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Lake Dogs 07-17-2012 01:17 PM

Getting snobbish about our BBQ
I've read many different threads over the years about how folks now know what truly good BBQ is and the techniques used to make and server quality Q and then get disgusted with others who boil ribs or cook crock-pot butts, or dont want to eat at restaurants any longer, etc.

I then read this today:

> I met a guy at a charity cook-off this year who, like me, was new to
> competing. He got a call and I did not. We hit it off and were loosely
> keeping in touch.
> Today I heard that he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
> Apparently it has spread and the docs are talking in terms of weeks.
> This guy is in his 40's with a family. I can't say we are really close,
> but we are definitely "brethren" in Q. For some reason this news has
> really hit me like a ton of bricks. It is what people mean when they
> say "Life is Short". It inspires me to try to accomplish those things I
> always said I would do. I hope you all will take it as the same.
> David
> The Swine Spectator

David made a friend rather than an enemy. They became "brethren".

I would suggest that you consider how short life is and whether arguing over this is better than that is worth making an enemy over making a friend.

BBQ, enjoy it, and embrace other's ideas even if you know they're wrong.


5string 07-17-2012 01:22 PM

Well said.

Jaskew82 07-17-2012 01:25 PM


I am up for anything that tastes good.

Jethro1 07-17-2012 01:28 PM

Thanks for posting L D. :clap:

Groundhog66 07-17-2012 01:32 PM

There is no wrong way, just different ways. And if you like it, it's good BBQ.

Rebel Yell 07-17-2012 01:32 PM

...and that is the secret to this life. Love GOD and love others. Simple.

DaveMW 07-17-2012 01:52 PM

Amen Lake Dogs.

landarc 07-17-2012 01:55 PM

In this, there is truth.

MisterChrister 07-17-2012 01:56 PM


Originally Posted by Rebel Yell (Post 2138745)
...and that is the secret to this life. Love GOD and love others. Simple.

+1 thanks for posting!

gtr 07-17-2012 01:56 PM

I hear ya! :clap2:

I think a lot of arguing about BBQ is lighthearted smack talk, but it can get silly. If it tastes good, I'll eat it - I don't care how it got there! :hungry:

I think food is only a part of BBQ. The gathering of friends and loved ones, as well as making new friends, is a huge part of the deal IMO.

Boshizzle 07-17-2012 01:58 PM

lastmajordude 07-17-2012 03:42 PM

I have had so much wonderful, freely given advice and opine on this board...BBQ Bandit, QTR, Boshizzle, Cowgirl and others....I have never met these good people but I do consider them friends... through que. Don't know of another board with such nice, helpful people.....JMHO....good folks make you feel good just being around them.....

Skidder 07-17-2012 03:47 PM

I've lived this way for the last few years. I went to Alaska in the 70's and always wanted to go back. Seven guys I knew died in one year and that changed my way of thinking. So I went back and had a ball. My sister had cancer and they gave her less than a year well she only made it a few weeks so now everyday is lived to the fullest. I will never sweat the small things in life Thanks for the reminder though.

1911Ron 07-17-2012 03:49 PM


Originally Posted by Boshizzle (Post 2138785)


TurkeyLeg 07-17-2012 03:56 PM

I'm no competitor so for me BBQ is all about cooking for friends and family, and if I'm lucky I made some good Q, but it's the process for me that I enjoy. The good food is a bonus. There's nothing better than someone complimenting my Q though!

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