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18 minutes ago, Dr.Bedlam said:

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And yes, I am aware that a "biscuit" in England is a "cookie" in America. Cultural and language differences can be excused. But I flatly refuse to believe that Michigan's culture is sufficiently different from my own that chili doesn't need to have chili powder if you just use oregano.

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Well, there's your problem.  You were in *that* state.

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3 hours ago, TGP said:

Question for July 11th:

Cubicle Wars...have you ever battled neighboring cubes / resorted to glitter??

 

I share an office with a fellow manager that I have a subtle competition with.  When we are venting frustrations to each other, we track the number of comments that should generate calls to HR.

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27 minutes ago, Cranky Dog said:

Poutine à la Bedlam. Is it wrong of me of actually wanting to try that?

 

And then ask for seconds?

 

And *then* ask if we can exchange recipes?

 

Perhaps you would enjoy it, but it still ain't poutine.

 

19 minutes ago, Sergeant_Crunch said:

Well, there's your problem.  You were in *that* state.

 

Weirdly enough, Michiganders insist that they do better hot dogs than anywhere else in the country. I question this, as their chili dog sauce is actually better than their chili, while remaining, at best, chili dog sauce.

Still better than Illinois, where they do delicious deep dish pizza, but they think "barbecue" is "low grade ground meats doused in brown sugar syrup."

 

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Question for July 11th:

Cubicle Wars...have you ever battled neighboring cubes / resorted to glitter??

 

 

I'm very very VERY happy to say, I do not work in a cubicle environment.

 

I'd rather Krill myself.

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@Dr.Bedlam, I'm just happy that it was Saskatchewan where you had something close to real chili. I know we rarely do it knock you over dead like southerners like but at least it was recognisable.

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On 7/10/2017 at 6:54 AM, TGP said:

Question for July 10th:

Have you discovered or tried any Disconcerting Foods recently?

 

Not recent, but I once found a recipe for Lady Bird Johnson's River Chili.

 

I thought this'll be great! LBJ's wife was pretty awesome, old recipe... I looked at it. Added more chili powder than it requested...

 

Still tasted like spaghetti sauce. :blink:

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2 hours ago, Aryanun said:

 

Not recent, but I once found a recipe for Lady Bird Johnson's River Chili.

 

I thought this'll be great! LBJ's wife was pretty awesome, old recipe... I looked at it. Added more chili powder than it requested...

 

Still tasted like spaghetti sauce. :blink:

 

An excuse to make spaghetti. Maybe some garlic bread.

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2 hours ago, NebulousMissy said:

An excuse to make spaghetti. Maybe some garlic bread.

 

Was not as good as my sauce, and was for a chilidog party at work. :rolleyes:

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10 hours ago, TGP said:

Question for July 11th:

Cubicle Wars...have you ever battled neighboring cubes / resorted to glitter??

Like @Dilvish the Deliverer---we don't have cubicles on ships, but we would also have prank 'wars'. Our weapons of choice were duct tape, shaving cream, dental floss, shoe polish, and other items that I have taken a sacred vow never to disclose to others upon pain of death.

 

No, I'm really not going to tell you what they were.

 

No, I'm also not going to elaborate about the items that I did disclose; use your imaginations. You might come close to the reality of what we did.

 

Maybe.:devil:

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12 hours ago, TGP said:

Question for July 11th:

Cubicle Wars...have you ever battled neighboring cubes / resorted to glitter??

 

Despite what feels like a lifetime spent in a cubicle, I have no interesting stories.  Cubicle wars don't seem to be a thing in HK.

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8 hours ago, Dr.Bedlam said:


That's my reaction to being served "chili" that is not chili. Now, if I'd ordered Italian poutine, I wouldn't have had expectations. But when I order chili, I expect a thing to contain chili powder or actual chiles, and meat of some sort. Vegetarian chili is a thing in the same sense that tofurkey is... a thing that is not really a thing, but some people will fight to say that it is, like campaign promises. I don't demand beans. I will understand if there's no onions, or cheese. But meat and chiles/chili powder are not optional. They are the things that define the ^%#$& CHILI! Might as well invite me over for hamburgers and then serve cupcakes. Cat can have kittens in the oven, but that don't make 'em biscuits.

And yes, I am aware that a "biscuit" in England is a "cookie" in America. Cultural and language differences can be excused. But I flatly refuse to believe that Michigan's culture is sufficiently different from my own that chili doesn't need to have chili powder if you just use oregano.

 

Noting, of course, that American beef chili is a descendant of Mexican / Texan "chili con carne", so named to distinguish it from other chilis, some of which include no meat.

 

Would I pick Texas Red over a vegetarian chili? Yes, but that's hardly the point.

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13 hours ago, TGP said:

Question for July 11th:

Cubicle Wars...have you ever battled neighboring cubes / resorted to glitter??

 

Nobody's ever been able to stuff me into a little box so I've never had to get glittery.

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