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November 1st, 2013
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Post the poll you want to see in the world
Inspired by this clearly deficient poll:

I have strong opinions about bagels

Yes
24(50.0%)
No
24(50.0%)

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From:nancylebov
Date:November 1st, 2013 06:34 am (UTC)
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Bagels should be chewy. Bagel-shaped bread should not exist.

I don't mind bagels with stuff in or on them, but I have doubts about bacon cheese bagels being sold during Passover.

Edited at 2013-11-01 06:34 am (UTC)
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From:metahacker
Date:November 1st, 2013 10:57 am (UTC)
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We call the non-bagels "BSOs" (bagel-shaped objects)--calling them bread is even too much of a compliment sometimes...

I grew up going to The Best Bagel Maker Anywhere (like, even the Food Network said so) and am therefore quite opinionated.
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From:dmk
Date:November 12th, 2013 01:13 pm (UTC)
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"Bageloids". They're closer to hard rolls than to anything else, but it's a real shame that no one outside of Yonkers/NYC knows what a hard roll is. Or a wedge (Yonkers term for sub roll).
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From:madfilkentist
Date:November 1st, 2013 09:25 am (UTC)
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I'd like to see proper bagels in New Hampshire, but it just isn't going to happen, so I don't worry about it.
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From:kalimac
Date:November 1st, 2013 10:37 am (UTC)
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I don't mind the mere existence of bagel-shaped bread - it can be pretty good toasted - but to call it a bagel, and to claim that it actually is a bagel, is noxious and should be disallowed under trade deception acts.
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From:asakiyume
Date:November 1st, 2013 12:45 pm (UTC)
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LOL, I loved that poll, though I think the guy who said that the NSA had tricked him into polling for participants' age had a point! (Not entirely, though, since, frex, my husband never had a bagel until he was in his twenties...)
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From:carbonel
Date:November 1st, 2013 02:15 pm (UTC)
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A thing which contains raisins, or cinnamon-sugar, or, god help us, blueberries, is not a bagel. It is merely a bagel-shaped object. Or possibly a donut that has been dipped in cement.
From:paulshandy
Date:November 2nd, 2013 06:27 am (UTC)
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But those are the bagels I like. I do like your concluding sentence anyway.
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From:carbonel
Date:November 2nd, 2013 07:14 am (UTC)
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I don't deny their right to exist. It's merely nomenclature I feel strongly about.

If it doesn't go well with lox and cream cheese, it's not a bagel.
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From:sodyera
Date:November 1st, 2013 02:27 pm (UTC)
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Despite their being my native land's food choice, I dislike them. They're too hard & dry, and eating them makes the roots of my teeth hurt.
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From:elenbarathi
Date:November 1st, 2013 02:36 pm (UTC)
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Highly opinionated. I haven't had a real bagel for a quarter-century; they do not exist on the Olympic Peninsula. Bernie's Bagel's was the cool Bohemian hang-out of my college days, and their bagels were the best ever.
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From:redbird
Date:November 1st, 2013 03:18 pm (UTC)
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If you spend time in the Seattle area, try Blazing Bagels in Bellevue or Redmond: this recently-transplanted New Yorker is quite happy with their pumpernickel (that they have pumpernickel was the first good sign when I walked in the door).
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From:elenbarathi
Date:November 1st, 2013 05:25 pm (UTC)
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Oh, pumpernickle bagels; they were always my favorite! Unfortunately, I really don't spend much time in Seattle, and when I do, it's on Capitol Hill without my car, but maybe I will get over there some time during the holidays. Thanks!
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From:redbird
Date:November 1st, 2013 05:59 pm (UTC)
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The Bellevue store is right at the transit center (which meant it was one of the very first things we found when we moved here, because we walked over there to buy ORCA cards), which might be an advantage.
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From:elenbarathi
Date:November 1st, 2013 07:36 pm (UTC)
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Ooh, that's very good to know! Maybe I can get some after all. Thanks!
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From:xiphias
Date:November 1st, 2013 04:13 pm (UTC)
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I quite like Montreal-style bagels, but I grew up on New York style, so those are my favorites.

So, while I DO have strong opinions about bagels, I accept the existence of both kinds of bagels as legitimate.
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From:celandine13
Date:November 1st, 2013 06:31 pm (UTC)
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Andrew's family calls bagel-shaped bread "bah-gels", after one hapless small-town waiter who pronounced the word that way.

I used to hate all stereotypically "Jewish" food. Bagels, lox, challah, rugelach, even pita and hummus. It turns out that there exists a good version of all these things. There is a *reason* people voluntarily eat bagels. It just gets lost in translation by the time you get to the Midwest, where I grew up. My New York friends are amused. "Guys, guys! Did you know there's such a thing as GOOD lox?" "Well, duh!"

For all I know, somewhere in the world there is good gefilte fish. Sounds like a contradiction in terms, but there are more things in heaven and earth, y'know?
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From:carbonel
Date:November 2nd, 2013 07:15 am (UTC)
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I have in fact had good gefilte fish. But even the best gefilte fish is really kind of boring -- thus the horseradish.
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From:nancylebov
Date:November 2nd, 2013 12:56 pm (UTC)
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Gourmet gefilte fish-- they're probably right that gefilte fish was originally made with fresh fish, but salmon?
From:paulshandy
Date:November 2nd, 2013 06:26 am (UTC)
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one bagel has as many calories as an entire loaf of bread. beware
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From:nancylebov
Date:November 2nd, 2013 01:21 pm (UTC)
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Was that intended as a joke?

A little fast research turns up 1288 calories for a loaf of French or Vienna bread (a baguette?) and 245 calories for a bagel. This makes sense to me-- I can eat a bagel or two at a time, but I've never eaten a whole loaf of bread.
From:paulshandy
Date:November 4th, 2013 01:21 pm (UTC)
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Maybe the guy who told me was including the spreads?
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From:nancylebov
Date:November 4th, 2013 02:24 pm (UTC)
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http://www.livestrong.com/article/304099-calories-in-a-bagel-with-cream-cheese-lox/

This has a bagel with cream cheese and lox at about 340 calories, which seems reasonable, and higher than cream cheese or butter alone.

I think that guy was either mistaken or kidding you.
From:paulshandy
Date:November 6th, 2013 05:49 am (UTC)
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Guess so.
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