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    It's funny this has popped back up into active threads. I assumed it was because of this...


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    Woman stabbed in a brawl at Deptford, NJ Chuck E. Cheese. http://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/...river_home_pop
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    Quote Originally posted by kjel View post
    Woman stabbed in a brawl at Deptford, NJ Chuck E. Cheese. http://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/...river_home_pop
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    You know having thought about this for a bit, I'd be pissed too to pay that much for cardboard pizza and watery beer.
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    We could also do a Waffle House version of this thread...
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    Quote Originally posted by Bubba View post
    We could also do a Waffle House version of this thread...
    That's a bit different though. I mean, after a certain time at night, everyone knows that easily 85% of the people in there are drunk!
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    Quote Originally posted by MD Planner View post
    That's a bit different though. I mean, after a certain time at night, everyone knows that easily 85% of the people in there are drunk!
    Interestingly, I'd bet that a similar percentage of problems at Chuck E. Cheese are caused by alcohol but they just start earlier in the day.
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    True, but it's an image thing. If I tell you there was a brawl at Waffle House you might picture a bunch of drunk rednecks at one in the morning. When some says brawl in Chuck-E-Cheese I picture a bunch of soccer moms pulling hair, dads trying to break it up, kids on the side looking shocked, and a giant mouse face palming.

    Of course we are not the first to notice - or maybe we are - you can find some good brawls on youtube.
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    Quote Originally posted by dvdneal View post
    True, but it's an image thing. If I tell you there was a brawl at Waffle House you might picture a bunch of drunk rednecks at one in the morning. When some says brawl in Chuck-E-Cheese I picture a bunch of soccer moms pulling hair, dads trying to break it up, kids on the side looking shocked, and a giant mouse face palming.

    Of course we are not the first to notice - or maybe we are - you can find some good brawls on youtube.
    I was at a Waffle House when it got held up in Spartanburg, SC.
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    Uh oh, sounds like somebody got tired of another party monopolizing the whack-a-mole machine all evening. The perp should have cooled down with another pitcher of beer as opposed to whipping out his shooting iron.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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