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(Some Guy)   Americans confused by red wine, sea salt, most stuff going on in the world   (slashfood.com) divider line 71
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2011-04-28 10:28:28 AM
Mmm, salted wine.
 
2011-04-28 10:41:05 AM
To be fair, that red, red wine does go to one's head, makes them forget...
 
2011-04-28 11:22:13 AM
This is why Republicans can still win elections.
 
2011-04-28 11:34:54 AM
This is why Democrats can still win elections.
 
2011-04-28 11:35:49 AM
Obvious tag got the day off?
 
2011-04-28 11:37:54 AM

FirstNationalBastard: To be fair, that red, red wine does go to one's head, makes them forget...


It helps your blue blue heart.
 
2011-04-28 11:41:31 AM
Yeah. They also think "organic" food is healthier, that fat is bad, and that grass-fed meat is healthier. Nutritional literacy should be mandatory in public schools.
 
2011-04-28 11:42:53 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Nutritional literacy should be mandatory in public schools


I agree, but at this point I'd settle for some basic "we didn't come from Adam and Eve 6,000 years ago" science education.
 
2011-04-28 11:44:28 AM
Obvious tag must be hitting that salt wine pretty hard
 
2011-04-28 11:45:35 AM
Rufus Lee King The outlets on that powerstrip are European, so it's doubtful that those are American retards.
 
2011-04-28 11:47:05 AM
Rufus Lee King Yeah, just look at those stupid Americans, what are they doing using EU plugs on their "American" appliances? That's crazy.

/Here's a hint, American outlets aren't round and recessed.
 
2011-04-28 11:47:49 AM
Am I missing something?

"76% of Americans agree that red wine can be good for your heart." That's true, and therefore 76% of Americans are correct. Where does it say, "76% of Americans believe chugging a box of Franzia Burgundy every night is good for your heart." ? Americans are stupid, but the first paragraph of TFA is stupiderer.
 
2011-04-28 11:47:56 AM
I don't know anyone that drinks wine for their heart, but maybe I just surround myself with alcoholics to make myself feel better about my stunning lack of self control when it comes to alcohol.

/Pino Noir ftw.
 
2011-04-28 11:49:33 AM
Subby sucks for submitting article created by content mill.
 
2011-04-28 11:52:47 AM
WTF? Who didn't have an article prepared and pulled this out of their ass?
 
2011-04-28 11:53:21 AM

Trivia Jockey: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Nutritional literacy should be mandatory in public schools

I agree, but at this point I'd settle for some basic "we didn't come from Adam and Eve 6,000 years ago" science education.


True, that would be a good start.
 
2011-04-28 11:57:50 AM

trappedspirit: WTF? Who didn't have an article prepared and pulled this out of their ass?


He has a file of them from HS/College, don't you?
 
2011-04-28 11:59:54 AM

EvilEgg: Rufus Lee King The outlets on that powerstrip are European, so it's doubtful that those are American retards.


Also, there is Polish, or possibly Czech writing on the beer bottles.
 
2011-04-28 12:02:02 PM
FirstNationalBastard: To be fair, that red, red wine does go to one's head, makes them forget...

I heart you.

AbbeySomeone: It helps your blue blue heart.

And you, too.

My work here is done.
 
2011-04-28 12:05:05 PM
Has anyone pointed out how fun the comments about fermentation are?
 
2011-04-28 12:08:31 PM
I'm trying to figure out how people think cottage cheese has low sodium. Bleagh.
 
2011-04-28 12:09:18 PM

Rufus Lee King: EvilEgg: Rufus Lee King The outlets on that powerstrip are European, so it's doubtful that those are American retards.

ShawnDoc: Rufus Lee King Yeah, just look at those stupid Americans, what are they doing using EU plugs on their "American" appliances? That's crazy.

/Here's a hint, American outlets aren't round and recessed.

Kar98: EvilEgg: Rufus Lee King The outlets on that powerstrip are European, so it's doubtful that those are American retards.

Also, there is Polish, or possibly Czech writing on the beer bottles.

Ok, ok. Youse guys needn't hock me to China, or nothin'. I just found that image after a quick search, and did not analyze it that intensely. At any rate, I have to commend you for your powers of observation.


I didn't observe nothing. I just vaguely recalled some other thread where this meme was mercilessly slapped down.
 
2011-04-28 12:10:51 PM

Rufus Lee King: Ok, ok. Youse guys needn't hock me to China, or nothin'. I just found that image after a quick search, and did not analyze it that intensely. At any rate, I have to commend you for your powers of observation.


As you should be commended on your lack of same.
 
2011-04-28 12:12:32 PM

zomega: I'm trying to figure out how people think cottage cheese has low sodium. Bleagh.


It is not a healthy food choice.
 
2011-04-28 12:19:50 PM

EvilEgg: Rufus Lee King The outlets on that powerstrip are European, so it's doubtful that those are American retards.


Plus the bottles of beer on the table look pretty good, so you know its not your typical white trash American.
 
2011-04-28 12:21:40 PM

Rufus Lee King: ph0rk: Rufus Lee King: Ok, ok. Youse guys needn't hock me to China, or nothin'. I just found that image after a quick search, and did not analyze it that intensely. At any rate, I have to commend you for your powers of observation.

As you should be commended on your lack of same.

That's a good burn.

How old are you? Twelve?


So you expect to fark up with a snarky image like that and not to get insulted?
 
2011-04-28 12:24:08 PM

MissDayJob: Americans are stupid, but the first paragraph of TFA is stupiderer.


oh and it continues
61% believed, incorrectly, that sea salt had less sodium than regular salt.

by volume it does contain less sodium and I don't know anyone who weighs the salt they use so really the fact that sea salt and table salt have the same content by weight doesn't matter
 
2011-04-28 12:26:41 PM

chitownmike: MissDayJob: Americans are stupid, but the first paragraph of TFA is stupiderer.

oh and it continues
61% believed, incorrectly, that sea salt had less sodium than regular salt.

by volume it does contain less sodium and I don't know anyone who weighs the salt they use so really the fact that sea salt and table salt have the same content by weight doesn't matter


Sea salt means lots of stuff - some of it has some potassium and thus a bit less sodium.

Not "need to cut back on sodium before my heart explodes" less sodium, though.
 
2011-04-28 12:27:01 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Nutritional literacy education should be mandatory in public schools


FTFY.

Anericans are being conditioned to respond to a bland, watered-down "culture" filled with essentially mindless entertainments whose underlying message is "don't worry, be happy." Education is a sad joke in this country, not because teachers aren't trying, but because they are competing with a pop culture industry that spends billions more each year than our schools can afford. And the so-called "news media," those liberal swines, are as much a part of the problem as Justin Bieber, whatever that is.
 
2011-04-28 12:27:42 PM

AbbeySomeone: zomega: I'm trying to figure out how people think cottage cheese has low sodium. Bleagh.

It is not a healthy food choice.


Yet it's in every diet under the sun. Even my OB said it'd be a great source of calcium. However, all that sodium made me go 'are you kidding me?'

...I'll just drink my carton of milk, get my Graeter's ice cream fix, and have some occasional colby jack, thanks.
 
2011-04-28 12:28:18 PM

oldebayer: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Nutritional literacy education should be mandatory in public schools

FTFY.

Anericans are being conditioned to respond to a bland, watered-down "culture" filled with essentially mindless entertainments whose underlying message is "don't worry, be happy." Education is a sad joke in this country, not because teachers aren't trying, but because they are competing with a pop culture industry that spends billions more each year than our schools can afford. And the so-called "news media," those liberal swines, are as much a part of the problem as Justin Bieber, whatever that is.


For many, a nation with an educated public is a scary idea.
 
2011-04-28 12:31:43 PM

Oztemprom: Has anyone pointed out how fun the comments about fermentation are?


Some people can't help but feed the trolls
 
2011-04-28 12:36:08 PM
Yeah, well, 17% of us voted for George W. Bush. Twice.
 
2011-04-28 12:44:51 PM

ph0rk: chitownmike: MissDayJob: Americans are stupid, but the first paragraph of TFA is stupiderer.

oh and it continues
61% believed, incorrectly, that sea salt had less sodium than regular salt.

by volume it does contain less sodium and I don't know anyone who weighs the salt they use so really the fact that sea salt and table salt have the same content by weight doesn't matter

Sea salt means lots of stuff - some of it has some potassium and thus a bit less sodium.

Not "need to cut back on sodium before my heart explodes" less sodium, though.


I was trying to leave the chemical makeup of it out of the equation because you can take ten different sea salts and they will all be different. the point was that in practice less is used thus less sodium is consumed
 
2011-04-28 12:48:02 PM

chitownmike: ph0rk: chitownmike: MissDayJob: Americans are stupid, but the first paragraph of TFA is stupiderer.

oh and it continues
61% believed, incorrectly, that sea salt had less sodium than regular salt.

by volume it does contain less sodium and I don't know anyone who weighs the salt they use so really the fact that sea salt and table salt have the same content by weight doesn't matter

Sea salt means lots of stuff - some of it has some potassium and thus a bit less sodium.

Not "need to cut back on sodium before my heart explodes" less sodium, though.

I was trying to leave the chemical makeup of it out of the equation because you can take ten different sea salts and they will all be different. the point was that in practice less is used thus less sodium is consumed


Oh, could be. I think I've only ever had the cheap stuff which pretty much just tastes like salt to me.

OT: I keep morton's light salt (1/3 or 1/2 potassium or so) around to make hydration solution, and it tastes funny.
 
2011-04-28 12:49:11 PM

trappedspirit: Oztemprom: Has anyone pointed out how fun the comments about fermentation are?

Some people can't help but feed the trolls


I mean, he's right by the straight up definition of the words, but wrong in the usage sent. In biology rot/decay is to break something down into component parts.

Usage of rot tends to imply that its useless or unsable; e.g. rotted wood
 
2011-04-28 12:49:36 PM

chitownmike: by volume it does contain less sodium and I don't know anyone who weighs the salt they use so really the fact that sea salt and table salt have the same content by weight doesn't matter


Came here to say this. Would have said it first if i wasn't reading other links.

ph0rk: Sea salt means lots of stuff - some of it has some potassium and thus a bit less sodium.


Sea salt is also rated sometimes rated by its flavor and color. Any flavor other than "salty" and any color other than "-less" means there's less salt. Of course to get the same salty flavor you need a greater volume of it, and then you bring the sodium level right back up... but yeah.
 
2011-04-28 12:51:37 PM
EvilEgg: Rufus Lee King The outlets on that powerstrip are European, so it's doubtful that those are American retards.

It's also faked, it's been discussed on fark before.

Those plugs aren't recessed, they're missing.

www.linuxno.de
 
2011-04-28 12:53:46 PM
Those plugs aren't recessed, they're missing.

Unless those are what they're actually supposed to look like, in which case, weirdest plug in the world?
 
2011-04-28 12:54:38 PM

lordargent: Those plugs aren't recessed, they're missing.

Unless those are what they're actually supposed to look like, in which case, weirdest plug in the world?


Aren't those the funny euro two-prong plugs?
 
2011-04-28 12:54:52 PM

Iblis824: trappedspirit: Oztemprom: Has anyone pointed out how fun the comments about fermentation are?

Some people can't help but feed the trolls

I mean, he's right by the straight up definition of the words, but wrong in the usage sent. In biology rot/decay is to break something down into component parts.

Usage of rot tends to imply that its useless or unsable; e.g. rotted wood


Fermentation is not breaking down into component parts.
 
2011-04-28 12:55:38 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

/hot
 
2011-04-28 01:00:03 PM
"(61% believed, incorrectly, that sea salt had less sodium than regular salt.)"
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So the author is taking the position that sodium chloride mixed with filler elements contains the same amount of sodium as pure sodium chloride. Only if he's assuming unequal amounts...
 
2011-04-28 01:05:22 PM

trappedspirit: Iblis824: trappedspirit: Oztemprom: Has anyone pointed out how fun the comments about fermentation are?

Some people can't help but feed the trolls

I mean, he's right by the straight up definition of the words, but wrong in the usage sent. In biology rot/decay is to break something down into component parts.

Usage of rot tends to imply that its useless or unsable; e.g. rotted wood

Fermentation is not breaking down into component parts.


True, its more akin to yeast pee than rot
 
2011-04-28 01:08:31 PM

ph0rk: OT: I keep morton's light salt (1/3 or 1/2 potassium or so) around to make hydration solution, and it tastes funny.


I believe potassium contributes a bitter flavor.
 
2011-04-28 01:09:30 PM
The type of socket used by the retards on the picture, used in a few european countries such as france, belgium etc:
upload.wikimedia.org

The type of socket in lordargen't picture, used in germany, scandinavia and a bunch of other countries:
upload.wikimedia.org

The plug used by pretty much everything in continental europe to be able to work with either type of socket above:
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2011-04-28 01:09:46 PM

EvilEgg: Rufus Lee King: EvilEgg: Rufus Lee King The outlets on that powerstrip are European, so it's doubtful that those are American retards.

ShawnDoc: Rufus Lee King Yeah, just look at those stupid Americans, what are they doing using EU plugs on their "American" appliances? That's crazy.

/Here's a hint, American outlets aren't round and recessed.

Kar98: EvilEgg: Rufus Lee King The outlets on that powerstrip are European, so it's doubtful that those are American retards.

Also, there is Polish, or possibly Czech writing on the beer bottles.

Ok, ok. Youse guys needn't hock me to China, or nothin'. I just found that image after a quick search, and did not analyze it that intensely. At any rate, I have to commend you for your powers of observation.

I didn't observe nothing. I just vaguely recalled some other thread where this meme was mercilessly slapped down.


I was thinking those guys were demonstrating how awesome their non-electrocuting waterproof power strip was.
 
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2011-04-28 01:14:38 PM
61% believed, incorrectly, that sea salt had less sodium than regular salt

If Wikipedia is to believed, it does. Sea salt has over 5% total magnesium, calcium, and potassium while table salt is over 97% sodium chloride.
 
2011-04-28 01:31:21 PM
Oblig

www.lescoob.co.uk
 
2011-04-28 01:34:51 PM

tricycleracer: Oblig


What's ironic about that meme is that the chick on the left is girl from Kentucky on vacation in south Florida, and the behemoth on the right is some woman from the UK.
 
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