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(The Atlantic)   Beef rainbows: What do they mean?   (theatlantic.com) divider line 48
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2013-03-02 08:43:35 AM  
Vertical lesbo roast beef sandwiches?
 
2013-03-02 08:43:41 AM  
"Beef Rainbows" is the name of my ska-fusion jazz band.
 
2013-03-02 08:44:33 AM  
 The Internets are clogged with threads like, "Why does deli roast beef look like a rainbow?,"

seriously.  enough with the rainbow beef threads people!
 
2013-03-02 08:46:39 AM  
Someone needs to close the beef curtains.
 
2013-03-02 08:47:02 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-02 08:47:10 AM  
If the beef rainbows bother people so much, just draw the curtains.   Geez.
 
2013-03-02 08:47:42 AM  
It's obvious

www.secularschooling.com
 
2013-03-02 08:48:30 AM  

LordOfThePings: It's obvious

[www.secularschooling.com image 500x614]


dammit, gue, now the brony freaks will show up.
 
2013-03-02 08:48:51 AM  

Mister Peejay: Someone needs to close the beef curtains.


*shakes tiny fist*
 
2013-03-02 08:49:21 AM  
It means you've left the meat in the refrigerator too long and the fats are dissolving into oils and the meat is drying out. It's time to pitch it.

Meat is cheap. Why eat anything less than the freshest meat?
 
2013-03-02 08:53:24 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It means you've left the meat in the refrigerator too long and the fats are dissolving into oils and the meat is drying out. It's time to pitch it.

Meat is cheap. Why eat anything less than the freshest meat?


MEAT IS MURDER!
 
2013-03-02 08:56:49 AM  
"Beef Rainbows" is just my affectionate nickname for my girlfriend.
 
2013-03-02 08:57:29 AM  
Is that the gay version of a rainbow party?
 
2013-03-02 08:57:59 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It means you've left the meat in the refrigerator too long and the fats are dissolving into oils and the meat is drying out. It's time to pitch it.


But does the refrigerator fart when you pull the meat out?
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-03-02 09:00:35 AM  

gerbilpox: AverageAmericanGuy: It means you've left the meat in the refrigerator too long and the fats are dissolving into oils and the meat is drying out. It's time to pitch it.

Meat is cheap. Why eat anything less than the freshest meat?

MEAT IS MURDER!


Well, slaughter, anyway.

/still tasty
 
2013-03-02 09:02:54 AM  
Unicorn meat.
 
2013-03-02 09:09:00 AM  

gerbilpox: AverageAmericanGuy: It means you've left the meat in the refrigerator too long and the fats are dissolving into oils and the meat is drying out. It's time to pitch it.

Meat is cheap. Why eat anything less than the freshest meat?

MEAT IS MURDER!


Tasty, tasty murder.
 
2013-03-02 09:10:00 AM  
 
2013-03-02 09:10:51 AM  
For the lovers, the dreamers, and me

All of us under its spell
 
2013-03-02 09:16:14 AM  
Somebody stopped scratching their arse to write that article. For some reason.
 
2013-03-02 09:19:11 AM  
Double beef rainbows are where it's at.
 
2013-03-02 09:20:26 AM  
Homosexual gynecologist?
 
2013-03-02 09:27:59 AM  

Bob Down: Somebody stopped scratching their arse to write that article. For some reason.


Yes... and I'll never get the time back that I spent reading it, but I can rejoice in the fact that I didn't write it.
 
2013-03-02 09:40:41 AM  
Where's the beef?
 
2013-03-02 09:43:23 AM  
AverageAmericanGuy: It means you've left the meat in the refrigerator too long and the fats are dissolving into oils and the meat is drying out. It's time to pitch it.

Or, you know, not.
 
2013-03-02 09:45:26 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Meat is cheap


This is Mitt right?
 
2013-03-02 09:47:53 AM  
It means someone has wanked off a horse into your beef. You didn't think all that horse DNA came from mixing in horse meat, did you?
 
2013-03-02 09:59:13 AM  
Iridescent Color of Roast Beef
Sliced cooked beef or lunch meat can have an iridescent color. Meat contains iron, fat, and many other compounds. When light hits a slice of meat, it splits into colors like a rainbow. There are also various pigments in meat compounds which can give it an iridescent or greenish cast when exposed to heat and processing. Iridescent beef isn't spoiled necessarily. Spoiled cooked beef would probably also be slimy or sticky and have an off-odor.

source
 
2013-03-02 10:03:26 AM  

emersonbiggins: Mister Peejay: Someone needs to close the beef curtains.

*shakes tiny fist*


If you shake the tiny fist properly, the curtains will open up and you'll let the rain in.
 
2013-03-02 10:16:32 AM  
The refraction on meat is caused because you have a surface made up of the same-sized, regularly spaced cut ends of the muscle fibers. Meh.  This is still a question?
 
2013-03-02 10:25:01 AM  

Mister Peejay: Someone needs to close the beef curtains.


What beef curtains affecting the weather might look like. (NSFW)

http://mec.deviantclip.com/media/219381/4a373a28bb0a5.jpg?e=13622409 15 &h=ac9484f352fb03955167c7076ea43099

or  http://tinyurl.com/a8rxcld
 
2013-03-02 10:26:31 AM  
 
2013-03-02 10:34:59 AM  
Beef rainbow in my pants? It leads to the pot of gold of course.

/Kiss it. I'm Irish.
 
2013-03-02 10:37:53 AM  
The reason why is in here somewhere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMSgE62S6oo
 
2013-03-02 10:45:34 AM  
Wow, honey, this roast beef sandwich is FABULOUS!
 
2013-03-02 11:11:25 AM  
I thought it was because of thin-film interference.  The thickness of a partially reflective surface that was a multiple of the wavelength of the light passing through it.  Some light bounces off the surface, and some light is transmitted through the surface to bounce off the surface below.  With some help from basic properties of light like reflection, refraction and polarization both, the resulting light waves are in parallel.  Coincidental waves then interfere with each other.  Minor variations in the thickness of the partially reflective surface (in this case, I imagine it's small amounts of oils from liquified fats on the beef) cause the effect to be stronger for slightly different wavelengths, making the "rainbow" effect.

Wikipedia explains it better, but it has teh maths.
 
2013-03-02 11:16:09 AM  
OH MY GOD IT'S A DOUBLE BACON CHEESEBURGER RAINBOW!!! WHAT DOES IT MEAN???
 
2013-03-02 11:39:00 AM  
If it is shiny like fish scales that means it is salmonella.
 
2013-03-02 12:28:30 PM  
Meh, I'm not buying it. When I get roast beef from the deli, it isn't irridiscent. After a few days, it is. It also smells and feels. Sure, it might be safe to eat for another day or two but it tastes gross.
 
2013-03-02 12:39:55 PM  
If you live in Europe, it means friendship is delicious.
 
2013-03-02 01:19:04 PM  

hardinparamedic: robohobo: dammit, gue, now the brony freaks will show up.

Actually, the Bronies know what that is a reference to when meat is discussed.


Gah!  This reminds me of that Agony of the Pink Ranger fanfic.
 
2013-03-02 01:38:10 PM  
Adventure!
 
2013-03-02 01:43:45 PM  
I'm glad nobody tests the rainbowed meat.

How come in 40 years or cooking meat, none of my meat has had the rainbow?

/must be doing something wrong
 
2013-03-02 03:58:28 PM  
Iridescent Color of Roast Beef
Sliced cooked beef or lunch meat can have an iridescent color. Meat contains iron, fat, and many other compounds. When light hits a slice of meat, it splits into colors like a rainbow. There are also various pigments in meat compounds which can give it an iridescent or greenish cast when exposed to heat and processing. Iridescent beef isn't spoiled necessarily. Spoiled cooked beef would probably also be slimy or sticky and have an off-odor.

Hmm, I'm drawing potentially different conclusions than Joe Whitemeatonly.  The rainbow explanation is only one possible explanation.

The "various pigments in meat compounds" and the "necessarily" in the "Iridescent beef isn't spoiled "necessarily"." demand a hearing.
 
2013-03-02 07:00:25 PM  

SoundOfOneHandWanking: I'm glad nobody tests the rainbowed meat.

How come in 40 years or cooking meat, none of my meat has had the rainbow?

/must be doing something wrong


Probably because you aren't paying attention, or finely slicing it.

I notice it more on corned beef.
 
2013-03-02 11:35:16 PM  

LordOfThePings: It's obvious

[www.secularschooling.com image 500x614]


That makes this thread 20% cooler right there.
 
2013-03-03 02:18:03 AM  
That's not a beef rainbow, it's a beef sundog.  Also, known as a 'sun cow'.
 
2013-03-03 08:34:00 AM  
Ironically, it describes Morrissey's 'roids.
 
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