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What is your favorite way to eat pears?

Asked at Dillons, 4701 W. Sixth St. on January 9, 2012

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“We do what we like to call a ‘happy meal’ — dried Italian salami, brie, melba toast, pear slices and a really good Riesling.”

Photo of Tracy McCarthy

“I probably only eat a pear once every five years. I feel sorry for the pear. The apple definitely wins. ”

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“Just slice and eat.”

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RoeDapple 2 years, 3 months ago

The last stick shift I drove had 13 forward gears and a Georgia Overdrive. 80,000 lbs. of rolling death. Truck tractor, three 28ft trailers and two jifs, 26 tires, three spares and 440 HP. But no pears. Unless they were canned.

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profound 2 years, 3 months ago

I have a '55 tranny in my garage. She's a 3-speed with overdrive unit. Left over from the ole days.

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Jay_lo 2 years, 3 months ago

Oh, I got wrapped up in a fantasy and forgot to answer the question. With a little of the juice and some cottage cheese.

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rockchalker52 2 years, 3 months ago

profound, you should talk to Roe. I hear he knows all about changing gears.

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profound 2 years, 3 months ago

If you could temporarily (and completely reversably) experience life as the opposite sex, would you?

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g_rock 2 years, 3 months ago

Actually, I make a killer white sangria with pear, pineapple and mango. It gets my friends pretty f*ckered up. Then they chick fight over the frozen floating pineapple ring in the pitcher. I have pictures.

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prospector 2 years, 3 months ago

"I'm gonna start messing with penny stocks."

Rara,

Here is the Nick Danger school of "Pump and Dump".

http://ikillspammers.blogspot.com/2007/05/nick-danger-v-spam-court.html

Lots of luck with it.

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profound 2 years, 3 months ago

I keep all my pennies '82 and older in socks.

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autie 2 years, 3 months ago

I spun around and almost fell from my chair reading all that and now all I can do is wonder about the word emulisfy.

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prospector 2 years, 3 months ago

Yes to most, no to a few, and that one,,,hell ya'!!

Jim, thanks for asking!

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rockchalker52 2 years, 3 months ago

Dang, Jim! That is outstanding! Uh, I'll get back to ya.

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jimjones 2 years, 3 months ago

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blindrabbit 2 years, 3 months ago

we raise them, got 10 varieties. Bartlett, Dutchess, Moonglow, Seckel, Keifer, Bosc, Honeysweet, Comice, Asian, Anjou. Best eaten out of hand, but pears are funny, you have to pick them unripe, if you let them ripen on the tree, it's too late and will likely have already started to rot. But we all agree, the little Seckels are the best, followed by Bosc.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 3 months ago

I'm gonna start messing with penny stocks. I don't have to work for anyone to do that. Any advice?

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 3 months ago

Mealy-mouthed is offensive language?

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 3 months ago

Mr. Parker, What is the rational to your arbitrary method of pulling posts?

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autie 2 years, 3 months ago

Rara, that ain't you....that is Errol Flynn as Robin Hood or Captain Blood.

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prospector 2 years, 3 months ago

Vermin Supreme rules, Randall Terry should be kick in the ass, repeatedly.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 3 months ago

Like hell! That's my most recent mugshot. I will say I bear a strong resemblance to Johnny Depp.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 3 months ago

"Can we really trust a man that wears a boot on his head?"

How can we not? At the end of the video he starts sprinkling pixie dust on Randall Terry saying the dust will make Terry gay.

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autie 2 years, 3 months ago

Can we really trust a man that wears a boot on his head?

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 3 months ago

Hey Ron, I meant to ask you. Does "Steal This Book" by Abby Hoffman really instruct on how to skim money as a cashier? If it does I'm pissed I never read it. I never gave that wingnut much of a chance after he blew his nose on the Flag at Allen Fieldhouse and other hippie venues.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 3 months ago

Is that a reference to the Zippity Doo Da Day that Boog passed on the commission a few years ago?

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 3 months ago

Free Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 3 months ago

Now that I'm a grown man, I've traveled here and there. I've learned that a bottle of brandy and a song, The only ones who ever care, poor boy, the only ones who ever care. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9Jh4K...

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verity 2 years, 3 months ago

Someone gave me pears for Christmas once. Who would do that? I found that they were edible if I microwaved and smushed them like apple sauce.

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profound 2 years, 3 months ago

juiced with everclear and a cherry, frozen to a slight slush, sometimes a little chocolate syrup

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 3 months ago

Remember those gym mats they had in the 70's? They were usually red. Try sleeping on one for 6 days.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 3 months ago

"I am not a fan of the pear. I can hardly stand to be in the same room with somebody eating one. That's my story & I'm sticking to it."- snap

Quote of the day. There are few things more vile and disgusting than watching a fat pig sitting on the sofa with a giant can of pears. I had this slob of a roommate once, I swear he looked like the Gluttony Guy in "7". Well, Lardbutt would get ahold of these gallon size cans of pears, like they have in the gradeschool kitchens. He'd flop down on the couch, all sweaty, and shove pears into his fat mouth, juice running down his chin onto his Ben Folds Five t-shirt, while watching food shows. He was happy as a pig in slop, which he was.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 3 months ago

Did you know you have to pay like $71.72/day to spend time in the joint here? No vibrating bed. No continental breakfast. I would think they'd at least throw in a hooker. But the line of grooming products is out of this world. I got a thin bar of Bob Barker soap, and they have these half gallon bottles of Bob Barker shampoo/body wash in the showers. I think it says they test it on Mack trucks, not animals. Bob Barker- The Exclusive Line of Grooming Products. Used by correctional facilties nationwide. I've never seen that commercial.

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Flap Doodle 2 years, 3 months ago

I am not a fan of the pear. I can hardly stand to be in the same room with somebody eating one. That's my story & I'm sticking to it.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 3 months ago

Dammit, prospector, you stole my idea. I think the OTS question should tie in with recently committed crimes. Except for my last DUI. I can't talk about that. But I'd be happy to talk about my time in the joint. I hung out with Major Edwards in the Medium pod. He's actually a pretty nice guy. I wondered what the hell he was still doing here. I guess he was back in court again. I'm telling you, he should be getting paid for as many times he's been on 6news. http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2011/dec...

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RoeDapple 2 years, 3 months ago

Back in the day I owned three '55 chevys. A wagon and a 'pair' of hard tops. Trashed three trannies in the green one, a four speed and a 'pair' of three speeds. Wish I had them back now. (The '55 chevys, not the trannies.)

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rockchalker52 2 years, 3 months ago

HC suspended my sis for driving across the forty acres in our dad's '56 Buick. She was late for band practice & they had to go to war down a clarinet.

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rockchalker52 2 years, 3 months ago

Flintlock speaketh the truth, although I might 'pear' the RoeDster with autie or rara. I could be in love with g_rock. I'm not but I could be.

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Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 3 months ago

This question reminds me of something I read some years ago, that is, Herbert Hoover's autobiography. He was the 31st president of the United States, and his life story is fascinating. That is obvious, because so many books have been written about him, in addition to his own autobiography. He was much, much more than only the president of the United States.

He was orphaned at the very young age of nine. At the age of eleven, he went to live with his uncle in Oregon, who had a pear farm.

Little Herbert was urged to eat as many of the pears as he wanted. After living in poverty, that was fantastic!

And after that, he didn't eat another pear for many years.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 3 months ago

Anybody remember HC Stuart? I probably spent more time studying outside of his office than at home or in class . . . just sayin' . . He didn't think I was funny.

(Yeah, yeah, my parents were so proud . . .)

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 3 months ago

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autie 2 years, 3 months ago

R_I, do you send them money for summer camp or what? Is there a preference based on nationality?

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RoeDapple 2 years, 3 months ago

Deere Gawd, don't encourage him! (troll #2)

thanks . . .

(must be the medication)

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labmonkey 2 years, 3 months ago

Roe...

Yes, no basement, no, and no, but would like to.

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FlintlockRifle 2 years, 3 months ago

Roe, you come up with the best answers every day, bet you were a fun cat in school, keep them coming

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 3 months ago

The question is a tie-in with Megan Stuke's and Sarah Henning's article. http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2012/jan...

However, I do support euthanasia.

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psycho_theclown 2 years, 3 months ago

The same way as everyone, tied up and blindfolded. while someone with a whip barks, "Eat it!"

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RoeDapple 2 years, 3 months ago

Could have been;

Do you feel safe when attending Air Shows?

Do you have a carbon monoxide detector in your basement?

Have you ever signed a protection order?

Or my pick of the day . . .

Have you ever urinated on a multi-million dollar painting?

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labmonkey 2 years, 3 months ago

These crappy OTS questions lately are a ploy by the LJworld overseers to keep people from commenting and getting off subject, thereby making it easier to TOS offending comments.

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g_rock 2 years, 3 months ago

I like all my fruit raw.

<---gets a little fruit on the side.

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BABBOY 2 years, 3 months ago

Sometimes, I just do not get their questions.

Pears? Really? WTF.....

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 3 months ago

"I feel sorry for the pear."

You should have seen the other fruit.

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rockchalker52 2 years, 3 months ago

Pears in lime jello is a tasty treat.

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prospector 2 years, 3 months ago

Listening to the Allman Brothers "Eat a Peach".

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Noemon 2 years, 3 months ago

I eat pears the old fashioned way--by inserting my flexible, sharp-tipped proboscis into the fruit, pumping digestive fluids into it, waiting a few moments, and then sucking up the resulting slurry.

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Rae Hudspeth 2 years, 3 months ago

I first had it as Birne Helene in Germany, but I understand it's known as Poire Belle Helene over here. Pears Helene: sliced tinned pears w/ chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream is the easy way:

http://rouxbe.com/recipes/2658-poire-belle-helene

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grammaddy 2 years, 3 months ago

Fresh off the trees in the back yard.

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Bill Lee 2 years, 3 months ago

I prefer eating them raw. Unfortunately most pears in grocery stores aren't ripe.

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autie 2 years, 3 months ago

Baked. With butter, cinnamon and sugar. Then after consuming the last bite we all say "wooo" in unison.

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Benjamin Roberts 2 years, 3 months ago

Juicy and dripping out of hand. A Harry and David Royal Riviera is especially fine.

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