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The Great Debate: Steak or Bacon

Discussion in 'All-Star Threads' started by Blue Dog, Jan 12, 2010.

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Which would you choose for the rest of you life?

  1. Beef

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    75.1%
  2. Pork

    41 vote(s)
    14.2%
  3. Chicken or Fish, and I'm a giant weirdo with a penis for a nose

    27 vote(s)
    9.3%
  4. Veggies Only, and nobody cares what I think and I will die alone

    4 vote(s)
    1.4%
  1. Blue Dog

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    I got into this debate with a couple of my buddies a few weeks ago while intoxicated, and it damn near ended in bloodshed.

    The premise is simple: if you could only have one protein for the rest of your life, would you pick beef or pork?

    You can only pick between these two, and you will never be able to have even a bit of the other for as long as you live. While you would think this is a simple premise, really take the time to think of the things you may be asked to give up. If you choose beef, you will never again be able to enjoy the simple pleasure of a nice, crispy piece of bacon, or a succulent mouthful of succulent pulled pork. For the most part, BBQ would be off limits.

    On the same note if you choose the pig route, you will never experience that first juicy bite of a medium rare ribeye steak, nor will you ever be able to imbibe the artery clogging majesty that is the philly cheese steak sandwich. Ever.

    Pick your side, defend it to the death, and tell everyone else why their side is worthless and stupid.
     
  2. rei

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    hmm, while bacon is easily as good / better than every beef product, every beef product is better than every other pork product.

    Tough call, but I'm going beef.
     
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    Beef, I can't exist without my bloody steak, crowned with mushrooms and onions sauteed in red wine. Pork is delicious, but just doesn't compare.
     
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    Beef easily. There isn't even a question for me. Give me burgers, steaks, and sloppy joes over bacon and chops any day of the week.

    There are two downfalls with this:
    1) You couldn't have bacon with breakfast (oh no, I'd much rather eat a hamburger at 9am anyways)
    2) You can't wrap your steak in bacon.

    If you throw in some A1 and Worcestershire sauce, I'm smitten.

    EDIT - Duh, you guys all forget that pork products caused swine flu... *Shakes head*
     
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    Easily pork for me. I love steak but I only eat it once every couple of weeks, whereas I eat pork products 3-4 times a week. I don't really eat at McDonalds or other fast food places anyways, plus I can make a burger out of ground pork.
     
  6. effinshenanigans

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    Beef, baby! Nothing beats it.

    Pork is delicious and certainly has its place, but I'd be way more pissed if I couldn't have a steak than if I couldn't have bacon (as wonderful as it is). Besides, bacon and eggs can easily become steak and eggs--and often does, when the opportunity presents itself.

    Does this ban on one or the other also affect milk if you choose pork? If so, then it really is a no-brainer. No milk means no milk chocolate, no ice cream, and certainly no chocolate ice cream. No cheese! CHEESE! You can have your bacon and egg sandwich, but no gooey topper to really make that sandwich worth it. Pizza--in any worthwhile form, anyway--would be a goner, too. At that point, you'd be better off killing yourself.

    Cow is king, people.
     
  7. Beefy Phil

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    This whole debate is folly. There needs to be another option: "If I had to live without beef or pork, I would eat a bullet."

    Beef: Filet mignon. Porterhouse. Short ribs. Roasts. Beef brisket. Beef jerky. Prime rib. The list goes on.

    Pork: Bacon, pancetta, prosciutto di parma, sopressata, genoa salami, capicola, speck. It doesn't matter if you don't know what these things are. You fucking want them. I promise.

    Man was not given the capacity to make such a decision. Not when these two meats live in such fluid harmony with one another. I cannot choose. I will not choose.

    Beef will win this argument by a wide margin. I wonder, though, if the tables would be turned if we were having the debate in the early 20th century. Most of the pork we get in North America had all the delicious, delicious fat bred out of it decades ago so they could market it as a healthier alternative to beef. From what I understand, REAL pork tastes 1000 times better than most of the stuff available today. Can someone confirm this?
     
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    Beef.

    Cheeseburgers.
    Brisket.
    Tacos.
    (beef)Hot dogs.

    I could make this work.
     
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    Easy call, really. I can do without bacon or ham sandwiches, though they'd be missed. I cannot do without hamburgers, filet, ribeye, roast beef (mmmmm, french dip anyone?), tacos (I know you can get chicken tacos, I'm talking about a real taco), beef burritos, sloppy joes, Waffle House Patty Melt, beef ribs, hamburger casserole, etc.
     
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    Can I just choose death? It is way too hard to choose between pork and beef.

    Beef: Filet Mignon, Tenderloin, NY Strip, Cheesesteaks, Roast Beef with Provolone and Horseradish, Beef Jerky.

    Pork: Pork Fillet, Pork Tenderloin, Ribs, Bacon, Sausage, Canadian Bacon, Pork Roll, Pulled Pork Sandwiches with BBQ.

    Seriously, if I had to do without one or the other throughout my life, well, life just wouldn't be worth living.

    I choose death.
     
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    I love fish and chicken, however I can live without them. Now that that's out of the way beef or pork? I love bacon, I think it's God's gift to his children and if he doesn't exist it's just a dead pig (doesn't make bacon any less awesome.) However how can anyone live without beef? I voted beef, which furthers my believe that I'd rather marry a scientologist than a vegetarian.
     
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    Whenever we (my brothers and me) have this argument we have to choose an entire animal. That makes it even harder. The fact that cows give us milk and dairy is such a massive thing to take into consideration. I would choose pork if it was just meat - the variety of cuts it important here along with the staples of sausages and bacon. With the dairy though... maybe I'd take to milking some pigs.

    Pigs cheese.

    Mmmmm.

    EDIT: I just read that you yanks had your pigs bred so they weren't as fatty. The fat is so good, I feel a little sorry for you. Nothing like a big pork chop with an inch of juicy crisped up fat on it.
     
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    If deliciousness was directly proportional to fighting ability, I would be eating a gorilla's hindquarters out of it's own skull right now. I am not. Ergo, your point is moot.
     
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    I'll preface this with a recommendation. If you're ever in Calgary, go to a place called Caesar's Steak House. I've had steak at the finest restaurants in Texas and Australia, and nothing holds a candle to Alberta Beef prepared at Caesar's. Before you die, you must go there.

    That being said, if a gun was to my head and I had to pick, with a heavy heart I would give up Caesar's and pick chicken/fish. I know, I know. But beef is too heavy day-to-day and pork is too fat (most cuts). Go ahead and make fun of me, but this is the only choice I feel I can make.

    And I'm glad you guys now know about my penis-nose. I'm hoping the rhinoplasty takes care of it, but I'll have the scar for the rest of my life.

    EDIT: If it's only a choice between the two, then beef hands down.
     
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    I do love pork. But if I could never again sink my teeth into a juicy steak, I'd go mad.

    Cow for the win.
     
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    Spite is one of my favorite flavors. By that logic, though, the pig, which is abhorred by millions and millions of people, is equally powerful in that capacity. Don't believe me? I take it you've never seen an extremely neurotic Jewish child run screaming from the cafeteria while being chased by a bully holding a piece of ham in one hand and a slice of American cheese in the other.

    The pig has powers, I tell you. Powers.
     
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    I'm sure you were popular with the rest of the girls at band camp and sleep overs.

    Focus: Do we have to give up sauces and marinades? If not, I can make my burger taste almost like it has bacon on it, but I can't make my bacon taste like it's sitting on a pile of beef.

    As much as I like prosciutto, ham and bacon, beef it is.
     
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    As much as I love beef tenderloin and the great steak cuts. And Brisket. But I have to give it to pork.
    Bacon, fatback, all the cured meats, all the sausages, chops, tenderloin, roasts, shoulder for barbecue.
    I'm a huge pork fan, ate pork chops for lunch and dinner last night. Atleast as versatile as beef and a whole lot better for you.

    Oh and wild or feral hogs would absolutely wreck cattle. They're mean fuckers.
     
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    You people are grossly underestimating the power of bacon. Not to mention all those salty delicious Italian deli meats. Also, Kevin from the last season of Top Chef would be sorely disappointed in you all.
     
  20. NMW

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    It's not by choice, I live smack dab in the middle of butt fuck nowhere, the closed McDonalds, BK etc... is over 1 1/2 hours away.