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Food snobbery: Does anyone else get queasy when looking at/thinking about unhealthy food?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 10, 2012 at 5:32 PM

I was reading the Wikipedia page on Twinkies just for laughs and when I got to the section on deep-fried Twinkies, I took one look at the picture and my gag reflex literally kicked up. The bone broth I was drinking about 5 minutes ago upchucked and it came out. I had to X out of the page, because even the thought of looking at a deep fried twinkie is making me physically nauseous.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twinkie#Deep-fried_Twinkie.

58d456f4c4d551a697e65ada8c32ad4f

(1178)

on July 11, 2012
at 05:51 AM

@Chelsea ??? Was that directed at me?

0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

(5150)

on July 10, 2012
at 10:59 PM

If you have ANY digestive distress, yes the twinkie will hurt you. If you digestion is perfect, then you can have the mutilated twinkie.

0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

(5150)

on July 10, 2012
at 10:57 PM

I don't eat Paleo, Matt.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 10, 2012
at 08:52 PM

@ Luckie- LOL. Thank you for coming to my rescue, Dear. Much appreciated :) You write well.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on July 10, 2012
at 08:51 PM

Totally agreed. There's a big difference between saying that watching such a thing makes you queasy, and thinking it is wrong for black men and white women to have sex. Just cause you don't want to see it doesn't mean you think that it's wrong. Heck, a lot of the things I myself do, I don't want to see on TV.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 10, 2012
at 08:48 PM

Honestly, I did not consider that someone would think it was a racist remark. I didn't see it that way and I didn't know that what I explicitly described was a "classic racist trope." I just thought it was a something that has a very specific audience, and if you're not part of that audience, you might want to click "close" or you'll get queazy. And I am being chill, just wordy and trying to get my point across.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on July 10, 2012
at 08:45 PM

(er, -not- being into, bad edit on my end).

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on July 10, 2012
at 08:43 PM

@foreveryoung - don't feel bad. I saw what you wrote and I did not find it to be racist at all. VB likes moralizing and has said that she has the right to do so because she has been a teacher for 18 years and has two master's degrees. This isn't about what you wrote; it's about her entitlement to judge. The other person, well, I just don't know. Apparently being into to watching small girls get sodomized by large penises is racist now. I'd have thought VB would like that. No making some people happy.

4ec0fe4b4aab327f7efa2dfb06b032ff

(5145)

on July 10, 2012
at 08:42 PM

Chill out, I don't think you're personally racist, but you have to realize that when you say things with serious racial overtones people are not going to take it well.

4ec0fe4b4aab327f7efa2dfb06b032ff

(5145)

on July 10, 2012
at 08:40 PM

Chill out, I don't think you're personally racist, but you have to realize that when you say things with serious racial undertones people are not going to take it well.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 10, 2012
at 08:30 PM

You can continue on thinking I'm racist, but I'm not the sanctimonious paleo advocate who thinks I'm so superior to the rest of society because I have the luxury of shopping at Whole Foods and can afford to eat a highly nutrition diet.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 10, 2012
at 08:20 PM

And by the way one of my friends from high school is a playboy model, so I know the difference between porn and whatever hardcore porn there is on the internet.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 10, 2012
at 08:18 PM

Also, saying "I don't seek those sites out and then post a link for others" made it obvious I was talking about internet porn. Sorry I'm not a fan of it, and it makes me queazy, so I don't actively search for it.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 10, 2012
at 08:16 PM

And I didn't say I was disgusted. Saying something makes you queazy and something makes you disgusted are subtly but importantly different.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 10, 2012
at 08:11 PM

I can understand you not liking that I wrote it, but don't get on some high horse and tell me it was racist. It's just the truth. Do you watch Curb Your Enthusiasm at all? Do you think that show should be kicked off the air because Larry david is a racist? He's not racist. He says things that people don't like to acknowledge, and I'm guessing that's what I just did.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 10, 2012
at 08:08 PM

And by the way one of my friends my high school is a playboy model, so I know the difference between porn and hardcore porn.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 10, 2012
at 08:07 PM

I thought the specificity would have been enough to gather I was talking about Hardcore pornography, and I don't watch enough of it to conjure up many other situations. Honestly the only reason I know that is because my roommate freshman year was into internet porn and I logged onto his computer and that's what popped up. That's my impression of internet hardcore pornography. A pornstar with a big dick and a blond barbie doll doing it doggishly.

4ec0fe4b4aab327f7efa2dfb06b032ff

(5145)

on July 10, 2012
at 08:04 PM

If that was your point, you expressed it extremely poorly. You never even mentioned pornography, just said you were disgusted by black men having sex with white women (though you were more specific as to the sex act involved).

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 10, 2012
at 08:01 PM

You are being a knave. that's not what I wrote. It had more to do with not enjoying "hardcore" pornography. So you enjoy watching that right? You still didn't answer my above question.

4ec0fe4b4aab327f7efa2dfb06b032ff

(5145)

on July 10, 2012
at 08:00 PM

That's pretty much what you wrote, you were just more specific about the sex act involved, which is pretty irrelevant imo.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 10, 2012
at 08:00 PM

You idiot that's not what I wrote. It had more to do with not enjoying "hardcore" pornography. So you enjoy watching that right? You still didn't answer my above question.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 10, 2012
at 07:58 PM

You idiot. That's not what I wrote.

4ec0fe4b4aab327f7efa2dfb06b032ff

(5145)

on July 10, 2012
at 07:56 PM

Being disgusted by black men having sex with white women is one of the classic racist tropes. You should probably stop arguing about it now.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 10, 2012
at 07:55 PM

It's like saying i get queazy watching a lion eat a gazelle. That doesn't mean I don't like lions.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 10, 2012
at 07:54 PM

Oh so you're saying you enjoy watching what I wrote? If you say no you're racist.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 10, 2012
at 07:53 PM

It's like saying I get queazy when I see a lion eating gazelle. It doesn't mean I have something against lions.

4ec0fe4b4aab327f7efa2dfb06b032ff

(5145)

on July 10, 2012
at 07:53 PM

Uh, no, it was racist.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 10, 2012
at 07:44 PM

I removed it because I do not want to offend anyone, but it was not racist at all, and the fact that you find it so probably is.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 10, 2012
at 07:42 PM

It's not racist at all. The fact that you find it inappropriate is racist.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on July 10, 2012
at 07:35 PM

@foreveryoung - I find your comment very racist and inappropriate.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 10, 2012
at 07:28 PM

I get queazy when i see big black dudes sodomizing petite white girls, so I do not actively seek that kind of stuff out and post a link.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 10, 2012
at 07:23 PM

I get queazy when I see big black dudes sodomize petite white girls, so I don't actively seek that stuff out and then post a link.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on July 10, 2012
at 07:20 PM

Nope. And eventually you'll get over your paleo elitism. :)

2a00b9a42e4cb6e489a0e69d20714576

(3043)

on July 10, 2012
at 07:12 PM

What are you talking about Cave Girl?

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on July 10, 2012
at 07:08 PM

It almost looks like a baked potato to me, so I am okay with that picture.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on July 10, 2012
at 06:34 PM

And you're better than him huh? DORK. Voluntary factors do NOT affect weight much over lon gterm DR JEFFREY FREIDMAN CONGRATUALTIONS ON AGAGIN YOURSELF WITH THE SPRINTS. FEE RADICALS ASSHLE

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4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

on July 10, 2012
at 06:27 PM

I will not be going to that link ;) but I can tell you that I get pretty grossed out when I go to places like Safeway.

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116d23135449332a8bf9106220cf632b

on July 11, 2012
at 12:15 AM

Ugh, the worst is when someone orders or brings fast food in my car... It smells like a cross between garbage and vomit.

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F5f742cc9228eb5804114d0f3be4e587

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on July 10, 2012
at 10:23 PM

I had a really hard time at an airport recently when I caught a whiff of fast food french fries. It was truly nauseating.

And now, when I see all the shiny, brightly colored food packaging, I'm amused that anyone thinks that what's in them is remotely edible.

I'll admit to being a complete food snob now. I even wrinkled my nose at the steak my husband was eating recently because I could tell it wasn't grass-fed beef. It was really fatty, but not in a good way, and all loose and flabby looking. But in my defense, it isn't about elitism, it's about health and the fact that it's only been a handful of decades that food has been ruined thusly. Such a sad, sad shame.

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Fd7b128cf714044a86d8bd822c7a8992

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on July 10, 2012
at 07:22 PM

Nope; I have a pretty strong stomach haha. That twinkie looks kind of alien, but not nauseating.

I do get a little nauseous/headachey at cigarette smoke, but that's a different story entirely.

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61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on July 10, 2012
at 07:06 PM

Definitely not going to that link! If you think seeing a deep-fried twinkie online is bad... try seeing one in person. You can smell it. SO GROSS.

I've never actually thrown up before, but even thinking about nasty food like that can nauseate me. Half the stuff my family eats nauseates me.

I was once at a Nascar race (don't judge me! my friends talked me into it! never again!) and we were packed into the cheap seats like sardines with a whole bunch of rednecks. This enormous dude was behind us with a bucket of KFC chowing down on a 12-piece bucket with such enthusiasm that little breaded chicken bits were landing on us. He ate the whole thing, by himself. SO GROSS. Some greasy Dawg-girl wearing too much makeup was sitting in front of us, leaning over to her boyfriend every two minutes, whispering "ooh I love you so much baby" and kissing him while he was clearly trying to watch the race, and that side of his face was all shiny from the deep-fried Oreos she'd been downing. SO GROSS.

I had to get up and walk around the lot where they had all the trailers selling memorabilia.

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5cd8441bd01fc10816085bfc092477c4

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on July 11, 2012
at 12:42 AM

I dunno. I go to the Texas State Fair every year and they have fried EVERYTHING there. Guess I am just used to it. And curious....how do they fry a margarita anyway? On the other hand, they do offer grilled gator and it is GREAT!

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4ec0fe4b4aab327f7efa2dfb06b032ff

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on July 10, 2012
at 07:59 PM

I didn't look at the picture, but, honestly, I'd probably eat that if I was in the right mood. A fried twinky at the county fair once a year won't hurt you, and it would probably taste pretty good.

0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

(5150)

on July 10, 2012
at 10:59 PM

If you have ANY digestive distress, yes the twinkie will hurt you. If you digestion is perfect, then you can have the mutilated twinkie.

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D5a52362ba91628833829a52acf1c227

on July 10, 2012
at 07:19 PM

I kinda wish I was like that, TBH. I gag looking at certain kinds of offal and other paleo foods.... drool at junk food. It sucks. I'm such an addict. :(

Hey, maybe one day I can turn this around! That would be so nice...

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58d456f4c4d551a697e65ada8c32ad4f

on July 10, 2012
at 06:27 PM

I can't say that I got nauseous, but I was kind of grossed out and disappointed when I opened my freezer this morning to a box of corn dogs and a huge bag of frozen french fries. My spouse eats absolute crap if we don't eat together. Apparently a meal of corn dogs and french fries were his dinner of choice while I was at the gym last night. Ugh and yuck!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 10, 2012
at 06:34 PM

And you're better than him huh? DORK. Voluntary factors do NOT affect weight much over lon gterm DR JEFFREY FREIDMAN CONGRATUALTIONS ON AGAGIN YOURSELF WITH THE SPRINTS. FEE RADICALS ASSHLE

2a00b9a42e4cb6e489a0e69d20714576

(3043)

on July 10, 2012
at 07:12 PM

What are you talking about Cave Girl?

58d456f4c4d551a697e65ada8c32ad4f

(1178)

on July 11, 2012
at 05:51 AM

@Chelsea ??? Was that directed at me?

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 10, 2012
at 06:32 PM

No, you DUMB weirdo

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