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Old 07-05-19, 03:21 PM
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Would you buy from Mr Whippy or Mr Creamy?

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Old 07-05-19, 10:31 PM
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I would buy from both to keep the peace and avoid a full out ice cream war
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Old 07-08-19, 02:08 PM
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My GF worked for the park district for many years and ran their big festival. One of the PITAs she had to deal with was an ice cream vendor who didn't want to pay to be part of the show while parking in the reserved parking as close to the entrance as possible, She doesn't get mad very easily, but he really annoyed her.
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when I was at rutgers, a food truck once caught fire, so for safety reasons the university forced all the campus food-trucks to be in the same parking lot where they could be regulated. They were given a parking rotation, so everybody got a turn in the 'good spots', although most people went to their favorite truck anyways.

They were all operated by middle-eastern men, and had identical menus and prices. I always wished one Mexican would come in there with a burrito truck, he'd make a killing.
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Old 07-09-19, 01:17 PM
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...when I was at Rutgers...
Rutgers class of 1982 here...
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Old 07-09-19, 02:41 PM
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I was there for grad school in the 90s.

As I always say, "When I went to Baltimore for college, I thought it was the armpit of the east coast. And then I moved to New Jersey."
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
I would buy from both to keep the peace and avoid a full out ice cream war
The war started. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-new...rched-18444410
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Old 07-22-19, 07:14 AM
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Old 07-22-19, 08:27 AM
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As I always say, "When I went to Baltimore for college, I thought it was the armpit of the east coast. And then I moved to New Jersey."
You just moved to the wrong part of NJ. There are many nice places to live and ride in the state. Last year a young bear cub walked right across my path at the campground at Worthington State Forest while I was on tour from New England home to Philly. And Hunterdon County is one of the wealthiest counties in the entire country, although recently is slipped to No. 7 after being No. 4 for a couple of years.
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Old 07-22-19, 10:47 AM
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There are many nice places in NJ, all the places where nobody lives. Princeton's nice too, even though it's kind of in the middle of that NY<-->Philly belt of continuous (over)population.

A great story I heard once. Somebody (governor?) once suggested renaming Rutgers to New Jersey State, because Rutgers has a positive reputation, and and a lot of people don't even know it's in NJ, much less that it is NJ's state university. Somebody else (state senator?) retorted "If you want to improve New Jersey's reputation, why not just rename the state 'Princeton'?"
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Don't fight over ice cream, stand by the Jams!

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I guess it is better than being called Mr Softee


I can remember those trucks. They did not show up too often.
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Originally Posted by spinnaker View Post
I guess it is better than being called Mr Softee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nqvjFQN7ZQ

I can remember those trucks. They did not show up too often.
See the movie Mr 3000... about baseball... references that song.

Growing up in Chicago, as a youngster... we had Good Humor trucks, with bells.

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Old 08-03-19, 07:43 AM
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Whippy? Creamy? Softee? So creepy.

The ice cream trucks around here are 25 year old van conversions plastered with stickers on the outside and driven by the actual man that lives in a van down by the river.

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See the movie Mr 3000... about baseball... references that song.

Growing up in Chicago, as a youngster... we had Good Humor trucks, with bells.

https://youtu.be/9bvMbVmIVdI
I remember those!
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Feels like if I buy a Mr Whippy ice cream in the future I'm contributing to organised crime.
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I remember those!
Well, that's two of us.

I grew up ( through 2nd grade in Waters elementary school) near Wells Park, right behind the Queen of Angels Church. I find it amazing that I can still recall stuff from back then. Moved to Texas after that... Just in time to see Kennedy get shot in Dallas. (was watching live, on the TV)

Interesting how certain events in life are "time stamped." I remember milk delivery men, Good Humor trucks, the White Sox and Wrigley Field (my uncle was a huge fan)
I remember John Glenn going to space.
I remember Kennedy being shot.
I remember listening to certain Motown sounds on the way to school... and on my old vacuum tube clock radio (had a certain smell) in Texas.
I remember losing my virginity.
Boot Camp.
Meeting my wife.
The birth of my son.
The Shuttle Challenger blowing up.
The Death of my Dad.

Certain things are "indelible" in an odd way. Odd that the Good Humor truck made such an impression.
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