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August 18, 2013 2:29 PM   Subscribe

Now it's time for America's new favorite game: Hot Dogs or Legs? (single-serving Tumblr, with mustard and relish.)
posted by Strange Interlude (39 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
It looks like it should be obvious, but ... but I'm not sure ...
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 2:32 PM on August 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


Quickest way to figure these out is to just poke a stick through them and hold them over a fire.


or you could look at the other end.
posted by HuronBob at 2:34 PM on August 18, 2013 [4 favorites]


"Girl legs are food" according to this document, therefore these are all hot dogs.
posted by turbid dahlia at 2:42 PM on August 18, 2013


Hint: if there is kketchup on them, it is probably legs.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 2:50 PM on August 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


Also known as The Rod Stewart Conundrum.
posted by davebush at 2:58 PM on August 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Slightly more palatable than the British version: "Corned beef or legs?"
posted by pipeski at 3:02 PM on August 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


"Girl legs are food" according to this document, therefore these are all hot dogs.

6:40, restate assumptions: Hot dogs are food.
posted by DU at 3:41 PM on August 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Either way, delicious.
posted by notme at 5:13 PM on August 18, 2013


MCMikeNamara: "Hint: if there is kketchup on them, it is probably legs."

Because only barbarians put ketchup on hot dogs.
posted by Mister_A at 5:27 PM on August 18, 2013 [11 favorites]


You who are about to fry, we salute you.
posted by 23 at 5:48 PM on August 18, 2013


Why can't they both? </hannibal>
posted by axiom at 6:00 PM on August 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


> Take five

It's hard to walk in 5/4.
posted by jfuller at 6:01 PM on August 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


MCMikeNamara: "Hint: if there is kketchup on them, it is probably legs."

Because only barbarians put ketchup on hot dogs.


I thought that was implied but I forgot that not everybody knows I'm not a barbarian.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 6:58 PM on August 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


The only acceptable accompaniment for these would be foie gras face.
posted by srboisvert at 7:04 PM on August 18, 2013


Only barbarians put ketchup on anything
posted by Decani at 7:21 PM on August 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


Only barbarians put ketchup on anything

except, of course, Mac and Cheese.
posted by HuronBob at 7:50 PM on August 18, 2013


What's sad about this is if you had hotdog legs you could never own a dog.
posted by orme at 8:09 PM on August 18, 2013 [4 favorites]


New site to be announced soon: Pork butt? Or the real thing?
posted by BlueHorse at 8:48 PM on August 18, 2013


Hot dogs or legs?
How about both.
posted by quazichimp at 9:04 PM on August 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


"Don't... Use ketchup on your hot dog after the age of 18. " - National Hot Dog & Sausage Council's ""Hot Dog Etiquette"
posted by knile at 1:03 AM on August 19, 2013


Ok, I'll bite. Why is ketchup a kid condiment? It's sweet, tangy, with a rich texture that adds a lot to certain foods.
posted by Night_owl at 4:14 AM on August 19, 2013


That's the problem, it adds too much. Ketchup drowns the flavor of everything in its overpowering sweetness.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 5:19 AM on August 19, 2013


Why is ketchup a kid condiment?

Try 5 different mustards for a month and ask again.
posted by DU at 5:20 AM on August 19, 2013


Is there a key? I need the answers, damnit.
posted by anotherpanacea at 6:25 AM on August 19, 2013


I'm trying to find the humor in this, but it seems body-snarky to me. Hopefully someone asked the photo subjects' permission in the form of, "hey, can I swipe your picture so strangers can compare your skinny tan legs to hot dogs? Thanks!"
posted by kimberussell at 6:44 AM on August 19, 2013


Why is ketchup a kid condiment?
Cecil Adams has addressed this. Serious Eats has addressed this. And I saw something recently (a shiny Favorite to you if you find it) about how disappointing handmade restaurant ketchup often is: whenever the author tries some fresh ketchup, they inevitably are disappointed and find themselves just wanting a bottle of Heinz.
posted by knile at 6:47 AM on August 19, 2013


Why is ketchup a kid condiment?

Try 5 different mustards for a month and ask again.


Oh come on, ye food snobs.
I love trying different mustards; I love mustards, in fact, but ketchup can be a damn fine thing, too.
posted by Omnomnom at 7:53 AM on August 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


I dunno, I started hating ketchup back around age 8 or so, so I don't think it's a food snobbery thing. Further evidence: I preferred French's mustard because I didn't know anything else even existed.

Ketchup is the Michael Bay of condiments. If you want some sweetness, add a little relish.
posted by DU at 8:00 AM on August 19, 2013


Whatever, I like ketchup.
posted by sweetkid at 8:21 AM on August 19, 2013


Don't get me wrong -- I realize that being snobbish about putting ketchup on hot dogs, which are, by definition, fucking disgusting, isn't necessarily something to be proud of.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:11 AM on August 19, 2013


I like mustard on my hot dogs just fine, especially a good brown mustard. My father used to make frankfurter sandwiches on rye with brown mustard and they are quite enjoyable to me that way. Yellow mustard is perfect on soft pretzels, brown mustard is terrific on hot dogs.

But when I visit Coney Island the first thing I do is go to Nathan's, order two hot dogs, and eat them both with ketchup. Because that's what I always got when I was little, and both the ritual and the taste have become an indelible part of the experience for me.

So there, ketchup/mustard partisans. SO THERE.
posted by Spatch at 11:43 AM on August 19, 2013


No, don't put ketchup on it. Ketchup will destroy any chance of your ever appreciating the refined elderflower-with-a-hint-of-cedar nose of your gourmet macerated porcine by-product.
posted by pipeski at 2:06 PM on August 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


it's the knees that are the giveaway.
posted by mrgrimm at 2:17 PM on August 19, 2013


What? You've never seen hot dogs with knees?

Or ankles?
or veins?
or tubes?
or brains?
posted by BlueHorse at 9:56 PM on August 19, 2013


BlueHorse makes a good yet gross point. Parts is parts.
posted by surplus at 2:54 AM on August 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


I expect a kielbasa version of this tumblr by end of the week. In fact, I insist it be made.
posted by surplus at 2:57 AM on August 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


It's hard to walk in 5/4.

People ask me where my cool comes from. I don't tell them that there are only 2 soundtracks to my gait. Theme from Shaft is one. Take 5 is the other.
posted by surplus at 3:03 AM on August 20, 2013


Kids like ketchup because it's one of the few things they can control. Food tastes weird? Make it taste like ketchup.
posted by exogenous at 12:21 PM on August 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Kids like ketchup because it's one of the few things they can control. Food tastes weird? Make it taste like ketchup.

No, I have kids. Kids (mine at least) like ketchup because it's tomatoes and sugar. French fries don't taste weird.
posted by mrgrimm at 10:06 PM on August 20, 2013


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