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Postby Flyn » Wed Jun 13, 2007 2:25 pm

For many years, in the Western Washington area, I have noticed that whenever you see a check cashing place, there is almost always a store selling, uh, adult novelties within 4 spaces of said establishment. When I was last in the greater Los Angeles area, the linked pairs were Liquor Stores and Donut shops.

Are there other regional duos that don't have any connection at first glance, but that you can reliably predict?

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Postby Betty Felon » Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:26 pm

Well, you know you've crossed the border from Illinois into Wisconsin when you start seeing the following collections of businesses off the road:

1.) antique barn
2.) cheese palace
3.) porn emporium
4.) outlet mall

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Postby No You Are » Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:51 am

When you need porn but don't have the cash...

Check 'n Go!!

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Postby Betty Felon » Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:00 am

No You Are wrote:When you need porn but don't have the cash...

Check 'n Go!!


I wonder how often this happens...

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Postby Flyn » Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:13 am

a mile or so up the road, there are three consecutive buildings:
1. A plasma center, where you can sell your blood.
2. A liquor store (they're all state run in Washington, so they're relatively rare)
3. The Love Zone

many jokes have been made of the hot dates made possible by this combo.

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Postby Forrest » Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:23 pm

Flyn wrote:a mile or so up the road, there are three consecutive buildings:
1. A plasma center, where you can sell your blood.
2. A liquor store (they're all state run in Washington, so they're relatively rare)
3. The Love Zone

many jokes have been made of the hot dates made possible by this combo.


My favorite stretch of 15th, hands down. Not far from the Original Pancake House, to boot.

Mmmmm....bacon waffles.

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Postby Flyn » Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:52 pm

Forrest wrote:
My favorite stretch of 15th, hands down. Not far from the Original Pancake House, to boot.

Mmmmm....bacon waffles.


Yeah, bacon pancakes *seem* like the ideal bacon delivery device, but I think the bacon waffles are superior.

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Postby Squid » Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:55 pm

Forrest wrote:Mmmmm....bacon waffles.


I would KILL for a bacon waffle right now. Forrest, get out of my brain!

(I trust you saw the new Vosges Bacon Bar on my Flickr?)

I think bacon just superceded pr0n in my hierarchy of needs. I need to think about this a little bit.

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Postby the new girl » Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:16 pm

mmm...bacon...I could go for a peanut butter & bacon sandwich. Too bad I just got back from the store (no bacon).

I think my favorite bacon-containing treat is a bacon maple bar from Voodoo Donuts in Portland. I always have to bring a box of them back on the plane for my bacon-donut loving friends here...

Bacon+maple frosting+donut=Heaven :)

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Postby icapants » Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:12 pm

One of my co-workers LOOOOOOOOOOOOVES bacon. It's a well known fact in our office that he loves bacon. We once had a barbeque at work where he cooked bacon in foil on the grill because nobody brought a skillet.

So, for his birthday in February, the president of our company (who is vegetarian) bought said co-worker 5lbs of "mystery bacon". Among the presents from the staff were bacon magnets, bacon bandaids, gummy bacon candy and a bacon air freshener. And of course we had Red Mill (bacon burgers) for lunch.

And that's my bacon story for the day.

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Postby dianna » Sat Jun 16, 2007 6:09 am

I shouldn't have opened this thread. I hate bacon.

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Postby Liesbeth » Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:33 am

ohmygodyouamericansandyourmeat!

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Postby Flyn » Sat Jun 16, 2007 9:46 am

dianna wrote:I shouldn't have opened this thread. I hate bacon.


...we can work through this Dianna, I swear! Think of the good times we had...


but really, bacon is the crack form of meat; I didn't even particularly care for it till I was 21 or so, but then I tried some high quality stuff, and cooked it in the oven on a rack set in a sheet pan with edges... oh god, I'm so hungry!

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Postby chelsea » Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:06 pm

bacon has been the reason for almost all of my lapses in vegetarianism.

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Postby dianna » Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:41 pm

I like chopped bacon on salads and bacon on some sandwiches but most of the time, straight up bacon is just way too greasy to be remotely appetizing to me. Maybe I just don't know anyone who makes it right.

I'd rather eat fresh fruit. Nothing beats fresh fruit for me.

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Postby the new girl » Sat Jun 16, 2007 5:17 pm

Just got back from a BBQ at a friend's place...enjoyed a nice juicy bbq'ed cheeseburger (tillamook cheddar, of course) topped with bbq'ed bacon. And some small vegetable garnishes (don't want to detract from the meat and greese!). mmm...

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Postby Flyn » Sat Jun 16, 2007 5:31 pm

A few years ago, for my birthday, a friend of mine brought the fixings to make an Elvis sandwich. This involves peanut butter, lengthwise sliced bananas (fresh fruit!), honey, and bacon, which was then cooked like a grilled cheese sandwich. We both agreed that it was much tastier than we'd predicted, and that we wouldn't need to make another one for quite a while. Still haven't made another one, but this conversation is making me feel the need to defrost some of the good stuff I've got in the freezer...

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Postby chelsea » Sat Jun 16, 2007 9:06 pm

dianna wrote:
I'd rather eat fresh fruit. Nothing beats fresh fruit for me.


i couldn't agree more.

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Postby icapants » Sun Jun 17, 2007 10:31 am

chelsea wrote:bacon has been the reason for almost all of my lapses in vegetarianism.


that's what my vegetarian co-workers say. it really is like crack.

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Postby Flyn » Sun Jun 17, 2007 11:18 am

icapants wrote:
chelsea wrote:bacon has been the reason for almost all of my lapses in vegetarianism.


that's what my vegetarian co-workers say. it really is like crack.


I think you misunderstand; for a brief time, my nickname was "Bacon".


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