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Your Monday Watercooler

Anybody do anything interesting at the weekend?

This is the place to tell us all!

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Can't get your link ot open NB

by j.lupo In reply to See new discussion link

I tried and tried, but it won't open. Was I locked out for bad behavior?

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Bad behaviour, you ?

by rob mekel In reply to Can't get your link ot op ...

Nah don't think so.

Alltho I could open it str8 away. So what have you done to get this punishment :0


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I don't know, maybe it is just my computer

by j.lupo In reply to Bad behaviour, you ?:|

I should be nose down in code right now and instead I am enjoying TR. So maybe they are preventing my computer from opening embedded links. Wouldn't surprise me.

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by rob mekel In reply to I don't know, maybe it is ...

slack down on your job.
It's the best way to get out of TR.

You wouldn't like that to happen, do you.


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You have hijacked a watercooler discussion

by DMambo In reply to See new discussion link

Wow, now that's a new low :)

But I'm going to the misc watercooler, cuz that's where it belongs.

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That is...

by NOW LEFT TR In reply to See new discussion link

so Mature of you. that the bell ringing in the distance?

Playtime is over NB.
Enter via the correct door now!
(Although they have yet to build the third one)

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And another thing

by DMambo In reply to Your Monday Watercooler

Ya gotta put "watercooler" as a tag so that it'll show up for the thousands and thousands of people who search for discussions by the tags. Thousands of people search that way; thousands.

Millions of people do. They really do!

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by NOW LEFT TR In reply to Your Monday Watercooler
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okay, a funny for all [ specially those from Texas ]

by Jaqui In reply to Your Monday Watercooler

Recently I was honored to be selected as an Outstanding Famous Celebrity in Texas: to be a judge at a chili cook-off because no one else wanted to do it.

Also the original person called in sick at the last moment and I happened to be standing there at the judge's Table asking directions to the beer wagon when the call came. I was assured by the other two judges that the chili wouldn't be all that spicy, and besides they told me I could have free beer during the tasting, so I accepted this as being one of those burdens you endure When you're an internet writer and therefore known and adored by all.

Here are the scorecards from the event:

Chili # 1: Mike's Maniac Mobster Monster Chili

JUDGE ONE: A little too heavy on tomato. Amusing kick.
JUDGE TWO: Nice, smooth tomato flavor. Very mild.
FRANK: Holy smokes, what is this stuff? You could remove dried paint from your driveway with it. Took me two beers to put the flames out. Hope that's the worst one. These people are crazy.

Chili # 2: Arthur's Afterburner Chili

JUDGE ONE: Smoky (barbecue?) with a hint of pork. Slight Jalapeno tang.
JUDGE TWO: Exciting BBQ flavor, needs more peppers to be taken seriously.
FRANK: Keep this out of reach of children! I'm not sure what I am supposed to taste besides pain. I had to wave off two people who wanted to give me the Heimlich maneuver. Shoved my way to the front of the beer line.

Chili # 3: Fred's Famous Burn Down the Barn Chili

JUDGE ONE: Excellent firehouse chili! Great kick. Needs more beans.
JUDGE TWO: A beanless chili, a bit salty, good use of red peppers.
FRANK: This has got to be a joke. Call the EPA, I've located a !?##?!?%?~?! uranium spill. My nose feels like I have been snorting Drano. Everyone knows the routine by now and got out of my way so I could make it to the beer wagon. Barmaid pounded me on the back; now my backbone is in the front part of my chest.

Chili# 4: Bubba's Black Magic

JUDGE ONE: Black bean chili with almost no spice. Disappointing.
JUDGE TWO: Hint of lime in the black beans. Good side dish for fish or other mild foods, not much of a chili.
FRANK: I felt something scraping across my tongue, but was unable to taste it. Sally, the bar maid, was standing behind me with fresh refills so I wouldn't have to dash over to see her.

Chili # 5: Linda's Legal Lip Remover

JUDGE ONE: Meaty, strong chili. Cayenne peppers freshly ground adding considerable kick. Very impressive.
JUDGE TWO: Chili using shredded beef; could use more tomato. Must admit the cayenne peppers make a strong statement.
FRANK: My ears are ringing and I can no longer focus my eyes. I belched and four people in front of me needed paramedics. The contestant seemed hurt when I told her that her chili had given me brain damage. Sally saved my tongue by pouring beer directly on it from a pitcher. Sort of irritates me that one of the other judges asked me to stop screaming.

Chili # 6: Vera's Very Vegetarian Variety

JUDGE ONE: Thin yet bold vegetarian variety chili. Good balance of spice and peppers.
JUDGE TWO: The best yet. Aggressive use of peppers, onions, and garlic. Superb.
FRANK: My intestines are now a straight pipe filled with gaseous flames. No one seems inclined to stand behind me except Sally.

Chili # 7: Susan's Screaming Sensation Chili

JUDGE ONE: A mediocre chili with too much reliance on canned peppers.
JUDGE TWO: Ho Hum, tastes as if the chef threw in canned chili peppers at the last moment. I should note that I am worried about Judge Number 3, he appears to be in a bit of distress.
FRANK: You could put a hand grenade in my mouth and pull the pin and I wouldn't feel it. I've lost the sight in one eye and the world sounds like it is made of rushing water. My clothes are covered with chili which slid unnoticed out of my mouth at some point. Good, at autopsy they'll know what killed me. I've decided to stop breathing, it's too painful and I'm not getting any oxygen anyway. If I need air I'll just let it in through the hole in my stomach.

Chili # 8: Helen's Mount Saint Chili

JUDGE ONE: This final entry is a good, balanced chili, neither mild nor hot. Sorry to see that most of it was lost when Judge Number 3 fell and pulled the chili pot on top of himself.
JUDGE TWO: A perfect ending, this is a nice blend chili, safe for all, not too bold but spicy enough to declare its existence.
FRANK: ------------------

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Chili done right!

by jdclyde In reply to okay, a funny for all [ s ...

Now that sounds like the place to be!

Dang, I WAS going to make steak fajitas tonight, but chili is starting to sound good!

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