boingboing at November 15th, 2013 12:54 — #1
dragonfrog at November 15th, 2013 13:03 — #2
thomas_lee at November 15th, 2013 13:09 — #3
The winner managed to eat almost two.
happler at November 15th, 2013 13:12 — #4
In the pic in the boingboing feed, the girl on the right end looks like someone just told her that the hotdog she ate had meat...
dacree at November 15th, 2013 13:16 — #5
tells one of the two emcees
apropos of nothing, but when did M.C. (master of ceremonies ) become emce?
bcsizemo at November 15th, 2013 13:20 — #6
When you have two M.C.s I think it's spelled like dis:
shawnhcorey at November 15th, 2013 13:28 — #7
Yuck. It's surprising what people will stuff in their mouths.
itsumishi at November 15th, 2013 13:36 — #8
So I take it, considering the photos and the consensus that most of Austin's fringe cultures were represented, its a pretty white city?
Emcee, and according to Oxford, around the 1930s.
stephen_schenck at November 15th, 2013 13:37 — #9
There is no such thing as a "vegan hot dog." Hot veggie tubes exist, but they're not hot dogs any more than a large pile of leaves in the rough shape of a car is a car. A meatless hot dog can't exist any more than non-alcoholic vodka.
synesthesia at November 15th, 2013 13:39 — #10
Yes. This is something i don't quite get about "vegetarian" food. Why does it often disguise itself as meat?
Veggie dogs. Soy meat. here in argentina, soy milanesas.
What's the matter with that. Does it feel guilty or something?
nathanhornby at November 15th, 2013 13:52 — #11
Foods like burgers, hot dogs etc are made for convenience and tastiness.
Vegetarians aren't against those things.
nathanhornby at November 15th, 2013 13:56 — #12
I assume you feel the same about chicken burgers?
Pointless argument anyway - a vegan hotdog is called that because it's a near facsimile of a hotdog, but vegan; it's a perfectly descriptive name.
(Hotdogs are mosty garlic, spices and texture anyway, they're not hard to replicate without bits of unwanted meat, we're not talking about steak here)
spunkytws at November 15th, 2013 13:56 — #13
As a lapsed vegetarian, for me it was a way of eating some version of foods I had enjoyed without the supposed dangers of eating meat. Although even at the time I had a feeling that, say, soy bacon was at least as full of sodium and nitrates as the real thing, and who knows what the hell else they were putting in there to make it look like yellow and red cardboard but taste a lot like bacon.
dacree at November 15th, 2013 14:10 — #14
hmsgoose at November 15th, 2013 14:17 — #15
just selection bias, methinks.
welcomeabored at November 15th, 2013 14:19 — #16
newliminted at November 15th, 2013 14:26 — #17
When vegans eat vegan 'meats', it simulates the exploitation of animals, which is considered by some to be no different than actual exploitation of animals. As a level seven vegan*, I am against it.
*I don't eat anything that casts a shadow.
big_ryan at November 15th, 2013 14:27 — #18
i tried to eat a vegan hot dog at a party once, my thought process was "how bad could it be?, a hot dog is pretty simple even if it just tastes like tofu i can fix it with catsup and mustard'.
It turned out to have this bizarre thick leathery skin that was hard to bite through, and once you got through it a sulfur flavored goop would squeeze onto the tongue cursing me with a textural experience that made my skin crawl all day
groonkame at November 15th, 2013 14:32 — #19
There is no such thing as a vegan hot dog. That's like saying "veal carrot".
raybert at November 15th, 2013 14:39 — #20
True. On the other hand, technically this is prerequisite for oral sex.
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