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(NPR)   NPR declares war on Thanksgiving by declaring Americans should eschew traditional turkey, ham, stuffing, and mashed potatoes in favor of "French food"   (npr.org) divider line 205
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2013-11-25 10:35:10 AM

chimp_ninja: You're aware that you're posting this in a thread where NPR is saying "Here are some new things to try.", right?


I was referring to NPR wanting to Europianize every American tradition possible.

I looked in vain for my picture of Jean Reno forcing the congressional cafeteria worker at gun-point to take down the "American Fries" sign.
 
2013-11-25 11:05:05 AM
Sounds like NPR needs to get France to provide their funding and stop taking ALL of our tax dollars!
 
2013-11-25 11:09:58 AM

Alleyoop: chimp_ninja: You're aware that you're posting this in a thread where NPR is saying "Here are some new things to try.", right?

I was referring to NPR wanting to Europianize every American tradition possible.

I looked in vain for my picture of Jean Reno forcing the congressional cafeteria worker at gun-point to take down the "American Fries" sign.


Goddamn that Carl Kassel and his nefarious Europianize plotting!

Seriously, WTF is wrong with you?  I'm always blown away that not only did people honestly not have anything better to do than to lobby to change the name of freaking French Fries - but that other people were cheering them on.  Probably ranks up there with the most childish behavior I've seen from ostensibly reasonable, successful adults ever.  Of course, since the Statue of Liberty was a gift from France we could have tried to give that back instead of temporarily renaming a food, right?  That might have gotten the point across a bit better that we get angry and temper tantrum-y if another country doesn't support us in our unjustified* war.

Have you ever actually listened to NPR?  I mean, just turned on the radio randomly?  Eh, although I guess if *Recipes* pisses you off then...

* according to the vast majority of countries we approached about supporting us in it
 
2013-11-25 12:23:20 PM

Thingster: I'm cooking for about half a dozen friends on Friday. Spaetzle, German potato salad, meatless cabbage rolls (barley instead of ground beef), whilted lettuce, and blackberry pie.
Vegetarian, but no one will notice or comment there's no meat. Eat what you like, not "traditional"

That probably happens a lot more than people realize when there is a variety of well-prepared foods around.  Go over people's diets and you'll find that a LOT of them could go vegetarian and hardly even notice.
I like when other people that have known me for a while argue over whether or not they think I'm a vegetarian.  I just wander off and let them be confused - it's funnier that way.

CivicMindedFive: There a lot of things I don't miss about New Orleans, but that is not one of them.

Had to read that twice.
 
2013-11-25 02:28:27 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: ...since the Statue of Liberty was a gift from France we could have tried to give that back instead of temporarily renaming a food, right?


We were talking about NPR and food, but if you want to talk about the Statue of Liberty, she is a symbol of our freedom from England's rule. The date of our independence is on the tablet in her hand. In other words, this gift from France was really designed to piss off the Brits. Don't know where you're trying to go here, but yeah, some of us don't care for NPR trying to Europeanize something like Thanksgiving. If you want to go off on another tangent, I don't buy American flags made in China either.
 
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