Day By Day


  • Fortune cookie wisdom. Mind you, around here we have a list of numbers for Lotto on them as well.

    • Brent Dotson

      In 2005, 110 people won a second tier lottery prize of $100,000 because they all played the numbers they found on a fortune cookie. The missed the 6th number and a share in the jackpot because the fortune cookie had a different number. The lottery investigated because usually the 2nd prize only has a couple of winners at the most. Once they determined what happened, they paid the winners.

    • Henry

      When I was in college, back in the Polk administration, the region apparently suffered a printing catastrophe at the fortune cookie plant. All the cookies were printed with the first line from one fortune, and the second line from a different one. The two I remember best were:

      You like to have your way, and are on occasion.

      Serve for honor, not for honor

      • doug whiddon

        I got one of those a few years ago. I kept it for a long time, then lost it. Don’t remember what it said.

  • kadaka

    Work like a cat to be happy and fat.

  • Deplorable B Woodman

    Just got done with my Thanksgiving dinner, a dozen family all around the three leaf extended table. And we had deep fried turkey, an electric fryer. Deeeelish. The white breast meat was moist, tender and flavorful.
    And no launching into orbit. Especially since we deep fried in my garage. (cold with scattered rain),

    So, once again, HAPPY THANKSGIVING, all you basket of deplorables.

  • WayneM

    Nothing worse than being ratted out by your own child… lol

    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

    • John

      Isn’t that a major trope in Dennis the Menace?

  • Too Tall

    It can be a source of pride and concern simultaneously when the child masters a subject before her mother does. Get used to it Sam. It will happen more frequently.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all the deplorable DBDers.

  • Pete231

    The only way Thanksgiving could get any better would be for Sam’s turkey to do an ICBM MIRV re-entry on a crowd of pantyfas demonstrating for poultry rights…..

  • CaptDMO

    After years of consideration, I proclaim Sesame Cold Noodles a more suitable “dish” to bring/produce than creamed pearl onions, or green bean casserole!

  • JTC

    Family, food, fun, freedom…all things we need to remember to be thankful for every day of the year. We here have them all still, but many do not.

    And who’s to say enjoying the fare from Lee Ho Fooks can’t be as much of a thanksgiving tradition after watching a turkey learning to fly, as the more traditional use of ol’ Tom?

    And among those wise words of fortune, maybe one saying, careful with those low-riders kid, you’re too young to strut that stuff and I’m too old to enjoy it. :I

    • Deplorable B Woodman

      She’s probably got the Thanksgiving stomach, with loosened pants to match.

      • JTC

        Matches her Mama, is what she matches, for better and for worse.

  • nonncom

    I will say this….one of the finest Christmas eve dinners I ever had was in a lil’ ol’ town in Texas, Christmas eve 1985….not a restaurant in town open except a Chinese restaurant where I had the finest 4 sea wor ba I ever had….they even carved a dragon out of a carrot….pretty cool for two guys working out of town and away from their families for Christmas…

  • John T. Block

    It seems ironic, but most of the engineers of my acquaintance are decent cooks, if not full-out gourmands….YMMV.

    • John

      That’s a mystery to me too. Most engineers can read and follow instructions, and thus recipes, often obsessively.
      That’s a good thing if the recipe is one of those excessively long picky things.

    • JTC

      Major feat of engineering to launch that sucker like that; she doesn’t read recipes, she writes ’em. Like I said a while back, can’t wait to try it.

  • cb

    Cookie wisdom: Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.
    ~ Stay deplorable my friends. ~

  • revjen45

    Chinese for Thanksgiving? Great! Pass the chopsticks!

    • Nancy

      We had lobster. Of course, it was the evening before ….

  • kadaka

    I knew I should’ve had pie for breakfast today. It’s raspberry thus fruit thus healthy.

  • doug whiddon

    i deep fried 2 turkeys yesterday. Came out perfect. Its actually really easy to get right.

  • Richard

    You need to use “Alton Brown’s Patented Turkey Derrick”.

    • Deplorable B Woodman

      If you’re using propane, definitely.
      Electric, not so much.

    • kadaka

      Don’t you people know of the alternate uses of an engine hoist? I’m sure Sam has one thereabouts.

  • Deep fried barns are a favorite recipe down here in the South.

    The recipe starts with : Take a full bottle of Jack Daniels…

    • ses1066

      And ends with the volunteer fire department standing around finishing the beer and watching the embers.