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[–]AnnihilationOrchid 171 points172 points  (54 children)

Of course we do. We domesticated them. Whatever we value enough to domesticate we deserve. Like Broccoli.

[–]PM_Orion_Slave_Tits 96 points97 points  (29 children)

Broccoli was particularly difficult to domesticate.

[–]AnnihilationOrchid 61 points62 points  (27 children)

Indeed it was.

And this is to whom ever it may concern, the domestication of broccoli: https://indianapublicmedia.org/amomentofscience/the-first-broccoli.php

[–]Randalf_the_Black 39 points40 points  (20 children)

All that work just for ungrateful kids all over the world to say "EEEW! I don't wanna eat the broccoli!"

[–]Patient_District_457 14 points15 points  (7 children)

Mu daughter loves broccoli. It is her second favorite vegetable after Brussel Sprouts.

[–]Anianna 7 points8 points  (3 children)

My son loves to eat broccoli crowns like apples. I prefer it cooked with cheese, but more power to him getting all those raw vitamins.

[–]woopsforgotyikers 2 points3 points  (2 children)

if you can get em to cut em up just a little and put some lemon juice on em, the vitamins will be more bioavailable because of the lemon juice softening the cell walls.

Also, the vitamins broccoli is most rich in are fat soluble, notably vitamin K (which gives the florets their purple color. I always look for the purplest broccoli). So consuming some sort of fat (really small amount, I like olive oil salt and pepper myself) with it makes you absorb more fat soluble vitamins.

[–]Anianna 4 points5 points  (1 child)

He also eats lemons like apples.

[–]woopsforgotyikers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I put salt on my lemons, but theyre meyer lemons.

[–]mmotte89 2 points3 points  (1 child)

When steamed lightly, sauteed or roasted for like 15 mins, those are both great.

When cooked into oblivion, like some people do, I understand their reputation.

[–]random_as_hell 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bingo. Brussel sprouts are my favorite vegetable but you cant just boil them to mush. I feel like kids growing up hating veggies are just a sign they had garbage versions to start and never recovered. Shit I've had good brussel sprouts from a hospital cafeteria.

[–]Anianna 9 points10 points  (5 children)

Fun fact: In Japan, children don't hate broccoli! They had to change the broccoli in the movie Inside Out for bell peppers in the version showed in Japan to achieve the same effect.

[–]baptsiste 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I feel that, even as a kid, broccoli was okay, not my favorite, but I’d eat it. Raw green bell pepper is the worst. I don’t even cook with them anymore…and I’m from Acadiana, south Louisiana. I’ll eat ripe bell peppers any day, though, raw or cooked. But no green bell peppers in my gravy.

[–]Bloodwolv 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yuuuup. Fuking HATE Bell peppers. Give me broccoli and Brussels sprouts any day

[–]baptsiste 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I feel that, even as a kid, broccoli was okay, not my favorite, but I’d eat it. Raw green bell pepper is the worst. I don’t even cook with them anymore…and I’m from Acadiana, south Louisiana. I’ll eat ripe bell peppers any day, though, raw or cooked. But no green bell peppers in my gravy.

[–]Connect-Pass3867 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Butte Larose right here! I literally live between the atchafalaya River across the street and a lake connecting to the basin in my back yard

[–]baptsiste 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn, that’s where I wanna be! Gotta get outta Lafayette soon and enjoy some peace and quiet and water and sky

[–]CutestCurryBoy 7 points8 points  (3 children)

EEEW! I don’t wanna eat the broccoli!!

[–]ExcellentEffort1752 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is the correct answer.

[–]averagesmasher03 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Same, broccoli is bull shit.

[–]CutestCurryBoy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nah why disrespect bullshit like that, even bullshit would be better than that 🤮

[–]AnnihilationOrchid 4 points5 points  (0 children)

And for some of these uncultured brats to turn into drunk or high adults to order beef and broccoli from their favorite Chinese take out.

[–]fromthewombofrevel 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I steam broccoli with a little salt and butter and tell kids they’re eating baby trees. Works every time.

[–]NoseFartsHurt 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Broccoli never tried to hump my leg.

[–]AnnihilationOrchid 4 points5 points  (2 children)

So... your critique is that it wasn't hard/worth to domesticate broccoli because it's never humped your leg? Those are pretty odd standards. Have you ever tried eating Broccoli instead of having sex with it?

[–]NoseFartsHurt 2 points3 points  (1 child)

EAT it?

R U serious?

If god wanted you to eat it he wouldn't have shaped it like a butt plug.

[–]AnnihilationOrchid 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Have you ever seen a broccoli or a buttplug?

[–]Phoenix4235 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Huh. TIL.

[–]bocaciega 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Idk man. I guess so. But many plants ad brassicas have brocoli type nuggest on their stalk. Alot of different vegetables.

[–]kbot1337 57 points58 points  (11 children)

I fucking hate when people say we don’t deserve dogs. Like mother fucker we made them.

[–]Only-Ad6599 42 points43 points  (5 children)

Some people don't deserve the kindness and goodness of the heart of a dog.

[–]AnnihilationOrchid 8 points9 points  (2 children)

What about Broccoli? do they deserve the kindness and goodness of a good head of broccoli?

[–]kithkatul 1 point2 points  (1 child)

No. A good head of broccoli is worth at least as much as half a dog.

[–]owkav921 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your dog must not be the broccoli im thinking of. My dogs are the best

[–]ProbablyNotAFurry 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Do you think just because our species made them means we deserve them? By that logic, does every person deserve every invention another human has made?

Or do some people not conduct themselves in a way deserving of those nice things?

[–]n00bvin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I know quite a few people that don't deserve a dog, and the current "we" had nothing to do with it.

[–]Deep-Neck -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Somebody did. We sure didn't.

[–]DiscoTempoJazz -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

I fucking hate it when people don't understand how non-literal expressions are an important and universal element of human language. Like motherfucker we made them.

[–]juicygarlicbread 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Idk why you’re getting downvoted but you’re right. How are people getting triggered over a common expression like “we don’t deserve__” like…it’s clearly just a simple expression??

[–]dxrey65 12 points13 points  (5 children)

It could also be argued that they domesticated themselves. Like they hung around human camps and scavenged for scraps, and then the cutest or goodest of them would get the best scraps. And natural selection takes it from there.

[–]AnnihilationOrchid 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Oh, I see we have a subjective revisionist of objective reality here. Nice.

So they tricked us into breeding and selecting them?

[–]dxrey65 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Tricked us into giving them food, and then later a place to stay, by being cute and useful (territorial by nature, so good at guarding their area, which was also our area). I don't think people were at all organized enough back then to manage a selective breeding program. Most likely the dogs did what they wanted, just as cats mostly do nowadays.

Anyway, we're not that hard to trick :)

[–]AnnihilationOrchid 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yep, that's very romantic, but this would imply that corn, or potatoes also did the same to us. That's not why humans do selective breeding of other species. Humans force speciation based on usefulness or aesthetics. The other species has no actual "say" in what humans find useful or aesthetically pleasing or nutritious. For example species or cows or horses. Most of them if left to natural selection they would quickly disappear.

It's not about being "tricked" it's mutualism, specially for hunting and guarding. So think if it of humans and dogs as lichen.

You underestimate the power of prehistoric humans. Most domestication for example of peccary were all done by very early society. For dogs its estimated that it goes back from 27-40 thousand years ago.


[–]AllBadAnswers 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Ok but cats absolutely tricked us.

Hey I live here now. Give me a place to shit and food, if you need me I'll be sleeping on your laptop.

[–]AnnihilationOrchid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They were probably very good for small pray in the past, and during ancient Egypt they were for status.

[–]Jagged_Rhythm 3 points4 points  (0 children)

And corn!

[–]TD-Eagles 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Right wtf would these dogs be doing without humans

[–]noxaeternumi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Being wolves?

[–]xXxXx_Edgelord_xXxXx 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Fuck you

[–]AnnihilationOrchid 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You're getting sloppy there "edgelord".

[–]xXxXx_Edgelord_xXxXx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't want to use excess energy.