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The truth about guacamole. - Phil's Rambling Rants
May 13th, 2005
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The truth about guacamole.
There are probably a couple of people who read my journal who don't read cadhla's and missed the larger post this is taken from, so I thought I would perform a small public service and spread it around.  Because it made me laugh for a very long time and also sums up my true feelings about that nasty green goo Mexican restaurants contaminate your dinner with.

I dislike avocado. ... And that's why I mashed a big bowl of tomato horn worms, mixed it with some salsa, and put it on the table as a dip. And that's why I won't eat guacomole to this day, because no one noticed the difference.

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From:chirosinger
Date:May 13th, 2005 07:01 pm (UTC)
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Apparently you've never tried Bonnie's guac. It's truly nummy!!!
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From:daev
Date:May 13th, 2005 07:25 pm (UTC)

CEA on guacamole

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"It looks like mrouter in a cup."
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From:tigertoy
Date:May 13th, 2005 08:21 pm (UTC)

Re: CEA on guacamole

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That was my favorite quote about guacamole until I read this.

For those of you playing the home game, the PLATO system 20+ years ago was an amazing mishmosh of software, written by many different people over a long time, only a few of whom had any training in or understanding of traditional programming. Although the whole was an impressive achievement, many of the individual pieces were very bad, especially if you had to look at the code rather than just the screen displays. The main system-provided student management system at the time was one of the very worst monstrosities of bad design and bad coding in the mix. It was called "mrouter".

On one occasion when we were eating at Trito's -- a place that would have been the absolutely perfect student dive except for being a little too expensive; they've been closed for close to 20 years and I still miss their grinders -- I forgot to specify "no guacamole" with my nachos supreme, and Chris made the above remark when he saw the container of guacamole.
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From:billroper
Date:May 13th, 2005 09:38 pm (UTC)

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Yeah, I remember "mrouter". I've now blanked on the name of the woman who wrote it, but I worked over her spaghetti code for the Chemistry department first. As I recall, "mrouter" was one of the reasons they worried about hiring me to work on PLATO, because of the last programmer/chemist they'd dealt with. *sigh*
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From:pir_anha
Date:May 13th, 2005 10:12 pm (UTC)

Re: CEA on guacamole

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my brain has monica fortner associated with it -- but did she write it, or did she just document it?
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From:billroper
Date:May 13th, 2005 10:19 pm (UTC)

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No, she didn't come out of Chemistry, so she must have just documented it. Ah, but Google is my friend. It was Ruth Chabay, who finished her Ph.D. in 1975.
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From:billroper
Date:May 13th, 2005 10:21 pm (UTC)

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And this has just got to be her, since she's working with Bruce Sherwood.
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From:tigertoy
Date:May 16th, 2005 08:40 pm (UTC)

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Get over it. You don't have to drive past the building every few days.
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From:pir_anha
Date:May 13th, 2005 10:09 pm (UTC)

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a great and timeless quote.

though i love guacamole. :) and if tomato horn worms taste like it, heck, bring 'em on! a bit more protein can't possibly hurt.
From:exapno
Date:May 13th, 2005 07:45 pm (UTC)
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oh my....

you
are
EVIL!!!

That has to be the worst thing anyone has done to me in quite a while, you mean mean mean man - I almost passed out trying to keep the volume down on my laughter so they wouldn't kick me out of the office! :)

*grin* Yes, I _had_ to follow the link and read the rest of the gauc bit...was able to manage the 'surreal with food' section (some brilliant stuff, by the way). SO fun that I had to start back at the top - whoops :)

Thanks for brightening my day tho :) In the interests of safety, will have to finish the rest at home tonight!
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From:tigertoy
Date:May 13th, 2005 08:21 pm (UTC)
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