Thursday, January 27, 2011

Is Twitter just people teeing off on the everything bagel?

Posted By on Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 11:15 AM

The everything bagel just needs a Twitter handle now.
  • The everything bagel just needs a Twitter handle now.

The reach of the everything bagel used to be confined to the paper sack, in which it befouled its poppy and plain brethren with sesame seeds and garlic. But now Kottke suggests that the everything bagel is taking over a much more influential form of communication -- Twitter. The tech blog might just have uncovered the latest Internet meme, and it revolves around tweets that challenge the all-encompassing promise of the breakfast bread.

Here are two of the best compiled by Jason Kottke:

This "everything bagel" is great. Has onions, poppy seeds, garlic, cheese, q-tips, Greenland, fear, sandals, wolves, teapots, crunking...@JohnMoe

The "everything bagel" really only has like three things. Just what I want for breakfast. Lies. @missrftc

The rest of the list suggests there are only so many riffs on the joke that an everything bagel should not be taken literally, but the kitchen-sink approach to a doughnut's bready cousin is evidently more popular than I thought. Where I see indecision, the world apparently sees nirvana.

So far, Everything Bagel (@EverythingBagel) has remained silent. Although it has amassed a whopping two followers, it has not yet responded to the avalanche of criticism on Twitter. But when it does, you can rest assured that it will have garlic and it will be devastating.

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