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(Slashfood)   A cold January in Florida is causing "tomato outages" at Burger King. With pic of the hard, green fruits being harvested   (slashfood.com) divider line 123
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2010-02-26 11:59:55 AM  
The only restaurant that's served me something that I'd call a "tomato" is the one around the corner that only serves local food that's in season.

"Tomato-like-food" is more like it.
 
2010-02-26 01:26:53 PM  
As long as the potatoes still produce electricity, we should be fine.
 
2010-02-26 01:41:37 PM  
Read as "tomato outrage"

They'll have to work hard and catch up their tomato production.
 
2010-02-26 01:51:34 PM  
What a waste of perfectly good green tomatoes.
 
2010-02-26 02:51:45 PM  
Congress declared them vegetables. Look it up dummy.
 
2010-02-26 02:51:47 PM  
In before global warming deniers. Woo!
 
2010-02-26 02:53:26 PM  
lennavan: In before global warming deniers. Woo!

i deny that statement
 
2010-02-26 02:53:49 PM  
I hope the orange crop isn't affected, I'm trying to corner the orange juice market.
 
2010-02-26 02:53:52 PM  
good, those things are poisonous.
 
2010-02-26 02:53:55 PM  
You say toMAHto and some say TOmahTO...

Real Southerners say TOE-MAY-TER.

/Rhymes with potater.
 
2010-02-26 02:54:05 PM  
BTing: Congress declared them vegetables. Look it up dummy.

Well, if Congress says so, it must be true.
 
2010-02-26 02:54:43 PM  
hard, green fruits

So we're reduced to eating horny, gay martians?
 
2010-02-26 02:54:58 PM  
Tomatoes are fruits, but they call them vegetables. They're actually berries, but raspberries aren't berries at all. Who are the ad wizards that came up with that?

And how come people don't have dip for dinner? Why is it only a snack, why can't it be a meal, you know? I don't understand stuff like that.
 
2010-02-26 02:55:33 PM  
Good. It's time for fast food joints to include fried green tomato slices on their burgers. Delicious!
 
2010-02-26 02:55:52 PM  
Elvis_Pelt: BTing: Congress declared them vegetables. Look it up dummy.

Well, if Congress says so, it must be true.


My google-fu tells me it was the SCOTUS not Congress. Link (new window) Not that it matters, I just found government declaring it a vegetable a hilarious fact so I looked it up.
 
2010-02-26 02:55:58 PM  
I propose the term "tomoutage."
 
2010-02-26 02:57:56 PM  
Veteran of the Cola Wars: Real Southerners say TOE-MAY-TER

I have seen pickup trucks selling fresh produce on the side of road with signs for 'maters'.
 
2010-02-26 02:58:17 PM  
All mass-produced tomatoes are picked while green, then artificially ripened.

The reason being, vine-ripened tomatoes have a very short life once picked; too short to be shipped around the country and not be rotting when they sit on the supermarket shelf. Artificial ripening gives most of the benefits (though you can taste a difference, if you are used to home-grown vine-ripened tomatoes) and they have a much longer shelf life, because artificial ripening isn't exactly the same as vine ripening.
 
2010-02-26 02:59:02 PM  
Them's good fryin'
 
2010-02-26 02:59:09 PM  
Thanks to St. Ronnie, we can just substitute these...

www.kalyx.com
 
2010-02-26 02:59:28 PM  
I don't think they're legally allowed to spell it "tomato".
 
2010-02-26 02:59:43 PM  
Good riddance. I farking hate those things. Never understood why people have to put tomato on every farking sandwich you order.
 
2010-02-26 02:59:53 PM  
vernonFL: I have seen pickup trucks selling fresh produce on the side of road with signs for 'maters'.

They're probably just trying to keep the gays away.
 
2010-02-26 03:00:08 PM  
Sitting pretty:

i.imgur.com
 
2010-02-26 03:00:18 PM  
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
 
2010-02-26 03:01:13 PM  
Rapmaster2000: And how come people don't have dip for dinner? Why is it only a snack, why can't it be a meal, you know? I don't understand stuff like that.

I just had hummus and tzaziki for lunch at a restaurant, and that's common. Are you perhaps not from earth?
 
2010-02-26 03:01:34 PM  
Francis Walsingham: I hope the orange crop isn't affected, I'm trying to corner the orange juice market.

Sell. Mortimer. Sell!
 
2010-02-26 03:02:13 PM  
IXI Jim IXI: Thanks to St. Ronnie, we can just substitute these...

Yeah, I bet they're now kicking themselves for not letting him declare ketchup a vegetable...
 
2010-02-26 03:02:21 PM  
Incredible Edible Tomatoman: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

/chuckle
 
2010-02-26 03:02:57 PM  
Veteran of the Cola Wars: You say toMAHto and some say TOmahTO...

Real Southerners say TOE-MAY-TER.

/Rhymes with potater.


But without the "Tuh."
 
2010-02-26 03:03:07 PM  
vernonFL: Veteran of the Cola Wars: Real Southerners say TOE-MAY-TER

I have seen pickup trucks selling fresh produce on the side of road with signs for 'maters'.


For some reason, there is an R added to just about everything down here.

Soder pop. Micrersoft Winders. (Pronounced MicRAREsoft) Yeller. Fruity jeller. (Just say Jello damnit) I gotsta get somethingerother in my beller. What a nice feller. Don't beller, I can hear ya just fine.
 
2010-02-26 03:03:10 PM  
Bennie Crabtree: Rapmaster2000: And how come people don't have dip for dinner? Why is it only a snack, why can't it be a meal, you know? I don't understand stuff like that.

I just had hummus and tzaziki for lunch at a restaurant, and that's common. Are you perhaps not from earth?


Hey buddy, I'm from America, and we don't eat muslim food.
 
2010-02-26 03:03:48 PM  
I'm getting really impatient for real tomato season.
 
2010-02-26 03:05:06 PM  
The Icelander: The only restaurant that's served me something that I'd call a "tomato" is the one around the corner that only serves local food that's in season.

"Tomato-like-food" is more like it.



You've said all that need be said. I've been to BK but I've never seen a tomato there. Even "tomato-like" is probably hyperbole.
 
2010-02-26 03:05:10 PM  
Bennie Crabtree: Rapmaster2000: And how come people don't have dip for dinner? Why is it only a snack, why can't it be a meal, you know? I don't understand stuff like that.

I just had hummus and tzaziki for lunch at a restaurant, and that's common. Are you perhaps not from earth?


Mmmm ..... hummus ... I had sun dried tomato hummus for lunch, on rye crackers with a little shredded chicken breast and avocado ... delicious.
 
2010-02-26 03:05:13 PM  
Screw tomatoes anyhow.
 
2010-02-26 03:05:34 PM  
lennavan: Elvis_Pelt: BTing: Congress declared them vegetables. Look it up dummy.

Well, if Congress says so, it must be true.

My google-fu tells me it was the SCOTUS not Congress. Link (new window) Not that it matters, I just found government declaring it a vegetable a hilarious fact so I looked it up.


It would have made an awesome CSPAN moment, the empty chamber with two or three whackjobs incessently yielding to one another. And think of the charts!
 
2010-02-26 03:06:21 PM  
Don't care, I grow my own. Commercially grown tomatoes are generally cultivars grown for durability in transport rather than flavor and are often force ripened, and therefore often taste like wet paper.
 
2010-02-26 03:06:40 PM  
TOMATO OUTRAGE!!!

aphs.worldnomads.com
 
Ant
2010-02-26 03:07:17 PM  
I usually buy the BC Hothouse tomatoes. They're the only ones that actually smell like tomatoes to me.
 
2010-02-26 03:07:55 PM  
Veteran of the Cola Wars: Real Southerners say TOE-MAY-TER.

junkcar4free.com
 
2010-02-26 03:09:01 PM  
IXI Jim IXI: Thanks to St. Ronnie, we can just substitute these...

You are lagging behind in the condiment wars.

We now use this:


/hot like Florida tomatoes are not
 
2010-02-26 03:09:41 PM  
blazemongr: Veteran of the Cola Wars: You say toMAHto and some say TOmahTO...

Real Southerners say TOE-MAY-TER.

/Rhymes with potater.

But without the "Tuh."


Mater and tuh-mater are both used. I've noticed that more folks from Geowageah say "mater" and the folks from my state put a TOE or a tuh in front of it, depending on how much dip is in their lip. Much easier to speak mush mouth and say "mater" with a mouth full of dip, hard consonants like the T sound tend to cause people to spit or otherwise spray dip juice when they is a tawkin. Hanging black folks from trees and being racist assholes is just fine, but spitting while you talk is just plain rude and nobody wants to be rude round these parts. Oh heavens no. Can't have that.

Same reason why so many say "tater." Putting a "puh" or a "POE" in front of it would cause to much dip lip strain and the possibility of brown showers.
 
2010-02-26 03:11:18 PM  
Perfect opportunity for BK to have a special on fried green tomaters
 
2010-02-26 03:11:35 PM  
McKetrick_supplicant: IXI Jim IXI: Thanks to St. Ronnie, we can just substitute these...

You are lagging behind in the condiment wars.

We now use this:

Preview is your friend, my friend.
/hot like Florida tomatoes are not
 
2010-02-26 03:12:26 PM  
Elvis_Pelt: It would have made an awesome CSPAN moment, the empty chamber with two or three whackjobs incessently yielding to one another. And think of the charts!

Imagine Glenn Beck's chalkboard!

Democrats
In
Congress
Taking
Americans'
Tomatoes
Other
Regulations
Socialism
In
Progress

Yes they're pushing for DICTATORSIP!
 
2010-02-26 03:15:27 PM  
Sum Dum Gai: Elvis_Pelt: It would have made an awesome CSPAN moment, the empty chamber with two or three whackjobs incessently yielding to one another. And think of the charts!

Imagine Glenn Beck's chalkboard!

Democrats
In
Congress
Taking
Americans'
Tomatoes
Other
Regulations
Socialism
In
Progress

Yes they're pushing for DICTATORSIP!


Dictatorship? The H?

A dick tater sip? Does a dick shoot tater salad into a waiting woman's mouth?

Penis potato boat.
Dick tater ship.
 
2010-02-26 03:15:55 PM  
Sum Dum Gai: Elvis_Pelt: It would have made an awesome CSPAN moment, the empty chamber with two or three whackjobs incessently yielding to one another. And think of the charts!

Imagine Glenn Beck's chalkboard!

Democrats
In
Congress
Taking
Americans'
Tomatoes
Other
Regulations
Socialism
In
Progress

Yes they're pushing for DICTATORSIP!


Couldn't fit the "H" in there, huh?
 
2010-02-26 03:16:24 PM  
Sum Dum Gai: Elvis_Pelt: It would have made an awesome CSPAN moment, the empty chamber with two or three whackjobs incessently yielding to one another. And think of the charts!

Imagine Glenn Beck's chalkboard!

Democrats
In
Congress
Taking
Americans'
Tomatoes
Other
Regulations
Socialism
In
Progress

Yes they're pushing for DICTATORSIP!


Yeah! And Beck would frothing and sputtering, veins bulging, sweat pouring down his face. History has cheated us here.
 
2010-02-26 03:16:45 PM  
i45.tinypic.com

/quick and lovely
 
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