May French Daily Hot Takes Thread

My favorite cereal is Honey Bunches of Oats. I eat it dry, and I add a little kick. Before I pour the cereal, I get a small handful of plain ripple potato chips. I crumble those up and then pour the cereal. Then I mix. It adds a nice texture change and salty contrast to the sweet of the cereal.

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Ok you are beginning to makes things up now.

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

I literally just finished a bowl while typing that up.

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I was gonna say that about a few of his takes in the last thread, but i held my tongue.

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Sadly, and I mean sadly, they are all true. ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ

Frenchโ€”this falls under just because you can doesn't mean you should rules. You are allowed to keep some things to yourself. Js.

Have mercy. Living with French is hard y'all.

You had to use that dipshit in your meme?
#PaytonManningSucks

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Have mercy. Living with French is hard y'all.

Cereal Rankings
Dry:
1) Honey Bunches of Oats
2) Cracklin Oat Bran
3) Oh's
4) Plain Cheerios
5) Corn Pops

With Milk:
1) Lucky Charms
2) Cinnamon Toast Crunch
3) Cocoa Crispies
4) Golden Grahams
5) Rice Crispies

Straight to the Garbage
1) Honey Nut Cheerios
2) Apple Jacks
3) Peanut Butter Captain Crunch
4) Cookie Crisp
5) Kashi (actually tastes good, but not worth the hand grenade in your abdomen gas later)

International-
In Australia I had a Kellogg's cereal offering called NutriGrain. It was amazing even though it didn't look appetizing .

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I can actually get onboard with this. Any love for Fruity Pebbles? Making Rice Krispy Treats with Fruity Pebbles is next-level cooking.

Honestly, I never had them.

Most of growing up involved eating Raisin Bran, Nut and Honey Crunch, and Total Corn Flakes. I got to start trying new stuff when I went to college

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Were you homeschooled? I am asking because I totally recognize that menu........asking for a friend.

I hate rude behavior in a man. Won't tolerate it.

Nope

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What the actual f... NO, ya know, this doesn't even surprise me.

How does a man that has never had Fruity Pebbles start a hot takes thread off naming best cereals?

I'm done with the madness that is 2020!!!

If you play it, they will win.

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Honestly, I haven't had Fruity Pebbles that I can remember. I have to abstain on that one.

I grew up on a steady diet of Kellogg's Nut and Honey Crunch, Raisin Bran and Total Cornflakes. I had to look for other options as an adult. The above list reflects it.

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I suggest you go get a box of fruity pebbles and give us a full-length review here on TKP. Even some slo-mo video clips and breakdown.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch belongs at the top of your list but Lucky Charms is not a cereal and is inedible without the marshmallows.

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

lucky charms is a disgusting cereal overall

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23 can't read

Dry cereal...

1) Cheerios
2) Cap'n Crunch
3) Corn Chex
4) Raisin Bran
5) Corn Pops

Well, I guess Kix is still just for kids, but I loved 'em.

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Not gonna get me here. I can't think of any cereal I won't eat. Maybe something with artificial banana flavoring.

"You don't stare into a rearview mirror"

I love cereal and would say there have been a couple notable omissions so far.
-Crispix. Yes, it gets soggy in milk fairly quickly so don't oversaturate it but it's good as a dry snacking cereal as well
-Life. My personal preference is the Cinnamon variety. Again, excellent with milk as long as it's not oversatured because it will get soggy. Great as a sweeter snacking cereal as well.
-Oatmeal Squares. Again I prefer Cinnamon but Brown Sugar is good too. Since it is a thicker cereal, it holds up a little better in milk. Some might find it too hard or thick to snack on but I still love it.
-Raisin Bran Crunch. Best with milk but an improved take on a classic by incorporating the crunch clusters

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

My 19 yr old son has never liked any cereal except Cinnamon Life. That is all he will eat.

Is his name Mikey?

No, but I used to call him that at breakfast when he was little. He didn't appreciate it so I had to find the commercial on Youtube and show him.

I'm not sure if this is actually a Hot Take, but:

All sugary cereal with milk is a dessert. Its sweet, rich comfort food with very little nutritional value. And I love it.

No love for Frosted Flakes?

If a tree falls in Scott Stadium does it make a sound?

You are missing Reese Pieces. They are both great alone and with milk.

I also love whole grain granola with milk.

Golden Grahams. Oh. Those Golden Grahams.

Leonard. Duh.

for a guy with whom I agree on almost all other points, I just cannot figure out how/why your takes on food are so damn awful. Any cereal list without Mikey's Life cereal is ignoring reality. As a kid, I would occasionally eat to the point of pain. It only happened with my mom's tallerini casserole and Life cereal.

Campbell's Soup Rankings:

1) Chicken and Dumplings
2) New England Clam Chowder
3) Condensed Chicken Noodle
4) Sirloin Burger
5) Beef and Vegetable
6) Steak and Potato
7) Cream of Mushroom (Great to thicken and put on top of hamburgers when you run out of buns)
8) Gumbo

The worst- Tomato. I love tomatoes. But, tomato soup is slimy and awful.

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Tomato soup and grilled cheese is the best <$2 lunch ever. Right up there with spaghettiO surprise- which everyone knows is a can of spaghettiO's w meatballs, a pack of chicken flavored ramen, and a slice of American cheese combined. Usually followed up with your little Debbie cake of choice.

Pro tip- if you aren't using milk in your tomato soup you're doing it wrong

"It's always great to beat UVA, that makes us all smarter and better looking for a couple days".

Cream of Chicken (to cook with)

Chicken Noodle
Tomato

there's really nothing else they have worth buying

Never eat gumbo out of a can. Da hell is wrong with you?

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BSME 2009

99% of Tomato soups are terrible. My family makes and cans our own. It is the only tomato soup I trust. As a young child I have a history of spitting out other tomato soups and complaining loudly that they spoiled or something.

I think M&Ms go well with Nachos

M&Ms go well with anything salty, but my favorite book reading snack was always M&Ms and Fritos.

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Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

El. Psy. Kongroo.

The best Virginia Tech helmets were the mid 90s Maroon with the white face masks.

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Nope. Maroon face masks look better on any color helmet you pick.

"You don't stare into a rearview mirror"

I'll endorse this. And it was some of the best times to watch hard-nosed, underdog with a chip on their shoulders, Hokie football. Or as Lee Corso would say, "Ya' gotta be able to run between the tackles!'

HTHokie93

Love the purple Wilson pants with the crude sewn on VT on the side...

I've always has my cereal without milk, but have never tried adding potato chips. Just out of curiousity, how did that begin?

Honestly, I don't remember. I probably didn't have enough cereal to fill the bowl and put chips on top to have enough to fill up.

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Best convenience store fishing snack

1) white powder donuts
2) spinwheels (heated on dashboard)
3) toast chee

Nooooooo
1) Toasty's Peanut Butter Crackers (although in my old age I am starting to like the Ritz PBs.)
2) Donut Sticks
3) Wheat Thins

Fish can verify that these are legitimately what I bring on fishing trips. I rarely pack a sandwich because I like saving the cooler space for drinks and bait.

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He's not lying. Me, I'm fine with a big original Slim Jim and a pack of Nip Chee, Toast Chee in a pinch. Also still love me a can of Beenie Weenies with a cellophane pack of saltines, but finding an acceptable utensil
can sometimes be an issue. Never eaten a can of BWs in a boat that I didn't spill it down my chin and onto my shirt. Every single time. And while I can find and afford better these decades, the ole Vienna Sausages with crackers was a regular in my younger day. Portable, no refrigeration required, and after you pried the first one out with your pocketknife, you know, the same one you were cutting bait with a few minutes ago, well they were really easy to finger out of the can, you know, with the same fingers you just wiped on your shorts to get the fish slime off from that little bluegill you just caught.

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Peanut Butter Crackers and Slim jims with a can of tuna fish for lunch every time. Topped off witha beer or two and lime gatorade is a fuel for success.

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

My hot take: Seinfeld is a garbage sitcom

"You don't stare into a rearview mirror"

fernley's hot take:
Chic-fil-A is garbage. worst fast food chicken on the market.

And Long John's is the best...

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There is having hot takes and then there is being wrong.

You 2 are both just wrong.

Chic might not be the worse, and LJS might not be the best, but I would choose it over the Chic any day, especially on any given Sunday.

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Gross

of course...because chic isn't open on Sunday

Yup. Should've said "and twice on Sunday" but I dint.

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Sure if you like the air so greasy you need life support system just to breathe.

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You're both crazy. CFA might not be the best, but it's not far behind Popeyes in 2nd. Anything from Long Johns should be classified as a laxative, not a food.

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โ€• John Madden (describing VT's offense?)

My kids and I have renamed Cook-Out to Blow-Out for similar reasons.

Have to agree but love their waffle fries. Their chicken sandwich is too soggy and not crisp. For chicken sandwich, Wendy's is at the top with their spicy chicken sandwich.

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Popeye's spicy chicken sandwich is the best.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

Yep, I concur.

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Never ate there so can't speak to that.

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Nobody goes there anyway, it is too crowded, lol.

"You don't stare into a rearview mirror"

I knew you were in China, but didn't know you were also communist.

Not the worst, looking at you McChicken, but it's definitely the most overrated. Wendy's spicy chicken and Popeyes Spicy chicken are the tits.

Whatever. It was one bad year.

Seasonal Brew means High ABV for football season and standard the rest of the year.

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I don't know how much time I have wasted watching Steve Harvey reacting to answers from contestants. His facial expression are priceless.

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am I missing something or is this opposite day, as this makes no sense at all

HH4455

My favorite albums from the 90s
Oasis- Definitely Maybe
Reel Big Fish- Sell Out
Soundgarden- Super Unknown
Travis- Good Feeling
Radiohead- OK Computer
Hepcat- Right on Time
Stone Roses- Second Coming
Gran Torino- Live at the Chameleon Club
George Clinton'-Greatest Funkin Hits
Mighty Mighty Bosstones- The Impression that I Get
Soul Coughing- Irresistible Bliss
Southern Culture on the Skids- Plastic Seat Sweat
Keith Sweat- Keith Sweat
The Refreshments- Fizzy Fuzzy Big and Buzzy

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REFRESHMENTS! Banditos is my JAM!

Drinks with Mr. Clyne has been a frequent occurrence for Mr. French. A good friend of mine who owned a music venue in Tennessee loved the Refreshments, so he regularly booked the Peacemakers. We also used to go see him for his annual visit to the State Theater in Falls Church.

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Ran into this guy playing a fundraiser a few years ago...one could argue that he is the first funk bassist ever.

https://www.jacksonville.com/metro/2017-03-31/let-s-stay-together-49-yea...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae15DR2ZMNc

I didn't know who he was, just a guy who needed to play thru my amp. He thanked me for being able to use my gear and I asked if he needed a tuner...he just smiled and said "nope, I'm old school". And then he started to play...amazing! His wife was there as well and I chatted with her while they did their set....two of the nicest people.

Your lack of faith in Frosted Mini Wheats disturbs me

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
โ€œI served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

When will this end?
#askingforafriend

Have mercy. Living with French is hard y'all.

RED ALERT RED ALERT ๐Ÿšจ Morena Baccarin has entered the thread. This is not a drill. I repeat this is not a drill.

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Hokies Hot Take
David Wilson was not one of the top 6 running backs in Virginia Tech history.

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That's only half a take - need to know who your top 6 are to judge if its a hot take or not.

6? Alright...name that tune.
And I best not see Oxendine on that list either.

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

Suggs, KJ, Lawrence, Ox? I have Wilson firmly in that group

Imma give him a chance to respond...but as he's dragging his feet, not sure he meant 6.................4 I could see. Possibly even 5. But I want to hear the 6 that are ahead of DW.

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The torch; be yours to hold it high.
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How dare you slander DMFW

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Williams
Jones
Suggs
Cyrus Lawrence
Branden Ore
Dwayne Thomas

Would add Oxendine, Stith, and Evans to that list too.

Wilson was a better athlete than all of them. But... he didn't understand how to be a workhorse to seal games. Even Humes, with 1/20th of the ability, was a human victory cigar when you needed him to finish a drive.

While this isn't based on talent, if everything else was equal and I got to pick a roster, I would pick every starting tailback from 1993-2011 over Wilson expect for Mike Imoh and Lamont Pegues.

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I think that this is not that hot of a take. Wilson's athleticism combined with his personality enamored fans, but his effectiveness (or is it efficiency) was not as good as the ones you listed above.

Wilson's biggest problem was his tendency to try Barry Sanders his way out of a jam instead of hitting the holes and use his speed to beat one on one tackler. His fumbling is well documented including blowing up at Tom Coughlin, landing himself in the doghouse for a while.

Wilson excelled at as a special team returner due to his speed.

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As good as Wilson was, the single play of his that always stands out in my mind is the 20-25 yard loss against Michigan

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

That is a common refrain I hear a lot when it comes to Wilson.

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A fair list, but I'd have to demote Ore significantly for being unable to stay out of the doghouse and on the field. When he was right, physically and mentally, the guy was a beast. He definitely had the tools and potential to be a top-5 Hokie RB, but unfortunately, couldn't stay out of Beamer's doghouse. A guy who gets himself kicked off the team for attitude problems is not someone I could put in a "Best Of" list, especially knowing how forgiving Coach Beamer could be. If even Frank gives up on you, you've got problems.

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โ€• John Madden (describing VT's offense?)

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

all of the great VT RBs had differing qualities, but in addition to DW's speed, athleticism, and amazing personality, he might also have been the best at breaking tackles, his strength and ability to break tackles was amazing, very tough to bring down and we certainly have missed that element since he was drafted. He might not have been the most instinctive back, and I can't speak to CL or DT above, but I'd have him at #4

HH4455

At one point he was one, but then he ran 30 yards backwards on 1st and goal in a winning effort in the Sugar Bowl

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I can't argue with this. David Wilson was not a natural running back. I don't remember trying him much in the pass game. I could see him raising on that list if his freakish athleticism could be exploited more in open space and perhaps have a thumper to rotate with.

"You don't stare into a rearview mirror"

Wait you mean you are not supposed to run 30 yards in reverse on first and goal from the 5?

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
โ€œI served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

Before I pour the cereal, I get a small handful of plain ripple potato chips. I crumble those up and then pour the cereal.

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Hard tacos with layered with mayo on either side of the taco, plain ground beef, lettuce, tomato, cheese are delicious. A taco hamburger essentially.

I puked at mayo. The rest rates an A. But really...

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O yeah. Healthy on the mayo.

And on Cinco de Mayo you purvey this travesty. Shame upon ya, senor.

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Since food is so prominent in this thread, may I merely state that there has never been a cinnamon bun better than those made at the Tide's Inn. Ungodly good, I'd kill for one now.

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Blue margaritas on the rocks are the best type of margaritas.

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

Some fresh prawns would be mighty solid right now.

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We made shimp tacos tonight including homemade soft tortillas.

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

So would chiles relleno from Los Ojos bar in Jemez Springs, New Mexico. I mean if you're gonna wish...

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Team Sporty Spice.

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Posh was the worst spice girl.

She surely was the least talented.

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Really? This does something for you??

When she is the best singer and she is part of a group that is supposed to sing, yes.

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Yea, but judging a Spice Girl on her singing ability is like judging an NFL cheerleader on her ability to actually cheer.

I think it is safe to say it has become me yelling into the void.

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Safe to say you're used to this?

Waiting for French to start telling us to tweet at croots then we will know he really has lost it.

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

DON'T TWEET!

Honestly could not get much worse at this point so why not?

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
โ€œI served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

I remember hearing this cover the first time it gave me chills

'All along the watchtower" says no.

This is definitely a contender. DMB's cover of it is excellent as well. Not saying better than Hendrix. Just different. But still pretty goddamned good.

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

I will not down vote opinions...

Not a favorite, but nice guys. Got plastered in their bus when they opened for Powerman 5000 at Rafters. Terrible show, but both bands treated me like gold.

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Too hard. There isn't one. Trying to narrow this down to just one would produce too much internal strife. Hendrix and Ronstadt stand out, but there are several other artists I would consider as well. Which song, though, that hangs me up.

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Hot take time: French at 42 is better than French at 21. Happy birthday compadre!

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Much obliged. I am feeling 62 after that drive from Abingdon to Falls Church today. Now it is time to celebrate with a nap and some kebabs.

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I-81 can do that to you. Wait til you're closer to 60 like me. You don't want to know how trips like that make you feel. Of course, there are more breaks as you learn where all the bathrooms are. Hope the kebabs were good. And i hope there was birthday pie.

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

Man, I wish I could feel 62 again. Perspective, my friend. Glad you're home safe, wish your loverly a Happy Mother's Day, and scarf an extra kebab for me.
Oh, been meaning to ask if your mom made you any of your favorite brown sugar pie when you were there?

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No lie sadly. She made some banana bread for Dad and I would much rather Dad get what he is wanting than me. She did make some really good Apple rhubarb muffins a few weeks ago though.

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My favorite cereal is Honey Bunches of Oats. I eat it dry, and I add a little kick. Before I pour the cereal, I get a small handful of plain ripple potato chips. I crumble those up and then pour the cereal. Then I mix. It adds a nice texture change and salty contrast to the sweet of the cereal.

I love Honey Bunches of Oats, but goodness gracious this is one of the craziest things I've ever read. Not because I don't believe it couldn't taste okay, but because I can't imagine how you even came up with this idea.

It was a recent epiphany. For whatever reason, I got up and was craving potato chips. But someone pulled one of those "leave the crumbs" chips bag tricks. So I poured them in, and decided to put the cereal on top. It just worked. Sweet and salty together, interesting contrasts.

Now, I sure as hell wouldn't do that with a cereal requiring milk (like Lucky Charms or Golden Grahams.) But, I eat HBOOs dry anyway.

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WaWa and Sheetz both suck. I don't trust a gas station that sells Tasty Cakes instead of Little Debbies. The only thing edible at either are the apple fritters (at 3:00AM, after a few hours fishing on a bridge.)

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Try the jalepeno cheese bites at Wawa, enjoy the euphoria, and come back to us with your field report.

I think French has at least 2 issues with Wawa jalepeno cheese bites.

Those of us that are from further down south swear by the QT

Damn man. Scorching takes this time. After this, you're lucky we enjoy your football iq and your fishing tips and tricks.

I don't frequent WaWa enough to really have an argument, but the last time I had it their breakfast sandwiches were on point.

Sheetz on the other hand...well, that just isn't true. Sheetz's burgers are way better than the average fast-food chain. Their breakfast sandwiches are pretty damned good. And their quesadillas are fucking amazing for a gas station.

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

The Pretzel bun sammies? Delicious?

My honest opinion is that pretzel buns are vastly overrated, no matter who serves it. If I want a burger, I want to be able to taste the meat, the flavor from the seasoning that soaked in the meat and the juice, instead of tasting the buns more than the meat.

Great, now I'm hungry.

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Club Sandwich on pretzel bun is elite.

Gotta warm it up a bit and put some ranch on there...

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@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

Nah... club needs some good mayo...And I'm not a huge mayo guy. Ranch- in terms of sandwiches only belongs on a buffalo chicken wrap.

Blue Cheese > Ranch for buffalo chicken

My issue with pretzel bun is the thickness of it, and that's what fills me up too quick instead of enjoying the burger, savoring the taste as if every bite was an adventure.

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Nothing compares to the old Glade Spring Chevron hot dogs

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Assuming that they had the usual topping in SWVA....chili. What was it like?

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I don't understand the love for WaWa sandwiches. They are ok I guess, but not revolutionary or anything.

Maybe on the gas station scale they are high, but on the "places that serve food and don't sell gasoline" scale they are average.

Sheetz, that is all. Sorry WaWa sweet tea isn't that good...now that is all.

@hokie_rd

Looking back on it (hindsight is always easier than foresight), VT football would be in a better place now if Bud Foster had not stayed after Beamer retired. I don't know what all the problems were; but something obviously was not working well with the defense the last few years. I am encouraged by the defensive staff changes going forward.

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

Speaking of burger buns, should buns be lightly toasted before serving? Thoughts?

I could go either way, have the buns lightly toasted or served at room temperature and soft.

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My preference is lightly toasted so there is a little bit toastiness to resist getting soggy from the condiments but i definitely want the outside of the bun nice and soft.

However, usually I don't want the carbs a bun brings and I just eat my burger on a bed of lettuce and tomato.

I have yet to try cabbage wrapped burger but that's on my to try list.

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I think this depends on the burger. Sometimes with a super cheap burger, that soft white bun is the perfect accompaniment to the cheap patty, slice of american cheese nostalgia of a million childhood summer cookouts

But with a more complex burger, the toasting brings something to the party (as well as helping maintain bun structural integrity)

American cheese? Yeech! My mother had me spoiled on real cheese such as cheddar, provolone, and Swiss.

Like your second paragraph fer sure!

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The cheap burger is the only context where american cheese is acceptable. The power of nostalgia.

Cheeseburgers are one of three uses where salty, melty American (processed) cheese is not only acceptable, but is often preferred by some of the best burger makers. The others are grilled cheese and fried baloney sandwiches.

Yeah, Boy Scout cook-out type burgers are good with a soft, fresh bun.

The buns for a better burger should be grilled on a griddle or in the pan and a little burger grease or butter makes that even better. I also want the meat to be the main taste and limit my toppings, usually, to just ketchup, with a pickle on the side.

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Ketchup does not belong on a burger. Or a hot dog. Or eggs. Ketchup is for french fries.

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Some people are weird.

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I know everyone knows mustard is for fries.

What strange land did you come from?

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West Virginia

El. Psy. Kongroo.

Oh that explain why you eat mustard on fries.

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Ever hear of Buzz Buttered Steaks?

Wait, what?

Don't know about anyone else, but I sure haven't. Now, I'm imagining all sorts of things, all of them good. Elucidate, would you please?

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Company made them back in the 1960s and 70s in WV, mostly close to Charleston (they were based around there, I think). Basically like a swiss steak patty with a pat of butter on one side, sold in a box. I remember them as really, really good.

The company has gone in and out of business over the years. They used to sell them at Camden Park (WV amusement park) and at the Charleston Charlies home park. As those things have gone by the wayside, the fortunes of the company have varied. It still exists, but I don't know if you can still buy the product (you could as of a few years ago, I think).

Buzz Food Service

Wait, what?

Interesting diversion, thank you very much for the story and the link. I would totally eat one right this very moment.

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a) not that old
b) grew up in the north so not close to Charleston

I prefer mustard on fries as well

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Wrong. Fried egg with a slice of cheddar on a burger is damn good. Also great on a roast beef sandwich.

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I have no problem with a egg on a burger. I said no ketchup on eggs.

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Funny to realize I interpreted your post the wrong way and overlooked the "hot dog doesn't belong on a hamburger" option that my interpretation would have meant.

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No worries. I dont think i'd have a problem with a hot dog on a burger though. Or better yet.... Maybe a cheddarwurst on there. No... A CHORIZO! Sliced in half on top of the burger. With mustard. Good brown or dijon or stone ground mustard not that crappy yellow shit. And raw onions. And tomato. With a nice IPA. Shit...i gotta get busy....

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Yeah, ketchup for sure belongs on a burger.
Agree, it ruins a hot dog, and putting it on eggs is just weird. French fries are good, but over served as a way to up the price of a meal. I can eat them with or without ketchup, but don't need a thousand of them crowding up my plate. Pretty much gotta have ketchup on a burger though. It's the American way.

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Skip the ketchup and put a couple of nice beefsteak tomato slices on instead.

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Nope, not on my burger you don't. Too much juice, not enough spice, and while I'll occasionally have raw tomatoes on a sub, or a taco, or a blt if the slice isn't too thick, but nope.
Wife says I'm weird because I don't like raw tomatoes, but like everything else with tomato attached except tomato soup. That I don't eat. As we're finding here, though, there's no accounting for taste.

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Well...to each their own i guess. Leg for at least agreeing that ketchup has no business being on a hot dog. Or eggs.

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And one back atcha for that. A good hot dog can be served many ways, but ketchup is a strong taboo.

Edit: I know several people who put hot sauce on eggs, and while I'd never, it doesn't gross me out like ketchup on eggs. Yuck.

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Hot sauce on eggs saves lives.

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I no longer eat pork based hot dog. It gives me the run, well, pretty much anything pork makes me have the run.

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However, I eat beef based hot dog and eat hot dog with chili and mustard. Excellent combo!

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That would be called a dog 'without' from when i slung 'em at Steves/BOJO's on college ave back in the day. 'With' was chili, mustard, and raw onions. I used to hide the ketchup bottles when it was my shift.

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Just chili for me. If no chili, either a little Gulden's or similar (no plain yellow) mustard, or a nude dude if it's a decent hot dog. Do like my chili on a dog, though. Mustard messes up the chili and onions aren't needed for anything but bad breath. Grill or steam the bun, though.

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My wife likes eating tomatoes with mayo, salt and pepper on whole wheat bread.

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Slice of tomato, slice of fresh smoked mozzarella, little pesto, drizzle of homemade garlic olive oil. Grind of black pepper.

Money.

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Or fresh basil in place of pesto and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar in place of olive oil. Money.

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Anyone here ever had a cucumber, lettuce, and tomato sandwich (w/ mayo and salt and pepper). Its better on toasted bread.
Legit yummy!
I ate these a LOT while a VT student. It was cheap and darn good! Quick lunch and off to ... well, maybe study..., mostly to play hoops at War Memorial, go to the New to fish, swim, and drink beer, or go hiking and some on belay climbing at Dragon's Tooth.

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Excellent sandwich, although it seems to cause a little bit of reflux afterwards (cucumbers in general.) nice pull.

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Can't stand raw cukes after working a couple of summers in a pickle plant in Norfolk as a kid. The very smell of raw cucumbers brings back the weirdest place I have ever worked. We made Fanning's Bread and Butter pickles. Humped thousands of bushels of cukes, made thousands of gallons of brine, worked in the shittiest conditions with some of the most interesting people on God's green earth, but while I love a good dill pickle, I'll never eat a sweet pickle or a raw cuke for the rest of my days, more than 50 years later. Sunday mornings working with women singing gospel songs in lieu of church and a fellow worker who sang Stevie Wonder almost as well as Stevie hisownself stick out in my mind. Unloading 100 lb bags of sugar from a boxcar and truckload after truckload of fresh bushels of cukes...ahhhh, the good ole days.

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Humped thousands of bushels of cukes

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Gotta admit, I lol'd loudly enough to piss off my wife who wanted to sleep in today.

Well, imagine if you will, bushel basket, two handles, 40 lbs of cukes, I guess it did look like we were...

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Oh, no. I gotcha. I just LOLed at the phrasing.

If you play it, they will win.

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I know, and I got a chuckle from your response.

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Actually, upon reflection, I'm surprised you didn't find a way to make a nun joke. Ok, I'll slam the door on my way out.

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Sounds delicious.

Our favorite snack is where we peel the skins off cucumber, half them, deseed then and stuff them with canned chicken mixed with shredded parmesan cheese and pepper.

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Interesting appetizer, from Made In Asia at Zion X roads....thinly sliced cucumber soaked in rice wine vinegar.

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Isn't that just basically pickles?

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Yes, with a slight asian bent.

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fries are for ketchup

Or gravy.

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Hear, hear! Speak the damn truth.

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My hot take: For certain cereals, I put chocolate milk on it rather than regular milk. It'll blow your mind how good it is.

Druckenmiller the shotgun snap, fakes short, fires it deep into the end zone it is....caught! It is caught for a touchdown by Jermaine Holmes with 47 seconds left!

If you put chocolate milk on count chocula...do you bend space and time?

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My father loves to put sugar in rice. I don't get that.

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This was a regular breakfast choice when I was a kid. Still have it occasionally.

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My mom would eat that occasionally, and sometimes threw in a few raisins. She said they ate rice every way you can imagine growing up in Charleston, SC. One taste and I discovered the only rice I haven't liked.

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True Story: When we adopted our first baby daughter from China, the government gave us a one kilo box of rice cereal, and one kilo bag of confectioners sugar. We understood the rice cereal, but looked at the confectioners sugar with the mix of curiosity and revulsion that you normally reserve for lolUVA boorish behavior or WVU fandom in general. Suffice to say that we pitched the sugar and started feeding her a balanced diet of baby food in jars and rice cereal.

Apparently, feeding infants with heavily sugared rice cereal is an acceptable practice in China.

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The worst baseball tv team play by play guy in the 80s was Skip Caray. My god, he made baseball sound boring.

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"he made baseball sound boring." So he was the most accurate announcer ever?

Baseball is only entertaining in-person. It is sometimes acceptable on the radio.

Don't disagree with that.

Saw your tweet about watching the 71 series.....pulled up the video and watched the player intros.....wow....11 year old me came back big time.

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Roberto Clemente. Nuff said.

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Indeed.

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Loved Skip. For many years, he was the only reason to watch.

I almost DV'ed this.

But then I remembered how the 80s were largely a forgettable decade for the Braves and decided to leave it alone.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

And only when you are doing something else - like yardwork.

And note, I love radio broadcasts of baseball. Ed Coleman was great with the Mets (I used to listen to WFAN on AM signals at night all the time as a kid to follow the Rangers). The radio baseball play by play guys are usually fantastic. Caray just sounded like he hated being there, and it made those 1988 Braves broadcasts unbearable.

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When are we getting a French fishing hot take?

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Honestly, I am probably not a good enough fisherman to have a hot take. I have become a big believer in the alberto knot for braid to mono or fluro leader.

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Oh sure with fishing you're not good enough for hot takes, but that didnt stop you talking about food. /s

I am much better at eating than fishing.

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Same here. Much better durability than double uni.

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Fishing hot take- stripers in the surf- outgoing tide. Stripers on a bridge- dead low and the beginning of incoming. Cobia on a pier- onshore wind. Boats- haven't found anything that is consistent other than most of my bites chumming have been on incoming tide.

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