Krevlornswath of the Deathwok clan, that's me. "Very superstitious ..."
That is pretty sad. And disgusting. Of the food stamping customers at Wal Mart. Snob as I am, I find the Wal Mart parking lot (& the store it fronts) to be sad and disgusting pretty much every time I visit.
.., Stormcrow, and maybe he really did like this one. I'm not sure what the propaganda point here would be. That pirates exist? The world is a scary place? I don't know.
But, maybe I'm wrong. I really have no evidence one way or the other that Devin is either honest or he's blindly promoting films for money.
But somehow I doubt he's really getting paid off to gush over crappy movies. There are plenty that he seems to think are fairly crap, and he doesn't hesitate to share his lack of enthusiasm.
I guess I'm just going on my general sense and instinct that he's an honest critic until I have evidence otherwise.
Just because Tom Hanks is a popular big name actor with a big draw doesn't necessarily mean that anything or everything he does is a propaganda shill.
I happen to agree the the disposal of Bin Laden's, and perhaps some aspects of that whole operation, and the aftermath, were probably not handled in the best way, or maybe not a good way at all. But that's a different topic altogether.
How do/did people rip off Walmart with EBT cards?
I just don't know if you were referring to something that actually happened or happens, or just generally equating people who use food stamps as criminals ...
In the latter case, it would seem that government / taxpayers would be the victim, not Wal Mart.
Personal disclosure: I'm a bigger fan of food stamps than Wal Mart, but I'm not looking to argue a point, just curious what you mean.
Who says there's no vegetarian options? Intrigued by the sign, I went in there early summer 2012, and though the menu was intimidatingly meaty, they were happy to make me some bean tacos ... which were quite tasty, if a bit plain; but couldn't complain for the price.
Hours later, after I left and had gone home, I realized that I was missing my brand new second hand iphone 4 ... horrified, I retraced all my steps ... can't remember if they were still open or I had to come back the next day, but they remembered me and were holding my phone behind the counter for me ... I'll always remember them fondly.
Still haven't tried their Chinese, but gotta love that sign.
all those other joints with better quality food? Perhaps the relatively low prices and relatively large portion sizes have something to do with it as well?
I agree on the food quality.
Or maybe Jerry's right, maybe it's all about the drinks ... or at least a factor.
It does show that while it sometimes seems that Alibi BoB polls skew towards University / Downtown Area businesses (and/or readers), it doesn't always.
Just seems hypocritical, is all. Our compassion extends to some species, and not to others.
For the record, I'm against any slaughterhouses, and so I guess preventing slaughter of any species is better than not ... but it does seem silly that there is such a double standard.
It doesn't seem like the bolt is very humane, in any case ... why not use tranquilizers? Well perhaps they'd contaminate the meat. One more strike against institutionalized killing of animals ... of any species, I'd say.
I wish we could get such a backlash against the horrible conditions in factory farms, slaughterhouses, and meatpacking operations of all animal species ... people wanting to eat meat could kill the animals themselves, be responsible for taking the life instead of removing it so far from our collective consciousness.
Glad to hear they have the veg option. But with some Tofurky sausages, they could do the whole menu with some veg options.
That said, even as a vegetarian, you got my culinary interest piqued. Quality french fries can be hard to find.
could stand to have much better quality ingredients and manufacturing processes. I'm pretty choosy about the stuff I actually buy. Still, as someone who doesn't enjoy dead animal parts in the best of circumstances, I'd accept any reasonable vegetable-rendered facsimile that's at least somewhat tasty and fit for human consumption at a public event over nothing else available. :)
sounds cool, i might come down check it out. will there be vegetarian hot dogs or anything for us herbivores besides candy & ice cream? :)
Thanks for the editorial, Gene ... but is there any information on why there is such a high rate of pedestrian-involved accidents?
If I were to venture a guess, it's probably due to lack of knowledge of how to properly use a roundabout, both on the part of drivers and pedestrians.
When the roundabout on 8th and Central was first put in, I confess I was clueless. I was working downtown at the time and had to cross it at least twice a day. At first I was thinking, "wow--this is crazy. What's up with this thing?" But then I got online and did some research on roundabouts, and soon I was sold.
They increase traffic flow by allowing a large amount of traffic to pass through without having to stop. It's much more efficient to only have to slow down to pass through, and not to stop, as during most times of the day, no one is driving through the other way. No need for a light telling one direction or the other to stop half the time when it's not necessary. Even when there is traffic coming from both ways, simply waiting until there's an opening provides an optimum traffic flow where people travelling either way hardly ever have to come to a full stop.
The key is in knowing how to navigate it. If there's no one crossing directly in front of you, there's no need to stop. Simply slow down enough to navigate the curve and drive on through. No need to wait until the roundabout is completely clear; as long as you have enough room to get in without obstructing someone else, you're fine.
Pedestrians--this is the key: don't try to cross to the middle island! Unfortunately this is not obvious to the novice. Only cross at the "spokes" coming out of the roundabout! Technically, cars are supposed to yield to pedestrians, but pedestrians should only be in the crosswalks on the spokes! If the traffic load warrants it, on-demand crossing signals can be installed ("push button for walk signal").
With a little education and practice, you soon see that these intersections work far better than stop signs or traffic lights for many, many intersections, if not all with some slight modification.
So sorry to hear that some child was struck hard and flew to their injury or possible death; but the intersection design is not at fault. Modern roundabouts (as opposed to the older "traffic circles", which are a different beast) were pioneered and proven and are used heavily in England and Europe to the great benefit of traffic flow, gas usage, and emissions.
Perhaps what we need is some better signage on the roundabouts informing drivers of how to proceed -- such as "Pedestrians: Do not cross to middle island!" or "Cross at crosswalks only" or "Cross here!"; and for drivers, "Yield to pedestrians in crosswalk" and "Stop only for traffic that would prevent a safe crossing" (hard to find a good concise way to say that; but letting them know they only need to stop for cars already in the roundabout that are actually close enough to be in their way).
A good starting point for further reading: