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Romaine lettuce warning

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Romaine lettuce may harbor dangerous E. Coli bacteria.

This leads to a general observation that prole foods are safer then SWPL foods.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 5, 2018 at EST am

Posted in Bobos

Marathon Day!

For SWPLs, it’s like the World Series and the Superbowl combined.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 5, 2017 at EST am

Posted in Bobos

I made quinoa

First time I ever tried making this at home.

Tastes bleh.

$9/pound at the SWPL supermarket, how can poor people afford to eat this?

I hope this stuff is safe to eat.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 26, 2017 at EST pm

Posted in Bobos

Today’s David Brooks column

David Brooks column.

A commenter asked me to write about it. Because Steve Sailer already wrote about it.

David Brooks writes:

Recently I took a friend with only a high school degree to lunch. Insensitively, I led her into a gourmet sandwich shop. Suddenly I saw her face freeze up as she was confronted with sandwiches named “Padrino” and “Pomodoro” and ingredients like soppressata, capicollo and a striata baguette.

Steve Sailer writes:

Perhaps the disbelief about Brooks’ column is that Italian words are pretty easy for Americans to more or less pronounce, while the formerly dominant French cuisine words were more difficult.

Actually, for me, the disbelief about Brooks’ column is that he has a friend with only a high school degree.

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My problem with high-end Italian sandwiches is that they contain raw ham (prosciutto) which I find quite unappetizing when you have to eat a big mass of it.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 11, 2017 at EST pm

Posted in Bobos

Oysters and social class mystery solved?

Raw oysters cut across all social classes. In this way, it’s like NFL football, except the NFL football is a lot more popular than oysters. Not very many people like eating oysters.

I’ve never seen a cooked oyster on a menu in Manhattan, so therefore I assume that cooked oysters are a regional prole dish.

Raw oysters are not in any way trendy, and normally we associate SWPL tastes with trendy stuff. The typical upper-middle or upper class oyster eater is more likely to be from an older generation or a frat type, rather than a hipster or SJW type, and more likely to work in a conservative industry like finance.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

June 22, 2017 at EST pm

Posted in Bobos

Oysters, SWPL or prole?

This important question came up in the comments.

I have to admit that I’m confused. Oysters are rarely consumed, unlike sushi which is ubiquitous.

The most famous “raw bar” is the Oyster Bar at Grand Central Station. Oysters, being expensive, and found in restaurants in Manhattan, they would seem to be an upper-class thing.

But on the the other hand, there are also raw bars in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, a town which is the epitome of prole.

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A food that you can only buy in Seaside Heights and isn’t available anywhere in Manhattan is the zeppole. Now that’s a delicious prole food! A while back, place called Led Zeppole opened in Manhattan and tried to ironically sell zeppoles to hipsters, but unfortunately it went out of business.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

June 21, 2017 at EST pm

Posted in Bobos, Proles

Hawaiian sushi

Just had a Hawaiian sushi salad, technically called Poké. Very delicious. Supposedly very trendy right now. You proles in flyover country are missing out on some great stuff.

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However, I do feel that eating raw fish too often is asking for trouble.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 6, 2017 at EST pm

Posted in Bobos, New York City

Kevin Drum needs to make his case in more detail

Kevin Drum has a column in Mother Jones where he admits that urban educated liberals seer at less-educated non-urban white people, the kind of white people who love Donald Trump.

He ends his column:

Anyway, I’m curious: do you accept this? Is it as obvious to you as it is to me? Or do you think I’m overstating things? Do I really need to make my case in more detail?

Based on the comments, it’s obvious that his readers don’t get it, so he needs to write more and more columns about this.

As I’ve previously explained, educated liberal whites view blue-collar whites as deserving of their economic plight because they were too stupid or too lazy to take advantage of their white privilege to get ahead. People like that deserve to be sneered at, don’t they? In contrast, it’s racism (which is the most evil thing in the world) to sneer at blacks because they are victims of a racist society and not to blamed for their economic and social predicament.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 10, 2016 at EST am

Posted in Bobos

SWPL salt

I was at a farmers market on Saturday and I saw “gourmet” salt being sold for $7 for 1.5 ounce.

I believe you can buy a whole pound of salt at the supermarket for less than a dollar, which means that the SWPL salt is at least 70 times as expensive as regular supermarket salt.

I am almost certain that in a blind taste test, SWPLs would not be able to tell the difference between food cooked with SWPL salt and food cooked with regular poor-people salt.

I also believe that there is a high correlation between people who buy ridiculously overpriced SWPL salt and people who will vote for Hillary Clinton and who HATE Donald Trump. Trump supporters used the economical supermarket salt.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

August 1, 2016 at EST pm

Posted in Bobos

Murray on Trump in the WSJ

Charles Murray’s Saturday essay in today’s Wall Street Journal is a must-read article for my blog readers (given Murray’s prominence in the HBD world).

Murray points out in the essay that the working class has been screwed, but he really means that the white male white working class has been screwed. The black working class has improved because of affirmative action everywhere, and the female working class has improved because of changing social values and liberal Democrats who have been very supportive of women, sometimes at the expense of men.

Murray mentions that “American corporations exported millions of manufacturing jobs, which were among the best-paying working-class jobs,” but fails to explain that the reason they paid well is because they were unionized. Lower wages for the working class today is partially explained by success of big corporate employers (helped by Republicans) in preventing unionization of the service industries. Bernie Sanders is more right about this than any Republican.

Murray is weak on economics but he is strong when writing about the social class differences between the upper class and the working class.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 13, 2016 at EST pm

Posted in Bobos, Economics, Politics

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