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(AZCentral)   You know you live in an uptight neighborhood when your neighbors refuse to allow ice cream trucks on the streets   (azcentral.com) divider line 141
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2012-07-25 11:22:58 PM
My block is patrolled by no less than six trucks, five of which have the Hello?!/honking combo.

Here's the part that blows my mind: the first one will come around 8:30am. On weekdays. Closer to 8 on the weekends.

Who the exact fark is letting their kids buy ice cream at 8:30 in the morning on a Monday?
 
2012-07-25 11:27:14 PM

Mugato: skullkrusher: Mugato: skullkrusher: they're cutting each others brake cables in NY. That's some rough bidness, ice cream trucking is

That would make a good movie.

It was a movie - Comfort and Joy

 
2012-07-25 11:42:03 PM
You'd think there'd be a way to hook up an iPod or something to the speaker system... hmmm, what music would one choose?
 
2012-07-25 11:43:34 PM
You can't get no ice cream
Cuz you on the welfare
 
2012-07-25 11:44:32 PM
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2012-07-25 11:45:17 PM

penthesilea: No street vendors of any kind? Food carts are awesome. Scottsdale is missing out on some damn good food.


It's Arizona, so 99% of the street vendors are Mexicans coming in from other areas and peddling food of dubious quality out of pedal carts or stolen shopping carts.

They are unlicensed, and don't have food handler cards showing they have learned the methods of sanitation and food safety utilized in civilized countries.

/Live in Scottsdale so getting a kick
 
2012-07-25 11:59:46 PM

Mateorabi: EasyWind: As I find ice cream trucks creepy as hell I support this measure.

The one in our neighborhood has a music loop that stops every couple minutes and goes "Hello!? Hello?!?" in an incredibly creepy voice that isn't quite a child's and isn't quite an adult's. How the driver/owner thinks that this doesn't scare folks away is beyond me.


THIS & THIS! I experienced it while living in St Louis and now Atlanta. The speakers are so loud and they all drive creepy white pedophile vans with no back windows.
 
2012-07-26 12:01:07 AM

Kali-Yuga: penthesilea: No street vendors of any kind? Food carts are awesome. Scottsdale is missing out on some damn good food.

It's Arizona, so 99% of the street vendors are Mexicans coming in from other areas and peddling food of dubious quality out of pedal carts or stolen shopping carts.

They are unlicensed, and don't have food handler cards showing they have learned the methods of sanitation and food safety utilized in civilized countries.

/Live in Scottsdale so getting a kick


*shrug* More tamales for me.
 
2012-07-26 12:04:03 AM
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2012-07-26 12:09:53 AM

Lorelle: /damn, I'm old
//also remembers the Helms Bakery truck


I remember those from when I was a kid in Camarillo, California sometime in the 60's.
 
2012-07-26 12:40:12 AM

Confabulat: I sleep in the daytime and work at night


You might not ever get home.
 
2012-07-26 12:48:14 AM
Good. They're not allowed here either and I like that. I've worked hard to be successful in life and I live somewhere nice and I'm willing to pay enough money so that I don't have to put up with BS like kids running around after ice cream trucks and homeless people in my neighborhood. If you want to live in a neighborhood with those things that's fine; you can pay less and be around stuff like that. As it is, those of us who are willing to roll up our sleeves and make something of ourselves and are successful to live in ideal neighborhoods have the luxury of not dealing with this type of crap.
 
2012-07-26 12:55:23 AM

penthesilea: *shrug* More tamales for me.


Well I sincerely hope that you or anyone in your family doesn't get a food borne illness or something like tuberculosis from eating food prepared by someone using third world standards of sanitation.

Diseases like tuberculosis, leprosy, dysentery, cysticercosis, and typhoid are two to three times as prevalent in areas along the U.S.-Mexican border as in the rest of America. The four states with the most illegal immigrants have over half the reported TB cases in the U.S.

The New England Journal of Medicine reported that 57.8% of all new cases of tuberculosis in the United States in 2007 were diagnosed in foreign-born persons. The TB infection rate among foreign-born persons was 9.8 times as high as that among U.S.-born persons.

The same journal article stated that since legal immigrants and refugees are screened for illnesses such as TB, the illegal alien population was the logical source of this disproportionate rate of TB incidence.
 
2012-07-26 12:55:29 AM

xl5150: those of us who are willing to roll up our sleeves and make something of ourselves and are successful to live in ideal neighborhoods have the luxury of not dealing with this type of crap.


Wow, you really are an asshole aren't you?
 
2012-07-26 12:56:42 AM
Ice cream truck came down my street on Sunday, and I rushed out the door when I saw that it was parking a few houses down. There was a decent crowd of about 16 people, and most of them were not kids nor parents of kids! Nor was I, at the age of 42, the oldest person there. Nothing like an ice cream sandwich on a hot summer day.
 
2012-07-26 01:14:40 AM

xl5150: Good. They're not allowed here either and I like that. I've worked hard to be successful in life and I live somewhere nice and I'm willing to pay enough money so that I don't have to put up with BS like kids running around after ice cream trucks and homeless people in my neighborhood. If you want to live in a neighborhood with those things that's fine; you can pay less and be around stuff like that. As it is, those of us who are willing to roll up our sleeves and make something of ourselves and are successful to live in ideal neighborhoods have the luxury of not dealing with this type of crap.


Yeah! It is such a horrible thing to see the face of children light up when the ice cream truck comes down the street. And it is even more horrible to see parents smiling while sharing a childhood memory with their children, a memory that they probably shared with their own parents when they were kids. I know that when I look back upon my childhood that I am disgusted by the memory of running home to tell mom that the ice cream truck was coming and then going outside with my mom and her purse and not being able to decide. And then sitting on the front porch while we both ate ice cream, man that was just one of the worst experiences of my life, enjoying some ice cream with my mom on a hot summer evening. Oh the horror. The horror.
 
2012-07-26 01:16:36 AM

Johnny Bananapeel: Confabulat: I sleep in the daytime and work at night

You might not ever get home.


Oh crap what is that song. That will drive me crazy.
 
2012-07-26 01:17:45 AM

xl5150: As it is, those of us who are willing to roll up our sleeves


So tell me, how often every day do you roll up your sleeves?
 
2012-07-26 01:24:44 AM

Confabulat: So tell me, how often every day do you roll up your sleeves?


I work very hard for my money. Not physically, no, but I put in long hours and I have to dedicate a lot of time and attention to what I do. It's because of this that as of today, I currently have more money than you'll ever see in your entire life. I don't see it as some kind of moral failing that I don't do physical labor, if that's what you're trying to get at. I see it as the fact that I was smart enough to actually make something out of myself instead of screwing around and ending up in some dead-end job as a garbageman or waiter or something low-class like that.
 
2012-07-26 01:25:50 AM
How about banning them from playing Jingle Bells? No ice cream truck should ever play Jingle Bells.
 
2012-07-26 01:25:59 AM
This goes further to show that Arizona is nothing more than the biggest collection of assholes, racists, and all-around asswipes in America. Let's kick it out of the Union
 
2012-07-26 01:36:21 AM
Can't read all 121 comments-lived the ice cream truck as a kiddie-came around in summer-was awesome! Everyone in the hood lived it too!
 
2012-07-26 01:41:49 AM

xl5150: Confabulat: So tell me, how often every day do you roll up your sleeves?

I work very hard for my money. Not physically, no, but I put in long hours and I have to dedicate a lot of time and attention to what I do. It's because of this that as of today, I currently have more money than you'll ever see in your entire life. I don't see it as some kind of moral failing that I don't do physical labor, if that's what you're trying to get at. I see it as the fact that I was smart enough to actually make something out of myself instead of screwing around and ending up in some dead-end job as a garbageman or waiter or something low-class like that.


Don't you have to be at the gym in 26 minutes?
 
2012-07-26 01:43:03 AM

Confabulat: Don't you have to be at the gym in 26 minutes?


Is that really all you can come up with?
 
2012-07-26 01:44:33 AM

xl5150: Confabulat: Don't you have to be at the gym in 26 minutes?

Is that really all you can come up with?


Well other than mocking you outright? I mean, seriously? You really think you're special? Haha, you really do, don't you.

Look at the special hard working man with money! He's to be admired!

Really, you're not worth the effort.
 
2012-07-26 01:45:38 AM

Confabulat: Really, you're not worth the effort.


Translated: I can't come up with anything smart to say.

Enjoy your studio apartment!
 
2012-07-26 01:46:23 AM

xl5150: Confabulat: Really, you're not worth the effort.

Translated: I can't come up with anything smart to say.

Enjoy your studio apartment!


Huh. I do.
 
2012-07-26 01:47:53 AM
A while back I lived in a little cul du sac next to some stoners and some kids. One day I decide I have a sweet tooth and go to get a chaco taco and the little girl next door says "daddy, what is she trying to get from the music truck?" And the dad answered " she's just requesting a new song." Apparently he told his daughter that the ice cream truck only came by to give little kids the gift of music. That guy always cracked me up.

/CSS.
 
2012-07-26 01:53:33 AM

xl5150: Confabulat: So tell me, how often every day do you roll up your sleeves?

I work very hard for my money. Not physically, no, but I put in long hours and I have to dedicate a lot of time and attention to what I do. It's because of this that as of today, I currently have more money than you'll ever see in your entire life. I don't see it as some kind of moral failing that I don't do physical labor, if that's what you're trying to get at. I see it as the fact that I was smart enough to actually make something out of myself instead of screwing around and ending up in some dead-end job as a garbageman or waiter or something low-class like that.


Bwahahahahahahaha! Now we know that you are full of schitt! People who have to resort to the "I am richer than you remark" are nothing but blowhards. You might want to consider moving out of your mom's basement and living in the real world for a while. You are starting to believe your own lies.
 
2012-07-26 02:01:00 AM

xl5150: I currently have more money than you'll ever see in your entire life


And because of that you think you can look down at ice cream men. Says a lot about you.
 
2012-07-26 02:05:17 AM
The Good Humor Man/ice cream trucks have been banned in Des Moines by city ordinance since the late Sixties/early Seventies. Why? All because of one kid whose parents never taught her not to farking run out into the street without looking both ways.

Said kid was run over and killed by another vehicle when she ran out into the street for the Good Humor man. Her father mounted a full on campaign to ban them and the city council caved. Even now, something like forty years on, the minute there is a hint of repealing that, the old guy springs into action and the city council caves again.

Yeah, it was tragic, but damn, nearly forty years and you just can't let it go and admit you should have coached your precious little darling not to farking run out into the street?
 
2012-07-26 02:08:39 AM
I think it confuses and angers people who think money is some sort of measure of success when not everyone agrees with them.

"How dare you not envy me! I work hard! And have money! I AM ALL THAT MANKIND SHOULD STRIVE FOR!"

Yeah buddy, I don't care. I don't work hard, and I have more toys than I know what to do with. I pay my bills and live in comfort. I win. I don't care what car you drive or the size of your house, why would I? Only the mentally defective think about stuff like that.
 
2012-07-26 02:35:30 AM

EasyWind: As I find ice cream trucks creepy as hell I support this measure.


Wtf?
Did your rider hide your bottle?
Or did your women serve you tea?
 
2012-07-26 04:14:06 AM

hbk72777: God damn you cranky bastards. I hate noise, but an Ice Cream truck blaring music is what summer is all about.

The real crime here is the prices. $2.50 for an ice cream cone


Really $2.50? A single cone without extras goes for $4 around here. Australian dollars too, which is worth the same if not more. Lucky you.
 
2012-07-26 05:58:09 AM

Kali-Yuga: Well I sincerely hope that you or anyone in your family doesn't get a food borne illness or something like tuberculosis from eating food prepared by someone using third world standards of sanitation.


Don't be so culturally bigoted. Food sanitation practices have existed across cultures for millennia. Just because they aren't taught in a classroom doesn't mean that a matriarch in Mexico who runs a kitchen that feeds a farm with over 100 workers didn't learn proper practices from her mother, (who learned from her mother, who learned...). People have been eating prepared food for a long, long time without killing themselves off.

Personally, I think you're being a bit histrionic about food trucks. I currently live in a country where people grill meat and fish on hibachis on the side of the road, and sell it to passersby. They sell hot balls of sticky rice wrapped in banana leaves, and unpasteurized coconut water. And you know what? It's farking delicious. Like most places, the only thing I'm in real danger of getting sick from here is the tap water.

Previous to living here, I worked in a restaurant that was on the cutting edge of food prep, and we almost got shut down every other week for using some hundreds-of-years-old method of curing pork or aging beef that almost no one knows about anymore. The woman from the heath department used to freak out when the meat in our dry-aging room wasn't wrapped in plastic for fark's sake.

You don't need plastic wrap, and anti-bacterial soap, and latex gloves to have a safe kitchen just because that's what ServSafe recommends.

Kali-Yuga: Diseases like tuberculosis, leprosy, dysentery, cysticercosis, and typhoid are two to three times as prevalent in areas along the U.S.-Mexican border as in the rest of America. The four states with the most illegal immigrants have over half the reported TB cases in the U.S.


Wow, diseases with risk factors that include "being too poor to afford good food or shelter", "having a crappy immune response because you work 18 hours a day for next to nothing", and "drinking contaminated ground water" are more prevalent in Mexico? You don't say. What does this have to do with food prep, though, I wonder?

Kali-Yuga: The New England Journal of Medicine reported that 57.8% of all new cases of tuberculosis in the United States in 2007 were diagnosed in foreign-born persons. The TB infection rate among foreign-born persons was 9.8 times as high as that among U.S.-born persons.

The same journal article stated that since legal immigrants and refugees are screened for illnesses such as TB, the illegal alien population was the logical source of this disproportionate rate of TB incidence.


TB is spread by aerosolized body fluids, not by food. Unless you're trying to say, "stay away from those dirty Messicans, they're all sick and they might cough on you" you're not really making any sense posting this information. In other news, the rate of Trichinosis is currently lower in "3rd world" Mexico than in "1st world" Canada, so there's that.

penthesilea: *shrug* More tamales for me.


Word. Homemade tamales are probably the single greatest street food in the entire world.
 
2012-07-26 06:55:56 AM

Mock26: xl5150: Confabulat: So tell me, how often every day do you roll up your sleeves?

I work very hard for my money. Not physically, no, but I put in long hours and I have to dedicate a lot of time and attention to what I do. It's because of this that as of today, I currently have more money than you'll ever see in your entire life. I don't see it as some kind of moral failing that I don't do physical labor, if that's what you're trying to get at. I see it as the fact that I was smart enough to actually make something out of myself instead of screwing around and ending up in some dead-end job as a garbageman or waiter or something low-class like that.

Bwahahahahahahaha! Now we know that you are full of schitt! People who have to resort to the "I am richer than you remark" are nothing but blowhards. You might want to consider moving out of your mom's basement and living in the real world for a while. You are starting to believe your own lies.


Now I wish I had made note of the thread number, but I have him farkied because he once made the claim that he never worked a day in his life and he lives richly off of a trust fund.

/note to self, include thread # when farkying memorable a-hole comments
//he probably does live in his mom's basement
///more slashies from my trust fund full of slashies
////slashies!
 
2012-07-26 08:18:33 AM
Maybe some people want to buy ice cream at a store not out of the back of some dirty van that drives around all day blaring obnoxious music to lure children?
 
2012-07-26 08:50:46 AM
Sugar is crack for kids.
 
2012-07-26 08:58:16 AM

TenJed_77: EasyWind: As I find ice cream trucks creepy as hell I support this measure.

Wtf?
Did your rider hide your bottle?
Or did your women serve you tea?


Yeah she hid my bottle in the other room under the bed, time time to head back to Tennessee Jed.
 
2012-07-26 09:27:46 AM
What exactly caused Arizona to become the bastion of assholes
 
2012-07-27 06:27:14 PM

xl5150: Confabulat: Really, you're not worth the effort.

Translated: I can't come up with anything smart to say.

Enjoy your studio apartment!


Um,

If serious, your sleeves were pulled up for you, and then, yeah, life is easier for you to focus on your own selfish pursuits. Standing on the shoulders of giants, no?

What do you want? A plaque?

Here's a plaque for you (some plaquemaker should totally make this and send it to this guy...):

"You win the 'Douchebag-Of-The-Thread Award,' or DOTTA! Please collect your dots..."

Oh, and p.s. when your money is immaterial, you will wish you still had those sleeves down, man.

;)
 
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