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#221

But, ahem, how many people were sitting in the driver’s seat? :face_with_raised_eyebrow: :grin:

Maybe they were shooting a fan remake of their beloved classic…


#222

Maybe it was a test drive for Halloween?

I once saw a guy driving around in a Batmobile on Halloween, blasting the 60’s Bat-MAN theme. He was just kind of cruising waiting to be noticed, except nobody seemed to give a crap. :laughing:
I might have been the only one.

Seeing a Mr.Bean-mobile would probably be cooler though…


#223

Where I work I usually get to look at the customers’ databases and see random stuff like what they sell, which prices and so on.

This is one of the foods this restaurant in Toulouse is selling:
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Now, if they’re also selling a Threepwood G., I’m leaving to France now.


#224

Do you know “La Pizzaccia” in Turin?
Take a look at their menu:


#225

I wouldn’t mind having some Ron Gilbert right about now, but Elaine Marley doesn’t appeal to me.


#226

For me it’s either the Men of low moral fiber (I assume), or the Threepwood, though I cannot imagine what fontina might be.


#227

That´s the way I translate that as well. And that is also the one I would choose.


#228

Of course I do, I follow “Spegni il computer e vai a dormire” :stuck_out_tongue:

Yes, it’s them. And given your choices, I suppose you’re a fellow onion lover :smiley: fontina is an Italian cheese, if I’d were to find a slightly similar one in taste I’d say gouda.


#229

It is a mountain cheese, quite similar to bettelmatt cheese.

EDIT: sorry, @guga, just noticed you answered first


#230

At first sight, I read “ELAINE MARLEY: BACON, UOVO, SCAGLIE DI GRANA, GROG”


#231

:open_book: :jack_o_lantern: My Personal History of Halloween

So there was no Halloween celebrations when I was a kid. I think I first heard of it like most people from the Peanuts short with the Great Pumpkin.

So when I was about 4 years old the demand for something like that was big enough in me (and no the kind of carnival that exists here is NO substitute for Halloween only because you can dress up for it. Get real!) that my 5th birthday party was horror themed. My parents darkened the flat we lived in, baked some spooky cakes and invited my friends to dress up. I wanted to be a mummy so the idea was to wrap me in toilet paper. That didn´t stick well enough though so I mostly walked around as someone kid in his underwear with a few pieces of TP stckinging on him. It was really far to cold in march, some of my friends found it too spooky and not everybody dressed up properly (of course one girl was a princess, what else?). But I loved it I think that is the first birthday party with friends my age that I remember.

Then five years later when I knew the exact that of Halloween I had my first party with my best friend at my place where we would eat sweets, carve a pumpkin and watch movies.

20 years ago on this day we dressed up. His mother painted are faces white and black and with blood stains so we looked like Goth Zombies. We walked around like this at night through town and were the only ones to do so (we even got heckled from a car once).

In later years we stuck to movie watching. At least two a night, with snacks and sometimes a bit of atmsophere (my friend lit a candle that looked like a zombie hand once).

In these days parties have become very common. People especially like to go to our irish pubs where they are most popular and have been for longer than anywhere else. I even saw children knock on doors and yes people usually also play a lot of pranks, throw eggs or food colouring against shopping windows. That last part is less fun.

So for a while I cared a bit less for it but then I found out that the catholic church finds it offensive and now I like it even more then ever. I also have no problem that is sort of an imported holiday since almost all of our holidays are (I mean christmas? Come on!) only because it is more recent doesn´t make it less awesome, especially since I obviously had a craving for something like it before I even knew it existed as evidenced by my themed birthday party.

I stuck with the movie tradition and will once again watch the original now 40 year old Halloween by John Carpenter tonight. And enjoy some fitting snacks with it!

Happy Halloween everybody! :jack_o_lantern: :crescent_moon: :bat: :zombie: :vampire: :coffin: :partying_face:


Horror films :ghost:
#232

But above all… was toilet paper wrapped over or under?

:laughing:


#233

I’m an onion lover too, but I don’t really like things like salami(no) on pizza. But onion and garlic on pizza, yum! :wink:

They find everything offensive though. It’s hard to do something they don’t find offensive.


#234

Onions are one of the underrated vegetables, IMO. There isn’t even an onion emoji.

Never got warm with Halloween, but then I only liked dressing up as a child and back then Halloween was unheard of. And I’m not into horror either.

Carved pumpkins are kinda nice, though. But the same is true for pumpkin soup or pumpkin spiced muffins :cupcake:.


#235

But we’re talking potatoes :smiley: I suppose jacket potatoes, it’s not specified in the menu. But the title is “le patate”, not “le pizze” :stuck_out_tongue:


#236

Even worse. :stuck_out_tongue: (Yeah, I forgot since yesterday, hehe.)


#237

I’ll have a Calavera. Manny Calavera.

Although the Largo Lagrande sounds good too!


#238

Many Calaveras?


#239

Calaveri


#240

:open_book: Hauntings

Tonight I had dinner at my father’s. While chatting, I Said the word “Christ”. In that very moment, the marble handle of a fancy knife he has, broke into two pieces.
After one hour, while chatting, I said the word “devil”. In that very moment, the cap of the shaker he used for our cocktails popped.

The whole family asked me to avoid chatting at all.