Though I’ve been at the Avocado a long time, I’ve never posted an Open Thread before. I wanted to take the opportunity today, though, because it would have been Madeline Kahn’s 76th birthday, and I don’t think I’ve ever admired … Continue reading The Day Thread Has Flames on the Side of Its Face (9/29)
The Nollopian po-po strolled the streets, intent on trappin’ Loialists. “Ophiser! There is one here,” she heard emanatin’ in a lane to her east. She sprinted in, determined. And made her pholloin’ appearanse in the dirt the dead denominate home. … Continue reading Lupines 66: Ella Minno Pea, Period 6
Pharmer Don’t Ponder It, Not-Pup headed out in the morn to tend her onion plants, and a surprise popped up. Her hoe had hit a dead person. Hoho laid on the dirt, a pistol hole in the head. “How could … Continue reading Lupines 66: Ella Minno Pea, Diurn 5
Plasa Hemenes strolled into town, her lined epidermis and her tired mind soothed with the pleasant sea wind. Was she, indeed, immortal? Turns out, no. The animal trap she stepped in snapped around her shin and held her still while … Continue reading Werelupine 66: Ella Minnow Pea, Diurn 4
It was a night spent wandering, as the Townspeople and the Loyalists attended to their duties. No-one was still. As the town went to sleep, the Loyalists wasted no time in stealing to their target’s house, ready to spring. They … Continue reading Werelupine 66: Ella Minnow Pea, Day Three
The Nollopians went home, tired with a day policing themselves (and each other). Hohopossum recharged his batteries, while Dewey dealt with the merciless teasing by his sister, who had received another last name when she married. The Terrible Trivium had … Continue reading Werewolves 66: Ella Minnow Pea, Day Two
Tuesday, Septa-Month 10, 2018 Dear Fellow Nollopians, It has been brought to our attention that the letter tiles on the cenotaph of Nevin Nollop in the town center have begun to fall and shatter on the ground. This can only … Continue reading Werewolf 66: Ella Minnow Pea, Day One
Gather round, fellow Nollopians! We, the Town Council, have called this community meeting in the town square to discuss the emergency measures enacted this afternoon. As you’re all aware, our fair island was the home of Nevin Nollop, the genius … Continue reading Werewolf 66 Signups: Ella Minnow Pea
Hey, it’s been about a month! Guess it’s time to plumb the depths of your minds again. Just post two things separated by an “or”, and chime in with replies about your choice. No fair trying to dodge the decision … Continue reading This or That?
1- Post a SFW GIF 2- Identify the source 3- ??? 4- Profit Continue reading Identify This GIF
Hopefully, I’m not stepping on Dikachu’s toes, but it’s been a while since we’ve been forced to make the truly tough choices, so start digging into those dirty psyches of yours. Just post two things separated by an “or”, and … Continue reading This or That?
As you may have seen, the Avocado is home to an odd little sub-community of Werewolf players, and at first glance, the game can seem baffling. In actuality, it can be as simple or as complex as you want it … Continue reading Werewolf: A Primer
Avocadoans are a cultured bunch. They appreciate indie films. They recommend obscure music. So it stands to reason that when they were presented with an array of baked goods – delicious cakes and pies from a wide variety of geographical … Continue reading Cake Vs. Pie Tournament: The Grand Finale!
It’s time to pick. Which pie do you come running for? Which pie can stand against the juggernaut that is cake? Which pie will be your champion? Both Pecan and Cherry have taken their final bows, so now it’s down … Continue reading Cake Vs. Pie Tournament: Pie Final
This is it. This is the choice. Which cake stands above all others? Which cake will fight as champion against the marauding pie contingent? Which cake will take home the crown? I can tell you which cakes it won’t be. … Continue reading Cake Vs. Pie Tournament: Cake Final
While people felt very comfortable with their choices in the Cake Final Eight, we had some angst over the pies. Which Thanksgiving treat would triumph? Which citrus pie had what it takes to emerge as champion? The hard choices were … Continue reading Cake Vs. Pie Tournament: Pie Final Four
People love stories about close calls: An underdog that scraps its way into a narrow victory. A hero that almost doesn’t make it, but finds a reserve of courage and resolve that ends up winning the day. Yeah, that didn’t … Continue reading Cake Vs. Pie Tournament: Cake Final Four
The dust has settled, and more pies got tossed than during a Three Stooges marathon. Let us bid adieu to the pastries that didn’t make the cut. Shoo-Fly got shooed, and Chess got checkmated. Sweet Potato suffered a bitter loss, … Continue reading Cake Vs. Pie Tournament: Pie Edible Eight
The initial Cake battle had some blowouts, some close calls, and some dark horse victories (some votes did come in after voting was officially closed, and were not counted). Hopefully, your favorites won, but if not, it’s time to pour … Continue reading Cake Vs. Pie Tournament: Cake Edible Eight
Even as the cakes went through their opening gauntlet, the people cried out: “Whither the pie bracket?” Wait no longer. As with the cakes, the list has been studied by a band of food obsessives, and some of the competitors … Continue reading Cake Vs. Pie Tournament: Pie Sweet Sixteen
Back in 2010, the website Jezebel ran a Cake Vs. Pie tournament that took the internet by storm. Given how fast food tastes and trends shift, though, we should declare term limits on the winner and readdress which baked good … Continue reading Cake Vs. Pie Tournament: Cake Sweet Sixteen