Things That Aren’t Around Anymore: Restaurant Edition
Have you ever taken a drive on a lazy day and realized how many establishments are now gone, only to be replaced by bigger businesses or worse, nothing. These “ghost” businesses survive only in our memories. Years pass and you think nothing of it; people come and go as do employees. Then one day you drive by and the restaurant is gone. The doors are closed, the sign outside that once held the daily special is now empty, and the sounds of children laughing is a haunted echo of the past.
Remembering your first trip to a restaurant was important in your life. Remember the feeling of ordering for yourself for the first time? The styrofoam containers, the big, fat paper straws, the excellent customer service, and the awesome toys that came with your kids meal. How about the long forgotten menu items that once were delicious and now you must try, and fail, at making them at home?
Today, we honor restaurants and the foods that aren’t around anymore in the second installment of the series called “Things That Aren’t Around Anymore: Restaurant Edition”. You might also like to read Things That Aren’t Around Anymore: Food Edition and More Foods Not Around Anymore.
DQ Breeze (Dairy Queen)
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So, What were you doing on Thanksgiving eve (November 24) 1971? Preparing for family dinner the next day with turkey or ham? Purchasing potatoes, yams, and corn? Baking pies? Well, if you were D.B. Cooper, you were in seat 18C on Northwest Airlines flight 305 from Portland, Oregon to Sea-Tac (Seattle-Tacoma) Airport preparing to extort $200,000 in twenty dollar bills and four parachutes by handing the flight attendant a letter saying you were armed with a bomb and you will blow up the plane if your needs aren’t met. He also ordered the rear door to be unlocked and the plane to fly low and at a slow speed.
D.B. Cooper, also known as Dan Cooper, was wearing a dark suit and dark sunglasses and was later called a “gentleman” by the flight attendant after the hijacking. At Sea-Tac Airport, he was granted his request and released all thirty six passengers and several flight crew. He told the pilot and the rest of the flight crew to fly to Mexico. They landed in Reno, Nevada with Cooper gone from the plane. He dropped from the passenger stairs into the Cascade Mountains of Washington state.
As the plane reached ten thousand feet with gusting winds and freezing rain driving into the boeing 727, Cooper, who was mistakenly called “D.B. Cooper” by reporters, leaped out of the plane and cemented his name in history.
Weirdest poker players of all time – the list
Well, a "sport" or form of "entertainment" like poker (like the most popular version at the moment – texas hold em) will always attract certain "special" characters and to sum it up, here's a short list of the most memorable sore thumbs in the business:
- Phil Helmut – Is "rock star attitude" a personality trade? Well in that case this guy clocks it in good.
- Stu Ungar – Great tournament player with a sort of Uri Geller looks going on...
- "Devilfish" Dave Ulliott – UK player. "Devilfish" doesn't really cut it, this guy should be called something like "Fearsome cocaine bear on crack" (well he would probably not call himself that, but based on his play style is pretty close.
That's just the short list of colourful characters that entered the poker scene. If you want to get in on the action and see yourself morph into an eccentric person, get your game on at this website that offers a list of online poker site rankings and where to play.
It must be great to be Lady Gaga, mustn’t it? Apart from the money, the fame and the wigs you can wear literally anything you want. All you need to do is rummage in a collection of pathetic old fancy dress outfits and pull out whatever comes to hand first of all. If only we were all as brave as this we could wear weird Lady Gaga outfits like those below.
This Blog Rules has more pictures of WTF lady Gaga outfits.
Lady Gaga Muppet Coat
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You know what it’s like. You’ve got an interview coming up on German TV and literally nothing to wear. As you flick through your wardrobe you get depressed as nothing looks quite right. Ah, but what is that green jacket lying forgotten in a corner and croaking? That’s right, possibly the worst of the awful Lady Gaga outfits we have seen is the Kermit the frog coat. Bizarre, green and somehow rather spooky.
Live fast, die young and leave a good looking corpse is what they will tell you when you first become a rock star. What they won’t mention is the indignity of meeting your end floating face down in a pool or sitting on the toilet with your trousers at your ankles.
Some of the most popular and inspirational rock stars of all time died in shocking ways and here are some of the most shocking rock star deaths which shook the world.
Kurt Cobain Death Conspiracies
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It is hard to believe that the Nirvana frontman died almost 20 years ago. At just 27 he was tragically young when he apparently committed suicide and it is impossible to imagine what a 40 something Cobain would have been like. Drug addiction, illness, depression and relationship problems are cited as being the reasons behind his suicide but there are plenty of Kurt Cobain conspiracy theories around to keep you intrigued as well. Some people will tell you that he was murdered, some will tell you that he is still alive and still others will maybe even tell you that he was never even born. There is even a theory that he died because he played the guitar left handed (as this was possibly the cause for his stomach pain which caused him to take so much heroin).
April 15th is tax day in the US. It’s also, forever more, going to be known as the day of the Boston Marathon explosions (bombing?) and the tragic death of atleast 2.
While TBR doesn’t often get serious, we send this image out to those impacted by the bombing and their families. Send your favorite running quotes and we’ll add them below.
The thirst you feel in your throat and lungs will be gone minutes after the race is over. The pain in your legs within days, but the glory of your finish will last forever.
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