While I love the rant and agree with your position, the word's here to stay. Sorry.
That's just a blank media spindle appropriated for bagels!
Lord yes. Anyone who willingly listens to The Splendid Table should email me for a punch to the face.
Dollar store tupperware?
Yeah, and while you're at it, stop calling yourselves "hipsters" and just say, "elitists."
"Hipster" is number two on my linguistic hit list.
Oh my god! The bagel spindle might be the greatest thing ever. If I used one of those 50cd spindles I could probably sneak a donut in there too!
I don't mind foodie. It rolls off the tongue with ease and effectively describes many of my friends. On the other hand, I could never call a person a "gourmand" without rolling my eyes or making a big, silly production of it.
And I adore the bagle holder! (though, what happens to the meat in the middle of the sandwich?)
Plus, on paper it looks like it should rhyme with "hoodie" and yet it doesn't. Not even a little bit! Wrap your head around that!
"Hey, old man. Here's you eating your bagel. Mmm, *drop*, roll away. Boo Hoo! Here's me, eating my bagel. Mmm, *drop* stays right there!"
Love the bagel spindle? Picture 10,000 of them lying in your local landfill for the next 10,000 years. Still in love? Wrap your fucking bagel sandwich in a sheet of fucking paper, people.
i thought the preffered term today by foodies was fooder.
Dear Trey: I hate to piss on your hate-parade but the bagel spindle is actually a secondary usage of a CD spindle. Once you've burned all your blank CDs, you can still use the spindle instead of throwing it away.
You know, recycling.
Actually that would be reuse.
recycle: "to use again, especially to reprocess: 'recycle aluminum cans, recycle old jokes'; to adapt to a new use or function."
Brendan, thanks for the clarification - at first, I thought this was a new way that bagel shops were packaging their products, not a re-use of a blank media spindle. If that's the case, I'm pro-spindle. But why is my post a "hate parade" - because I used the word "fucking" twice in my response to your post entitled, "Fuck Foodie" (in which you use the words "fuck", "figgity-fuck", and "goddamned")?
There's nothing wrong with a little hate parade, Trey. You get mad at landfills and I'll get mad at silly-sounding words. Let you and I march, arm in arm, hating together.
But every good hiker knows that the whole reason to use a bagel for your sandwich is that it doesn't get squashed like a sliced bread sandwich, with or without the thoughtful reuse for a spindle.
Instead of calling yourself a foodie, duder, just tell people you cook about 5 times a week and go grocery shopping about 10 times a week.
PS -- @3 the mere mention of The Splendid Table made me start swinging punches wildly into the air as if an obeah man was sneaking up to steal me shadow.
When I used to work for Food.com back in the good ol' days, we referred to ourselves as "foodies".
Foodie, or metrosexual: Which term's use should carry a harsher prison sentence? Discuss.
If I can't use foodie or hipster to describe those pretensious twits, what should I use?
I agree with the repulsiveness of this term. It unfortunately only seems to apply to massive-assed white women with adult braces and small dogs and/or large cats. I also suspect that these "foodies" read Pam Sitt regularly.
@10: David Cross ha ha.
@22 - I think you answered your own question.
Chris Onstad, the brilliant mind behind the brilliant strip Achewood, put it well on his blog:
It's an idiotic term, and an embarrassment of the age. Like food is something we discovered in 1995. As though it were a novelty thing. There were already words, and good ones. Which are you? (These are pared down to their barest essence)
EPICURE/GOURMET: One who enjoys good food and drink.
GOURMAND: One who enjoys good food and drink in large quantities.
GASTRONOME: One who enjoys not just food, but its history and sociology.
Where does "foodie" fit in? I don't know. To me it rhymes with "poprophiliac."
I was just conversing with a friend the other day about HATING bagel sandwiches. Maybe it stems from my first job in Seattle at Noah's Bagels on Broadway or my mouth just not being that big; literally. But how does one eat that thing, seriously? A bagel is WAY too big of bread for a sandwich. Thatís why you cut them in half and eat one half at a time! No one stuffs the whole darn thing their mouth. A bagel sandwich is quite frankly ludicrous.
The correct term is "eater". If that's too plebian for you, you should adjust your attitude, not your terminology. Most "foodies" eat even more heavily-processed junk than fatties from idaho; they just buy it in little tiny jars from Italy.
The bagel thingie ignores the fact that a good bagel as often as not doesn't have a clear opening down the middle, and NEVER has an opening once the sandwich fixins have been applied. Don't tell me you punch a hole in your cheese, ham, lettuce too?
>Don't tell me you punch a hole in >your cheese, ham, lettuce too?
Why yes, it would. It mustn't die a virgin.
I think the word "gourmand" is a lot more pretentious. I prefer "foodie," because it sounds like anyone can participate.
And that's the problem. The word is a trick, a lie--not everyone can spend their time and money developing a palate for the different shadings of acidic in a variety of varietal vinegars. If you want to be that kind of person, admit what you are: a gourmand. (Or a gourmet, if you're on a diet.)
33333 i drink ssome asalchol a LOT and i KNOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWwwwwww how it tastes &&& tellisng the difference. Iam a DRINKIE!
I am the anit-foodie. I basically don't cook. I microwave. If it has more than 3 generic ingredients, I'm lost. I can successfully boil water. Beyond that, my skills are seriously tested. My palette is completely pedestrian. I am perfectly happy at any old Chinese or Thai joint. In my defense, this makes me a relatively cheap and easily-to-please date. Oh, and my taste in wine is about the same. As long as it doesn't come in a plastic lined box, I'm probably fine with it.
Jeepers, you're from Seattle right? 'Cause it shows.
brendan, you said "linguistic hit list". i love you forever.
Gee Willikers- sorry you are so upset. I know YOU don't care but for those bagel lovers sidetracked by the bagel carrier ---- try CASCADE bagels in Tacoma. Boiled not baked. Best in the NW.
@5 Dude, nobody actually calls themselves a hipster. You're so not down. Read your handbook again.
@ OP...Gourmand? Fucking elitist.
Brendan - I suggest at the next Iraq war protest, you march around with a sign that says "I hate Foodies".
I went to dinner at a friends' house once, and they actually served fried sage leaves. As an appetizer. Yes, these people call themselves foodies, and ridicule any food preparation that doesn't take at least 15 ingredients, 10 pots, and half a day.
Gah. Screw that. Give me a nice can of soup anyday. It's just fuel, people. No wonder people are so damn fat, all they ever think about, talk about, obsess about, is food.
If it's not boiled AND baked, it's not a bagel. I don't care how many holes it has.
Bagelspindle = Brilliant!
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