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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15260 on: December 13, 2017, 12:47:17 pm »
Very ugly, Chuck!  :D (Not often you can say that as a compliment!)

We were just talking about this at lunch at work. How hard are ugly sweaters to find? One year I was working at Macy's and a guy came in looking for an ugly sweater. I said, we have plenty of ugly sweaters, but not as ugly as the kind you're looking for. But a guy at work says he found a bunch of them at Goodwill. I'm surprised, because I would imagine they're in such demand that they don't have many and they fly off the racks.

One year my then-sister-in-law gave me a Christmas sweater in complete sincerity. I wore it once, to a Christmas event she was at. Then I gave it to a friend of mine's mother who could fit into and liked to take my old clothes. Apparently she pulled the sweater out of the bag and said, "Huhn. That's not her usual taste ..."

Now, of course, I deeply regret giving it away!

I wonder if people deliberately make Ugly Sweaters now. They'd be fun to design.

A woman I work with makes Christmas ornaments that are red and green felt Dumpster fires. She first did it last year (along with a really good purple felt Prince ornament) and they were hugely popular so I guess now she's made a bunch. Originally they were meant to signify the horribleness of 2016, but 2017 in many ways seems at least as horrible, so they're still timely. One of them was a door prize at the party I had to skip because of the roads. I would love one!



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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15261 on: December 13, 2017, 07:41:36 pm »
We were just talking about this at lunch at work. How hard are ugly sweaters to find? One year I was working at Macy's and a guy came in looking for an ugly sweater. I said, we have plenty of ugly sweaters, but not as ugly as the kind you're looking for. But a guy at work says he found a bunch of them at Goodwill. I'm surprised, because I would imagine they're in such demand that they don't have many and they fly off the racks.

Target sells  them.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15262 on: December 13, 2017, 09:55:09 pm »
Target sells  them.

Good to know, thanks! I haven't been to Target in a while.

I went out to do some preliminary Christmas scouting around tonight. I went to a fancy boutique by my house and also to World Market. Anything that looked even mildly interesting at the fancy boutique seemed overpriced. World Market is cheaper and I bought a couple of stocking stuffers there, but it seems bleaker and skimpier than it used to.






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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15263 on: December 15, 2017, 10:32:14 am »
Mr Pibb is (or was, haven't seen it in decades) fake Dr Pepper.

Note that neither title has a period. I've known for years that was true of Dr Pepper, but I just now looked up Mr Pibb to see if it followed suit, and not only did I see a can label that did not contain a period, but I found this, "The Sad Story of Mr. [sic] Pibb and Pibb Xtra":

http://theplaincheese.com/flashback-sad-story-mr-pibb/

In last night's episode of the TV show Mom, Mr. Pibb was mentioned!  :laugh:

I think it may been meant ironically.  :laugh:
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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15264 on: December 15, 2017, 10:30:19 pm »
I can't remember the last  time I heard someone mention Mr. Pibb.


NJ used to have a brand called C & C Soda that had a variety of flavors, but I'm not sure if it's made any more.  It was all the traditional stuff, cola, lemon/lime, orange, grape, ginger ale, black cherry.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15265 on: December 16, 2017, 01:21:29 am »
I can't remember the last  time I heard someone mention Mr. Pibb.

Oh, sure you can. It's on your own blog from December 6.  ;D  ;)


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NJ used to have a brand called C & C Soda that had a variety of flavors, but I'm not sure if it's made any more.  It was all the traditional stuff, cola, lemon/lime, orange, grape, ginger ale, black cherry.

In Provincetown in October I had a really good root beer that the woman who served it to me said was locally--New England--made. Of course I've forgotten the name.  ::)

I couldn't find a location for the manufacturer on the bottle.
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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15266 on: December 16, 2017, 10:30:36 am »
NJ used to have a brand called C & C Soda that had a variety of flavors, but I'm not sure if it's made any more.  It was all the traditional stuff, cola, lemon/lime, orange, grape, ginger ale, black cherry.

We had a few of those brands, too. Elf and Shasta and maybe one other.



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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15267 on: December 16, 2017, 11:55:55 am »
We had a few of those brands, too. Elf and Shasta and maybe one other.

We had Shasta around here, too. We may still have it. I never drank it, so I don't particularly look for it.
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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15268 on: December 16, 2017, 05:46:50 pm »
We had  Shasta, but it seemed to fall out of favor,  I  think there were stories that the flavoring it caused cancer, or the sweetener did.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15269 on: December 17, 2017, 10:37:34 am »
The Shasta we had was sweetened with regular sweetener. Probably sugar back in them days, right?

My mom got those off-brands because every week when she went to the store she would get like 14 cans of pop for me and my brother and probably wanted to save money. We could drink as much pop and eat as many snacks and watch as much TV as we wanted! Today, my parents would be considered borderline abusive.