Weekend Plans Post: Poutine


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  1. Slade the Leveller says:

    I always like the line Jay had in Modern Family. “I’m not poutine that in my mouth.”Report

  2. Slade the Leveller says:

    Big day for Slade today. Soda bread baking then off the see the pride of the Maritimes tonight. Sloan! I’ve been a fan for 30 years and never miss a chance to see them.

    Sunday I’m introducing my new lady friend to a couple who are some of my best friends. Big step!Report

  3. Jaybird says:


    Maribou said “It’s not the best poutine I’ve ever had, but it’s the best poutine I’ve had in Colorado.”

    So I will declare that minor victory and say that you should buy some squeaky cheese curds (Ellsworth will suffice) and some of the gravy packets linked in the OP and we used Ore-Ida Golden Fries and we got a solid “B”.

    So it’s doable even at this latitude.Report

  4. Jaybird says:

    When I was a kid, Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi” was a song about environmentalism.

    It was a song about how we were turning all of these big fields of flowers into business parks. We were supposed to think, as children, about how we shouldn’t need DDT or parking lots or anything like that.

    Now that I am 50 years old, I listen to this song and I think that it has *NOTHING*
    about environmentalism in it.

    Late last night
    I heard the screen door slam
    And a big yellow taxi
    Took away my old man

    That’s the culmination of the song.

    Don’t it always seem to go
    That you don’t know what you’ve got
    ’til it’s gone?Report

    • Pinky in reply to Jaybird says:

      Songs are poetry, so they shouldn’t have only one meaning.Report

    • fillyjonk in reply to Jaybird says:

      “They took all the trees/put ’em in a tree museum. And charged all the people/a dollar and a half/just to see ’em”?

      though that’s arguably more about commercialization/monetization of things (“They took all the newspapers/put ’em on the internet/ but you gotta pay money/ for the ones you wanna get”)

      I’ve also heard of something called Disco Fries, which sounds poutine-adjacent. (New Jersey, I think? Or eastern Pennsylvania?). I’ve never eaten poutine despite arguably having some French-Canadian heritage; just never something I got a chance to try (and am not a big fan of gravy, dare I say?)Report