[thechat] Donner party

Chris Spruck cspruck at mindspring.com
Sun May 19 00:57:00 CDT 2002

At 09:32 AM 5/18/02 -0500, Hugh Blair wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > On Behalf Of Kath
> >
> > >2 - California history - the Donner party ended up turning to cannibalism
> > >to survive. <http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/donner/>
> >
> > I've always wanted to go to one of those restaurants where they take your
> > name, then call it out when your table is ready - and leave the name,
> > "Donner."
> >
> > I wonder how many people will look around with trepidation when they hear,
> > "Donner party - your table is ready!"

"Search party" is good too. Did that once and as soon as it was announced, there was a massive crash from the kitchen, followed by pin-drop silence in the entire restaurant, then hysterical laughter from the kitchen. Alas, the hostess *still* didn't get it when I explained it afterwards.


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