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(Daily Mail)   Parents upset because their dinner receipt had "Thank you, little F**ker" printed on it after their precious little snowflake threw a temper tantrum in the restaurant   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 405
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2009-09-11 08:55:48 PM
Retard Strength: FarkinNortherner: Weird, I manage to eat out in excellent restaurants all the time. Oh, wait, you're pandering to stereotypes and/or have only ever eaten out on a pauper's budget in one of the most expensive cities in the world. Got it.

If you need to go to really expensive restaurants to get a decent meal, there's a problem with the cuisine in that city. I was recently in Detroit (yes, I know) and got a great TexMex meal for about $6. The previous day, I got great BBQ for about the same price.

Personally, I think a city's cuisine should be judged by what you can get on a "pauper's budget".


No, because the poor eat whatever they can, that is the main problem with being poor, having to eat rats and so forth. Cuisine should be judged on what the top end of society can eat, no one likes the poor.

FarkinNortherner: I owe a couple of people in this thread an apology, I was in a foul mood last night and I broadly agree with the assertion that it's still pretty easy to eat very badly. What I do take issue with is that British food is bad by definition or that one must spend a fortune to get anything decent.

Retard Strength: Personally, I think a city's cuisine should be judged by what you can get on a "pauper's budget".

Unfortunately tourists are often under the impression that if they venture into the areas where you can get great food for next to nothing they'll be lucky to escape with their lives.


You don't have to spend a lot to eat nice around here, it's a stereotype that will be as hard to beat as the teeth thing, even when we have facts and figures that show that Brits have healthier teeth on average than Americans. All I hope for is to dull some peoples blades, so they stop and think that maybe they're over reacting when they say they died when they ate food in England.
 
2009-09-11 09:08:28 PM
SwiftFox: CygnusDarius: Pmoon: Actually we have better ingredients here. But yeah, that's about right.

*twich*

*twich*

We have more prosperous Mexicans here. Sorry.


My compliments to CygnusDarius for incredible restraint and great responses.
Having seen the homes and yachts of prosperous Mexicans (look up Carlos Slim) and tried the local fare. Damn I miss the food and absolutely rocking ingredients in Sonora and Baja. I would have gotten across the pacific a year earlier if it hadn't been for all the incredible food. I don't know that I've ever eaten better than the year or so I spent in Mexico.

/still not forgiving the huitlacoche though.
 
2009-09-12 02:07:37 AM
CleverGuy81: i'm in favor of electrical shock. it's harmless at low doses, but adequate for conditioning behavior. that's why it was used as punishment in experiments for all those years -- you don't actually hurt the animal, just give them something unpleasant to associate with their behavior. Would work on kids just as well -- a light electrical shock. "sorry, did you want more? no? then shut up." It takes the agency out of punishment, so the kids don't learn that hitting gets people to act the way you want them to.

Then again, if they don't respond to light shock, you gotta kick up the voltage... hm, perhaps i didn't think my cunning plan through all the way...



Unfortunately the "Bark Collar on Kids" (even if they volunteered to wear it for kicks and giggles) episode has already hit the FARK front pages and the legal system.


Dad accused of using dog shock collar on his kids
May 6, 2009 03:20 PM US/Eastern

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D980U5QG0&show_article=1 (pops)
SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A father was accused of using a dog shock collar on his four children. Salem Police Lt. Dave Okada said the 41-year-old man was jailed Tuesday on charges of criminal mistreatment. He said the father acknowledged putting the electronic dog collar on his four children and shocking all of them at least once.

According to Okada, the father didn't do it as a punishment. Rather, he thought it was funny.

The children, all younger than 10, are in the custody of their mother.

The case has been referred to state Department of Human Services


Dad who used dog shock collar on kids gets 16 years
posted by Karen Saunders on Feb 2, 2009 12:57:17 AM

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/features_lifestyle_animal/2009/02/dad-who-use d- dog-shock-collar-on-kids-gets-16-years-.html (pops)
XENIA, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for disciplining his children with a dog shock collar. David Liskany of Jamestown had pleaded guilty to charges of felonious assault and attempted felonious assault. In court Friday, Greene County Common Pleas Judge J. Timothy Campbell compared the punishments to torture. The judge said Liskany punished the children in 2006 and 2007 by putting them in cold showers, holding them underwater and using the shock collar, which is commonly used to train dogs. The judge said the case sounded "like something from Guantanamo Bay." The children are now 5, 12 and 14.

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Kevin wears an electric bark collar to see what the dogs go through.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHYN6VGX8Is (pops)

Stupid Human Shock Collar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8x8iKIGulw (pops)
(The wild eyes when shocked really sells this one)

Justin trying to earn his $5 back by putting a dog collar on and walking out of the area. Priceless
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzxi3QInvAE (pops)


// Believe me, there are a LOT of folks wearing dog bark shock collars for the amusement of completely random strangers to chuckle at on YOUTUBE.

// And a "Toddler Tantrum Stopping Shock Collar" sounds like a workable idea to me.
/// "WAHHHH! WAHHHHHH!!! I WANT I WANT I WANT !!! WAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!"
// [ZZZZAAAP!} (gurgle noises) (coughing) "AHHHHAAAAAH!" (grabbing collar while trying to remove it)
// [ZZZZAAAP!} (gurgle noises) (coughing) "I'll stop, I will stop! I will be quiet. No more shocks. PLEASE!"

// Otherwise a whiff of diluted Chloroform will put even the most unruly uncontrolled 2-year-old monster to sleep for 10 minutes at a time.

// The "LAW" is not allowing parents to physically discipline their kids (even lightly) at all without the parents being accused of being child-whipping monsters, so other alternative methods have to be utilized which are not as kindly as a 5 second butt spanking.

// At the rate we are going as a society, it will soon be considered to politely stomp a rotten child's head in versus giving them a flying side-kick to the skull. Horrible children with zero social manners enforced upon them far too quickly become horrible adults with zero social manners which then breed out even worse children which then later breed out even worse feral monsters. Stomping the skull of the 4th generation zero manner monsters would be kind because what the child never learns in terms of self-control and respect becomes a social ill which destroys all communities in which those "now grown to adulthood" wretched people continue to exist.

/// The city of Detroit was not destroyed by just horrible people and Umber-American morons "Chasing out Whitey", it was also destroyed by horrible mothers raising horrible children from horrible fathers that fled the horrible relationship with the horrible mothers. Plus chronic childhood malnutrition from horrible self-absorbed ego-blinded ignorant unemployed single-mothers not feeding their children except on the same schedules one would feed the family dog. Just because the majority of them are Umber-Americans only reflects on a culture where 50% of Umber-American men are murdered by other Umber-American men under the delusions of "Thug Life" death culture.
 
2009-09-12 08:24:55 AM
Gawdzila: AubergineDream: Other British classics would be - Fish and Chips, Shepards Pie, Apple (or rhubarb) Crumble, Cullen Skink, Smoked Salmon, Trifle, Ploughmans Lunch, Cranachan, Cornish Pasties, Forfar Bridie, Kippers and Bakewell Tart

Cullen Skink, Forfar Bridie, and Cranachan are all Scottish, and Pasties and Bridies are almost the same thing it seems like.

A Ploughman's Lunch is just bread, butter, cheese, and some sort of vegetable.
It's just about the most common snack in in the world. The name is certainly British, but I don't know that the "dish" is distinctively so.

I gotta say, I'm not that impressed with the kippers, either... o_O
(Who in the world puts an egg on a pickled, smoked fish, anyway?)


I understood that the assertion was that there was no decent British food (as such I would include the stuff above and cawl and laver bread etc.)

I would consider a ploughmans lunch to be traditional british pub food (got have it with the pickle - mm Branston pickle). I suspect that one of the problems is that when you've colonised most of the world most of your 'traditional food' looks generic (e.g. Sandwiches).

Pasties and Bridies look pretty similar I must admit but they taste different. I would say that they're different because they taste different (otherwise you could say that hotdogs and burgers are the same - they're just two types of proccessed meat between bread).

Kippers aren't pickled, just smoked (rollmops for pickled - I think it's the Viking influence there - Norwegian Brown Cheese is something else O_o). I must agree that I've eaten kippers occasionally, but I don't think I could do it for breakfast, an aquired taste at that time of the morning.
 
2009-09-12 07:57:45 PM
SpiderQueenDemon: I was once in a restaurant and a child began to scream. The child's father picked said kid up without blinking, smacked him on the butt and hauled him to the car, asking his wife to please get him a takeout box.

The whole place applauded and someone picked up their tab.

I have also seen shrieking kids wrecking meals for other diners. The best boss I ever had was presiding over a table of six employees with a shrieking demonspawn yowling in the background. She finally raised her voice and announced that she would leave a $500 tip for any waiter with balls enough to ask those morons to take their bad parenting elsewhere. The parents scurried away with the usual mutters of 'well, I never!' and our entire table found our business lunch on the house, paid for by some other patron who "absolutely insisted," as the waitress explained.

Once, my godson raised his voice in a restaurant. I hauled him out to the car, buckled him into his car seat, put on my headphones and cracked a book. His mom finished eating with my fiance and they brought me a box of food. This was years ago, and the kid has never dared do the same in my presence since. Now strangers compliment his behavior in restaurants.

I have a standing policy of sending drinks over to tables from which loud kids are hauled out. I also advise cancelling orders and leaving if wait staff can't make patrons control their children and loudly announcing why. One lost check for a party of 12 is usually enough to get a policy of hellspawn = out! implemented at a local place.


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