IHOb

This is our lounge area. Feel free to come in and get acquainted!
User avatar
Anaxagoras
Posts: 21444
Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:45 am
Location: Yokohama/Tokyo, Japan
Has thanked: 1385 times
Been thanked: 1173 times

IHOb

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:20 pm

Is IHOP just trolling us?

Supposedly they are changing their name to IHOb on June 11th. They haven't said what the b stands for so let's see who can guess.

One theory I heard was blockchain. What does a breakfast restaurant have to do with blockchain? It doesn't matter. When companies do this, their shares go up in price.

Here's my guess: they aren't changing their name, this is just a stupid viral marketing campaign to get people guessing.

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5b17 ... SSTAND0001
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

User avatar
ed
Posts: 33010
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:52 pm
Title: Rhino of the Florida swamp
Has thanked: 437 times
Been thanked: 751 times

Re: IHOb

Post by ed » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:30 pm

International House of Breakfast probably. Thats what I would have done ages ago
Wenn ich Kultur höre, entsichere ich meinen Browning!

User avatar
Anaxagoras
Posts: 21444
Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:45 am
Location: Yokohama/Tokyo, Japan
Has thanked: 1385 times
Been thanked: 1173 times

Re: IHOb

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:36 pm

Too obvious.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

User avatar
Anaxagoras
Posts: 21444
Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:45 am
Location: Yokohama/Tokyo, Japan
Has thanked: 1385 times
Been thanked: 1173 times

Re: IHOb

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:45 pm

If you have an established brand, you don't mess with it unless there's a good reason. Everyone loves pancakes.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

User avatar
Rob Lister
Posts: 19827
Joined: Sun Jul 18, 2004 7:15 pm
Title: Incipient toppler
Location: Swimming in Lake Ed
Has thanked: 570 times
Been thanked: 579 times

Re: IHOb

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:27 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:If you have an established brand, you don't mess with it unless there's a good reason. Everyone loves pancakes.
I don't like pancakes.

User avatar
ed
Posts: 33010
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:52 pm
Title: Rhino of the Florida swamp
Has thanked: 437 times
Been thanked: 751 times

Re: IHOb

Post by ed » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:01 pm

nor I. I might go there now.

See? It worked.
Wenn ich Kultur höre, entsichere ich meinen Browning!

User avatar
Anaxagoras
Posts: 21444
Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:45 am
Location: Yokohama/Tokyo, Japan
Has thanked: 1385 times
Been thanked: 1173 times

Re: IHOb

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:20 pm

Weirdos.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

User avatar
ed
Posts: 33010
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:52 pm
Title: Rhino of the Florida swamp
Has thanked: 437 times
Been thanked: 751 times

Re: IHOb

Post by ed » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:20 pm

I'm watching you.
Wenn ich Kultur höre, entsichere ich meinen Browning!

User avatar
shemp
Posts: 5068
Joined: Thu Jun 10, 2004 12:16 pm
Title: gnat
Has thanked: 619 times
Been thanked: 445 times

Re: IHOb

Post by shemp » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:22 pm

International House of Bacon!
"It is not I who is mad! It is I who is crazy!" -- Ren Hoek

Freedom of choice
Is what you got
Freedom from choice
Is what you want

User avatar
Abdul Alhazred
Posts: 70744
Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:33 pm
Title: Yes, that one.
Location: Chicago
Has thanked: 3162 times
Been thanked: 1169 times

Re: IHOb

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:31 pm

IHOP has very mediocre food and their ambience is only marginally better McD's.

I give them a star and a half at best.
Image "If I turn in a sicko, will I get a reward?"

"Yes! A BIG REWARD!" ====> Click here to turn in a sicko
Any man writes a mission statement spends a night in the box.
-- our mission statement plappendale

User avatar
Nyarlathotep
Posts: 47574
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 2:50 pm
Has thanked: 773 times
Been thanked: 1426 times

Re: IHOb

Post by Nyarlathotep » Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:19 pm

International House of Balut
Bango Skank Awaits The Crimson King!

User avatar
Abdul Alhazred
Posts: 70744
Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:33 pm
Title: Yes, that one.
Location: Chicago
Has thanked: 3162 times
Been thanked: 1169 times

Re: IHOb

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:21 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:International House of Balut
Finally they would really really really be international.
Image "If I turn in a sicko, will I get a reward?"

"Yes! A BIG REWARD!" ====> Click here to turn in a sicko
Any man writes a mission statement spends a night in the box.
-- our mission statement plappendale

User avatar
Nyarlathotep
Posts: 47574
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 2:50 pm
Has thanked: 773 times
Been thanked: 1426 times

Re: IHOb

Post by Nyarlathotep » Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:29 pm

I tend to think of IHOP as "International House of Getting SHot" But that's only because our local IHOP had a mass shooting in it a few years ago. Place is still open too
Bango Skank Awaits The Crimson King!

User avatar
Rob Lister
Posts: 19827
Joined: Sun Jul 18, 2004 7:15 pm
Title: Incipient toppler
Location: Swimming in Lake Ed
Has thanked: 570 times
Been thanked: 579 times

Re: IHOb

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:40 pm

IHoP is very hit or miss. Back in my partying days, that was the place to go when the bars closed. If it's busy, do yourself a favor and go somewhere else; a surly waitress with tattoos and aids will bring you the wrong food an hour later. If it's light, odds are good you'll get a decent breakfast pretty quick. I give them 2 stars.

I prefer Huddle House. Some are cleaner than others. I give them 2.5 stars

Then there's Waffle House. I give them 1 star.

Then there's the mostly local scene

Egg Bistro: 4 stars but bring two wallets
http://www.theeggbistro.com/

Citrus: 4.63 stars but bring three wallets.
https://citrusvb.com/home

User avatar
Giz
Posts: 1111
Joined: Mon Jul 12, 2004 5:07 pm
Location: UK
Has thanked: 140 times
Been thanked: 238 times

Re: IHOb

Post by Giz » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:10 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:. Place is still open too
Otherwise the terrorists will have won.

User avatar
Abdul Alhazred
Posts: 70744
Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:33 pm
Title: Yes, that one.
Location: Chicago
Has thanked: 3162 times
Been thanked: 1169 times

Re: IHOb

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:15 pm

Giz wrote:
Nyarlathotep wrote:. Place is still open too
Otherwise the terrorists will have won.
:figamagee:
Image "If I turn in a sicko, will I get a reward?"

"Yes! A BIG REWARD!" ====> Click here to turn in a sicko
Any man writes a mission statement spends a night in the box.
-- our mission statement plappendale

User avatar
Nyarlathotep
Posts: 47574
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 2:50 pm
Has thanked: 773 times
Been thanked: 1426 times

Re: IHOb

Post by Nyarlathotep » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:46 pm

Giz wrote:
Nyarlathotep wrote:. Place is still open too
Otherwise the terrorists will have won.
Weirdly, the shooting DID manage to close down the really shitty BBQ place across the parking lot. The shooter apparently decided to pop off a few rounds into there, hitting no one. But the place was financially on edge (what with being really shitty and all) and the little downtick in business to that mall for a while afterwards was just enough to shut that place down within a month or two.
Bango Skank Awaits The Crimson King!

User avatar
Doctor X
Posts: 67478
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:09 pm
Title: Collective Messiah
Location: Your Mom
Has thanked: 3374 times
Been thanked: 2144 times

Re: IHOb

Post by Doctor X » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:28 pm

:freedom:

--J.D.
Mob of the Mean: Free beanie, cattle-prod and Charley Fan Club!
"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

WS CHAMPIONS X3!!! NBA CHAMPIONS!! Stanley Cup! SB CHAMPIONS X5!!!!!
AL East Champs!!

User avatar
gnome
Posts: 22049
Joined: Tue Jun 29, 2004 12:40 am
Location: New Port Richey, FL
Has thanked: 360 times
Been thanked: 388 times

Re: IHOb

Post by gnome » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:17 am

I'm guessing it's not a B but an upside-down P.

I think they're about to advertise an "upside-down" dish.
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
--Soldier, TF2

User avatar
Giz
Posts: 1111
Joined: Mon Jul 12, 2004 5:07 pm
Location: UK
Has thanked: 140 times
Been thanked: 238 times

Re: IHOb

Post by Giz » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:27 am

Australian style pancakes (pikelets iirc)?