A matter of taste

June 2nd, 2008 · 203 comments

Christine in San Rafael, California says Sol Food is “literally the best thing about San Rafael.” One reason, she says? The restaurant “keeps this gem of a note right where it belongs — on display in the glass cabinet outside the front door, where most restaurants would keep a menu.”

Seeing as the note has been up for about a year and half so far, it seems Angelo’s threat hasn’t caused much concern. In fact, Christine says, “the place is so popular that it always has a line out the door, which (bonus!) allows me to read it over and over again.”

a matter of taste

(See the lime-green exterior for yourself here and here.)

related: Wrath mat

FILED UNDER: "helpful" advice · a matter of taste · Bay Area · California · Marin · not-so-veiled threats · oh no you didn't · Puerto Rico · restaurant · San Rafael


203 responses so far ↓

  • #1   BabyTyrone

    Angelo must be either colorblind or new to Marin. That color fits right in with the general California-theme-park/I drive a pickup but I eat authentic Thai food at my roadhouse bar/national historic register of buildings less than 5o years old/etc. spirit of the area.

    Jun 2, 2008 at 7:00 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   sam

      This is Marin, not Redding.

      Jun 5, 2008 at 2:17 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Joyful

    Dear Angelo,

    Thank you for your kind words! Perhaps you and your small-minded, ethno-centric friends should try the hip new restaurant, Beigey McBeigersons, just down the street. You may find it more to your liking.

    Sincerely,

    San Rafael

    Jun 2, 2008 at 7:07 pm   rating: 58  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Gez

      Your beige restaurant might be appropriate in Shitkick, Ohio but not here.

      Jun 4, 2008 at 1:17 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   Bridget

      Not all Ohioans are rednecks…stereotype much?

      Dec 10, 2008 at 1:48 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   heather em

      Beigey McBeigersons! i love that place. They have the best cottage cheese and Sauvignon Blanc specials. Also, it is not too overstimulating…

      Mar 2, 2009 at 3:10 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Jimmy Straightline

    The address block at the top is so “Dateline: San Rafael”

    Jun 2, 2008 at 7:17 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   Stitchin-Liz

    Another example of a gay housewife that needs something to do with “her” ample free time.

    Jun 2, 2008 at 7:24 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   park rose bang

    A blight and a pox upon the writer of this garish and ugly sentiment.

    Jun 2, 2008 at 7:43 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   artchickhb

    There is an apartment community in Los Angeles on Wilshire Blvd that is painted baby poo yellow/green. They still manage to rent pretty well…

    Jun 2, 2008 at 7:44 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Dina

      I assume you’re talking about Park LaBrea (Actually one block north of wilshire, but the houses are so garish yellow I’m guessing this is what you mean). I happen to live there, and I’ll have you know that I have a line out my door every night.

      Mainly because my roommate is a “masseuse”, but nobody seems to complain about the paint job…

      Jun 2, 2008 at 8:04 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   artchickhb

      Park La Brea is that way, but the property I was talking about is GLO. Baby poop on a building. I had never seen the like before…

      That being said, the inside is REALLY nice and I would probably rent there if I were looking for a LA place.

      Jun 2, 2008 at 8:55 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   Set To Evil bang

      I live a few blocks south of there (Glo) in a recently remodeled 4 unit craftsman turned into a Spanish style with bright yellow stucco and what we call the “Taco Bell Roof”. It;s actually very well done but the neighbors hated it, saying it was to bright (and they are Mexican BTW). Since then all the houses on my street have been re-done and it’s become a really nice block.

      Jun 8, 2008 at 12:51 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Canthz_B bang

    Dear Angelo,
    The lime-green served its purpose. It grabbed your attention so I could grab your olive-drab money.

    Mrs. (I’m in the money) Hernandez

    Jun 2, 2008 at 8:05 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Persephone

    Good lord, how tasteless to leave such a note. I don’t know if it is racist or xenophobic. This person doesn’t get out much. Depending on what city you go to in the world, some places like bright colors. I lived in Iceland for a year and the houses were all painted really bright colors that contrasted nicely with the stark volcanic landscape.

    Jun 2, 2008 at 8:08 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Canthz_B bang

      I’ve never been to California (I like stable ground, LOL) but I have been to Arizona and everything there seems to fit the adobe spirit of the history of the place.
      If there is no city ordinance forbidding the color scheme used by Mrs. Hernandez, Angelo should keep his opinions to himself and continue to enjoy the food.

      Jun 2, 2008 at 8:22 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   jando_27

    i think it’s pretty! :-)

    Jun 2, 2008 at 8:16 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   G.Pat bang

    Let’s hope Angelo doesn’t return to retrieve the note when it dawns on him that he’s sided more patronizers with the restaurant than he has friends to encourage not to!

    Jun 2, 2008 at 8:34 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   cricket bang

    Dear Angelo,

    coha le y caballo que usted monto adentro encendido, usted perra criticona.

    gracias.

    translation: Fuck you and the horse you rode in on, you picky bitch.

    Jun 2, 2008 at 8:35 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Rita

      FreeTranslation.com?

      Jun 2, 2008 at 8:55 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   Closer

      Querida Angelo,

      Ch*nga tu y el caballo montaste aqui con, p*ta cricicona.

      Besos,

      Jun 3, 2008 at 8:58 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   jelloegg bang

      lol. Well said.

      Jul 2, 2008 at 2:54 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   K.

    racist much?

    Jun 2, 2008 at 8:38 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   zombie z

      I’m just curious what ethnicity or nationality Angelo is that finds a sunny green* “garish and ugly.” It is likely that those people are the true enemies in the US’s War on Terror.

      *I know this doesn’t exactly make sense, but that’s immediately what I thought of.

      Jun 2, 2008 at 9:44 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   Canthz_B bang

      Hmm…”The US’s War on Terror(ism)”?
      Odd seeing as how Great Britain, Spain and Indonesia (Bali bombing) among other nations have experienced terrorism as well. I’m sure any self-respecting Russian would talk to you about Chechens.
      Please don’t get too down on the US because it decides to fight back just because the fight is being led by a moron President.

      Thank you. ☮

      Jun 2, 2008 at 10:38 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.3   zombie z

      You can’t wage war on a concept. Not Russia, not Indonesia, not the US. It just ain’t possible, semantically.

      Anyway, the last time I checked the US was the only one (currently) starting shit all over the damn place with some half-cocked reasoning and lies.

      Down with the bad guys and their green hating!

      Jun 3, 2008 at 12:57 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.4   unholyghost2003 bang

      ummm not to put too fine a point on things but… as far as “starting shit all over the damn place with some half-cocked reasoning and lies” you might want to check again.
      Not that I agree with all of the US’s actions … just that we are hardly alone in the whole “international stirring the turd” thing.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 1:47 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.5   Canthz_B bang

      Terror is a concept. Terrorism is a tactic.
      Last time I checked the US was a member of NATO which means that an attack on one member nation is an attack on all member nations requiring a response from all others…or is that only when the US is coming to someone else’s aid?
      The US spends tens of billions more on defense than it needs to to defend itself. Just who do you think all that money is spent defending?
      Iraq was built on lies and stupidity, no denying that load of pig dung.
      But starting shit all over the place? Get a fucking grip on reality.
      Any time the US minds its own fucking business the world says that the US needs to be more engaged.
      Look at the Israel/Palestinian issue. Grown people always saying that they need the US to help. Leave us the fuck alone, sit down at a damned negotiating table and iron the shit out!!!
      Look at North Korea…why is everyone asking the US to engage? Let South Korea, Japan, China and Russia deal with their neighbor…but NO…The world wants US involvement.
      By the way, you’re welcome Western Europe and Southeast Asia. It was our pleasure to save you from Nazism and Japanese Militarism.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 1:53 am   rating: 37  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.6   derek

      Nicely said Canthz_B

      Jun 3, 2008 at 2:07 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.7   Sundance bang

      “You can’t wage war on a concept.”

      Sure you can. Piracy is one example.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 2:17 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.8   Canthz_B bang

      I apologize for the profanity, but people like zombie z, who have no concept of world history or geopolitics, just piss me the @#&* off!

      There has never been in the history of the world a nation with as much relative power as the US has that has been as benevolent with said power.
      Nor as generous with its wealth.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 2:23 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.9   unholyghost2003 bang

      CB, Did you ever know that you’re my hero? You’re everything I would like to be. I can fly higher than an eagle because you are the wind beneath my wings!

      Jun 3, 2008 at 2:29 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.10   Canthz_B bang

      WWII was waged over differing concepts of what “The State” should be and how much power over the individual The State should have.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 2:31 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.11   Canthz_B bang

      :oops:
      toes the dust at unholyghost’s comment at #12.9

      Jun 3, 2008 at 2:38 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.12   unholyghost2003 bang

      that an the genocide … but the genocide was totally secondary (being honest, no joke)

      Jun 3, 2008 at 2:39 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.13   Canthz_B bang

      Unfortunately no one fought the war over the genocide. The US turned a ship-full of refugees around in Florida and sent it back to occupied France, some say knowing that all aboard would be sent to Eastern Europe and almost certain death. The Russians were more than complicit in the holocaust, but they were our allies on the Eastern front so we said nothing.
      History is a bitch!!

      Jun 3, 2008 at 3:03 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.14   unholyghost2003 bang

      but the genocide made such nice spin! … wait, they didn’t do “spin” in the olden days” did they? Politicians were just honest, right?

      Jun 3, 2008 at 3:07 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.15   Canthz_B bang

      Naw. They lied just as much as today but the press was kinder to them back then. LOL

      I’m still trying to figure out how being against killing innocent people with a car bomb to make a political point makes me “green hating” “bad guy”.
      Can’t I love the environment and people at the same time?

      Jun 3, 2008 at 3:40 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.16   unholyghost2003 bang

      NO! we are a two part system. you either are “green ‘” love the environment and hate”conservatives. Or you love to kill foreigners, love burning fossil fuels and hate the poor. THERE IS NO MIDDLE GROUND!!!!!!

      Jun 3, 2008 at 3:46 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.17   Canthz_B bang

      My bad…then I’m a…

      Figure it out for yourselves! HA!! :-P

      Jun 3, 2008 at 4:00 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.18   Canthz_B bang

      Just for fun…isn’t a “sunny green” something you’d find on the planet Krypton? :lol:

      My sunny days have a yellow hue here on Earth.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 4:35 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.19   zombie z

      Sigh. The “green hating” was in reference to the original post… The one about a “garish and ugly” green building.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 9:48 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.20   youdisappointme bang

      A minor point, but I can’t stand the way Americans are ALWAYS going on about how grateful we should be to them for WW2! We (the UK) started the war after an unprovoked attack on another country (Poland). You (US) entered the war 2 years later – after sitting back getting nice and rich while millions of people died and a nazi fascist regime was threatening to take over Europe – only when your precious Pearl Harbour was attacked! Yes, we needed you to help win the war and did want your involvement, but America only got involved when their own interests were threatened.
      Haha, who would have thought a note about a green restaurant would turn into WW2?!

      Jun 3, 2008 at 11:27 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.21   Canthz_B bang

      And so you make my point. The US does not go around stirring the turd in the world. We’d much rather mind our own business.
      We didn’t get very rich on Lend/Lease and for the two years before the US was officially in the war we lost more merchant seamen to u-boats that the British.
      By the way, the US did not get involved in Europe because of Pearl Harbor. We declared war on Japan, Germany declared war on the US as an ally of the Japanese then and only then did the US declare war on Germany.
      You may not know much US history, but our very first President warned against foreign entanglements and we have pretty much tried to heed his words for over two centuries.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 2:32 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.22   Canthz_B bang

      I’ll tell you what, youdisappointme, we’ll just pretend that Dunkirk never happend. We’ll pretend that the US did not participate in the European theater during WWII and that Great Britain and France defeated Germany at the Maginot Line. We’ll pretend that there was no post-war Marshall Plan as well, ok? Feel better now?

      Jun 3, 2008 at 3:02 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.23   JoeInLA

      I think we should start a contest, along the lines of “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon,” to see how few posts it takes us to get from the original post to a discussion of terrorism. We could call this one “Six Degrees of Global Terrorism.”

      Jun 3, 2008 at 3:11 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.24   Canthz_B bang

      Godwin’s Law has held true on this thread so a “Six Degrees” Law sounds like it may have some merit, JoeinLA. :-)

      Jun 3, 2008 at 3:46 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.25   GhostWriter bang

      ho HO HOLD UP!!!

      The US does not go around stirring the turd in the world. We’d much rather mind our own business…

      Oh Yes It Does.

      Sure , there are many wars we were asked to join, but there has also been plenty of wars we’ve instigated, declared and funded. George Washington may have warned against it, but nobody listened.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 4:00 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.26   Honzik

      Your comments made me laugh, Canthz B. Bitterly, ironically. But they still made me laugh.

      America did save Britain from Nazism. We would have starved in 1941 if not for America. I thank you, as does my father who serviced the USAF planes which took off from bases in eastern England during the war. But if you hadn’t saved us, the Soviets would have won the war anyway. Would have taken them 10 more years, but no doubt about it. Brits would be speaking Russian as a second language today, not German. So let’s just put that myth to bed, can we?

      Dunkirk? One of my dad’s friends was on the HMT Lancastria, sunk by the Luftwaffe just off Dunkirk. He spent 18 hours bobbing about in the Atlantic. He’d have been ever so grateful to see an American ship steaming toward him, as would the 4000 of his comrades who drowned around him. Unfortunately Dunkirk was May 1940, some 19 months before the US joined us.

      As for “avoiding foreign entanglements”, wasn’t it FDR who said that he wanted the US to be the world’s policeman? It’s a shame they took the LAPD as their model and not the Mounties. Ask anyone from these countries whether the US has avoided interfering with their affairs: Iran (1953), Iraq (1963, and practically ever since), Afghanistan (1978), East Timor (1975: 200,000 killed), Cambodia (700,000 dead. Yes! America backed the communist Khmer Rouge!)…the list goes on. Anyone from these countries can tell you of someone they knew who was killed by some arsehole backed by US dollars and US arms. “Benign”, anyone?

      Might I make the respectful suggestion that the ludicrous US arms budget is not expended in the interest of world peace, but for the benefit of such corporations as Halliburton, Boeing, AAI, and General Dynamics? They certainly seem to do better out of the money than the pulverized civilians of Fallujah.

      As for the Marshall plan, that plan did nothing for the UK except finally destroy it as a superpower. FDR, and later Truman, loathed the British Empire and made it a condition of the post-war lend-lease settlement that the UK dismantle it. Now, I’m no fan of empire, and Britain’s demise was inevitable. But isn’t it funny how the US, which makes such great play about freedom (self-serving and laughably inacurate films like The Patriot) got right into building its own empire. Many of the dirty, dark little wars the CIA has fought since WWII have been in pursuit of empire. But still the word sticks in your throat.

      Like I said, funny comments. Funny to be lectured on US and European history by someone who seems to know only what they’re told.

      DISCLAIMER: I like this site and the people who comment here. It makes me laugh, while telling me something simultaneously depressing and uplifting about the human condition. It’s no place for geopolitical discussions. But I didn’t start this.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 4:05 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.27   Canthz_B bang

      I never said we were against enlighted self-interest. Just that we don’t get involved if we have no interests involved.
      As for the USSR, they received lend/lease aid from the US as well. In fact the Soviet Union came out of WWII $20 billion in debt to the US.
      That the US dislikes empires is not a secret, but the British Empire would have ended after WWII without the US in any event…just like the French Empire did. It’s really hard to keep colonies when the locals have seen you bloodied.
      Finally, the last time I looked large US corporations are not alone in the world of arms sales.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 4:24 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.28   Canthz_B bang

      PS, sorry about all of the deaths at Dunkirk but it doesn’t harsh my buzz in the least. You were at war in a war you declared. Shit happens.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 4:27 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.29   Wade bang

      Hmmmm

      Interesting thesis, Honzik.

      Iran? Iraq? Afghanistan?

      Let’s just say that when it comes to interfering and exploiting nations around the globe, the United States had a wonderful teacher in Jolly Old England (with an assist from France in Indochina).

      The shame is that we did not learn from your mistakes.

      Oh, and the Marshall Plan was largely responsible for keeping you from speaking Russian, so I would say the inevitable loss of empire was a fair trade off.

      And I still like the lime green walls.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 4:33 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.30   claw71 bang

      Wow those are some real blinders there, CB. The US always has ulterior motives when it gets involved. That’s why Ronald Reagan took Apartheid South Africa’s side and called Nelson Mandela a terrorist.

      As for the current war, NATO was on our side but Bush ignored NATO’s request for more thorough intelligence and a more diplomatic approach. Part of being in NATO and the UN is diplomacy.

      The reason the US got pulled into WW2 was because we couldn’t seem to keep our imperialistic noses out of the rest of the world’s affairs. We were shipping supplies and providing assistance to British forces long before Japan attacked. Nobody owes the US a thing because we’ve been collecting pounds upon pounds of flesh ever since.

      Look, I’m glad I live here but I know that my freedom and prosperity comes at the expense of a lot of people. I’m not going to get upset when they call me out.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 4:37 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.31   Wade bang

      Well, duh, claw.

      NATO should have known that requesting more intelligence from Bush was a lost cause.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 4:42 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.32   anglophile bang

      To be fair, CB did say in his first post on this thread that Bush was a moron. I’m pretty sure his opinion of Reagan is similar. :P

      Jun 3, 2008 at 4:46 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.33   Canthz_B bang

      No blinders. claw.
      I’m more than aware that the US has it’s fingers deeply imbedded in the geopolitical pie.
      I just wish people would ask themselves what the world would be like if her fingers were not in the pie is all.
      I don’t see the USSR defeating Germany without a Western Front, but that’s all conjecture anyway.
      Public opinion was very much isolationist in the late 1930′s and 1940 and ’41 and many still think that lend/lease was unconstitutional, but we did what we could.
      Japan was pissed because we stopped selling them steel and (but don’t quote me on this one) oil.

      I’m no Pollyanna and don’t think the US is a saint…just that we are not the demons some would have us be.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 4:54 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.34   Honzik

      C B: You see, first you say its benevolence. Then you say it’s enlightened self-interest. Can you see the difference? I’ll bet the 700,000 ghosts who haunt the paddyfields of Cambodia can.

      Every significant foreign policy decision (both overt and covert) the US has made since 1945 has been in the interests of US empire. “Enlightened self interest”, you call it. Funding the mujahideen in Afghanistan is enlightened self-interest. Bankrolling Saddam Hussein is enlightened self-interest. You’re in sight of the truth now, just a little push: let’s call it plain “self-interest”.

      Your compatriot Wade is at least honest about US Imperial power and the oppresion and misery it cause. Though, Wade: please read more closely. I said I was no fan of empire, and regard British adventures in that field as an abomination. But at least the British were frank about their ambitions and didn’t bang on all the time about spreading freedom and democracy (those peculiarly American fetishes. How welcome they must be to a mother who has to pay for their implementation by wiping her child’s brains from her face).

      Hey, and CB? I appreciate your condolences about Dunkirk and the men who died there. I’ll be sure to pass them onto my dad’s friend, though he’s a bit deaf now. He’s 86! He’ll appreciate being told he declared war, and be happy that your buzz isn’t in the least harshed. By the same token, I’m sorry so many of your people died in Vietnam (a war which you declared and lost), and continue to die in Iraq and Afghanistan (wars which you declared and which inevitably, and sadly, you’ll lose).

      Though please forgive me if I reserve the major part of my sorrow for the British servicemen and women and many hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis who have died for American ambition because British politicians have handcuffed themseleves to a lunatic and no one who matters seems to give a shit.

      I think over a beer we could probably reach a compromise. You seem to be retreating from that “city on the hill” American exceptionalist bullshit that you started out with. And we have much in common. Your country, like mine, is up to its neck in blood. I just had to point out that the US has behaved wretchedly in its international affairs over the last 60 years. Welcome to the imperial club.

      I so wanted my first post here to be about something else.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 6:19 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.35   Sundance bang

      WTF Honzik? Chill a bit, huh.

      I think I know what this is all about. You and CB can have that beer next month on our national holiday.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 6:47 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.36   Canthz_B bang

      Those deaths don’t harsh me either. War is still Hell and always will be, but if you’re going to make an omelet you’ve got to break some eggs.
      You don’t like how the US played it’s political hand during the Cold War. I’m sorry about that. Maybe we should have appeased the Soviets like the UK appeased Hitler. You really want to count the lives lost during the Cold War against those lost in WWII because of your appeasement policy? You’ll be counting for a very long time, my friend.
      I never said that the US was TOTALLY benevolent, just more so than any other Nation which as much relative power has ever been. Just my opinion which you chose to misread.
      I’ve never said that America is a shining city of perfection on a hill, again that is your imperfect impression of how the ugly American views himself and his country.
      The US will never be an altruistic state, but no one else is either.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 6:48 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.37   KittyKat bang

      I love how we’re all Ugly Americans and yet with your first post, honzik, you start throwing around the insults. But yes, we’re the rude ones and you are so superior.

      in case you didn’t notice, that was sarcasm

      Jun 3, 2008 at 6:55 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.38   Canthz_B bang

      For the record, Prez. Bush is a dolt.
      Please don’t think that the American people buy into all of the “spread freedom and democracy” crap.
      If you ask the average American you’ll find out that we are deeply isolationist at heart.

      Unfortunately, with great power comes great responsibility. Making everyone happy is an impossibility so pros and cons are weighed and yes, sometimes the choices are only between the lesser of two evils. Reality bites, but there you have it.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 7:04 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.39   Honzik

      Sundance, sorry if I perturbed you. What was it? The brains? Sorry! Let’s pretend it didn’t happen. Like on TeeVee.

      C B. That’s better. Now we’re talking about the true difficulties of holding empire. We’ve left behind fantasy scenarios of “people” asking the US to intervene (who? when?) in North Korea or the Middle East, and of the US as some benevolent global force. Now we’re into shades of grey, and relativist discussions. Your point about Cold War losses v. WWII losses is valid, though conjectural. I still don’t think the US has behaved any differently from the way that any other western country with a tradition of democracy and a desire for empire would behave in a similar position. That was my point.

      Can I observe that you seem to have toned down your enthusiastic support for US foreign policy since your first post?

      And as for your comment about views I might have about “ugly Americans”, this discussion is about government, not people. My American friends and the people on this board make me feel pretty, witty, and gay! And I LOVE American weiner.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 7:07 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.40   Canthz_B bang

      I’ve never expressed enthusiastic support for all of US foriegn policy. Where’d you get that impression?
      North Korea has expressed a desire for US participation in nuclear talks. Technically the Korean War is still going on. All parties in the Isaeli/Palestinian dispute would like US involvement, the Palestinians would just like to see the US be fair and not blatantly pro-Israel.

      The game, if you will, is not about territorial power, it’s about economic power and global markets. No one really cares about political systems. Peace is good for business no matter what political systems are in place.
      America is a Capitalist country much more than it is a Democracy.

      I’ve never said America can do no wrong, just that she does much less wrong than some like to believe and much more good than she’s given credit for. Sometimes wars actually break out in the world without CIA involvement.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 7:31 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.41   Wade bang

      Never been called an imperialist running dog and a fellow traveler in the same breath.

      And nice imagery. I seem to recall in debate we called that “poisoning the well”.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 7:38 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.42   Honzik

      Um, KittyKat, what insults did I throw around in post 1? My post was a forceful but fair response to some comments from C B which I thought needed challenging. Show me where I was insulting. It was C B who said there were ugly Americans (not sure why), not me. Cite me or bite me.

      Wade: I don’t know you from Adam. I didn’t call you an imperialist running-dog or a fellow-traveller, let alone in the same breath. Please explain. Your last post was equally telegraphic. (“Iran? Iraq? Afghanistan?” doesn’t form an argument. I still don’t know what you meant by this.) As for the “imagery”, which is little more than a reminder of what the war on terror actually costs non-Americans and non-Britons, I’m sorry if you’re suffering from what I seem to recall in debate we called “cognitive dissonance”.

      C B: I guess I got the impression you were a cheerleader for US foreign policy over the last 60 years from your comments that “There has never been in the history of the world a nation with as much relative power as the US has that has been as benevolent with said power.
      Nor as generous with its wealth.”

      We’ve discussed US adventures abroad. Please, no more. As for generosity, the US contributes to international aid one fifteenth of one cent of every dollar earned in gross domestic product. Norway gives nine tenths of a cent. Christ, even France manages 4 tenths of a cent. France!

      So I don’t see how your original assertions stand up. Though the foreign aid figures jump alarmingly when it’s aid to Israel we’re talking about. The average Israeli gets more in US tax dollars than your average American citizen (friends of Dick Cheney excepted).

      As for interventions: there’s more to the Middle East than Palestine and Israel. Did Egypt ask you to intervene? Syria? Lebanon? Jordan? Iran? Iraq before it got fucked? No. The Middle East problem is distorted by US aid to Israel. The world outside America views Israel as recalcitrant. Remember all those UN resolutions outlawing the illegal occupation by Israel of Palestinian land? Do you think Israel would be so reluctant to compromise with its neighbours if it wasn’t a regional nuclear superpower with phenomenal levels of US cash? Here’s a thought experiment: stop giving Israel money. Let’s see if they can sort it out without America around.

      And North Korea? A country described by the US as part of the “Axis of Evil”? A country whose assets have been frozen and is subject to US sanctions? A country which is the target of the same defence-of-America-and-American-interests as Iran? Are you really holding up North Korea as an example of a country that wants America’s help? Right or wrong, North Korea wants America to get its nose the fuck out of its business. No one wants to get the US involved apart from the US.

      Isolationist? Not buying it.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 8:48 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.43   sigh

      Honzik the only thing worse than reading your blather is that you really believe what you say.

      Say it walking, will you?

      Jun 3, 2008 at 9:00 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.44   Canthz_B bang

      *snicker*

      Well said, Sigh!

      Jun 3, 2008 at 9:12 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.45   Honzik

      C B. True, that peace is good for business. Shame that so many countries are happy to go to war to get it.

      And you’re right of course. Many countries go to war without CIA involvement. And if the US was some obscure central African dictatorship, we wouldn’t be discussing this. Except it’s not. It’s the world superpower. And I hold it to higher account for that reason.

      Cards on the table? I think the US is an extraordinary experiment in democracy. A nation extraordinarily fitted for doing good. That’s why it’s doubly frustrating when America doesn’t meet its promise. But I could live with that disappointment. What really sticks in my craw, I suppose, is the denial of empire.

      Anyway, I’m off to oppress some ex-Colonials. Toodle-pip!

      Jun 3, 2008 at 9:18 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.46   Mishee bang

      I was totally interested in finding out just how this relates to lime green paint on a restaurant. But I soon lost interest in the project after reading one or two of Honzik’s sentences.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 9:20 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.47   known unknown bang

      I am totally interested in finding a way to make “Sigh’s” suggestion as important to Hoznik as CB’s opinion appears to be…

      Jun 3, 2008 at 9:31 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.48   Canthz_B bang

      Ah, but was any of that my true opinions? :evil:

      Maybe I was just funkin’ around for fun! ;-)

      Jun 3, 2008 at 9:34 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.49   Sheepish bang

      I’m just going to pop in and say how much I enjoy this debate. It’s reassuring to me that adults with different points of views can discuss rationally with each other. I’m Canadian and lately I have been feeling increasingly pessimistic about the state of the world today. Reading how you guys discuss your opinions without resorting to name calling and ignorant comments really brightened my day. Truly, there may be hope for my future children.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 9:38 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.50   Mishee bang

      poopy face

      Jun 3, 2008 at 9:42 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.51   known unknown bang

      boogerhead

      Jun 3, 2008 at 9:47 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.52   Mishee bang

      I didn’t take the time to read it all, but I can’t believe a thread made it to FIFTY replies without ANY namecalling!

      What is becoming of the PAN Community?? I thought I KNEW you people!

      Jun 3, 2008 at 9:50 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.53   Crash bang

      Oh…
      Only Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Kim sung & Jong, and Saddam can influance world events ?
      Now I know…thanks for educating the ignorant Honzik.
      We’re suppose to lay like the lazy American dogs we really are and let people invade, and blow up our country whenever they want…
      It’s how the Proud American people should be damnit!!
      What the hell were we thinking , going to War and all ?!?!
      How ’bout we start running over the American citizens with tanks if they disagree with the Presidents point of view too.
      We should make that an Amendment to the Constitution, damnit !!
      Then we’ll have the worlds respect, right ?

      Jun 3, 2008 at 11:44 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.54   Canthz_B bang

      *the US contributes to international aid one fifteenth of one cent of every dollar earned in gross domestic product. Norway gives nine tenths of a cent. Christ, even France manages 4 tenths of a cent. France!

      So I don’t see how your original assertions stand up.*

      Because your logic is flawed.
      No recipient of foreign aid cares what percentage of GDP they receive. They care about hard, cold cash.
      The US doles out more hard, cold cash than any other nation. A small percentage of a huge GDP is still a greater amount of actual money than a larger percentage of a smaller GDP.

      Example: 20% of $100,000 is $20,000 but 5% of $1,000,000 is $50,ooo. ;-)

      Just couldn’t leave that unsaid before bed.

      Jun 4, 2008 at 12:30 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.55   PandoraWombat bang

      begin soapbox:

      I have one link for all of you guys:

      http://www.zeitgeistmovie.com

      It’s really fascinating — even if the first few minutes are kind of slow (the first four minutes are an excerpt from an Eastern-based religious lecture).

      Whether you agree with/believe all of it or not, it will most certainly make you think. It throws a completely different light on a lot of historical events. Its whole purpose (at least according to the filmmaker) is to startle people into questioning things instead of just accepting whatever they are told.

      BTW I am American and happy about it, so I don’t even want to hear any “you hate America” accusations for posting this link. Truly patriotic Americans have a responsibility to hold our government accountable — and our government sometimes isn’t truly representative, considering that it appears people can and do “buy” elections.

      Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, I swear not to post anything else unless I’m trying to be funny. Or trying to look funny. Or maybe trying to smell funny.

      :end soapbox

      (Man, that’s probably the most passive-aggressive thing I’ve ever posted!)

      Aug 3, 2008 at 6:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   Jerlyn

    I actually love that green haha

    Jun 2, 2008 at 9:24 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Sarah bang

    Said Angelo: “Repaint, and sin no more.” – Whiners 1:4

    Jun 2, 2008 at 9:27 pm   rating: 34  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   summer

      Mrs. Hernandez painted the place that color specifically to weed out and keep away douchebag customers like Angelo, brilliant! Well done!

      Jun 2, 2008 at 9:33 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   Eric

    Anyone who is an enemy of Sol Food is an enemy of mine!

    Jun 2, 2008 at 9:29 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   EricaB

    I love this letter. How disgusted must you be to send a letter? Hysterical!

    Personally, I’m not fond of the color either but it certainly doesn’t bother me enough to write a letter about it!

    Jun 2, 2008 at 9:47 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   claw71 bang

    Tacky decor is usually a pretty good indication you’re getting authentic cuisine…unless you’re at Applebee’s which isn’t so much tacky as it is patronizing and cliche.

    Jun 2, 2008 at 10:06 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   secondsout bang

      Oh, that’s authentic alright. Authentic, American shitfood.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 12:55 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   Lurker

    That building makes me thirsty for an ice-cold margarita with extra lime!

    Jun 2, 2008 at 10:06 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   maughta

    I thought at first glance that the author had signed “Anglo” which made me laugh almost, but not quite, as much as the letter itself.

    Jun 2, 2008 at 10:11 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   Lurker

      Oh, that’s beautiful! Henceforth he shall be known as Anglo Angelo.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 8:56 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   Resident Grammarian esq bang

    Dear Angelo,
    You seem like a nice person but your name is icky. I would much prefer something simpler with 2 syllables maximum. Until it is changed I shall cross the road everytime you approach and if I can’t (eg: no sidewalk, coming out of a car), I will spit on you instead. Furthermore I shall encourage my friends to do the same until that blight pretending to be a name is changed.

    Sincerely, etc. etc.

    Jun 2, 2008 at 10:34 pm   rating: 27  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Cristina

    I hope Angelo doesn’t decide to drive a mile or two down the freeway into my neighborhood. He might find the bright yellow and green house offending as well.

    Jun 2, 2008 at 10:51 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Neil

    Angelo wrote the note on New Years Eve….my guess is, the guy was partying and was tanked….and that color would be hard on the drunken eyes…and being drunk probably explains the ridiculous letter.

    Although, I really like the color but then again I haven’t thrown any back yet.

    Jun 2, 2008 at 10:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   Naomi

    I kinda like the color…

    Jun 2, 2008 at 11:18 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   unholyghost2003 bang

    Dear Angelo,
    I cannot read your hand writing. Please use a computer or typewriter, preferably with a legible font like Times New Roman. Until you do so I will discourage my friends from reading your letters.
    Thank you,
    Mrs. Hernandez

    Jun 2, 2008 at 11:35 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   Quite Contrary

      At least he didn’t use Comic Sans.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 12:19 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #25   TuesdayPillow

    I love lime green! Yum.

    Jun 3, 2008 at 12:51 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   derek

    I love lime juice! I love lime juice….-shrugs-

    Jun 3, 2008 at 2:03 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   leigh

    That letter is perfect example of why people from Sonoma County make fun of people from Marin County. :p

    Jun 3, 2008 at 2:10 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   RALPHY

    I know nothing of the ilk of Marin county, but Angelo’s comment was trifling and uncalled for. Although the color isn’t something that I would paint my house, here in Houston, it’s eye-catching and does make a statment about the overall theme of the place. If it appeals, you go in and check out the food. If it doesn’t, you go down to the “patronizing and cliche Applebee’s”(thanks claw).

    Jun 3, 2008 at 4:12 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #28.1   RunBarbara bang

      Ooooh, youre from Texas. Now it makes sense.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 1:41 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.2   RALPHY

      Glad you finally found something.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 2:26 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.3   Mishee bang

      Didn’t I tell you who he was RB? He’s from Texas??? This confirms my theory!

      Jun 3, 2008 at 2:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.4   RALPHY

      Well Mishee, I hate to dash any profound theory you might have, but Texas is where I currently live, not where I’m from. I might be from the same shit-bird state you hale from-but I doubt it.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 6:00 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #29   Canthz_B bang

    I think the point, though not very subtly made, is please keep within the norm of your surroundings…maybe tone down to pastels.
    In my old neighborhood someone, from a locale not to be named, painted their house an outlandish hot-pink.
    I’m sure they liked it, but it stuck out like a sore thumb.
    I think that is what Antonio was trying to say, in very intemperate terms.
    That having been said, shut up, Antonio. You go there for the food, not the color scheme.

    Jun 3, 2008 at 5:47 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   tinkerbell2

      Antonio, Angelo, all those Latino names sound the same to you, right? Heh.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 7:33 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.2   Canthz_B bang

      LOL, My mistake. In my defense I will point out that it was 5:47am.
      I picture Antonio and Angelo as Italian names, not Latino though. :-)

      Jun 3, 2008 at 3:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.3   tinkerbell2

      Ha, good point, Angelo could be Italian. Hey, wait – does this mean you can’t tell the difference between Italians and Latinos? How do you know who to seat where in your diner?

      Jun 4, 2008 at 8:02 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   amy d bang

    I’m sure Mrs. Hernandez cried into her maragrita at the loss of such a faithful and reasoned customer.

    Jun 3, 2008 at 8:20 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   Super Tash

    Forget the colour of the building – what about the sky in the link picture. I’m immigrating thats all there is to it (despite being British Summertime it is VERY grey out there)

    Jun 3, 2008 at 9:11 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #31.1   Mishee bang

      Tash – you would be gone before the first earthquake was done rattling… :D

      Let’s just hope you can handle fires and shaking….

      Jun 3, 2008 at 9:16 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #32   Detective Julie

    Angelo is obviously Murky Dismal from Rainbow Brite.

    Jun 3, 2008 at 9:23 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #32.1   KittyKat bang

      Nice mid ’80s ref!

      Jun 3, 2008 at 9:57 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #33   Joseph R.

    I am dealing with “Lime Green Blight” on my squash plants as we speak.

    Jun 3, 2008 at 10:03 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   Epiphany

    Well if Angelo is her only customer…than she’s screwed. No one wants to eat at a place that’s painted vomit colored.

    Jun 3, 2008 at 10:38 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   gradytripp

    If you’re vomit is colored green like that…I am pretty sure you have stomach cancer.

    Jun 3, 2008 at 11:40 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #35.1   Jahzzie

      Or live inNJ

      Jun 3, 2008 at 3:04 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.2   Canthz_B bang

      Didn’t Jersey jokes go out of style in the early 1970′s?

      –Proud New Jerseyan ;-)

      Jun 3, 2008 at 3:58 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.3   gc3160 - that homo that u know bang

      thank you, I needed to laugh the way your comment made me laugh. My first thought on the vomit comment was wtf would I have to eat to make my vomit that color. I’m not a huge green fan, especially that shade but good googly it’s a restaurant and it gets peoples’ attention.

      Jun 27, 2008 at 5:33 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #36   claw71 bang

    Angelo is of Mexican heritage and prefers to dine in taquerias that feature pink stucco on the outside and bright orange accents on the interior. He probably woudn’t mind some flypaper hanging over his table either.

    Also if you’re in California and want to have a little fun start referring to Mexicans as Puerto Ricans. They hate that shit. Carlos Mencia would stab you in the eye if you called him a Puerto Rican. Beaner? No problemo. Spic? Whatever homes. Wetback? Si. PR? You won’t make it home alive.

    Puerto Ricans get pretty pissed if you refer to them as Cuban, just in case you really want to get one of them riled up. Cubans don’t have a particular hot button, they’re always ready to blow.

    Of course nothing really beats the reaction you get when you call somebody of Chinese heritage Korean.

    You can have a little fun with Europeans but they won’t kill you. About the best you can do is get Irish worked up over being called Scottish but they just turn red, buy some Guinness and start listening to House of Pain. Jump Around

    Jun 3, 2008 at 11:58 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #36.1   Nix

      Cubans don’t have a particular hot button, they’re always ready to blow.

      I think your comment is overgeneralizing it quite a bit, unless I am missing sarcasm or something. I live with a Cuban and have lived with his family and they are no more temperamental then anyone else.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 12:10 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.2   unholyghost2003 bang

      Nix, you have missed the entire history of claw’s humor.

      Now watch Meaghan will pop in to say claw is a racist dickhead. *sigh*

      Jun 3, 2008 at 12:16 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.3   Quite Contrary

      Poor sweet naive Nix. You don’t know Claw very well, do you?

      Jun 3, 2008 at 12:16 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.4   Quite Contrary

      Claw: for a little fun, try calling a Japanese national Chinese and vice versa.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 12:18 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.5   Mishee bang

      I totally agree with claw, and I think the whole lot of them should just go back to where ever it is they came from.

      That’s why I don’t bother to try and figure out their country of heritage claw, I just cover all bases and call them illegal aliens.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 12:18 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.6   secondsout bang

      Mishee, being 100% Navajo, has total rights to want the invading furriners to go back to wherever.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 1:03 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.7   Mishee bang

      it’s all good sout.

      I guess “claw humor” isn’t as funny coming from me. I swear, it’s all in the delivery. Plus, I can never keep a straight face!

      Jun 3, 2008 at 1:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.8   RunBarbara bang

      It was very funny, redman. You smokum big peace pipe?

      Jun 3, 2008 at 1:40 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.9   secondsout bang

      RB, you know you’re always welcome to smoke my peace pipe. ;-)

      Jun 3, 2008 at 1:55 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.10   RunBarbara bang

      Meet me behind the last teepee on the right. I’ll show you how I inhale…

      Jun 3, 2008 at 1:58 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.11   Jahzzie

      Sad thing is, Carlos Mencia isn’t even Mexican. He’s Salvadorian.
      He has a 10 minute tirade on how he’s mistaken for this or that depending on where he is.
      Me personally, I think the Bright Green Exterior is doing exactly what it’s supposed to be doing, getting the potential customer’s attention. Fuck Angelo, he can go to hell and eat his Chimichanga’s at Taco Bell.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 2:06 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.12   claw71 bang

      Most of it was (jokes!) but i was being serious about the Cubans. I hate those guayabera-wearing stogie stuffers.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 2:18 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.13   secondsout bang

      I was going to make the same comment, but it turns out his mother is Mexican. So I guess that counts. His father is Honduran. Carlos Mencia, however, is highly overrated.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 2:20 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.14   Wade bang

      ¡Ay, Jahzzie!

      ¡Carlos es de Honduras!

      ¡Y su madre es mexicana!

      ¡Nunca olvidaré la guerra del fútbol!

      Pero, me gusta el verde.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 2:25 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.15   Jahzzie

      Doh! My bad again. so Claw is half right, I’m wrong, and Wade is totally on his game with better spanish skillz than me. I’ll hit the ball one of these days.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 3:07 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.16   Nix

      Ok, I figured there might have been some kind of inside joke I was missing. ;)

      Jun 3, 2008 at 3:10 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.17   claw71 bang

      I could have sworn Carlos smelled like a Mexican.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 3:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.18   KittyKat bang

      We have a lot of Guatemalans around here, and they hate it when you call them Mexicans, which of course all the white-trash around here do. Spite and ignorance are a beautiful combination.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 6:17 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #37   Nix

    So I actually ate at that place for the first time recently, saw the note, and knew it would be EXCELLENT for passiveaggressivenotes. Alas, I had forgotten my camera! I’m glad it made it here anyway!

    Jun 3, 2008 at 12:08 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   pistola

    Dear Sol Food,
    Could you please paint your icky restaurant a more tasteful color, perhaps a mellow burgundy that would blend in with one of the many wine and cheese boutiques.

    Thanks,
    Self righteous white people

    Jun 3, 2008 at 12:20 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #39   Brian

    Yeah, just the other day a friend tried to tell me about a restaurant. He kept rambling on and on about the food until finally I just had to jump in, ‘Damnit man! Who cares about the food? Tell me about the exterior paint job!’

    Jun 3, 2008 at 12:24 pm   rating: 26  small thumbs up

     
  • #40   ryan

    whatever! that color scheme is awesome

    Jun 3, 2008 at 12:35 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #41   secondsout bang

    Me, I go to a restaurant for food. I don’t tend to patronize restaurants based on the color of the paint. Or am I just crazy?

    Jun 3, 2008 at 1:07 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #42   Wade bang

    Now San Raphael is famous for two kinds of green.

    Jun 3, 2008 at 1:38 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #43   foxchyck

    Both the color, and the letter, are very very Marin (entitled people…we has them).

    I’ve never eaten at Sol, but I’ve never found the color to be anything other than fun when I drive by it. And I chuckle that it is a few blocks away from Walgreen’s as you drive down third street. “Walgreen…Green wall …hah!” (Yes, my inner mologue is a dork.)

    Jun 3, 2008 at 1:44 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #43.1   claw71 bang

      Inner monologue? Whatever…I want to know more about your vagina monologue. How deep is your love?

      Jun 3, 2008 at 2:14 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #43.2   fantasy bang

      I just love people that will admit to having a Dork . We all do, even claw.

      But he lets his shine almost anywhere and everywhere, makes you wonder what kind of desease is on his dork,and how many paople have it now?

      Jun 3, 2008 at 2:51 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #43.3   claw71 bang

      I have irritable vowel syndrome. It causes me to transpose vowels and consonants and sometimes even trade one vowel out for another. I take medication. Maybe you should too.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 3:31 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #43.4   anglophile bang

      I’m pretty sure #43.2 was written under the influence of some heavy-duty drugs. fantasy can correct me if I’m wrong.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 3:46 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #44   SaraJean bang

    Dear Mrs. Hernandez-

    Though I enjoyed the meal, I am quite sure that the color of paint on the exterior of your building gave me an awful case of heartburn… This heartburn made it unbearable for me to canvas the town to find other nonsensical things to complain about. I am very displeased at your garish and ugly taste…

    Angelo

    Jun 3, 2008 at 1:58 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #45   cricket bang

    Dear Angelo,

    NO SOUP FOR YOU!

    Jun 3, 2008 at 2:05 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #46   cricket bang

    Ohhh, it’s MORIN County. I thought Angelo said he was from MORON County.

    in his case, it would be much more fitting.

    Jun 3, 2008 at 2:08 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #46.1   JoeInLA

      Um, actually it’s Marin County.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 3:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #46.2   cricket bang

      don’t blame me for this asshole’s poor penmanship.

      how the fuck was I supposed to know, ANGELO in disguise?

      Jun 3, 2008 at 5:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #47   Sheepish bang

    “There’s only two things I hate in this world. People who are intolerant of other people’s cultures and the Dutch. “

    Jun 3, 2008 at 2:11 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #47.1   secondsout bang

      Why hate the Dutch? They’ve given the English language a whopping two words. Their contributions – Aardvark and Apartheid.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 2:23 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #47.2   Mishee bang

      Sheepish – but do you love your own fajah?

      Jun 3, 2008 at 2:43 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #47.3   Sheepish bang

      You may be a cunning linguist, but I am a master debater.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 9:45 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #47.4   Mishee bang

      I open-mouth kissed a horse once.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 9:54 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #47.5   Sheepish bang

      As long as people are still having promiscuous sex with many anonymous partners without protection while at the same time experimenting with mind-expanding drugs in a consequence-free environment, I’ll be sound as a pound!

      Jun 3, 2008 at 10:06 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #47.6   Mishee bang

      The details of my life are quite inconsequential… very well, where do I begin? My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we’d make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds- pretty standard really. At the age of twelve I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum… it’s breathtaking- I highly suggest you try it.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 10:10 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #48   claw71 bang

    The exterior of this place doesn’t look too bad. The vibrant green is used on the interior but the exterior looks fine which makes this complaint even more perplexing.

    I’ll pass on a place if it looks like a dump. If the people who own it don’t have the sense to make it look inviting then they probably don’t have the sense to pitch the chicken when it goes rancid. Packaging appeal is everything which is why I groom my pubes, although I have been sporting a furified ‘fro lately. I rock rough and tough with my Afro puffs.

    I can see if Angelo doesn’t dig the color scheme and if it’s harsh enough that’s cool if he doesn’t want to eat there. There are places that I prefer to order takeout from because the interior is uncomfortable. It’s hard to enjoy your meal when the flickering fluorescent tubes are making you queasy and there are some nasty colors. Under no circumstances is a note like this an appropriate response.

    Jun 3, 2008 at 2:13 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #48.1   GhostWriter bang

      …also known as sporting a “Garfunkle“.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 4:07 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #49   S

    I love it when people think they have so much power when they say they’re gonna tell all their friends not to do something. Bitch please, you ain’t got friends!

    Jun 3, 2008 at 3:13 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #49.1   claw71 bang

      That’s why Ted Kaczynski sent bombs instead of letters. Who needs friends when you’ve got explosives?

      Jun 3, 2008 at 3:33 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #49.2   Jahzzie

      Totally, they absolutely believe they are living in “Mean Girls” and with a wave of their hand, what they say goes.
      I wouldn’t call those that listen to “Angelo” people, nor friends. That’s giving them more credit than they deserve. I calls them Sheep, Automatons, Bobble heads, etc.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 3:52 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #50   anglophile bang

    Just think: all this nastiness could have been avoided with the offer of a couple of free tembleques.

    Jun 3, 2008 at 3:51 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #51   Tengo hambre

    I grew up in Marin County. It’s very hard to be anything but rich, white and well-educated there.

    People who live in Marin truly believe that they poop rainbows.

    Mexicans and other dark skinned people are okay, as long as they remember to stay in their place and stay away from the daughters of the ruling class.

    I’ve never eaten at Sol Food but now I intend to do so as soon as possible.

    Viva la lime green!

    Jun 3, 2008 at 4:38 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #51.1   Quite Contrary

      Generalize much, Tengo?

      Jun 3, 2008 at 5:08 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #51.2   leigh

      Generalizations are great! Especially when expressed by someone who is basing them on experience.

      My uncle married a woman from Marin County. Her family was a pack of rich, pale snobs. I’m sure they were good people deep down but that generalization that got your goat applied to them as well as many others I’ve met in that area.

      I have met a few exceptions to that rule but not enough to not nod and laugh when someone makes a wise crack.

      Granted, I can’t stop myself from laughing when my Asian friends bitch about Asian drivers because experience makes it really hard to argue against the generalization… even when sitting at a table with an exception.

      Jun 6, 2008 at 3:59 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #52   agatha christie

    The color sort of reminds me of lime sherbet.

    And did anyone catch this, or does the last letter in “Angelo” look like an “A”? I might just need reading glasses, but then again, it would explain the self-righteous advice on exterior design…

    Jun 3, 2008 at 5:55 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #52.1   cricket bang

      “The color sort of reminds me of lime sherbet.”

      lime sherbet + 7up + rum = crazy delicious

      Jun 3, 2008 at 6:01 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #52.2   Quite Contrary

      And a massive sugar high!

      Jun 3, 2008 at 8:34 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #52.3   Lurker

      “lime sherbet + 7up + rum = crazy delicious”

      It’s good without the 7-Up, too!

      Jun 4, 2008 at 8:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #53   cricket bang

    “Generalize much, Tengo?”

    …yeah, pretty easy when you’ve actually LIVED there as Tengo has.

    I take it you’re one of the rich, white, rainbow poopers of Marin County. lol.

    Jun 3, 2008 at 6:00 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #53.1   Quite Contrary

      Not lol. And I’m not one of them. But I’ve spent enough time there to know that while there may be a lot of white people there, they are not all rich, nor are they all educated.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 8:40 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #54   Christina

    The lime green paint was fucking delicious

    Jun 3, 2008 at 6:16 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #54.1   karla

      about time!

      Jun 4, 2008 at 3:34 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #55   KittyKat bang

    Oh NO! You’ll draw the wrath of Ralphy! May the PAN-Godess have mercy on your soul.

    Jun 3, 2008 at 6:19 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #55.1   Mishee bang

      I think the wrath of RALPHY is fucking delicious!

      Jun 3, 2008 at 6:52 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #55.2   KittyKat bang

      Yum, me too!

      Jun 3, 2008 at 7:09 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #55.3   Mishee bang

      Well if you think that Kat, then I am thinking it might smell of tuna.

      Ew.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 8:24 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #56   ErikaBlare

    Ah, another perfect PAN post… Another psychotically irreverent note, CanthzB riles the masses with his unique brand of historic/political banter, Claw attempts to offend as many minorities as possible AND describes his ‘fro pubes, even Ralphy emerges with another blase attempt to alientate the frequent troublemakers. *contented sigh* My day is now complete. :)

    Jun 3, 2008 at 6:58 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #56.1   park rose bang

      Who are you ErikaBlare, apart from being ErikaBlare? I like your post ;)

      Jun 3, 2008 at 7:40 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #56.2   ErikaBlare

      Moi? *blush* I am but a lowly lurker of PAN, who often lacks the quick wit to repsond to these posts before the usual suspects around here do. There’s nothing worse then finally coming up with a brilliant remark, only to find Mishee or RunBarbara beat me to it. :)

      Jun 3, 2008 at 8:17 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #56.3   Mishee bang

      I regret nothing.

      And you know the day isn’t TOTALLY complete until I profess my undying love for claw… so there it is! :D

      Jun 3, 2008 at 8:26 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #56.4   ErikaBlare

      lol :)

      I’ve been itching to declare my love for claw for some time now, but I feared your wrath, Mishee. Or perhaps with claw’s near rockstar status around here, the line to become a groupie forms behind you…?

      Jun 3, 2008 at 8:36 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #56.5   Mishee bang

      claw is the Tommy Lee to my Pam Anderson.
      (And if you’ve seen the sex tape, then you understand the python reference. yeow!)

      the line forms about 5 feet back….

      Jun 3, 2008 at 8:45 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #56.6   RunBarbara bang

      Claw is the real reason Im getting my tonsils out. He said, “Bitch, get a doctor to do it or I will do it for you…and my instrument is blunt and girthy!”

      Jun 4, 2008 at 11:21 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #56.7   Mishee bang

      Almost like a donair pizza?

      Jun 4, 2008 at 11:22 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #56.8   RunBarbara bang

      yes, but with more meat and less grease.

      Jun 4, 2008 at 11:24 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #56.9   Mishee bang

      more meat, less grease…

      sounds like an ad, like “great taste, less filling” … are you trying to PIMP our claw out???

      Jun 4, 2008 at 11:31 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #56.10   RunBarbara bang

      yes, then i can afford to give $5 to casey in HR

      Jun 4, 2008 at 11:40 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #57   Joy

    Dear Mrs. Hernandez,

    Those brown and black colors you selected for your skin and hair are garish and ugly. They may be appropriate for Puerto Rico, but not for Marin County.

    Angelo, whose skin is “warm and colorful,” but not too “warm and colorful,” if you catch my drift

    Jun 4, 2008 at 4:44 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #58   cabezon

    Hello God,

    I will no longer patronize your planet because you have painted your fields with such garish greens. At times there are purples reds oranges and green in one place.

    This simply will not do.

    Sincerely,

    Cabezon

    Jun 4, 2008 at 7:24 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #59   Shane

    Can I get a transcript for this letter? Angelo’s handwriting is so garish and ugly. Much less attractive than the lime green walls.

    Jun 5, 2008 at 10:41 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #59.1   Chris

      Angelo’s handwriting is great! I love its messy, dashed-off elegance.

      Jun 8, 2008 at 12:56 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #60   Russ

    This is a sick person. Who cares about the colors??

    http://death-sentences.blogspot.com/

    Jun 7, 2008 at 3:09 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #61   Olivia bang

    I actually like that color. It’s cute ‘n’ peppy.

    Wow, Angelo is pretty douchey, isn’t he?

    Jun 9, 2008 at 3:28 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #62   Mishee bang

    I saw a Puerto Rican restaurant in downtown Sunnyvale this weekend, and although the storefront is normal looking the sign they had hanging under the awning… yep, you guessed it… bright green.

    Maybe it’s the national color of Puerto Rican restaurants?

    Jun 9, 2008 at 8:37 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #63   Monica B

    The beautiful thing about this is, RIGHT NEXT DOOR to Sol Food is Mambo’s Cafe, which is a brilliant shade of Orange that is far more heinous than the selected green shades utilized by Sol Food.

    While Sol Food is not somewhere I like very much, my entire family and friends choose to go there frequently. However i would not keep my patronage from an establishment based exclusively on the hue of paint used on their building. I save that privledge for the assholes that use their money to fund pro-life terrorists or racist stupid behavior such as bitching about building colors.

    Jun 9, 2008 at 12:34 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #64   dan

    Apparently the building wasn’t noticeable enough because a car crashed right into it.
    http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_9675729

    Jun 24, 2008 at 1:09 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #64.1   lazlo

      green means ‘go’ – red means ‘stop’….

      actually, joe montgomery was hurrying to get to the joint for his daily dose of platanos when he was struck by a guy named anglo who, after failing to get ‘all his friends’ to eschew eating at the restaurant, resorted to drunkenly using his car to divert prospective customers before they could arrive for their delicious 3-piece chicken plates. ke lastima!

      Jul 14, 2008 at 2:27 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #65   jelloegg bang

    I think the exterior decorating is very pretty. It’s such a pretty green.

    Jul 2, 2008 at 2:59 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #66   silent protest

    [...] related: a matter of taste [...]

    Jan 27, 2009 at 12:32 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

Comments are Closed