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Karen Lingel, Penguinist

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Sep 3, 2001, 5:09:08 PM9/3/01
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Everyone is welcome to contribute to the list of

PRODUCTS THAT (APPARENTLY) FAILED
-----------------------------------------------------------
Fresh-water taffy


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Karen Lingel


Oriole Adams

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>Everyone is welcome to contribute to the list of
>
>PRODUCTS THAT (APPARENTLY) FAILED
>-----------------------------------------------------------
>Fresh-water taffy
>
>

Absorbine, Sr

~ Oriole ~~
The crows seemed to be calling his name, thought Caw...

Bill Diamond

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Good old oriol...@aol.com (Oriole Adams) wrote in
alt.fan.cecil-adams back on 03 Sep 2001 21:45:55 GMT that ...

>>Everyone is welcome to contribute to the list of
>>
>>PRODUCTS THAT (APPARENTLY) FAILED
>>-----------------------------------------------------------
>>Fresh-water taffy
>>
>>
>
>Absorbine, Sr

Extra-Large deodorant Tampax with a steel applicator.


>
>
>
>~ Oriole ~~
> The crows seemed to be calling his name, thought Caw...

"You never know what is enough unless you
know what is more than enough." --William Blake

Joe Shimkus

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In article <20010903174555...@mb-cg.aol.com>,
oriol...@aol.com (Oriole Adams) wrote:

> >Everyone is welcome to contribute to the list of
> >
> >PRODUCTS THAT (APPARENTLY) FAILED
> >-----------------------------------------------------------
> >Fresh-water taffy
> >
> >
>
> Absorbine, Sr

Compound Y
Old-Skin
St. Joseph's Chewable Amphetamines
Pizzeria Dos
Little Caligula's

- Joe


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John Brown

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Joe Shimkus added:
> oriol...@aol.com (Oriole Adams) wrote: (responding to what Karen Lingle
had written, and to which Bill Diamond has also contributed:

>> >Everyone is welcome to contribute to the list of
>> >
>> >PRODUCTS THAT (APPARENTLY) FAILED
>-----------------------------------------------------------
>> >Fresh-water taffy

>> Absorbine, Sr
>
>Compound Y
>Old-Skin
>St. Joseph's Chewable Amphetamines
>Pizzeria Dos
>Little Caligula's

Preparation G
Hoppes Number 8
Grape Flavored K-Y Jelly
Kentucky Fried Mountain Oysters
GatorPee

John "Attributions R Us" Brown

Kim

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"Karen Lingel, Penguinist" <karen....@worldnet.att.net.nospam> wrote in
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> Everyone is welcome to contribute to the list of
>
> PRODUCTS THAT (APPARENTLY) FAILED
> -----------------------------------------------------------
> Fresh-water taffy

Preparations A,B,C,D,E,F,G


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On Mon, 03 Sep 2001 21:09:08 GMT, "Karen Lingel, Penguinist"
<karen....@worldnet.att.net.nospam> wrote:

>Everyone is welcome to contribute to the list of
>
>PRODUCTS THAT (APPARENTLY) FAILED
>-----------------------------------------------------------
>Fresh-water taffy

6-Up
L&L's
Doubleyou-Lax
Microsoft Doors
Gamma Airlines
Tic-Staples
Mercury Marquis de Sade
Cadillac Coupe d'Etat
Congo.com
Guatemala hats
Moonkist oranges
Gentlemanfingers
Peppertines

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Bill Diamond

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Good old frogp...@aol.com (John Brown) wrote in alt.fan.cecil-adams
back on 03 Sep 2001 22:14:25 GMT that ...


From the computer world:
The IBM-QD
WordPrettyGood
Kama Sutra 1-2-3
Book Series: <subject> for Geniuses

Al Yellon

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Sep 3, 2001, 6:52:57 PM9/3/01
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"Joe Shimkus" <j...@shimkus.com> wrote in message
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> In article <20010903174555...@mb-cg.aol.com>,
> oriol...@aol.com (Oriole Adams) wrote:
>
> > >Everyone is welcome to contribute to the list of
> > >
> > >PRODUCTS THAT (APPARENTLY) FAILED
> > >-----------------------------------------------------------
> > >Fresh-water taffy
> > >
> > >
> >
> > Absorbine, Sr
>
> Compound Y
> Old-Skin
> St. Joseph's Chewable Amphetamines
> Pizzeria Dos

If you're referring here to "Pizzeria Uno", the Chicago-based restaurant
that's now a national chain, there *is* a "Pizzeria Due", one block from the
original in downtown Chicago. Both are still successful.


UFO_Charlie

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Karen Lingel, Penguinist <karen....@worldnet.att.net.nospam> wrote:

>Everyone is welcome to contribute to the list of
>
>PRODUCTS THAT (APPARENTLY) FAILED
>-----------------------------------------------------------
>Fresh-water taffy

Clear Pepsi

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John Seeliger

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V-9 Juice
Heinz 56
A-2 steak sauce
Pepsi Two
Beans A Roni
Lego Waffles
Hour Rice

Just Me

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Sep 3, 2001, 7:21:08 PM9/3/01
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>Clear Pepsi

Just for the record... There was at least one cola that tried to do the
"clear" thing. Of course, I can't remember which one it was.

Just Me
Ketchup will heal the world

Mirhanda Sarko

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"Kim" <ki...@NOSPAMatlantic.net> wrote in alt.fan.cecil-adams:

>
> "Karen Lingel, Penguinist" <karen....@worldnet.att.net.nospam> wrote
> in message
> news:UjSk7.5804$Uf1.4...@bgtnsc06-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
>> Everyone is welcome to contribute to the list of
>>
>> PRODUCTS THAT (APPARENTLY) FAILED
>> -----------------------------------------------------------
>> Fresh-water taffy
>
> Preparations A,B,C,D,E,F,G

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Sep 3, 2001, 8:36:52 PM9/3/01
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In article <20010903181425...@mb-mv.aol.com>,

. TN Jelly
. WD-39
. Eli Whitney's Cotton Vodka
. 6-Up
. Goost Tape
. Pokari Piss
. Boeing 666
. The Oxford Pictionary
. I Can't Believe It's Not Margarine


Jerry Randal Bauer

Chris OLoughlin

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The FootPad computer (along with its operating system, the Foot(R) OS)
Sun Microsystem's Tea OS
Gillette Mach 7 Razor
Kellogg's Special J Cereal
CD-WOM (compact disk write only)
The sorrowstick controller (for computer games)
White markers for dry-erase boards
The world narrow web


Joe Shimkus

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Sep 3, 2001, 9:20:10 PM9/3/01
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In article <EmVk7.16666$Up.4...@sea-read.news.verio.net>,
ba...@shell3.ba.best.com (Jerry Bauer) wrote:


> . WD-39

This, at least, has some truth to it. IIRC, WD-40 was created from what
was, indeed, the 40th formula being tried for water displacement.

John Seeliger

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Sep 3, 2001, 9:36:37 PM9/3/01
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Joe Shimkus <j...@shimkus.com> wrote in article
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> In article <EmVk7.16666$Up.4...@sea-read.news.verio.net>,
> ba...@shell3.ba.best.com (Jerry Bauer) wrote:
>
>
> > . WD-39
>
> This, at least, has some truth to it. IIRC, WD-40 was created from what
> was, indeed, the 40th formula being tried for water displacement.

Not to mention the computer language THIRD.

KGename

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Orioleadams writed:

>>Everyone is welcome to contribute to the list of
>>
>>PRODUCTS THAT (APPARENTLY) FAILED
>>-----------------------------------------------------------
>>Fresh-water taffy
>>
>>
>
>Absorbine, Sr
>

---
Actually, "Absorbine" (note, no "Jr." or "Sr.") was developed as a linament for
horses. Successful, too.
"Jr." came later when it was discovered that the stuff worked well on human
beans too.

73,
Keith


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Bob Ward

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Sep 3, 2001, 9:44:05 PM9/3/01
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On Mon, 03 Sep 2001 21:09:08 GMT, "Karen Lingel, Penguinist"
<karen....@worldnet.att.net.nospam> wrote:

>Everyone is welcome to contribute to the list of
>
>PRODUCTS THAT (APPARENTLY) FAILED
>-----------------------------------------------------------
>Fresh-water taffy

Gerber's Strained Jalapeños

Greg Goss

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Sep 3, 2001, 10:27:36 PM9/3/01
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oriol...@aol.com (Oriole Adams) wrote:
>Absorbine, Sr

According to a report I heard on Basic Black, Absorbine lotion was a
treatment for horses.

Greg Goss

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Sep 3, 2001, 10:29:03 PM9/3/01
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"John Seeliger" <jsee...@prodigy.net> wrote:

>Lego Waffles

Well, they did recycle the slogan. (grin)

Greg Goss

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truecr...@aol.commiserate (Just Me) wrote:

>>Clear Pepsi
>
>Just for the record... There was at least one cola that tried to do the
>"clear" thing. Of course, I can't remember which one it was.

Unless you are being tongue in cheek ...

"Crystal" Pepsi.

Greg Goss

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>. TN Jelly
>. WD-39
>. Eli Whitney's Cotton Vodka
>. 6-Up
>. Goost Tape
>. Pokari Piss
>. Boeing 666
>. The Oxford Pictionary
>. I Can't Believe It's Not Margarine

S-T-Poo oil treatment

rob...@bestweb.net

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Sep 3, 2001, 11:24:19 PM9/3/01
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>Microsoft Doors

Except on "Sliders".

wrong direction:

Left Guard
Northern Comfort
7-Down
Bottom Job

missing something:

Arm
Hammer
Ms

the alphabetic series:

Jell-a thru Jell-n
Beana thru Beann
Brilla thru Brilln
Gas-A thru Gas-W
Spaghetti-As thru Spaghetti-Ns

the family:

Senior Mints
Cousin Jemima
Cousin Ben
Mr. magazine
Mrs. magazine
Miss magazine
and finally Ms. magazine

old and unimproved:

York magazine
The Yorker magazine
The Republic Magazine

not old enough:

Dutch cleanser
Gold cigarets
Smobile

text-only:

Sports magazine

uncomparative:

Man, the comics hero character
CD odor neutralizer
Brite toothpaste
Suds detergent
Budweis beer

not religious enough:

Bes
Jubes
Blue X
Joseph's aspirin

not specific enough:

Meateater gin
Dutch Child
Flag pesticides

too specific:

Polar, the Land camera

Amy Austin

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Sep 3, 2001, 11:33:04 PM9/3/01
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On Mon, 3 Sep 2001, Joe Shimkus wrote:

> Pizzeria Dos

Pizzeria Due is only about a block from the original Pizzeria Uno, and
they both looked BUSY last time I was there.

L & k,
Amy

Shotgun Mosquito

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Sep 3, 2001, 11:59:43 PM9/3/01
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>>PRODUCTS THAT (APPARENTLY) FAILED
>>-----------------------------------------------------------
>
> Absorbine, Sr

BZZZT. Wrong, thanks for playing.

http://www.absorbine-animal.com/products/musclecare_fr.htm

Absorbine® Veterinary Liniment
Absorbine® Veterinary Liniment Gel

Absorbine has over 100 years of experience in making products to help tired
or strained muscles feel better and recover fast from hard work or play.

John Dean

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> Everyone is welcome to contribute to the list of
>
> PRODUCTS THAT (APPARENTLY) FAILED
> -----------------------------------------------------------
> Fresh-water taffy
>
New Spice
B-didas
Richard Branson's Courtesan airlines
Macrosoft
Hisoin


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Joe Shimkus

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Sep 4, 2001, 1:05:54 AM9/4/01
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In article
<Pine.SOL.4.33.010903...@herald.cc.purdue.edu>,
Amy Austin <glea...@purdue.edu> wrote:

I must say that whenever I here uno, I think Spanish not Italian.
Consequently, I must sheepishly add that I was going with the Spanish
dos for two rather than the Italian due. Still, it surprises me that
Pizzeria Due hasn't gotten sued into oblivion (unless they're run by the
same folks or pronounce it differently than the Italian due (e.g. like
you're due pizza) and can therefore claim that they're not trading on
the Italian aspects of the word to draw from the popularity of Pizzeria
Uno. I could try and weasel out that Pizzeria Due is a failure by
comparison to Pizzeria Uno since the former is apparently confined to
Chicago and the latter is nationwide but I won't.

Sean Houtman

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Floppy square
Computer Rat
Heavy bulbs
Ocean liner named 'Microscopic'
Stinkweed gardens
Low Fidelity
So-SoMan (The man of slightly rotten wood)
Aquaintances (TV show)
Kung-Bar
Discussion on AFCA on whether or not WATER FLOWS!
Harpsidischord
McHorse sandwich
Fish called "Horse Mackerel" [1]
Misdemeanor on The Orient Express
Star Walk
Webster's Dictionary of the Words Billy Thorton of Detroit Knows
Swedish Jumpsuit Team
307,549,194'th wonder of the world
SuperOuch Bandaids
Normal Putty
Who Wants To Be A Dollaraire
Loan Dolphins
Acidball
Bar-B-Pee
(Julie's "other" child, Lubbock?)
Apriltag appliances
The Statement of Independence
Mildred Benz
Spirit of East St. Louis
Espanola as first site for development of Atomic Bomb

Sean

[1] Apparently the real name of the fish till they changed the name to
something that didn't have either horse or mackerel in it.

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We get signal. What you say? It's Joe Shimkus <j...@shimkus.com>,

>In article <20010903174555...@mb-cg.aol.com>,
> oriol...@aol.com (Oriole Adams) wrote:
>

>> >Everyone is welcome to contribute to the list of
>> >
>> >PRODUCTS THAT (APPARENTLY) FAILED
>> >-----------------------------------------------------------
>> >Fresh-water taffy
>> >
>> >
>>

>> Absorbine, Sr
>
>Compound Y
>Old-Skin
>St. Joseph's Chewable Amphetamines
>Pizzeria Dos
>Little Caligula's

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6-up.

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"Kim" ki...@NOSPAMatlantic.net
Date: 9/3/2001 6:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time writes:

>"Karen Lingel, Penguinist" <karen....@worldnet.att.net.nospam> wrote in
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>> Everyone is welcome to contribute to the list of
>>
>> PRODUCTS THAT (APPARENTLY) FAILED
>> -----------------------------------------------------------
>> Fresh-water taffy
>
>Preparations A,B,C,D,E,F,G

Formulas one through four hundred and eight, inclusive.


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Doug

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Karen Lingel, Penguinist wrote

>
> Everyone is welcome to contribute to the list of
>
> PRODUCTS THAT (APPARENTLY) FAILED
> -----------------------------------------------------------
> Fresh-water taffy

The book - "Mensa for the Complete Idiot"

- Doug


Jerry Bauer

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In article <UjSk7.5804$Uf1.4...@bgtnsc06-news.ops.worldnet.att.net>,

Karen Lingel, Penguinist <karen....@worldnet.att.net.nospam> wrote:
>Everyone is welcome to contribute to the list of
>
>PRODUCTS THAT (APPARENTLY) FAILED
>-----------------------------------------------------------
>Fresh-water taffy
>

. dogsup
. father clock
. Left Guard deodorant (for your other armpit)
. Complicated Green

Jerry Randal Bauer

Patrick McKinnion

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Sep 4, 2001, 5:44:43 AM9/4/01
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In article <UjSk7.5804$Uf1.4...@bgtnsc06-news.ops.worldnet.att.net>,
Karen Lingel, Penguinist <karen....@worldnet.att.net.nospam> wrote:

> Everyone is welcome to contribute to the list of
>
> PRODUCTS THAT (APPARENTLY) FAILED
> -----------------------------------------------------------
> Fresh-water taffy

Let's see, off the top of my head........

Formula 400.
Maine-Style Chili.
"Munchkin" brand extra-small condoms.
The "B" programming language
Gee, your hair smells like shampoo!
Army Jelly
Lt. Crunch cereal
"Haggis on a Stick" fast food franchise
Baskin 15.5 flavours and Robbins 15.5 Flavours
Union 1 though 75 gasoline
Nurse Pepper
665 brand cough syrup.
1 in 1 oil
Okra-favoured Life Savers
Special "A" though "K" cereals
McSpam deluxe sandwich
GI Jeffrey
L & L's candy
4th Avenue candy
Web TV for Servers
Sober Putty
Extra Soggy Potato Chips
Newest Coke
Fredricks of Cleveland lingere stores
Playnun magazine
Pokemon Lingere
1-D movies
Heinz 56 Sauce
B-2 steak sauce
Caffine-Free Diet Crystal Pepsi
Pocari Bile
Cup o' Lasagne
Denny's Black Pudding Slam
Hot Cats
Idd and SuperEggo Waffles
Phoenix-Style Clam Chowder
Bakersfield-style home decor
Ginzu Pillows
Volkswagen Cockroaches
Tampa-Style Pizza
VIC-19 and Commodore 63 computers
Vicks Week-Quil Cold and Cough remedy
Shake and Bake Cake Mix
Iguana McNuggets
Word Imperfect
Lotus Memos
Windows 2000 for Macintosh
Microsoft BOB for Linux

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Sep 4, 2001, 7:41:02 AM9/4/01
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>Special "A" though "K" cereals

Oops... you went too far. There IS Special K cereal... I suspect you meant A
through J.

Asterbark

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truecr...@aol.commiserate (Just Me) wrote:


>
>>Special "A" though "K" cereals
>
>Oops... you went too far. There IS Special K cereal... I suspect you meant
>A
>through J.


Apple Jills
Honeybrushes
Fruity Gravel
Ensign Crunch
Accidental Charms
Silver Grahams
Miseryos
Prune Bran
Corn Moms
Frozen mini-wheats
Subtotal

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Boeing 666

Whats with the lack of the 717 until Boeing consumed MD there wasn't one.
707, 727, 737, 747... but until Boeing renamed the MD-95 there was no 717.


Amy Austin

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Sep 4, 2001, 8:46:47 AM9/4/01
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On Tue, 4 Sep 2001, Joe Shimkus wrote:

> In article
> <Pine.SOL.4.33.010903...@herald.cc.purdue.edu>,
> Amy Austin <glea...@purdue.edu> wrote:
>
> > On Mon, 3 Sep 2001, Joe Shimkus wrote:
> >
> > > Pizzeria Dos
> >
> > Pizzeria Due is only about a block from the original Pizzeria Uno, and
> > they both looked BUSY last time I was there.
>
> I must say that whenever I here uno, I think Spanish not Italian.
> Consequently, I must sheepishly add that I was going with the Spanish
> dos for two rather than the Italian due. Still, it surprises me that

Spanish pizza? Hmmmm... That could be interesting. Is there such an
animal (excluding the Mexican Pizza at Toxic Bell, which is neither
Mexican nor pizza)?

> Pizzeria Due hasn't gotten sued into oblivion (unless they're run by the
> same folks or pronounce it differently than the Italian due (e.g. like
> you're due pizza) and can therefore claim that they're not trading on
> the Italian aspects of the word to draw from the popularity of Pizzeria
> Uno. I could try and weasel out that Pizzeria Due is a failure by
> comparison to Pizzeria Uno since the former is apparently confined to
> Chicago and the latter is nationwide but I won't.

They were opened by the same guy. Due is only a block or so from Uno, I'm
pretty sure you can see them from each other. Uno's is EXTREMELY small
and claustrophobic inside. Due's has the exact same stuff on the menu,
the difference is that the restaurant is larger.

http://metromix.com/top/1,1419,M-Metromix-Visiting-Attractions!PlaceDetail-4715,00.html

L & k,
Amy

Larry Palletti

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On Mon, 03 Sep 2001 21:09:08 GMT, "Karen Lingel, Penguinist"
karen....@worldnet.att.net.nospam> wrote:

>Everyone is welcome to contribute to the list of
>
>PRODUCTS THAT (APPARENTLY) FAILED
>-----------------------------------------------------------

Methodist Oats
Hewlett-Packard V-12 engines
Ford Crown Victoria's Secret
Shell Oil of Olay
Bier mugs (for refreshments at funerals)
B.F. Goodwitch Tires (for getting out of Oz)
Lay's Potato Chimps
Jesse Jackson's condoms
Wander Bras

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John Seeliger

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cross-posted to aue for food content

Amy Austin <glea...@purdue.edu> wrote in article
<Pine.SOL.4.33.010904...@herald.cc.purdue.edu>...


> On Tue, 4 Sep 2001, Joe Shimkus wrote:
> > I must say that whenever I here uno, I think Spanish not Italian.
> > Consequently, I must sheepishly add that I was going with the Spanish
> > dos for two rather than the Italian due. Still, it surprises me that
>
> Spanish pizza? Hmmmm... That could be interesting. Is there such an
> animal (excluding the Mexican Pizza at Toxic Bell, which is neither
> Mexican nor pizza)?
>

I recent had some excellent Tombstone® Mexican Style Pizzas. There was a
Cheese Quesadilla and an especially good "Nacho Grande." (corn tortilla
crust, Monterrey jack and sharp cheddar cheeses, medium salsa, taco
seasoned sausage, green onions and black olives, tomatoes.)

Andrew Gore

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On Mon, 03 Sep 2001 21:09:08 GMT, "Karen Lingel, Penguinist"
<karen....@worldnet.att.net.nospam> wrote:

>Everyone is welcome to contribute to the list of
>
>PRODUCTS THAT (APPARENTLY) FAILED
>-----------------------------------------------------------

>Fresh-water taffy

Ben Straight

daniel gerard mcgrath

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On Tue, 04 Sep 2001 13:34:54 GMT, "John Seeliger"
<jsee...@prodigy.net> wrote:

>cross-posted to aue for food content

No, _DON'T_! Food is NOT on-topic there!

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rob...@bestweb.net

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On 2001-09-04 pat...@earthlink.net said among many other things:

>The "B" programming language

It hasn't become too popular, but got around a little, and really was
predecessor to C. We discussed it here a few years ago. My recollection
from a letter in "Byte" was that it had a data structure called tables, that
allowed you to look up the index by the entry, in effect. Someone here told
me I was all wrong, but as you can see, the correction didn't stick while my
impression from "Byte" did.

Robert -- cross-posts welcome, no e-mail copies

rob...@bestweb.net

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On 2001-09-04 joe-610FC9.0...@nntp.ix.netcom.com said:

>Spanish pizza? Hmmmm... That could be interesting. Is there such
>an animal (excluding the Mexican Pizza at Toxic Bell, which is
>neither Mexican nor pizza)?

Gordo's in/near Hawthorne, NY has Mexican pizza too. And what makes you say
it's not pizza?

Asterbark

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radioGO-SPAM-...@yahoo.com wrote:


>Artificially-flavored rhubarb


Vegetable roll-ups
Grapes from concentrate

John Seeliger

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daniel gerard mcgrath <dmcg...@yahoo.com> wrote in article
<3b94ebf6...@news.ggn.net>...

> On Tue, 04 Sep 2001 13:34:54 GMT, "John Seeliger"
> <jsee...@prodigy.net> wrote:
>
> >cross-posted to aue for food content
>
> No, _DON'T_! Food is NOT on-topic there!

Well, it is if we are talking about whether an alleged "Mexican pizza" is
"Mexican" and "pizza." Now regarding the Toxic Bell[1] "Mexican pizza," if
it was born in Mexico, I think it can regard itself as legitimately
Mexican. If it was born in Texas between 1821 and 1836 or in the southwest
US between 1821 and about 1846 (1848? when was the Treat of Monterey or
whatever signed. oh, nevermind. I don't really care.), then it would also
be Mexican by birth, since those area were Mexico at that time. Also, if
it was[2] born of Mexican pizza parents, then it could legitimately be
considered Mexican. Furthermore, if it can do the Macarena, it might very
well be a Mexican pizza. If it was seen illegally entering the US from
Mexico, it is almost certainly not an American pizza, unless it had just
gone down to Mexico for the weekend and lost its ID, or if it is covered
with marijuana or heroin[3].

As to the pizzaness of the alleged pizza, we have discussed extensive in
AUE recently what constitutes a pizza, sandwich, sauce, etc. The" pizzas"
in question, IIRC, use a tortilla, rather than a normal crust. This under
Richard Fontana's definition is not a bread, I believe, or if it is a
bread, it is only a bread in a technical sense. We have also concluded, I
think, that a taco (which IMO is what a Mexican pizza is, though a
Tombstone® Mexican style pizza is not a taco IMO, in spite of its "Corn
Tortilla Crust"[4] but a genuine pizza) and a pizza are not sandwiches and
I think all who weighed in on the issue in AUE agreed with this.

Though I myself still insist that a Red Baron® Enrobed Sandwich® is a
sandwich, whether it's pizza flavored or not and if it is pizza flavored,
it is a pizza. (Surely they wouldn't call it an Enrobed Sandwich® were it
not a sandwich would they?) And likewise, I have the same opinions bout Hot
Pockets®, which are a similar product.

Now, where I used to live, there was a KFC nearby, which later became a
combination Taco Bell/KFC and a few miles away there was a combination
Pizza Hut/KFC/Taco Bell[5]. If the alleged Mexican pizza had been ordered
at a Pizza Hut/KFC/Taco Bell instead of a plain Taco Bell or a combination
Taco Bell/KFC does that change its "pizzaness"? I think not.

We never discussed the KFC wraps. Sandwich or not? I say yes. They are
normally eaten with the hands and contain chicken, lettuce, tomatoes and
sauce I think, though I'm not sure I've had one. (or at least some of us
think it's a sauce.) Though it's on a tortilla I believe. It's a tortilla
wrap. I say sandwich (and wrap which is often a sandwich), though I doubt
Richard will agree since a tortilla is probably not a bread to him. Not
fluffy enough. Besides, what about the substitution principle which only
applies to sandwiches. You can't replace a tortilla with just any type of
bread and still have it be a wrap. Though as I explained in
<http://groups.google.com/groups?q=sandwich+seeliger+jet&hl=en&safe=off&rnum
=1&selm=01c122d0%246e013780%2447dafed1%40adkins> (that thread has 520
message in it according to Google, btw), I think overspecifying an X does
not make it an less X-like (it inherits from X.) I also still maintain
that a gordita, whether purchased at a Taco Bell or a combination Taco
Bell/KFC or anywhere else, if it is Taco Bell gordita-like, is indeed a
sandwich. The bread is very pita-like and I accept a stuffed pita,
including the Jack-in-the-Box® Chicken Fajita Pita®, and a gyro to be a
sandwich. (Note, I am not saying a gyro is stuffed, but that both the
stuffed pita and the gyro are sandwiches.)

[1]- Some friends of mine in college call it Taco Purgatory, as opposed I
suppose to Taco Hell.

[2]- Should I be using was or were?

[3]- With a name like marijuana though, you've got to suspect she's
Mexican, though she might claim to be Mary Jane to assimilate.

[4]- Though it calls itself a corn tortilla crust, it is not very
tortilla-like, but much more pizza-crust-like, and indeed, I didn't even
know it was a corn tortilla until I read the label this morning. I may
have to get some more Tombstone® Mexican Style Nacho Grande pizzas to do
more research on this or just because they taste so good.

[5]- All of which are owned by PepsiCo, maker of a soda which is also a
Cola because of its similarity to Coke® under the Fontana definition of a
cola called Pepsi®. They also own Frito-Lays who make corn chips which are
also Mexican, salsa (which Richard would not agree is a sauce, unlike me)
and Potato chips (among other things). The chips are not the type which in
the UK are normally served with fish, called in Spanish pecados, but I
digress.

John Seeliger

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rob...@bestweb.net wrote in article <tp9rd42...@corp.supernews.com>...

It is short for BCPL which is, IIRC, Basic Control Programming Language,
which was a step above assembly. The control dealt with the flow of
control in the language.

So for failed products, how about:

B language
COMPLEX
THIRD
DESCARTES

Amy Austin

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On Tue, 4 Sep 2001, John Seeliger wrote:


<snip a lengthy summary of an even lengthier argument regarding what is,
and is not, pizza (among other things)>


> Though as I explained in
> <http://groups.google.com/groups?q=sandwich+seeliger+jet&hl=en&safe=off&rnum
> =1&selm=01c122d0%246e013780%2447dafed1%40adkins> (that thread has 520
> message in it according to Google, btw)

Woah. I'm sorry I asked.

L & k,
Amy

Amy Austin

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Sep 4, 2001, 12:18:12 PM9/4/01
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You have to eat it with a fork. It does not come in pie-shaped slices.
It is impossible to pick up. It has two tortillas instead of a crust.
There's already a word for it in Spanish, too... Isn't it technically a
tostada?

L & k,
Amy (and really, none of the food at Toxic Bell should be considered
Mexican, any more than LaChoy meals-in-a-can should be considered Asian -
not that they're bad, they're just not exactly... authentic... now, are
they?)

Joe Manfre

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