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2011-11-18 04:58:37 PM
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2011-11-18 05:09:15 PM
Cracker Barrel is open Thanksgiving, too. And IHOP.

We haven't decided where we're going yet. The wife would like to find a restaurant that serves turducken, though.
 
2011-11-18 05:17:49 PM
Wow, Golden Corral usually tastes like bitterness and despair on a normal day, I can only imagine what Thanksgiving at Golden Corral tastes like.
 
2011-11-18 05:30:30 PM

VictoryCabal: Wow, Golden Corral usually tastes like bitterness and despair on a normal day, I can only imagine what Thanksgiving at Golden Corral tastes like.


The thought has left me too sad to eat.
 
2011-11-18 05:31:59 PM
If you think that's bad, I once went to a strip club on Thanksgiving (not my idea). Talk about depressing.
 
2011-11-18 05:34:42 PM

RexTalionis: If you think that's bad, I once went to a strip club on Thanksgiving (not my idea). Talk about depressing.


Leg or breast?
 
2011-11-18 05:38:13 PM

RexTalionis: If you think that's bad, I once went to a strip club on Thanksgiving (not my idea). Talk about depressing.


Yeah, my local stripclub has an ad on radio advertising that they're opening at 7:00pm on Thanksgiving. Just listening to it makes me want to eat a Glock.
 
2011-11-18 05:41:50 PM
Thanksgiving at a Golden Corral? It's like a redneck wedding reception.
 
2011-11-18 05:43:45 PM
But let Target open at midnight, and it's all poor retail workers what will they do.
 
2011-11-18 05:56:49 PM

BroVinny: Cracker Barrel is open Thanksgiving


I have no tangible evidence to back this up but some friends and I stop by a Cracker Barrel for breakfast once or so every couple months on business and every time, there is always only one black customer family and they are always seated in the same table, the far right hand corner table. That same table, I swear to Christ. We can even loiter around the place and it can be almost empty and a black family comes in and is seated at the same back corner table.

but I digress.
 
2011-11-18 06:03:14 PM

VictoryCabal: Just listening to it makes me want to eat a Glock.


A good source of iron and vitamin Pb.
 
2011-11-18 06:06:31 PM

Mugato: I have no tangible evidence to back this up but some friends and I stop by a Cracker Barrel for breakfast once or so every couple months on business and every time, there is always only one black customer family and they are always seated in the same table, the far right hand corner table. That same table, I swear to Christ. We can even loiter around the place and it can be almost empty and a black family comes in and is seated at the same back corner table.

but I digress.


Perhaps "Cracker Barrel" is descriptive of the majority of the clientele? (Or maybe target demographic? I never notice any bling in the storefront portion.)
 
2011-11-18 06:17:57 PM

VictoryCabal: RexTalionis: If you think that's bad, I once went to a strip club on Thanksgiving (not my idea). Talk about depressing.

Yeah, my local stripclub has an ad on radio advertising that they're opening at 7:00pm on Thanksgiving. Just listening to it makes me want to eat a Glock.


Why?

Wold you rather spend Thanksgiving with a bunch of people you despise and make an effort to avoid in your day to day life, or Strippers?!?
 
2011-11-18 06:18:10 PM

BroVinny: Perhaps "Cracker Barrel" is descriptive of the majority of the clientele? (Or maybe target demographic? I never notice any bling in the storefront portion.)


Perhaps. It's just a peculiarly constant observation is all. Maybe nothing. Although their scary ass dolls, I'm not imagining.
 
2011-11-18 06:20:54 PM
I volunteered to work at a Golden Corral one year when they were providing a free Thanksgiving dinner. It was absolutely depressing to see the people who would come in...
 
2011-11-18 06:28:07 PM

Badger: I volunteered to work at a Golden Corral one year when they were providing a free Thanksgiving dinner. It was absolutely depressing to see the people who would come in...


I did that at a homeless shelter in the midwest one year, my sister and I cooked a feast for them. I think it was my favorite Thanksgiving ever. I've never been around people that were so appreciative of a real Thanksgiving dinner.
 
2011-11-18 06:45:31 PM

RexTalionis: If you think that's bad, I once went to a strip club on Thanksgiving (not my idea). Talk about depressing.


Really? I could see Christmas... but not everyone makes a big deal out of Thanksgiving. Me and the Mrs. are going to grill something, but we don't have any special plans.

Not a Debbie Downer... its just nice to have the day off.
 
2011-11-18 06:49:32 PM

FirstNationalBastard: VictoryCabal: RexTalionis: If you think that's bad, I once went to a strip club on Thanksgiving (not my idea). Talk about depressing.

Yeah, my local stripclub has an ad on radio advertising that they're opening at 7:00pm on Thanksgiving. Just listening to it makes me want to eat a Glock.

Why?

Wold you rather spend Thanksgiving with a bunch of people you despise and make an effort to avoid in your day to day life, or Strippers?!?


That reminds me that I need to look up the liquor store hours for next Wednesday
 
2011-11-18 06:58:18 PM

downstairs: Really? I could see Christmas... but not everyone makes a big deal out of Thanksgiving. Me and the Mrs. are going to grill something, but we don't have any special plans.

Not a Debbie Downer... its just nice to have the day off.


Nah, you're not alone. I have a girl and a mom. None of us are big on food. Thanksgiving is kind of lame. I'm still missing Halloween.
 
2011-11-18 07:07:38 PM
Golden Corral does not have a hosted bar, which I would require to spend a holiday there with my particular family members. They don't even have beer/wine.
 
2011-11-18 07:40:08 PM
Wow.

Yer headline demonstrates you have nothing better ALL DAY to do than belittle others.

Therefore, I label you a douche(b)(n)ag.

You can quote me on that too.

Loosely.

;)
 
2011-11-18 07:41:15 PM
one of my good friends worked as their scrambled egg cook in high school -- every saturday and sunday morning, from 5 a.m. until 11 a.m., he stood in front of an enormous skillet and cooked scrambled eggs, while chugging black coffee. for years afterward he couldn't eat eggs or drink coffee without getting angry and sick.

pavlovian conditioning, mufrkka! That's the example I used when teaching about classical conditioning.
 
2011-11-18 07:42:34 PM
A lot of restaurants in my area stay open on Thanksgiving, and even have special menus for the day. I think it is more indicative of the fact that more and more people can't cook or don't have the time to cook, so they need options that revolve around something more than the grocery store deli counter. Can't begrudge another food company trying to get in on that action, you can always bank on lazy.
 
2011-11-18 07:43:38 PM
Maybe I'm just a whiner, but I don't find the headline funny, nor do I think this is truly Fark material. How did it get greenlit?
Yeah.
I'm just a whiner.
 
2011-11-18 07:44:10 PM
Well I must be an unwanted loser because I am going somewhere other than home for the manufactured holiday known as Thanksgiving though it will not be the Corral. Don't care abut Thanksgiving. Don't want to spend all day in the kitchen or have four days of leftovers. I have a family too. We elected to not do it this year. We also go to the movies on Christmas day. So fark you my man.
 
2011-11-18 07:44:21 PM
My wife has a large family, and they usually rent out a small hall for Thanksgiving. Well, one year, the person who was to organize the whole thing dropped the ball, and we ended up at G.C. I have since dubbed the place "Golden Ca-Rap". That place is just nasty, but the old folk love it.
 
2011-11-18 07:44:26 PM

SundaesChild: Golden Corral does not have a hosted bar, which I would require to spend a holiday there with my particular family members. They don't even have beer/wine.


brown paper bags are your friend.

and splurge on the good stuff for a change. Popov vodak is hangover in a bottle
 
2011-11-18 07:44:35 PM
Some people fly for thanksgiving, just to experience some human contact, otherwise known as 'gate rape'.
 
2011-11-18 07:44:57 PM

EatHam: But let Target open at midnight, and it's all poor retail workers what will they do.


This isn't a break from tradition and food is kinda necessary.
Cheap Chinese electronics? Not so much.
 
2011-11-18 07:45:49 PM
I was invited to a Thanksgiving party at a loft full of cute mid 20's hipster girls last night. I still think I'm going to get drunk and go to a white castle, this has been my plan for a while.
 
2011-11-18 07:46:43 PM
I'm spending Thanksgiving stuffing my sister's dog with table scraps till it pukes in the car on the ride home! :D
 
2011-11-18 07:47:15 PM
The Golden Trough.
 
2011-11-18 07:47:58 PM

cowgirl toffee: I'm spending Thanksgiving stuffing my sister's dog with table scraps till it pukes in the car on the ride home! :D


+1
 
2011-11-18 07:47:59 PM

Mugato: BroVinny: Cracker Barrel is open Thanksgiving

I have no tangible evidence to back this up but some friends and I stop by a Cracker Barrel for breakfast once or so every couple months on business and every time, there is always only one black customer family and they are always seated in the same table, the far right hand corner table. That same table, I swear to Christ. We can even loiter around the place and it can be almost empty and a black family comes in and is seated at the same back corner table.

but I digress.


.....
When family comes to town, we go there so we don't have to cook. We always are seated at the same table. Every time.
 
2011-11-18 07:48:10 PM

Badger: I volunteered to work at a Golden Corral one year when they were providing a free Thanksgiving dinner. It was absolutely depressing to see the people who would come in...


Free dinner for workers or free dinner for anyone who came to the restaurant?

As someone who has no plans for Thanksgiving (i.e. it'll be me and a pie I bake), I would go out for a free dinner even if it branded me a loser. I won't pay for the loser brand though. I have standards.
 
2011-11-18 07:49:14 PM

some.old.lady.: When family comes to town, we go there so we don't have to cook. We always are seated at the same table. Every time.



you sound black
 
2011-11-18 07:49:41 PM

A Bloody Disaster: I was invited to a Thanksgiving party at a loft full of cute mid 20's hipster girls last night. I still think I'm going to get drunk and go to a white castle, this has been my plan for a while.


Cute hipsters?

Would they gang?

;)
 
2011-11-18 07:50:03 PM
16 years ago I worked as a waiter at a fine dining restaurant and I adored the $500 plus in tips made on Thanksgiving day. My family held dinner and they loved me and my cash.
 
2011-11-18 07:50:44 PM

wrenchboy: some.old.lady.: When family comes to town, we go there so we don't have to cook. We always are seated at the same table. Every time.


you sound black


Nope, just naive-no-mark.
 
2011-11-18 07:50:48 PM
Working holidays is to be expected when you take a job at a place that is opened on holidays. Time with your family? Sorry, the restaurant that hired you is open and your boss, the one who determines when you work and how much time you can spend with your family and friends has decided that you will be helping to make the owner richer (who will be enjoying Thanksgiving dinner with his family) instead of dinner with your family.
 
2011-11-18 07:51:29 PM

GT_bike: 16 years ago I worked as a waiter at a fine dining restaurant and I adored the $500 plus in tips made on Thanksgiving day. My family held dinner and they loved me and my cash.


But then again it wasn't Golden Corral where I first saw my two chair butt spanning, well...two chairs, ugh!
 
2011-11-18 07:53:26 PM
We like spending our Thanksgivings the traditional way - a bountiful dinner with native americans.
At the Muckleshoot Casino buffet.

/last year we won enough at slots to pay for the meal
 
2011-11-18 07:53:34 PM

rudemix: cowgirl toffee: I'm spending Thanksgiving stuffing my sister's dog with table scraps till it pukes in the car on the ride home! :D

+1


Do you have attractions to her?
 
2011-11-18 07:55:02 PM
Golden Corral is open for Thanksgiving. Discover how food tastes when it is prepared and eaten solely by people who are utterly unloved and alone.

What does Golden Corral being open for Thanksgiving have to do with the part about utterly unloved and alone people?

/cooking and eating for one!
//then football!
///drinks all day!
 
2011-11-18 07:55:02 PM
OK, so it's got nothing to do with Golden Corral or Thanksgiving...

Once upon a time I was working for a company in San Jose. The traffic was insane (bumper to bumper in the Interstate at 5 AM? F.Y.) so I said " Bye." They said "Wait..." I wound up doing the work parked in the Monster RV on the strip in Las Vegas and phoning it in. Was there all winter.

Las Vegas is insane. I bet the wife that we could go to a casino at 8 AM on Christmas morning and get some 'Hot Babe Wearing A Bikini' to give us free beer while we were playing the games.

She said "No way."

I won. Got pictures too.
 
2011-11-18 07:55:27 PM
My family likes to go to Golden Corral every year, because my mother can't cook for shiat and would rather go out. Since she'll be staying with her new husband and son this year, I plan to stay home alone and play Oblivion while spending time with my cat.

Golden Corral's food is pretty awesome compared to the food most of my family cooks.

/Probably going to stuff a cornish game hen for myself this year.
//With Extra gravy for my stuffing
 
2011-11-18 07:57:33 PM
LindLTaylor: Well I must be an unwanted loser because I am going somewhere other than home for the manufactured holiday known as Thanksgiving...

"manufactured holiday"!? Dude, my ancestors didn't come to this country and kill the natives with superior weapons and disease just so someone like you could come along a couple hundred years later and sh#t all over our celebration.
 
2011-11-18 07:59:02 PM
I'll be there. If I'm lucky.

/divorced
//alone
///..whatever, it just gets worse
 
2011-11-18 07:59:20 PM
I lived in Vegas in the 80s and on Thanksgiving you could walk into any restaurant on Thanksgiving and pretty much have the place to yourself. I went a couple of times in the early oughts and it was jammed from Wednesday to Monday on both Thanksgivings. I'll take an In N Out Burger or a Baja Fresh burrito before I'll go to Golden Corral or IHOP any day of the year. I'd go to Little Saigon and eat kitty Bánh Cuốn before I'd eat at IHOP.
 
2011-11-18 08:00:43 PM
The wife and I always eat out for Thanksgiving. No family nearby, we don't like our friends or neighbors enough to spend an afternoon with them and the kids are vegan. (we let them forage on their own, plenty of acorns this time of year).

This year we're at the Clarion (new window). Any Raleigh Farkers doing the same thing at the 11 AM seating come over and say hello. I'm the heroically handsome guy being berated by the deceptively small woman with white spikey hair. You can't miss us.

I did once make the mistake of having Thanksgiving Dinner at the Golden Corral. With the penultimate Ex. May have been a contributing factor. You could definitely taste the fail.
 
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