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  • Rejoice, the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating contest is still happening. Here are the facts

    07/02/2020 10:20:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Golf Digest ^ | July 2, 2020 | Shane Ryan
    If you thought a mere global pandemic was going to stop one of the most important sporting events of the year, my friend, you were QUITE WRONG. The Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest (they should go for a longer name) will go down this Saturday, July the 4th, at noon on ESPN. Joey Chestnut, who is likely the only hot dog eating human being you know by name, will be there. Matt Stonie, the only man who has beaten him in the last 13 years, will not, since he didn't arrive in New York in time to quarantine...
  • VANITY--Going to Nashville TN on a business conference/personal vacation. Recommendations?

    06/24/2020 11:24:12 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 68 replies
    Going to Nashville TN (first time staying in TN) on a business conference/personal vacation. Any must see tourist items? Restaurants? Tips, Avoidances? Going there 9/22 and leaving for home on 9/29. The biz part is pretty much scheduled with it's own agenda on Wed-Fri. After that it is free wheeling.
  • Black Lives Matter, the Court of Master Sommeliers and the Wine Industry’s Divide

    06/23/2020 2:45:50 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 23 replies
    Beverage Industry Enthusiast ^ | June 23, 2020 | Emily Saladino
    Like much of the country, the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas (CMSA) is grappling with institutional change. The organization is under fire from various industry members for its public posture and messaging regarding Black Lives Matter. For some, the damage is irreparable. On June 7, the CMSA sent a statement to members decrying racially motivated violence. The missive was linked on the CourtÂ’s website the following day. It celebrated the January scholarship the organization had provided to Wine Empowered, a New York City-based non-profit offering tuition-free wine education, and pledged to support The Hue Society, an organization of Black wine...
  • Mrs. Butterworth’s to Undergo ‘Complete Brand and Packaging Review’

    06/17/2020 7:10:39 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 17, 2020 | Joshua Caplan
    The pancake syrup brand Mrs. Butterworth’s — known for its matronly woman-shaped bottle — will undergo a “complete brand and packaging review,” a spokesperson for Conagra Brands said Wednesday. The development comes after parent companies for Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben’s announced that the two product lines will see branding changes of their own. “We understand that our actions help play an important role in eliminating racial bias and as a result, we have begun a complete brand and packaging review on Mrs. Butterworth’s,” Conagra Brands Communications Manager Dan Skinner told Forbes. The company added: We stand in solidarity with...
  • EXPERIMENT: Does Eating Ginger Candy Prevent Drunkenness?

    05/10/2020 7:02:43 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 10, 2020 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO Eating ginger candy definitely prevents seasickness. I learned that on a recent cruise. However, on the same cruise I noticed that I never felt drunk despite drinking heavily. So I got to wondering whether eating ginger candy will prevent drunkenness. On May 5, I decided to test this idea out by eating ginger candy followed by drinking 375 ml of Tequila straight. What you see in this video is my participation in this experiment plus the result of that investigation.
  • Food Banks Can’t Go On Like This

    05/06/2020 7:50:30 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 37 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 6, 2020 | Conor Friedersdorf
    ...Facing Hunger Foodbank in West Virginia used to serve about 129,000 people on a typical day. Its executive director, Cynthia D. Kirkhart, witnessed the same sharp rise in demand after her state issued its stay-at-home order. Then the retail donations that the food bank receives from partners such as Walmart and Kroger shrank by roughly 90 percent, and delivery times for purchased food grew from a week to eight or 10 weeks. “Between March 30 and April 8, I placed orders in excess of $487,000 for food, and some of it won’t be arriving until late June, but at least...
  • They are trying to Bankrupt the Meat Industry because Bill Gates and other Global Elites have Invested Heavily in a Lab-Grown Stem-Cell Replacement

    04/29/2020 8:31:38 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 30 replies
    nteb ^ | 4/28/2020 | Geoffrey Grider
    I think it is crystal-clear what is happening, and with the rise of Bill Gates and the New World Order, the coming global vaccine and digital ID, there is one man and one man only standing in the way of all that end times insanity. The man that God, against all odds and predictions, raised up to be the president of the United States in 2016, Donald Trump. If a Democrat was president now, everything the New World Order wants to do would already be approved and put into production. Think about that, think about that long and hard. Right...
  • Supply Chain Shenanigans

    04/28/2020 8:14:27 AM PDT · by dubyagee · 52 replies
    various ^ | 4/28/20 | Wendy Gilliatt
    Supply Chain Shenanigans So last week I come across this story explaining that a lack of demand for liquid eggs led to Cargill coming in and killing healthy, egg producing chickens. As with many happenings blamed on this virus, it made me go.... Then yesterday, I see this story about Tyson, the country's largest meat producer, placing ads in mainstream newspapers, warning of a food supply breakdown...after assuring us there was no need to panic. So I wake this morning, grab my coffee and phone, and begin my usual Facebook scroll and happen upon this jewel: "Tyson Joins Bill Gates,...
  • Save your bacon: A real meat shortage looms with virus shutdowns

    04/24/2020 7:51:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | April 23, 2020 | Liz Crampton
    Americans could start to see shortages of pork, chicken and beef on grocery shelves as soon as May as major packing plants swept by the coronavirus remain shuttered and the nation’s massive stockpiles of frozen meat begin to dwindle. Any empty shelves to date have been the result of bumps in the supply chain, with stores being unable to restock as quickly as customers are buying. But bacon, pork chops and ham could be the first to face actual shortages: The amount of frozen pork in storage nationwide — more than 621 million pounds — dropped 4 percent from March...
  • VIDEO: A Buffet Tribute to Kim Jong Un

    04/21/2020 7:40:19 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 21, 2020 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO In all of North Korea there is just one, count them, ONE fat person. And that person "coincidentally" happens to be its Supreme Leader, Kim Jong Un. Nobody else in that country, not even his generals or even his sister is fat. In fact they are all rail thin skinny. As a result morbid obesity is not a problem in North Korea except for Kim who is now reportedly fighting for his life due to health problems because of obscene overeating. Therefore, in honor of Kim, the DUmmie FUnnies is presenting this buffet tribute to him. BTW, you...
  • How dangerous is the COVID-19 coronavirus?

    04/02/2020 6:46:30 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 59 replies ^ | 04/02/20 | daniel1212
    How dangerous is the COVID-19 coronavirus?   [slightly edited and restructured answer I originally wrote on Quora, to the question, but which summarily deleted by them without explanation] That depends on many factors.The Guardian (March 21) and some other news media stated that about 80% of people who get Covid-19 experience a mild case [WHO said the same] – about as serious as a regular cold – and recover without needing any special treatment.[1]Also, the amount of the coronavirus that you first take in may play a factor in the severity of your symptoms (other aspects being equal).[2]CDC (March...
  • Food Assistance - Cook County, IL

    04/02/2020 3:54:29 PM PDT · by Tacrolimus1mg · 23 replies
    2 April 2020 | Self
    Here's the rundown: My mother does evaluations for Solutions for Care, helping determine how much assistance elderly and disabled people receive from state programs available in Illinois. This includes home health care workers, cleaning services, food deliveries, and transportation for medical appointments. Right now, one of her clients is not receiving the amount of food necessary, and it will be at least a month before they will receive any bump in benefits. An elderly woman is caring for her husband, who has dementia and who is physically disabled, and neither can stand for long periods of time in a grocer...

    03/31/2020 8:29:25 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 31, 2020 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO Are you sitting at home in isolation going stir crazy with weeks more of the same ahead of you? Well, the source of your agony comes from people EATING BATS. I realize that bats are an important part of the world's ecosystem but I still find them to be disgusting critters. The last thing I would want to do is eat them. Even the thought revolts me and this video confirms just how nauseating bat eating is. However in some cultures bat eating is acceptable. Well, in light of the recent problems perhaps folks in those cultures might...

    03/22/2020 11:22:59 AM PDT · by Fai Mao · 52 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/2/2020 | KDBProductionsTV
    A canadian Vloger goes to Texas for a day at the largest gas station in the world.
  • Teens Prank Grocery Store [semi-satire]

    03/22/2020 10:15:50 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 March 2020 | John Semmens
    Pushed to the breaking point by the closure of restaurants, movies, beaches and other favorite sources of amusement, some teens are coughing on grocery store produce. One incident occurred in the Washington DC exurb of Purcellville, Virginia. Police investigating the case said that "there is a national trend by teenagers to cough on food, video it and post the video on the web." Malcolm Tendt, admitted "camera man" in the Virginia prank, defended his peers, asking "what are we supposed to do for fun? None of the guys doing the coughing are really sick. The geezers who see us in...
  • Korn - Freak on a Leash

    03/20/2020 6:56:57 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 14 replies
    My obligatory Friday posting of a favorite song. Classic 90s nu-metal/post-grunge song from Korn, one of my favorites. Enjoy FReepers.
  • AOC Says Refusal to Eat in Chinese Restaurants "Racist" [semi-satire]

    03/16/2020 12:17:55 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 March 2020 | John Semmens
    Leary of the coronavirus, some people are avoiding eating in Chinese restaurants. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has branded people who do this "racists." She, herself, doesn't eat in Chinese restaurants, but insisted "I'm not racist because only whites can be racist." "Actually, it would be cultural inappropriate for me, a person of Puerto Rican descent, to eat Chinese food," she maintained. "I only eat Puerto Rican food, as is appropriate for a person of my racial background." if you missed any of this week's other semi-news/semi-satire posts you can find them at...
  • Americans who are Hoarding Toilet Paper & Hand Sanitizer to Sell for Outrageous Profit Should be Ashamed of their Immoral Behavior

    03/15/2020 12:20:47 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 108 replies
    nteb ^ | 3/14/2020 | Geoffrey Grider
    Let me say this just as plainly as I can – if you are buying up large quantities of toilet paper and hand sanitizer to sell at ten times what you paid for it to people suffering from the coronavirus, you are a miserable human being. And if you are filling your carts with far more than what the actual needs of you and your family are, you are only slightly less disgusting. This is shameful behavior for any American to display, but for someone who calls themselves a Christian to hoard and stockpile beyond your needs? Repent, hoarder, repent....
  • OJ: Support each other no matter what ethnicity you are

    03/14/2020 3:16:01 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 27 replies
    OJ on Twitter ^ | 3/14/20 | OJ
    Support each other no matter what ethnicity you are.— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) March 14, 2020
  • The Best Little-Discussed Weapons to Fight Coronavirus

    03/14/2020 8:55:51 AM PDT · by rebuildus · 29 replies
    Old School ^ | 3/14/20 | Patrick Rooney
    We’ve heard a lot about washing hands and other hygienic practices to help stem the Coronavirus outbreak. Believe me, this is welcome, as the amount of people you see failing to wash their hands after using a public restroom is downright disgusting. But there are other weapons that I believe are at least as important in fighting infectious diseases. In my experience, just about anytime I come down with a cold, flu, or other illness, I can trace it back to a lack of sleep. When I do get adequate sleep, I either don’t get sick at all, or develop...