Monday, June 26, 2006

Can I Press Charges For Hit and Run Snarkiness?

(photo courtesy of Melissa's Produce)

Dear Anonymous Commenter:

Do not read my
post about my first experience eating Salvadorean food at Koreatown's Atlacatl and then leave me a comment that simply says:

"How did you get the impression that 'yuca' is a tuber? It definitely is not..."

By doing a little internet research in the form of articles such as
this and this, I came to the conclusion that the yuca is indeed a tuber. But if you disagree, then please, do not just do a drive-by and then run off. At least tell me what it fucking is.

Hugs,
DG

20 comments:

Passionate Eater said...

You closed your post with "Hugs"! You should have closed with, "Bitch Slaps," or "Sincerely (flips up the middle finger of both hands)"!

Daily Gluttony said...

PE,

hahaha, yeah sometimes i go a little too overboard with the sarcasm. =)

Kirk said...

Ouch...but yuca(slap), is really(slap), ouch (another slap), a tuberrrrrrrrrrrr.........sorry that last kick to the groin really hurt!

rick james said...

sorry, that was me. i meant tuba.

i'm retarded, yuca definitely is not a tuba.

The tuba is the largest of the low-brass instruments and is one of the most recent additions to the modern symphony orchestra, first appearing in the mid-19th century, when it largely replaced the ophicleide.

rick james said...

wow, that post was a over a year ago..

i'm glad you don't hold grudges or remember incidences..

and i'm really sorry i accidently drank out of your glass at grace's party last year...

BoLA said...

Muhahah... not a tuba. Rick James, so funny, he is!!!! Hope you have a great 4th of July fireworks filled weekend! ;)

elmomonster said...

I'm with the others, Bitch Slap those Hit and Run Anonymous commenters!

Tokyoastrogirl said...

I hate it when people hide in anonymity. Demand an answer!!

SweetSarahJ said...

Brutal! What a poser. I have to give you props for sticking it to him/her. Hope she/he comes back and sees this post!

Daily Gluttony said...

kirk,

don't be so hard on yourself! unless...the anonymous commenter was...you??? ha ha just kidding!

DCCF (sorry, I'm not used to rick james yet),

LOL about the tuba! wouldn't that be funny if that's actually what they meant?

and btw, i don't remember you drinking out of my cup. so you're forgiven!

BOLA,

i hope you have a great 4th too! =)

elmo,

so you think i'm being too nice?

TAG,

i know, huh? if you're gonna be snarky at least tell me who you are!

sweetsarahj,

haha, i haven't heard the word "poser" in a long time. sweet!

Jeni said...

Dang DG...you just got BOOTIE SLAPPED!

Daily Gluttony said...

jeni,

hopefully i was able to bootie slap 'em back by calling their ass out. i still insist that the yuca is a tuber, damn it! LOL!

Studio City Nerd said...

While I certainly don't approve of the manners of your anonymous commenter, s/he is in fact correct: the Yuca (or Cassava) is a tuberous root, which is similar to - but not quite the same as - a tuber.

In short, a tuber is a thickened and enlarged rhizome used as a storage organ.

Rhizomes are modified stems that (usually) grow underground.

Potatoes are the most common edible tubers.

Tuberous roots, on the other hand, are superficially similar to tubers, but they are modified lateral roots, not stems.

Yuca and Sweet Potato are examples of tuberous roots.

Many people confuse the two (though I'm a bit surprised to see Melissa's Produce among them), and the distinction is probably irrelevant to the consumer, but, nevertheless, it isn't really a tuber.

Daily Gluttony said...

Studio City Nerd,

See? Now THAT'S what I'm talking about!!! Thank you soooo much for clearing that up! =)

Now to the anonymous commenter...see how easy that was to politely explain the facts as the most awesome Studio City Nerd just did? Not so hard, is it?

rick james said...

Studio City Nerd is my new hero!

holy detail!

SCN, you have a lifetime invite to come defrag my computer any time!

really though, that was pretty impressive.

Terila said...

I now know more about Yuca than I ever wanted to know. Now If I could only find out who the president of Mexico is ... which is why I'm up at this hour anyway.

Terila
Teri in LA

hiding in anonymity said...

the entree pic in the Atlacatl restaurant looks more like carne guisada than asada, which would explain why the beef seemed more stew-y...

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Sylvie said...

Hope things are ok. We're missing you.

Anonymous said...

Miss you lots. I hope you and your family are fine.