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Rant--food waste for fun

Gretchen's picture

There have been two things on the news this week--a pie throwing contest on Today and the world's biggest cookie done in Hendersonville, NC.


The pie throwing was probably just whipped cream (although custard was mentioned) and while messy, raised my vibes a bit.


Then this cookie--to win the Guiness record.  This was 100 feet in diameter (which is more than the width of a football field, by the graphic they showed), took 30,000 eggs, I can't remember the rest. It weighed 40,000 pounds.They baked it on tiles with some sort of thermoplastic top for the "oven", used the turbo blowers for heat--baked 10 hours.
They won, showed them eating it--it looked gummy, underdone.


Whenever these contests are held a requirement should be to have to contribute twice the ingredient/cost to a food bank. It was sickening to see that waste.


Gretchen

 


Edited 9/20/2009 7:47 am ET by Gretchen

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SallyBR1's picture

(post #53102, reply #1 of 21)

I completely agree...

 


 


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Jean's picture

(post #53102, reply #2 of 21)

The big Italian tomato fight is the one that really gets me!




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Gretchen's picture

(post #53102, reply #3 of 21)

Yet another one.


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leonap's picture

(post #53102, reply #4 of 21)

Amen! I am also disgusted by food-eating contests.

Regality's picture

(post #53102, reply #5 of 21)

Oh, I sooooo agree with you.  It's horrifying to see the waste when there are so many starving people in the world.

sally ryan's picture

(post #53102, reply #6 of 21)

I thought I was the only one who felt this way!

Lee's picture

(post #53102, reply #7 of 21)

Count me as another one.  It's so wasteful.


I am also totally grossed out at the sight of someone stuffing handfuls of food into his/her mouth and eating like a pig.  I can't turn the channel fast enough. 


Edited 9/20/2009 3:04 pm ET by lee

SallyBR1's picture

(post #53102, reply #8 of 21)

Sometimes I see that in movie theaters....

 


 


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Regality's picture

(post #53102, reply #9 of 21)

Sometimes I see that in movie theaters....


On screen or in the audience?  If the former, there's a famous scene in "Stand by Me", which is based on a story, "The Body", by Stephen King.  Because of your delicate sensibilities, I won't describe it.  If the latter--huge tubs of popcorn and gigantic drinks consumed by the overly voracious, yes.


SallyBR1's picture

(post #53102, reply #13 of 21)

Unfortunately, I meant it in the audience. That mindless eating of vats of popcorn, washed down by a bucket of soda. SOmetimes Diet soda.

 


 


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Regality's picture

(post #53102, reply #14 of 21)


Probably should just be addressed to "All":  Mistaken or not?  I was taught, in my latin classes, that the purpose was to purge after gorging.  Perhaps not.  Perhaps it was just for the vomiting of people.  Going to have to look up the root word.


ETA:  vomitare--to vomit, vomit forth, throw up


 


 


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Edited 9/20/2009 7:14 pm by Regality


Edited 9/20/2009 7:17 pm by Regality

kathymcmo's picture

(post #53102, reply #19 of 21)

I so agree with you! Yet another reason to wait for Netflix.


I still recall seeing Once Upon a Time in America (great flick BTW) in a theater in the late 1980s. It is about 4 hours long and this couple sitting right behind me ate the entire time! I mean, they never stopped. And they were quite noisy about it.


By intermission I thought, OK they must be full by now, but noooooo!


And there was a fair degree of violence in that movie, being a gangster film. No obstacle to them.


You can see I am still traumatized by it 20 years later.

Lee's picture

(post #53102, reply #10 of 21)

Yes, and they always seem to sit next to me!  I also hate, loathe and despise gum popping.  Guess who ends up sitting near a gum popper in a theatre or on the bus?  It's like fingernails on a blackboard, it sets my teeth on edge.    

cyalexa's picture

(post #53102, reply #11 of 21)

I also hate, loathe and despise gum popping.  Guess who ends up sitting near a gum popper in a theatre or on the bus?


Better than sitting next to someone spitting tobacco/saliva into a cup. Yes, this actually happens around here. It repulses me.

Adele's picture

(post #53102, reply #12 of 21)

omigod!  There is someone at work that chews and I saw him spit once and it was disgusting!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

soupereasy's picture

(post #53102, reply #15 of 21)

At least they are spitting in a cup. Beats the floor!:/

leonap's picture

(post #53102, reply #16 of 21)

Would that be a gentrified redneck?

soupereasy's picture

(post #53102, reply #18 of 21)

Perhaps?:(

Aberwacky's picture

(post #53102, reply #21 of 21)

Chewing tobacco is very common around here, as well.  Soda bottles are a common repository.


Doesn't gross me out the way it used to.  Gotten used to it, I guess. (Although, one place I worked one guy spit into the trash can.  That, for some reason, I found disgusting.)


Leigh


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nexus's picture

(post #53102, reply #17 of 21)

I agree. I was literally shocked the first time I saw that. Eeeewwww!


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kathymcmo's picture

(post #53102, reply #20 of 21)

The hot dog contests really make me gag, the thought of swallowing a hotdog, unchewed, bleccchh!