The Epic Spork Debate!

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What is more true?

The spork is a practical tool for eating diverse types of foods.
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30%
The spork is a novelty that serves none of the primary purposes of a spoon or a fork.
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24%
Food is good.
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46%
 
Total votes : 37

The Epic Spork Debate!

Postby Spleen of Nannor » Thu Apr 14, 2005 11:26 pm

We need a vote here...

For those of you that live in a cave:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spork
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Postby Florp Incarnate » Thu Apr 14, 2005 11:35 pm

Image

Here we see a spork serving in the capacity of a fork. It also adds novelty to the picture, which is neither the function of a spork nor a spoon, except for spoons that are used for threatening people and small animals.

In this case the bluntness of the spork served to hold the block of tofu suspended on the spork, whereas with a fork the tofu would have slid onto the hand of the user, dampening it uncomfortably.

I am however generally opposed to the proliferation of sporks.
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Postby Amnizu » Thu Apr 14, 2005 11:57 pm

Tofu in general is quite gross. It tastes like carpet, and not the good kind either.
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Postby Shikatsu » Fri Apr 15, 2005 1:52 am

Tofu = Lard flavored jello
however,
Lard flavored jello > Tofu is also true.
it's a mathematical anomoly.


And I'm a huge fan of quirky utensils, so i'm gonna have to cast my vote for the sporks. Sorry spleen.
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Postby Frosty Topaz » Fri Apr 15, 2005 7:56 am

Anyone that's had to decide just how much weight they want to carry up a mountain can tell you that you cut corners anywhere you can. Thus the runcible spoon has a use, and a damn good one at that.

Edited to replace "spork" with "runcible spoon"
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Postby Nikon » Fri Apr 15, 2005 8:08 am

I am here to forever change the way you look at the untensil in question.

The name Spork is a false one. Spork is to this utensil, as Kleenix is to facial tissue. The true name of the wonderous mechanical acheivement discussed here is...


a Runcible Spoon

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Postby Spleen of Nannor » Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:25 am

Frosty Topaz wrote:Anyone that's had to decide just how much weight they want to carry up a mountain can tell you that you cut corners anywhere you can. Thus the spork has a use, and a damn good one at that.

Being an avid back-packer, I find that the only two utensils worth carrying are a bowl and a fork. I've tried the spork thing, and it seems to lack in many areas. If I am eating a liquid, then I might as well just drink right from the bowl. No spoon needed.

Plus, forks have some abstract medical/first-aid uses you may not yet be aware of yet... :wink:

Oh, and please take the time to mentally replace every "spork" in my writing with "Runcible Spoon"
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Postby ReasonablySober » Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:36 am

Amnizu wrote:Tofu in general is quite gross. It tastes like carpet, and not the good kind either.


I long ago recovered from veganism, but I still eat quite a bit of tofu. It's definitely an acquired taste. Like most food, it's best when deep fried. Marinated and grilled is also pretty tasty.
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Postby BigDXLT » Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:42 am

LONG LIVE THE SPORK!
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Postby BigDXLT » Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:43 am

ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY SPORK!
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Postby M373ora Fr34k » Mon May 02, 2005 7:53 pm

Amnizu wrote:Tofu in general is quite gross. It tastes like carpet, and not the good kind either.


what's wrong with Tofu? there are so many ways you can make a good dish with it. Your recipe would have to be pretty bad to make tofu taste gross.
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Postby Zenbu » Mon May 02, 2005 10:48 pm

tire rubber has more flavor than tofu.

tofu is the bane of my existance


but anyways, sporks are awesome, and i'm still devising methods of proving it
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Postby Tainted-Beef » Tue May 03, 2005 6:50 am

Fork + Knive = Knork
Long Live the Knork!!!
http://www.knork.net/product_info.php?cPath=21&products_id=28

But for those that still must use the Spork:
http://oak.cats.ohiou.edu/~jm703496/spork/
And a diagram:
http://oak.cats.ohiou.edu/~jm703496/spork/anatomy.html
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Postby Mr_Chicken » Tue May 03, 2005 1:12 pm

My iPod is named Tofu, FWIW. Consequently, my PowerBook is named Sandwich. I haven't figured out what I'm going to call my other computers, but if you haven't figured it out, I'm following a food naming scheme. Perhaps I'll name one of them Spork.
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Postby Red » Sun May 15, 2005 9:28 pm

I thought I had posted in this thread a while ago....

Anyway, I hate spoons. I eat everything with a knife and fork. Yes, even pudding, ice cream and soup.

As for the guy who can't decide what to bring hiking, take a fork. If you are tempted to be eating it with a spoon, you should be eating it out of your coffee cup anyway :)

So yes, sporks suck.
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