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A little Friday humour, OR any day you want to share a laugh
nipper
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For two weeks in Sept, weather permitting, it may be able to eat at London In The Sky, a 'pop-up' restaurant on a platform 25m above the ground at London's Tower Bridge; this folly shares very obvious DNA with that other beacon of Species To Be Avoided, the revolving restaurant.

I've never actually been in a revolving restaurant but it is an experience always top of the list when discussion turns to signs that a restaurant should be avoided. It got me thinking about some of the other things one looks for, beyond the yellow tape of a crime scene, rodents leaving the building with food in maw, or a picket line of disgruntled customers demanding money, that signal either in isolation or concert a loud NO.

Places

That reek of desperation. Anybody giving something away doesn't really value it. Why should you?
That suggest no clear food identity (i.e. "we're good at everything").
Where there is nobody to greet you. If they're happy to leave you feeling uncomfortable, I guess they'll be happy to keep that up all night.
With salt and pepper shakers on the table. It makes a statement about how much they value the most important seasoning tools, doesn't it?
With inadequate, or noisy (or both) kitchen extraction systems, so you go home with industrial deafness and smelling like a deep-fried fish.
With salmon pink napkins/tablecloths/upholstery/fake "bentwood" metal chairs. It has been laboratory proven that food cannot taste any good if anything around you is salmon pink.
With plastic overlays on the table, and their close cousins: the scratch-and-smell, food-smeared laminated menu.
With wine specials in a plastic stand, sponsored by a big wine company, which writes the wine list too.
That offer discounts for positive Trip Advisor reviews.

And, more overseas than here, places ...

Where you can see the chefs smoking.
With photos of the owner with C-list celebrities on the wall footy players, voice-over specialists, V8 Supercar drivers or former MasterChef contestants.
Owned by C-list celebrities such as football players, voice-over specialists, V8 Supercar drivers.
With witches hanging from the ceiling (it's a Perth thing) or any thematic decor/uniform motif, really.
That do anything with smoked chicken (i.e. pasta or pizza) and sun-dried tomato (even worse).
That use tortured language such as "liaison" or "symphony of salad leaves".
That use press endorsements to bolster claims of excellence. I'm thinking of the WA fish and chip shop that still proudly boasts it made Top 5 in a newspaper survey in 2008.

But it's the art of chalkboard advertising that continues to provide the strongest clues that you should not, under any circumstances, walk in and eat.

In Bali a few years ago

"GET 20% OFF At Food Only AT 1700-1930. We Served: Italian Food Asian Food Indonesian Food Balinese Food Western Food Fresh Seafood (as opposed to what?) Pasta, Pizza Steak Snack FREE TRANSPORT IN NUSA DUA AREA."

I feel confident the restaurant no longer exists. After all, it sent out two of the clearest signals one must look for if one wishes to not waste one's money:
a) a restaurant that tries to be all things to all people is almost certainly nothing to everyone;
b) the smell of desperation usually taints the food.

In Adelaide earlier this year

"Chicken Carbonara fettucine (sic) with Chicken, Becon (sic), Cracked papper (sic) tossed through a Creamy Sauce and finished off with an egg + Glass of House wine $23.90."

It's not just the idea of "chicken carbonara". What disturbs me most is that somewhere inside is a person who thinks this is a "special" worth bragging about.

In Sydney last year

"Salad of the Day Mexicana Ravioli"
Love that fusion stuff. Stay home. Make an omelette.
Restaurants to avoid: signs of a dining danger zone
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nipper
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In Reply To: nipper's post @ Jul 19 2015, 09:44 PM

apologies for referencing the wrong program ... it ran for 60 minutes but was on SBS last night

... can watch the full show at http://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/477541955864/stephen-hawking-the-interview

the "ba boom" moment is towards the end



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- Dr John Hussman

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http://www.thedarehub.com/tv/the-interviews

I'm looking forward to the Morecambe and Wise interview (having seen the film which was brilliant!)

episode 2 is the two Ronnies, marvellous!

"in this weeks news in pictures...."
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A photon books into a hotel.

"Can I help with your luggage?" enquires the receptionist.

"No need," said the photon, "I'm travelling light."

as told by Prof Stephen Hawkins, shown tonight on 60 Minutes



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- Dr John Hussman

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bahamas 2015-Jul-17 14:42:43 euro notes now being printed on greece proof paper


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joules mm1
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scottish-breathalysers-are-the-future/

https://youtu.be/b26Ll9q77Pw



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In Reply To: wolverine's post @ Jul 13 2015, 09:27 AM

Well, according to the stats, before the Lady moved in, they had mostly been feeling Happy.
Just sayin ..
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What are the stats on Horny?

Living with a 6 other blokes and a young lady moves in......just askin'



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and I believe 7 out of 10 contributors to SS believe they are above average



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Statistics can be be very useful things. However, sometimes they can be less so.

For instance,

it has been established with great accuracy that 6 out of 7 Dwarves are not Happy.

A statement that is statistically correct, but totally misleading.

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