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(Washington Post)   How did the SEC drop the ball so badly on Madoff and other scammers? Maybe because their system for managing whistleblower complaints makes an Applebee's suggestion box look like state of the art   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 132
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2010-01-21 07:39:32 PM  
Holfax: some_beer_drinker: what is appleby's look like?

They need to do way instain ribeye> who kill thier appleby's. becuse these appleby's cant frigth back it was on the news this mroing a secretary in ar who had kill her three queso blanco. they are taking the three appleby's back to new york too lady to rest my pary are with the district sales manager who lost his Main Street 'Rita; i am truley sorry for your lots



Could someone translate this? Maybe just a link to this would do.
 
2010-01-21 07:45:36 PM  
Holfax: some_beer_drinker: what is appleby's look like?

They need to do way instain ribeye> who kill thier appleby's. becuse these appleby's cant frigth back it was on the news this mroing a secretary in ar who had kill her three queso blanco. they are taking the three appleby's back to new york too lady to rest my pary are with the district sales manager who lost his Main Street 'Rita; i am truley sorry for your lots


memegenerator.net
 
2010-01-21 07:51:40 PM  
SirPeteTheGreat: Red Robin around here is THE place to go for families with screaming brats.

Not my experience around here, but of course as with many things, while the food is the same, the crowd isn't.
 
2010-01-21 08:04:38 PM  
OgreMagi: English? Do you speak it?

Ficoce: Could someone translate this? Maybe just a link to this would do.

pxlboy: [i can count to potato]

This is a Yahoo! Answers joke. Older than dirt.

Here's a repost, someone with better Google-fu than me can find the original:

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AhHZqLS1Z4608jNOzEQPa4YjzKIX;_ylv =3 ?qid=20090706045544AAYRt2U
 
2010-01-21 08:11:28 PM  
50mm: I got a $50 gift card to Applebees from my work. I am uncertain what to acquire with it. Suggestions welcome.

Sell it in the parking lot, buy yourself a steak and a 6-pack of decent beer and grill at home.
 
2010-01-21 08:18:35 PM  
The wall street guys regularly outsmart the IRS, the government, and the SEC.

They are some of the most fantastically smart people that exist, know they have an unfathomable advantage over the average man, and gravitate to those positions as a man with an invisibility ring might take up robbing banks.

These people are so powerful and so rich, you don't even know they exist.
 
2010-01-21 08:25:46 PM  
OgreMagi: Holfax: some_beer_drinker: what is appleby's look like?

They need to do way instain ribeye> who kill thier appleby's. becuse these appleby's cant frigth back it was on the news this mroing a secretary in ar who had kill her three queso blanco. they are taking the three appleby's back to new york too lady to rest my pary are with the district sales manager who lost his Main Street 'Rita; i am truley sorry for your lots

English? Do you speak it?


The path of the righteous poster is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the clueless and the tyranny of evil trolls. Blessed is he, who in the name of satire and good humor, shepherds the noobs through the valley of FARK, for he is truly his brother's sponser and the finder of lost lurkers... And I will strike down upon thee with great rickrolls and furious lols those who would attempt to poison and destroy my responses. And you will know my name is Holfax when I lay my schtick upon thee.
 
2010-01-21 08:27:49 PM  
Holfax: some_beer_drinker: what is appleby's look like?

They need to do way instain ribeye> who kill thier appleby's. becuse these appleby's cant frigth back it was on the news this mroing a secretary in ar who had kill her three queso blanco. they are taking the three appleby's back to new york too lady to rest my pary are with the district sales manager who lost his Main Street 'Rita; i am truley sorry for your lots


Nice work. You got a lot of bites.
 
2010-01-21 08:35:13 PM  
Holfax: OgreMagi: Holfax: some_beer_drinker: what is appleby's look like?

They need to do way instain ribeye> who kill thier appleby's. becuse these appleby's cant frigth back it was on the news this mroing a secretary in ar who had kill her three queso blanco. they are taking the three appleby's back to new york too lady to rest my pary are with the district sales manager who lost his Main Street 'Rita; i am truley sorry for your lots

English? Do you speak it?

The path of the righteous poster is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the clueless and the tyranny of evil trolls. Blessed is he, who in the name of satire and good humor, shepherds the noobs through the valley of FARK, for he is truly his brother's sponser and the finder of lost lurkers... And I will strike down upon thee with great rickrolls and furious lols those who would attempt to poison and destroy my responses. And you will know my name is Holfax when I lay my schtick upon thee.


I'd call you a troll, but since you are a lawyer that would be redundant.

/you win this one
//but I'm plotting my revenge
///with lots of slashies
 
2010-01-21 08:37:09 PM  
theoriginalslash: What do you mean how, submitter? The SEC never cared about enforcement. The government in general doesn't care about large-scale financial shenanigans. They only pretend to care so that people will continue to put their money in banks and stock. They don't care about financial security, only about "consumer confidence."

I'm sure several years from now, the SEC will conclude that nobody could have done anything to foresee or prevent the clusterfark we have now. That's usually what happens when a large government agency shiats the bed on its primary responsibility. Investigates long enough for the rest of us to forget it's investigating, then releases a statement blaming a few "bad apples" and absolving the agency of any fault whatsoever.


There are people in well-paid positions of authority who could have and probably did know what was going on. One can suppose that they were in some way paid off, or told by a superior to not "rock the boat." The investigation to satisfy the public is most likely a whitewash. Or, a cover-up, for those not knowing what a whitewash is.

/sad to say, we now have a corrupt government, and have for quite some time
 
2010-01-21 08:50:51 PM  
Well you support the party that wants to destroy regulatory agencies and you get what you deserve.
 
2010-01-21 10:33:57 PM  
50mm: I got a $50 gift card to Applebees from my work. I am uncertain what to acquire with it. Suggestions welcome.

booze

/did not read the thread
 
2010-01-21 10:34:58 PM  
aearra: Well you support the party that wants to destroy regulatory agencies and you get what you deserve.

Better yet, elect people who insist the government is completely incompetent to run said government, thereby giving them the "political capital" to fail as much as they possibly can...
 
2010-01-21 10:45:29 PM  
50mm: I got a $50 gift card to Applebees from my work. I am uncertain what to acquire with it. Suggestions welcome.

Trade it for a place you like on one of those gift card trading sites.
 
2010-01-21 11:24:17 PM  
This: Lumoclear: What is this Appleby's thing you guys in Canada's pants speak so highly of? Looks like a family restaurant when I google it.

I tried it on a trip across the border once. Basically a family restaurant where everything is a pile of meat and cheese. It was lunch so I didn't bother with steak... yeah, bad idea. I got some weird Mexican burger thing that included ranch dressing for some goddamned reason.

My wife a vegetarian. I think they had one pasta on the whole menu that she could eat, and she described it as completely flavourless.


Well, at least flavorless had an extra 'u'.
 
2010-01-21 11:42:13 PM  
www.plaguepuppy.net
 
2010-01-21 11:56:15 PM  
Lumoclear: What is this Appleby's thing you guys in Canada's pants speak so highly of? Looks like a family restaurant when I google it.

It's the Walmart of restaurants.

*

It's most famous, with those I know, for having so much fat and grease in their food that it makes people who haven't eaten there before literally throw up.
 
2010-01-22 12:19:25 AM  
The bankers are the spoiled children who wanted all the cookies now. The Republicans were the blindly doting mothers who wanted to give them the cookies. The Democrats were the dickless father who let her even though they knew it was wrong.

Whose fault is it the kid's sick?
 
2010-01-22 12:50:56 AM  
 
2010-01-22 12:53:50 AM  
Applebees's broccoli is ok. The margaritas arent too terrible either.

And best of all..

They arent Buffalo Wild Wings.
 
2010-01-22 12:58:38 AM  
ScubaDude1960: Maybe because every regulatory body in the country is owned by the industry it is supposed to be regulating. Crony capitalism isn't possible without the cronies.

Came here to say this. It's all the same people taking turns on the business side and the government side. It's a tag team to steal from the productive people of the country.

Enforcement is selective. If you're well liked and well connected and nobody has reason to do you harm you can get away with just about anything so long as the masses don't find out about it. Keep it discrete. Of course if you end up a high enough person's enemy list, expect to be brought down for it.
 
2010-01-22 02:58:19 AM  
I used to take my (ex)wife to Applebee's. I never much cared for it but it was a fallback for when her favorite restaurant Black Angus was too crowded.

Black Angus, wtf? You might be thinking. After you've had a steak in her home country (Hungary), you'd think Black Angus cooked the best damn piece of meat in the world. The dried out piece of leather they served in Budapest, which my wife thought was good, was not fit to give to a dog. In an American restaurant I would have sent it back. After experiencing Black Angus, she never once ordered a steak in Budapest on our numerous visits.

/a trip to Black Angus almost guaranteed me a beej that night
 
2010-01-22 03:02:31 AM  
Over_Zealously_Apathetic: aearra: Well you support the party that wants to destroy regulatory agencies and you get what you deserve.

Better yet, elect people who insist the government is completely incompetent to run said government, thereby giving them the "political capital" to fail as much as they possibly can...


Here's the secret: Competent people usually don't run, because they don't want their employment decided by the slack-jawed yokels of the electorate. If someone competent does decide to run for office, their opponent (usually a slack-jaw themselves) will harass the competent candidate with soundbites and commercials about how "elite" and educated" and s-m-r-t and "out of touch with the common person" they are simply because their vocabulary happens to contain words with more than one syllable and they can count past potato.

The slack-jaws of the electorate, whose few active braincells tax themselves daily just keeping them alive, soak this bile up like a Sham-Wow and regurgitate it amongst their brethren at town hall meetings, FoxNews and the like. It swirls around like sh*t in a clogged toilet bowl until it overflows, poisoning any real debate or discussion of the issues with meaningless name-calling abd spittle.

Of course this fails once in awhile, as it did in 2008, and a competent person does actually win only to be beset by the slack-jaws who will stop at nothing - no matter how base and contemptible - to impede the progress and governance of the competent elected official. Their duty, as they see it, is to march this city/state/nation/planet as far in reverse as they possibly can, and the more roadblocks to progress they can put up the better.

When this does succeed, the competent person loses the election and the slack-jaw wins, providing a warning to all the other competent persons that their chances of being elected to public office are about as good as finding a flock of flying butt-monkeys.
 
2010-01-22 05:32:32 AM  
Perfect Margarita.
Honey BBQ Boneless Wins with ranch.
Yummy.
 
2010-01-22 08:32:30 AM  
Lumber Jack Off: spacechicken170am: Lumber Jack Off: Applebee's - bland food for people from the northeast who don't know shiat about cooking.

You're just jealous because we make out barbecue in the crock pot indoors and you idiots have to stand outside around a fire like a bunch of cavemen.

//mmmm Applebees steak well done with extra ketchup!!!

please tell me you're joking.
and it's not that food from the northeast has to be bland, but a lot of people from the northeast seem to prefer bland food.


I love it when someone from the homeland of grits and okra calls our food bland.

On a more serious note I think it has a lot more to do with who settled in the specific area instead of north vs. south. If you take western/central PA for example their are a lot of Scots Irish. They aren't exactly known for their food. It's basically toss an animal into a pot and boil it for 10 hours. Serve it with potatoes and drown everything in gravy. That is bland but that's also a very small part of the northeast. Now if you go out to pittsburgh you start getting these pockets of eastern europeans, italians, and poles that actually know how to cook. Philadelphia was settled by a lot of germans so you end up with some really awesome food there. New Jersey is the guido capital of the world and as much as you hate greased hair, orange skin, and whiny nasal voices they know how to make a damned good pizza. Philly is known for its cheesesteaks, new jersey is known for its diners, new england is known for its seafood. Buffalo is known for the wings. New York is known for pretty much everything. I mean name the top places to get a ______ type of food and at least 2 of them are in new york. Baltimore can find a way to toss crabs into damn near anything. They mixed crabs and cake for fark sake. Now in the south you guys have barbecue which you stole from Texas. I think calling northeastern cuisine bland is kind of ignorant. The funniest part of this whole rediculous argument is that Applebees started in Decatur Georgia.
 
2010-01-22 09:57:43 AM  
FTFA: "The SEC has no system in place to guide how officials should handle tips and complaints from outsiders..."

...this is a joke right?
 
2010-01-22 10:41:26 AM  
came here for some basic funny/interesting commentary on the SEC and madoff, left after the 100th tarded comment about applebees

(not interesting, after the same thing was said over n over)

-------------------------------------------
Anyways, the SEC sucks, and mostly the republicans (and maybe some dems too) made it that way. Greenspan (and super-tard ayn rand too) sucks.

/end of thoughtful, intelligent commentary...
 
2010-01-22 10:45:28 AM  
Pocket Ninja is all powerful, it amazes me sometimes.

/Honestly came in here for the subby bashing
//Leaving kinda satisfied with chain restaurant bashing
 
2010-01-22 11:39:56 AM  
ph0rk: Why would you expect vegetarian food at a place like that? There are probably more Jews than vegetarians, and they don't exactly hav a kosher menu, either.

Honestly, in Canada I've never seen a place without at least 2 vegetarian options. Even family steakhouses. I just kind of assume there's going to be something on the menu. Some half-assed cheese ravioli or something.
 
2010-01-22 11:47:06 AM  
50mm: I got a $50 gift card to Applebees from my work. I am uncertain what to acquire with it. Suggestions welcome.

Give it to the homeless guy you see at the highway exit near an Applebees. It will make you feel better( for about 5 minutes) that he can get a warm meal and you get the schadenfreude of Applebees waitstaff having to seat, serve and deal with a homeless guy.

Otherwise go in there this weekend when They have the game on the TV and buy a round for everyone at the bar.
 
2010-01-22 12:09:02 PM  
Applebees has a suggestion box?

No, really. I do not recally any business in my neck of the woods that has a real suggestion box.
 
2010-01-22 12:13:41 PM  
thomps: sigdiamond2000: thomps: TGIfridays here we come!

I'd eat at DUIFridays over Applebees any day of the week.

i haven't been to either in years, but i remember them being pretty comparable - bad cuts of meat spiced to hell and back and topped with jalepeno potato poppers.


I didn't know you could huff jalapeno potatoes during dirty strange sex.
 
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