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(NBC5) NewsFlash Quaker Oats building in Chicago ablaze   ( divider line
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2003-02-07 10:43:05 AM  
This would never have happened if they were Amish Oats. They don't use fire.
2003-02-07 10:43:31 AM  
Iraq is winning.
2003-02-07 10:43:41 AM  
Sooo... Is this good, bad or 'who cares'?
2003-02-07 10:44:30 AM  

1. No.
2. No.
3. No.
2003-02-07 10:45:35 AM  
Quakers.. Edwards.. close enough.
2003-02-07 10:45:51 AM  
INITIAL EVEN! *** typo manifico!
2003-02-07 10:45:53 AM  

sorry, but after the kilipo stuff, i am just in the mood to be incoherent and silly. plus ive got a cold.
2003-02-07 10:46:25 AM  
are the grits ok?!?
2003-02-07 10:46:26 AM  
It's an ugly-ass building anyway.
2003-02-07 10:47:13 AM  
Box model Barbara Bush had no comment...

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2003-02-07 10:47:45 AM  
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Quizzical fox cares/he saw it on fox news awhile ago.
2003-02-07 10:48:03 AM  
I hate those fücking quackers, anyway.
2003-02-07 10:48:15 AM  
I am across the river from this by the way. I can see it from my office window. When I got to work this morning half the city east of me was completely covered in white smoke.
2003-02-07 10:48:26 AM  
Quaker moved out of the bldg a while ago..
2003-02-07 10:48:31 AM  
So anyways, are they really made out of Quakers?
2003-02-07 10:49:27 AM  

2003-02-07 10:49:52 AM  
First strike in the cereal wars.
2003-02-07 10:49:54 AM  
Holy crap there's a lot of Farkers in the loop. We should do a loop-farker-lunch-thingy.
2003-02-07 10:50:47 AM  
Terrorist threat raised to orange.

What do you expect?
2003-02-07 10:51:34 AM  
When the terrorists have gotten into our oats... the terrorist have already ... ... oh forget it.
2003-02-07 10:51:39 AM  
My husband is at home (we live at 500 S. Clinton) and can see the smoke but said it doesn't smell like Maple Brown Sugar.

BTW, Dick Johnson has become a running joke in our house- if you're such a crappy anchor that you have to lure viewers through a gimmicky name like that, you don't deserve to be on a major network in a huge market.
2003-02-07 10:52:11 AM  
The roof. The roof. The roof is on fire...
2003-02-07 10:52:15 AM  
Uh... 'so' ?
2003-02-07 10:52:34 AM  
all you Oats are ours!
2003-02-07 10:53:09 AM  
There is a quizzical fox now! Yes!

Most exciting thing to happen in my life for weeks!
2003-02-07 10:53:39 AM  
I guess we will be seeing Roasted Oats cereal on the market soon.
2003-02-07 10:54:10 AM  
Feel your oats!
2003-02-07 10:54:20 AM  
Its that damned cow again, will someone shoot it already?
2003-02-07 10:54:55 AM  
Flour dust is explosive???

Take note, Osama. Stop playing with that dangerous fertilizer/diesel fuel mix...start sifting the Robin Hood.
2003-02-07 10:55:03 AM  
2003-02-07 10:55:17 AM  
Nothing can replace the original Quizzical dog.

2003-02-07 10:55:37 AM  
Burning the quaker oats's the wrong thing to do.
2003-02-07 10:55:53 AM  
Don't worry, Cap'n Crunch will swoop in and save the day...

2003-02-07 10:56:26 AM  
In three hours, President Bush will have documented proof that Saddam Hussein was responsible for this catastrophie.
2003-02-07 10:56:41 AM  

My Dad who is still active duty military (dude must be like 150 years in or something now) once served a NATO assignment in Mons Belgium. He had to work alongside a British officer whose name was: Peter, R. Dick Peters. I KID YOU NOT. We joked often about what the R might stand for.
2003-02-07 10:58:01 AM  
I thought Quakers couldn't use fire. Just kiddin'.

Seriously, though, that's messed up. Oatmeal keeps me regular. *vrrrrrt!*
2003-02-07 10:58:33 AM  
Looks like the Gatekeeper and the Keymaster finally got together.

Fire in downtown Chicago paves way for glorious new shoe factory.
2003-02-07 10:59:26 AM  
I bet it was caused by that old quaker dude on the box smoking in bed. How old is that guy? He's got to be like 150 or something?
2003-02-07 11:00:41 AM  
what happens in s.o.v.i.e.t r.u.s.s.i.a. that is.
2003-02-07 11:01:33 AM  
Good thing I only eat donuts for breakfust

2003-02-07 11:04:22 AM  
Lord_Dubu: Wow.
2003-02-07 11:05:42 AM  
Mrs. Leary's cow my ass!
2003-02-07 11:06:42 AM  
if i can't get my god damned oatmeal tomorrow morning, then insert terrorist cliche here.
2003-02-07 11:07:56 AM  
Mandrax :
My husband is at home (we live at 500 S. Clinton) and can see the smoke but said it doesn't smell like Maple Brown Sugar.

One of my good friends lives in that building on the expressway side. What're the odds?
2003-02-07 11:10:22 AM  
dick johnson?
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2003-02-07 11:13:15 AM  
just add some burnt flour, some eggs boiled in the shell, crispy molasses and voila!

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2003-02-07 11:18:05 AM  
The roof is on fire!

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2003-02-07 11:23:31 AM  
I was at the Mart gettin' donuts and saw the brou-ha-ha but didn't know it was the Quaker(Pepsi) building. It all makes sense now.
2003-02-07 11:23:54 AM  
I always thought firemen "put out" fires, not "strike" them. Isn't "striking" what you do to a match to start a fire? Can someone help a Farker out?
2003-02-07 11:24:25 AM  
Where did all these Chicago FARKers come from? I wish I could see the blaze, but I'm stuck in a cube at St. Luke's with a view of the east side of Chicago.

At least the skyline's pretty. But, mm, fire...
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