SCATS is involved in a lover's quarrel

posted Dec 2, 2010
Steakums Confuse A Trampy Stray
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I love east coaster cultural lessons from Stowe! His more-or-less obsession with talk radio just so he can get a fix of forehead vein-popping heated conversation (a.k.a. yelling) was just the start of my Atlantic Coast centric education. My other favorite is the ample use of "fuck you" (heretofore acronymized as "FU").

Anytime we're sitting around with friends at our favorite bar if, say in a conversation like the one above, someone like me is doing that youngest thing and being a bit of a pill, there might be a fifth frame to this comic reading simply "Hey, FU buddy," and we'd all have a good laugh. Oh, Stowe means it, don't get me wrong, but he's also calling it like it is: I was being an ass. It's probably an inflection or pronounciation thing but it doesn't come out as threatening at all really. We usually get a good laugh and now I try to work it in where ever the context makes sense.

For you, dear reader and SCATS loyalist, a lesson:

"Hey Kevin, do you want an IPA?"
"Hey, FU buddy! Hahaha..." CORRECT!

"At least that one don't's got's a butterface!"
"Hey, FU buddy! Hahaha..." CORRECT! See? It's simple. Now for some harder ones.

"Hey, umm, was that your scooter out there? If so, I just hit it with my Hummer."
"Hey, FU buddy, let's take this outside and swap insurance." CORRECT! But, in the case you have no insurance, you could've also said, "...let's take this outside so I can go all New Jersey on your ass!"

"Here, try a slice of this year's Thanksgiving turkey."
"FU buddy, that's a great bird!" CORRECT! It's even appropriate in a family setting and for holidays!

And on and on from there. Stay tuned, I'm sure, for more from Stowe's East Coast Culture 101 or feel free to join us most Monday nights at The Red Hot in Tacoma for a dose!


P.S. - I want to go to there: Pat's King of Steaks (but not the website, that sucks, the actual place)

by Joel 413 on 12/2/2010 @ 8:17am
Pat's?! You want to go to Pat's?! Hell no.. and I'm not going to suggest Gino's which is directly across the street either.

Jim's on South Street,
Delisandro's on Ridge Pike
Phil's Tavern at Butler & Skippack Pike in Blue Bell

Anywhere else in 50 mile radius of Philly... but not Pat's or Gino's

Heck even DelBrocco's on 6th and Proctor in Tacoma is better than P's or G's.

by jamesstoweart on 12/2/2010 @ 9:15am
Pat's is fantastic.

Geno's is garbage.

But if you are going to send someone to Philly who has never been you got to send them to Pat's. For the intersection. For the line. For the Ordering Experience. For the cheese wiz wit'.

After that they can find the other hidden gems.

And Delbrocco's used to be good. But they have changed owners since and I have no idea if they still import their rolls. If they don't, don't even bother.

by The Jinxmedic on 12/6/2010 @ 12:47pm
The Whitehall Family Diner on MacArthur Boulevard in Allentown, PA makes a mean cheesesteak. Really, they're mean.

by JoeFr8tus on 12/6/2010 @ 1:28pm
Do the cheesesteak's say "FU buddy!" ?

by Joel 413 on 12/6/2010 @ 6:19pm
Allentown is in the 50-mile Radius :)