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2012-11-02 12:56:56 AM
More willing to rise to the occasion?
 
2012-11-02 01:19:42 AM
Unless you have celiac disease, then I'd imagine that smell would piss you off something fierce.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-11-02 01:11:23 PM
They should test whether fresh brewed beer smell also makes people more altruistic.

About 10 years ago the EPA was threatening bakeries because fresh bread smell is legally considered pollution. It contains alcohol.
 
2012-11-02 02:14:07 PM
The black and white cookie has been known to ease racial tensions:

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2012-11-02 03:43:49 PM
There's a small town near me with a big bread bakery right downtown. It's always nice to walk around there when all the ovens are working full tilt. The smell in the air is incredible. I'm sure the locals hardly even notice.
 
2012-11-02 03:46:13 PM
It's not working out so well at the Briarcliff Mental Institution.
 
2012-11-02 03:48:21 PM

Sybarite: There's a small town near me with a big bread bakery right downtown. It's always nice to walk around there when all the ovens are working full tilt. The smell in the air is incredible. I'm sure the locals hardly even notice.


My town has a pumpkin pie filling cannery. You may think that sounds awesome, but it just makes the town smell of rancid pumpkins and migratory workers. I don't think it makes anyone altruistic.
 
2012-11-02 03:48:46 PM

dopeydwarf: Unless you have celiac disease, then I'd imagine that smell would piss you off something fierce.


Dunno, You be surprised at how many people with that will visit a bakery and see what you have to offer them. You'd be surprised at how many apply fo rjobs at bakeries, too.
 
2012-11-02 03:49:22 PM
"Religion is the opium of the people. He believed that, that dyspeptic little joint-keeper. Yes, and music is the opium of the people. Old mount-to-the-head hadn't thought of that. And now economics is the opium of the people; along with patriotism the opium of the people in Italy and Germany. What about sexual intercourse; was that an opium of the people? Of some of the people. Of some of the best of the people. But drink was a sovereign opium of the people, oh, an excellent opium. Although some prefer the radio, another opium of the people, a cheap one he had just been using. Along with these went gambling, an opium of the people if there ever was one, one of the oldest. Ambition was another, an opium of the people along with a belief in any new form of government. What you wanted was the minimum of government, always less government. Liberty, what we believed in, now the name of a MacFadden publication. We believed in that although they had not found a new name for it yet. But what was the real one? What was the real, the actual, opium of the people? He knew it very well. It was gone just a little way around the corner in that well-lighted part of his mind that was there after two or more drinks in the evening; that he knew was there (it was not really there of course). What was it? He knew very well. What was it? Of course; bread was the opium of the people. Would he remember that and would it make sense in the daylight? Bread is the opium of the people."
― Ernest Hemingway
 
2012-11-02 03:58:28 PM
I do not like the smell of fishy baked goods, TYVM
 
2012-11-02 04:05:15 PM
Also, hungrier. Much hungrier.
 
2012-11-02 04:10:07 PM
The bread I had for my sub today was sorta hard. This article gives me a sad.
 
2012-11-02 04:17:11 PM
Unless it's a Subway restaurant. Those places smell like something died.
 
2012-11-02 04:17:33 PM
My Dad was in real estate for many years. Whenever he had a house that wasn't moving, he'd have an open house and, before it started, he'd get a couple loaves of frozen bread dough, let them rise and bake them. He claimed he moved a lot of houses that way.
 
2012-11-02 04:18:49 PM

Mr. Right: My Dad was in real estate for many years. Whenever he had a house that wasn't moving, he'd have an open house and, before it started, he'd get a couple loaves of frozen bread dough, let them rise and bake them. He claimed he moved a lot of houses that way.


Either way, he made a lot of bread.
 
2012-11-02 04:25:35 PM

phlegmmo: Mr. Right: My Dad was in real estate for many years. Whenever he had a house that wasn't moving, he'd have an open house and, before it started, he'd get a couple loaves of frozen bread dough, let them rise and bake them. He claimed he moved a lot of houses that way.

Either way, he made a lot of bread.


That frozen bread dough makes a pretty nasty loaf but it does smell good. I think he usually pitched it. And that was the sum total of his culinary expertise.

But the houses that didn't move were usually mid-range homes. So he made bread, not a lot of bread.
 
2012-11-02 04:33:31 PM
Wish this were true in my experience, but before about 9 o'clock people are generally just downright surly.

/work in a bakery
//getting a kick
 
2012-11-02 04:49:59 PM
anneofgreengables.com

Not always.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XuM-obIhik
 
2012-11-02 04:50:08 PM
www.yourprops.com

That's just about the finest smell in the world...
 
2012-11-02 04:55:14 PM
At least every Friday I start a loaf of bread in the bread machine before I leave for work. The idea is that my wife smells home-made bread baking for her when the kids are at school and she has a slice of quiet time, and the squabs come home to yummy food they know was made with love for them by me. In the evening, I come home to a happy family. Today's was a simple honey white with a pinch of fennel. Mmmmm... honey fennel.
 
2012-11-02 04:56:05 PM
Didn't RTFA, but the main constituent of the fresh-bread smell is ethanol. The source of, and the cure to, all life's problems.
 
2012-11-02 05:01:39 PM
Fresh bagels smell good too.

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2012-11-02 05:06:10 PM
i.imgur.com

Does not approve, lived on bread in communist Russia.
 
2012-11-02 05:14:20 PM

AliasSally: Unless it's a Subway restaurant. Those places smell like something died.


Ick, that smell sticks to everything.

My Thanksgiving rolls:

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2012-11-02 05:15:12 PM

Sybarite: There's a small town near me with a big bread bakery right downtown. It's always nice to walk around there when all the ovens are working full tilt. The smell in the air is incredible. I'm sure the locals hardly even notice.


I used to live right behind a Wonder Bread factory, the air was amazing in the middle of the night.
 
2012-11-02 05:18:33 PM

Notabunny: At least every Friday I start a loaf of bread in the bread machine before I leave for work. The idea is that my wife smells home-made bread baking for her when the kids are at school and she has a slice of quiet time, and the squabs come home to yummy food they know was made with love for them by me. In the evening, I come home to a happy family. Today's was a simple honey white with a pinch of fennel. Mmmmm... honey fennel.



Honey fennel sounds delicious. I'll have to give that a try.
 
2012-11-02 05:28:49 PM

katerbug72: Notabunny: At least every Friday I start a loaf of bread in the bread machine before I leave for work. The idea is that my wife smells home-made bread baking for her when the kids are at school and she has a slice of quiet time, and the squabs come home to yummy food they know was made with love for them by me. In the evening, I come home to a happy family. Today's was a simple honey white with a pinch of fennel. Mmmmm... honey fennel.


Honey fennel sounds delicious. I'll have to give that a try.


This time of year it's also fun to substitute a little canned pumpkin and spice for the egg and oil. Your loaf won't taste much different, but whoever is in the house while it's baking will enjoy an aroma we all associate with autumn. Enjoy!
 
2012-11-02 05:47:58 PM
They should study the effects of smelling a beer mash. That smell never gets old.
 
2012-11-02 05:51:21 PM

Notabunny: katerbug72: Notabunny: At least every Friday I start a loaf of bread in the bread machine before I leave for work. The idea is that my wife smells home-made bread baking for her when the kids are at school and she has a slice of quiet time, and the squabs come home to yummy food they know was made with love for them by me. In the evening, I come home to a happy family. Today's was a simple honey white with a pinch of fennel. Mmmmm... honey fennel.


Honey fennel sounds delicious. I'll have to give that a try.

This time of year it's also fun to substitute a little canned pumpkin and spice for the egg and oil. Your loaf won't taste much different, but whoever is in the house while it's baking will enjoy an aroma we all associate with autumn. Enjoy!


Ooooh, do you have recipe? How much pumpkin and spice is used to replace 1 egg and 2 tbsp of oil?
 
2012-11-02 05:55:19 PM

Notabunny: At least every Friday I start a loaf of bread in the bread machine before I leave for work. The idea is that my wife smells home-made bread baking for her when the kids are at school and she has a slice of quiet time, and the squabs come home to yummy food they know was made with love for them by me. In the evening, I come home to a happy family. Today's was a simple honey white with a pinch of fennel. Mmmmm... honey fennel.


you are an excellent person with a good clue of how to live. bless your heart. i have no doubt there is a lot of love in your household.
 
2012-11-02 05:58:03 PM
Personally I've always found the aroma of poontang will make me be more giving of myself.
 
2012-11-02 06:02:04 PM

suziequzie: Notabunny: katerbug72: Notabunny: At least every Friday I start a loaf of bread in the bread machine before I leave for work. The idea is that my wife smells home-made bread baking for her when the kids are at school and she has a slice of quiet time, and the squabs come home to yummy food they know was made with love for them by me. In the evening, I come home to a happy family. Today's was a simple honey white with a pinch of fennel. Mmmmm... honey fennel.


Honey fennel sounds delicious. I'll have to give that a try.

This time of year it's also fun to substitute a little canned pumpkin and spice for the egg and oil. Your loaf won't taste much different, but whoever is in the house while it's baking will enjoy an aroma we all associate with autumn. Enjoy!

Ooooh, do you have recipe? How much pumpkin and spice is used to replace 1 egg and 2 tbsp of oil?


Sorry. I just start off with a basic white and go from there. If you're going with the honey fennel, try about 3 tablespoons of honey and about 1/2 teaspoon of fresh crushed fennel. 4 tb honey may work, but beyond that it may stick and burn. If you're trying the pumpkin pie spice, just try about 1/2 cup pumpkin instead of the egg and oil, and then toss in about 2 tablespoons of your favorite pumpkin pie spice combo. Two things: Your loaf will be a bit "thicker" than normal, and the flavor change will be subtle. I do it mostly for the aroma. In other words, the pumpkin one if primarily to make teh house smell nice and to make my wife happy. I'm told it's a good thing.
 
2012-11-02 06:41:45 PM
Huzzah!
 
2012-11-02 06:43:04 PM

Tenatra: Sybarite: There's a small town near me with a big bread bakery right downtown. It's always nice to walk around there when all the ovens are working full tilt. The smell in the air is incredible. I'm sure the locals hardly even notice.

I used to live right behind a Wonder Bread factory, the air was amazing in the middle of the night.


Felt this way when I used to live by a barbecue.

/ ruby's in Austin. They started smoking at 3 or 4
 
2012-11-02 06:47:18 PM

pute kisses like a man: Tenatra: Sybarite: There's a small town near me with a big bread bakery right downtown. It's always nice to walk around there when all the ovens are working full tilt. The smell in the air is incredible. I'm sure the locals hardly even notice.

I used to live right behind a Wonder Bread factory, the air was amazing in the middle of the night.

Felt this way when I used to live by a barbecue.

/ ruby's in Austin. They started smoking at 3 or 4


//baited with bbq? mmm, smoke ring...
 
2012-11-02 06:54:48 PM
I smell bread. I guess I'm gonna croak.
 
2012-11-02 07:00:12 PM

AliasSally: Unless it's a Subway restaurant. Those places smell like something died.


Just the souls of the wage slaves.
 
2012-11-02 07:05:41 PM

Matthew Keene: I smell bread. I guess I'm gonna croak.


Afraid much?

P.S. Voter ID laws are hate laws.
 
2012-11-02 08:35:34 PM

Indubitably: P.S. Voter ID laws are hate laws.


Eh?
 
2012-11-02 09:40:31 PM

dofus: Indubitably: P.S. Voter ID laws are hate laws.

Eh?


Look it up.

I love Canadians.

Seriously.

*)
 
2012-11-02 10:04:51 PM
If someone needs food so much their breath smells like bread baking, I hope I'd give them some.

Since long before there was bread, that smell has meant someone is starving to death.
 
2012-11-02 10:11:28 PM

SwiftFox: If someone needs food so much their breath smells like bread baking, I hope I'd give them some.

Since long before there was bread, that smell has meant someone is starving to death.


Feed humans readily, please?

Thank you.
 
2012-11-02 10:57:14 PM

Sybarite: There's a small town near me with a big bread bakery right downtown. It's always nice to walk around there when all the ovens are working full tilt. The smell in the air is incredible. I'm sure the locals hardly even notice.


Dude, we got the TastyKake™ factory on Hunting Park Ave (road to River/Kelly Drive along the Skuylkill River)

/luv me some tastykakes™
 
2012-11-02 11:55:31 PM
Lately, that great scent you smell as you walk by a bakery may be partly or largely something other than actual baking smell. Many bakeries (among a variety of other businesses) engage in "marketting aromatics", using scent delivery systems to fill the air in and/or around their businesses with alluring aromas.

Diffusion system examples: 1, 2, 3


/By the way, from the description in TFA, it sounds like they failed to control for a whole bunch of variables.
 
2012-11-03 12:24:49 AM

dofus: Eh?


Best not to respond and just put it on ignore. It's either one of those chatbots that randomly respond to isolated words, or someone persistently pretending to be a chatbot of that sort (for some unfathomable reason).
 
2012-11-05 06:38:14 PM

Isildur: dofus: Eh?

Best not to respond and just put it on ignore. It's either one of those chatbots that randomly respond to isolated words, or someone persistently pretending to be a chatbot of that sort (for some unfathomable reason).


Yes, yes, why yes, let's just ignore it. It will surely chat itself to sleep eventually.

P.S. I have a theory the vast proportion of people on Fark who put people on ignore are Republican(s) or some variation thereof. How do the facts test this theory out, I wonder...?

P.P.S. Please don't ignore the parts of your world you don't like, or worse legislate against them, and please vote for President Obama for a second term. Thank you. Indubitably approved this message *)
 
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