Comments: Adventures on or near Broadway

We had a similar escalator situation once in Philips Arena in Atlanta. We were leaving after a hockey game; the arena folks were handing out some kind of freebie as folks exited the area. This caused a back-up at the exits, and folks were coming down the escalators and running into the back-up. It IS a very scary feeling.
That's only happened once, thank goodness. At least they seem to learn from mistakes. They only gave out round mouse pads before the game once too.

Posted by Janice in GA at February 8, 2006 03:40 PM

"So little of what might happen, does happen."
Salvador Dali once wondered why, when he ordered a lobster, he was never presented with a flaming phone book. The real question here is, was he using "flaming" as a colloquial adjective? Or did he literally mean, "flaming, i.e.: burning up?" Or would it have been in English at all? Are these direct translations? Food for thought...just like our surreal appetizers.

Posted by Lorinne at February 8, 2006 04:30 PM

Actually, Salvador Dali took a lot of flak about that remark from the Gay and Lesbian Telephone Book Alliance.

Posted by Francis at February 8, 2006 04:38 PM

Amounts of escalators? *Amounts* of escalators? Oh, Francis, you of all people....

BTW, I vaguely recall from many years ago that there were some actual deaths in a similar escalator situation (possibly in a subway terminal?)

Posted by Rick at February 8, 2006 05:23 PM

I like to think Francis wrote copious amounts of escalators to be funny. And Rick, you don't vaguely recall, you vaugely recall (that's Francis joke in paragraph 6).

Posted by Orange at February 8, 2006 07:51 PM

Hmm, I'm starting to feel this urge to curtail my policy of quietly correcting misspellings and typos in people's comments without calling attention to them.

Posted by Francis at February 8, 2006 10:11 PM


Long time reader, first time poster (not really, but fun to say). Perhaps Rick is recalling this incident:

Escalators=no fun

(Sorry for the link, not up on my coding)

Posted by C at February 9, 2006 08:43 AM

Sorry, Francis. :-)

So it's kosher to edit comments to fix people's typos without telling anyone? I've only done that once. You run a tight shop here, man.

Posted by Orange at February 9, 2006 10:26 AM

Re: the meats and veggies:

I encountered something like this in Paris last year, when, at the Sergeant Recruteur, we were served baskets of smoked meats, hard sausages and vegetables as a first course. Along with bread and pate, the thing to do seemed to be to slice off what you wanted and put the rest back in the basket, which clearly did go to the next table when we were done. It was actually pretty fun, but there was no tippy stand involved.

I wonder if this is some obscure food tradition or just something the occasional restauranteur thinks is a good idea.

Posted by Rosa at February 13, 2006 02:53 PM

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