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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:11 pm 
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My wife-to-be informs me that in Malaysia, everyone knows who Kenny Rogers is. They don't know him as a musician, they know him as the Chicken Man. Over there he's like a fancier Colonel Sanders. KFC is also super-popular there.

In Southeast Asia, Kenny Rogers is still holding 'em.

Side note: There's also a popular burrito chain in Malaysia called "Modesto's."

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:14 pm 
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God I'm embarrassed to know what a Serra Angel is.
And how to spell it.


PS: I GUESS I'll be going to see Pardo in TO. Sheesh.
Is anyone else here going? Nobody I know would know who he is.
:-(


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:07 pm 
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So much sympathy for Jesse with the grammar comments. I was a receptionist at my local public radio station for a time, and the ridiculous things people called in about would just floor me sometimes. There was one lady who would apparently listen 24/7 and called every time our CD skipped or our feed got messed up for a few seconds or a minute in the MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. Once we forgot to set the phone to go to voicemail over a weekend, and she tried calling us about 50 times and then called the University Board of Regents because she wasn't able to reach anyone. My supervisor eventually told me to stop answering the phone when her name came on the caller ID because it wasn't an efficient use of time to have her berate us on the phone for 5-minute stretches. Then there was the guy who got angry and called us "National Republican Radio" because he didn't think we aired an Obama speech (he was listening to our FM station, which is and always has been 100% music, not our AM station, which is and always has been 100% news and talk). There were plenty of grammar corrections. The funnest of all were the classical music wonks ("Why do you insist on playing performances of the music of Bachhhhhhh on the piahhhhno, instead of the instrument they were truly intended for, the hahhhhhpsichord?") Ah, public radio dicks...at least they have some personality.

Click and Clack apparently still have people writing in explaining to them why it is wrong for them to refer to the "third half" of their show, and Nicholas Parsons gets people writing in to complain that he didn't call someone out for repeating a word or hesitating on Just a Minute (BBC Radio 4 dicks sound like NPR dicks times a million).

Also, the next time anyone complains to you that you split an infinitive, you should inform them that that is -- in the spirit of Click and Clack -- bo-o-o-o-o-oooo-GUS.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:45 pm 
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Jordan almost nailed the Alice Cooper restaurant name.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:16 pm 
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Hahaha some people are the worst little shits.

A lady at my work once asked me if I knew what an ella-piss was. After awhile I figured out she was talking about an ellipses. She insisted that when she was in school they pronounced it el-a-piss.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:41 pm 
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Kenny Roger's Roasters is part of my local Nathan's restaurant, along with Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips. (Dipson)

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:34 am 
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I know this won't achieve the full "chicken and popcorn" effect that Jordan was so excited about, but sometimes when I make popcorn at home I put hot sauce in the butter. Buffalo Popcorn! You can buffalo pretty much anything this way. I buffalo green beans a lot.

I'm not entirely sure of the relationship between hot wings and Buffalo wings, so YMMV. Whatevs. YOLO.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:19 am 
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Jesse, do you think the brain Botox (brotox) will let you be able to regularly consume things like chocolate or Dr. Pepper again, or are you not gonna tempt the migraine gods?


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With both Bing and Comedy Bang! Bang! sponsoring the show, I wish I was still on staff at BOOM! Studios and got them to sponsor the show. Imagine the word play!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:48 am 
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SeveralCircles wrote:
PS: I GUESS I'll be going to see Pardo in TO. Sheesh.
Is anyone else here going? Nobody I know would know who he is.
:-(


If I weren't leaving for a week the next morning, I would totally go.

Also, and unrelated, I once just about got the shit kicked out of me at a bush party because some guy thought I said about him, "Look at the fag in the backward baseball cap." I didn't, but he sure thought I did.

Also, and related, this is one of my favourite well-circulated internet pics:
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:55 am 
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Also, and related, this is one of my favourite well-circulated internet pics:
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I also immediately thought of this image when hats came up.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:11 am 
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I live in San Diego, and will not be attending ComicCon, but would definitely go to a meetup if I could. Can it be outside ComicCon?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:24 am 
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I'll be in San Diego for Comic-Con, so would love to see any other MaxFunsters there! Last year someone wore a Secret Sex Party costume to the meetup, which made it totally worth it.

Also, re: grammar: I used to send in spelling corrections to bloggers, because I'm a jerk.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:11 pm 
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I had the exact same reaction as Jesse to that cheesy popcorn the first time I ate it, except it was two years ago as a 31 year old. I spent my whole life thinking it was for hippies or old people, and when I finally tried some at my inlaws I was actually angry that no one had told me how good it was before then. I then devoured the bag with a ferocity that terrified my wife's family. Love that cheesy popcorn.


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Other good popcorn pairings: parmesan cheese, brownie mix, the orange powder from macaroni and cheese, soft-serve chocolate ice cream


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