Stuff not worthy of its own thread

Submitted by Steve Levy Sucks on January 21st, 2010 at 5:51 PM

I've suggested this a few times and haven't got much response, so - I guess I'll try it. The neg-bangs or pos-bangs will tell me if it was a good idea or not. Some of the other forums I visit on a daily basis have a thread like this, it helps get rid of the 'my dog has a leaky ass' threads.

Whenever someone post something that gets discussion and/or debate going, the mods can start a new thread so we can talk about it there. But typically, these threads are just a bunch of rambling (which most of the OT threads here are) that get a few responses before the subject dies.

I’m not suggesting that we use this thread for good OT threads that get very interesting and get lots of replies, like the ‘movie line’ threads etc. Just for basic, off the wall random observations, bitching, non-bitching, or for thoughts that, well, aren’t worthy of their own thread.

I’ll start


Steve Levy Sucks

January 21st, 2010 at 5:59 PM ^

This bugs the hell out of me. There is this little tab on the side that says 'TO OPEN PUSH HERE'. I have yet to meet anyone in my life who has successfully pushed that tab and opened up the box. No, instead, when you push the tab, the box just pushes in.

But there is another issues, even IF you were able to push the tab and pour out the noodles into your boiling pot of water, what about the packet of cheese that’s still inside of the box? It won’t come out the ‘push’ tab. NO, you will have to open up the top of the box to get it out, so why not save the 2 cents on printing the ‘push here’ tab and pass it on to me, the consumer.

Based on how much Mac & Cheese my kids eat, that 2 cents could save me like $26 a year!!!!!!!


January 21st, 2010 at 6:03 PM ^

The chip makers of America haven't figured out that a zip-lock top is the way to go? No one likes searching the house for a damn chip clip, and a rubber band smashes your chips. And crumpling the bag shut, well, I won't even comment on that.


January 21st, 2010 at 6:25 PM ^

Seems this thread has devolved into a very narrow scope...I would suggest renaming the thread "OT - Packaging of cheese and pseudo-cheese-related products".

BTW...I bet Lane Kiffin hates Mac n Cheese. Pure evil I tell you.


January 21st, 2010 at 6:38 PM ^

For my entire growing up life, my mother made Kraft mac n cheese by adding the cheese powder to the drained, cooked macaroni and then adding the milk and butter. Inevitably, you got powdered cheese lumps hiding in the holes of the macaroni.

Here's a better way to make it: drain the macaroni and leave it in the colander. Put the milk, butter and cheese mix in a saucepan and cook it over low heat while mixing it with a whisk. Then add the macaroni into the finished sauce. No lumps.

It probably says this on the side of the box. I've actually never read it.


January 21st, 2010 at 6:28 PM ^

Serena Williams . . . mannish.

I know she's an incredible talent, absolutely at the top of her game but . . .
she's just so damn MUSCULAR!

She's wearing a gold tennis dress at the Australian Open and I swear from a distance she almost looks like Jerome Bettis out there.

It's certainly not her skin color, and she definitely has curves;
I guess I'm just attracted to smaller framed women.

Any chance she knows how to play linebacker?