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FleaStiff
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August 11th, 2019 at 1:27:27 PM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster


what those great soldiers did is unforgettable even though it was well before my time


Complete failure of discipline at Dunkirk
Way too much materiel sent to Manhattan Project when it was needed for the real war
kasserine Pass slaughter
Loss of Singapore due to laziness
Japs had planned on two years before they could ship oil from Java instead it was 72 hours due USA errors
The entire shipping world knew merchant ships were marching across the Pacific to safety by Dec 8th.
US convoys sunk because we refused to believe our codes could be broken
Ships lost off East Coast due to no blackout.
island hopping in the Pacific instead of using Alaskan glaciers as runways.
billryan
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August 12th, 2019 at 8:25:26 AM permalink
$500 Lifetime Pass from Olive Garden.
First time they are offering these. $500 will get you one meal a day for life. If you use it once a week for ten years, it's less than a dollar a meal. An advantage player could eliminate his total food budget.
I'd try for one, but it's 67 miles round trip from my new home to the closest OG.
With a dozen or more pastas, and twice as many sauces, one could order an awful lot of meals before repeating one.
ams288
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August 12th, 2019 at 8:33:38 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

$500 Lifetime Pass from Olive Garden.
First time they are offering these. $500 will get you one meal a day for life. If you use it once a week for ten years, it's less than a dollar a meal. An advantage player could eliminate his total food budget.
I'd try for one, but it's 67 miles round trip from my new home to the closest OG.
With a dozen or more pastas, and twice as many sauces, one could order an awful lot of meals before repeating one.



I think they're counting on these people dying from obesity related illnesses before they can get too much advantage out of this offer. Those breadsticks are delicious, but deadly!
Lock him up!
billryan
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August 12th, 2019 at 8:35:42 AM permalink
Mediterranean diet. Lots of soup and salad options, as well.
I tried to get a $100 pass a few years ago but they sold out in a heartbeat.
I'm not crazy about their breadsticks. I much prefer Red Lobsters biscuits.
odiousgambit
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August 12th, 2019 at 8:44:35 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

$500 Lifetime Pass from Olive Garden.
First time they are offering these. $500 will get you one meal a day for life. If you use it once a week for ten years, it's less than a dollar a meal. An advantage player could eliminate his total food budget.
I'd try for one, but it's 67 miles round trip from my new home to the closest OG.
With a dozen or more pastas, and twice as many sauces, one could order an awful lot of meals before repeating one.

Quote: https://www.olivegarden.com/specials/never-ending-pasta-pass

In order to be eligible to purchase the Lifetime Pasta Pass, you must purchase the $100, 9 week Pasta Pass. During checkout, make sure you check the Lifetime Pasta Pass opt in box for the opportunity to purchase the Lifetime Pasta Pass. Of the Pasta Passholders who opted-in, the first 50 who completed their purchase will be eligible to upgrade their Pasta Pass to a Lifetime Pasta Pass. If you are one of the 50 Passholders, blah blah

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GWAE
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August 12th, 2019 at 8:52:26 AM permalink
Interesting. 100 gets you 9 weeks of unlimited pasta. 400 more gets a lifetime but only 50 people. I guarantee it wont be 2 people in same.household.

Also have to dine in, no takeout so they are banking on drinks and dessert. Also have a tip. Would have jumped on it for takeout
Expect the worst and you will never be disappointed. I AM NOT PART OF GWAE RADIO SHOW
billryan
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August 12th, 2019 at 9:56:07 AM permalink
Those 50 passes have garnered millions of dollars worth of free publicity. Advertising pays, it doesn't cost.
AxelWolf
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August 12th, 2019 at 12:13:07 PM permalink
Quote: ams288

I think they're counting on these people dying from obesity related illnesses before they can get too much advantage out of this offer.

you gave me a good laugh today, thanks for that.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
RS
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August 12th, 2019 at 6:12:45 PM permalink
As truly terrible as the food is as Olive Garden, I gotta give them credit for doing this pasta-pass stuff.
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rxwine
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August 12th, 2019 at 6:54:33 PM permalink
I'm glad to see someone is addressing the important question of the day. Did the James Bond movie "Skyfall" come before or after the Russian missile of the same name?
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?

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