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(Daily Express)   Giant garlic cloud engulfs the south of England: Things haven't been this bad since the French invaded in 1066   (express.co.uk) divider line
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2008-12-13 11:39:21 AM  
"Arthur Cooke, 84, said: "The whole town stinks like a Frenchman. I can't bear the stuff, it makes my eyes water."

I couldn't have said it better myself.
 
2008-12-13 11:43:44 AM  
They should try driving through Gilroy, California.

They hold a Garlic Festival each July ;)
 
2008-12-13 11:44:33 AM  

SpinStopper: They should try driving through Gilroy, California.

They hold a Garlic Festival each July ;)


I've had garlic wine, garlic ice cream ...
 
2008-12-13 11:49:48 AM  

SpinStopper: garlic ice cream ...


I've had that in Gilroy. It's just not.... right. Ice Cream shouldn't be savory, dammit.
 
2008-12-13 11:53:46 AM  
And how many vampires do they have per capita? That's right, ZERO. You can't argue with results like that.
 
2008-12-13 11:58:57 AM  

PacManDreaming: "Arthur Cooke, 84, said: "The whole town stinks like a Frenchman. I can't bear the stuff, it makes my eyes water."

I couldn't have said it better myself.


I came in here to post that quote.
 
2008-12-13 12:05:07 PM  

nekom: And how many vampires do they have per capita? That's right, ZERO. You can't argue with results like that.


I wonder what we could use in Texas to ward off rednecks ;)
 
2008-12-13 12:09:02 PM  

SpinStopper: I wonder what we could use in Texas to ward off rednecks ;)


Just post a sign that says "No Coors Light, Meth or Mullets Allowed". Then have someone stand there and read it to them.
 
2008-12-13 12:17:24 PM  

SpinStopper:

I wonder what we could use in Texas to ward off rednecks ;)


Or a sign that says "Five Tooth Minimum"
 
2008-12-13 12:17:53 PM  
crypticsatellite:
PacManDreaming: "Arthur Cooke, 84, said: "The whole town stinks like a Frenchman. I can't bear the stuff, it makes my eyes water."

I couldn't have said it better myself.

I came in here to post that quote.


As did I.
 
2008-12-13 12:18:10 PM  

SpinStopper: They should try driving through Gilroy, California.

They hold a Garlic Festival each July ;)


I used to travel to Monterey on business. Fly to San Jose, then drive about 80 minutes south to get to Monterey. The route goes past Gilroy. If my flight was delayed, I'd be driving that route at midnight. In the dark, with the car windows rolled up and no ventilation going, I could tell when I was near Gilroy just from the smell.
 
2008-12-13 12:18:50 PM  

PacManDreaming: "Arthur Cooke, 84, said: "The whole town stinks like a Frenchman. I can't bear the stuff, it makes my eyes water."

I couldn't have said it better myself.


The Duke of Edinburgh couldn't have said it better.
 
2008-12-13 12:18:51 PM  
Being sought for questioning:
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sorry, was too easy
 
2008-12-13 12:23:14 PM  
Do you smell that? Garlic, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of Garlic in the morning." ...
 
2008-12-13 12:23:38 PM  
I read that as "giant garfield cloud". Did not read TFA cause, well, garlic is a bit of a let down after you have a giant garfield cloud in your 'magination.
 
2008-12-13 12:26:23 PM  
1066 was the Normans who may have taken offense to being called Frenchmen.
 
2008-12-13 12:29:35 PM  
Ha Ha! The French are grumpy, lazy, and smelly!

Or, are they.
 
2008-12-13 12:31:20 PM  
Those types of factories stink the whole area up. I used to work for a short time in a factory where they made garlic bread, pasta and stuff like that. Took a week worth of showers to make the smell disappear long enough for my interview for my fiance visa, but that area within about a mile's distance stunk of Garlic all the time.
 
2008-12-13 12:32:30 PM  
Never mind putting headlines on T-Shirts, just put mr. Cooke's quote on one. I'd buy that.
 
2008-12-13 12:35:50 PM  
A TOWN has been engulfed by a huge cloud of garlic after the stench escaped from a cracker factory.

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No Comment.
 
2008-12-13 12:45:44 PM  

PacManDreaming: "Arthur Cooke, 84, said: "The whole town stinks like a Frenchman. I can't bear the stuff, it makes my eyes water."

I couldn't have said it better myself.

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Agrees
 
2008-12-13 12:50:17 PM  
The frenchie quote really is funny. I thought subby was just poking a little fun at our french freedom friends on the other side of the pond, but nope... It was a little old lady taking a full swing. Now that's funny.
 
2008-12-13 12:51:50 PM  
Arthur Cooke, 84, said: "The whole town stinks like a Frenchman. I can't bear the stuff, it makes my eyes water.

Today we salute you, Mr. "Hates the Smelly French Guy"

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2008-12-13 12:52:06 PM  

nekom: And how many vampires do they have per capita? That's right, ZERO. You can't argue with results like that.


One thing about Dorset I never could stomach . . .
 
2008-12-13 12:52:58 PM  
Rubbing your hands on raw stainless steel will remove garlic smell quite nicely.
 
2008-12-13 01:01:51 PM  
I guess that the weather forecast must be...

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2008-12-13 01:03:45 PM  
Clearly they have forgotten what the river Thames smelled like In the 'Great Stink' of 1858,
 
2008-12-13 01:13:45 PM  

SpinStopper: They should try driving through Gilroy, California.

They hold a Garlic Festival each July ;)


i used to live 20 miles south of gilroy and on the right day you could taste the garlic in the air.
 
2008-12-13 01:15:54 PM  

beatmonkey: i used to live 20 miles south of gilroy


Salinas?
 
2008-12-13 01:34:11 PM  
beatmonkey:
SpinStopper: They should try driving through Gilroy, California. They hold a Garlic Festival each July ;)

i used to live 20 miles south of gilroy and on the right day you could taste the garlic in the air.


When I lived in San Jose, same thing. Called "wind direction".
 
2008-12-13 01:35:47 PM  

chuggernaught: 1066 was the Normans who may have taken offense to being called Frenchmen.


Indeed. They were, IIRC, a bunch of Vikings that had settled in Normandy. William had a legitimate claim on the throne, therefore the invasion.

And garlic tastes and smells delicious.
 
2008-12-13 01:35:47 PM  

SwiftFox: beatmonkey:
SpinStopper: They should try driving through Gilroy, California. They hold a Garlic Festival each July ;)

i used to live 20 miles south of gilroy and on the right day you could taste the garlic in the air.

When I lived in San Jose, same thing. Called "wind direction".


The winds only have one direction. Against me; as I ride to/from work.
 
2008-12-13 01:43:39 PM  

beatmonkey: SpinStopper: They should try driving through Gilroy, California.

They hold a Garlic Festival each July ;)

i used to live 20 miles south of gilroy and on the right day you could taste the garlic in the air.


Yummy!

//puts garlic salt on everything
///hubby hates it
 
2008-12-13 01:51:17 PM  

glassa: beatmonkey: SpinStopper: They should try driving through Gilroy, California.

They hold a Garlic Festival each July ;)

i used to live 20 miles south of gilroy and on the right day you could taste the garlic in the air.

Yummy!

//puts garlic salt on everything
///hubby hates it


Thank god I finally married a woman who loves garlic as much as I do.

We buy chopped garlic in quart jars. Yes, fresh garlic may be better, but it takes forever to chop up as much garlic as we use ;)
 
2008-12-13 01:58:22 PM  

SpinStopper: nekom: And how many vampires do they have per capita? That's right, ZERO. You can't argue with results like that.

I wonder what we could use in Texas to ward off rednecks ;)



I hear that rednecks (like the 85% psychotic Umber-Americans) are terrified of books.
Just pick up a book and hold it toward a redneck like a cross toward a vampire.
 
2008-12-13 02:16:06 PM  
was it anywhere near upper or lower uncton?

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2008-12-13 02:18:11 PM  
The town goes "crackers"? Haven't we had enough of the media's puns?
 
2008-12-13 02:21:00 PM  

mephos22: I read that as "giant garfield cloud". Did not read TFA cause, well, garlic is a bit of a let down after you have a giant garfield cloud in your 'magination.


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2008-12-13 02:44:25 PM  

GrooveMonkeyZero: chuggernaught: 1066 was the Normans who may have taken offense to being called Frenchmen.

Indeed. They were, IIRC, a bunch of Vikings that had settled in Normandy. William had a legitimate claim on the throne, therefore the invasion.

And garlic tastes and smells delicious.


Nah, they were Frogs. The Viking predecessors had invaded Normandy 2+ centuries before the Norman invasion of England and by 1066 were well-mixed with the native Franks and Gauls. They and a number of the post 1066 English kings spoke French but no English.
 
2008-12-13 02:49:36 PM  

Nicholas Urfe: GrooveMonkeyZero: chuggernaught: 1066 was the Normans who may have taken offense to being called Frenchmen.

Indeed. They were, IIRC, a bunch of Vikings that had settled in Normandy. William had a legitimate claim on the throne, therefore the invasion.

And garlic tastes and smells delicious.

Nah, they were Frogs. The Viking predecessors had invaded Normandy 2+ centuries before the Norman invasion of England and by 1066 were well-mixed with the native Franks and Gauls. They and a number of the post 1066 English kings spoke French but no English.


So it's okay to refer to all Texans as "Mexican-Americans"?
 
2008-12-13 02:51:58 PM  
The pungent odour is forcing residents to close doors and windows to escape the smell.

a huge inconvenience on one of the coldest days of the year so far
 
2008-12-13 03:14:40 PM  

cynicalbastard: So it's okay to refer to all Texans as "Mexican-Americans"?


It would be if Texans had--after invading Texas--sworn fealty to the Mexican king and ruled Texas as a duchy of Mexico, adopted a dialect of Spanish, and incorporated the local Tejanos into their ruling class and intermarried with them. Then, this duchy of Texas invaded and conquered Virginia, but the duke/kings continued to speak Spanish and didn't even bother to learn English for a couple of centuries. Oh, and for centuries after that, these Texans continued to lay claim to the Mexican throne...

In other words, your comparison sucks.
 
2008-12-13 03:31:07 PM  

nekom: And how many vampires do they have per capita? That's right, ZERO. You can't argue with results like that.


nekom, I would like to buy your rock...
 
2008-12-13 03:53:29 PM  
Garlic toast -

Get about 4 large heads of garlic. Peel the larger cloves and bin the smaller ones. They arent worth it.

Put in pyrex dish, cover with olive oil and roast till golden brown.

Spread on toast.

Go to work and breath all over colleagues, boss.
 
2008-12-13 04:40:37 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: I guess that the weather forecast must be...


Awesome book.
 
2008-12-13 04:56:00 PM  

jonewer: Garlic toast -

Get about 4 large heads of garlic. Peel the larger cloves and bin the smaller ones. They arent worth it.

Put in pyrex dish, cover with olive oil and roast till golden brown.

Spread on toast.

Go to work and breath all over colleagues, boss.



You're making way too much work for yourself.

Get 4 to 6 bulbs of garlic, slice off the top of the bulb, just enough to expose the clove tops.

Then put some olive oil on the cut area... be generous but don't soak 'em.

Wrap each bulb with foil.

Roast for about 40 - 45 minutes at 350°F.

When cooled enough to handle, just squeeze the slightly caramelized garlic cloves out of the bulb. The papery skin stays behind.

They're soft like butter... spread on some toasted slices of baguette, and tell me that's not heavenly.
 
2008-12-13 05:51:01 PM  
someone needs a history lesson. Normandy was not under French control in 1066. They were not Frenchmen.
 
2008-12-13 06:35:10 PM  

SpinStopper: I wonder what we could use in Texas to ward off rednecks ;)


Not sure it would work. After all, acording to the article, the aroma came from a cracker factory.
 
2008-12-13 06:39:13 PM  

cynicalbastard: So it's okay to refer to all Texans as "Mexican-Americans"?


Wow, I didn't see that one coming.
 
2008-12-13 07:59:20 PM  
It's called The Norman Invasion of Ten Sixty-Six, you twats. Say it out loud. It's got a neat ring to in. You'll hear it 9 more times in the next year.
 
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