Watercooler

So I had Chinese buffet for lunch

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So I had Chinese buffet for lunch

CharlieSpencer
and I get a fortune cookie. I bust it open and read,

"A clean tie attracts the soup of the day."

Amusing, but it violates the primary rule for interpreting fortunes.
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Um

cmiller5400

Maybe I'm just being naive, but what is the primary rule for interpreting fortunes?

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CharlieSpencer

is that to understand their true meaning, you must append to the printed fortune the mystic words of comprehension...

"... in bed."

Alternatively, add "...between the sheets". Try either or both the next time you get one of those stale little proverb casings.

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cmiller5400

My two favorite fortunes that I have taped up on my monitor are:

"Nothing is a waste of time if you learn something from it"

"There's no point to being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes"


PS: anyone notice how crappy the new fortunes are? I wish I saved some of the horrible ones to give as examples

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CharlieSpencer

now that you know the code to unlock them?

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NickNielsen Moderator

THAT would be hilarious!

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PurpleSkys Moderator

but it definitely gave me a giggle

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CharlieSpencer

That alone was worth starting this discussion. Note that the one of the comments mistakenly attributes this to 'Weird Al' Yankovic, but it isn't one of his.

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AV .

I know in my lifetime of eating Chinese food, I've probably had a cat or two (not by choice) or maybe someone's dog Rover on a plate . The secret is in their marinade process. You'll never know what kind of meat you're eating.

AV

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HAL 9000 Moderator

That's so untrue AV. Many years ago a friend had some Take Away Chinese and was raving about the little white bits in it that where delicious.

When he got to the bottom of the container the white bits where still wriggling and he knew exactly what they where.

Col

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AV .

They are a good source of protein, I'm sure.

AV :^0

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Yum

aidemzo_adanac

Thought I'd see what's new right before going for lunch. Lesson learned, I guess.

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Shellbot

Nice

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cmiller5400

So that's their secret to the lobster sauce

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CharlieSpencer

The worms play Pinocle in your take-out"

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Shellbot

Gross!

How ya been Col?

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chdchan

What Chinese cooking excels may be its ways of cooking e.g. steaming, while the western deep frying can cause overdose of fat.

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chdchan

Deep frying, smoked meat and chemical seasonings.

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PurpleSkys Moderator

sodium....not so much a chemical...but too much salt isn't good for you; causes high blood pressure that can often lead to heart attacks...and we wouldn't want that, we kinda like ya Palmy

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Deadly Ernest

as we definitely don't want you a-salted or too plain.

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PurpleSkys Moderator

eom

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Shellbot

* waves at Purple *

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PurpleSkys Moderator

i'm unemployed....lol...i'm always online somewhere

*waves madly back*

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CharlieSpencer

In the US, very little of what 'Chinese' restaurants cook is actually Chinese.

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AV .

The more authentic Chinese food you can get. What a difference between that food and the standard Chinese fare they pass off elsewhere.

AV

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CharlieSpencer

the further away I want to get from it.

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AV .

I don't like the city at all. Theres too many people and too much noise.

AV