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Old 10-08-2012, 10:36 PM   #56321
 
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WHEN A BOOK WALKS IN WITH A GOOD PLOT BASE

AND A BIG SPINE IN YOUR FACE YOU GET SPRUNG

WANNA PULL OUT YOUR PENS

‘CAUSE YOU NOTICED THAT BOOK WAS DENSE

READING, HALF-RIMS I’M WEARING

I’M HOOKED AND I AIN’T CARING

OH BABY I WANT AN E-READER

AND A MEANINGFUL METER

MY TEACHERS TRIED TO TRAIN ME

THAT BOOK YOU GOT MAKES ME SO BRAINY
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I get that (though I adore rice and beans miss them terribly when I haven't had them, and really, rice and I are OTP), but I can't help feeling that it's culturally myopic to consider certain foods the type you eat because of poverty. Beans are widely consumed by a variety of cultures and they'd never be seen as something to eat because you're poor. Not to mention people in cultures that are vegetarian for religious reasons and not because it's trendy or because they're trying to make a statement, but because vegetarianism is just a natural way of life; they would never consider beans something to eat grudgingly because there's no money. On the flipside, foods that are unknown and labeled "exotic" (or worse, "fancy") can be rather commonplace. Like I get the point, but bok choy is consumed regularly by a huge part of the world's population. It may be ecpensive if you go to Whole Foods for it, but it's pretty much dirt-cheap anywhere people who eat it regularly live.
I think the difference is growing up in an environment where beans aren't the norm culturally, they're what you eat when you can't afford anything else. If I hadn't watched cooking shows as a kid, if I hadn't had friends who ate different foods, I probably wouldn't have thought twice about eating rice and beans every day, because I did/do like them, and most people I knew ate them everyday, too.

It might all be "First World problems," but that doesn't lessen the impact. And no one ever gets over whatever they're feeling just because other people have it worse. People don't work that way.
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I agree with you about not getting all "first world problems" on people. This was just my immediate reaction to reading that sort of thing; automatically it just doesn't sit right with me. So, that's why I posted here rather than there.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:13 PM   #56324
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What is this bean shade? Only in American culture are beans "poor people food". This makes me think of discussions on western privilege, and how you can see it in the way poor people in a lot of other countries eat versus how poor people in the US eat.
And I'm posting this here because I'm not looking to derail that other thread with my side thoughts.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:18 PM   #56326
 
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I want to try my friend's Orange Creamsicle dessert so much!

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It's orange-vanilla panna cotta
Greek yogurt sponge,
Orange supremes vacuum-infused with thyme
Orange blossom foam
Orange fizz

If I ever get a chance to go home again (this schedule, I cry), I'm gonna have to drop by to try it out.
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I just learned how the word schooner is pronounced. I've only ever read it and I've been saying it wrong in my head.
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There are a lot, but I declare yours the best!
None of the smileys are smiley enough! NONE OF THEM! You are the queen of compliments, Saria!! Even though this smiley is insolently wearing your crown instead of carrying it to you on a pillow, I will allow it to live so long as it makes the delivery in the end. Can't exactly shout "off with your head" at a thing with no body, anyway.

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HA! Wow, yeah, if ever there was any doubt, I am just never ever going to get it. I probably should've picked up on this from Marge the Dominatrix saying she could cut herself with his cheekbones, but nothing made sense surrounding that comment, so making me tilt my head and/or frown at the screen didn't really make it stand out. Also, my internal monologue was a bit busy. ("Oh honey, I know you wish you could be made of Irene Adler awesomesauce instead of fail, but don't use people's faces as weapons. Think of the obituary.")

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What is this bean shade?
First, I wanted to know who was throwing shade at beans. Then, I pictured a bean lamp. I may or may not have then tried to find pics of such a lamp on the internet and been surprised that nothing very recognizably bean-like came up.

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Holy crap, who writes the referenced fanfics?? One word: NOPE. Those characters had better not be trying to put those things into human women. Not unless the women all have a bizarre sci-fi affliction in which they are somehow able to live with singularities in their cervices.
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I get that (though I adore rice and beans miss them terribly when I haven't had them, and really, rice and I are OTP), but I can't help feeling that it's culturally myopic to consider certain foods the type you eat because of poverty. Beans are widely consumed by a variety of cultures and they'd never be seen as something to eat because you're poor. Not to mention people in cultures that are vegetarian for religious reasons and not because it's trendy or because they're trying to make a statement, but because vegetarianism is just a natural way of life; they would never consider beans something to eat grudgingly because there's no money. On the flipside, foods that are unknown and labeled "exotic" (or worse, "fancy") can be rather commonplace. Like I get the point, but bok choy is consumed regularly by a huge part of the world's population. It may be ecpensive if you go to Whole Foods for it, but it's pretty much dirt-cheap anywhere people who eat it regularly live.
I think the difference is growing up in an environment where beans aren't the norm culturally, they're what you eat when you can't afford anything else. If I hadn't watched cooking shows as a kid, if I hadn't had friends who ate different foods, I probably wouldn't have thought twice about eating rice and beans every day, because I did/do like them, and most people I knew ate them everyday, too.

It might all be "First World problems," but that doesn't lessen the impact. And no one ever gets over whatever they're feeling just because other people have it worse. People don't work that way.
FTR, I don't hate most beans. I don't even associate most varieties of beans with poverty as some folks do. It's just pork and beans that I can't stomach now. Not only are they highly processed, I ate those all the time growing up and I associate those with highly stressful and hard economic times. We did eat other varieties of beans on occasion but not as often as the pork and beans. It may seem like my complaining about it is a first world problem but I don't think my experience and feelings about the matter should be discounted because others have it worse. Even when I had hard times as a adult, I ate ramen, never pork and beans because ramen didn't always have the same stigma that pork and beans had for me. Ramen is often associated with broke college students and many college students don't stay broke for long. Pork and beans and some other kinds of foods typically associated with poverty speaks to something more entrenched.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:25 AM   #56331
 
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Oh, I understood your issue perfectly, LadyV. It wasn't your post I reacted to.
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This meme makes me think of SCG and a few posters over on 4a who are loaded with schoolwork for some reason, not mention myself back when I was in school! Cackling at putting a different, more respectable date on papers.

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LOL, I freaking love that meme, Saria!

I've done ALL of those things (most recently being putting last week's date on a paper), except for the font size 14 punctuation. Genius! The things you learn on the internet!
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This process is a lot of work. By the end, it won't seem worth it, I'm sure, but I'm going to try to hang on.
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Only one day off. I'm thinking trip over to bookstores, laundry because I really have to, a trip over to Shanghai Gate because I'm dying for some delicious, chewy, rice cakes and lion's head meatballs, and just relaxing with some books, maybe some more Poirot on Netflix, and food! Maybe I'll get some 3-cup eggplant at Jojo Tai Pei, too. And taro loaf cake or a cheese tart from Yi Soon for dessert.
Too much work. I'm on grill this week and I've gotten no actual training as to station set-up. :/
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So a blog I follow posted on the evils of uncrustables on fb. Some comments:

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Can anyone seriously call this lunch? What a horrible horrible excuse!
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Seriously, if you don't have time to make a pb&j you should really edit your life
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I guess I will be the one horrible parent to say that I do send my kid with Uncrustables. We really struggle to get him to eat anything at all. I would love for him to eat all natural wonderful things but that is a battle I have yet to win. I envy those of you who have good eaters.
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I heard on the radio not that long ago that the crust has the most nutrients.... why cut off the healthiest part?
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one said way early in this conversation that the crust has all the nutrients...

THAT IS NOT TRUE!!! The crust is just where the bread has browned from cooking. I think people confuse that with fruits and veggies, like apples and potatoes where the outer part contains a lot of extra fiber. Bread doesn't have that, the crust is just the browned part. The nutrition remains the same throughout.

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Who buys this crap?? How lazy can you be!!!
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when this first came out I thought this is so stupid are people that lazy b/c it is so hard to slap together a pb and j sandwich
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Really. I have such a problem with these. When I was working full time and commuting an hour each way I still had time to slap together some PB&J. How lazy can you be?
My hunch- I bet very few of these posters make their own organic jelly, bread and peanut butter.
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I mean, I think Uncrustables are ridiculous and I really don't get it, but those comments are seriously harsh.
I'm cracking up at people who actually think the crust has more nutrients than the crumb, though.
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It is a real food page, and I get why the owner posts about label reading, but those comments. Again, I think very few would have the "right" peanut butter, bread and jelly.

Thanks to the food thread here, and this uncrustable thread, I think I have figured out why I don't like the blog so much anymore. People are judging and not helping anymore. And it seems like it is becoming more about the haves and have nots.
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