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September 4, 2017 11:06 PM   Subscribe

Two guinea pigs discuss the merits of Pumpkin Spice.
posted by Johnny Wallflower (43 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
 
The Spice Girl who only works two months of the year, right?
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:13 PM on September 4 [4 favorites]


No more cheese before bed.
posted by Horkus at 11:14 PM on September 4 [4 favorites]


It's okay as long as it is pumpkin spice cheese.

Really, I like pumpkin pie, but I do NOT grok the Pumpkin Spice everything trend.

#NoteToSelf - Pumpkin Spice lube?
posted by Samizdata at 11:17 PM on September 4 [5 favorites]




They even make pumpkin spice pies now.

I tried one. Wasn't impressed.
posted by ckape at 11:40 PM on September 4 [8 favorites]


I think we'll reach peak spice with the Pumpkin Spice McRib.
posted by FJT at 11:54 PM on September 4 [2 favorites]


Pumpkin Spice - the Dave Best of the Spice Girls.
posted by GallonOfAlan at 12:55 AM on September 5 [1 favorite]


The drummer ...?
posted by carter at 2:47 AM on September 5


For every pumpkin spice product I see before Labor Day I feel compelled to come home and do a shot of something like summery festive tequila, and this year the Nineties series was on CNN so when I got tanked it was easy to pretend Bill Clinton was still president and the dot-com bubble hadn't burst yet.

("And spooky faces, you carve them...oh, ok.")
posted by wheek wheek wheek at 3:00 AM on September 5 [6 favorites]


http://www.womenshealthmag.com/sex-and-love/fall-sex-ideas/

Seriously? Someone beat me to pumpkin spice lube? Really?
posted by Samizdata at 4:54 AM on September 5


> They even make pumpkin spice pies now.

Baudrillard was a prophet.
posted by ardgedee at 4:59 AM on September 5 [4 favorites]


And my family wonders why I gave up being an inventor.
posted by Samizdata at 5:00 AM on September 5 [3 favorites]


That was fantastic!
posted by Shepherd at 6:03 AM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Counterpoint: Fall is almost here so I just want to remind you THE WORLD IS A DUMPSTER FIRE LET PPL HAVE SOME FUCKING JOY IN THEIR PUMPKIN SPICE THINGS ok

A bunch of the available options are things I've tried and find kind of gross, but I am totally fine with pumpkin spice season being a thing. Like, from that second link: Let me have the bagels for when I have regular cream cheese, and the cream cheese for when I have regular bagels. The twinkies seem like they might be worth trying. The Hershey's kisses were kind of ugh, there was a weird aftertaste. I tried the pudding at one point and it just made me remember that I hate instant pudding. Pumpkin ravioli are AMAZING, as is pumpkin pasta sauce on regular pasta, neither of which are actually "pumpkin spice" but rather making perfectly legitimate use of squash during the best season for squash.

However, I give a pass to the guinea pigs, because they are adorable.
posted by Sequence at 6:06 AM on September 5 [4 favorites]


I hesitate to link this, because I've linked to a lot of videos from meh.com already, and I hate repeating myself, even for loosely defined values of "repeat", but: Pumpkin is fucking delicious.
posted by Ipsifendus at 6:20 AM on September 5 [2 favorites]


So, I guess guinea pigs are overtalkers. Now I know to avoid them at parties.
posted by leotrotsky at 6:36 AM on September 5 [2 favorites]


Seriously? Someone beat me to pumpkin spice lube? Really?

Hey, basic bitches need love, too.
posted by leotrotsky at 6:37 AM on September 5 [1 favorite]


CVS, at least in the Boston area, is now selling pumpkin-spice menthol cough drops.
posted by adamg at 6:41 AM on September 5


Oh god, pumpkin spice vape juice is totally a thing, isn't it. I'm not even going to check. It has to be.
posted by uncleozzy at 6:43 AM on September 5 [4 favorites]


Seriously? Someone beat me to pumpkin spice lube? Really?

Rule 34, yo.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:45 AM on September 5


This is a cheap ripoff of Bad Lip Reading.
posted by etherist at 6:54 AM on September 5


My favorite nearby pizza place already had pumpkin spice beer as their rotating seasonal while it was still August, and I had a LOT of feelings about that.
posted by solotoro at 6:55 AM on September 5


The pumpkin beer thing is tough. A friend of mine runs a bar and says that pumpkin beer is hell to manage in a way that other seasonal beers aren't. The problem is that there's a narrow window where people will drink it, but within that window, if you run out, you will actually be losing business. So you've got to have enough to last the eight weeks or whatever, but not so much that you're blowing it out for $3 a pint after Thanksgiving.
posted by uncleozzy at 7:21 AM on September 5 [1 favorite]


First thing in the second link, someone not realizing that they're part of the problem: The onslaught of Pumpkin Spice fall products is annoying for a myriad of reasons. 1.) People won’t stop bitching about pumpkin spice products and 2.) pumpkin spice products are everywhere.
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:36 AM on September 5


A "Halloween Jack" is what you call a pumpkin spice-lubed handjob, isn't it.
posted by uncleozzy at 7:42 AM on September 5 [11 favorites]


There has been some very interesting discussion on twitter about why the pumpkin spice 'trend' (look pumpkin spice things have been around for the better part of my adult years, it's not a trend anymore) gets constantly mocked and dismissed, when the bacon 'trend' (see "better part of my adult years") has not been mocked nearly as much.

Spoilers: It's sexism. Pumpkin spice things are marketed towards women, bacon is marketed towards manly man men.
posted by FritoKAL at 7:51 AM on September 5 [14 favorites]


Has anyone tasted Sons of Liberty pumpkin spice whiskey and what did you think? I was considering it as a gift but I'll think of something else if we are in a post peak pumpkin spice world. Or if it's awful.
posted by Botanizer at 7:54 AM on September 5


The sky turned a hideous orange this morning, so I guess the time is upon us.

(TBH I used to like them as a once in a while thing until I saw the goop they were made with)
posted by Artw at 7:55 AM on September 5


Spoilers: It's sexism

See above, re: "basic bitches." There's a reason people shit on pumpkin spice and not IPAs, Uggs and not polo shirts, the Hunger Games and not Iron Man.
posted by uncleozzy at 7:59 AM on September 5 [10 favorites]


I keep expecting those two to surprise me with a giant plate of tuna fish. Too much tuna, I'd imagine.
posted by the matching mole at 8:00 AM on September 5 [1 favorite]


A "Halloween Jack" is what you call a pumpkin spice-lubed handjob, isn't it.

😱
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:19 AM on September 5 [7 favorites]


So when are they going to make pumpkin things to pair with all the pumpkin-spice things for the proper pie experience?
posted by idiopath at 8:27 AM on September 5


Needs to be longer.
posted by From Bklyn at 8:55 AM on September 5 [1 favorite]


I enjoyed the two guinea pigs discussing pumpkin spice.
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic at 9:10 AM on September 5 [5 favorites]


when the bacon 'trend' (see "better part of my adult years") has not been mocked nearly as much.

Perhaps not IRL? It's definitely been mocked online but I supppose that's in a slightly different context - people mocking the expired meme and novelty products, not actual food items with bacon.
posted by atoxyl at 9:14 AM on September 5


Seriously? Someone beat me to pumpkin spice lube? Really?

At this point I'm surprised Axe Body Spray and Starbucks haven't come up with a terribly sexist cross promotional.
posted by pwnguin at 10:24 AM on September 5


This is a cheap ripoff of Bad Lip Reading.

Sounds like somebody needs a delicious pumpkin spice latte.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 10:58 AM on September 5 [4 favorites]


Heh Sequence, that tweet was where I found the video.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 11:00 AM on September 5


Omg I love this video!!!
posted by purplesludge at 1:03 PM on September 5


I don't like pumpkin spice anything (I wish I did! I love fall and winter, and would really enjoy having this influx of treats heighten the joy of the departure of summer), but out of curiosity I got the pumpkin cream cheese at Dunkin Donuts this morning (on a whole wheat bagel) - it is delicious!! Little to none of the pumpkin spice, all of the squashy flavor. Like straight-up pumpkin puree mixed with cream cheese. A+, would pumpkin again.
posted by Fig at 5:38 AM on September 6 [2 favorites]




Last night, I drove by an auto place that had 'Pumpkin Spice Oil Changes are back!' , which made me laugh a lot.
posted by Fig at 3:23 AM on September 26


Erm, had a sign that said "Pumpkin...." rather. Too early
posted by Fig at 4:38 AM on September 26


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