Totally Quotable Clementine: “Barkeep, when I order a drink with M&Ms, I expect to be able to taste M&Ms in it” edition

This photo was taken yesterday, at a tourist bar in Orlando. At some point, as we sat there, drinking our frozen, candy-filled drinks, surrounded by other happy kids and their parents, Clementine turned to Linette and confided this in her. We didn’t have the heart to tell her that most bars aren’t quite as colorful, and that animatronic dinosaurs are a lot more fun than real life alcoholics.

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  1. Mike G!
    Posted August 18, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    Not only is the quote awesome, but the photo is fantastic!

  2. Grandma
    Posted August 18, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

    That’s my girl!! What fun she had and she’s such a cutie. Let’s see more pics.

  3. Neal
    Posted August 18, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Permalink

    Parents are such buzz kills.

  4. MC Trashpedal
    Posted August 18, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Permalink

    Disagree! You must know some unusually lousy alcoholics.

  5. Posted August 19, 2011 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    Anton LaVey decorated his home bar with animatronic alcoholics. That’s the best of both worlds.

  6. Edward
    Posted August 19, 2011 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    Doug, are you joking about LaVey? When I search for “anton lavay animatronic alcoholics” the first thing to show up in your comment in this thread. (I had no idea that Google was so damned quick.) If it’s true, I’d love to see photos. Video would be even better yet. I’ve been fascinated by the idea of robotic alcoholics since first seeing the “Cheers” bar in the Chicago airport. And I’ve often wondered, if I were to have a robotic drunk in my bar, what I’d have him say.

  7. Posted August 19, 2011 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    Edward — here’s a video:

  8. Eel
    Posted August 19, 2011 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    If I had an animatronic alcoholic in my bar, it would say, “My ex-wife got remarried to a god damned podiatrist.” It’s a long story.

  9. Edward
    Posted August 19, 2011 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    Thanks, Doug. This is fascinating.

    It doesn’t speak so well for LaVey’s followers that he preferred the company of animated mannequins.

  10. Posted August 19, 2011 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    I too prefer the company of mannequins to LaVey’s followers.

    LaVey was friends with Cecil Nixon, who built a zither-playing automaton that was apparently amazing. I’ve seen photos, but no video…

  11. Mr. X
    Posted August 19, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    Did you know that LaVey used Vaseline on his head?

  12. Christine M
    Posted August 20, 2011 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    This is why I’m overweight. Because I’d rather eat/drink a frozen m&m drink in a kid bar than go to a grownup bar and be with grownups. That’s why, ya that’s it.

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