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(Live Science)   The Super Bowl is coming up and there is a chicken wing shortage. EVERYBODY PANIC   (livescience.com) divider line 142
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2013-01-24 07:13:21 AM  
It probably doesn't help that McDonald's is getting into the chicken wing business.
 
2013-01-24 07:59:52 AM  
Meh, I don't like Chicken Wings anyway. I'll be eating pizza at my SB party.
 
2013-01-24 08:18:14 AM  

Demetrius: It probably doesn't help that McDonald's is getting into the chicken wing business.


Ewww. Really?
 
2013-01-24 09:05:17 AM  
I hope subby got the NFL's permission to use that title for the upcoming contest in American football.
 
2013-01-24 09:05:41 AM  

sno man: Demetrius: It probably doesn't help that McDonald's is getting into the chicken wing business.

Ewww. Really?


They're starting with 500 locations and looking to expand, IIRC.  We'll see if the wings fly with their customers.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-01-24 09:08:05 AM  
So press tofu into a wing shape. Do I have to solve all the world's problems?
 
2013-01-24 09:26:21 AM  
Ain't no thing but a chicken wing
 
2013-01-24 09:38:39 AM  
doesn't this story come out every year?
 
2013-01-24 09:41:31 AM  
But they have enough strippers, right? RIGHT?!?!?!?!?!
 
2013-01-24 09:41:40 AM  

Demetrius: It probably doesn't help that McDonald's is getting into the chicken wing business.


Shouldn't matter.

If they don't use beef in the hamburgers, why should they use chicken in the wings?
 
2013-01-24 09:44:36 AM  
I'm not a purist.  Boneless wings are fine for me.

I do, however, draw the line at Wyngs.
 
2013-01-24 09:46:26 AM  
Get a smaller bowl?
 
2013-01-24 09:46:34 AM  
What about Hot Dogs and Bologna?
 
2013-01-24 09:48:25 AM  

SuperT: doesn't this story come out every year?


Happened in 2009, too.

Its almost as if the industry wants to drive up prices to coincide with a spike in demand by creating false scarcity..
 
2013-01-24 09:48:59 AM  
Science just needs to invent a chicken with 6 wings instead of 2. Do I have to think of everything around here?
 
2013-01-24 09:49:39 AM  
As long as there is no chicken finger shortage, I'm fine
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2013-01-24 09:53:24 AM  
It doesn't take much to start a furor with foodies, no matter how retrograde their tastes may be.

So anyone who eats food now is a "foodie?" I hate that word so much.
 
2013-01-24 09:54:03 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Science just needs to invent a chicken with 6 wings instead of 2. Do I have to think of everything around here?


Not even science. Just call John Madden.
 
2013-01-24 09:56:00 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Science just needs to invent a chicken with 6 wings instead of 2. Do I have to think of everything around here?


Three Legged Chicken

A man was driving along a rural road one day when he saw a three legged chicken running down the road. He was amused enough to drive along side it for a while, as he was driving he noticed the chicken was running 30 mph.

Pretty fast chicken, he thought, I wonder just how fast it can run. So he sped up and the chicken did too! They were now moving along the road at 45 mph!

The man in the car sped up again, to his surprise the chicken was still running ahead of him at 60 mph!!!

Suddenly the chicken turned off the road and ran down a long driveway leading to a farmhouse. The man followed the chicken to the house and saw a man in the yard with dozens of three legged chickens. The man in the car called out to the farmer "How did you get all these three legged chickens?"

The farmer replied, "I breed 'em. Ya see it's me, my wife and my son living here and we all like to eat the chicken leg. Since a chicken only has two legs, I started breeding this three legged variety so we could all eat our favorite piece."

"That's amazing!" said the driver "How do they taste?"

"Don't rightly know, I ain't caught one yet!"
 
2013-01-24 09:56:53 AM  

Kristoph57: Rapmaster2000: Science just needs to invent a chicken with 6 wings instead of 2. Do I have to think of everything around here?

Not even science. Just call John Madden.


You could sell Buffalo turkey wings to drunk football fans for $5 a pop.

Maybe I can start a Buffalo duck wing franchise next to French football stadiums...
 
2013-01-24 10:00:25 AM  
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2013-01-24 10:02:53 AM  
I have an idea. Let take something that is prone to salmonella, something most people can fark up.
Poultry.
Now, let's cook it in the hottest peppers we can stand so that there is no taste to it, just hot sauce.
And to top it off, We can serve it with rotten, moldy milk and curds.
Mmmm Mmmm good.

I love fried chicken, but you wings enthusiasts are just foodfaddies.
I like wings, too, but you can achieve the same thing with tenderloins or fillet of breast meat.
 
2013-01-24 10:05:42 AM  

Kristoph57: SuperT: doesn't this story come out every year?

Happened in 2009, too.

Its almost as if the industry wants to drive up prices to coincide with a spike in demand by creating false scarcity..


Or almost as if there's a massive crush of demand for chicken wings centered around one particular event? I'd say it's a pretty damn legitimate scarcity. Now, smart businesses have been probably stocking up on wings and sticking 'em in a freezer for a month or three now, but every year, right around this time, there is a very real demand for them, and the demand for other parts of the chicken doesn't keep up.

You might also be surprised to learn that with the amount of take out orders businesses get for wings, it's a massive pain in the ass to fill them quickly, and there are plenty of places that don't necessarily have the capacity (usually employee time and prep space) to meet demand, so they might hike their price or require a minimum order, so they only use their capacity for higher dollar orders.

But no, everything is some massive conspiracy organized by a secret cabal somewhere. The simple truth is that something like a third of the US will be tuning into this game at some point, and a pretty significant percentage of them will be settling in with beer and some snacks.
 
2013-01-24 10:05:52 AM  
Drumsticks are cheaper and meatier.
 
2013-01-24 10:07:56 AM  
Call me when there is a shortage of Ribs!
 
2013-01-24 10:08:10 AM  
I remember the first super bowl. I was 'Meh'.

I remember when buffalo wings came out. More 'Meh'.

Things haven't improved.

Meh.
 
2013-01-24 10:09:17 AM  

vudukungfu: I have an idea. Let take something that is prone to salmonella, something most people can fark up.
Poultry.
Now, let's cook it in the hottest peppers we can stand so that there is no taste to it, just hot sauce.
And to top it off, We can serve it with rotten, moldy milk and curds.
Mmmm Mmmm good.

I love fried chicken, but you wings enthusiasts are just foodfaddies.
I like wings, too, but you can achieve the same thing with tenderloins or fillet of breast meat.


WTF? There's no similarity at ALL between tenderloin and fillet meat, and chicken wings. Explain your weird concept.
 
2013-01-24 10:09:23 AM  

vudukungfu: I have an idea. Let take something that is prone to salmonella, something most people can fark up.
Poultry.
Now, let's cook it in the hottest peppers we can stand so that there is no taste to it, just hot sauce.
And to top it off, We can serve it with rotten, moldy milk and curds.
Mmmm Mmmm good.


DebbieDowner.jpg
 
2013-01-24 10:10:15 AM  

Woot_Gawd: Call me when there is a shortage of Ribs!


Pssht.  We just make more:

investorplace.com

/Science, biatches.
 
2013-01-24 10:13:50 AM  
Before you people got involved I was only paying $0.42 p/lb. Stop eating my wings!
 
2013-01-24 10:14:45 AM  
Kill some buffaloes... or bison if you want to get all technical.
 
2013-01-24 10:17:45 AM  

Woot_Gawd: Call me when there is a shortage of Ribs!


I doing ribs for the Football Championship between the NFC and AFC
 
2013-01-24 10:18:29 AM  
Maybe don't eat so damn many then... do you really need like 300 wings for 5 fat guys to sit around all day and eat? Really?
 
2013-01-24 10:20:03 AM  

Grapple: Maybe don't eat so damn many then... do you really need like 300 wings for 5 fat guys to sit around all day and eat? Really?


Yes.

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2013-01-24 10:21:26 AM  

Kristoph57: SuperT: doesn't this story come out every year?

Happened in 2009, too.

Its almost as if the industry wants to drive up prices to coincide with a spike in demand by creating false scarcity..


Was going to say the exact same thing. Even had news articles pulled up from the past four years with the exact same idiotic story. But then my browser crashed (thanks IT department for still running on IE7) and I lost the links and I don't feel like pulling them back up. But yeah, same story, same bullshiat, every year.
 
2013-01-24 10:22:49 AM  
Ain't Nothing but a Wing!

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Dang it, you guys are slow!
 
2013-01-24 10:25:22 AM  
I learned two things from this article. First, the third joint of the wing is called the flapper, which is kind of awesome. Second, you can eat it apparently, at least if you're Asian. I don't know how, there isn't any meat on em.
 
2013-01-24 10:27:47 AM  
Maybe I came from a broken home, but I do not have this absolute need to eat certain foods on certain occasions. Hell, I don't feel the need to eat "breakfast" foods only for breakfast, in fact, I prefer them for lunch. Never felt the need for Sunday dinner, a turkey at thanksgiving, etc. Sure, I'll take it if that what's there, but I don't need it on any level.

So no wings for the Superbowl just means time to have nachos, or chicken fingers, or whatever.
 
2013-01-24 10:32:43 AM  
Waves a perfumed lace hankerchief foppishly:  Let them eat steak.

But seriously, am I the only one who thinks it ironic that the worst part of the chicken apart from the gizzards has become so popular that it costs as much or more than chicken breasts and is in short supply?

When I was a kid they couldn't give chicken wings away.And I can remember when chicken livers and hearts were cheap enough for impecunious students to eat. Mmmm ... fried chicken livers.

It seems that all the cheap poor people food is almost as expensive as the good stuff nowadays. Macquerel, for example. I still don't know anybody who would want to eat one, but it costs as much or more than farmed salmon if anybody ever bought it.

If we don't smarten up we will be eating krill and plankton and liking it.
 
2013-01-24 10:36:32 AM  
Popcorn chicken is made of squid anuses.

Pass it on!
 
2013-01-24 10:37:51 AM  
Whoever decided to sell chicken wings as bar food instead of scrap meat is a goddamned marketing genius.
 
2013-01-24 10:40:01 AM  

Hebalo: WTF? There's no similarity at ALL between tenderloin and fillet meat, and chicken wings. Explain your weird concept.


Dark meat and white meat are different, but there's not going to be a ton of difference between say, a thigh and a wing, once you batter it, fry it, and coat it with sauce. "Boneless Wings" aren't exactly a radical concept...
 
2013-01-24 10:40:25 AM  

brantgoose: Popcorn chicken is made of squid anuses.

Pass it on!


.
Chicken wings are made from the tiny arms of aborted fetuses!
 
2013-01-24 10:40:55 AM  
For those of you who are now incredibly hungry for wings...

www.buffalochow.com
 
2013-01-24 10:41:46 AM  
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2013-01-24 10:42:39 AM  
Odd, when I was in school in DC in 2000/2001 the on campus McDonalds had chicken wings. Are they still testing those things?
 
2013-01-24 10:42:46 AM  

Hebalo: There's no similarity at ALL between tenderloin and fillet meat, and chicken wings. Explain your weird concept.


cook it in the hottest peppers we can stand so that there is no taste to it, just hot sauce.
And to top it off, We can serve it with rotten, moldy milk and curds.
 
2013-01-24 10:43:00 AM  
Want to know why thighs and drumsticks are the dark meat?...Chickens can't wipe themselves.
 
2013-01-24 10:43:47 AM  
OK, Once again I'm gonna remind you people that we call them "wings", not Buffalo wings or chicken wings....just wings! (Lives 10 minutes from the Anchor Bar in Buffalo....the birthplace of wings.)
 
2013-01-24 10:46:11 AM  

billybobtoo: OK, Once again I'm gonna remind you people that we call them "wings", not Buffalo wings or chicken wings....just wings! (Lives 10 minutes from the Anchor Bar in Buffalo....the birthplace of wings.)


.
Is Frank's Sauce really the original sauce? That stuff is disgusting imo. Texas Pete fan here.
 
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