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January 15, 2019 6:20 AM   Subscribe

Meet the world's most popular egg.
posted by Vesihiisi (39 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
Huh. There's a new contract on Egg Inc with this premise and honestly I thought it was an in-game joke.
posted by phunniemee at 6:38 AM on January 15 [1 favorite]


Yeah, I totally didn't get that when I started the contract this morning.

Ultimately, this post is why I'm late for work, and I hadn't even seen it yet, which is some kind of new record. Usually I have to read a Metafilter post before it makes me late for work.
posted by jacquilynne at 6:40 AM on January 15


Thanks, I hate it.
posted by brook horse at 6:46 AM on January 15 [9 favorites]


It's a pretty lovely egg. If I bought that egg (I mostly don't pay the extra for brown eggs), I'd probably see it and think "that's a nice egg."
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 6:48 AM on January 15 [2 favorites]


I had hoped it would be a Cadbury egg, but it's a nice enough egg, regardless.
posted by PearlRose at 7:03 AM on January 15


Oh, good, I was hoping someone would explain what this egg thing was before I had to ask.
posted by a power-tie-wearing she-capitalist at 7:04 AM on January 15


This looks like harmless internet fun
I am now super afraid the the Egg will Milkshake Duck itself.
posted by motdiem2 at 7:07 AM on January 15 [9 favorites]


This seems eggcessive
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 7:20 AM on January 15 [5 favorites]


Too bad Half an Onion in a Bag wasn't as successful.
posted by JoeZydeco at 7:25 AM on January 15 [4 favorites]


I'd say the onion didn't put in enough...Leggwork?
posted by Dillionaire at 7:28 AM on January 15 [4 favorites]


Not sure this meme is all it's cracked up to be.
posted by jeremias at 7:28 AM on January 15 [3 favorites]


Eggcellent.
posted by skycrashesdown at 7:31 AM on January 15 [1 favorite]




I was rooting for the can of beans.
posted by TheCoug at 7:33 AM on January 15 [3 favorites]


My 12 year old excitedly told me about this egg business over the weekend, so as soon as I saw the title, I knew what it was about. I am, as the kids say, hep to the zietgeist. Yeet!
posted by Chrischris at 7:48 AM on January 15 [5 favorites]


(I mostly don't pay the extra for brown eggs)

In New England, you generally have to pay a premium if you want white eggs.
posted by yhbc at 7:53 AM on January 15


In New England, you generally have to pay a premium if you want white eggs.

But... brown eggs are local eggs and local eggs are fresh.

Or have we been misled?
posted by bondcliff at 8:00 AM on January 15 [3 favorites]


Liked.
posted by slogger at 8:03 AM on January 15 [2 favorites]


I've heard that about New England, and my Rhode Island based mother-in-law often has brown eggs, but she also buys only the fanciest everything, so I wasn't sure. I occasionally buy brown eggs when serving my father, because he acts like you poisoned him if he finds an egg shell in anything and it's the easiest way to avoid his dramatics.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 8:07 AM on January 15


There is no appreciable difference between white and brown eggs. White chickens lay white eggs and brown chickens lay brown eggs. They are all still just chicken eggs.
posted by East14thTaco at 8:11 AM on January 15 [9 favorites]


And void chickens hatch void eggs (which you get if a witch flies over your coop) but they are still chicken eggs.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 8:13 AM on January 15 [23 favorites]




Let's not miss our chance to buy $20 commemorative t-shirts to remind ourselves how stupid we were in 2019.
posted by octothorpe at 8:18 AM on January 15 [2 favorites]


Let's try and make this the most favorited post evah.
posted by AugustWest at 8:20 AM on January 15 [1 favorite]


And void chickens hatch void eggs

Well, yeah, but everybody knows that. I'm sure you'll be telling us next that The Dreaming Chicken birthed the Clucking Realm where from all desire for corn emerges. As if we didn't know.
posted by East14thTaco at 8:21 AM on January 15 [2 favorites]


This explains the slew of random tweets I saw all begging to go viral.
posted by infini at 8:23 AM on January 15 [1 favorite]


That’s a good egg.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 8:23 AM on January 15


$20 commemorative t-shirts to remind ourselves how stupid we were in 2019.

I'd hold off. I think we're just getting warmed up.
posted by JoeZydeco at 8:26 AM on January 15 [8 favorites]


i mean if the worst dumbest thing i do in this life is like an egg online then i expect canonization posthaste
posted by poffin boffin at 9:05 AM on January 15 [4 favorites]


Instagram? This totally a Twitter thing.
posted by hwestiii at 9:38 AM on January 15 [1 favorite]


In New England, you generally have to pay a premium if you want white eggs.

But... brown eggs are local eggs and local eggs are fresh.

Or have we been misled?
posted by bondcliff at 11:00 AM on January 15 [1 favorite +] [!]


in Old England (aka England), I recall brown eggs being the basic and white eggs the (slightly) premium. But in Toronto, it's the other way around.

It's probably just a matter of what people are used to, what the majority supply is, and what sellers can convince people to pay. There are differences in quality between eggs, but that's not based on colour (but on feed, etc.).
posted by jb at 9:53 AM on January 15 [1 favorite]


"The entire world is an egg" -- Gilles Deleuze
posted by dis_integration at 10:14 AM on January 15


I'm not sure how @world_egg_record follows this up.

Maybe with a chicken?
posted by notyou at 12:12 PM on January 15


Australian here. We do Edward Scissorhands as a Year 8 film text. Usually I have to stop at the intro and explain the weird white eggs. We only get brown eggs here, I am pretty sure.
posted by freethefeet at 12:57 PM on January 15


They're all good eggs, Brant
posted by davidmsc at 1:10 PM on January 15 [2 favorites]


At least the California Raisins could sing and dance.

These kids today
posted by freecellwizard at 3:07 PM on January 15


I kinda want that shirt, just to belong somewhere.

Let's try and make this the most favorited post evah.

I'm trying!
posted by numaner at 1:18 PM on January 16


And here I thought it would be a Kinder Surprise egg, based on their desirability (and rarity) in the US.
posted by Pandora Kouti at 1:51 PM on January 16




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