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  • #21
    I was not a part of the chicken thread, which was high comedy, but I was part of the egregious loaf of bread thread. please someone link, I must relive haha
    Let me apologize in advance.


    • #22
      in addition to humble pie, there's frequently a main dish of crow.
      Let me apologize in advance.


      • #23
        Originally posted by KBC View Post

        From there you can watch the cow who made the bid fir freedom, being chased by someone with a tranquilizer gun..
        I remember both of those!
        And the horse - OTTB? - that saved someone from being smooshed by a semi?/railroad train? whilst herding cattle.
        And the poster who shared her son's pilonidal cyst along with some farfetched tale of horse rescue complete with blizzard.
        And the newb whose uncle was giving her the "gift" of an aged, unbroke Arab stallion that she would train with L-U-V...
        Where, oh where have they gone?

        Oops, back on subject:

        The wine must be Cardboardeaux

        And for an after-dinner Speaker I nominate Heat-her Hill
        *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
        Steppin' Out 1988-2004
        Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
        Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015


        • #24
          Originally posted by MissAriel View Post
          Can someone link the loaf of bread trainwreck? I could use a laugh
          and ladyj79
          ​​​​​​ ​



          • Original Poster

            Amended Menu:

            Cardbordeaux, Pitcher of Margaritas

            Avocados, with tomato, served as guacamole

            Bread (depending on your views of correct protocol)


            Blackened Chicken

            Free Range Beef

            Magical Rainbow Cake



            There has been no train wreck featuring salad, as far as I recall. We must remain vegetable-free until someone creates a thread pitting meatatarians against vegetarians in the horse world.
            Frost Bite Falls


            • #26
              BACON BACON BACON
              Treat others the way you want others to treat you ~ on your threads !


              • #27
                Thank you so much for the links to the Chicken and Bread threads. Boy, did I miss some awesome classic threads on my hiatus from COTH! 36 pages over bread being brought to a dinner party... hysterical.

                But I'm confused on the menu - are this items consumed when reading a trainwreck post? As in "pass the popcorn", I'll be here for a while as I read the 20+ pages of why the chicken is still stuck in the oven? Or are these menu items that were actually part of the original post that became the trainwreck?

                If it's the former, I think you have to add "chips" (corn, potato, tortillas, etc. - "chips" can mean so many different things), which isn't as popular as popcorn, but comes up often enough. After all, you have to put that guac on something!
                ~~ How do you catch a loose horse? Make a noise like a carrot! - British Cavalry joke ~~


                • #28
                  What about the most obvious one?

                  Spam, spam, spam, spam...wonderful spam
                  "He's not even a good pathological liar." Mara

                  "You're just a very desperate troll, and not even a good one. You're like middle-school troll at best. Like a goblin, not even a troll." et_fig


                  • #29
                    And for after dinner entertainment, a presentation on horse marketing by Churchill Hunt Club, TBs, Sport Horses or whatever their name du jour currently is. Featuring posing horses on tropical beaches.
                    When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

                    The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.


                    • Original Poster

                      4leaf Clover, the menu item itself could have been featured on a train wreck thread or simply been the standby sustenance (boxed wine and guacamole) for a truly epic, multi-paged thread. The kind of thread where people put off bathroom breaks because the drama is running so high. For example, the Blue Saddle, Open Trailer thread. I believe it broke the record for length. find eight, that’s a brilliant idea for COTH dining entertainment.
                      Frost Bite Falls


                      • #31
                        Hey, what was the title of that Blue Saddle and Open Trailer thread. It was in a thread on Off Course that started about something else and is a great entertainment for those newer folk who need to read this example of a good train wreck that seems to be one of the longest running ever. IIRC never got real ugly or nasty. Close maybe but not over the edge.
                        When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

                        The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.


                        • Original Poster

                          find eight, you have solved the issue of what to present as dinner theatre. But what about attire? Are rust coloured breeches allowed, canary vests, extreme bling, how much Burberry is too much Burberry, or is that possible? We need to be careful or there may be cliques of Dublin-boot shod guests in one corner and those in muddy Carhartt garb in another. Should we all just wear plaid?
                          Frost Bite Falls


                          • #33
                            Brown Boots
                            Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "


                            • #34
                              How about I Sold My Horse and Now They Won't Let Me Buy Her Back, preceded by
                              The Mean Neighbors Disappointed My Child Because They PROMISED She Could Ride The Pony All Summer.

                              And Wah, My Husband won't subsidize my 23 unbroke homebreds anymore and I don't want to get a job.



                              • #35
                                Originally posted by Frostbitten View Post
                                find eight, you have solved the issue of what to present as dinner theatre. But what about attire? Are rust coloured breeches allowed, canary vests, extreme bling, how much Burberry is too much Burberry, or is that possible? We need to be careful or there may be cliques of Dublin-boot shod guests in one corner and those in muddy Carhartt garb in another. Should we all just wear plaid?
                                I don't know about proper attire but absolutely no one should have feathers in their hair or wear yoga pants while riding. Those topics issued multiple pages of COTH la de da too. I was merely a spectator on that thread. I have no opinion worth sharing on that topic..

                                The chicken and bread topics were great though.


                                • #36
                                  If things got too quiet we could all gripe about the bad customer service from the various on-line vendors, then raise a toast and shed a tear for all the good tack stores we put out of business.

                                  Aunt Ester would be the best source for a decision on how much Burberry is too much.
                                  Last edited by Brown Derby; Apr. 30, 2019, 11:50 PM.


                                  • #37
                                    Attire requires pearls, for clutching and casting before swine (and equines).


                                    • #38
                                      You need to work bar.ka into the evening’s entertainment. Hostess, maybe?
                                      "We need a pinned ears icon." -MysticOakRanch


                                      • #39
                                        I demand Meatloaf.


                                        • Original Poster

                                          RainWeasley, do you have a favourite song you’d like to request? Assuming he’s part of the dinner theatre.
                                          Frost Bite Falls