Saturday, March 9, 2024

What's a soft-boiled egg? I'm cereal.

I spotted this on /pol/ today, in a thread about what people used to eat a century ago:

So that's another reference to the ManBearPig "I'm cereal" line (which could also be heard as "serial"), and it's responding to a question about eggs. The cereal we're most interested in around here is Hidden Treasures -- which have already been connected with eggs in my November 20 post "The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet," where I quoted one of Bilbo's riddles from The Hobbit:

A box without hinges, key, or lid,
Yet golden treasure inside is hid.

Eggses! But what's soft boiled, Precious?


Francis Berger said...

Eggses! But what's soft boiled, Precious?

Very funny!

Evan Pangburn said...

Well? Is anyone going to answer the man? I would like to know myself!

Wm Jas Tychonievich said...

We may never know. So much of our traditional egg lore has been lost.

Behold, the Lord esteemeth all flesh as one

I was listening to an audio recording of the Book of Mormon, and when it got to the part where Nephi says they "did live upon raw meat ...