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Flashback to 1984: I can't go into an arcade. I can't, because the horrible whiney echoing of my name, or some bastardization thereof, is ringing out, loudly, from laserdisc game cabinets in every single arcade seemingly in America. In retrospect, it's kind of funny, but I remember doing a great deal of cringing thanks to Space Ace.

Tell me: where do you get the best fries?

I know I never remember to post a Collegiate Times Cretin. Well, here's one, because I so love the "I don't hate homosexuals, so long as they're not, you know, being sexual." argument.

Specifically planning to go to chiaroscuro_dc saturday night. Also I look cute today.

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fairestcat
Apr. 2nd, 2004 08:39 am (UTC)
Tell me: where do you get the best fries?

Zigs, on Duke street in Alexandria (right across from my building actually) has the best cheese fries known to man. These are what potatoes aspire to becoem when they fry. Just the right thickness of potatoe, smothered in just the right amount of two cheeses, green onion and real bacon bits, with ranch dressing and a crispy baked finish that's just droolworthy.
peregrin8
Apr. 2nd, 2004 08:40 am (UTC)
wear jeans...
LOL! Dated 4/1, significant?
snidegrrl
Apr. 2nd, 2004 08:44 am (UTC)
Re: wear jeans...
nope! they had the jeans day thing back when i was there.
rubinpdf
Apr. 2nd, 2004 09:21 am (UTC)
Re: wear jeans...
I've never heard of such a thing. If there is such a stupid "wear jeans day", I completely agree with the editorial writer. It's one thing if you want to show your support for a cause by wearing something out of the ordinary, but something that people wear anyway?
What's next?
Wear socks to support democrats day?
Wear t-shirts to support communism day?
Wear glasses to support rapists day?
Wear hats to support slavery day?
Wear black clothes to support NAMBLA day?
Have short hair for the KKK day?

Where would the idiocy end?
snidegrrl
Apr. 2nd, 2004 09:29 am (UTC)
Re: wear jeans...
i didn't say one way or the other how i felt about the jeans day thing. what i said was, this "i don't have any problems with homosexuals but yet i do" argument is stupid.
traceracer
Apr. 2nd, 2004 10:03 am (UTC)
Re: wear jeans...
Really?? I was sure that had to be an April Fool's day thing.
snidegrrl
Apr. 2nd, 2004 10:20 am (UTC)
Re: wear jeans...
I disticntly remember being pissed that I forgot to wear jeans on the appropriate day when I was in college... or I could be dreaming.
darknight7884
Apr. 2nd, 2004 08:55 pm (UTC)
Re: wear jeans...
I wore khakis that day then realized I should have worn jeans.. The crazy thing with that though is they advertised it damn well.. on VTTV, WUVT, Collegiate Times, Ads, even a drillfield booth.. So the majority of people should have been aware.. However, I do think they should have used a more subtle item.. like "purple shirts" for example.
andthesparrows
Apr. 2nd, 2004 08:44 am (UTC)
I finally figured out today that fries and doughnuts are my downfall. If something has fries accompaning (is that a word?) it, I will order it. I love the fries from Manny and Olgas--covered with Old Bay. In college, I LOVED the fries from Danny's in College Park. Crinkle cut goodness. Mmmm...I think I will have fries for dinner.
snidegrrl
Apr. 2nd, 2004 10:22 am (UTC)
For some reason the other day the phrase "basket of fries" got stuck in my head, and I was REALLY glad I didn't have any hard and fast eating rules set up for myself...
judithiscariot
Apr. 2nd, 2004 08:57 am (UTC)
The fries at Marathon are pretty good.
salami_salome
Apr. 2nd, 2004 09:22 am (UTC)
I second this motion of excellent fries at the Marathon Deli. Thin, crispy, spicy.
msteleute
Apr. 2nd, 2004 10:04 am (UTC)
Thirded!!
cheetahmaster
Apr. 2nd, 2004 11:26 am (UTC)
Fourthededed.
examorata
Apr. 2nd, 2004 11:38 am (UTC)
Fifthed!

It's that crack the sprinkle on them, I tell you.
catsaurus
Apr. 2nd, 2004 12:41 pm (UTC)
sixth! And the gyros are the best in the entire DC area.
painkiller
Apr. 2nd, 2004 09:10 am (UTC)
You never dated anyone named Dexter, did you?
snidegrrl
Apr. 2nd, 2004 09:27 am (UTC)
Thankfully, no. I was not "dating" age in '84 anyways. :)
painkiller
Apr. 2nd, 2004 10:10 am (UTC)
true dat.
y2kdragon
Apr. 2nd, 2004 11:03 am (UTC)
Though, I think I found the VHS tape that has Space Ace recorded on it. Yeah, just like someone threw the disk in an ordinary LaserDisc player, hit play, and fed the output through a VCR.
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snidegrrl
Apr. 2nd, 2004 09:26 am (UTC)
Erm... what's a Pepper Bar? :)
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snidegrrl
Apr. 2nd, 2004 10:23 am (UTC)
ohhhh!! HEE ok funny now!
cheetahmaster
Apr. 2nd, 2004 11:28 am (UTC)
I've been singing "they've got a pepper bar" for a couple weeks now.
carneggy
Apr. 2nd, 2004 09:41 am (UTC)
The 'O' in Pittsburgh. No contest to any other place I've been, and not only because the 'large' will feed you for a week.
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snidegrrl
Apr. 2nd, 2004 02:50 pm (UTC)
I am too lazy to take a picture and upload it... ahhhh you will have to take my word for it. :) So where's your proof?
thecapm
Apr. 2nd, 2004 11:40 am (UTC)
i'm curious as to what "actions of homosexuality" the cretin has problems with
sassy wit?
cleanliness?
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy?
buttfuckin?

what was more alarming to me was the fact that 80% of voters would prefer a smoke-free bar to one where you can smoke in...
eighty percent!
it's a BAR!

it wasn't until later i noticed the similarities towards the bar mindset and the cretin's homosexual mindset
keryx
Apr. 2nd, 2004 11:59 am (UTC)
eighty percent!
it's a BAR!


I'd like to think you speak for all true sane-minded Americans there. Bar=smokey. Nuff said.
cheetahmaster
Apr. 2nd, 2004 12:01 pm (UTC)
what was more alarming to me was the fact that 80% of voters would prefer a smoke-free bar to one where you can smoke in...
eighty percent!
it's a BAR!


My God! It leads one to think that the majority of people... DON'T SMOKE!

MADNESS!
snidegrrl
Apr. 2nd, 2004 02:52 pm (UTC)
If ya don't smoke, go somewhere there's no smoke!

I'm honestly, though, very curious what would happen if one of the bars did have a no-smoke night. The proof would be in the pudding as it were.
cheetahmaster
Apr. 3rd, 2004 10:26 pm (UTC)
If ya don't smoke, go somewhere there's no smoke!

This is a straw man argument. I should be able to go to my favorite establishment, be it a movie theater, church, bar or library, and enjoy a smoke-free environment. Because I chose not to smoke for a reason. It shouldn't be forced on anyone because of tradition or what have you.

I'm honestly, though, very curious what would happen if one of the bars did have a no-smoke night. The proof would be in the pudding as it were.

When they banned smoking in bars in (NYC, I think, will dig up the article later) there was no drop in the numbers the next month.
thecapm
Apr. 3rd, 2004 01:25 pm (UTC)
well, yeah

but i also imagine there's a large population of people who don't drink alcohol, either

so should bars become alcohol free, too?
cheetahmaster
Apr. 3rd, 2004 10:24 pm (UTC)
but i also imagine there's a large population of people who don't drink alcohol, either

Many, many, many more drink than smoke.

so should bars become alcohol free, too?

No, because bars were created specifically for drinking. The smoking is a secondary principle, at best.

A better analogy would be not serving alcohol in a smoking lounge.
snidegrrl
Apr. 2nd, 2004 02:53 pm (UTC)
ahhh they have poutine!! :D
salami_salome
Apr. 2nd, 2004 08:44 pm (UTC)
Did you or did you not add eyelashes to your icon?
snidegrrl
Apr. 3rd, 2004 06:23 am (UTC)
They have the eyelashes on the little page where you make the icons... I didn't add them by hand.
examorata
Apr. 2nd, 2004 01:08 pm (UTC)
Marathon are probably the best in decent driving distance, but I wanted to give a shout-out to Thrasher's fries with lots of vinegar, which I haven't had in ages. There used to be a Thrasher's at Fells Point but it's closed, leaving the only ones (that I know of) at Ocean City and Rehoboth.
snidegrrl
Apr. 2nd, 2004 02:54 pm (UTC)
I confess... I don't like fries with vinegar on them. :(
alainnduil
Apr. 2nd, 2004 03:30 pm (UTC)
blasphemer!
salami_salome
Apr. 2nd, 2004 08:43 pm (UTC)
examorata just likes them that way 'cuz she's a raging Anglophile. I'm surprised she doesn't call them "chips!"

No no, I kid. Vinegar on fries is tasty even if you're from the colonies. Provided you like vinegar, which some people don't. And that's okay too, because America is the land of freedom and diversity. Peace luv. =)
necrocannibal
Apr. 2nd, 2004 09:27 pm (UTC)
Boardwalk Fries for the old bay + vinegar action for me, i almost seventhed marathon deli in College Park though.
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