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(SeattlePI)   Applebees employees find child's note reading "Help me" left under a plate, triggering massive police search. Unknown why they didn't assume the note was reffering to the fact that the child was forced to eat at Applebees   ( divider line
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2007-12-31 07:31:29 PM  
submitter: Unknown why they didn't assume the note was reffering to the fact that the child was forced to eat at Applebees

fark you subby. I like Applebees.
2007-12-31 10:09:05 PM  
AxiomJackson: //Farking at work too.

Just so long as you wear a condom.

/although I don't really know if a sheep can GIVE consent
//har har, see what I did there? ;-)
2007-12-31 10:33:56 PM  
daychilde: although I don't really know if a sheep can GIVE consent

I imagine that's true although there aren't a lot of sheep around the office. Well, not the four legged kind that is.
2007-12-31 11:09:48 PM  
jshove1: Pocket Ninja: Applebees is one of the five restaurants that I will not eat at in any circumstances. It's actually number two on the list, right behind Shoney's.

Since when is there still a Shoney's in business and where is said Shoney's, I live in MD and havn't seen one since I was five and I have a craving for undercooked popcorn shrimp.

Nolensville road and Thompson Lane intersection in Nashville. Also there's one next to Target in the Hickory Hollow Mall area. A bunch of others scattered about the metro area as well.

/ask and you shall receive.
//no no...not that. only stuff you really didn't want to receive. sorry.
2008-01-01 12:48:03 AM  
Echidna's Arf of Me: I know of an Applebees waitress who's heavily into "scat."

/I shiat you not...
//Not saying which town...
///Be sure to check those fingernails before you order...

And how exactly does that topic come up in conversation with a waitress?
2008-01-01 02:20:15 AM  
Applebee's? SHUDDER!!!

It's one of many, many things invented in a board room thousands of miles away from where you dine. Inside, you find an ocean of mullet-wearing, goatee-wearing NASCAR fans with their feathered hair, heavy eyeliner missing toothed wives who only know how to scowl at then ignore their many many obstreperous kids, thinking this is what dining out is all about. If only their beer glasses could have more frost on them, and there could be more pictures of Monster Trucks on the wall.

I think this is the first xmas we didn't get an Applebee's gift card from somebody. Lots of 55+year-old relatives who've never been to (your local equivalent of, at the very minimum, Kalamazoo's Olde Peninsula or better), and grew up eating beef, noodles and mashed potatoes and corn with no flavoring for 40 years.

It must be a great place since they have all of that Mickey Mouse stuff on the wall, right?

//Have yourself a tall Brewtus(TM) beer
2008-01-01 12:12:39 PM that I'm sober, here is my usual reasoned take on Applebees and their ilk. Although it's true you'll find lots of whiskey-tango there, it's only a symptom and beside the point.

Dining out should be a special occasion for most people. Instead of going to one of these megacorporate places with headquarters outside the local economy, why not somehow save money a tiny-bit longer and dine at a more interesting local place worth your short precious time on this planet?

Instead of dining out at an Applebees, Crackerbarrel, IHOP, etc. 4 times a month, I'd rather support a locally-owned better restaurant twice a month. Same goes for beer. I'd rather buy less great beer made locally than a whole bunch of NASCAR beer.

All of these things: Applebees and Crackerbarrel, Budweiser/Miller/Coors, Wal-Mart and Circuit City, Celine Dion and Alan Jackson, and many many other categories have one thing in common: they owe their existence as mega-million dollar makers to modern-day advertising much more so than their inherent qualities. If you think about how this marketing succeeds, could it be any closer to mind control and not be classified as such?

If any of this rambling hits home, I encourage everyone to limit your support of those expertly controlling minds from a distant boardroom. If enough of us practiced this, our world would surely be a better place.
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