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For those of you who recall the discussion around how long you can stay at your reserved table for a meal:

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freia Nov 30, 2011 06:34 PM

LMAO! This says it ALL!
:)
(I know, its that pesky sense of humor again...trying to rein it in, yo)

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  1. tcamp RE: freia Dec 1, 2011 07:31 AM

    Gotta appreciate the clarity of their message.

    1. gingershelley RE: freia Dec 1, 2011 08:43 AM

      Bravo! Very funny!

      1. Veggo RE: freia Dec 1, 2011 09:02 AM

        Very amusing. One can only speculate as to how many lingering freeloaders the owner has suffered through that prompted it!

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          freia RE: Veggo Dec 1, 2011 10:45 AM

          and how many of THEM brought their own Costco sheet cakes LOLOLOL
          :)

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            huiray RE: Veggo Dec 4, 2011 09:36 AM

            It is amusing. Wow, if the sign is real, he must have had *quite* a number of freeloaders - or one **particularly** egregious bottomless-pit person gorging him/herself one day!

          2. twyst RE: freia Dec 1, 2011 10:53 AM

            Pretty sure its photoshopped

            heres the stand up routine the quote is from
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tdwuiy...

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              small h RE: twyst Dec 1, 2011 05:00 PM

              That was my thought as well. Plus, my racism detector went off immediately.

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                huiray RE: twyst Dec 4, 2011 08:58 AM

                Some folks there posted that John Pinette's skit was in turn ripped off Louie Armstrong's original story & routine, almost word for word in parts.

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                  BobB RE: huiray Dec 7, 2011 02:18 PM

                  Just to be clear - that's Louis Anderson, another comic of serious girth, not Louis Armstrong, jazz legend.

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                freia RE: freia Dec 1, 2011 07:28 PM

                I have no idea if it is photoshopped or not. A friend of mine who lives in Singapore posted this on FB and I thought it was kind of funny. The "racist" thing didn't even occur to me, maybe because I saw the humor as it applied to sitting for 4 hours, nothing else, specific to the thread.
                Sigh...
                I guess its hard to post things these days, huh., without raising some sort of flag...must be a cultural thing?.

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                  Veggo RE: freia Dec 1, 2011 07:43 PM

                  Whether photoshopped or not, it's funny. "Racist" is way too strong a term to attach to it. It is curious how some ameliorating, cross-cultural comments only work when delivered by an outsider. Don't over cook it.

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                    freia RE: Veggo Dec 1, 2011 07:51 PM

                    Thanks, Veggo, it really was just meant as a funny, no different from when you see photos of products with poorly translated english on them.
                    :)

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                      Veggo RE: freia Dec 1, 2011 07:59 PM

                      Everything that helps homogenize our species is a good thing, and humor is on the cutting edge. I'm all in, as you are. Buen provecho!

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                    chowser RE: freia Dec 2, 2011 04:06 PM

                    Maybe the owners/workers there heard the routine, thought it was funny and used it.

                    I'm not getting the cultural reference on raising some sort of flag.

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                      waldrons RE: chowser Dec 3, 2011 07:19 PM

                      I think it's the "sing-song" Chinese "dialect" that could raise some sensitivities, not the content.

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                        chowser RE: waldrons Dec 4, 2011 07:15 AM

                        I can see how it can be offensive. I don't see why it would be a cultural thing to be offended, as freia seemed to imply.

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                          huiray RE: waldrons Dec 4, 2011 09:00 AM

                          You mean like that basketball player - what's his name - oh yes, Shaquille O'Neal - who made these Ching Chong sounds in some California interview some years back, IIRC, about Yao Ming (player from China)? ;-) :-P
                          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ching_ch...

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