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Where is the BEST sarcasm on chowhound?

demigodh Aug 30, 2013 07:01 AM

Sometimes it can be hard to find sarcasm on this board. Sometimes it is difficult to know if the OP is being sarcastic. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    foiegras Sep 4, 2013 07:29 PM

    I think the BEST sarcasm is the kind that doesn't leave anyone feeling bad.

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    1. re: foiegras
      c oliver Sep 4, 2013 07:49 PM

      I took one of those "corporate leadership" classes many years ago. One thing I remember is that subconscious doesn't understand sarcasm.

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      Steve Sep 4, 2013 05:02 AM

      The Recommend Button.

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        HillJ Sep 4, 2013 06:17 AM

        (Rec b) also home to some of the best irony money can buy.

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          c oliver Sep 4, 2013 06:48 PM

          Doing that more and more especially with the vulgarity part that bulavinaka references above.

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          INDIANRIVERFL Sep 3, 2013 10:11 AM

          Chowhound sarcasm: Any post that starts with "Where is the BEST...."

          And then all of the respondents.

          1. Gastronomos Sep 3, 2013 09:15 AM

            sardonic sarcasm cannot be pointed out. it has to be felt deep inside the knowing body. many here are 'above' such. it takes great intelligence to correctly spot it instantly. a cynical derision is usually deleted and the poster nastily reprimanded by the mods here who take no sides, right or wrong, in any post(s). pointing out that someones own post on a thread is not snarky shows lack of. comedic sarcasm is probably what most catch. it's sometimes funny. sarcastic irony may well be the most popular on these boards, as it rarely has ill intent.
            anyone can make things difficult. it takes a genius to make something easy.

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            1. re: Gastronomos
              Veggo Sep 3, 2013 09:18 AM

              Some of the best here may not be recognized and acknowledged for months. Eventually, someone does. Patience is a virtue, but posthumous recognition doesn't count for much.

              1. re: Veggo
                neilmcginnis Sep 3, 2013 09:24 AM

                This is supposed to be a forum for sharing information about food, not an excuse for you to practice your comedy routine : ) love you too

                1. re: neilmcginnis
                  MGZ Sep 3, 2013 09:59 AM

                  "This is supposed to be a forum for sharing information about food, not an excuse for you to practice your comedy routine."

                  I think it's important to the well being of the Site that those elements not be mutually exclusive.

                  It's fine to post something dull and exposing a lack of effort like: "After reading all of the reviews of the place, we tried hard to wait patiently for our food to arrive. When it did, I found the steak up to my standards and cooked to my liking."

                  It's much more fun to sometimes convey the same thoughts: "Having heard so many of my fellow 'hounds howlin' about the quality of the steaks at Ed's, we sat like retrievers at the edge of a pond waiting for a duck to fall in the water. Man, that ribeye was everything I could've hoped for - the slight funk of the dry age, the crisp of the char, the almost crimson interior. Last time I was that giddy, it involved the prom queen, a bottle of rum, and the backseat of a borrowed car."

                  1. re: MGZ
                    c oliver Sep 3, 2013 10:53 AM

                    You make a really good point. Seriously. If the humor and sarcasm is part of a post that actually is relevant to the topic, HURRAY!!!!! Makes it fun. If it's just a non sequitur to show how clever we can be, it takes up space. What does CH call it? Chatter?

                    1. re: c oliver
                      MGZ Sep 3, 2013 11:01 AM

                      Yeah, I remember when "chatty threads" were pretty much frowned upon. Things seem a bit looser now. For example, I'm not much of a participant in the COTM or WFD threads, as they sometimes make me feel as though I'm crashing a PTA wine mixer. Nevertheless, there is not only solid information there, there is also some well articulated, interesting means of conveying it. It's a different Site in some ways now, but I think that is more due to the development of the Web as a whole and the ever growing experiences each of us has, than anything else.

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                        c oliver Sep 3, 2013 11:08 AM

                        I'm cool with COTM since I usually show up a year later. There's loads of good info on WFD but 300-400 posts every few days leaves my head spinning :)

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                          Chatsworth Sep 11, 2013 07:58 AM

                          What's WFD?

                          1. re: Chatsworth
                            MGZ Sep 11, 2013 08:11 AM

                            "What's for Dinner" e.g. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9159...

                            1. re: MGZ
                              Chatsworth Sep 11, 2013 01:20 PM


                  2. re: Veggo
                    Servorg Sep 3, 2013 09:58 AM

                    "...posthumous recognition doesn't count for much."

                    My errs feel differently...

                    1. re: Servorg
                      Veggo Sep 3, 2013 10:03 AM

                      Just what I need. Phoning nieces and nephews on birthdays and holidays, and hearing "Oh, you are still alive?"

                      1. re: Veggo
                        Servorg Sep 3, 2013 10:09 AM

                        Better than hearing the alternative...

                        1. re: Servorg
                          chowser Sep 3, 2013 10:13 AM

                          "Oh, are you still dead?"

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                            Servorg Sep 3, 2013 10:14 AM

                            The rumors of my life have been greatly exaggerated...

                            1. re: Servorg
                              chowser Sep 3, 2013 10:22 AM

                              The CH zombie motto, there are those who eat to die and there are those who are dying to eat.

                              1. re: Servorg
                                Gastronomos Sep 4, 2013 07:17 PM

                                Sunlight splatters dawn with answers
                                Darkness shrugs and bids the day goodbye

                          2. re: Veggo
                            Gastronomos Sep 4, 2013 11:33 AM

                            I went to an 'event' last weekend featuring a "Live DJ".

                            I asked, "As opposed to what?"

                            The alternative sounded grim...

                        2. re: Veggo
                          Gastronomos Sep 4, 2013 11:29 AM

                          posthumous recognition doesn't count for much

                        3. re: Gastronomos
                          neilmcginnis Sep 3, 2013 09:19 AM

                          Was this supposed to be funny? lol jk

                          1. re: Gastronomos
                            neilmcginnis Sep 3, 2013 09:21 AM

                            A perfect example of making things complicated when it could have been simple is your entire statement here. lol : )
                            Unnecessarily verbose and complicated. No hard feelings

                          2. NonnieMuss Aug 31, 2013 01:58 PM

                            I don't look for sarcasm - it's better homemade, and much cheaper, better for you, and less processed.

                            Often it's in my head. I don't want to get banned for something I think is funny but comes across as a-holish.

                            1. hal2010 Aug 30, 2013 08:54 PM

                              If they had a "Foraging" board, we could post about where to find the finest, in-season, artisnal sarcasm.

                              1. jrvedivici Aug 30, 2013 06:54 PM

                                Who left the liquor cabinet unlocked at Chow central?

                                I can't wait for the day I can tell my grandchildren " I remember the day Chow was fun. Literally the day, yes, just one day"

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                                  zippypinhead Aug 30, 2013 04:15 PM

                                  As a friend of mine would say,
                                  "Ah yes, SARC.... my second favorite -asm..."

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                                  1. re: zippypinhead
                                    melpy Aug 31, 2013 04:07 AM

                                    If you have enough org no need to be sarc.

                                    Fully expecting to be deleted.

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                                      porker Aug 31, 2013 06:16 AM

                                      Sometimes, usually after an argument, Mrs. Porker has a sarc org.

                                      1. re: porker
                                        Bkeats Aug 31, 2013 08:36 AM

                                        Ah, make up sarc-asm. The best kind.

                                  2. Dave MP Aug 30, 2013 03:41 PM

                                    Just a quick reminder that it's Labor Day weekend, and our offices will be closed on Monday. We'll be back Tuesday.

                                    I will be backpacking all weekend. I'm really going to miss Site Talk while I'm gone.

                                    Hope everyone has a great holiday, with lots of good food and fun.

                                    Dave MP

                                    P.S. Only 1/6 of the sentences in this post are sarcastic.

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                                    1. re: Dave MP
                                      James Cristinian Aug 30, 2013 03:58 PM

                                      Hear that hounds, free for all Monday, deleted Tuesday.

                                      1. re: James Cristinian
                                        Dave MP Aug 30, 2013 03:59 PM

                                        The rest of the Chowhound team will not be camping with me :)

                                        1. re: Dave MP
                                          Veggo Aug 30, 2013 04:11 PM

                                          You mean...groan... we don't get to take over the asylum?

                                          1. re: Veggo
                                            The Chowhound Team Aug 30, 2013 04:15 PM

                                            On the contrary, it means we don't have the bigwigs looking over our shoulders. *evil cackle* *strapping on jackboots*

                                            1. re: The Chowhound Team
                                              James Cristinian Aug 30, 2013 04:28 PM

                                              Wow, you people do have a sense of humor! Are you actually real human beans?

                                              1. re: James Cristinian
                                                The Chowhound Team Aug 30, 2013 04:40 PM

                                                Does not compute. Reparsing.....

                                            2. re: Veggo
                                              jrvedivici Aug 30, 2013 06:53 PM

                                              Attica!! Attica!! Attica!!

                                      2. Gio Aug 30, 2013 02:10 PM

                                        Sarcasm? I have no idea what you're talking about. I spend most of my time on the Home Cooking board. Not too many chances to be sarcastic there. Well, we do have the community drinking couch but that's only during the COTM polls. No telling what we'll say then.

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                                        1. re: Gio
                                          c oliver Aug 30, 2013 02:39 PM

                                          I find HC the most civilized of all and the subset of COTM the very best.

                                          1. re: Gio
                                            Veggo Aug 30, 2013 02:43 PM

                                            Gio, check between the cushions of the drinking couch for spilled pocket change. It adds up.

                                            1. re: Veggo
                                              Gio Aug 31, 2013 05:17 AM

                                              Will do Veggo. Thanks for the tip. Perhaps we can collect enough loose change to bail out the folks the morality police put in the slammer. Or buy a bigger bottle of gin. Whatever the group votes for.

                                              1. re: Gio
                                                sunshine842 Aug 31, 2013 06:00 AM

                                                it's not looking good for the folks in the slammer.

                                                1. re: Gio
                                                  MelMM Sep 3, 2013 09:22 AM

                                                  If you find a c-note in the couch cushions, it's mine.

                                                  1. re: MelMM
                                                    Gio Sep 3, 2013 09:34 AM

                                                    Of course it is.

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                                              sushiman Aug 30, 2013 01:47 PM

                                              Is facetiousness allowed?

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                                              1. re: sushiman
                                                neilmcginnis Aug 30, 2013 01:52 PM

                                                i refuse to google that word so i have no idea what you are talking about

                                                1. re: neilmcginnis
                                                  Veggo Aug 30, 2013 01:55 PM

                                                  It means you spend half your life on Facebook.

                                                  1. re: Veggo
                                                    neilmcginnis Aug 30, 2013 02:01 PM

                                                    lol. I am a Google+ man myself... although I may be the only one.

                                                    1. re: Veggo
                                                      Gio Aug 30, 2013 02:04 PM

                                                      Good form, Veggo.

                                                2. c oliver Aug 30, 2013 12:14 PM

                                                  I'd say anything to do with knives, pizza stones, coffee, cookware, induction, chains, processed foods, wine, food safety, best dim sum in SF. Many more places to look for it.

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                                                  1. re: c oliver
                                                    NonnieMuss Aug 31, 2013 02:00 PM

                                                    What about discussions on tipping, HFCS, gluten, processed foods, "authentic" cooking and the like? You don't seem to be looking hard enough. It's a big world, filled with rich and beautiful sarcasm if you take the time to stop and smell it.

                                                    1. re: NonnieMuss
                                                      James Cristinian Aug 31, 2013 03:04 PM

                                                      Not About Food 101 is a great starter for the newbie wanna be sarcastic hound.

                                                      1. re: James Cristinian
                                                        c oliver Sep 3, 2013 09:52 AM

                                                        I seriously think no one should be allowed to have their first CH post be on NAF. And when I see it, I'm warned off that person.

                                                      2. re: NonnieMuss
                                                        c oliver Sep 3, 2013 09:51 AM

                                                        And shall I mention children in restaurants. And photo taking.

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                                                      jarona Aug 30, 2013 11:39 AM

                                                      I've had a few sarcastic replies deleted:)

                                                      1. The Chowhound Team Aug 30, 2013 10:27 AM

                                                        We're happy to see this thread!

                                                        We'd appreciate it if people would point out examples of sarcasm, since they're often not appropriate for our friendly, helpful site, and we'd be delighted to remove them.


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                                                        1. re: The Chowhound Team
                                                          jrvedivici Aug 30, 2013 11:38 AM

                                                          I think I saw some behind the couch if you want to look there.

                                                          1. re: The Chowhound Team
                                                            virtualguthrie Aug 30, 2013 11:55 AM

                                                            I had some delicious sarcasm the other night, it's getting harder and harder to find good sarcasm so it was a nice surprise.

                                                            1. re: virtualguthrie
                                                              Bkeats Aug 30, 2013 12:15 PM

                                                              Well if you're used to only having locally sourced sarcasm, perhaps you might be interested in some imported sarcasm. Might not be the most environmentally friendly, but its available year round.

                                                              1. re: Bkeats
                                                                KrumTx Aug 30, 2013 02:10 PM

                                                                This is as fun to read as the banana board. Now if we can just get a sarcasm + tipping question, it'll be better than good.

                                                                1. re: KrumTx
                                                                  Servorg Aug 30, 2013 08:37 PM

                                                                  "Now if we can just get a sarcasm + tipping question..."

                                                                  I wonder if that's why the cows seem to lose their sense of sarcasm when they get leaning someplace around 45% off of their center of gravity?

                                                                2. re: Bkeats
                                                                  chowser Aug 30, 2013 04:02 PM

                                                                  Once you've had local, seasonal sarcasm, you'll never go back to imported again. It's delivered underripe and leaves much to be desired. It is almost palatable if put on the banana board in a brown paper bag. When it develops organically, it's priceless.

                                                                  1. re: Bkeats
                                                                    bulavinaka Sep 3, 2013 10:25 PM

                                                                    There is no good imported sarcasm. A culture has to be really mean and very vulgar to excel at sarcasm. There are cultures that are downright mean, and there are cultures that are disgustingly vulgar, but no other culture in this world carries both on either hip so well like us Americans. Buy local.

                                                                    1. re: bulavinaka
                                                                      KaimukiMan Sep 4, 2013 10:52 AM

                                                                      I'm sorry, but as a native born 'merican, I have to admit that the Brit's have it all over us on sarcasm. The problem is their sarcasm is so good, so dry, so biting, that it often goes unrecognized for what it is by those of us on this side of the pond. Just read any of the threads posted by the few Brit's brave enough to venture here.

                                                                      1. re: KaimukiMan
                                                                        Servorg Sep 4, 2013 11:03 AM

                                                                        See "The Life of Brian" and/or "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" as excellent examples of British humor. Maybe not "so dry" but definitely "biting" (in the case of the Black Knight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKhEw7... ).

                                                                        1. re: Servorg
                                                                          linguafood Sep 4, 2013 11:36 AM

                                                                          Or Benny Hill.

                                                                          1. re: Servorg
                                                                            Gio Sep 4, 2013 11:50 AM

                                                                            Graham Norton
                                                                            The Two Ronnies

                                                                            1. re: Gio
                                                                              porker Sep 4, 2013 11:52 AM

                                                                              Prince Charles

                                                                              1. re: porker
                                                                                Gio Sep 4, 2013 11:53 AM

                                                                                Funny. Oops, I meant to say, "How droll."

                                                                                1. re: Gio
                                                                                  porker Sep 4, 2013 11:55 AM

                                                                                  I was trying to be sarcastic (sigh)

                                                                                  1. re: porker
                                                                                    Gio Sep 4, 2013 12:00 PM

                                                                                    It's there. It's just subtle.

                                                                          2. re: KaimukiMan
                                                                            HillJ Sep 4, 2013 11:14 AM

                                                                            spot on, K-Man. so true.

                                                                            1. re: KaimukiMan
                                                                              bulavinaka Sep 4, 2013 11:58 AM

                                                                              But ain't England still one of our colonies?

                                                                              1. re: KaimukiMan
                                                                                pikawicca Sep 4, 2013 07:14 PM

                                                                                So true. When I arrived in England at the tender age of 17, it took me a good year to figure out the prevailing sense of humor. It's wicked, and I think many Americans never get it; my parents certainly didn't.

                                                                                1. re: KaimukiMan
                                                                                  jrvedivici Sep 5, 2013 06:08 AM

                                                                                  Many historians believe the entire Boston Tea Party was just an attempt of us "Yanks" to imitate their humor. Throw the tea into the sea! "No taxation without representation!"

                                                                                  Right? That had to be a joke on our behalf?

                                                                                  1. re: jrvedivici
                                                                                    Gio Sep 5, 2013 06:38 AM

                                                                                    Your idea of a joke is vastly different than mine. Apparently.

                                                                                    1. re: Gio
                                                                                      jrvedivici Sep 5, 2013 06:41 AM

                                                                                      That was more an attempt at sarcasm.

                                                                                    2. re: jrvedivici
                                                                                      MGZ Sep 7, 2013 07:48 AM

                                                                                      And, here, as a history student, well versed in the details of the American Revolution, I always thought that the ultimate, reflective use of that dry, British sense of sarcastic humor, was when we let them keep Canada.

                                                                                      1. re: MGZ
                                                                                        Veggo Sep 7, 2013 01:20 PM

                                                                                        Yes. If North America were a grocery store, we gave the whole frozen food section back to the Brits.

                                                                                        1. re: MGZ
                                                                                          sunshine842 Sep 7, 2013 05:57 PM

                                                                                          well, we drank Canada Dry....what else were we going to do with it?

                                                                                          1. re: MGZ
                                                                                            James Cristinian Sep 8, 2013 09:40 AM

                                                                                            MGZ, that is the funniest thing I've read on Chowhound. America Junior.

                                                                                      2. re: bulavinaka
                                                                                        c oliver Sep 4, 2013 06:46 PM

                                                                                        I think you hit the nail on the head with the vulgarity aspect.

                                                                                  2. re: The Chowhound Team
                                                                                    Veggo Aug 30, 2013 01:44 PM

                                                                                    I'm in lockstep with your sage advice, as I have warned fellow hounds a million times not to exaggerate or be sarcastic.

                                                                                  3. c oliver Aug 30, 2013 09:59 AM

                                                                                    I think it can be a short trip from humor to sarcasm. I work on a daily basis to stay nice and on topic. Not always successful but I try. I believe staying completely on topic will do away with most of the sarcasm. And when threads start down the humor/sarcasm road they all too often become subthreads that hijack the OP and cause people to stop reading. Just my opinion, of course.

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                                                                                      neilmcginnis Aug 30, 2013 11:55 AM

                                                                                      you just had to interject some common sense into the ridiculous discussion. Chowhound team please remove this entire thread because it's giving license to these people trying to be funny and nobody is : )

                                                                                    2. jrvedivici Aug 30, 2013 08:06 AM

                                                                                      The BEST of sarcasm on chowhound is in my email box, once the mods remove my posts and send me this email;

                                                                                      "Sorry, but we've removed this post. It doesn't really have anything to do with food or dining out, and we don't see general discussion of the subject as on topic for Chowhound, or likely to go well here."


                                                                                      "Please don't make posts like this on Chowhound. It's off topic and likely to lead to arguments."

                                                                                      It is apparent, Chow is not sarcasm friendly, and NO I'm not being sarcastic!

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                                                                                      1. re: jrvedivici
                                                                                        Bkeats Aug 30, 2013 08:13 AM

                                                                                        Agree 100%. Anytime I make a comment that could be viewed as just mildly sarcastic, it's removed and I get than dunning scolding email. Some of my comments have been particularly witty IMO, and they get deleted. My favorite deleted post was on a board that asked about menu misspelling and had the reference to "Vagina Ham."

                                                                                        1. re: Bkeats
                                                                                          neilmcginnis Aug 30, 2013 08:20 AM

                                                                                          I'm glad they are sparing me from your comedy routines : ) lol

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                                                                                            porker Aug 31, 2013 06:06 AM

                                                                                            I don't see ANY misspelling in your post. Perhaps minor problems with syntax, but no misspelling

                                                                                          2. re: jrvedivici
                                                                                            MGZ Aug 30, 2013 10:38 AM

                                                                                            If you're gettin' deleted you're not doin' it right. The key to sarcasm here is subtlety and/or availing oneself of the obtuse. Pure sport to slide those past the Mods. Oh, and don't forget to throw in some reference to food, i.e., "And, If I recall correctly, the quality of service was on par with the quality of the scallops my wife refused to eat - though it did improve once the restaurant was shuttered."

                                                                                            1. re: MGZ
                                                                                              jrvedivici Aug 30, 2013 11:31 AM

                                                                                              I think it goes without saying, I ain't doing it right. I don't do much right. I know my role here, I'm the Costello to your Abbot, Lewis to your Martin, Larry and Curly to your Moe. I walk into the door labeled pull, trying to push it open, while you're siting at the bar, watching, and giving colorful commentary to all the pretty ladies.

                                                                                              1. re: jrvedivici
                                                                                                MGZ Aug 30, 2013 11:36 AM

                                                                                                It's true, someone has to be the Ferris.

                                                                                                1. re: MGZ
                                                                                                  neilmcginnis Aug 30, 2013 11:51 AM

                                                                                                  OMG you people are ancient : )
                                                                                                  Abbot and costello? Is this a retirement community?

                                                                                                  1. re: neilmcginnis
                                                                                                    jrvedivici Aug 30, 2013 12:04 PM

                                                                                                    Hey now! Go ahead smarty pants and tell me another comedy team from with in the last 20-30 years.

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                                                                                                      neilmcginnis Aug 30, 2013 12:39 PM

                                                                                                      lol. Now that you mention it I think the "comedy team" concept itself is now extinct.

                                                                                                      1. re: jrvedivici
                                                                                                        mcf Aug 31, 2013 09:06 AM

                                                                                                        Poehler and Fey. :-)

                                                                                                        1. re: jrvedivici
                                                                                                          bulavinaka Sep 3, 2013 10:19 PM

                                                                                                          Samberg and Timberlake!

                                                                                                          1. re: jrvedivici
                                                                                                            Jenny Ondioline Sep 10, 2013 09:56 AM

                                                                                                            While I realize this is a largely rhetorical question, how about:

                                                                                                            Key and Peele
                                                                                                            Garfunkel and Oates
                                                                                                            The Lonely Island
                                                                                                            The Sklar Brothers

                                                                                                            plus a few hundred others you can find on YouTube, Funny or Die and other places.

                                                                                                          2. re: neilmcginnis
                                                                                                            MGZ Aug 30, 2013 04:43 PM

                                                                                                            Careful, or he'll start talkin' Laurel and Hardy and I'll relate the story of how we used to make "helmut bread" in the trenches at Verdun.

                                                                                                            1. re: MGZ
                                                                                                              jrvedivici Aug 30, 2013 06:57 PM

                                                                                                              Speechless! Lmao A true example of why I'm Costello to your Abbot.

                                                                                                              1. re: jrvedivici
                                                                                                                MGZ Aug 31, 2013 03:03 AM

                                                                                                                Well it's not often I get to use the "Western Front" material, so when I saw my chance. . . .

                                                                                                                Honestly, though, I'm a bit disappointed that no one appreciated the anachronism I worked into it. I mean, America didn't join the war until well after the Battle of Verdun. Thus, there would have been no "doughboys" making bread, and everyone knows you can't make a decent baguette under fire.

                                                                                                                I'm glad I maid someone laugh, but I'm afraid the pedants rally let me down this time. It is a good lesson in subtlety and nonsense though . . . .

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                                                                                                                  jrvedivici Aug 31, 2013 08:01 AM

                                                                                                                  Don't feel let down, it's holiday weekend everyone is drunk. They will get it on Tuesday.

                                                                                                  2. ttoommyy Aug 30, 2013 07:27 AM

                                                                                                    What's sarcasm?

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                                                                                                      neilmcginnis Aug 30, 2013 07:25 AM

                                                                                                      By the way.. This is REALLY a GREAT post. Thanks *sarcasm awareness*

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                                                                                                        neilmcginnis Aug 30, 2013 07:19 AM

                                                                                                        The morality police will put you in the slammer.
                                                                                                        I, surprisingly, actually like the results of their policing because let's face it we will get in the argument with the drop of a hat, in fact we have to make a point to be nice just to avoid "violent" disagreements. lol
                                                                                                        In the same comment that you are being sarcastic make sure to include a compliment on how well the mods are doing their job and they will let it slide : )

                                                                                                        1. Veggo Aug 30, 2013 07:10 AM

                                                                                                          Not much sarcasm on the DFW board, but the wine board and the San Diego board are loaded with it. A while ago there was a California transplant in DFW who had a real attitude, and I think we made him limp back to CA.

                                                                                                          1. twinwillow Aug 30, 2013 07:07 AM

                                                                                                            I don't think the Chowhound mods allow sarcasm.

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                                                                                                            1. re: twinwillow
                                                                                                              The Chowhound Team Aug 30, 2013 04:42 PM

                                                                                                              You're right there. We've been discussing a change here in the back room that would not allow anyone to post at all. It sure would make our lives easier.

                                                                                                              1. re: The Chowhound Team
                                                                                                                c oliver Aug 30, 2013 04:47 PM

                                                                                                                We discussed something similar at a library where I worked. To not allow the books to be taken off the shelves.

                                                                                                                1. re: The Chowhound Team
                                                                                                                  hal2010 Aug 30, 2013 07:24 PM

                                                                                                                  I used to work retail and we always thought the store would run so much more efficiently without damn customers messing everything up!

                                                                                                                  1. re: The Chowhound Team
                                                                                                                    sandylc Sep 3, 2013 10:28 AM

                                                                                                                    I've always thought that most businesses could run more smoothly without any pesky customers!

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