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Old 02-15-19, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Define "that old". The first Dura-Ace was 1973. There's a lot of reasons I wouldn't think the picture was THAT old.
He's clearly using Di2. Dude on the right has the new sram axs for crying out loud.
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Old 02-15-19, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Wilfred Laurier View Post
"I am offended that this picture does not accurately reflect traditional Italian culture", said OP... while eating at Olive Garden.
You need to look again, Wilfred. I didn't even hint that I was offended.

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No experts. Just people trying to solve a mystery based on the clues presented and some slackers who's only skill is drive by sarcasm.

Wire rack on the far left is from the 70's which I think the age is. I suspect there are millions of old photos lying around that people clean up, crop and tint for use on sites like shutterstock. It's a thing.
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Old 02-15-19, 11:33 AM
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He's clearly using Di2. Dude on the right has the new sram axs for crying out loud.
I honestly can't tell if you're kidding, otherwise we seem to be looking at a very different picture. I can't make out anything like that on my monitor.
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Old 02-15-19, 11:43 AM
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No experts. Just people trying to solve a mystery based on the clues presented and some slackers who's only skill is drive by sarcasm.

Wire rack on the far left is from the 70's which I think the age is. I suspect there are millions of old photos lying around that people clean up, crop and tint for use on sites like shutterstock. It's a thing.

While I certainly would consider myself the opposite of an expert, I do think experts on bikes and bike equipment do post here a lot.

And if a guy likes Olive Garden, he should eat there. I prefer cheap local places to chains, but I also like Wendy's.

The premise of the thread is pretty silly, but I now think the OP wasn't terribly serious when he posted it, and trying to figure out what the picture really is has turned out to be pretty fun, especially when someone saw their own apartment in the picture.
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some slackers who's only skill is drive by sarcasm.
I hope that's not referring to me as everything I stated is not sarcastic in the slightest.
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Old 02-15-19, 12:29 PM
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What do you guys make of this?

I saw it at a local biscuit place here in the deep south.


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Old 02-15-19, 12:31 PM
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What do you guys make of this?

I saw it at a local biscuit place here in the deep south.


Is the dude sitting on the rock vaping? If so, it's faked.
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Old 02-15-19, 12:34 PM
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What do you guys make of this?

I saw it at a local biscuit place here in the deep south.


I think you made me want biscuits.
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I would never eat at a chain biscuit "restaurant."
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Old 02-15-19, 12:51 PM
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Mmmm...biscuits and gravy.
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I hope that's not referring to me as everything I stated is not sarcastic in the slightest.

Ohhh, good debate topic. Is saying you'd rather eat your own fingers than eat at Olive Garden sarcasm or not?
It's certainly a biting remark.
I'm assuming you aren't actually a sincere auto-cannibal.

Interestingly, the root word of sarcasm means to tear flesh, so eating one's own fingers might be a very sarcastic act.

Personally, I prefer eating lady fingers.Or chicken fingers.
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Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
I would never eat at a chain biscuit "restaurant."

What's a chain biscuit?

Is butter the preferred lube?

Is this where we start a list of places we wouldn't eat at?

I'll start--I would never eat at a place called "House of Phlegm".
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Ohhh, good debate topic. Is saying you'd rather eat your own fingers than eat at Olive Garden sarcasm or not?
It's certainly a biting remark.
I'm assuming you aren't actually a sincere auto-cannibal.

Interestingly, the root word of sarcasm means to tear flesh, so eating one's own fingers might be a very sarcastic act.

Personally, I prefer eating lady fingers.Or chicken fingers.
I am finally glad that someone on FB appreciates my elite British-level wordplay.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
What's a chain biscuit?

Is butter the preferred lube?

Is this where we start a list of places we wouldn't eat at?

I'll start--I would never eat at a place called "House of Phlegm".
I'll continue:

1. Olive Garden
2. IHOP
3. Krispy Kreme
4. Pressbyrån
5. Tim Hortons
6. YO! Sushi
7. 7-Eleven (only for train tickets)
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Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
I'll continue:

1. Olive Garden
2. IHOP
3. Krispy Kreme
4. Pressbyrån
5. Tim Hortons
6. YO! Sushi
7. 7-Eleven (only for train tickets)

I don't know #4 and #6, but I do know that studies show you're less likely to get sick eating at a cheap sushi place than at an expensive one. Weird little fact.

7-Eleven is ok for coffee. I was shocked when I found that out, and only did so because I was driving a lot. Much better coffee than Dunkin or McDonalds., which is good to know when you're in the sticks, and choices are very limited.

Donuts are donuts. I eat them almost never and probably couldn't distinguish between the chains.

For years, there has been a rumor that IHOP is primarily a money laundering operation, a belief no doubt helped along by this:https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/cl...op-restaurants

I am very reluctant to try a place if the word "Dirty" appears in its name. I have actually encountered more than one, and I was not tempted.



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I am finally glad that someone on FB appreciates my elite British-level wordplay.
I'm waiting for the elite British-level wordmovie.
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I would never eat at a chain biscuit "restaurant."
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that looks like my kinda place.

I have a sticky test that I do before awarding a place with my patronage.

I roll up my slaves and place my arms on the table, if my armhair rips off and remains on the table due to stickiness that I eat/drink there.

Any place too busy cooking/making fat to clean is worth at least one shot!

That place looks like it would qualify.

olive garden would not nor would the other places I listed qhere people state the food is OK.

Good choice you made there mate innit?​​​
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This thread is getting better all the time!
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
... but I now think the OP wasn't terribly serious when he posted it, and trying to figure out what the picture really is has turned out to be pretty fun,...
Serious only in the fact that I'm using an online discussion forum as entertainment. I really don't give a rats a$$ what OG hangs on their walls. Just picking a bicycle-related something apart...like is often done herein...the way others are picking this thread apart. Fun times!

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Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
that looks like my kinda place.

I have a sticky test that I do before awarding a place with my patronage.

I roll up my slaves and place my arms on the table, if my armhair rips off and remains on the table due to stickiness that I eat/drink there.

Any place too busy cooking/making fat to clean is worth at least one shot!

That place looks like it would qualify.

olive garden would not nor would the other places I listed qhere people state the food is OK.

Good choice you made there mate innit?​​​
I think you can correlate the "sticky table test" just walking in, with the smell of old grease and overloaded venta-hoods, lingering odors of a fish fry or bbq smoke or other things depending. Cooked, not raw ingredient odors of course. If I smell MSG I'm out though, that's a full stop.

The red flag in that photo is no locals. Unless they're parked on the side away from the picture, if you don't see beaters or work vehicles a place like that is best passed by.
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I guess it's the sepia-toned effect that lends an air of fakery. This photo was definitely not taken with a wet-plate view camera. But so what?
Sepia makes dirty, rusty bikes look clean and rust free.

Remember that when you post to Craigslist.

Dirty bike + sepia filter = profit.
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What do you guys make of this?
Oh I can make a hat, or a brooch, or a pterodactyl.

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Sepia makes dirty, rusty bikes look clean and rust free.

Remember that when you post to Craigslist.

Dirty bike + sepia filter = profit.

That's not rust, it's patina!
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