Tuesday, December 11, 2012

IF #SLATEPITCHES DIDN'T ALREADY EXIST... "Grapefruit is unwieldy, disgusting, and in some cases dangerous to eat. It is indisputably the worst fruit anyone has ever put on a plate."

16 comments:

  1. Worst article ever. Unfunny. Oh, and wrong. Grapefruit effects the *liver* and not the intestine. Sheesh.

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  2. Saray3:25 PM

    Grapefruit is the best fruit and this Slate article is the worst.

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  3. Watts3:27 PM

    The only reason to have grapefruit juice around is to make a Sea Breeze. (The Greyhound and the Salty Dog are just grapefruit juice with vodka, so that's lame.)

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  4. victoria3:49 PM

    They've got a point, but honeydew.

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  5. One of my favorites!

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  6. "Incidentally, there are legends of something called a “grapefruit spoon,” with a serrated edge designed to help carve out the fruit’s viscera. I have never seen one. Perhaps they only reveal themselves to the worthy, like the Holy Grail. (Or perhaps I simply don’t spend enough time in rarefied circles.)"

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=grapefruit+spoon

    This actually hits on a sore point for misophones -- idiots that think every meal should be eaten with one utensil if possible. You know why it's so hard to separate those pieces of food sometimes? BECAUSE THERE'S A DEVICE RIGHT NEXT TO YOU THAT THEY GAVE YOU TO DO THAT WITH. Wiggling your fork back and forth faster and faster will get the job done, but with a lot less effort (and a lot less noise) you could just cut the freaking thing.

    Really, his solution would involve either an easily attainable grapefruit spoon, or a knife and a fork, which you could use to spear and raise the wedges.


    What a jerk.

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  7. Fresh honeydew is divine,

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  8. Yeah, but the only effort involved with grapefruit should be how much it is to throw it to swine.

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  9. isaac_spaceman8:24 PM

    I can't see hating honeydew unless you also hate sweet or have an aquamarine phobia.

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  10. isaac_spaceman8:29 PM

    A. Fruit is best eaten with no utensils, though, sadly enough, utensils are necessary for some of the best fruits (mango and kiwi, for example).


    B. Then again, I do like Paul's idea that the ideal state of food consumption is to have one or more hyperspecialized tools for every separate item. Today we're having lobster, corn, grapefruit, walnuts, and fondue. Here is your fourteen-pound basket of utensils.

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  11. Jenn.9:09 PM

    My sister is right. Grapefruit and honeydew are both disgusting,

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  12. I love my grapefruit spoon and grapefruit consumed with said spoon.

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  13. kcosmo10:48 PM

    I totally don't get this, We peel grapefruit like oranges. Perhaps my favorite fruit.

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  14. OK, but name a time you've had all of that in one sitting.


    Also, can a grapefruit not be peeled like an orange? It looks like you could just peel it, you know, like an orange.

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  15. isaac_spaceman10:28 AM

    It's very hard to peel a grapefruit. The peel is more tightly bonded to the fruit. I think it can be done, because I've seen peeled grapefruit wedges, but the fact that scooping is by far the preferred method should suffice to prove that peeling is more difficult than it's worth. I suppose it's surprising that Monsanto hasn't yet bred an easily-peelable grapefruit.

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