26 September 2019


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Because the tomato base irritates their tongue and lip piercings???


Because they serve it at The Palm?


Because Grandma, whose basement they are forced to live in now, all their money going to pay back the inflated education loans they took out in chase of that "dream job," makes it better fresh.

Pirate Laddie

Because there are better things available?

Diana C

They don't know how to use any sort of can opener????

The Twisted Genius

I can't wait to hear what's behind this off the wall posting. On the question itself, I think there's a decline in consuming canned anything. We've cut way back on the canned soup and vegetables because of the sodium content. Although canned brown bread is still a gourmet item as far as I'm concerned.



"Off the wall?" I thought you had a sense of humor.


All Diana C Independent research sent to me by the Social Science Association indicates that few of them have can openers. Mom always had at least one.

The Twisted Genius

But I still miss the significance of the canned ministrone. What triggered this particular target as opposed to canned baked beans? Maybe the Millenials missed out on the C-ration era and just failed to develoip an appreciation for the wonders of food preservation by canning.



The minestrone? Suitably pretentious for them.


I'm amazed and surprised, given they can't write cursive. As they say 'X' marks the spot. And if they don't have a google before them, they can't walk ten feet. So I'm not surprised when one mentions a can opener, they say 'What?'.

As far as canned bread, I'll take a dark lager please. Dopple Bak canned bread is good too.

The Twisted Genius

Ah, I see. Most of the soup cans now have pull tabs negating the need for can openers. I guess the Millenials don't get into grocery stores very often.

Pirate Laddie

Not to be too petty -- well, OK, petty is as petty does:

The can in question has a built-in pulltab.
TTG's analysis, while depressingly intellectual, is probably as good as any so far.

Philo Beddoh

Jeepers, you don't think it might jus be concern over pthalates, PFOA, PTFE & BPA lining and the herbicides, do ya?


Philo Bedo

Sissy fears. I am 79, drink a bit, always have, smoke cigars, and regret that women are so far in my past except for ... Canned soup? You are afeared of canned soup? I am going to have some country ham for breakfast, full of nitrates and two or three eggs. Mustn't forget the Red Eye Gravy. Canned soup ...


The millennials would eat it if it was Mexican, Thai or anyplace not a part of oppressive Western culture. You'd think they would eat it to celebrate multi-vegetableism.

The Twisted Genius

J, that B&M brown bread was a regular treat when I was growing up. I found it again at the Quantico commissary. It still takes a can opener to open both ends and slide it out. Eat it with some baked beans like I did more than half a century ago. A dark lager would go well with it.


In the spirit of satire: https://www.duffelblog.com/2016/04/millennials-lazy-freeloaders/



Well, the ones who join up are the ones who aren't lazy shits. And still the suicides are old fools like me or some of these kids who have never been overseas and just can' "hack" the life.


Spam n eggs, or maybe an extra helping of scrapple. I haven't found a decent breakfast with fried chicken livers in years, sadly, though that would hit the spot right now.


This one has a pop top, because you are correct - they did not know how to use a can opener so just about everything now has those lethall pull tab tops. So there must be more to this question now.


What ? You mean the Millennials don't stick a bayonet into the top and work it all the way around until the top's gone, then squeeze the can into a V-shape and pour it straight into their gobs ?


You may be right. However, as terrified of 0.5ppm of PTFE as they may be, they will still order Uber Eats that get delivered via the trunk of someone's car, and 'vape' with any one of thousands of different kinds of oils containing who know's what and possibly made by some guy in his spare time in a pesticide factory in Peru.
In many cases I'm afraid that .. Awareness Level: Zero.


Colonel, Here's what the NYT has in mind for us Deplorables:


TTG, Hell to the yes on B&M brown bread. Matched with Brauerei Ayinger's Celebrator
Doppelbock. Yes, indeedy. Prächtig!

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