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What is the best tweet

Zef

Find Your Reason
(He/Him)
I knew about the milk bags (I grew up with them too), but how is it physically possible to re-close one with a bread tag? Doesn't the weight of the fluid make it flop over, push the tag off, and make you cry over the spilled milk all over the place?
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
I've never used them but my friend who did kept them in a plastic jug designed to hold the bags upright.

 
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Lady

something something robble
That is my least favourite meme, the "nobody this age will know this this" style. As if people only know about shit that I happened when they were alive. It's fucking insulting.
boomers desperately clinging to relevance
 

YangusKhan

does the Underpants Dance
(He/Him/His)
It took me entirely too long to realize what the object in that tweet even was supposed to be. Who looks at one of those things extremely close up like that??
 

karzac

(he/him)
I knew about the milk bags (I grew up with them too), but how is it physically possible to re-close one with a bread tag? Doesn't the weight of the fluid make it flop over, push the tag off, and make you cry over the spilled milk all over the place?

Sorry, should have been clearer. The individual 1L bags come packaged in sets of 4, in larger bags that look like this:



The bread clip is what holds that bag closed.
 

Vaeran

perfect world
(he/him)
I knew that milk comes in bags in Canada.

I did not know that milk comes in bags in bags in Canada.
 

Büge

Arm Candy
(she/her)
There's even a tool specifically designed for opening milk bags. It's called a "Snippit".



It's got a hook on the front, if you like to hang it from the milk pitcher that the bag sits in, and a magnet on the back, for keeping it on the fridge.
 

Zef

Find Your Reason
(He/Him)
I feel we're approaching the horizon of "There has to be a better way!" TV ads.
 
What bread doesn't use those plastic tags? Do I have analog bread and I didn't know? Am in bread beta?

Also my spouse never puts them back on the bread bag and it's weird. Where else would it go? Just put it back!
 

karzac

(he/him)
I feel we're approaching the horizon of "There has to be a better way!" TV ads.

I will say, bagged milk is super handy when working in a cafe. You go through such a high volume of milk, and it's nice that the empty bags take up very little space. I shudder to think of the number of cartons American cafes go through,and having to break them all down
 

Torzelbaum

????? LV 13 HP 292/ 292
(he, him, his)
What bread doesn't use those plastic tags? Do I have analog bread and I didn't know? Am in bread beta?

Also my spouse never puts them back on the bread bag and it's weird. Where else would it go? Just put it back!
Cyber-Bread

Bread 2.0*

*The actual version we're on is probably way higher.
 

Zef

Find Your Reason
(He/Him)
What bread doesn't use those plastic tags? Do I have analog bread and I didn't know? Am in bread beta?
My bread brand brought twist ties to bear, recently. They used to do tags, but a few months ago they traded for paper-covered wire ties (as opposed to the plastic-covered kind) and I find them much more useful, since I can then repurpose them for use around the house.

I will say, bagged milk is super handy when working in a cafe. You go through such a high volume of milk, and it's nice that the empty bags take up very little space. I shudder to think of the number of cartons American cafes go through,and having to break them all down

OK, yeah, I can see that. It's easier to collect cartons for recycling in your household, while you'd have to try to group bags together with something else before tossing. I can definitely see how a business gets much more use out of bags.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
What bread doesn't use those plastic tags? Do I have analog bread and I didn't know? Am in bread beta?

Also my spouse never puts them back on the bread bag and it's weird. Where else would it go? Just put it back!
I buy bread from my farmer's market. Occasionally fresh-ish bread from my supermarket. Neither use bread tags. The former uses like a kind of tape like substance and it sucks because you can't reseal them WITHOUT a bread tag. The supermarket fancy breads from the bakery are in paper bags with a clear stripe where the end of the loaf pops out of the top. But I think they stopped selling those in that fashion since COVID.
 

Ghost from Spelunker

BAG
(They/Him)
There's even a tool specifically designed for opening milk bags. It's called a "Snippit".



It's got a hook on the front, if you like to hang it from the milk pitcher that the bag sits in, and a magnet on the back, for keeping it on the fridge.

But can people under 40 identify what it is?
 
That is my least favourite meme, the "nobody this age will know this this" style. As if people only know about shit that I happened when they were alive. It's fucking insulting.
imo it's not an insult to anybody born after the eve6 guy lost his virginity to assume they can't know why this tweet is so funny
Anyway I was just checking to see if you were all discussing the Eve 6 twitter... apparently not. Good account.
 

Fredde

Let me rock you Chaugnar Faugn
There's even a tool specifically designed for opening milk bags. It's called a "Snippit".



It's got a hook on the front, if you like to hang it from the milk pitcher that the bag sits in, and a magnet on the back, for keeping it on the fridge.
BRB, gotta give Game Freak a tip for a new Pokémon.
 

Lady

something something robble
wow, I didn't expect 90s bands to resurrect on twitter, but I guess it makes sense. Technology is amazing. Next you'll tell me Serj Tankian is on soundcloud
 

Juno

The DRKest Roe
(He, Him)
I will say, bagged milk is super handy when working in a cafe. You go through such a high volume of milk, and it's nice that the empty bags take up very little space. I shudder to think of the number of cartons American cafes go through,and having to break them all down
I actually worked at a cafeteria on my university campus that used bagged milk, funnily enough it was right near the Canadian border in WA, so maybe we got the milk from Canada.
 

ThricebornPhoenix

involved in mankind
(he/him)
My bread brand brought twist ties to bear, recently. They used to do tags, but a few months ago they traded for paper-covered wire ties (as opposed to the plastic-covered kind)
What makes this meme especially silly is that I have only seen the plastic tags relatively recently. For most of my life, my bread came with those wire ties.

I miss them.
 
That is my least favourite meme, the "nobody this age will know this this" style. As if people only know about shit that I happened when they were alive. It's fucking insulting.
It is insulting, but it's a pretty understandable impulse to discuss how things have changed during the course of our lives to the point where young people today won't have the same experiences we did. This one example was dumb and bad and wrong. But it's amusing to think about how the kids of today on average won't experience say, trying to talk to their crush over a land line in the evening, only to have their parents or siblings eves dropping on them through a different phone elsewhere in the house. As an educator I very routinely have to just stop what I'm saying and then describe something that would be common knowledge to you and me, but is something kids growing up today wouldn't know about unless someone explains it to them. Like, I had to explain to some middle schoolers last year the pause/fast forward/stop symbols on a CD player, the history behind what they meant, what CDs were to begin with, etc. The insulting thing I think is less the mentality and more how you talk about it. Because kids are smart, and they're better at seeking out and researching stuff on their own than any generation was previously. Talking down to today's youth makes you look like the idiot, not the other way around.
 

karzac

(he/him)
I agree that it's interesting to think about how things have changed over the course of people's lives. One of my favourite things to ask people is "What's the first major news event you remember?" (For me, it's Princess Di's death). Framing in that way of personal experience is totally cool - "no young person will ever have the feeling of having to share the landline to talk to their crush again" is a totally reasonable weird nostalgia thing.

What annoys me is the assumption that people won't even be able to recognize or comprehend an image or experience that they didn't personally encounter. Like, for my own part, I grew up after rotary phones and typewriters were obsolete, but I can still recognize them, one because my grandparents had them and two because I'm not a fucking idiot and I've learned about things that are outside my direct experience. I guess it's the assumption that "young people" - i.e. "people younger than the poster, be they 12 or 37 or 53" - live in solipsism, unaware of anything outsite their immediate view.

On top of that, there's the idea that this is somehow a unique thing. Like, yeah, we all have things that we did that younger people won't understand and things that older people did that we don't understand. Welcome to 20 000 years of human history. "Only 1790s kids will recognize a guillotine". It's not something that's unique to this generation.
 
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