Hello, everyone and welcome to Let’s Read An Old Menu! This is a somewhat irregular column in which I, your humble LibraryLass, look at restaurant, hotel, and lunch counter menus from the 19th and 20th centuries. Sometimes things will be … Continue reading Let’s Read Old Menus, featuring the Pennsylvania Railroad, circa 1963-1967!
Hello, everyone and welcome to Let’s Read An Old Menu! After just over a year (and what a fucking nightmare of a year it’s been,) I’m back to look at restaurant, hotel kitchen, and lunch counter menus from the 19th … Continue reading Let’s Read Old Menus, Featuring Xochitl, New York City, 1959!
Today’s day thread is dedicated to my favorite paleoartist of all time, Brian Franczak, who passed away this August at the age of 65. Franczak had been suffering from dementia since at least 2017, at which time he briefly went … Continue reading The Day Thread of Brian Franczak
Dramus has been eliminated. Dramus was Vanilla Town. Rules and Roles: This game is designed for newcomers, with simpler rules, and with priority given to people who haven’t played before or haven’t played in a long time. In this game, there … Continue reading We Are Number One (But it’s Werewolf) Day 5-6: VILLAIN NUMBER ONE!
Dicentra has been eliminated. Dicentra was the Detective. Today is Kill or Be Killed. If Town fails to eliminate a wolf today, the wolves will have a majority and win the game. Rules and Roles: This game is designed for newcomers, … Continue reading We Are Number One (But It’s Werewolf) Day 4: Be careful not to make a sound!
Unfortunately the author was still not feeling her psychological best, so a detailed header was not in the offing. Narrowstrife has been eliminated. Narrowstrife was Vanilla Town. Rules and Roles: This game is designed for newcomers, with simpler rules, and … Continue reading We Are Number One (But It’s Werewolf) Day 3: WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!
The G-Man was too busy in his office to have time to play outside and exercise, and was among the first to fall behind. Captain Video has been eliminated. He was Vanilla Town. Rules and Roles: This game is designed for … Continue reading We Are Number One (But it’s Werewolf) day 2: When I say “go” be ready to throw!
After some time, four disguised villains left Lazytown’s utility tunnel system through separate exits and settled in among the public. Their mission: Finally beat that blue kangaroo! Rules and Roles: This game is designed for newcomers, with simpler rules, and … Continue reading We Are Number One (But it’s Werewolf) Day 1: A Little Lesson In Trickery
Robbie Rotten had been humiliated for the last time. But if he was going to beat that Sportawhatshisname once and for all, he knew he couldn’t do it alone. When he got back to the lair he called up the … Continue reading Werewolf 129: We Are Number One! (But it’s Werewolf)
And here we are at the end! I’d like to thank you all for voting. Continue reading Best Chinese Food Tournament: Finals!
The King is Dead. Egg Rolls at last have been toppled by the indomitable power of Pork Fried Rice. With the #1 seed out, anything could happen from here on! Only four more matches remain to determine the final results! … Continue reading Best Chinese Food Tournament Semifinals!
We’re very near the end now! Things will no doubt get even more heated as only a handful of dishes remain in play. At this point it seems extremely likely that a classic Cantonese-American dish will win out, but it’s … Continue reading Best Chinese Food Quarterfinals!
We’re getting into the homestretch of this competition now! These final matches will be truly grueling. The highest-scoring winner last time was the eminently deserving Potstickers, winning over its close cousin Wontons with an astonishing 44 votes. Peking Duck was … Continue reading Best Chinese Food Tournament, Round 4
We’re down to just the top 16 in each bracket! Things are getting intense at this point! The highest-scoring winner last round was Egg Rolls, with a whopping 58 votes! Rival appetizer Potstickers tags close behind with 57– it’ll be … Continue reading Best Chinese Food tournament, Round 3!
Our first round of elimination is now complete! At this point, mostly because I’m salty (and spicy and mala and umami) about mapo tofu losing, we’ll switch to a double-elimination format, with the second-placers from round one going into the … Continue reading Best Chinese Food Tournament: Round 2!
We had enough nominations that for our first round we’ll be doing a three-way elimination! Only the winner from each match will advance to round 2. Voting will end at 8 PM EST on Monday, April 6th. Make sure and … Continue reading Best Chinese Food Tournament: Three-way round!
I guess tournaments are our thing now, so, yeah, here’s one for a subject near and dear to my heart: Chinese Food! This’ll be standard Avocado tournament rules. I’m expecting a 64-entry bracket, but if it’s bigger or smaller we’ll … Continue reading Best Chinese Food Tournament: Nominations
Happy Saturday and welcome to the Frinkiac Challenge! This used to be a regular feature that I post way less often now because I’m directionless garbage, but it’s pretty simple to explain. Just use frinkiac.com, morbotron.com, masterofallscience.com, or any similar … Continue reading The Great Frinkiac Challenge Spills its Beans
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, there was once a little girl named Rey. Her parents left her on her own… And for a long time, she was very lonely. But one day, she made a … Continue reading The Day Thread is a Rey Thread
Hello, everyone and welcome to Let’s Read An Old Menu! This is another in a I-really-can’t-honestly-call-it-weekly-anymore series looking at restaurant, hotel kitchen, and lunch counter menus from the 19th and 20th centuries. Sometimes things will be familiar, sometimes they’ll be … Continue reading Let’s Read an Old Menu, featuring Childs’, New York, New York
Hot Dog Princess had made no secret of her croak dream. Everyone knew that she believed she would die smothered in ketchup. They were still a little surprised when a huge blob of it dripped from the ceiling onto her, … Continue reading The Creeps: Day 3