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2014-06-18 06:55:56 AM  
Isn't it time for the whole "foodie" thing to die already?
 
2014-06-18 06:59:48 AM  
Wow, what a crappy "article".  Was there a point in there? Somewhere? About anything?
 
2014-06-18 07:19:28 AM  
You can have my Ben's chili dogs when you pry them from my dead, greasy fingers:

www.sogoodblog.com
 
2014-06-18 07:29:36 AM  
"Politics"? really?
 
2014-06-18 07:35:22 AM  

gunsmack: Isn't it time for the whole "foodie" thing to die already?


Why?  Everyone has hobbies.  Why can't someone's hobby be enjoying various foods?  Eating is more social than texting.  No one is forcing you to go to these restaurants if you don't want to.  You are still free to suck down Big Mac until your heart explodes.
 
2014-06-18 07:37:04 AM  
So no more prime steak, loaded potato and wedge salad with blue cheese dressing...

Oh, I'm sure foodies will eat that just to be "retro" or whatever the hell they do.
 
2014-06-18 07:38:26 AM  
Or as we cal it in Vermont, just lunch.
 
2014-06-18 07:39:30 AM  

Muta: gunsmack: Isn't it time for the whole "foodie" thing to die already?

Why?  Everyone has hobbies.  Why can't someone's hobby be enjoying various foods?  Eating is more social than texting.  No one is forcing you to go to these restaurants if you don't want to.  You are still free to suck down Big Mac until your heart explodes.


If everyone would stop flooding Facebook with 10 pictures a day of their hipster food I wouldn't care.

/Same with daily prayers and other horseshiat.
 
2014-06-18 07:41:07 AM  
That article had as much substance as a wedge of iceberg lettuce.
 
2014-06-18 07:43:41 AM  

KeatingFive: Muta: gunsmack: Isn't it time for the whole "foodie" thing to die already?

Why?  Everyone has hobbies.  Why can't someone's hobby be enjoying various foods?  Eating is more social than texting.  No one is forcing you to go to these restaurants if you don't want to.  You are still free to suck down Big Mac until your heart explodes.

If everyone would stop flooding Facebook with 10 pictures a day of their hipster food I wouldn't care.

/Same with daily prayers and other horseshiat.


You do know not being on facebook is an option, right?
 
2014-06-18 07:44:36 AM  

sno man: Wow, what a crappy "article".  Was there a point in there? Somewhere? About anything?


DC and the surrounding media have been in a circle jerk the past couple of years over all these stupid lists of "Best/Hippest/etc" cities that have been ranking them at or near the top.

There were at least 7 or 8 people back home who I know for a fact don't give a shiat about soccer that were sharing/gloating that their market had the highest World Cup ratings in the US.

Moved to Chicago last August and it was the best decision I've ever made.

There's certainly plenty of pretentious shiat out here but DC's smug game is just on another level right now.
 
2014-06-18 07:46:14 AM  

gunsmack: Isn't it time for the whole "foodie" thing to die already?


"Welp, so much for that, back to O'Charley's," said no one.
 
2014-06-18 07:58:54 AM  

UNC_Samurai: You can have my Ben's chili dogs when you pry them from my dead, greasy fingers:

[www.sogoodblog.com image 400x300]


If your dead fingers are greasy, it should be easier to slide that dog right out of there.
 
2014-06-18 07:59:35 AM  

sno man: KeatingFive: Muta: gunsmack: Isn't it time for the whole "foodie" thing to die already?

Why?  Everyone has hobbies.  Why can't someone's hobby be enjoying various foods?  Eating is more social than texting.  No one is forcing you to go to these restaurants if you don't want to.  You are still free to suck down Big Mac until your heart explodes.

If everyone would stop flooding Facebook with 10 pictures a day of their hipster food I wouldn't care.

/Same with daily prayers and other horseshiat.

You do know not being on facebook is an option, right?


Yes, sweetie, everyone should write me a letter, in longhand, and it should be delivered only by a courier on a horse. That's how I should keep in contact.

/What a dolt you are. There are other sites besides Fark, you know.
 
2014-06-18 08:00:26 AM  

Huggermugger: That article had as much substance as a wedge of iceberg lettuce.


Where is the evidence?!
 
2014-06-18 08:01:33 AM  

KeatingFive: /What a dolt you are. There are other sites besides Fark, you know.


I must be in the Politics tab.
 
2014-06-18 08:13:48 AM  

Galloping Galoshes: KeatingFive: /What a dolt you are. There are other sites besides Fark, you know.

I must be in the Politics tab.


Heh, yup. Here we fight about everything.
 
2014-06-18 08:16:56 AM  

KeatingFive: sno man: KeatingFive: Muta: gunsmack: Isn't it time for the whole "foodie" thing to die already?

Why?  Everyone has hobbies.  Why can't someone's hobby be enjoying various foods?  Eating is more social than texting.  No one is forcing you to go to these restaurants if you don't want to.  You are still free to suck down Big Mac until your heart explodes.

If everyone would stop flooding Facebook with 10 pictures a day of their hipster food I wouldn't care.

/Same with daily prayers and other horseshiat.

You do know not being on facebook is an option, right?

Yes, sweetie, everyone should write me a letter, in longhand, and it should be delivered only by a courier on a horse. That's how I should keep in contact.

/What a dolt you are. There are other sites besides Fark, you know.


And you are welcome to enjoy them all you like.  biatching about Facebook and defending it in the next post, and I'm the dolt?  Bite me.
 
2014-06-18 08:19:30 AM  
You lost me at:

SIGN THE PETITION TO SUPPORT TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE
 
2014-06-18 08:25:34 AM  

KeatingFive: sno man: KeatingFive: Muta: gunsmack: Isn't it time for the whole "foodie" thing to die already?

Why?  Everyone has hobbies.  Why can't someone's hobby be enjoying various foods?  Eating is more social than texting.  No one is forcing you to go to these restaurants if you don't want to.  You are still free to suck down Big Mac until your heart explodes.

If everyone would stop flooding Facebook with 10 pictures a day of their hipster food I wouldn't care.

/Same with daily prayers and other horseshiat.

You do know not being on facebook is an option, right?

Yes, sweetie, everyone should write me a letter, in longhand, and it should be delivered only by a courier on a horse. That's how I should keep in contact.

/What a dolt you are. There are other sites besides Fark, you know.


Because twats like you are incapable of unfriending someone?  Don't you have e-mail?  Since you can't be mildly inconvenienced by something you don't understand, you want everyone else to give up something they enjoy.
 
2014-06-18 08:25:50 AM  

PanicMan: Galloping Galoshes: KeatingFive: /What a dolt you are. There are other sites besides Fark, you know.

I must be in the Politics tab.

Heh, yup. Here we fight about everything.


No, we don't!  (throws roundhouse punch)
 
2014-06-18 08:29:24 AM  

wotthefark: You lost me at:

SIGN THE PETITION TO SUPPORT TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE


I don't have camels and goats to trade for a wife.
 
2014-06-18 08:30:33 AM  

Galloping Galoshes: Huggermugger: That article had as much substance as a wedge of iceberg lettuce.

Where is the evidence?!


This is the politics tab where opinions are made up and facts don't matter.
 
2014-06-18 08:35:04 AM  

Muta: Galloping Galoshes: Huggermugger: That article had as much substance as a wedge of iceberg lettuce.

Where is the evidence?!

This is the politics tab where opinions are made up and facts don't matter.


I was hoping for some dining and shopping tips, actually.
/Where can I get good unagi and tobiko in DC?
 
2014-06-18 08:49:48 AM  
Foodie is the new hipster.  It means stop liking what I don't like.
 
2014-06-18 08:51:18 AM  
Fiddlehead sprout, ATM machine, PIN number
 
2014-06-18 08:53:31 AM  

UNC_Samurai: You can have my Ben's chili dogs when you pry them from my dead, greasy fingers:

[www.sogoodblog.com image 400x300]


Hmm yeah, I might have to do that.
 
2014-06-18 08:55:12 AM  

gunsmack: Isn't it time for the whole "foodie" thing to die already?


a wide variety of  meals and desserts to try is cool, breh. So I hope not.
 
2014-06-18 09:11:14 AM  
A couple of years ago, Louisville was proclaimed the #1 foodie city. Nothing much has changed, and this list omits them. I suspect malarkey is involved.
 
2014-06-18 09:20:51 AM  

Galloping Galoshes: UNC_Samurai: You can have my Ben's chili dogs when you pry them from my dead, greasy fingers:

[www.sogoodblog.com image 400x300]

If your dead fingers are greasy, it should be easier to slide that dog right out of there.


Taken out of context, that sentence applies to a great many life situations.
 
2014-06-18 09:23:14 AM  

yakmans_dad: A couple of years ago, Louisville was proclaimed the #1 foodie city. Nothing much has changed, and this list omits them. I suspect malarkey is involved.


Google "DC tops list" and you will find endless articles over the best couple of years claiming DC is now the best at everything or does more of it than everyone. It's farking arbitrary and annoying.

I'm from just outside in Alexandria, and they've patting themselves on the back for being "The Best Read" city in America 3 years running.

Miami and farking Knoxville were 2 & 3

/Not to insult the state of Kentucky on fark or anything...
 
2014-06-18 09:25:15 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Foodie is the new hipster.  It means stop liking what I don't like.


But who doesn't like food?
 
2014-06-18 09:36:32 AM  

PanicMan: Rapmaster2000: Foodie is the new hipster.  It means stop liking what I don't like.

But who doesn't like food?


Don't ask. People all the time praising their mother's cooking. And my mother was the worst cook ever. I thought. Then she had to go to work and my grandmother cooked for us.
Dried onion soup mix on everything. Dried onion soup mix on round steak cooked under the broiler. It smelled like an old shoe and had the consistency of leather. What a coincidence.

I didn't eat anything other than breakfast from the age of 11 until I turned 14.
 
2014-06-18 09:40:56 AM  

gunsmack: Isn't it time for the whole "foodie" thing to die already?


The term has been so diluted it's as useless as hipster.
 
2014-06-18 09:56:27 AM  

gunsmack: Isn't it time for the whole "foodie" thing to die already?


Yeah, that whole "eating tasty food" is so passe.

//You can call it whatever you want, but trying new foods itself isn't a "trend"
 
2014-06-18 10:09:25 AM  

KeatingFive: Yes, sweetie, everyone should write me a letter, in longhand, and it should be delivered only by a courier on a horse. That's how I should keep in contact.


You know, cupcake, these fancy non courier sites allow you to ignore those whose pictures annoy you, or you could not be friends with people you find annoying.

/95% of people don't give a fark about your status updates either
//I'll take pics of good food over pics of farking cats or children any day of the week.
 
2014-06-18 10:23:40 AM  

yakmans_dad: PanicMan: Rapmaster2000: Foodie is the new hipster.  It means stop liking what I don't like.

But who doesn't like food?

Don't ask. People all the time praising their mother's cooking. And my mother was the worst cook ever. I thought. Then she had to go to work and my grandmother cooked for us.
Dried onion soup mix on everything. Dried onion soup mix on round steak cooked under the broiler. It smelled like an old shoe and had the consistency of leather. What a coincidence.

I didn't eat anything other than breakfast from the age of 11 until I turned 14.


At my grandmother's funeral, my aunt hauled out her pastor to do the funeral.  He was some huckster who didn't know any of us and certainly didn't know my grandmother.  He went on and on about her cooking, assuming that this was safe territory.  My grandmother was the worst cook.  We only ate shake n' bake, plain pork steaks cooked on an electric skillet, cottage cheese, and canned peaches.

Sorry, grandma, but you know it's true.
 
2014-06-18 10:30:13 AM  
Oh hi!

/I've actually never eaten fiddlehead ferns.
//Want to though, no idea how to get them.
 
2014-06-18 10:36:41 AM  

Moonies. They're wacky.

 
2014-06-18 10:45:37 AM  

gunsmack: Isn't it time for the whole "foodie" thing to die already?


McDonalds has helped by driving a nail into it.  But it will only die once the latest "Back to Nature" movement fades.

gigabiting.com
 
2014-06-18 10:48:05 AM  

fiddlehead: Oh hi!

/I've actually never eaten fiddlehead ferns.
//Want to though, no idea how to get them.


You can find them in most stores with a good produce section anywhere in New England April through mid-June (sometimes earlier than April and later in June depending on the weather). They taste similar to asparagus but soak up sauces and other flavors a lot better. Super delicious IMHO.
 
2014-06-18 10:48:38 AM  

meat0918: But it will only die once the latest "Back to Nature" movement fades.


Most "foodies" I know (a term as meaningless as hipster these days) don't give a fark about Nature, so not sure what you are talking about.
 
2014-06-18 10:49:56 AM  

fiddlehead: Oh hi!

/I've actually never eaten fiddlehead ferns.
//Want to though, no idea how to get them.


Find the plant from a reputable nursery.

My wife new a guy that got them for us.
We also have ramps growing in the yard from a ramp farm. (they aren't native around here, so it is an experiment.  no worries about them spreading though).

//Goddamnit so much I am not one of those asshole foodies.
 
2014-06-18 10:52:22 AM  

lilplatinum: meat0918: But it will only die once the latest "Back to Nature" movement fades.

Most "foodies" I know (a term as meaningless as hipster these days) don't give a fark about Nature, so not sure what you are talking about.


The foodies I know are crunchy, wannabe hippy, back to nature, forage your greens, fark the man types.  I'm in the PNW if it matters.

They're mostly harmless.  Mostly.
 
2014-06-18 10:54:43 AM  

the_cnidarian: Fiddlehead sprout, ATM machine, PIN number


Came in here to say this. You can eat a mature ostrich fern if you want to, but I wouldn't recommend it.
 
2014-06-18 11:01:10 AM  

meat0918: lilplatinum: meat0918: But it will only die once the latest "Back to Nature" movement fades.

Most "foodies" I know (a term as meaningless as hipster these days) don't give a fark about Nature, so not sure what you are talking about.

The foodies I know are crunchy, wannabe hippy, back to nature, forage your greens, fark the man types.  I'm in the PNW if it matters.

They're mostly harmless.  Mostly.


Most foodies I know are people who love food, and want to eat high-quality ingredients prepared in ways that are pleasing to multiple senses.

Then again, most of my foodie friends are chefs themselves.
 
2014-06-18 11:55:10 AM  

meat0918: The foodies I know are crunchy, wannabe hippy, back to nature, forage your greens, fark the man types.  I'm in the PNW if it matters.


Well you have a lot more granola types in general..  There are those types where I have experience (Houston, Brooklyn, Austin) but most of the "foodies" I know are just peoople who like decent food and are interested in new joints opening up - none are vegan/vegetarian types, I don't associate with those.  There is a lot of "locally sourced" movement, and while the social conscience of such things is not something I care about (although it probably is a good trend to move twoards), such places do tend to have better ingredients than places used to.

Like the above too, most of my foodie friends are in the hospitality buisness too (which is a handy way to get a lot of cheap/free meals).
 
2014-06-18 12:08:41 PM  
Only if you pipe down and go back to your processed not-cheese and iceberg lettuce...

/liking good food
//the new "elitism"
 
2014-06-18 01:08:22 PM  

UNC_Samurai: You can have my Ben's chili dogs when you pry them from my dead, greasy fingers:

[www.sogoodblog.com image 400x300]


Ben's Chili Bowl is the most overrated pile of shiat in a city full of overrated piles of shiat. The chili is so-so and the rest you can get at those stinky hot dog carts for half the price.
 
2014-06-18 03:37:48 PM  

lilplatinum: pics of farking cats or children


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