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Post by Wilster » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:46 am

k2w3 wrote:
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And then hire a skywriter for the birthday wishes. If you are going to have a sign, do it properly, k2.
Like Baba, this guy is something of a grammarian, so I'd need to check that the pilot can do commas and other pertinent punctuation.
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Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:20 pm
Need some ideas.

Am entertaining (an) overseas boss of my biggest client. Known him for years. Counts as (a) friend. Him (He) and wife coming to NZ for holiday.

Lunch at this swanky resto is putting on a special set menu for a large party and has offered to put up a sign above table. Example would include "John's 60th Birthday!". That sort of bollocks.

I'm torn between naff-don't-bother-with-that-bullshit or doing it but something not as literal and oh so boring as "John and Carole's NZ Adventure".

Am really stuck for ideas.
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Post by k2w3 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:05 am

That was shorthand, obv, W. A bit like this post. And you missed a few btw.

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k2w3 wrote:
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That was shorthand, obv, W. A bit like this post. And you missed a few btw.

hth

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Nah, I know I missed a ton, and wasn't about to go ol' Vinny or Soda on you; really, the Him/He thing was enough------->"shorthand" has nothing to do with that.
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Post by DianaHaddad » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:20 am

Wilster wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:46 am
k2w3 wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:04 am
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Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:51 am
And then hire a skywriter for the birthday wishes. If you are going to have a sign, do it properly, k2.
Like Baba, this guy is something of a grammarian, so I'd need to check that the pilot can do commas and other pertinent punctuation.
Hopefully he wouldn't read this then:
k2w3 wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:20 pm
Need some ideas.

Am entertaining (an) overseas boss of my biggest client. Known him for years. Counts as (a) friend. Him (He) and wife coming to NZ for holiday.

Lunch at this swanky resto is putting on a special set menu for a large party and has offered to put up a sign above table. Example would include "John's 60th Birthday!". That sort of bollocks.

I'm torn between naff-don't-bother-with-that-bullshit or doing it but something not as literal and oh so boring as "John and Carole's NZ Adventure".

Am really stuck for ideas.
Not to mention that the guy is traveling with two wives! And they both have the same name!
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John and Caroles time
Spent well around New Zealand
Have a good flight home
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Post by k2w3 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:40 am

2 twats
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Post by fishface » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:16 am

Prison party! Get signs for the restaurant (I assume private dining room if you're decorating) that pronounce "Congratulations for surviving prison". That would be cool. Everyone will be like "whooooa do you think he survived Party?" And your mate will get, like, mad respek.

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Post by Klara » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:58 am

A sign? Good god no.

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Post by mad hatter » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:05 am

Why don't you do a trip over to Waiheke to a winery?
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heh heh heh. remember, this is a guy who wears speedos and thinks they're hot.

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Post by DCComic » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:12 am

A sign with his name over the table in a ‘resto’ sounds hideously cringeworthy. Did anybody say that?

Play it for laughs. Go full kids’ party with balloons and sparklers. Get the staff to dim the lights and sing when they bring the cake in.
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Post by k2w3 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:24 am

I swear to God this is the last time I ask for advice here.

It is Waiheke, hatter.
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Post by mad hatter » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:30 am

k2w3 wrote:
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I swear to God this is the last time I ask for advice here.

It is Waiheke, hatter.
Well fuck the haters. If the sign is held up by topless models then it's a go!
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Post by mad hatter » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:32 am

And you should know advice here is like gate lice, bountiful and unwholesome
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Post by fishface » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:59 am

I went somewhere nice at Waiheke. Well I thought it was nice and lovely but the visitors we (work) were hosting absolutely fricken loved it, including the ferry trip over there.

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Post by Klara » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:06 am

k2w3 wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:24 am
I swear to God this is the last time I ask for advice here.
It's hit and miss, but you knew that.

If I liked the idea of a sign, I'd still go for it.

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Post by DianaHaddad » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:22 am

k2w3 wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:40 am
2 twats
Now that's a terrible way to talk about Caroles.
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Post by Troll_Handle » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:18 pm

Any sign is seeking attention from strangers and is therefore inherently tacky. I'd be mortified if somebody did that for a small dinner. Putting up some birthday/baby/whatever balloons and streamers for a large gathering is the outside edge of acceptable.
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Prison party! Get signs for the restaurant (I assume private dining room if you're decorating) that pronounce "Congratulations for surviving prison". That would be cool. Everyone will be like "whooooa do you think he survived Party?" And your mate will get, like, mad respek.
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Post by Wilster » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:09 pm

DianaHaddad wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:22 am
k2w3 wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:40 am
2 twats
Now that's a terrible way to talk about Caroles.
k2 is having a meltdown. Toughen up son.
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Post by BulletPark » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:21 pm

I'm here late, but the sight of a sign welcoming me to my New Zealand Adventure would have me on the first plane out in less time then it takes to tell.

I'd simply be too afraid the enormous dancing mouse with the cheese for a hat would be showing up.

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Post by Moethebartender » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:15 pm

k2w3 wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:03 am
Moethebartender wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:15 am
cowtown wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:23 pm
a sign over the table?

it's not a nice restaurant

that's tacky
We're talking Straylia Jr. here. In Snooze Zealand, an Outback Restaurant is upscale. Just make sure to order the bloomin' onion and whatever else passes for traditional hobbit fare. I'm sure he'll be impressed.
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Post by Lost Soul » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:26 pm

It's the rare restaurant that even serves sheep or leg of lamb here.
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Post by k2w3 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:44 pm

Moethebartender wrote:
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k2w3 wrote:
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Moethebartender wrote:
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We're talking Straylia Jr. here. In Snooze Zealand, an Outback Restaurant is upscale. Just make sure to order the bloomin' onion and whatever else passes for traditional hobbit fare. I'm sure he'll be impressed.
From that bastion of the burger, the USA. And fyi - we don't have Outback Steakhouse in NZ. But I know who does, and I'm not talking Australia.
No Outbacks? Too upscale, or is it the kiwi inferiority complex at play?
We don't have them because we don't worship the novelty that is the outback, kangaroos and Crocodile Dundee. To us they're just close neighbours that are pretty similar in outlook and values.
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Lost Soul wrote:
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It's the rare restaurant that even serves sheep or leg of lamb here.
That's interesting, LS. Come to think of it, I'm struggling to recall last time I saw lamb on a US resto's menu.
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Post by Lost Soul » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:01 pm

You can get it in English themed restaurants, and Las Vegas. Assuredly NYC, Chicago and LA too.
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Post by BulletPark » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:03 pm

Keene's is a famous place in New York that serves a 19th century-style mutton chop. Never had it. It's about 70 bucks.

Past that, lamb shank is not uncommon, but is probably more of an East Coast city thing.

You seldom see lamb on a menu in non posh places.

On the other hand, places like Applebees do serve sheep. They're just on the other side of the plate is all.

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Lost Soul wrote:
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You can get it in English themed restaurants, and Las Vegas. Assuredly NYC, Chicago and LA too.
I've found it in many places in Montana, Wyoming, and surrounds. Last place I had it was in the bar at Chico Hot Springs near Pray, MT. Even posted a pic in my "blog" over on the Travel Tips branch.
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Post by cowtown » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:06 pm

there is a lot of lamb on all sorts of menus here, I had lamb shank twice in the past 2 weeks

goat is far less common but still easy to find at Indian and mexican restaurants, there is a birrieria restaurant by my house

ducks seems to be on every menu in some for or another

and the trendy hipster foods spots are all about fucked up animals and freak animal parts food, the goal seem the stranger the better, prefect for bragging on instagram and seeing as they don't have real taste, it's enough - the 3 star and high end spots have always featured some freak food

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I love raw quail eggs on steak tartare. Just the right amount of egg for the dish. And lightly boiled they make a classic accompaniment to poached salmon.

I once made a quail egg and gooseberry salad. Each serving was designed to sit on a soup spoon for a one-bite course. Possibly the faggiest thing I've ever done.

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Post by k2w3 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:12 pm

Yeah, that's pretty gay alright, but reads like it would look the business. How very posh of you.
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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:13 pm

The UK is technically self sufficient in the sheep industry, but we export the shite to emerging markets and keep the good stuff and import the rest from New Zealand.

mmm...lamb chops

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We export the good stuff to you bastards.
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Post by Lost Soul » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:23 pm

At 6,200,000 head, the US sheep count is the lowest in recorded history. We are importing half from Australia/NZ to eat now.

http://dels.nas.edu/resources/static-as ... pFinal.pdf

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BulletPark wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:03 pm
Past that, lamb shank is not uncommon, but is probably more of an East Coast city thing.

You seldom see lamb on a menu in non posh places.
We've got a decent Greektown here in Detroit. Lamb everywhere. Mmm... lamb...
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k2w3 wrote:
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We export the good stuff to you bastards.
That's what Ms. Wilster says about Aussie lamb in Oz, but had some really nice at home BBQ'd lamb ribs last December. Ms. Wilster's dad, the BBQ'er, hates, and won't eat lamb. Why wouldn't this Qantas pilot eat lamb? Cuz he worked in a slaughterhouse before going into the airforce!
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At 6,200,000 head, the US sheep count is the lowest in recorded history. We are importing half from Australia/NZ to eat now.

http://dels.nas.edu/resources/static-as ... pFinal.pdf
My folks, although professionals in career, were into animal husbandry where they had sheep on pasture. Neighbors would always purchase their butchered and packaged lamb. So although I didn't grow up on it per se, I was use to US lamb where it is characteristically a little more gamey. My mom loved that and would go to great lengths where if she bought lamb, it would have to be US produced. Ms. Wilster is quite use/fond of her more mild tasting lamb from Oz/NZ...she doesn't like the gameyness of US lamb. I'm not as particular, although if given the choice, I would choose US produced lamb. I think, for instance, that the lamb I had above in Montana was from Oz. Kinda funny, I will often ask where the lamb is from just out of curiosity/interest when ordering--that is not an easy answer; often the waitstaff will have to ask someone in the kitchen.

Can't beat though, the vacuum-packed leg of lamb (from Oz) sold at Costco to throw on the BBQ.
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Post by Bill Barilko » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:16 am

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I could bring a box of Ferrero Rocher to your place, Bill, and you'd be one happy man!
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I could bring a box of Ferrero Rocher to your place, Bill, and you'd be one happy man!
Indeed!

I actually scooped one of those in someone's house earlier in the week the sugar gave me energy to cycle over the Burrard St bridge.
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Wilster wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:27 am
k2w3 wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:19 pm
We export the good stuff to you bastards.
That's what Ms. Wilster says about Aussie lamb in Oz, but had some really nice at home BBQ'd lamb ribs last December. Ms. Wilster's dad, the BBQ'er, hates, and won't eat lamb. Why wouldn't this Qantas pilot eat lamb? Cuz he worked in a slaughterhouse before going into the airforce!
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Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:23 pm
At 6,200,000 head, the US sheep count is the lowest in recorded history. We are importing half from Australia/NZ to eat now.

http://dels.nas.edu/resources/static-as ... pFinal.pdf
My folks, although professionals in career, were into animal husbandry where they had sheep on pasture. Neighbors would always purchase their butchered and packaged lamb. So although I didn't grow up on it per se, I was use to US lamb where it is characteristically a little more gamey. My mom loved that and would go to great lengths where if she bought lamb, it would have to be US produced. Ms. Wilster is quite use/fond of her more mild tasting lamb from Oz/NZ...she doesn't like the gameyness of US lamb. I'm not as particular, although if given the choice, I would choose US produced lamb. I think, for instance, that the lamb I had above in Montana was from Oz. Kinda funny, I will often ask where the lamb is from just out of curiosity/interest when ordering--that is not an easy answer; often the waitstaff will have to ask someone in the kitchen.

Can't beat though, the vacuum-packed leg of lamb (from Oz) sold at Costco to throw on the BBQ.
You may find that US 'lamb' is in fact older (hogget) than NZ/AU 'lamb' which contributes to its 'gamey' taste, the kill age of NZ/AU lamb has been driven by export market tastes that prefer the absence of 'gameyness'
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Post by Wilster » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:56 pm

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You may find that US 'lamb' is in fact older (hogget) than NZ/AU 'lamb' which contributes to its 'gamey' taste, the kill age of NZ/AU lamb has been driven by export market tastes that prefer the absence of 'gameyness'
Interesting, not sure. I'm pretty sure my folks would have had it pretty much dialed the soonest to butcher the animal as any prolonged life of the animal would be additional, needless costs and expenditures.
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