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#241 mykevermin

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:15 PM

:lol:

I've got a bit of a drive to make later today up the NJ turnpike. If there's a taco bell and I have the time, I'll dig in as a matter of penance.

Who am I kidding, I'll probably hit up a Starbucks (like I said before, that's my empty calorie weakness).
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#242 UncleBob

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:44 PM

Thanks, Bob. It's nice to have a witness who saw it all. I'm just sorry that I missed all the deleted posts. How much of a stink was it really? Shame, tons of hilarity that I will never see......


The funny thing is that those two have had plenty of opportunity to set the record straight, yet have chosen not to. I don't know if it's because they're inherently dishonest, if they fear it'll make them look like hypocrites, if they just like the drama they cause or if it's some kind of combination of everything.
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#243 wiggyx

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:06 AM

Taxing the hell out of tobacco products really slowed sales. Oh wait, no it didn't.

I'm sure a soda tax would be equally effective. Good thinking, NY.

#244 detectiveconan16

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:31 AM

Just don't try taxing in a state where there are soda factories. The soda company will whine about jobs getting hurt, and will shutdown the factory anyway to prove a point.

Then again, Pepsi hasn't made anything in the city for over half a century.

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#245 mykevermin

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:47 AM

Jesus Christ, isn't there a sig limit on this site?
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#246 wiggyx

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:03 PM

Yup. I'm like 5 characters away from it :P

#247 dohdough

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 06:24 PM

http://dailycurrant....cal-restaurant/

Suck it Bloomberg!

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was denied a second slice of pizza today at an Italian eatery in Brooklyn.

The owners of Collegno's Pizzeria say they refused to serve him more than one piece to protest Bloomberg's proposed soda ban,which would limit the portions of soda sold in the city.

Bloomberg was having an informal working lunch with city comptroller John Liu at the time and was enraged by the embarrassing prohibition. The owners would not relent, however, and the pair were forced to decamp to another restaurant to finish their meal.

Witnesses say the situation unfolded when as the two were looking over budget documents, they realized they needed more food than originally ordered.

"Hey, could I get another pepperoni over here?" Bloomberg asked owner Antonio Benito.

"I'm sorry sir," he replied, "we can't do that. You've reached your personal slice limit."
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Mayor Bloomberg, not accustomed to being challenged, assumed that the owner was joking.

"OK, that's funny," he remarked, "because of the soda thing ... No come on. I'm not kidding. I haven't eaten all morning, just send over another pepperoni."

"I'm sorry sir. We're serious," Benito insisted. "We've decided that eating more than one piece isn't healthy for you, and so we're forbidding you from doing it."

"Look jackass," Bloomberg retorted, his anger boiling, "I fucking skipped breakfast this morning just so I could eat four slices of your pizza. Don't be a schmuck, just get back to the kitchen and bring out some fucking pizza, okay."

"I'm sorry sir, there's nothing I can do," the owner repeated. "Maybe you could go to several restaurants and get one slice at each. At least that way you're walking. You know, burning calories."

Witnesses say a fuming Bloomberg and a bemused Liu did indeed walk down the street to a rival pizzeria , ordered another slice and finished their meeting.

New York's so-called "soda ban" would have limited the size of sweetened beverages served in restaurants to 16 oz (0.5 liters). The plan, backed by Mayor Bloomberg, is currently being held up by a U.S. district court.

Bloomberg has been the mayor of New York City since 2002. Theretofore he was the CEO of Bloomberg LP, the world's leading financial data firm. His personal fortune is estimated at around $27 billion.


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#248 Spokker

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 06:27 PM

You didn't say it was fake so you have to wear the Internet dunce cap for an hour whether you knew it was fake or not.

#249 Clak

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 06:48 PM

:rofl: Almost thought that was the onion.

Edited by Clak, 03 May 2013 - 06:49 PM.
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#250 dohdough

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 06:56 PM

You didn't say it was fake so you have to wear the Internet dunce cap for an hour whether you knew it was fake or not.


Drudge Report picked it up so it must be real.
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#251 mykevermin

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 08:10 PM

Drudge Report posted this link?

Christ.
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#252 willardhaven

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 08:30 PM

I've never been to Daily Currant. Pretty funny stuff.

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