Monthly Archives: October 2014

This Is Late, But RBR Tailgating From Last Week!

I wrote about the Once a Month Steak Sandwich last week over at for the Tennessee game. I know it’s post facto, but I was going to predict that we jump out ahead early, get complacent and let the … Continue reading

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Let’s Ban Some Books

I read A. Barton Hinkle’s latest, Why Sermons, Tweets, and Campus Speech Are Targets of Liberal Censorship Attempts, at this morning. I’ve got some basic problems with the article, among them that until recently “censorship was a largely conservative … Continue reading

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Got Tomatoes and Sausages Up at RBR

My weekly post at is up. It might look familiar to those who frequent these electronic pages, maybe even to those who just read the previous post here. We just kicked off against Texas A&M and are driving as … Continue reading

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How in the Hell Did I Miss National Pasta Day?

Seriously? October 17th and I missed it? Pasta is practically my raison d’etre, but in Italian so it’s more like my penso che tu sia abbastanza caldo di mamma. I’d never heard of National Pasta Day until this morning, but … Continue reading

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A Question of Plagiarism.

What is to be done with an ostensibly original phrase or sentence that sounds oddly familiar. Unease at the possibility that the bit came from an article or book read years ago and over time crept into your argumentative arsenal … Continue reading

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New RBR Tailgating

My weekly post at is up. This week: What is very likely Arkansas style fried fish crossed with what is more likely traditional British fish n’ chips. Also, perfect French fries. While you are there check out the previews … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Cilantro

Last week I wrote post about pork tacos with cilantro yogurt sauce for In one of the comments someone said they have the cilantro-tastes-like-soap curse. So do I, but I’ve always enjoyed the taste. It’s like lavender blended with … Continue reading

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Do I Smell A Boycott Coming?

Coors Light may claim prescience considering yesterday’s loss to Ole Miss, but they had no idea what would happen when they printed these posters. So I ask you Coors Light Director of Advertising, SEC, Pissing Off Bama Fans Division, why … Continue reading

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