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(Des Moines Register)   When the threat of a blizzard looms, people on the East Coast stock up on milk, bread, eggs, and toilet paper. People in the Midwest stock up on beer, wine, and liquor   ( desmoinesregister.com) divider line
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2013-02-21 11:33:48 PM  
6 votes:
We dont call it "stocking up", we call it Thursday.
2013-02-22 12:49:28 AM  
3 votes:
Guess that makes me midwestern. The wife and I always have enough food in the basement to last us a few weeks if need be. Stuff that doesn't spoil and can be prepared with a pot and my grill if need be. Soups, canned prepared foods, pasta, etc.. It just seems like common sense to me - especially since we have a history of losing power for days at a time here in the DC suburbs. So I don't need to fight crowds of soccer moms in the supermarket for the last case of bottled water when bad storms are heading our way.

When "Snowpocalypse" was heading towards us I picked up a whole bunch of beer the day before, and pretty much stayed completely sauced for the couple days worth of shoveling I had to do. In particular I had something like 5 bottles of this. I'd keep a bottle in the snow next to me as I worked so it would stay nice and cold. Stocked up before Sandy too.
2013-02-22 02:21:49 AM  
1 vote:

2.bp.blogspot.com



/Only a couple inches on the ground
//Already drunk
2013-02-22 01:52:38 AM  
1 vote:

LargeCanine: I already have beer, wine and booze and stock up on meat, eggs, fruit, dairy and herbs. I have makings for bread. I eat well during storms, have time to bake and cook. Hmmmm... french toast and bacon for breakfast, chicken egg foo young for lunch. Roast pork, bread, snap peas, apple crisp for dinner tomorrow.


Yep, you just made me hungry. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow !

/Thirsty too !
//Cheers !!
2013-02-22 01:33:01 AM  
1 vote:
Here in Florida we stock up on seeds, commemorative plates, and reverse mortgages.
2013-02-22 01:06:40 AM  
1 vote:

mongbiohazard: Guess that makes me midwestern. The wife and I always have enough food in the basement to last us a few weeks if need be. Stuff that doesn't spoil and can be prepared with a pot and my grill if need be. Soups, canned prepared foods, pasta, etc.. It just seems like common sense to me - especially since we have a history of losing power for days at a time here in the DC suburbs. So I don't need to fight crowds of soccer moms in the supermarket for the last case of bottled water when bad storms are heading our way.

When "Snowpocalypse" was heading towards us I picked up a whole bunch of beer the day before, and pretty much stayed completely sauced for the couple days worth of shoveling I had to do. In particular I had something like 5 bottles of this. I'd keep a bottle in the snow next to me as I worked so it would stay nice and cold. Stocked up before Sandy too.


These people running around like idiots to "prep" for the storm are funny  The wife and I have fuel, water, and food stocks for 90 days in the basement.  Why wait until the danger is imminent and the suppliers are price-gouging people?  It'd be a nice vacation from "life" if we were snowed in for a couple weeks.
2013-02-22 01:05:13 AM  
1 vote:
How much of this is "stocking up" for the storm compared to people hearing about a storm and trying to get their grocery shopping done early so they won't have to go out in the snow. When I heard we were supposed to get a pretty good storm this weekend I went and loaded up on some beer and other things I was short on today so I wouldn't have to do it in the snow.
2013-02-22 12:50:21 AM  
1 vote:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: cameroncrazy1984: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I still can't quite grasp this. I mean, I live in California, and a foot of snow where I live means I still don't have a good excuse to call in

/all y'all whimpy, or what?

I doubt in CA you ever get a foot of snow in an hour.

Heh.. bless your heart


People often forget that CA is a huge region that encompasses a whole lot more than just the main coastal cities.

I wish the recent storm had dumped even more snow on the California mountains. There hasn't been quite enough snow this ski season.
2013-02-22 12:45:49 AM  
1 vote:
i.minus.com
"White people stock up like this. Black people stock up like this."
Homer Simpson: "Ha ha! It's true! We're so lame!"

In all seriousness, though:

If you're going to be stuck in your house for a long while, and maybe even have the power out, what makes sense to buy? The most perishable stuff you can get? Idiots.
2013-02-22 12:45:30 AM  
1 vote:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I still can't quite grasp this. I mean, I live in California, and a foot of snow where I live means I still don't have a good excuse to call in

/all y'all whimpy, or what?


Where I live it's not so much the amount of snow but the city's inability to remove any of it in a timely fashion. 14 inches today and I won't see a snow plow for a week. 7 stuck vehicles on my street alone. I helped dig out three of them. Most people around here don't have four wheel drive.

/Kansas City
2013-02-22 12:36:13 AM  
1 vote:
What? Here on the east coast, we don't need to stock up, we're prepared all the time for tommorow with a good supply of beer, wine, and weed.

Course maybe we're making a distinction between American and Canadian here.

/btw, nice caption pic of the video - bud light rofl
2013-02-22 12:32:44 AM  
1 vote:
On the west coast it seems most people just call their dealer when a storm is coming in.
2013-02-22 12:31:27 AM  
1 vote:

cameroncrazy1984: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I still can't quite grasp this. I mean, I live in California, and a foot of snow where I live means I still don't have a good excuse to call in

/all y'all whimpy, or what?

I doubt in CA you ever get a foot of snow in an hour.


Someone's never been to Truckee or Donner Pass, I see.
2013-02-21 11:59:19 PM  
1 vote:
I live on the East Coast, and my wife and I definitely value stocking liquor over that "food" crap the subby listed, whatever the f*ck that stuff is about.

And if there's that much snow, you don't need toilet paper. You just get a bucket of snow, use a handful to wipe your ass, and then toss it in the toilet.

/I've never done the snow bit described above, but I could see it working 'in a pinch', if you know what I mean
 
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