Pancakes in America -- now without identification! November 29, 2006 10:52 AM   Subscribe

Good news, American MeFites concerned about identity theft! You no longer have to show ID in order to acquire pancakes.
posted by Faint of Butt to MetaFilter-Related at 10:52 AM (57 comments total)

Why is this here?
posted by frecklefaerie at 11:01 AM on November 29, 2006


Yes, but can I take my stolen maple syrup on the plane?
posted by cortex at 11:03 AM on November 29, 2006


Metafilter-related? Really?
posted by amro at 11:07 AM on November 29, 2006


To the MAX! All meetups should be at IHOP from now on.
posted by blue_beetle at 11:17 AM on November 29, 2006


Yum, Let Freedom Rock!
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 11:20 AM on November 29, 2006


Metafilter-related? Really?

The world has passed us by.
posted by cortex at 11:35 AM on November 29, 2006


Newsfilter, flagged.

Wait, where am I?
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 11:43 AM on November 29, 2006


Sadly, it appears this long-venerated quick bread has finally gone stale.
posted by gigawhat? at 11:43 AM on November 29, 2006


frecklefaerie: "Why is this here?"

Please see the MeFi wiki article about pancakes.
posted by Plutor at 11:44 AM on November 29, 2006


I know about the pancakes, Plutor. Thanks.
posted by frecklefaerie at 12:33 PM on November 29, 2006


I've recently tried replacing milk with cream, but the pancakes came out a bit, I don't know, lame
posted by matteo at 12:46 PM on November 29, 2006


Is this a followup or something?
posted by Kickstart70 at 1:05 PM on November 29, 2006


I like to followup pancakes with bacon.
posted by ND¢ at 1:34 PM on November 29, 2006


Why is this still here?
posted by prostyle at 1:38 PM on November 29, 2006


Why is this not on the blue?

It's better than 10-20% of non-deleted FPPs and 80% of deleted FPPs. (no source offered for statistics)

Remember: Pancake good, waffle bad.
posted by wendell at 2:04 PM on November 29, 2006


Your favourite stack sucks.
posted by loiseau at 2:06 PM on November 29, 2006


Does Britney's vagina have anything to do with this? Anything at all?
posted by cgc373 at 2:17 PM on November 29, 2006


I made my very first FPP about pancakes, because I wanted to be ironically self-referential and slyly show off just how much I knew about the secret language and trivia of this place I had just become a part of.

Oddly enough, it didn't get a huge response; I gradually realized that the time when the mere mention of pancakes could be a hilarity-inducing MeFi catchphrase was over.

Almost five years ago.
posted by yhbc at 2:35 PM on November 29, 2006


I love pancakes. I love pancakes a lot.

But I hate IHOP. Filthy, dirty, sticky grease traps every single one. They even manage to wreck pancakes. Heck, they make Waffle House look clean and wholesome these days.
posted by loquacious at 2:37 PM on November 29, 2006


I believe that what IHOP serves would be more accurately referred to as "griddlecakes."
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:56 PM on November 29, 2006


My id loves pancakes, much to the dismay of my superego.
posted by Eideteker at 3:11 PM on November 29, 2006


I am against the tyranny of the pancakes! Long live waffles! and french toast isn't bad either.
posted by clevershark at 3:27 PM on November 29, 2006


This would've been metafilter-related 3 months ago when we could still use the IMG tag.

Metafilter kinda seems... neutered, without IMG.
posted by StrasbourgSecaucus at 3:31 PM on November 29, 2006 [1 favorite]


You know how you cringe when you see a picture of yourself from the 80s?

Some day, that's what talking about pancakes on Metafilter will be like.
posted by Meatbomb at 3:40 PM on November 29, 2006 [1 favorite]


I thought that was today.
posted by liquorice at 3:45 PM on November 29, 2006


MetaFilter: You must show pancakes in order to acquire identity.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 3:45 PM on November 29, 2006


I really don't like pancakes at all. Waffles, on the other hand, are delicious.
posted by bob sarabia at 4:17 PM on November 29, 2006


I worked at IHOP for a day in 1981. I was a cook. They told me my first morning, to refer to the waitresses (both of them -- this was not a busy IHOP) by their numbers, but as I was trying to get along & make nice with my fellow employees that day, I referred to them by their names, instead, for example, saying "Debbie, your short stack and rooty-tooty, rich-and-fruity with the extra side of hashbrowns is ready in the window," instead of "Number 16, your short stack and rooty-tooty, rich-and-fruity with the extra side of hashbrowns is ready in the window." Although I worked my ass off, with all the food going out properly and on time, at the end of the day, the manager informed me that I "was not IHOP material."

Turns out, they were right.
posted by Devils Rancher at 4:49 PM on November 29, 2006


The Terrorists have alredy won!*

*That's what we may announce on January 20th, 2008 if The Terrorists hold the winning entry in the Publishers Clearinghouse Sweepstakes! No purchase neccessary. Void in Vermont.
posted by Pollomacho at 5:02 PM on November 29, 2006


Void in Vermont.

Hey!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:03 PM on November 29, 2006


Does Britney's vagina have anything to do with this? Anything at all?

nnnnuh! that ain't maple syrup!
posted by quonsar at 5:22 PM on November 29, 2006


After all these years, you can still make me gag, quonsar. Bravo.
posted by synaesthetichaze at 5:28 PM on November 29, 2006


It only just occurred to me that I actually signed up for an account like two months ago, but I swear, I've been lurking for years.
posted by synaesthetichaze at 5:29 PM on November 29, 2006


You can make French Toast in a waffle iron. It holds more syrup that way.
posted by owhydididoit at 6:03 PM on November 29, 2006


Do you like pancakes? How do you like your pancakes?
posted by caddis at 6:13 PM on November 29, 2006


It's true. I partook of fine IHOP cuisine tonight and they didn't ask for my papers! And the piss test came with a never-ending pot.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 6:19 PM on November 29, 2006


"Does Britney's vagina have anything to do with this? Anything at all?"

You don't have to show ID to get some of that, either.

Or IQ.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:32 PM on November 29, 2006


Would like be swell with some sort of automatic pancake dispensing machine. Perhaps the next issue of SkyMall will have something.
posted by blue_beetle at 6:32 PM on November 29, 2006


the manager informed me that I "was not IHOP material."

Turns out, they were right.


Be glad:

Soon they'll be breeding us like cattle! You've got to warn everyone and tell them! Soylent green is IHOP pancakes are made of people!
posted by juv3nal at 6:57 PM on November 29, 2006


People aren't even made of people anymore.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 7:52 PM on November 29, 2006 [1 favorite]


partythread!
posted by moonbird at 8:08 PM on November 29, 2006


People aren't even made of people anymore.

They're real, and they're spectacular!
posted by Pollomacho at 8:26 PM on November 29, 2006


Moonbird! Hi! The crepes are right over there. Help yourself.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 8:30 PM on November 29, 2006


My rabbits head shall never be cold again.
posted by Iron Rat at 8:50 PM on November 29, 2006


the manager informed me that I "was not IHOP material."

Take it as a compliment in disguise...
posted by clevershark at 8:55 PM on November 29, 2006


I've never been to a party with crepes that was any good. The crepes always seem to be a marker of pretense and self-seriousness.
posted by klangklangston at 9:13 PM on November 29, 2006


ain't no party like one hosted from Uranus, cause ones hosted from Uranus don't stop.
I'll take mine with ricotta and blueberries.
posted by boo_radley at 9:33 PM on November 29, 2006


lemon and sugar for me, thanks.
posted by mosessis at 9:37 PM on November 29, 2006


A regional video store chain (okay, it's Movie Gallery) requires a signature to purchase used videos. If you trade in used movies at Movie Stop, I think you have to show photo ID and sign a register. It's really getting nuts out there.
posted by Clay201 at 1:11 AM on November 30, 2006


IHOP --> I hop --> rabbit --> Oolong --> pancakes --> IHOP...
posted by pracowity at 1:16 AM on November 30, 2006


PANKACES!!!!
posted by seanyboy at 1:45 AM on November 30, 2006


Does Britney's vagina have anything to do with this? Anything at all?
Nah, I imagine Britney's vagina to be more like a waffle iron that has to be pried open since the previous user didn't clean it out properly.

What.
posted by slimepuppy at 4:53 AM on November 30, 2006


A regional video store chain (okay, it's Movie Gallery) requires a signature to purchase used videos.

Huh? Why?
posted by grouse at 5:42 AM on November 30, 2006


"A regional video store chain (okay, it's Movie Gallery) requires a signature to purchase used videos.

Huh? Why?"


The Hollywood Video place where I used to buy used videos will no longer sell them to anyone who doesn't have a rental membership. Which is why I used to buy used videos there.

How's that for a "wtf" moment?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:09 AM on November 30, 2006


I went to an IHOP exactly once. My date and I found a condom in the coffee dispenser. We left before our order came, so we didn't exactly dine and dash. We just dashed. No sign of King Tut's penis though.

I don't eat pancakes outside of Vermont anymore. Spoiled by the yummest maple syrup evah here.
posted by terrapin at 8:19 AM on November 30, 2006


Me: A regional video store chain (okay, it's Movie Gallery) requires a signature to purchase used videos.

grouse: Huh? Why?

Apparently, their employees have sticky fingers. The signature is supposed to be proof that a customer bought the movies, that the employee didn't just print up the reciept and stick the goods in his/her car. Of course, if the employee did that, the manager should be able to figure it out when the register comes up short for the day. I figure one of three things: 1. Registers come up short there so often that tracking a particular negative dollar amount to a particular transaction is too arduous a task for them. 2. Movie Gallery managers can't count. 3. No one over there has any clue what they're doing and the policy has no logic behind it at all and doesn't do any good but they keep it anyway.

I'm betting on number three. I used to work for one of their competitors and whenever we had to deal with them, we found that the entire operation was dead from the neck up.

But anyway, upon being informed as to why they wanted my signature, I told them that I was under no obligation to help them stop employee theft and that if they wanted me to work loss prevention for them, my rate was eight bucks an hour. Having paid, I took my movies and left.

What really gets me about the whole thing is the people who act like I'm some sort of lunatic for not wanting to give out my signature. I mean, if a homeless guy came up to me on the street and asked for ten bucks, I'd probably give it to him. But if he asked for my signature, I'd tell him to go fuck himself.
posted by Clay201 at 6:32 PM on November 30, 2006 [1 favorite]


Well, if their employees are going to fake printing a receipt then I don't see what would stop them faking a signature either. Senseless, like many "security" measures.
posted by grouse at 2:28 AM on December 1, 2006


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