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Friday, June 27, 2008

Getting Dressed

posted by on June 27 at 15:58 PM

The good people of the Association for Dressings and Sauces have compiled some data about favorite salad dressings and salad-dressers’ astrological sign. The findings (shockingly) do not seem to reflect accepted notions about character dictated by the stars. For instance:

Aquarians tend to be “team-players.” As such, they prefer the most popular salad dressing flavor, Ranch.

Capricorns like variety. Their love of variety makes them flexible and changeable and the life of the party. They’re always trying new things and, therefore, tend to have a lot of different salad dressing flavors on hand at any given time.

More startling results:

Cancers either thrive on intense competition or are very stressed out by it and those who enjoy competition usually hold jobs in sales.

Sagittarians either love competition or hate it and are more likely to be female.

Traci Gibson over at the Association says it was a nationwide telephone survey, with respondents 18 years of age or older, 480 males and 520 females.

For more remarkable salad-related insight, take the Salad Dressing Personality Quiz here. (I’ve just learned that as a blue cheese fan, I’m among the wittiest of salad dressing users—or at least I think I am! I am also most likely to be middle-aged and male. And when it comes to how you dress your salad, surprisingly, “Toppers…tend to be more shy than their mixing and dipping counterparts.” Those toppers are always such wallflowers!)

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Firstly, that is possibly the greatest, most pointless association ever. Way to raise awareness of sauce, guys! I never would have known it existed.

Secondly, that astrology chart sucks, as I don't even like ranch dressing very much and I'm totally Taurean.

Posted by Abby | June 27, 2008 4:03 PM

knock off early & break out the stranger staff bong.

Posted by max solomon | June 27, 2008 4:06 PM

I'm a Gemini and I prefer oil & vinegar, natch.

Posted by levide | June 27, 2008 4:08 PM

As an Aries they have me absolutely nailed. Not only am I partial to low-fat vinaigrettes, but when I cook at home I almost always prepare a salad. The only part they got wrong was the bit about avoiding temptation by only having two flavors of salad dressing on hand, instead of 3 or 4. I only use one salad dressing, which I make from scratch; a dash of olive oil, a dash of champagne vinegar, some seasoned salt, lots of cracked pepper and some fennel seeds.

Posted by The Artist Formerly Known As Sigourney Beaver | June 27, 2008 4:10 PM

YES! That is the first time I've heard Capricorns referred to as "the life of the party" - usually we're described as "loyal", "responsible", "steadfast" adn "thrifty".

In short, boring.

Posted by KatieDewi | June 27, 2008 4:14 PM


Are you fricking kidding?

We're Italian dressing with extra herbs!

Ranch is for dipping breaded fried mushrooms.

... dang Philistines!

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 27, 2008 4:20 PM

I am, apparently, a "Salsa Fancier."

Posted by Eric Grandy | June 27, 2008 4:34 PM

Sagittarians are more likely to be female? Is there something about being conceived in late February/early March to make that so? That doesn't make any sense to me.

Posted by keshmeshi | June 27, 2008 4:41 PM

I'm in awe of the corporate food power that limits our salad dressing choices to FIVE, all of which are completely full of shit corn-syrup gunk. I make my own salad dressing, thankyouverymuch, and I have a thousand recipes, and I never use any of them -- I make it up on the fly, never the same twice, with limitless combinations of olive oil, balsamic, lemon juice, soy, sesame oil, garlic, pepper, salt, herbs, shallots, mustard, roasted pine nuts, roasted walnuts, and a thousand other things. So where do I fit in?

Posted by Fnarf | June 27, 2008 5:33 PM

Say "YES" to War on Iraq by Dan Savage Oct. 2002

"War may be bad for children and other living things, but there are times when peace is worse for children and other living things, and this is one of those times."

"The War on Iraq will make it clear to our friends and enemies in the Middle East (and elsewhere) that we mean business: Free your people, reform your societies, liberalize, and democratize... or we're going to come over there, remove you from power, free your people, and reform your societies for ourselves."

Washington Post June 27, 2008

"Bomb Kills Marines, Iraqi Tribal Leaders
At Least 40 Die in Two Separate Attacks"

Posted by oopsdanmadeamistakeohwellbacktoeatingassholes | June 28, 2008 9:43 AM

8, i saw that too. very scientific.

Posted by ellarosa | June 29, 2008 10:54 AM

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