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October 26th, 2012
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  1. Craig

    I am an independent producer that just finished a cooking series that is now airing for free on Hulu. It's a docu-style series all about Family, Food, Culture & History. I'm doing my best to spread the word and it's ALOT of work so I thought if anyone reads this they might wanna watch the show. I made 13 episodes Thanks!

    November 8, 2012 at 8:28 am |
  2. MicheleG™


    October 28, 2012 at 5:43 pm |
    • RichardHead

      1 Hunnert and 1-The number of BAD words I was yelling at Tony Romo...SIGH.

      October 28, 2012 at 8:32 pm |
  3. Truth™

    Ok folks, I am outta here. May check in over the weekend, so stay safe all!

    October 26, 2012 at 5:53 pm |
  4. M T Nest

    Lol! Have a great w/e everyone!

    October 26, 2012 at 5:49 pm |
  5. Sir Biddle

    Enjoy the weekend kids!

    October 26, 2012 at 3:45 pm |
  6. ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™

    Oooh, oooh, my beer koozies came in today! i heart eatocracy beer koozies are coming...

    October 26, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
    • MicheleG™

      what's a "koozie?"

      October 26, 2012 at 5:17 pm |
      • MicheleG™

        Those styrofoam thing that keep cans cold.

        (not sure how I knew that, I just did...)

        October 26, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
        • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™

          ding ding ding, we have a winner!

          October 26, 2012 at 5:28 pm |
      • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™


        October 26, 2012 at 5:26 pm |
  7. Breaking News!™

    This just in, Dallas QB Tony Romo was cited by police for creating a disturbance at a local Victoria's Secret store when he exceeded his charge limit, and was unable to buy br@s, frilly p@nties, and a darling nightie for the locker room. Upon his card being declined, he lay on the floor and wept, crying that he needed a hug from Troy Aikman.

    You may now return to your normally scheduled Eatocracy.

    October 26, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  8. Sir Biddle

    In case you haven't left for the day WIT, this one goes out to you:

    October 26, 2012 at 2:39 pm |
    • The Witty One@Sir B

      HA! I was stuck in meetings :(

      October 26, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
  9. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    Just realized the chick in the picture has more gums than teeth.

    Good for him.

    October 26, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
    • Sir Biddle

      The gum to teeth ratio is waaaaayyyyy off.

      October 26, 2012 at 2:18 pm |
  10. Mary Shannon

    This storm will either wind up being huge or nothing. Everyone is getting crazed, even work sent out an email advising everyone to update their emergency contacts (points to Truth) and giving out survival tips. Yikes.

    October 26, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
    • Truth™@Mary

      Stay safe, and watch those downed power lines. Best to you and the young'uns. Best do a grocery run before the festivities begin.

      October 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
      • RichardHead@Mary

        I must concur with My Brother.......Football helmet on,Pads,face paint and a New Yawk attitude. It'll be Azzholes and elbows at WallyWorld. Treats for the Furries,Please.

        October 26, 2012 at 1:40 pm |
        • RichardHead

          I be Happy.....Just got moderated for the first time in a long time......Just like old Times. HA !!

          October 26, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
      • Mary Shannon

        Thanks to both Alee and Truth. At least if the electricity goes out I have 4 library books left to read, and whatever's on the Kindle...note to self, charge the Kindle.

        October 26, 2012 at 1:53 pm |
    • AleeD®@MaryS

      Bring in everything from outside that isn't planted in the ground or mounted securely to something. Fingers crossed & positive thoughts.

      October 26, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
    • The Furries@Mary

      Mom...We gotz to go REAL Bad. Did you buy treats?

      October 26, 2012 at 2:14 pm |
      • Mary Shannon

        Two boxes of treats – check. 15 or so lbs of furry food – check. Two furries snoozing to make sure they're all caught up on sleep for the storm – check. Towels to dry them after going outside and getting drenched – check. I think the furries are all set.

        October 26, 2012 at 2:29 pm |
  11. Truth™

    Today marks a significant anniversary of one of the greatest moments in sports. JDizz will appreciate this:

    October 26, 2012 at 1:03 pm |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

      WORD. I saw 1986 World Series and immediately thought of the Mets.

      The 2000 Subway Series is a forgettable one. D@mn Yankees.

      October 26, 2012 at 1:12 pm |
  12. Truth™

    Good morning all!
    Getting a late start today, as I was hit with my USDA requirement of tomfoolery when I got the the office this morning.

    How is everyone doing today?

    October 26, 2012 at 11:38 am |
    • RichardHead@Truth

      Well,It's about time......NOW the Gang is all here..except for Queenie-SIGH. The snow slowed you down right? :))

      October 26, 2012 at 11:47 am |
      • MicheleG™

        Roll call.....Here!

        October 26, 2012 at 11:49 am |
        • RichardHead@MG

          Hey You......How's things on the left coast? Soooo,I guess your a Grandma now?

          October 26, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
    • The Witty One@Truth

      What's going on! How's life in the MHC?

      October 26, 2012 at 11:53 am |
      • Truth™@All

        My day started with a roofing contractor, a overloaded truck and a garage with an eight foot clearance. Good times!

        October 26, 2012 at 12:08 pm |
        • RichardHead@Truth

          On the Bright side-You now have an open ended trailer--it'll fit under the beams. Stooopid Truck Drivers.

          October 26, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
    • Mary Shannon

      We missed you, can you tell its been a crazy fun morning around here? I hope your garage is ok.

      October 26, 2012 at 1:14 pm |
  13. ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™

    And for my weekend project...trying to replicate this from many years ago. :)

    October 26, 2012 at 11:36 am |
    • Truth™

      That's pretty ambitious there, Lady...Enjoy!

      October 26, 2012 at 11:40 am |
    • Sir Biddle@JBJ

      I am SO looking forward to a project like that in a few years when the Little Biddles get older.

      October 26, 2012 at 12:06 pm |
      • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@SirB

        Start them out slow...I put together small gingerbread houses for the grandkids at Christmas, then let them go crazy decorating them! The little ones have a great time, and the older ones get creative and put toghether some nice ones! It's the memories they will cherish... :)

        October 26, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
        • AleeD®

          That is a most awesome food sculpture, Mi'lady! Did it taste good, too? ;)

          October 26, 2012 at 1:21 pm |
        • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@AleeD

          Thanks. I don't know if it tasted good or not, by the time I finish making something like this I have no interest in eating it...chocolate graham cracker walls, and rock hard icing to hold it together, sounds like a trip to the dentist I don't need. Will bring it in next week for the crew here and if they want to partake, OK by me!

          October 26, 2012 at 3:40 pm |
      • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫ @ Sir Biddle

        How about this project? :

        October 26, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
        • Sir Biddle@Jdizz

          IT blocked this, dare I ask?

          October 26, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
        • Jerv@Jdizz

          God damn you! You Rick Rolled me again!

          October 26, 2012 at 1:09 pm |
        • RichardHead@Jerv

          Hahahahahaha-That's why we Love having you around here Lil' Buddy. Take care and have a Great Weekend.

          October 26, 2012 at 1:17 pm |
        • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫ @ Biddle, Jerv

          Aww, darn. Got one, though!

          Yeeeeaaahhh, BUDDY!

          October 26, 2012 at 1:18 pm |
        • Jerv@RicH and All

          You and everyone else have a great weekend. I'm leaving early to get drunk and... yeah.

          October 26, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
  14. ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™

    TGIF and a Freaky Friday indeed, looks like the class is full. Tried to post from the casa this morning and nuttin happened, weird indeed. We got to try to sleep through 35 mph winds last night/this morning, but no Frankenstorm heading our way. Did anyone see my post yesterday on the kid trick or treating thread?? A younger Kat in kostume perhaps? Yes or no?

    October 26, 2012 at 11:18 am |
    • RichardHead@JBJ

      Maybe Odie had Gas?

      October 26, 2012 at 11:27 am |
      • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@RH

        Ha, ha, ha. Actually I took care of his little problem with some imodium type stuff the vet gave us... :)

        October 26, 2012 at 11:29 am |
  15. The Witty One

    Top of the mother freaking morning people! How goes life for everyone? Howdy to all the new faces round here.

    Here is my update for anyone interested. Met girl. Went through 10 months of crazy. Broke up with girl. Bought new BMW. Will now start partying with hot russian chicks again until I realize that's not what I want to do with my life. Repeat.

    October 26, 2012 at 11:13 am |
    • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™TWO

      There are hot Russian chicks?

      October 26, 2012 at 11:20 am |
      • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫ @ JBJingles

        Oh, yes. I saw MANY of them when I was in South Korea.

        October 26, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
    • RichardHead@TWO

      You Party Animal-The Queen still wants You and Tazer to hook up.How 'ya been buddy?

      October 26, 2012 at 11:22 am |
    • Sir Biddle@RH & Witious Singlious Gigaloius

      I think RH is right, it must be Friday the old gang is all here. I'll have to live my life through you vicariously. Careful of the Russian chicks, though wildcats, most have tons of deep rooted anger in them.

      October 26, 2012 at 11:29 am |
      • RichardHead@SirB & TWO

        I must concur with SirB even tho Truth has not made an appearance yet. TWO–watch out for Russian Chicks that pound their shoes on your head-unless you like that type of stuff like Biddle does.

        October 26, 2012 at 11:38 am |
      • The Witty One@All of the above

        @Sir Biddle the Still Young – I can deal with deep seated anger issues since I am only partying with them. It comes out in good ways...sometimes. A lot of my married friends live vicariously through me. It puts a lot of pressure on me to have fun adventures!

        @JBJ – Let's go with Eastern European instead :)

        @Rich – I totally would if we lived on the same side of the country. And it depends on which head they are pounding...if you know what I mean ;)

        October 26, 2012 at 11:52 am |
        • Sir Biddle@2

          A trampling fetish, that just sounds painful typing.

          October 26, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
        • AleeD®

          *writing furiously*
          No spinning and no trampling for Sir Biddle.

          October 26, 2012 at 1:23 pm |
    • Jerv@2

      Good to "see" ya. Party your azz off and don't look back!

      October 26, 2012 at 11:58 am |
      • RichardHead@Jerv

        Profound Lil' Buddy-Pee Wee would concur.

        October 26, 2012 at 12:02 pm |
      • The Witty One@Jerv

        Words of wisdom my friend and certainly heeded :)

        October 26, 2012 at 3:29 pm |
  16. RichardHead@Our Fearless Leader

    It MUST be Friday 'cuz we are getting crazy-just like old times. I saw where you had a head cold-Don't forget...Ice Cold Chocolate Milk and Chicken Noodle Soup. Works every time. Have a Great Weekend–Get Well Soon.

    October 26, 2012 at 10:56 am |
  17. Tony Romo

    Last night, I was thinking about this week's game, and I just had to have a good cry. I'm just not feeling good, and even after getting a mani/pedi and buying myself some flowers, I just don't feel good abou it.

    What would Oprah do?

    October 26, 2012 at 10:18 am |
    • RichardHead

      Hahahahaha--I Likez it. Thanks for the laugh.

      October 26, 2012 at 10:23 am |
  18. RichardHead

    OK-so I'm gonna do my civic Dooty today and early vote for The Election.In Texas,you won't be asked for your Drivers license like what happened to Obozo in Chicago yesterday. My apologies to Truth for politicizing a Food Blog.

    October 26, 2012 at 9:50 am |
  19. HarleyGirl

    Good morning folks! Happy National Pumpkin Day! Who would have known. lol I hope you all have a fabulous weekend. May your favorite football team win this weekend. I wonder who will have bragging rights between RichardHead & Mary after the game. Time will tell. Have a good one all!

    October 26, 2012 at 9:36 am |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

      October 26, 2012 at 9:38 am |
      • PairAzz Hilton

        Ohhhhhh-Is That a Tight End?

        October 26, 2012 at 10:49 am |
    • Sir Biddle

      They'll be serving Jaguar meat at Lambeau Field on Sunday.

      One medium rare. Order up!

      October 26, 2012 at 9:52 am |
    • Autumn Leaf

      @Harleygal – right back at ya! I'm excited to watch my Steelers play on Sunday – they're wearing "throw back" uniforms and it will be a sight! Enjoy your weekend – I'm stuck with a sick hubby!

      October 26, 2012 at 9:55 am |
      • HarleyGirl@Autumn Leaf

        Good morning to you, too! My Mom was always a huge Steeler fan. Sick hubby, huh? Is he a whiner, or a leave me alone kind of guy? lol I hope he feels better soon, for his sake as well as yours! Good luck to your Steelers.

        October 26, 2012 at 10:01 am |
        • Autumn Leaf

          @Harleygal – I'm not so lucky – he's a whiner. Bleh! Asked him eo vacuum for me and he said he has a cold. No shyt! LOL

          October 26, 2012 at 10:09 am |
        • HarleyGirl@Autumn Leaf

          Lol! I hear ya, sister. I always say to my hubby, "in case I die, this plug goes into the wall, this switch turns it on, all you have to do is go back & forth". Rocket science, it's not. May your husband's cold be a short one, and you don't get it.

          October 26, 2012 at 10:31 am |
  20. M T Nest

    Good morn & yay, it's finally Fri! Thanks for the am laugh, nice way to start the day. :) I have a hott date with my rake & a big box of leaf bags. (Sorry @ Autumn At least, now, I have something to "smirk" about while I'm out there "playing" in the leaves! I'll have to check back in a few hours for another laugh. Good day!

    October 26, 2012 at 9:29 am |
    • RichardHead@M T Nest

      Silly--Just get a leaf blower and send the leaves over to your neighbors lawn. It works every time...Just ask Jerv.

      October 26, 2012 at 9:35 am |
      • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

        I never understood leaf blowers. They don't make linoleum blowers for your floors.

        October 26, 2012 at 9:37 am |
        • The Witty One@Jdizz

          Electric leaf blowers work great on hardwood and linoleum. Don't use the gas ones though as they tend to stink up the place. They are also great for getting those hard to reach places.

          October 26, 2012 at 11:16 am |
        • AleeD®

          Do you need help with any of those place young man? ~_~

          October 26, 2012 at 12:13 pm |
      • Snowman

        You can take my snowblower when you pry her from my cold dead hands....

        October 26, 2012 at 9:53 am |
    • Autumn Leaf

      @MT – I'm glad you will be thinking of me while raking LOL! I use a blower – dunno if it's easier or not. I'll come over and jump in your piles :D. Enjoy your weekend!

      October 26, 2012 at 10:05 am |
      • AleeD®

        **head explodes**

        October 26, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
        • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@AleeD

          OK, I just spit water all over my screen when I read that! :D

          October 26, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
        • AleeD®@JBJ

          First I'm wiping "coconut frosting" off my ear, now I'm helping you wipe off your screen. Seems as though we're squirting fluids all over the place today. ~_~

          October 26, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
  21. Mary Shannon

    For your Friday enjoyment!

    October 26, 2012 at 8:34 am |
    • RichardHead@Mary

      On Sunday--Barbie Manning will need a Texas T in Both hands.......if they haven't been ripped off by 6:15 CST. :)) Talkin' Smack in football–is that legal?

      October 26, 2012 at 8:55 am |
      • Mary Shannon

        Funny, I thought of you when I posted the song, figured you might need a drink in your hand on Sunday when your team gets whopped.

        October 26, 2012 at 9:03 am |
        • RichardHead@Mary

          Thank You-–That reminds me to pick up some Solo cups at Wally World-in case I'm throwing things at the T.V.
          Here is some Texas wisdom for you and ALL Yankees........Don't squat when wearing Spurs. :))

          October 26, 2012 at 9:11 am |
        • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫ @ RichHead


          You ready for the Birds and the Red&Gold on Monday?

          October 26, 2012 at 9:31 am |
        • RichardHead@JDizz

          Who's playing-Falcon's,Ravens..Eagles..Lions? Either way S.F is pizzed off now and should kick butt the rest of the year.

          October 26, 2012 at 9:40 am |
        • Mary Shannon

          Now, Mr. J, that's a totally different song for Solo cups, and not one that I will post because I think it reflects very badly on that particular artist's abilities as a performer and country music in general. But you get the idea.

          October 26, 2012 at 10:03 am |
        • RichardHead@Mary

          Red Solo Cups? How about " I'll Never Smoke Weed with Willie Again "--One of my favorite country and Weeestern songs. :))

          October 26, 2012 at 10:15 am |
        • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

          October 26, 2012 at 10:36 am |
  22. AleeD®

    Good morning all. Did a bit of lounge-cleaning on yesterday's thread. Coffee's on and Sir Biddle left some Zingers. They're probably still fresh ... thru 2213. ;)

    Things are probably going to be pretty crazy 'round work today. The VP/GM /interim eng mgr is back after being on personal leave for 2 weeks. Hope y'all have a Freaky Friday (and you know what I mean). ~_~

    October 26, 2012 at 7:18 am |
    • RichardHead@AleeD

      TGIF--WassssssssUp Sista'!!!!! Ummmmm......was the VP in rehab for a couple weeks? Thanks for cleaning the place up-I know,I've been slacking lately.

      October 26, 2012 at 8:31 am |
    • Sir Biddle

      Morning crew.

      AleeD – you still have a little red coconut frosting behind your left ear.

      October 26, 2012 at 8:33 am |
      • RichardHead@SirB

        You left yourself WIDE open Bro.....I can't say it. HA!!

        October 26, 2012 at 8:58 am |
        • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

          October 26, 2012 at 9:33 am |
        • Sir Biddle@Jdizz


          Was going to find that clip earlier and got distracted. Great minds

          October 26, 2012 at 9:44 am |
      • AleeD®

        Thanks Rich!
        Baaad Biddle, that's not frosting. ~_~ It only looks red because of the reflection from my hair.

        October 26, 2012 at 9:57 am |
        • RichardHead@AleeD

          Glazed Donuts for breakfast? We are talkin' about Food–right?

          October 26, 2012 at 10:00 am |
        • Sir Biddle@RH

          She prefers cream filled but you didn't hear me say that as I ain't one to gossip.

          October 26, 2012 at 10:25 am |
  23. liz

    Very Good idea. Perfect for me.

    October 26, 2012 at 6:04 am |
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