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  • Post #61 - August 4th, 2005, 8:54 am
    Post #61 - August 4th, 2005, 8:54 am Post #61 - August 4th, 2005, 8:54 am
    annieb wrote:Is it that there isn't enough call for dry cleaning in Escanaba or enough dead people to support a family?


    If one of the businesses slows down then you are covered and not left with no money. :lol:
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  • Post #62 - October 10th, 2005, 10:08 pm
    Post #62 - October 10th, 2005, 10:08 pm Post #62 - October 10th, 2005, 10:08 pm
    Foster at Pulaski on August 14, 2005:

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    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #63 - October 25th, 2005, 4:19 pm
    Post #63 - October 25th, 2005, 4:19 pm Post #63 - October 25th, 2005, 4:19 pm
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      Mr. Shrimp, 7157 W. 63rd St., Chicago
  • Post #64 - October 27th, 2005, 7:32 am
    Post #64 - October 27th, 2005, 7:32 am Post #64 - October 27th, 2005, 7:32 am
    Maybe it's just me, but I think Mr. Shrimp looks like he's related to Mr. Peanut!

    Suzy
    " There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life."
    - Frank Zappa
  • Post #65 - October 27th, 2005, 11:29 am
    Post #65 - October 27th, 2005, 11:29 am Post #65 - October 27th, 2005, 11:29 am
    Mr. Shrimp looks like he's related to Mr. Peanut!


    Looks more like Jiminy Cockroach to me :wink:
  • Post #66 - October 27th, 2005, 11:54 am
    Post #66 - October 27th, 2005, 11:54 am Post #66 - October 27th, 2005, 11:54 am
    It's almost like what Mr. Peanut would look like if he was British! Or maybe Mr. Peanut's little cousin from across the pond! :lol:
  • Post #67 - October 27th, 2005, 4:26 pm
    Post #67 - October 27th, 2005, 4:26 pm Post #67 - October 27th, 2005, 4:26 pm
    Cart before the horse?

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    Antonius
    Alle Nerven exzitiert von dem gewürzten Wein -- Anwandlung von Todesahndungen -- Doppeltgänger --
    - aus dem Tagebuch E.T.A. Hoffmanns, 6. Januar 1804.
    ________
    Na sir is na seachain an cath.
  • Post #68 - January 20th, 2006, 7:17 pm
    Post #68 - January 20th, 2006, 7:17 pm Post #68 - January 20th, 2006, 7:17 pm
    I spent last night at a Holiday Inn Express in the south side of Indianapolis last night. I regret not having my camera to take one of the finest examples of restaurant signage I have ever seen. I almost bought a disposable camera this morning to take a picture, but the lights were out on the sign and the sun wasn't up yet.

    Here's a reasonable visual with an accurate quote.

    LUCKY BUFFET
    BBQ, SUSHI
    STEAK, SEAFOOD


    Anyone up for a road trip:?:

    I did hit Shapiro's Delicatassen for a breakfast of corned beef hash and eggs. Lunch was pastrami, matzo ball soup, a latke. Take was 1 lb each of corned beef and pastrami, a loaf of rye bread, a cheesecake brownie, and 2 chocolate chunk cookies. Outstanding, well worth missing the Lucky Buffet. 8)
    Bruce
    Plenipotentiary
    bruce@bdbbq.com

    Raw meat should NOT have an ingredients list!!
  • Post #69 - January 21st, 2006, 10:53 am
    Post #69 - January 21st, 2006, 10:53 am Post #69 - January 21st, 2006, 10:53 am
    Driving on the tollway this morning south of O'Hare, El Famous Burrito has a billboard, one of the few not coated with snow.

    The center of the sign says,

    FRESH AND HOT
    HOT OR NOT

    Uhhhhh..... what exactly are you trying to communicate here?
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #70 - April 2nd, 2006, 10:11 am
    Post #70 - April 2nd, 2006, 10:11 am Post #70 - April 2nd, 2006, 10:11 am
    As we drove down Milwaukee Ave.
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    8161 N. Milwaukee
    Niles, IL

    I won't start on the marketing slogans :roll:
  • Post #71 - April 2nd, 2006, 8:13 pm
    Post #71 - April 2nd, 2006, 8:13 pm Post #71 - April 2nd, 2006, 8:13 pm
    Booby's!

    That was my place from 68-75 and then again from 80-83. That guy with the glasses was real. He was Booby. I'm not sure his full name. My sister called him Mr. Booby. He looked like that but was heavier :) . Mrs. Booby, Sally, still works at Booby's calling out the order in special Booby's patois. Back in the day, there was even a white VW Beatle Boobie-mobile for deliveries (which my daughter did not believe me).

    The original Booby's had a fire about 15 years ago, and the reincarnation has never been as good. They used to cook ribs in a classic Chicago aquarium pit. After RJ Grunts, Booby's introduced their own version of a salad bar, that I just loved, with over-sweet corn relish, and sauerkraut, and pickles and green tomatoes, and apple sauce and pudding, a real Chicago salad bar.

    I, Pigmon and my daugther actually ate at Booby's about a month ago. The burger, to my taste, was way over-charred. It was, however, dressed as in the old days, with BBQ sauce, cole slaw and a pickle.

    Thanks for the pic!
    Think Yiddish, Dress British - Advice of Evil Ronnie to me.
  • Post #72 - April 2nd, 2006, 9:50 pm
    Post #72 - April 2nd, 2006, 9:50 pm Post #72 - April 2nd, 2006, 9:50 pm
    I saw this place on Ogden Avenue today:

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    Henry's Drive-In
    6031 West Ogden Avenue
    Cicero, IL 60804
    708-656-9344

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #73 - October 25th, 2006, 10:42 am
    Post #73 - October 25th, 2006, 10:42 am Post #73 - October 25th, 2006, 10:42 am
    Be careful where you park!

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    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #74 - October 25th, 2006, 12:33 pm
    Post #74 - October 25th, 2006, 12:33 pm Post #74 - October 25th, 2006, 12:33 pm
    I've always been a big fan of the Bong Recreation Area on the way to Milwaukee:
    http://carcino.gen.nz/images/index.php/ ... 6/5a724fb6
  • Post #75 - November 15th, 2006, 10:09 am
    Post #75 - November 15th, 2006, 10:09 am Post #75 - November 15th, 2006, 10:09 am
    I am not sure if this is the appropriate thread...

    http://nerdpita.livejournal.com/78456.html

    :wink:

    E.M.
  • Post #76 - November 18th, 2006, 10:18 pm
    Post #76 - November 18th, 2006, 10:18 pm Post #76 - November 18th, 2006, 10:18 pm
    Spotted tonight in Puerto Vallarta

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    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #77 - November 20th, 2006, 10:18 am
    Post #77 - November 20th, 2006, 10:18 am Post #77 - November 20th, 2006, 10:18 am
    Truth in advertising

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  • Post #78 - November 30th, 2006, 10:54 am
    Post #78 - November 30th, 2006, 10:54 am Post #78 - November 30th, 2006, 10:54 am
    Seen at the corner of Milwaukee and Harlem:

    "Parking for Nuts, etc."

    Seen on a dog grooming truck:

    "It's a doggy dog world."

    Seen somewhere up in northern wisconsin under the name of the store:

    "Guns and Liquor!"

    Seen on the big marquee out front of the Twin Drive-in in Wheeling:

    "THE INCREDIBLE F---ING WOMAN"

    There weren't any dashes in the real sign. I almost drove off the road on that one. The movie was really the incredible shrinking woman.
  • Post #79 - November 30th, 2006, 12:07 pm
    Post #79 - November 30th, 2006, 12:07 pm Post #79 - November 30th, 2006, 12:07 pm
    One of my favorites was on the northwest coast of Australia, on the Indian Ocean. It is an area with a lot of sharks, but there are lots of other fish, and fishermen line the shore near the large caged-in area for swimmers. A sign nearby warns:

    Cleaning of fish on these rocks is prohibited. Offenders will be eaten.
  • Post #80 - December 4th, 2006, 8:46 am
    Post #80 - December 4th, 2006, 8:46 am Post #80 - December 4th, 2006, 8:46 am
    Spotted in Puerto Vallarta. I guess their sanitation requirements are a little different than those in Chicago.

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    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #81 - December 24th, 2006, 2:15 pm
    Post #81 - December 24th, 2006, 2:15 pm Post #81 - December 24th, 2006, 2:15 pm
    In the past few months Chicago has lost two great signs:

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    and

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    are both no more. I loved these signs, so this is a sad day.
    Ed Fisher
    my chicago food photos

    RIP LTH.
  • Post #82 - April 11th, 2007, 8:25 am
    Post #82 - April 11th, 2007, 8:25 am Post #82 - April 11th, 2007, 8:25 am
    If these signs say anything, it might be hunting season in Iraq.

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    Flip
    "Beer is proof God loves us, and wants us to be Happy"
    -Ben Franklin-
  • Post #83 - April 12th, 2007, 2:43 pm
    Post #83 - April 12th, 2007, 2:43 pm Post #83 - April 12th, 2007, 2:43 pm
    3400 block of Bryn Mawr, Chicago

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    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #84 - May 22nd, 2007, 10:46 pm
    Post #84 - May 22nd, 2007, 10:46 pm Post #84 - May 22nd, 2007, 10:46 pm
    Marshall, Michigan

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    From the privacy screens seen just over the frost windows, they do indeed do "Personal fittings."

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #85 - May 22nd, 2007, 10:53 pm
    Post #85 - May 22nd, 2007, 10:53 pm Post #85 - May 22nd, 2007, 10:53 pm
    Wow!

    Patent 1 from Aug 25, 1925 and #2 from Feb 22, 1927.

    Them's some innovative trusses.

    edit: Just throwing in this one from 1878, because I love the drawings. Even if it's not from the company in question.
    Ed Fisher
    my chicago food photos

    RIP LTH.
  • Post #86 - May 24th, 2007, 9:47 am
    Post #86 - May 24th, 2007, 9:47 am Post #86 - May 24th, 2007, 9:47 am
    In Boston one of the most popular moving companies is:

    DEATH WISH PIANO MOVERS

    :D
    "Food is Love"
    Jasper White
  • Post #87 - June 18th, 2007, 1:31 pm
    Post #87 - June 18th, 2007, 1:31 pm Post #87 - June 18th, 2007, 1:31 pm
    Casa D'Ice in PA chooses to run highly charged political phrases on its reader board:
    http://www.casadice.com/signs/pages/outside_sign067.htm
    -ramon
  • Post #88 - June 18th, 2007, 2:00 pm
    Post #88 - June 18th, 2007, 2:00 pm Post #88 - June 18th, 2007, 2:00 pm
    There's a great Chinese Restaurant Sign Generator at http://atom.smasher.org/chinese (plus links to a whole bunch of other generators as well.)

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    >>Brent
    "Yankee bean soup, cole slaw and tuna surprise."
  • Post #89 - June 25th, 2007, 8:06 am
    Post #89 - June 25th, 2007, 8:06 am Post #89 - June 25th, 2007, 8:06 am
    Here's one I see a few times a year, when I drive through Tipton, IN to visit my MIL . . .

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    We've stopped here for gas and for bathroom breaks but never for the food. Maybe next time . . . :D

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #90 - June 25th, 2007, 8:59 am
    Post #90 - June 25th, 2007, 8:59 am Post #90 - June 25th, 2007, 8:59 am
    Seen in rural Montana at an establishment called the ROADKILL CAFE:

    From your grill to ours.


    "Themeline" seen on a plumber's truck in Idaho:

    Where a flush beats a full house.
    See, I'm an idea man, Chuck. I got ideas coming at me all day. Hey, I got it! Take LIVE tuna fish and FEED 'em mayonnaise!

    -Michael Keaton's character in Night Shift

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