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(Daily Dot)   After reading this link, why not go to Olive Garden for unlimited tasty breadsticks? Olive Garden, when you're here, you're family   (dailydot.com ) divider line
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2013-10-09 06:40:11 PM  

WordyGrrl: Honest Bender: Their bread sticks aren't even good. No thanks, I don't want an endless supply of garbage.

/Their gnocchi soup is pretty good, though.

Got dragged there by co-workers for lunch once. Never been before. The breadsticks were essentially unsplit hot dog buns with garlic butter and the soup (I think it was the gnocchi) was watery and tasteless. Nevertheless, the co-workers raved about how great it was and filled up as many to-go boxes as they could carry. Maybe they're victims of that "If you see a lot of ads on tv for a place, that means the place is really, really good!" thinking...


I haven't been there in years, but you must eat a much higher quality hotdog bun than I am used to. Also, I bet a hotdog bun with garlic-salt and butter would still taste delicious.  There is nothing wrong with simple, and it is not the same as tasteless - and seriously which is it farkers, is everything there too buttery and too salty, or is everything tasteless?  Because salt and fat definitely have flavor.
 
2013-10-09 07:01:01 PM  

Go Fornicate Without a Partner: [w3techs.com image 850x472]

Fark is hipster.  I don't know how I feel about that.


Oddly my reaction to people who have a 'social widget' is very similar to my one for people who have a 'social disease'..
 
2013-10-09 07:20:51 PM  
Their salads and bread sticks are pretty good, that's about all I really enjoy there.  The entrees are all just sad...it's really just microwaved frozen dinners as far as I can tell.  The pasta doesn't even taste good.  I have no idea how you fark up pasta, but they manage.

I'm a shiatty cook, and when I can do the same thing at home, for less money and in about the same time, you're doing something wrong.
 
2013-10-09 07:40:58 PM  
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2013-10-09 08:36:32 PM  
Is this where I talk about how I only cook gourmet meals at home from scratch and when I do eat out it's an authentic hole in the wall restaurant? Also, it seems that 95% of Farkers do not eat fast food and your favorite restaurant sucks if it has more than 2 locations.
 
2013-10-09 08:47:32 PM  
Smackledorfer:  I bet a hotdog bun with garlic-salt and butter would still taste delicious.

This is why places like Olive Garden continue to exist.
 
2013-10-09 08:58:29 PM  

Tourney3p0: Smackledorfer:  I bet a hotdog bun with garlic-salt and butter would still taste delicious.

This is why places like Olive Garden continue to exist.


Ooo, what a burn.  How dare I enjoy garlic bread. I should be ashamed of myself.
 
2013-10-09 09:59:24 PM  

Smackledorfer: Tourney3p0: Smackledorfer:  I bet a hotdog bun with garlic-salt and butter would still taste delicious.

This is why places like Olive Garden continue to exist.

Ooo, what a burn.  How dare I enjoy garlic bread. I should be ashamed of myself.


C'mon man. You only put garlic and butter on snails. What kind of loser puts it on bread? That's disgusting.
 
2013-10-09 10:43:51 PM  
I do not understand the appeal of Olive Garden, but I would never stop people from going. A fool and his money deserve to be parted.

In the mood for some pasta fazool. Been thinking about it for days. With some pancetta.
 
2013-10-09 10:53:58 PM  
What gets me about this subject every time it comes up is how much some of you people care what other people eat. There's nothing wrong with not liking something, but that's not what it is with you people, what pisses you off is that people have the audacity to like something that you don't, it's the most childish and immature thing I've ever seen. If you're not eating there then why do you care so much if other people do?
 
2013-10-10 12:23:45 AM  

ReapTheChaos: There's nothing wrong with not liking something


If Olive Garden is a favorite of someone, it gives me a clear indication that I will never get along with that person and should discontinue contact.

I'm a snob and I'm okay with that.
 
2013-10-10 12:49:11 AM  

Tourney3p0: Smackledorfer:  I bet a hotdog bun with garlic-salt and butter would still taste delicious.

This is why places like Olive Garden continue to exist.


Pretty much, and yet, I am forced to ask: why is this a problem? Most of the answers I get seem to reduce to stoplikingwhatidontlike.jpg, and I dismiss those out of hand.

Then again, having seen a few microwave dinners in my time (I can tell from the textures!), I also don't get the "indistinguishable from microwaved" bit. True, it's not up to par with my favorite authentic hole-in-the-wall, but I find it still beats microwaveable hands-down.
 
2013-10-10 01:19:29 AM  
I think this is clever viral marketing for Reddit.
 
2013-10-10 01:30:13 AM  
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2013-10-10 05:43:03 AM  

tricycleracer: ReapTheChaos: There's nothing wrong with not liking something

If Olive Garden is a favorite of someone, it gives me a clear indication that I will never get along with that person and should discontinue contact.

I'm a snob and I'm okay with that.


I'm sure you're not the kind of person most people want to be around anyway so I guess it all works out in the end.
 
2013-10-10 09:14:12 AM  
Olive Garden.  When you're here, you're dead grandfather Lorenzo spins in his grave.
 
2013-10-10 10:08:24 AM  

Dancin_In_Anson: Can someone PLEASE explain the allure of Reddit?

Remember the old anti drug films where they showed the difference between spider webs spun by spiders on various compounds as opposed to a sober spider?

Reddit reminds me of the spider on acid.



I browse Reddit frequently. It's advantages are
1) No mods need to approve your headline/post so feel free to fire away. Rapid delivery of content.
2) You can customize by creating sub-reddits. So, you can be the admin/moderator of something on your own terms
3) Meme threads and discussion with famous persons in ask anything

Disadvantages:
1) Anybody can post anything, so the vast majority of it is crap.
2) meme threads get boring after a few days. After the last few  discussions with celebrities, I have come to the opinion that they are managed by PR companies and not the actual persons.
4) Biggest issue: Threaded discussions and upvote/downvote. Anything deviating from established narrative is downvoted furiously. Atleast with Fark, you can make your opinion heard however douchy the majority might have deemed it to be.

tl;dr,  Reddit is cool for a while, but gets boring with the solo exception of cough cough gonewild cough
 
2013-10-10 10:10:24 AM  

tricycleracer: ReapTheChaos: There's nothing wrong with not liking something

If Olive Garden is a favorite of someone, it gives me a clear indication that I will never get along with that person and should discontinue contact.

I'm a snob and I'm okay with that.


I can hear you now:  "Yeah, Emily Ratajkowski is hot an all, but she eats at Olive Garden.  That's the culinary equivalent of sharp knees!"
 
2013-10-10 05:27:28 PM  
Smackledorfer:

Ooo, what a burn.  How dare I enjoy garlic bread. I should be ashamed of myself.

Hot dog buns with butter and garlic are not garlic bread.  The same as a beef patty on Wonder Bread is not a hamburger, and tomato sauce on a cracker is not a pizza.  "Bread" is not an all-encompassing term that merely differs by whatever shape the baker decided to mold his dough clump into.

But if your standards are really that low, more power to you.
 
2013-10-10 07:03:56 PM  

ReapTheChaos: What gets me about this subject every time it comes up is how much some of you people care what other people eat. There's nothing wrong with not liking something, but that's not what it is with you people, what pisses you off is that people have the audacity to like something that you don't, it's the most childish and immature thing I've ever seen. If you're not eating there then why do you care so much if other people do?


I don't think I'm your target audience, but anyway: I wouldn't give a shiat at all, but their advertising recently convinced my wife that we needed to take the kids there. I fought for a local place that is similar in price and lost. Why did I lose? Unlimited breadsticks and salad.

Almost $100 later, she now admits it wasn't very good. The proteins were actually somewhat better than I expected from memory (been over a decade), but the pasta was awful (way overcooked).

Not sure where I'm going with this.
 
2013-10-10 08:00:35 PM  

Tourney3p0: Smackledorfer:

Ooo, what a burn.  How dare I enjoy garlic bread. I should be ashamed of myself.

Hot dog buns with butter and garlic are not garlic bread.  The same as a beef patty on Wonder Bread is not a hamburger, and tomato sauce on a cracker is not a pizza.  "Bread" is not an all-encompassing term that merely differs by whatever shape the baker decided to mold his dough clump into.

But if your standards are really that low, more power to you.


Yawn.

You say 'more power to me' but you also are so upset by my statements that you have to repeatedly tell me off and get hyperbolic?

Take a deep breath.
 
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