bounder 1/19/2013 6:13:11 AM Report
Good morning, where is everyone, the early birds are still sleeping.
statusquo 1/19/2013 7:01:44 AM Report
I fully endorse the "idle no more" movement. It's about time I says!
From now on I will shut off the engine at every red light or rail road crossings.
Also, plugging in the block heater will greatly reduce the engine needs to idle before taking off.
Wisenheimer?....what do you think?
nanag 1/19/2013 7:11:04 AM Report
Good Saturday morning to all
I am off to work .. I don't wanna go(stomping my foot) :(
But there is one good thing ...HOCKEY tonight..
FOOTBALL after work tomorrow...
Try to get along till Nana gets back
Wisenheimer 1/19/2013 7:26:55 AM Report
Stats .. I endeavour to arise with mother Sun. Get me a morning paper. Apply for a position from the jobs wanted section. Then I shan't be "Idle no more".
skipper dave 1/19/2013 7:50:08 AM Report
good morning sweet Soo!
Good morning hot stove gang, Bounder (what a delight you have turned out to be in our little group), Nanag and of course my Wife's favourite go to guy for transportation maintenance whom without I'd now be driving a brand new F-250 4x4 Cummins diesel with crew cab suitable for transporting my boat stuff betwixt Soo and hilton Beach (no issue here). Stuff like cooler for juice and water and of course that great sailing staple ball park franks. Damn you Status I let it slip out. i wanted to cover up for your approval that I don't purchase across the ditch. Secretly my drug of choice and ultimate comfort food is US ball park Franks, forgive me? They can be eaten right out of the pack - cooked up they swell to twice there size (read anything you like into that) and the topper, they have a shelf life longer than mine. All of the above provided by my Senior CPP income and me not retired. A virtual windfall till my lovely wife explained the terms of our marriage and the influence and resource source that her buddy Stats has on the reliability of our present transportation models. Now I'm finding that this old bachelor is now hearing some sabre rattling in the background of veiled threats of being put on the waiting list for the old volks home now that she has power of attorney, of course this all can be avoided if I just behave myself. While she and the step kids are gone for four days and I'm thinking pee standing up with the seat down and supper of a bucket of KofC skins only and a pint of Haagendas french vanilla for supper. I'll show her.
itsky123 1/19/2013 8:12:31 AM Report
Good morning to all.
Just had a thought( it is rare but it happens from time to time).What if...TACO BELL would send First Nations A car load of tacos while they are on their IDEL NO MORE blocade...Then..they would sure be idle no more, and only have 1 portable out house...lol...let them stand in line, and have control. ROFLMAO...what a KODAK moment.
Just Curious 1/19/2013 8:13:18 AM Report
Aww Skipper,you have left me with my mouth watering now this early in the AM. Never having tried ball park franks I do ,however,fondly remember Schnieders Dutch Treat Garlic weiners,great cold and when boiled would explode and open up down the middle leaving the perfect spot for a bit of mustard. Drooling on the keyboard as I type..They went the way of the DoDo bird,I guess,and we are left with Red Hots,a poor cousin at best..
As too the peeing standing with the lid down,do bear in mind you will still have to cleanup before the head of the war department and staff gets home or face severe consequences...LOL.:)
itsky123 1/19/2013 8:17:33 AM Report
Whats up with soo today..been trying to post since 6am..just got in..?
itsky123 1/19/2013 8:18:48 AM Report
had yesterdays date
Javaman 1/19/2013 8:40:30 AM Report
Whatever food items you buy...take the tme to read the label and note the SUGAR content. It will shock you. Kids taking those little orange juice boxes to school for a "healthy snack" are getting more than a days supply of sugar in that one box.
flyhawk25 1/19/2013 9:06:17 AM Report
In search of the ubiquitous hot dog - or red hot as we called it in South Chicago.When my family moved here in 1948 my parents bemoaned the lack of 'a real hot dog'.
The were right.
As I grew up I realized that it had more to do with a lack of eastern European influences and the fact the the city was a desert for kosher style food.
Over the years I realized that our town has some of the best sausages anywhere.
I even acquired a taste for good old Canadian mystery meat wieners.
Don't be fooled by Ball Park Franks. They are dreck.
Get your mitts on some Chicago Gold Coast Hot Dogs in a real dog bun slathered in Gulden's New York Mustard.
All beef, hard cased and enough red food dye to do a CT Scan in daylight.
And don't even get me started on that wonderful childhood treat - fried baloney sangwiches.
skipper dave 1/19/2013 9:14:59 AM Report
itsky, for the love of gawd don't fess up to brain farts on this site. We have sharks that will be driven into a feeding frenzy if they sense a vulnerable fish in the tank acting out of character, remember this acronym when asked how you are doing "FINE" (Fu#ked-up, Insecure, Neurotic and Emotional) John Wayne would have said no less.
Just Curious 1/19/2013 9:15:00 AM Report
itsky123,if you get up before the staff does at Sootoday,go into Editors/columns and you can post there until somebody flips the switch. Weekends are bad for that...:)
Just Curious 1/19/2013 9:17:27 AM Report
The new poll is a neat way to slip in some free advertising for the new restaurant,don't you think???:)
skipper dave 1/19/2013 9:33:25 AM Report
Oh gawd Fly you got me moanen. Once had the disagreeable experience of attending a formal celebration at the Royal York for an intimate crowd of two thousand. We had those little (one) undernourished cornish hens nesting on a bed of rice with some funny green leaves around it. Now besides being bald and one armed and not able to tie laces, cornish chickadees are not my first choice. The minute the feast and stuffed shirts had been deflated I made a bee line across the street to union station (10:30 pm) Disregarded six lanes of traffic in both directions and practically assaulted the street side sausage vendor. Did the Zen thing and ordered one with all. Transported to Nirvana and better than any sex I had up to that point in my life. Came back to the ball room to accompany my former spouse reeking of garlic and sporting a lovely shade of red, yellow and pickle juice up the front of my nice crispy starched shirt. She was not impressed and it was the beginning of many red flags to come on my inability to be trained well, oh well, now my present spouse and I race to the cart while she hip drives me into traffic to slow me down, what a girl!
right wing 1/19/2013 9:57:56 AM Report
For those who haven't heard, Washington State just passed both laws -
gay marriage and legalized marijuana.
The fact that gay marriage and marijuana were legalized on the same day makes perfect biblical sense because Leviticus 20:13 says "If a man lies with another man they should be stoned."
We just hadn't interpreted it correctly before!
flyhawk25 1/19/2013 10:10:42 AM Report
skipper...a few years ago I had some company visiting from the Windy City.
I took one of them to Ernie's for 'a real breakfast'.
When he saw fried baloney on the menu he melted into a blubbering mass.
Years later when asked about his motorcycle trip up here across Manitoulin Island he gets teary-eyed recalling not the vistas, ferry ride or weather.
He talks about breakfast at Ernie's.And he never mentions his cholesterol levels either.
Wisenheimer 1/19/2013 11:01:52 AM Report
RW ... could also be interpreted as "going to hell in hat basket".
skipper dave 1/19/2013 11:02:52 AM Report
Ah, rw and Fly my favourite two combatants. How bout next summit we do breakfast at Ernie's and "Are Dubya" can bring his most interesting interpretation of the big book. Bet right at this moment theres a flurry of excitement from the island big book thumpers muttering "it doesn't say that"!
Wisenheimer 1/19/2013 11:09:16 AM Report
As predicted, Lance Armstrong shed a couple of tears in part 2 of his interview with Oprah. (Oprah won't let you on unless you agree to weep at some point). Next stop the "born again" station.
redranger 1/19/2013 11:28:40 AM Report
Speaking of great hot dogs and fried baloney, does anyone other than I and possibly Dave remember Frank's delicatessen in Sudbury? On a CBC survey in the '80's of Americam tourists in Northern Ontario, more than one of them declared that their fondest memory was of Frank's delicatessen in Sudbury,...I recall incredible pastrami sandwiches, foot long hotdogs with buttered onions and other delicacies ( and it was only a 1/2 block from the Coulson hotel).
gcubed 1/19/2013 11:44:30 AM Report
I'm not much of a hot dog fan, but whenever we have out-of-town visitors, we try and bring them to Reggies Tavern for the best hamburgers in the world! We usually warn them not to order the Reggieburger or the Jakeburger because only a few people can actually finish one of them. Many even just share the single, served with fresh-cut fries. We also enjoy their 99 cent breakfast every once in a while.
right wing 1/19/2013 12:43:19 PM Report
Quotes from the bible...not a chance.
Actually we would start with talking about Darwin's theory and how it has been proven wrong.
You're an agnostic with a Roman Catholic background...walk in the park.
flyhawk25 1/19/2013 12:56:56 PM Report
G3...I have had one Reggie's burger - split it with a friend. But it was amazing.
My gold standard was the Paul Bunyan burger at the Antlers. I can't imagine even considering that much food any more.
right wing 1/19/2013 1:02:04 PM Report
Like my late father flyhawk could eat an entire horse including the saddle and never put on a pound.
flyhawk25 1/19/2013 1:16:56 PM Report
I could and did. Now I won't and don't.
When you are raised by an Irish/Pennsylvania Dutch child of the depression everything was dark brown or grey. And that was just the veggies.
When I married an Italian Canadian my weight went from 168 to 208 in two years.Finally after I had a blood test and marinara sauce came out I backed off.
But pasta still makes me giddy.And almost all of my friends can cook.
Folks at our watering hole think we are talking about women but we really are comparing cooking tips.
Age does that.
skipper dave 1/19/2013 1:59:52 PM Report
Dropping in at the barf and belch, Tony's in Birch Run cured me of letting my eyes rule my stomach, especially the pound of deep fried bacon on your one pounder cheese burger with fries on the side was my turning point in later life to appreciating the defect of gluttony and why most americans men and women wear drawstring track pants and overly large wife beater t-shirts. No belt adjustment needed. That was 15 years ago and I've not been back since. Now let me loose in harvey's once a year and a quarter pounder smothered in kosher dills pushes all my buttons for comfort food, in fact maybe just the kosher dills between two buns would suffice the chemo kid right now.
mallet 1/19/2013 2:19:19 PM Report
One of the things I miss most are the English style fish and chips, served on a piece of grease proof paper, smothered in salt and vinegar, and wrapped in newspaper, a coronary arteries delight.. Dr Gould told me I could look all I wanted, drool as much as I liked, but couldn't touch, the sadist. I can get all the other things I used to have in the U K, but that is what I miss most...
old-cat33 1/19/2013 2:51:17 PM Report
An "Alberta Clipper" is coming through folks so be prepared for more snow work.
Skipper,Mallet: A clipper is a ship about the size of the Blue Nose on the Canadian dime eh? Or is it bigger?
Still don't know why they would call this an Alberta clipper because Alberta isn't on any coastline?
flyhawk25 1/19/2013 2:56:48 PM Report
Skipper...dill pickles are God's way of saying that she loves us.You can look it up - Jeremiah 54:2 -"And Yahweh so loved us that a feast of useless infertile green vegetables was soaked in brine and blessed by the priestesses.Behold a gift from God was created."
Corned beef is still a great mystery to all of us.
However it does prove the theory of my best friend the ex claustrated clergyman that all things are either miracles - dill pickles - or mysteries - corned beef.
Thus ends my theological lesson for this winter's day.
mallet 1/19/2013 3:21:06 PM Report
Old Cat 33...
I think it is due to the speed which it moves through the area.. Clipper ships were known for their speed, and carried a lot of sail, much more that the ordinary cargo ship. The most famous british clipper was the "Cutty Sark", that spent only about ten years on the tea runs, as the Suez Canal opened and steamers had a much shorter route.. Skipper can probably tell you more, but I think the "Bluenose is a Yawl, having just a main mast, whereas clippers were generally 3 masted..
skipper dave 1/19/2013 3:26:05 PM Report
Ah old cat you devil! I must rise to the bait - Clipper is not a size of boat but a type of rigging. If a two masted schooner has a bowsprit with more than one head stay and multiple headsails she is clipper rigged. Not to be confused with the Cutty-Sark which was a wind jammer. Now they might refer to the Alberta Clipper as being fast especially close hauled.
skipper dave 1/19/2013 3:29:15 PM Report
Mallet dear freind a yawl has the aft mizzen match mounted abaft of the rudder, the ketch has the mizzen before the rudder post - it was beaten into me as a pup.
skipper dave 1/19/2013 3:34:05 PM Report
My apologies to Mallett, your beloved Cutty Sark falls under the description of clipper rig. Beat me with a wet noodle but my beloved bluenose was thru and thru schooner my dear with the distinctive spoon bow.
atticus 1/19/2013 3:43:37 PM Report
"Thus ends my theological lesson for this winter's day."
I liked RW's better. My son, the dill freak, likes yours.
old-cat33 1/19/2013 3:45:23 PM Report
LOL, Thanks guys for the info. Now I actually know something about a sailboat!! Every time that I see a picture of a sail boat I will count the mast's.
Well now it's time to go and watch the puck drop for the first game of the season between Winnipeg and Ottawa. Later guys.
mallet 1/19/2013 4:02:34 PM Report
Sail was never my thing to be honest, I like boats with motors in them, lot less work. Just hated pulling on all those ropes, and when I had a sense of smell, wet canvas was not, shall we say, top of my list! I do not say that sailing is not a skill, for it is, one does not just step into a sailboat and sail off into the sunset, and I admire all those that can and do, but for me, a nice big motor, preferably more than one...
Canna D. Yenn 1/19/2013 4:10:23 PM Report
Trivia: Cutty Sark...
When a replica of the Cutty Sark was built in the '50s (now in London, UK) the pine used in the figurehead carving came from Eastern Algoma and was milled at McFadden's in Blind River.
Budster 1/19/2013 4:31:52 PM Report
You guys talking of food .... Occasionally the wife and I go to A&W for a burger. For me if there is no colesterol there's no taste. Also when we go there the place has lots of customers and almost all of them are our age. Go figure not many young pups show up where there are good burgers. I can handle Harvey's once or twice a year but that is my limit. Don't like the rest of them cause they don't have any hamburger taste to'em.
right wing 1/19/2013 4:32:58 PM Report
Hmmm...and we always referred to a lass that was how shall we say..."clean shaven" as a "clipper".
skipper dave 1/19/2013 4:36:37 PM Report
Malett just between you and I - Sailing is the only sport I know of where you start off cocky and sure and years later thru every imaginable storm and knockdown do you develop a deep healthy fear of the power of water. I am now one of the most cautious cruising sailors I know and as I get older the more respect is brought into the mix. Different.
Christina216 1/19/2013 4:36:54 PM Report
try Madisons (pizza king) they have great food and awesome prices. if you like wings in my opinion they are the best and cheapest in town. wanna real hamburger..try theirs. and the buns are homemade.
right wing 1/19/2013 4:39:24 PM Report
Nothing can humble you more than Mother Nature...and nothing can deliver fear quicker than a Lake Superior storm.
skipper dave 1/19/2013 4:42:08 PM Report
Another confession dear mallet my beloved Celtic Cross is an old hybrid called a motor sailor. Well down below the water line she has the iron spinnaker consisting of a get you home every time volvo, penta diesel marine engine. I've kissed her manifold more than once.
right wing 1/19/2013 4:46:15 PM Report
Hahahahaha...a sailor with a "trick" up his sleeve.
You'd be drummed out of some of the sailor circles I've known.
Personally I've always liked power behind a boat.
mallet 1/19/2013 4:56:01 PM Report
I have always had a deep respect of the Sea, and after a season with A B Mcleans on their tugs and even greater one for the lakes. I first went to sea with my grandfather, who was a trawler skipper out of Lowestoft, trawled up a couple of mines and then I was not allowed to go any more. I was assistant engineer on the RNLI lifeboat "Sir Henry Upcher" when I lived down on the coast at a place called Sheringham. That was really where I learned the power of the sea and what water can do. I then worked on the "Norfolk Broads" it's a lot of little lakes connected with rivers in Norfolk county. Mostly Cabin Cruisers, rented out for a week or two to holiday makers, only danger was getting drunk and falling overboard! On the Mcleans tugs we pulled booms from the Pic river up to Marathon and barges of steel and gravel around the lakes. After that I tried to stay on dry land, but ended up in some really peculiar places all the same!!
right wing 1/19/2013 5:08:15 PM Report
I worked on the "Westend Broads" a tough bunch of mean mouthed girls connected with an even meaner bunch of brothers.
Grump 1/19/2013 5:45:09 PM Report
Glad to see all you fellows in such fine form tonight. Drove down to Pembroke yesterday morning and got back here at 5.00 this evening. It was a storm all the way getting worse the closer I got to the Soo. I'm glad I put on 4 new winter tires a month ago. Have a great evening all.
right wing 1/19/2013 5:51:33 PM Report
Are snow tires not the best (mostly forgotten) thing ever.
I put a new set on my service van this year and the difference (from even the best set of all seasons) is unbelievable.
I motor past some four wheel drives that have all seasons.
Worth every penny when you have to drive on some of the country lanes that I do.
nanag 1/19/2013 6:40:37 PM Report
I think I am almost having pre -orgasmic type of excitement because the puck is gonna drop soon... woohoo
Yeah I know sad isn't it??? It has been a long time since ..... the puck has dropped .. so I am trying to go by memory bahahahah
right wing 1/19/2013 6:46:54 PM Report
West End Girls......
skipper dave 1/19/2013 6:55:13 PM Report
RW and Grump go all the way and get your snows studded - I think I paid $35 per tyre for 100 in each. A little noisy but gawd are they effective.
statusquo 1/19/2013 7:21:48 PM Report
"Actually we would start with talking about Darwin's theory and how it has been proven wrong."
Have you been watching the Discovery Channel again.
Geez...the things I miss.....
flyhawk25 1/19/2013 8:11:03 PM Report
Yeah...that Darwin. What a nut.
Now take Rush. There is a thinker.
Wicket 1/19/2013 8:18:49 PM Report
nanag ...... you make me laugh, still wish you had introduced yourself.. love your posts.
nanag 1/19/2013 8:28:35 PM Report
whew..if I was a smoker I would have a cigarette... the puck has dropped
here is a clue.. I was the one that bought that box of blue and silver beaded garland.. I was with the lady that was back a second time and i believe she bought the last of your ?? printer paper??
joewho999 1/19/2013 10:33:50 PM Report
Some say the winter is half over,which half the good or the bad.