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  1. James Hageman Coolidge
    James Hageman
    @JamesHageman

    This Lutheran has never heard of Heinz 57 as “Lutheran Tobasco,” but it fits the profile.

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  2. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    “This hot sauce doesn’t have the label. Pray for me.”

    You really know how to end a show, James. The rest was great, too.

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  3. Internet's Hank Contributor
    Internet's Hank
    @HankRhody

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  4. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    Internet's Hank (View Comment):

    That’s some fine music and lyrics.

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  5. James Lileks Contributor
    James Lileks
    @jameslileks

    Arahant (View Comment):

    “This hot sauce doesn’t have the label. Pray for me.”

    You really know how to end a show, James. The rest was great, too.

    Thanks! And I never plan the end of a show. Or anything much, really. That’s the fun for me, so I’m glad it works both ways. 

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  6. Dotorimuk Coolidge
    Dotorimuk
    @Dotorimuk

    Is my strumpet coming?

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  7. Brian J Bergs Coolidge
    Brian J Bergs
    @BrianBergs

    Thanks for the mention of Mexican Village restaurant in Fargo.  One summer I worked for Big John’s Crystal Clear Cleaning Company in Fargo.   He had a contract to do the daily cleaning of Mexican Village and the Moose Lodge.  So I spent every morning cleaning those two places before we went on to do carpet cleaning elsewhere.  It was a good summer.  There was always a fair amount of loose change on the floor that went into my own tip jar.  It never amounted to a big sum but paid for at least one night of carousing by September.

    Also Paul Bunyan Land was a close to Disneyland as most of us in rural MN/ND got to.  It was wonderful and big Paul is freaky to a little kid.  The place is still operating east of Brainerd.  The rides are perfect for ages 3 – 9 as I discovered this summer when I took the grands over there, pictures below.   The 6 year olds loved the “Magnetic Mine Shaft” and the miniature train.  We ended up with 3 visits there by end of summer. You should go again especially to the Pioneer Village where your commentary on all of the old stuff would be most entertaining.  

    Paul Bunyan

    Paul

    Flyers

    Flyers

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  8. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
    GlennAmurgis
    @GlennAmurgis

    In Pittsburgh, during the late 60s and early 70s, most snow had smog fallout from the Steel mills. 

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  9. EJHill Staff
    EJHill
    @EJHill

    GlennAmurgis: In Pittsburgh, during the late 60s and early 70s, most snow had smog fallout from the Steel mills.

    In Akron, when they were still making passenger car tires in that city, one would come out after a rainstorm to find their car (and everything else) covered in little black specks of rubber. And all I could think is, “Holy crap! On sunny days I’m breathing that stuff in.”

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  10. Randy Weivoda Moderator
    Randy Weivoda
    @RandyWeivoda

    What?  We’re sharing pictures of Paul Bunyan?

    I’m on the right, my brother on the left.

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  11. T.C. Member
    T.C.
    @TCNYMEX

    Dear James,

    NFW

    There is no way on God’s green earth that Tabasco hot sauce is more popular in Louisiana than Crystal hot sauce.

    Crystal hot sauce has a giant plant in new orleans, and another giant plant in baton rouge. Tabasco has a plant in some Southern Island south of new orleans, and the McWhatTheHell founding family of Tabasco doesn’t even live in Louisiana anymore. 

    I would bet dollars to donuts (which used to mean that I would bet a dollar against  a dime giving 10 to 1 odds, but now dunkin’ donuts charges 2.20 for a donut in Manhattan) that Crystal is the more popular sauce in Louisiana … Don’t believe me, ask ricochet member Randy Weivoda

     

    Very truly yours,

    Fat Tony Pajamas from New York, (the king of exotic drinks at Molly’s on Decatur Street.)

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  12. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    T.C. (View Comment):
    There is no way on God’s green earth that Tabasco hot sauce is more popular in Louisiana than Crystal hot sauce.

    This could be what he was referencing.

    Of course, that article is written by someone named Bologna. Just saying.

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  13. Randy Weivoda Moderator
    Randy Weivoda
    @RandyWeivoda

    T.C. (View Comment):
    I would bet dollars to donuts (which used to mean that I would bet a dollar against  a dime giving 10 to 1 odds, but now dunkin’ donuts charges 2.20 for a donut in Manhattan) that Crystal is the more popular sauce in Louisiana … Don’t believe me, ask ricochet member Randy Weivoda

    I’ve only been to Louisiana twice in my life, so I have no idea which is more popular there.  I can say that I have enjoyed Crystal for years, but I have no idea about it’s relative popularity in the Pelican State.

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  14. T.C. Member
    T.C.
    @TCNYMEX

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    T.C. (View Comment):
    I would bet dollars to donuts (which used to mean that I would bet a dollar against a dime giving 10 to 1 odds, but now dunkin’ donuts charges 2.20 for a donut in Manhattan) that Crystal is the more popular sauce in Louisiana … Don’t believe me, ask ricochet member Randy Weivoda

    I’ve only been to Louisiana twice in my life, so I have no idea which is more popular there. I can say that I have enjoyed Crystal for years, but I have no idea about it’s relative popularity in the Pelican State.

    Randy, 

    Why did why did I think that you were from Louisiana? You knew about Hermes.

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  15. Randy Weivoda Moderator
    Randy Weivoda
    @RandyWeivoda

    T.C. (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    T.C. (View Comment):
    I would bet dollars to donuts (which used to mean that I would bet a dollar against a dime giving 10 to 1 odds, but now dunkin’ donuts charges 2.20 for a donut in Manhattan) that Crystal is the more popular sauce in Louisiana … Don’t believe me, ask ricochet member Randy Weivoda

    I’ve only been to Louisiana twice in my life, so I have no idea which is more popular there. I can say that I have enjoyed Crystal for years, but I have no idea about it’s relative popularity in the Pelican State.

    Randy,

    Why did why did I think that you were from Louisiana? You knew about Hermes.

    Must be someone else you are thinking of.  All I know of Hermes is a vague memory of a Greek god.  Maybe I did such an awesome job of organizing the New Orleans Ricochet Meetup last year that you presumed I must be a local.

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  16. Cosmik Phred Member
    Cosmik Phred
    @CosmikPhred

    @jameslileks

    This is the only way to enjoy Mungo and Jerry…with the derision they so roundly deserve…

    https://youtu.be/LKLwBzrCxE8?si=5iaSMgoulp3O3lCg

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  17. Dotorimuk Coolidge
    Dotorimuk
    @Dotorimuk

    Cosmik Phred (View Comment):

    @ jameslileks

    This is the only way to enjoy Mungo and Jerry…with the derision they so roundly deserve…

    https://youtu.be/LKLwBzrCxE8?si=5iaSMgoulp3O3lCg

    That’s mighty grand!

    I can only solemnly thank God that somehow David Lee Roth overlooked it as a potential remake. It’s a natural for him.

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