Posts Tagged ‘restaurants’

This IHOP ad from 1969 is just a wee bit trippy.

January 9, 2009

It sounds as if Alvin, of The Chipmunks, was getting pimped out to this pancake chain.  Such a shame, it used to be about the music, man!  At some point in the development process of this ad, someone was on a lot of drugs.

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Man attempts to amputate his arm at Denny’s. Mmmmm…..Moons over My Hammy

August 31, 2008

Heading to Denny’s after an evening of drinking or drugging, now that’s unheard of……

Man Attempts To Amputate Own Arm In Denny’s
MODESTO – (CBS13/AP) ― Modesto police say a local man who tried to cut off his own arm at a Denny’s restaurant thought he had injected air into one of his veins while shooting cocaine and would die unless he took drastic action.

The man, identified by police as Michael Lasiter, 33, rushed into the restaurant on Friday night and started stabbing himself in the right arm with a butter knife he grabbed from a customer’s table, police say. When that knife didn’t work, Lasiter allegedly took a butcher knife from the kitchen and dug it into his arm.

Lasiter, who was subdued with a taser and taken to a local hospital with severe cuts, told officers he thought he needed to amputate his arm to keep himself from dying from the cocaine injection, says Modesto police Sgt. Brian Findlen.

The Denny’s closed for the night after the incident.

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Chinese government issues official menu translations for restaurants in preparation of Beijing Olympics

June 18, 2008

As it readies for an influx of visitors for the August Games, the Chinese capital has offered restaurants an official English translation of local dishes whose exotic names and alarming translations can leave foreign visitors frustrated and famished.

If officials have their way, local newspapers reported on Wednesday, English-speaking visitors will be able to order “beef and ox tripe in chili sauce,” an appetizer, rather than “husband and wife’s lung slice.”
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