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2017-09-18 11:30:50 AM  
I hear they enjoy it with avocados, as well.
 
2017-09-18 11:31:35 AM  
What is the obsession with giving millennials shiat?

They've got nothing on the obsessive bullshiat the Boomers do.
 
2017-09-18 11:38:08 AM  
What is the obsession with giving boomers shiat?

They've got nothing on the obsessive bullshiat the Millennials do.
 
2017-09-18 12:05:59 PM  
I don't know too many Millennials who can afford to eat avocado toast for breakfast. I do know many who only earn enough to barely cover rent and maybe bills.
 
2017-09-18 12:06:05 PM  
Stupid millennials wanting to eat instead of buying houses and napkins.
 
2017-09-18 12:10:05 PM  
This Boomer is upset that I can't get a ripe farking avocado at the grocery store.

Damn your toast, milllenials!  Damn it to hell!
 
2017-09-18 12:11:10 PM  
Huh, this is odd... A FB mommy I know just posted that Millennials are too poor to eat.
 
2017-09-18 12:13:00 PM  

whidbey: What is the obsession with giving millennials shiat?

They've got nothing on the obsessive bullshiat the Boomers do.


Who you think raised them?
 
2017-09-18 12:14:07 PM  
According to teh googles, there are 75.4 million millenials. That's $1273/year or just over $100/month on groceries.

25 years ago, my parents were in a pretty good mood if they spent <$400/mo. on groceries for the four of us. Maybe millenials are outspending other age groups on food because there's MORE OF THEM?

And no shiat they spend more money in restaurants - not only can they not afford kitchens, but they're getting married later, which means more dating.
 
2017-09-18 12:17:36 PM  
Gen X here. Nobody remembers us. We just keep our heads down and plug right along.

Also, I do love avocado toast. But with Portuguese sardines and shallots.
 
2017-09-18 12:17:59 PM  
I'm making a lentil shepards pie to take to a dinner party tonight. We do vegetarian these because it's cheaper and you don't have to eat meat every day. Its also nice to be good to the few practicing vegetarians in our group (once in a while)
 
2017-09-18 12:21:54 PM  

FlashHarry: Gen X here. Nobody remembers us. We just keep our heads down and plug right along.


Gen X are the alcoholic older brothers to the Millennials. They know shiat's broken and they're watching Ma & Pa Boomer slowly lose their minds, but they're too far along in life to do anything about it.
 
2017-09-18 12:24:19 PM  
Millenials are so unique and different.  Whereas other generations did not eat food, millenials eat food.
 
kab
2017-09-18 12:25:28 PM  
I thought millennials were devoid of cash thanks to crushing student loan debt?  Now you're saying they spend more money on food than anyone else?

Which is it?
 
2017-09-18 12:26:56 PM  
I am a binary 42 year old white male.  I eat oatmeal for breakfast.
 
2017-09-18 12:31:54 PM  

kab: I thought millennials were devoid of cash thanks to crushing student loan debt?  Now you're saying they spend more money on food than anyone else?

Which is it?


Whichever gets you to read today's stupid infographic about millennials and what they're all about.
 
2017-09-18 12:44:37 PM  
I'm going to have to invoke Poe's Law for this one.
 
2017-09-18 12:47:12 PM  
This sums up my reaction:

Are You Being Sarcastic Dude - Simpsons Clip
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2017-09-18 12:49:28 PM  
Avacados used to be $1.25 ea. But now they are $1.80

I need a cheaper option for a health filling low calorie breakfast
 
2017-09-18 12:50:29 PM  

kab: I thought millennials were devoid of cash thanks to crushing student loan debt?  Now you're saying they spend more money on food than anyone else?


"Millennials" have ceased to be a definable, specific thing but are now like "hipsters."

The terms don't really mean anything specific anymore. They mean "anyone who is more attractive, happier, and has more money than me."

For Farkers, that represents about 98% of the U.S. population.
 
2017-09-18 12:54:21 PM  
Plain-old toast must have been quite the luxury item before sliced bread came along.
Can you imagine going back in time & showing a pioneer a Pop Tart? His frickin' head would explode!
 
2017-09-18 01:03:55 PM  
The fark was that thing?  Oh, it was supposed to be funny.  I think.

A large portion of my income does go to food.  That's because the canned, boxed, prepackaged garbage in the center of the grocery store that's terrible for you is disgustingly cheap, and the healthful stuff that lives on the margins of the store is disgustingly expensive.

I make a lot of stuff myself with raw ingredients.  Healthful food is not an option, especially when you're also lacking health insurance and would rather avoid chronic diseases you can't afford.

Some kind of relatively healthy sub sandwich is what counts as eating out.  That's pretty much it.

/33-year-old broke loser, undecided this particular morning whether to rock back and forth, teetering literally and physically on the brink of insane laughter over how farked my finances are, or just settling into a prickly sullen hunch
//I think insane laughter burns more calories
///whoo!
 
2017-09-18 01:06:10 PM  

whidbey: What is the obsession with giving millennials shiat?

They've got nothing on the obsessive bullshiat the Boomers do.


If the millenials could be bothered to pay attention long enough to vote and influence politics a couple cycles in a row, they could really fark up the free ride the boomers gave themselves on the X and millenial generations' backs.

Worst nightmare of anybody over 50 is if the 20 and 30 something crowds not only realize they're getting royally screwed, but they could do something about it if they wanted to. Gotta keep pounding that narrative into their head that their money troubles are all their own fault or they might start to realize just how royal of a farking they're getting so the boomers can leach off a false economy that will eventually collapse and leave their offspring holding the bag.
 
2017-09-18 01:08:26 PM  
Unsurprising to see Bon Appetit a dozen years behind any trend. In this case the trend of ridiculing some imaginary stereotypical hipster. Bon Appetit's recipes have become simplistic to the level of Chef Boyardee, and their staff is unapologetic in their ignorance of both cooking and cuisine.
 
2017-09-18 01:52:09 PM  

FlashHarry: We just keep our heads down and plug right along.


Shhhh! Quit drawing attention to us!
 
2017-09-18 01:53:54 PM  

proteus_b: Unsurprising to see Bon Appetit a dozen years behind any trend. In this case the trend of ridiculing some imaginary stereotypical hipster. Bon Appetit's recipes have become simplistic to the level of Chef Boyardee, and their staff is unapologetic in their ignorance of both cooking and cuisine.


Worst...food website... ever
 
2017-09-18 01:58:15 PM  

The Googles Do Nothing: I am a binary 42 year old white male. I eat oatmeal for breakfast.


I'm 40, and I eat avocado toast for lunch.

It's three slices of toasted bread, avocado ... and get this, ham, turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and a healthy slathering of spicy mustard.

what I'm saying is that 'avocado toast' is just a friggin avocado club sandwich that's missing a shiatload of ingredients.

and now I'm hungry

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2017-09-18 02:06:12 PM  
I'm a millennial and my breakfast is almost always just a coffee. Hell this weekend just past I didn't even have to make it because my wife worked 00:00 - 08:00 over the weekend and I woke up to a hot coffee from Tim Hortons both days.
 
2017-09-18 02:35:13 PM  

dv-ous: According to teh googles, there are 75.4 million millenials. That's $1273/year or just over $100/month on groceries.

25 years ago, my parents were in a pretty good mood if they spent <$400/mo. on groceries for the four of us. Maybe millenials are outspending other age groups on food because there's MORE OF THEM?

And no shiat they spend more money in restaurants - not only can they not afford kitchens, but they're getting married later, which means more dating.


This isn't even considered whether food is more expensive now, because it is.

/wait, how are they getting $100/mo?
//Tell me your secrets!
 
2017-09-18 02:46:05 PM  
Make fun of them for eating expensive good food or make fun of them for eating cheap bad food. But it becomes disingenuous when you criticize them for both in the same breath.
 
2017-09-18 03:19:34 PM  

Egoy3k: I'm a millennial and my breakfast is almost always just a coffee. Hell this weekend just past I didn't even have to make it because my wife worked 00:00 - 08:00 over the weekend and I woke up to a hot coffee from Tim Hortons both days.


I had to stop going to Tim's... I was spending over $2500 per year there. Now I alternate between cereal and eggs with hashbrowns. There's also something to be said for taking half an hour to sit down and eat before facing the world.
 
2017-09-18 03:24:02 PM  

lordargent: The Googles Do Nothing: I am a binary 42 year old white male. I eat oatmeal for breakfast.

I'm 40, and I eat avocado toast for lunch.

It's three slices of toasted bread, avocado ... and get this, ham, turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and a healthy slathering of spicy mustard.

what I'm saying is that 'avocado toast' is just a friggin avocado club sandwich that's missing a shiatload of ingredients.

and now I'm hungry

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I was just going to have a turkey sandwich and sliced avocado on the side for dinner tonight with the wife busy, but now I am making this for myself and my toddler. I'm salivating, just thinking about it.

/Millennial
//I don't make avocado toast
///I did have avocado toast at a friend's wedding last month.
 
2017-09-18 03:31:42 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: This Boomer is upset that I can't get a ripe farking avocado at the grocery store.

Damn your toast, milllenials!  Damn it to hell!


Mexican markets man, $1.25 an avocado and they are sold ripe.
 
2017-09-18 03:38:18 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Egoy3k: I'm a millennial and my breakfast is almost always just a coffee. Hell this weekend just past I didn't even have to make it because my wife worked 00:00 - 08:00 over the weekend and I woke up to a hot coffee from Tim Hortons both days.

I had to stop going to Tim's... I was spending over $2500 per year there. Now I alternate between cereal and eggs with hashbrowns. There's also something to be said for taking half an hour to sit down and eat before facing the world.


Normally I don't bother but like I said my wife was on her way home and picked me up a coffee. I usually just make my own on weekends. I don't bother eating breakfast or making a coffee before work either since the production planner usually starts his day at 6:30 or so and makes coffee in the morning. I just shower, dress and head in around 7:00 because I know I'll have a hot coffee and newspaper waiting for me and no coworkers (aside from the planner) to bother me for almost an hour.
 
2017-09-18 04:27:28 PM  
Am I the only one wondering what the fark avocado toast is? I'm a produce manager that tries to stay on top of food trends and I've never even heard of this bullshiat. and now you're telling me it's a $96 billion dollar industry? really? I'm calling bullshiat.


/33
//not broke but not exactly great either.
//Avocados are $1.25 and $2 for organic here biatches. not exactly breaking the bank.
 
2017-09-18 04:32:58 PM  

Howling Fantods: kab: I thought millennials were devoid of cash thanks to crushing student loan debt?  Now you're saying they spend more money on food than anyone else?

Which is it?

Whichever gets you to read today's stupid infographic about millennials and what they're all about.


FTFA: FEBRUARY 16, 2016

Wake me up a couple months from now when we get to today's stupid infographic.
 
2017-09-18 05:09:17 PM  
So... millennial hedonism is bad because it's expensive?

My hedonism is cheap. A fifth of Smirnoff, a bag of Cheeseburgers from McDonalds, and Netflix is a totally acceptable weekend for this Gen-Xer.

Stop giving millennials sh*t.
 
2017-09-18 05:25:57 PM  
Fellow Gen-X'ers,

Shhh! Just keep quiet, and maybe if we're lucky the Baby Boomers and Millennials will destroy each other and leave the world to us and our Gen-Z kids.
 
2017-09-18 05:29:57 PM  

Lumber Jack Off: Am I the only one wondering what the fark avocado toast is? I'm a produce manager that tries to stay on top of food trends and I've never even heard of this bullshiat. and now you're telling me it's a $96 billion dollar industry? really? I'm calling bullshiat.


/33
//not broke but not exactly great either.
//Avocados are $1.25 and $2 for organic here biatches. not exactly breaking the bank.


It's just toast with avocado spread on it. Basically a savory, healthy breakfast. Unlike, say, a danish and coffee.
 
2017-09-18 05:40:19 PM  

dv-ous: Lumber Jack Off: Am I the only one wondering what the fark avocado toast is? I'm a produce manager that tries to stay on top of food trends and I've never even heard of this bullshiat. and now you're telling me it's a $96 billion dollar industry? really? I'm calling bullshiat.


/33
//not broke but not exactly great either.
//Avocados are $1.25 and $2 for organic here biatches. not exactly breaking the bank.

It's just toast with avocado spread on it. Basically a savory, healthy breakfast. Unlike, say, a danish and coffee.


It's also not a $96 billion industry. Fark headline that doesn't match TFA? I never...

The article claims that the millennial generation spreads more money on food than other generations. TFA claims as a whole they spend $96 billion on food but it lacks any citations. Perfect for a fark thread.
 
2017-09-18 06:45:55 PM  

kab: I thought millennials were devoid of cash thanks to crushing student loan debt?  Now you're saying they spend more money on food than anyone else?

Which is it?


It's almost like they're a huge, economically-diverse group too large to effectively make sweeping generalizations about.
 
2017-09-18 06:55:15 PM  

kkinnison: Avacados used to be $1.25 ea. But now they are $1.80

I need a cheaper option for a health filling low calorie breakfast


Where the hell are you getting your avocados? They're pretty consistently about $.99 each here in Columbus, OH.
 
2017-09-18 07:30:28 PM  

FlashHarry: Gen X here. Nobody remembers us. We just keep our heads down and plug right along.


Need some more nails for that cross you're on?
 
2017-09-18 07:32:31 PM  

Greek: Where the hell are you getting your avocados? They're pretty consistently about $.99 each here in Columbus, OH.


That's the only thing I miss about growing up at the fringe of the ghetto in the mid 80's

People selling big ass hass avocados from the back of a truck, 5 for $1
 
2017-09-18 07:39:17 PM  

dv-ous: Lumber Jack Off: Am I the only one wondering what the fark avocado toast is? I'm a produce manager that tries to stay on top of food trends and I've never even heard of this bullshiat. and now you're telling me it's a $96 billion dollar industry? really? I'm calling bullshiat.


/33
//not broke but not exactly great either.
//Avocados are $1.25 and $2 for organic here biatches. not exactly breaking the bank.

It's just toast with avocado spread on it. Basically a savory, healthy breakfast. Unlike, say, a danish and coffee.


And it's not really a new thing.  The San Francisco Chronicle talked about avocado toast as a local delicacy way back in the 1930's.

/for best results, use sourdough toast and add a pinch of salt to the avocado
 
2017-09-18 07:42:23 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: FlashHarry: Gen X here. Nobody remembers us. We just keep our heads down and plug right along.

Gen X are the alcoholic older brothers to the Millennials. They know shiat's broken and they're watching Ma & Pa Boomer slowly lose their minds, but they're too far along in life to do anything about it.


Um.... Yep, that's pretty much it. Sigh.
 
2017-09-18 07:56:12 PM  

FlashHarry: Gen X here. Nobody remembers us. We just keep our heads down and plug right along.

Also, I do love avocado toast. But with Portuguese sardines and shallots.


::beats with a broom::

You get back in the basement and put your chains on. No gruel for you tonight!
 
2017-09-18 07:59:39 PM  
Also, I have to admit I laughed at "Hasn't made bitters since 2013. She's really just much more into shrub these days."

Chiefly because I just discovered shrub recently and I've been going nuts over it.

/it's a drinkable vinegar, btw
 
2017-09-18 08:05:19 PM  

dv-ous: According to teh googles, there are 75.4 million millenials. That's $1273/year or just over $100/month on groceries.

25 years ago, my parents were in a pretty good mood if they spent <$400/mo. on groceries for the four of us. Maybe millenials are outspending other age groups on food because there's MORE OF THEM?

And no shiat they spend more money in restaurants - not only can they not afford kitchens, but they're getting married later, which means more dating.


There's no way millenials are only spending $100/month on groceries.  You can't survive on $3 of food a day.
 
2017-09-18 08:07:22 PM  

TheFoz: dv-ous: According to teh googles, there are 75.4 million millenials. That's $1273/year or just over $100/month on groceries.

25 years ago, my parents were in a pretty good mood if they spent <$400/mo. on groceries for the four of us. Maybe millenials are outspending other age groups on food because there's MORE OF THEM?

And no shiat they spend more money in restaurants - not only can they not afford kitchens, but they're getting married later, which means more dating.

There's no way millenials are only spending $100/month on groceries.  You can't survive on $3 of food a day.


You can, but it's not a life worth living!

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