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2013-03-15 04:05:37 AM
We liked Sizzler breakfasts. Only went once at night. Didn't feel right at night
 
2013-03-15 04:22:20 AM
The letter L?
 
2013-03-15 08:53:27 AM
Cool?

Legos are cool, and never died, so they can't be resurrected

Polaroid WAS cool, but the technology is outdated

Sizzler was a cheap steakhouse. I'm not sure it was ever cool, but that's fine.

The article also lists Bennigan's which I sort of remember some people thinking was cool (maybe even me), but in truth it was just trendy and had crappy food with people wearing stupid uniforms- and while not that expensive, it was overpriced.
 
2013-03-15 09:04:26 AM
None of them create anything that's edible to humans?
 
2013-03-15 09:16:49 AM
Without a resurrection of Hydrox cookies this list does not hold my interest.
 
2013-03-15 09:17:20 AM
Umm...my wedding night?
 
2013-03-15 09:17:28 AM
They are all second best or worse at what they do?
 
2013-03-15 09:17:56 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOO

Keep Twinkies dead. Because Twinkies died, now I can get TastyKakes on the west side of the Appalachians now. I don't have to hoard them when I go back.

If Twinkies deny me my ability to get Kandy Kakes and plastic donuts again, I am going to be very, very angry.
 
2013-03-15 09:18:24 AM
chexydecimal.com

Things found in Lohan's vagina
 
2013-03-15 09:18:26 AM
They all taste like plastic?
 
2013-03-15 09:18:37 AM
What are three things I've had removed from my anus, Alex?
 
2013-03-15 09:18:53 AM
They hurt when stepped on at 3 a.m.?
 
2013-03-15 09:19:27 AM
Blocks, cocks, and stock?
 
2013-03-15 09:19:44 AM
They all suck to step on in your bare feet.
 
2013-03-15 09:21:58 AM
E-coli?
 
2013-03-15 09:24:52 AM
I have to admit, I didn't know that Lego was failing.  I assumed it was infallible as a brand.

uploads.neatorama.com
 
2013-03-15 09:24:56 AM
AverageAmericanGuy: What are three things I've had removed from my anus, Alex?

Sean Connery I presume?
 
2013-03-15 09:25:31 AM
Benegins and Sizzler.  Couldn't give a Fark.  Just a couple of chain restaurants.  And we have no shortage of those anyway.

Legos...  I didn't know they were ever on the decline.  My son has a collection that could build the entire NYC skyline almost to scale.  And I'm not above sitting there building shiat, right along with him.  Many of the Legos he has came from models of Star Wars ships and stuff like that.  If Lego was ever in trouble, it totally escaped my attention.

Polariod...  Now THERE is something that should never have gone away.  In this day of digital images, it's WAY too easy for people to pass, let's just say, questionable photos to each other, then they get spread all over the internet.  There is a gigantic scandal involving exaclty that sort of behaviour in north NJ right as I'm typing this.  The whole thing with the poloroid is that it's nowhere NEAR that easy to duplicate and proliferate.
 
2013-03-15 09:26:05 AM
Had Sizzler the other night. Steak was inedible, but everything else was fine.
 
2013-03-15 09:27:38 AM
FTFA: Bennigan's filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on July 29, 2008, which forced the closure of all 150 corporate locations in the U.S.  Today, the company has rebounded to have 85 locations in 15 countries around the world.

If they filed Chapter 7, then the current Bennigan's is a different company that merely purchased the trademark.
 
2013-03-15 09:29:22 AM

durbnpoisn: Polariod... Now THERE is something that should never have gone away. In this day of digital images, it's WAY too easy for people to pass, let's just say, questionable photos to each other, then they get spread all over the internet. There is a gigantic scandal involving exaclty that sort of behaviour in north NJ right as I'm typing this. The whole thing with the poloroid is that it's nowhere NEAR that easy to duplicate and proliferate.


Came to say something similar.  One way to guarantee a limited number of eyes ever views a picture taken.  No photo processing and no digital copies.
 
2013-03-15 09:30:02 AM
How in the hell can Lego be financially hurting?  They sell a box with $2 worth of plastic in it for $60, FFS!
 
2013-03-15 09:30:03 AM

Bobo_Spiewack: NOOOOOOOOOOOO

Keep Twinkies dead. Because Twinkies died, now I can get TastyKakes on the west side of the Appalachians now. I don't have to hoard them when I go back.

If Twinkies deny me my ability to get Kandy Kakes and plastic donuts again, I am going to be very, very angry.


This. With Hostess's stranglehold on the market broken, we can get actual Tasty cakes as far out as Dayton. DAYTON, PEOPLE. You just don't know how great it is to be able to pick up a package of KandyKakes without having to have my father mail them to me.

/not as fat as I sound.
 
2013-03-15 09:30:54 AM
The Sizzler Sisters are coming back?!?
 
2013-03-15 09:31:40 AM
The part about Lego is very misleading.


Any parent will tell you that Lego reigns supreme in the hierarchy of desirable kid swag. But that wasn't always the case.In the late 1990s, the company stopped focusing on design and got itself into trouble, according to Bloomberg http://www.businessweek.com/innovate/content/jul2010/id20100722_781838 .htm">Businessweek."Back then, company executives wanted to extend the brand, venturing off on wild forays into new product development. The prototypical example: Galidor, a legendary bomb inside the walls of LEGO," Businessweek reported in 2010.In the early 1990s, Lego started refocusing on its design and by 2008 it was back on top.
Lego reconstituted 20 years ago. That's not being resurrected, that's resurrected in past tense.

I guess someone at Mother Nature News had to submit something for deadline and had spent the week jacking it.
 
2013-03-15 09:31:46 AM
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MY TREAT!
 
2013-03-15 09:35:13 AM

durbnpoisn: Polariod...  Now THERE is something that should never have gone away.  In this day of digital images, it's WAY too easy for people to pass, let's just say, questionable photos to each other, then they get spread all over the internet.  There is a gigantic scandal involving exaclty that sort of behaviour in north NJ right as I'm typing this.  The whole thing with the poloroid is that it's nowhere NEAR that easy to duplicate and proliferate.


Maybe Polarodi failed because it's so difficult to spell.

A Poloroid is a hemorrhoid that polo players get.
 
2013-03-15 09:35:19 AM

MikeSass: Umm...my wedding night?


Why don't you have a seat over there?
 
2013-03-15 09:37:05 AM
I appears the common consensus in this thread is that the author is completely clueless as far as Lego is concerned.  Just the fact that the picture of Lego Grumpy Cat exists, is proof that Legos are far from in trouble.
 
2013-03-15 09:45:28 AM
Subby, the plural of Lego is Lego.
 
2013-03-15 09:46:09 AM
img.photobucket.com

"Oh boy, Bennigan's!  I can't wait!"
 
2013-03-15 09:46:11 AM

Happy Hours: durbnpoisn: Polariod...  Now THERE is something that should never have gone away.  In this day of digital images, it's WAY too easy for people to pass, let's just say, questionable photos to each other, then they get spread all over the internet.  There is a gigantic scandal involving exaclty that sort of behaviour in north NJ right as I'm typing this.  The whole thing with the poloroid is that it's nowhere NEAR that easy to duplicate and proliferate.

Maybe Polarodi failed because it's so difficult to spell.

A Poloroid is a hemorrhoid that polo players get.


Wow...  I never screw up spellings like that.  Thank you for pointing out the foolishness of my keyboard.  Clearly, I'm not taking responsibility for that.
 
2013-03-15 09:48:38 AM

durbnpoisn: I appears the common consensus in this thread is that the author is completely clueless as far as Lego is concerned.  Just the fact that the picture of Lego Grumpy Cat exists, is proof that Legos are far from in trouble.


He's clueless about Polaroid as well. The Impossible Project makes film for vintage Polaroid cameras. It's an aftermarket supply company. Polaroid is still in a whole lot of trouble. Their next planned product is an Instagram camera; meaning they want you to plunk down $350 for a whole camera that does the same thing as a free app, with a built-in photo printer.

Linky
 
2013-03-15 09:52:02 AM

MikeSass: How in the hell can Lego be financially hurting?  They sell a box with $2 worth of plastic in it for $60, FFS!


There may only be 2 dollars worth of plastic, but their tooling and tooling maintenance costs must be astronomical judging by the tight tolerances they hold..
 
2013-03-15 09:54:45 AM

verbaltoxin: The part about Lego is very misleading.


Any parent will tell you that Lego reigns supreme in the hierarchy of desirable kid swag. But that wasn't always the case.In the late 1990s, the company stopped focusing on design and got itself into trouble, according to Bloomberg http://www.businessweek.com/innovate/content/jul2010/id20100722_781838 .htm">Businessweek."Back then, company executives wanted to extend the brand, venturing off on wild forays into new product development. The prototypical example: Galidor, a legendary bomb inside the walls of LEGO," Businessweek reported in 2010.In the early 1990s, Lego started refocusing on its design and by 2008 it was back on top.
Lego reconstituted 20 years ago. That's not being resurrected, that's resurrected in past tense.

I guess someone at Mother Nature News had to submit something for deadline and had spent the week jacking it.


I think you're on to something, but saying it's misleading is kind. After all, this sentence:
   "In the late 1990s, the company stopped focusing on design..."
followed by:
   "In the early 1990s, Lego started refocusing on its design.. "
is a pretty big give away that somebody failed at note taking and the editor (if there was one) didn't give a fark either.
 
2013-03-15 09:56:33 AM
gadian: Subby, the plural of Lego is Lego.

bears repeating.
 
2013-03-15 10:02:50 AM
Well they all make things that taste like plastic.
 
2013-03-15 10:06:27 AM

MikeSass: How in the hell can Lego be financially hurting?  They sell a box with $2 worth of plastic in it for $60, FFS!


They're not hurting at all these days, pulled in 4B in revenue last year, 1B in profit. Oh, and they're still a private company.
 
2013-03-15 10:06:31 AM
I think it's interesting that brand name recognition is lucrative enough that other companies are willing to buy them out just to sell cheap crap under their names. I imagine this will get more confusing in the future when you discover that your favorite company is now selling dildos.
 
2013-03-15 10:06:41 AM

gadian: Subby, the plural of Lego is Lego.


Also, the capitol of Nigeria.
 
2013-03-15 10:08:02 AM

Mr_Ectomy: gadian: Subby, the plural of Lego is Lego.

bears repeating.


Lego is an adjective, so the plural is really Lego brick, Lego bricks.There's only one Lego Group, so no need for a plural, really.
 
2013-03-15 10:14:08 AM

NutWrench: I think it's interesting that brand name recognition is lucrative enough that other companies are willing to buy them out just to sell cheap crap under their names. I imagine this will get more confusing in the future when you discover that your favorite company is now selling dildos.


I for one welcome my new Frito-Lay Pepsi Co induced orgasms
 
2013-03-15 10:24:20 AM
They've never been in my kitchen.
 
2013-03-15 10:25:38 AM

gadian: Subby, the plural of Lego is Lego.


But what is a collective? A gaggle of Lego? A bundle of Lego?
 
2013-03-15 10:26:12 AM

Hebalo: Lego is an adjective, so the plural is really Lego brick, Lego bricks.There's only one Lego Group, so no need for a plural, really.


gadian: Subby, the plural of Lego is Lego.


Since we're nitpicking... LEGO, not Lego.  Being a company name, it is a proper noun and not an adjective any more than AT&T is an adjective.
 
2013-03-15 10:28:24 AM

Combustion: gadian: Subby, the plural of Lego is Lego.

But what is a collective? A gaggle of Lego? A bundle of Lego?


LEGO blocks or bricks.  If you have Excel, Word, Halo, and Windows installed on your computer, do you have a bunch of Microsofts?
 
2013-03-15 10:32:14 AM

Dragonflew: Combustion: gadian: Subby, the plural of Lego is Lego.

But what is a collective? A gaggle of Lego? A bundle of Lego?

LEGO blocks or bricks.  If you have Excel, Word, Halo, and Windows installed on your computer, do you have a bunch of Microsofts?


What an excellent idea.  I believe I will go watch some YouTubes as well.
 
2013-03-15 10:34:06 AM

Combustion: But what is a collective? A gaggle of Lego? A bundle of Lego?


Ever step on some?  It's a Murder of Lego.
 
2013-03-15 10:34:40 AM

Pants full of macaroni!!: Dragonflew: Combustion: gadian: Subby, the plural of Lego is Lego.

But what is a collective? A gaggle of Lego? A bundle of Lego?

LEGO blocks or bricks.  If you have Excel, Word, Halo, and Windows installed on your computer, do you have a bunch of Microsofts?

What an excellent idea.  I believe I will go watch some YouTubes as well.


Same as this...

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

It's not ALDIS people.
 
2013-03-15 10:58:31 AM
Also, what saved LEGO had less to do with design, though there are now many many custom bricks, than with licensing. Harry Potter, Star Wars, DC, and Marvel have been huge cash cows. Marketing and packaging have also helped. The blind minifigure packs for $3.00 are a great idea and have inspired lots of competition.
 
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