Random Thoughts That Don't Warrant Their Own Thread 2022

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  1. Lyrtch

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    i think people that only passively pay attention don't realize these things though and if you tell them they largely don't believe you

    was a poll a few years ago that they tested commonly held political policies and many of the ones republicans held people flatly didn't believe were true so didn't react as one normally would to insanity. unfortunate reality there.
     
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  2. Funshot Residue

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    The fact that so many people can't connect better education and opportunities with lower rates of incarceration is fucking mind-bending. Sorry if I'm part of derailing the thread, but I think about this a lot.
     
  3. Nandor the Relentless

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    The Panera teas/lemonade have a shelf life of 48 hours (black tea the exception at 24) once put in the dining room, so it's not made "fresh daily" like the signage says. And everything but the black tea is just a concentrated frozen mix that is then mixed with water. So even if it was refreshed daily, it's not what one would generally consider to be "made."
     
  4. Nandor the Relentless

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    Can't be having prison population decreasing, need that cheap slave labor!
     
  5. Owsley

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    This is some whistleblower shit
     
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  6. Cornelius Suttree

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    Got a knock on my door and thought oh no I'm listening to Ought too loudly or maybe the weed smell is bothering someone. Nope, my neighbors just wanted to know if I'd be interested in taking a sweet wood table and some chairs off their hands. Fuck yes
     
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  7. Truman

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    Pornhub doesn’t provide healthcare benefits
     
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  8. Nandor the Relentless

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    They also keep the shelf life really short on all the ingredients, to justify having high prices. They claim it's because they don't use preservatives, which is true, but even without preservatives, meats are going to last longer than 36 hours when refrigerated. Yes, the shelf life was 36 hours once put on the line, and it stays refrigerated the entire time!

    When you have to have "fresh" meat (it comes frozen, so how fresh can it really be?) delivered twice a week, and constantly have to throw away perfectly good meat because it expires after an arbitrarily short time, well there goes your prices thru the roof.

    And that's also why they be running out of stuff all the time if they are unexpectedly super busy one day. "Why don't y'all have this, this, and that? Well we only ordered enough to cover half a week of normal traffic and we just had three fully occupied charter buses unexpectedly come thru and wipe us out. We won't have anymore until the truck comes in later this week."
     
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  9. Owsley

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    You gotta be careful putting this kinda stuff out there man
     
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  10. Nandor the Relentless

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    Why?
     
  11. Truman

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    Toast is a sleeper agent for Panera.

    Panera means bread basket. Bread -> toast.

    Think about it man….


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  12. Nandor the Relentless

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  13. Kevintensity

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    You will be if you keep snitching on Big Panera
     
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  14. Jimmy the Saint

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    :doge:
     
  15. Daniel Ocean

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    Toast
     
  16. Nandor the Relentless

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    [​IMG]
     
  17. Degausser

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    I like the way Vicis football helmets look. I noticed Hooker wearing one for the Vols this year, and I see Derek Carr wearing one now. They look cool imo.
     
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  18. seanofthedead86

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    Went to lookup who the hottie is playing Cleopatra in the Caesar's sports book commercials and damned if isn't Halle Berry.
     
  19. Nandor the Relentless

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    My best tip for Panera though:

    Order sandwiches on a bagel. You get a lot more for your money. A half sandwich on a bagel gets you a whole bagel, a whole sandwich gets you two bagels. If they only use one bagel for a whole sandwich, which is the incorrect way, then they are supposed to double the ingredients. Either way, you are getting a lot more for your money.
     
  20. Truman

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    I dont think people are going to Panera to get great deals
     
  21. racer

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    I think they should be the only helmet allowed in the league, until a more safe helmet is produced. Then only that one.
     
  22. Jimmy the Saint

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    Panera is incredibly mediocre.
     
  23. TC

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    Go to Burger King on 5 cent Whopper day
     
  24. Daniel Ocean

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    I consider it fast food and for fast food I like it and thinks it’s good. If you consider it anything more than that then I agree with you.
     
  25. Truman

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    Panera use to be a local chain in StL and it was really good. Then they sold to a holding company and expanded like crazy.

    They ruined St Louis Bread Co
     
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  26. jbr

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    GOAT nuts and it’s not even close
     
  27. herb.burdette

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    In the early to mid-1990’s, the Covelli family based in suburban Youngstown, Ohio was one of the largest franchisees of McDonalds.

    They sold all of their McDonalds franchises and invested in Panera franchises. Now they are Panera’s largest franchisee and have over 300 stores.

    They just paid to build an Olympic sports practice facility and arena at OSU that bears their name. Panera business has been good.
     
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  28. Degausser

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    Almonds, no matter the flavoring, are one of those things where I'll eat one and say "man, this is delicious." Then after about 7 of them, I'm already tired of them.
     
  29. racer

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    I don’t think Panera has changed too much in the last decade or so, but I have much different benchmarks for quality and freshness at 31 than I did at 21.
     
  30. Han Solo

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    Salt and vinegar are a close 2nd, but yes this is the right answer.
     
  31. racer

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    On keto I would smash pounds of them, but they had to be pretty heavily flavored to keep it up.

    Also, a good bear claw is elite pastry.
     
  32. racer

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    I watched Moana for the first time all the way through with my son. I like this song.
     
  33. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    This is a good movie
     
  34. TC

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    Last time I went to Panera the bill gave me sticker shock. I hope that goes towards paying their employees a living wage
     
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  35. Bo Pelinis

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    My kid got a PS VR headset for Christmas and it is fucking badass.
     
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  36. Daniel Ocean

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    have you used it for porn?
     
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  37. Bo Pelinis

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    No but I have killed plenty of zombies playing the Walking Dead. Axes and knives to the skull all day.
     
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  38. Daniel Ocean

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    I’ll assume you’re wife is looking over your shoulder as you typed and couldn’t be honest.
     
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  39. Bo Pelinis

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  40. herb.burdette

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    My parents still had an old Intellivision console that I had in the 1980’s. One Christmas, my brother in law and I pulled it out when his son was like 11 or 12.

    My nephew was legitimately shocked at how crude the graphics were and how boring the games were.

    30 years from now, we’ll all be in Ready Player One for real.
     
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  41. Bo Pelinis

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    When I play it I think of what like 10+ years of game and hardware development will do to this stuff. Like, imagine playing GTA in VR.
     
  42. Det. Frank Bullitt

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  43. TC

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    Imagine playing GTA in VR….on weed!!!
     
  44. Nandor the Relentless

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    Look more like almonds than goat nuts to me
     
  45. Nandor the Relentless

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    I have heard horror stories from people who have worked for a Covelli owned Panera. Think of a business that gives zero shits about their employees. However bad that is, Covelli thinks that business is too nice to the employees.
     
  46. Nandor the Relentless

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    lol no it most certainly does not
     
  47. herb.burdette

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    I don’t know anyone who works for the Covelli family, but since they donated a bunch of money to my alma mater, I’m going to assume they are great people.
     
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  48. bigred77

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    The Panera employee communication network is strong
     
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  49. blotter

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    I enjoy looking into the backgrounds of people/familes like this who have outsized influence

    his pops opened up some market type businesses after coming back from the war, then a produce company, eventually starts selling to Ray Kroc and somehow rides his coat tails to a few hundred McDonald's franchises.

    Boomer son is in charge these days and uber cutthroat per shawn over their enterprises 35,000 employees. Probably thinks he's God's gift to the world.

    At some point they built their family estate in whatever bum fuck Ohio town theyre in outside of Youngstown. Neighbors in the starter homes across the street probably appreciate the constant construction
    [​IMG]
     
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  50. herb.burdette

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