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The whole neighborhood got together for a BBQ tonight. The wine did flow, the burgers did broil. Sadly, it’s still fucking freezing, so we all had to huddle together inside.

Didn’t much slow us down.

What we have for weather is the very edge of the same system that’s dumped so much rain on France, Germany and Austria. Don’t know if you saw — they had to evacuate the paintings from the basement of the Louvre. I think they said the Seine was fifteen feet above its usual level.

No rain for us (for the most part). Just clouds and cold. It’s supposed to start improving tomorrow.

But for tonight, we sleep off the festivities. Have a good weekend, peeps!

¡Atención! Montenegro wins the dick with Muhammad Ali! See everyone back here next Friday for DEAD POOL ROUND 86.


Comment from Lonesome Horhay
Time: June 3, 2016, 10:02 pm

When it’s BBQ inside, it doesn’t matter what is outside.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: June 3, 2016, 11:27 pm

I’m glad to hear the Louvre moved stuff to protect it from Seine water. I’m sad to hear that the Seine is particularly polluted right now because there are a lot of mohammadmen “immigrants” squatting along the banks and using the river as a toilet.

But enough of that! BBQ, even if only grilled burgers, will raise the spirits of everybody! (Except maybe Hindus)

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: June 4, 2016, 2:34 am

mmm. Barbecue works for me, regardless the weather. Beef brisket please. Thanks. With pinto beans, potato salad, one or two deviled eggs, and some peach cobbler. Sweet tea, if you please.

Comment from Clifford Scridlow
Time: June 4, 2016, 4:40 am

Deborah –
If you’re the Deborah over by 78133, go check out Hays County BBQ, next door to Ernie’s Body Shop on 35 near the bypass. Sausage second only to Luling City Market. Open 11 to 4 on Sunday, so it’s like a really meaty church service. God bless ya . . .

Comment from Nina
Time: June 4, 2016, 5:16 pm

Unfortunately, one of the lovely side effects I’m experiencing with the chemo is a very sore mouth and throat, and I can’t eat but soft, bland, lukewarm foodstuffs, which leaves bbq out almost entirely. ‘Tis a cruel thing to do to a girl in the summertime, lemme tell ya.

It’s supposed to be 104°F here today, Stoaty and Unk B. If only we could mix the two into some kind of rational temperature for humans…if only…

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: June 4, 2016, 9:12 pm

For those with 2:12 minutes to spare this weekend, here’s something I found interesting… I hope you will too.

Disclaimer: is not political, contains no useful information; in fact not a single word is spoken, nor does it contain any particular societal value

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Comment from Deborah HH
Time: June 5, 2016, 12:36 am

@Clifford Skridlow—thank you for the heads up on Hays County BBQ (I’ve had my pickup worked on at Ernie’s!). We’ll give it a try. Husband and I occasionally drive to Lockhart for BBQ, but we’ve never eaten in Luling, though we used to pass through Luling several times a year driving to San Marcos from the Houston area.

Comment from OldFert
Time: June 5, 2016, 3:05 pm

Some Veg: That was pretty neat. I’m glad I was fully awake and sober and am not too prone to dizziness, though.


Comment from Deborah HH
Time: June 6, 2016, 1:15 am

I meant to ask before—is an English hamburger cookout like an American hamburger cookout? What’s different? Yes to bacon and cheese (not sliced American) Dill pickles? Mayo? Fritos and bean dip? Does Uncle Badger know about bean dip?

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: June 6, 2016, 3:58 am

So Stoaty, with all you new chicken knowledge, can you tell us if double-yolkers ever hatch chicks?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 6, 2016, 5:48 pm

There was some discussion of this on one of the chicken groups I follow on FaceBook, Bob. If I remember right, a woman found a partly-develop, sort of conjoined chick in one of her hatches and the consensus was it was a double yolker. I don’t think that’s always the result, but the consensus was they often don’t end happily.

We didn’t go into chick biology at that level, though. And I thought the yolk was just a food supply for the developing chick.

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