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Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #150 on: November 30, 2018, 11:34:02 PM »
Being out on the road, you will quickly discover that a balanced meal is key to maintaining good health.


Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #151 on: December 01, 2018, 05:40:06 AM »
R's Place in Morris, Illinois. Home of the Ethyl Burger.
3lbs. of meat. If you eat it, with the toppings on that plate, within an hour, it's free!





You also get your picture on the wall

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #152 on: December 01, 2018, 05:42:55 AM »
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Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #153 on: December 01, 2018, 06:27:30 AM »
R's Place in Morris, Illinois. Home of the Ethyl Burger.
3lbs. of meat. If you eat it, with the toppings on that plate, within an hour, it's free!







OMG!  That looks DELICIOUS!!!


Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #154 on: December 01, 2018, 06:41:06 AM »
R's Place in Morris, Illinois. Home of the Ethyl Burger.
3lbs. of meat. If you eat it, with the toppings on that plate, within an hour, it's free!





You also get your picture on the wall



Did you make it??

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #155 on: December 01, 2018, 06:59:47 AM »
OMG!  That looks DELICIOUS!!!

You would think that bread would be kinda gimmicky just to have something to serve the meat on but it was some of the best bread I've ever eaten!

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #156 on: December 01, 2018, 07:00:26 AM »

Did you make it??

No! Three meals and I had to throw the rest away!

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #157 on: December 01, 2018, 08:51:44 AM »
Heavy rain on I-75 north out of Atlanta. 52F.


Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #158 on: December 01, 2018, 10:50:25 AM »

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #159 on: December 01, 2018, 10:51:56 AM »
No! Three meals and I had to throw the rest away!
The fixins' they gamed ya with the damned fixins'!

 :-\

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #160 on: December 01, 2018, 03:21:33 PM »
R's Place in Morris, Illinois. Home of the Ethyl Burger.
3lbs. of meat. If you eat it, with the toppings on that plate, within an hour, it's free!



Does the beer come with it as a part of the deal?  If so, that seems like it is cheating with the carbonation...

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #161 on: December 01, 2018, 05:18:37 PM »
Does the beer come with it as a part of the deal?  If so, that seems like it is cheating with the carbonation...

I didn't even think about accepting that challenge - much to the dismay of everyone around me!

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #162 on: December 01, 2018, 05:34:41 PM »
What kind of smokes are those by the Fries?  I almost want to say Pall Mall, but the pack doesn't look red enough...



Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #163 on: December 01, 2018, 05:42:50 PM »
What kind of smokes are those by the Fries?  I almost want to say Pall Mall, but the pack doesn't look red enough...



32 bucks a carton in Missouri!


Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #164 on: December 01, 2018, 05:45:34 PM »
32 bucks a carton in Missouri!


Now we can get into the debate of how to pronounce them!

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #165 on: December 01, 2018, 05:46:31 PM »
Pell Mells? :o

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #166 on: December 01, 2018, 05:50:12 PM »
Now we can get into the debate of how to pronounce them!

My dad pronounced them as y'all, so I use that.
I've never heard it said the other way unless in a debate like this one!

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #167 on: December 01, 2018, 05:54:46 PM »
My dad pronounced them as y'all, so I use that.
I've never heard it said the other way unless in a debate like this one!
Pell Mell per their own advertising and the way the posh Brits call the area (apparently related to it was originally a French name, or something?)


Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #168 on: December 01, 2018, 05:58:33 PM »
Pell Mell per their own advertising and the way the posh Brits call the area (apparently related to it was originally a French name, or something?)


My Dad served in the Pacific Theater and I think he picked them as his brand there.
After seeing the definition, I am guessing it was to describe them in playful banter.


Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #169 on: December 01, 2018, 06:04:01 PM »
My Dad served in the Pacific Theater and I think he picked them as his brand there.
After seeing the definition, I am guessing it was to describe them in playful banter.


Interestingly you would appear to fit what wiki says about pronunciation of the product.
During the era of cigarette advertising on television and radio, the commonly accepted pronunciation of the brand was /ˌpɛlˈmɛl/.[9]  However, after the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act banned cigarette advertising, the American pronunciation shifted to /ˌpælˈmæl/. Older smokers who heard the commercials often still use the older pronunciation, as do smokers from the United Kingdom — the cigarette and the street in London are pronounced the same.

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #170 on: December 01, 2018, 06:07:21 PM »
Yep, Missouri has one of the cheapest cigarette taxes in the country...

I smoke a Pall Mall on occasion, I also like Lucky Strikes (IT'S TOASTED!), but my goto brand is American Spirit Full Flavors.  I think I pay ~$60 a carton at Costco for them.  Which pisses me off, I started smoking them in Santa Fe in the early nineties before RJR bought them out, at that time Camels were about $2.00/pack and the Spirits were $1.75.  Some Indians (feather not dot) told me about them, and where I could pick them up.  That was my brand while I was in New Mexico, only came in soft pack and only in full flavor.  They showed up in Kansas City sometime in the late 90s, at a significantly higher price and all the hipster douches smoke them now.

Fuck you RJR!  Bring back the cool non-hippy trading cards.  I have a bunch of those somewhere...




Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #171 on: December 01, 2018, 06:12:46 PM »
Interestingly you would appear to fit what wiki says about pronunciation of the product.
During the era of cigarette advertising on television and radio, the commonly accepted pronunciation of the brand was /ˌpɛlˈmɛl/.[9]  However, after the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act banned cigarette advertising, the American pronunciation shifted to /ˌpælˈmæl/. Older smokers who heard the commercials often still use the older pronunciation, as do smokers from the United Kingdom — the cigarette and the street in London are pronounced the same.

I deliver to a place around Boston called Peabody.
I pronounced it Pee Body.
A guy kidded me and demanded that I say Peh-buh-dee several times until I got it right! lol

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #172 on: December 01, 2018, 06:16:04 PM »
Yep, Missouri has one of the cheapest cigarette taxes in the country...

I smoke a Pall Mall on occasion, I also like Lucky Strikes (IT'S TOASTED!), but my goto brand is American Spirit Full Flavors.  I think I pay ~$60 a carton at Costco for them.  Which pisses me off, I started smoking them in Santa Fe in the early nineties before RJR bought them out, at that time Camels were about $2.00/pack and the Spirits were $1.75.  Some Indians (feather not dot) told me about them, and where I could pick them up.  That was my brand while I was in New Mexico, only came in soft pack and only in full flavor.  They showed up in Kansas City sometime in the late 90s, at a significantly higher price and all the hipster douches smoke them now.

Fuck you RJR!  Bring back the cool non-hippy trading cards.  I have a bunch of those somewhere...



I'll buy Camel Wide Lights every once in awhile. Also, Marlboro Edge are a damn fine smoke!
You can buy American Spirit at most stores in Ohio that have a large selection.

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #173 on: December 01, 2018, 06:20:42 PM »
I deliver to a place around Boston called Peabody.
I pronounced it Pee Body.
A guy kidded me and demanded that I say Peh-buh-dee several times until I got it right! lol
Oh yeah, regional pronunciations are a sure-fire way to identify a non-local and sometimes they defy explanation.

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #174 on: December 01, 2018, 06:21:36 PM »
Oh yeah, regional pronunciations are a sure-fire way to identify a non-local and sometimes they defy explanation.

Indeed!

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #175 on: December 01, 2018, 06:34:47 PM »
Don't judge me!!!


Maybe they'll "Murphy Brown" her old sitcom. In the new version, they have to close shop due to Trump's trade war with China.  ;)

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #176 on: December 01, 2018, 06:38:25 PM »
Maybe they'll "Murphy Brown" her old sitcom. In the new version, they have to close shop due to Trump's trade war with China.  ;)

Well, they'll have some digging to do because she died seven or eight years ago! 🤣

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #177 on: December 01, 2018, 07:06:32 PM »
Well, they'll have some digging to do because she died seven or eight years ago! 🤣

She had an ensemble with her, though. Her character committed suicide by Vicodin overdose when Trump won the election.

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #178 on: December 01, 2018, 07:07:57 PM »
She had an ensemble with her, though. Her character committed suicide by Vicodin overdose when Trump won the election.

Hahaha - clever!

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #179 on: December 01, 2018, 07:32:41 PM »
Hahaha - clever!

The Clintons' good friends produced both that show and "Evening Shade". You just know that they would pull a "Roseanne" of some kind.