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Just last week I was at home, trying to enjoy some Ramadan music free time (I know, hard to get this time of year). My office has been overwhelmed with Ramadan decorations, Ramadan themed parties and Ramadan carols, so I was just chilling at home, listening to some Coltrane and having a beer.

I discovered during my first visit to Malaysia that Hari Raya (end of Ramadan) cards are a big thing there.
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There's a restaurant in my town called Jaker's which has a salad bar which also stocks soup. In particular, they have a creamy lobster bisque.

They also have bacon bits made of real bacon for the salads.

Me being me, I add the bacon to the lobster bisque and call it the Kosher Special.

Is that atheist enough for you, Scumpup?
Toss a little Parmesan on top and you have the Trayf Trifecta!
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Old 06-05-2019, 03:29 PM
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Just last week I was at home, trying to enjoy some Ramadan music free time (I know, hard to get this time of year). My office has been overwhelmed with Ramadan decorations, Ramadan themed parties and Ramadan carols, so I was just chilling at home, listening to some Coltrane and having a beer.

Then the doorbell rings, and wouldn't you know it, it was a couple of nicely dressed young men with a Quaran under one arm. "Can we share some divine revelations from Allah?" one of them said.

"No thanks, busy" I replied, but one of them had already stuck his foot in the door. "We just want to read some passages to you! No disaster strikes except by permission of Allah . And whoever believes in Allah He will guide his heart. And Allah is Knowing of all things!"

"NO THANKS!" I repeated, and tried to close the door. They were persistent, I'll give them that. When I finally closed the door on them, I could hear them cursing me and saying I was going to be punished in Jahannam, and why don't I go back to Europe where I belong. I was born here! Really pissed me off.
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Truly, evidence of Ramadan being jammed down people's throats is like looking for Scumpup's penis: it's something you have to look too hard to establish it exists, and nobody really cares anyway.

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Old 06-05-2019, 03:52 PM
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There's a restaurant in my town called Jaker's which has a salad bar which also stocks soup. In particular, they have a creamy lobster bisque.
How often do they have the bisque, and how much is the salad bar?

Also, where do you live? We might have to move soon, depending on the answers.

TIA.
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Toss a little Parmesan on top and you have the Trayf Trifecta!
Ah, but the bisque, being a bisque, is already quite creamy. It covers the shellfish and dairy bases just fine.

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How often do they have the bisque, and how much is the salad bar?
They have the bisque every day, and the salad bar is $14.95.

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Missoula, Montana, jewel of the Northern Rockies.
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we tend to dissent, sometimes quiet vociferously.
My hiighlight. Are you Canadian or perhaps Minnesotan (the two stereotypical nice people)?

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Ah, but the bisque, being a bisque, is already quite creamy. It covers the shellfish and dairy bases just fine.

They have the bisque every day, and the salad bar is $14.95.

Missoula, Montana, jewel of the Northern Rockies.
Tempting. Because I do have a cousin who I think is a professor at the University there.

15 bucks seems a little steep, though. And the fact that it's mere millimeters from the Frozen North (on the Google Maps display on my iPhone) does give me pause.
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Old 06-05-2019, 07:21 PM
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I love Missoula, Montana. Passed through several years ago when my wife and daughter were biking from the Pacific Coast to the Black Hills, and I was driving behind with two miniature poodles. We stayed in a lousy hotel but had a terrific dinner.

Also, it was the home of James Crumley, the late great private eye novelist, whose last three books I edited.
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Old 06-05-2019, 08:06 PM
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15 bucks seems a little steep, though. And the fact that it's mere millimeters from the Frozen North (on the Google Maps display on my iPhone) does give me pause.
We do get an actual winter, but it usually isn't as bad as eastern Montana, where there's a constant wind and snow drifts taller than your car.

On the other hand, there are times when the North Slope of Alaska isn't as bad as eastern Montana.

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I love Missoula, Montana. Passed through several years ago when my wife and daughter were biking from the Pacific Coast to the Black Hills, and I was driving behind with two miniature poodles. We stayed in a lousy hotel but had a terrific dinner.
Yeah, don't stay in most of the places downtown, with few exceptions. I haven't stayed at many hotels or motels in Missoula, though, because I've had family here my whole life I could stay with.

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I've never heard of him. I'll have to look him up.
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THE LAST GOOD KISS (1978) is considered his best work, and one of the greatest P.I. Novels of the late 20th century. Unfortunately, that was long before my time with him.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Crumley
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I could probably oblige, although I don't have a coterie.
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Old 06-06-2019, 04:12 AM
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It went BOOM, but in bigger font.
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I'm a live and let live kind of atheist. While I occasionally will try to impart a bit of wisdom if I think it will do any good, I do know that when my wisdom is unwanted, it will have the opposite affect of what was intended. Part of this comes from having a grandfather who was also an atheist, but also liked to wear tefillin because it made him feel good to do so. Who am I to question the very stuff that helps someone else manage to get through life? But yeah, when its used in a hostile way, to advertise superiority or to infringe on other people's rights, then I'm going to push back. I have never had any problems with people's celebrations of Ramadan (and I do know some people who do celebrate it -- I may be an atheist but I do have friends who aren't). That said, I do try to stay out of the shopping malls during the month and a half prior to Christmas because I don't like the hostility and tensions that far too often radiates from people doing Christmas shopping. Let them have their early heart attacks. I'm staying far away from that.
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My hiighlight. Are you Canadian or perhaps Minnesotan (the two stereotypical nice people)?
Minnesotans are supposed to be ''nice'' too?

The common denominator must be that by the time they thaw out enough to lash out in anger, the person(s) provoking the reaction are long gone.
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it ended yesterday. Now, I didn't read every post in every thread, but I guess I must have missed the SDMB's coterie of angry atheists making puerile jokes at the expense of the Muslim holiday.
You won't see a joke from me, puerile or otherwise. I love Ramadan! Here in Brooklyn, alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended on Eid-al-Fitr.

Makes me want to pray the Shahada.
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Makes me want to pray the Shahada.

I liked to watch that show as a kid!

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Look, it's hard to coordinate attacks on a holy month that moves around relative to the civil year. Call us some year it hapens in January when a large part of this group is housebound in the freezing darkness.

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Please, I beg of you, do NOT mix these things into one unholy concoction, okay?
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I can't help but notice that Scumpup hasn't returned to this thread since the OP. There are probably a few things we can "conclude" from that.
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I can't help but notice that Scumpup hasn't returned to this thread since the OP. There are probably a few things we can "conclude" from that.
His major "gotcha!" was a smashing success! He really burned those eX-Xian-athiests!
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The common denominator must be that by the time they thaw out enough to lash out in anger, the person(s) provoking the reaction are long gone.
Heck, it's got a page on Wikipedia!
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Heck, it's got a page on Wikipedia!
Hah, memorable quote from that link:

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The stereotypical behavior of people from Minnesota to be courteous, reserved, and mild-mannered, is popularly known as Minnesota nice. The cultural characteristics of "Minnesota nice" include a facade of polite friendliness, an aversion to open confrontation, a tendency toward understatement, a disinclination to make a direct fuss or stand out, apparent emotional restraint, and self-deprecation.[1] These traits, however, exist in a matrix of passive-aggressive behavior distressing to outsiders.[2][3][4]
And so very scandinavian. Sorry about that. So sorry.
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There's an atheist coterie at the SDMB and I wasn't invited?
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Do you have the requisite "Down with Xians!" tattoo?
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Otherwise, I would have to conclude that you are just a clusterfuck of lapsed Xians who are still mad that your parents made you drop your cocks and grab your socks because it was time to go to church.
Why would I drop my cock to go to church?

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Crud, I thought someone said "Ramen's done!". Now I'm hungry for noodles and ain't got naan.
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I can't help but notice that Scumpup hasn't returned to this thread since the OP. There are probably a few things we can "conclude" from that.

Scump down?
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Crud, I thought someone said "Ramen's done!". Now I'm hungry for noodles and ain't got naan.
Your punishment will be to write "I will not make bad puns." on the chalkboard one hundred times.
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That's a paddlin'.
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That's a paddlin'.
Hmm, one punishment and one reward. Thank you sirs, may I have another?!?
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Dammit, I thought it was an atheist cotillion. I feel such a fool now, turning up in this fancy dress.
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That's a paddlin'.
Hmm, one punishment and one reward. Thank you sirs, may I have another?!?
What's the term for a chalkboard writing fetish?
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X on a crutch! It's "Piss X".
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Well, as long as you're here, make like your username and flutter those petticoats!
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