’s home but if his muscles were in worse shape than anticipated it sounds like surgery may have been a good call after all. Now he just has to get through the recovery.
So, so sorry for your loss. Do take care of yourself. All the best to you.
That’s really the key indicator here. It’s all about making his life better, not worse. If he can handle the surgery and thrive then it’s a no-brainer. If it comes down to not being worth the risk or if it won’t provide long term help, then it may be time to make some hard choices.
You sound like a wonderful animal parent, and while I know this is a totally cliche thing to hear, you will know what the right decisions are to make when you’re presented with the options.
I wish you and Danny the…
isn’t working on the system while under the influence a tradition?
A few 25s
I delivered RatBoy the Younger mostly by myself in the waiting alcove at the ER at Kaiser. She was having full-on contractions, and they didn’t have a bed for her in the women’s center. The ER was busy and nobody was paying any attention to us. She went from contractions five minutes apart to crowning in the space of 25 minutes. The OB/GYN resident wandered in just as I was delivering RatBoy’s head. It got kind of busy after that.
I have just spent today with one branch of the family – racist, small-minded, Trump supporters – and then another – racist, small-minded, Trump supporters. And I had to leave our house guests, one of my oldest friends and his husband, behind at our house to do so.
At least I get to end the evening reading supportive loving posts from strangers on the internet whom I’ve come to value as friends to other strangers on the internet whom I’ve come to value as friends.
My step dad took a turn for the worst this weekend. He’s jaundiced and not really awake anymore. His mom and sister came down today to see him. My mom is distraught. It will probably be this week.
My congressman died today. Dammit, I liked my congressman. Mark was honest and smart and energetic and hard-working, and helped an old cynic like me retain my optimism about US politics. Fuck cancer.
I think part of the point of this thread is to help keep the bad stuff in perspective, and
@Medievalist’s post kind of did just that for me. My problems officially seem smaller and less concerning. I hope you’re taking care of yourself and your family @Medievalist. I never know what to say about these things except to say that it’s your time to grieve, don’t deny it to yourself to save face at work or with friends. You have my condolences.
My worries today, which now seem less vivid, are all a…
Thank you all so much for your support and comments. It makes a difference and I appreciate it more than I can say. I’ve spent the night going back and forth between Googling details on the problem, the surgery, the recovery, and spending time with Danny. He got a bath in preparation for the consult tomorrow–and that was soooo much fun. He hates baths, and grooming. He struggled so much in the sink he broke off a nail. Then came the Battle of the Comb. (Cornering him on the front porch helped.) …
I imagine her in hedgehog heaven, rolling happily over cars.
So sorry for your loss, feel hugged (ah, if you wish so).
I’m very sorry for your loss- she was a treasure, and I know I (and many, many other here) will miss her.
And a 50
This morning I checked on Her Highness and discovered she passed away in her sleep last night. I am still a bit numb from denial but feel the pain slowly sinking in. I’ve never really had a pet I was quite tthis attached to, today will be hard.
And might I suggest not doing thing in the Fuck ____ threads as now I’m just more pissed off at the world