Muslims Everywhere Are Pissed At Applebee’s

 

A New Jersey man attempted to collect damages from Applebee’s after burning himself while bowing his head in prayer over a sizzling steak fajita skillet.

In March of 2010, Hiram Jimenez visited the restaurant with his brother, and ordered the steak fajita. He was brought a sizzling skillet, but claims that the waitress did not warn him that the dish would be hot.

After receiving the food, Jimenez and his brother bent over close to the table to engage in prayer. He claims that it was at that time he heard a sizzle, which was followed by a grease pop that resulted in burns in his left eye and face. When he reacted, he accidentally knocked the plate of food on his lap.

Though Jimenez was not left with any scarring, he made the decision to sue Applebee’s in the state Superior Court, claiming that the chain negligently gave him hot food.

The case was dismissed by the lower court, who ruled that the danger was “open and obvious.” When Jimenez appealed the cases, he received a similar decision from the appeals panel.

“Here, the danger posed by a plate of sizzling hot food was self-evident,” the panel ruled.

They do learn certain things in our culture very quickly don’t they?

Retro of the day: Barry McGuire

Eve of Destruction” is a protest song written by P. F. Sloan in 1965. Several artists have recorded it, but the best-known recording was by Barry McGuire. This recording was made between July 12 and July 15, 1965 and released by Dunhill Records. The accompanying musicians were top-tier LA session players: P. F. Sloan on guitar, Hal Blaine (of Phil Spector‘s “Wrecking Crew“) on drums, and Larry Knechtel on bass. The vocal track was thrown on as a rough mix and was not intended to be the final version, but a copy of the recording “leaked” out to a DJ, who began playing it.[1] The song was an instant hit and as a result the more polished vocal track that was at first envisioned was never recorded.McGuire’s single hit #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the UK Singles Chart in September 1965.