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Thu Mar 31, 2016, 07:47 PM

Are you kidding me?!?!

First Trump...



Now John Kasich...



Is the Republican inability to eat New York Pizza with your hands a thing?

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Reply Are you kidding me?!?! (Original post)
MrWendel Mar 2016 OP
Bjornsdotter Mar 2016 #1
MrWendel Mar 2016 #3
Bjornsdotter Mar 2016 #6
Rex Mar 2016 #9
Bjornsdotter Mar 2016 #10
kentauros Mar 2016 #13
LiberalElite Mar 2016 #16
kentauros Mar 2016 #18
LiberalElite Mar 2016 #19
kentauros Mar 2016 #24
cwydro Mar 2016 #25
kentauros Apr 2016 #27
cwydro Apr 2016 #29
kentauros Apr 2016 #31
cwydro Apr 2016 #32
LiberalElite Apr 2016 #30
pnwmom Apr 2016 #41
LiberalArkie Mar 2016 #2
Rex Mar 2016 #4
Glassunion Mar 2016 #5
MrWendel Mar 2016 #7
ejbr Mar 2016 #8
catnhatnh Mar 2016 #11
Kalidurga Mar 2016 #12
TexasBushwhacker Mar 2016 #21
Kalidurga Mar 2016 #23
Shrike47 Apr 2016 #36
abelenkpe Apr 2016 #34
Spider Jerusalem Mar 2016 #14
Bjornsdotter Apr 2016 #28
LiberalElite Mar 2016 #15
MrWendel Mar 2016 #17
KatyMan Mar 2016 #20
MrWendel Mar 2016 #22
kentauros Apr 2016 #33
MrWendel Apr 2016 #42
kentauros Apr 2016 #43
MrWendel Apr 2016 #44
kentauros Apr 2016 #45
Iliyah Apr 2016 #26
Shrike47 Apr 2016 #38
abelenkpe Apr 2016 #35
CoffeeCat Apr 2016 #37
gwheezie Apr 2016 #39
WillowTree Apr 2016 #40

Response to MrWendel (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 07:49 PM

1. Knife and fork

...preferred here!



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Response to Bjornsdotter (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 07:53 PM

3. WHY?

GOD WHY? That's sacrilegious to me!

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Response to MrWendel (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 08:01 PM

6. Lol!

I know, I get a lot of weird looks. Ironically I get the same weird looks if I pick up a piece of pizza with my hands in Sweden.

If I am at a restaurant I use a knife and fork....at home I can go either way.

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Response to Bjornsdotter (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 08:11 PM

9. Not being rude either, but I've never seen anyone eat pizza with a fork and knife.

 

Although my grandfather did like to roll up spaghetti onto a spoon and eat it. TO each their own.

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Response to Rex (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 08:32 PM

10. No worries!

No offense taken!

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Response to MrWendel (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 09:16 PM

13. Here's one reason:

Front incisor crowns, no implants possible.

At least, try to think of that one the next time you see someone being 'sacrilegious' with their pizza.

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Response to kentauros (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 09:33 PM

16. Maybe..That's not the reason Kasich gave though

He said the pizza was too hot. So... let it cool off. How does using a fork make it less hot?

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Response to LiberalElite (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 09:43 PM

18. It makes it less hot in the same way a fork does with all other hot foods:

smaller pieces cool off faster when they are surrounded by air (off the plate) and being actively blown on. At least, that's how it works with my forks

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Response to kentauros (Reply #18)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 09:47 PM

19. makes sense but ok -

cut it into smaller pieces and pick it up with your hand when it's cooled off. NO FORK!

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Response to LiberalElite (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 11:53 PM

24. Honestly, I have no problem with people eating it however they want.

The very idea that this is an issue at all is laughable

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Response to kentauros (Reply #24)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 11:56 PM

25. I know, right?

My mother (almost 90) eats just about everything with a knife and fork.

Hamburgers, pizza, grilled cheese sandwiches.

She always has done so. I don't hold it against her lol.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #25)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 12:00 AM

27. Hey, to me it's more of a compliment

if people keep eating! Not to mention eating it all and "cleaning their plate"

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Response to kentauros (Reply #27)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 12:03 AM

29. Yup.

I really cannot imagine judging people by how they eat their food lol.

DU never fails to amaze.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #29)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 12:10 AM

31. Well, it's not just DU.

It's a common foodie no-no, as if it somehow changes the flavor.

I learned this years ago when I was supplying a local coffee house with a flourless chocolate cake I used to make. I would frost it as specified in my recipe (top and sides) but discovered from the coffeehouse that it wasn't selling well at all. So what did I do? I added some chocolate shavings to the side. Made it look prettier. The flavor of the cake remained exactly the same. And yet, it sold out, and faster than the other cake had.

When it comes to food, people are idiots. And traditions just make that idiocy worse.

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Response to kentauros (Reply #31)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 12:14 AM

32. Lol!

Snobbery shows up in many ways.

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Response to kentauros (Reply #24)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 12:09 AM

30. I do agree - the country's going to hell in a handbasket

and PizzaGate is a thing.

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Response to LiberalElite (Reply #19)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 01:33 AM

41. If you're going to the trouble of cutting it up, why pick up the little pieces with your hands?

Spearing little pieces IS easier with a fork. But picking up a whole slice is easier with your hand.

You can't seriously think it would look better for someone to cut pizza into little, less hot pieces, and then pick up each little piece with his fingers.

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Response to MrWendel (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 07:52 PM

2. Some people just do not like to get their hands dirty. They are fun to watch eating wings

and legs and BBQ ribs.

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Response to MrWendel (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 07:53 PM

4. LOL! Kasich is such a tool!

 

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Response to MrWendel (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 07:58 PM

5. Well then... You found 2 of the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse.

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 08:01 PM

7. Trump...

running for President outed the ambiguity as being one of the four horsemen.

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Response to MrWendel (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 08:08 PM

8. Being the devil's advocate

and I mean DEVIL, maybe he didn't have time to wash hands after shaking hands with his grubby supporters?

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Response to MrWendel (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 09:06 PM

11. I'm a Connecticut coast guy...

Real pizza is cooked in a wood fired brick oven covered with scamorza cheese (A smoked water buffalo mozzerrella ) and served at 4500-6000 degrees farenheit...Believe me I have the burn scars on my chin...

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Response to MrWendel (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 09:16 PM

12. That is one of the worst things I have seen a politician do.

Wow, I am not sure they should even be allowed to retain citizenship after that. I am sort of kidding.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 09:54 PM

21. I still remember when Gerald Ford tried to eat a tamale

without taking off the corn husk.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #21)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 11:26 PM

23. Well this is much worse.

Everyone raised in the US knows what pizza is. Not everyone is familiar with tamales. I was lucky I had friends that taught me stuff.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #23)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 12:48 AM

36. I first saw pizza when I was in college. I ate it then (and now) with a knife and fork.

Hell, I eat bacon with a fork. It's a clean hands thing.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #21)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 12:32 AM

34. LOL

That really happened?!

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Response to MrWendel (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 09:30 PM

14. I'm impressed that Kasich knows how to use a knife and fork properly

(most Americans don't, and it's something that actually got a few US spies caught by the Germans during WWII)

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 12:01 AM

28. Agreed!

All of that switching of the fork back to the other hand gives them away every time.

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Response to MrWendel (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 09:31 PM

15. The Democratic Mayor of NYC did the same thing, and he's on Kasich's side in this:

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Response to LiberalElite (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 09:40 PM

17. God Bill...

that's really embarrassing. You're the Mayor of the God Damned city, the least you can do is act like you've eaten there!

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Response to MrWendel (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 09:48 PM

20. Jesus...how about

It being o.k. to eat something the way you want to. It sounds like a "no true Scotsman" argument.

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Response to KatyMan (Reply #20)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 10:14 PM

22. No...

that's like calling "Papa Johns" real pizza. Being a foodie and partial food snob I feel comfortable saying that.

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Response to MrWendel (Reply #22)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 12:19 AM

33. So, please explain to me how it changes the flavor of the pizza?

Because, ultimately, that's all your tastebuds care about. Your mind cannot change the flavor because that's a chemical process that is set by the cooking of the pizza. Eating it with your hands or a knife and fork changes nothing, other than hurting the feelings of uptight foodies.

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Response to kentauros (Reply #33)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 10:07 AM

42. You...

actually think this is a serious policy discussion right? None of this screams to you? Your putting this on par with real election issues? Speaking of up tight, lighten up.

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Response to MrWendel (Reply #42)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 10:38 AM

43. You might be surprised at how some people do react to this, seriously.

Usually they're strong traditionalists, and sometimes they're foodies. But most times it's people who seem to think it really is sacrilegious to eat pizza in ways other than the traditional way, and to do so in New York City, no less!!1!

Again, it's laughable that it's serious to people, even on this thread.

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Response to kentauros (Reply #43)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 10:51 AM

44. I'm a foodie...

in the way that I want to try almost anything once and be like Guy on Drive in, dinners, and dives to hit as many gems as possible. Tho its harder now that I've been going to a gym. That said, eating pizza with anything other than your hands is still wrong. At least to me.

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Response to MrWendel (Reply #44)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 10:55 AM

45. Friends have called me a foodie, but I'm really not.

I'm nowhere near as adventurous any more, preferring those handful of places I know have quality food. The rest I make myself.

And now I'm "juicing" with a new appliance. It seems to reign in my appetite. We'll see what it does for my weight...

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Response to MrWendel (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 12:00 AM

26. Fingers!

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #26)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 12:50 AM

38. Fork, Ms. (or Mr.) greasy fingers! Besides, then you eat slower. Calories.

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Response to MrWendel (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 12:33 AM

35. New York pizza

Is the best pizza. ❤️

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Response to MrWendel (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 12:49 AM

37. Reminds me of this Seinfeld episode. Seriously funny.

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Response to MrWendel (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 12:53 AM

39. Criteria for good pizza

Is how much grease drips down your arm.

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Response to MrWendel (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 01:25 AM

40. Not being a fan of NY pizza, I really shouldn't comment.

Or.......yes.......I really should.

WTF??!!!

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