Questions you want answered.

strangederby wrote:

Is chilly just American Curry?

No. To fit chilly in the same category as curry would put any sauce with spice in the same category as to make the category meaningless.

I will accept Chilly is just American Keema Curry. Though we could get persnickety about the ordering of meat browning and spice adding.

strangederby wrote:

Is chilly just American Curry?

No. This is Chilly, also known as Willy, a penguin who does not like the cold:

IMAGE(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/97/Chilly_Willy_logo.png)

This is chili, sometimes spelled chile or chilli, short for chili con carne, which is a meat stew in chili sauce:

IMAGE(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/50/Bowl_of_chili.jpg/1280px-Bowl_of_chili.jpg)

Is it rude to fart in a taxi cab?

Heresy! American chili should not have beans!

Speaking as someone who grew up in a city believed by many of its residents (I assume incorrectly) to have the most chili parlors per capita than of any city in America, I can confirm that US chili usually has beans.

(On a side note people where I grew up usually spell it "chilli", for colorful local historical reasons.)

Robear wrote:

Heresy! American chili should not have beans!

More chili con frijoles for me.

Robear wrote:

Heresy! American chili should not have beans!

I won a chili cooking contest with a two bean chili. One of the judges said he hated beans in chili, but still voted for mine. The second place chili also had beans and the third place one was a vegan one that had tons of beans.

I have considered starting a chili food truck and putting this on the menu for pun value: Two Bean or Not Two Bean Chili. I could make Two Bean chili vegan and then Not Two Bean a meat based chili using similar spice blend and when people wanted meat with beans just mix them together. So three types with only the effort of two.

MaxShrek wrote:

Is it rude to fart in a taxi cab?

It won't be an issue if you have proper American chili.

stupidhaiku wrote:

It won't be an issue if you have proper American chili.

I mean granted it's seventeen syllables but I think it needs a season word to count as a haiku

fenomas wrote:
stupidhaiku wrote:

It won't be an issue if you have proper American chili.

I mean granted it's seventeen syllables but I think it needs a season word to count as a haiku

Every season is chilli season, so I'm ruling that as technically acceptable.

Jonman wrote:
fenomas wrote:
stupidhaiku wrote:

It won't be an issue if you have proper American chili.

I mean granted it's seventeen syllables but I think it needs a season word to count as a haiku

Every season is chilli season, so I'm ruling that as technically acceptable.

If it represents every season then it's the literal opposite of a season word. You're making a mockery of everything haikus and chilli represent.

While I prefer chili without beans, saying proper chili shouldn't have beans is really weird to me.

I grew up with chili with kidney beans over rice, and I can tell you, once I broke free from that and started getting into Texas chili, well, I know it sounds judgemental, but it's not because it's true. That Texas chili is just better. This is the hill I will die on. (It's nice, too, butterflies, soft grass and spicy beef chili...)

fenomas wrote:

You're making a mockery of everything haikus and chilli represent.

Guilty as charged.

Saturday is our annual community garage sale. Last year was canceled due to cancel culture.

We are mostly selling books. I imagine that we won’t sell a single thing. Hardly anyone reads books. The hopeless optimist in me thinks that we might make friends with like minded neighbors once they see the printed and bound oddities which we will be offering. The paranoid misfit in me worries that pro-fascist neighbors will learn that we are radical leftists.

Oh right. The question. We will be selling hard and soft cover novels, comics, and graphic novels. Some of them could be considered deluxe. By that I mean the size and thickness of a coffee table edition, but not at all coffee table appropriate material.

Ok. Question: How should I price the various shapes, sizes, and qualities of each book?

I was thinking $5 for the most deluxe, and scaling down to $2 for basic softcovers.

RawkGWJ wrote:

Ok. Question: How should I price the various shapes, sizes, and qualities of each book?

I was thinking $5 for the most deluxe, and scaling down to $2 for basic softcovers.

At that price, you're right, you won't sell 'em.

50c for paperbacks, with a 10-for-$5 deal.
$1 if it's a color graphic novel paperback.
$5 for the lush glossy coffee-table books.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

While I prefer chili without beans, saying proper chili shouldn't have beans is really weird to me.

AFAIK this is yet another weird hill Texas likes to die on... <_<

Jonman wrote:
RawkGWJ wrote:

Ok. Question: How should I price the various shapes, sizes, and qualities of each book?

I was thinking $5 for the most deluxe, and scaling down to $2 for basic softcovers.

At that price, you're right, you won't sell 'em.

50c for paperbacks, with a 10-for-$5 deal.
$1 if it's a color graphic novel paperback.
$5 for the lush glossy coffee-table books.

Jonman is right, garage sales generally bring the bargain hunters. Very unlikely to sell books for that much. It's too bad books are pricey to ship, otherwise I'd say post anything you don't sell in the trade thread.

Jonman wrote:

50c for paperbacks, with a 10-for-$5 deal.

Hell of a deal there.

ThatGuy42 wrote:

It's too bad books are pricey to ship, otherwise I'd say post anything you don't sell in the trade thread.

Book shipping is pretty reasonable within the US with USPS Media Mail rates.

fenomas wrote:

Speaking as someone who grew up in a city believed by many of its residents (I assume incorrectly) to have the most chili parlors per capita than of any city in America, I can confirm that US chili usually has beans.

(On a side note people where I grew up usually spell it "chilli", for colorful local historical reasons.)

Do people use the term "chili parlor" anywhere other than Cincinnati?

Hrdina wrote:

Do people use the term "chili parlor" anywhere other than Cincinnati?

Is that not normal? I wouldn't know what else to call a place that mainly serves chilli. I'm from Springfield IL, which AFAIK still has several chilli places with parlor in the name.

Hrdina wrote:

Do people use the term "chili parlor" anywhere other than Cincinnati?

There's a place called the Texas Chili Parlor in Austin near the state capitol. Used to be a big hangout for politicians, journalists, and literary types. I haven't been there since the early oughts, and the chili was still good then.

I think the Venn diagram between what you can get at the Texas Chili Parlor and what you can get at a Cincinnati chili parlor is two circles slightly further apart than Austin and Cincinnati.

Hrdina wrote:

Do people use the term "chili parlor" anywhere other than Cincinnati?

Yes, but only to refer to my underpants approximately 2-6 hours after eating chilli.

I thought Chili Parler got shut down because Chili Amazon Web Services decided they didn't want their dirty fascist business.

There's a long, glorious tradition of out of staters like myself taking up for Texas causes. I mean, Davy Crockett did it, and it worked out okay for him, right?

Remember a lima!

fangblackbone wrote:

Remember a lima!

Oh. I haven’t forgotten. She was on the podcast a few weeks ago.