Tuesday, September 27, 2005

The first annual non-post post of the year, with Skittles!*

Hey, I've nothing to talk about, nothing written and nothing drawn. I'm a big gaping hole of absent creativity right now. Look! See? I gape. So, lacking anything worthwhile I figure I'll post the last round of comments I received and my replies to them. Sweet, huh? I just want you to be assured that your membership dues aren't being wasted, and that in spite of my silence I still care.

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Oh dear lord, a Waffle House?

You're doomed.
Derek | Homepage | 09.21.05 - 4:35 pm
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I know.

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And what is so wrong about people walking around shirtless, scratching their hairy bellies and drinking malt liquor? After 15+ years, my husband hasn't complained yet ...
happyfunball | Homepage | 09.21.05 - 4:45 pm
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To be honest, it just wasn't where I pictured myself as a child. I was so full of hopes, dreams and pop-rocks back then. Now they are all gone and the pop-rocks gave me a hairy belly. Alas.

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A "Check Into Cash" opened up near my apartment. 4 weeks later, Cleveland burned to the ground.


Run.
CtrlAltDelete | Homepage | 09.21.05 - 4:53 pm
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On my way into work a Check place's company vehicle passed me. It was a Hummer. A cleansing fire might not be a bad thing.

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Your belly's not hairy.

A Waffle House, huh? I'm telling people I live on the good side of Barnes! Heheh.
Heather | Homepage | 09.21.05 - 5:37 pm
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I do believe you stand corrected.

I don't know if that's the good side or not. Have you looked closely at that store on the corner? It's a local shop for local people! We'll have no trouble here!

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I don't think you can officially say that your neighborhood has gone down the tubes until they've built a drive-through Starbucks. Maybe that's actually gone up the tubes. It's so hard to tell with Starbucks.
The Retropolitan | Homepage | 09.21.05 - 6:20 pm
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Starbucks fears my neighborhood. There isn't one within stone throwing distance and that's outright unnatural. There IS a drive-through coffee place though, up on the corner, but they aren't Starbucks. I like your site by the way. If I ever get around to cleaning up my links I'll be adding you.

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I like Waffle House.... I miss them... There aren't any in Michigan, at least that I've been able to find.

And, I've never associated them with failing communities, just highway exits. The check cashing places are much worse... And I'm surrounded by them.

We also had a place where you could sell your blood plasma, but it closed.
mark | Homepage | 09.23.05 - 9:11 am
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That's nostalgia talking, Mark. If you ever find yourself near one, drop in and see if it's as good as you remember. There's one down the hill from my work that's nice and broken in.

I never said we were failing. Merely mutating into something horrible and dangerous, like a rat that has fallen into a barrel of toxic waste. Now I'll need to blend or be destroyed by the creatures that surround me.

At least the plasma place didn't reopen as a sperm bank, although that might reduce the amount of porn and condoms you find on your street.

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I looove Waffle Houses! You can mingle with the common people there.
Chicken Little | Homepage | 09.26.05 - 5:29 am
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I'm afraid I AM the common people and we aren't all that we're cracked up to be. Thanks for dropping by my site though. I'll return the favor.

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First the liquor store, now the Waffle House. Pretty soon, you'll be sporting a Dale Jr. trucker hat and postulatin' on the South's coming revolution.

Have fun with that.
AndyC | Homepage | 09.26.05 - 11:26 am
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Nooooooooooo! Four years in the military and a vanishing hairline haven't been able to get me to wear a hat with any degree of comfort. The only time I mention South is when giving direction. And kids, always remember to stretch thoroughly before postulating or you may rip something. Rip it most horribly.

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Mark is correct - no Waffle Houses in Michigan. And from what the guys in Kentucky told me (when I was there for work), that's a good thing. He called it Awful Waffle.
Kathleen | Homepage | 09.27.05 - 12:53 pm
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That sounds about right. I guess the problem is they pulled out of Michigan before they could ruin Mark's image of them. Thanks Waffle House. What happened to your motto of leaving no stomach unturned? You slackers.

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And that's it. Have a good week everyone. I'll post again if I think of something better than this.

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*Okay, not the first. More like the 40th. Sue me. As for the Skittles, I ate 'em. The hairy belly needed belly food.
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