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Old 06-14-2008, 11:55 PM   #1
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Default Bagel dispute: open vs. closed

My roommate and I are deadlocked in a battle over the correct way to eat a bagel with cream cheese. One of us fervently believes that a bagel must be eaten open-face; the other is just as adamant that they must be eaten closed, as a sandwich. Which of us is right? No moderates please (moderators, on the other hand, grudgingly welcomed).

Note: we are talking purely about a regular bagel with cream cheese, perhaps lox. Exciting sandwich creations are irrelevant to our dispute.

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Old 06-15-2008, 12:02 AM   #2
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I'm a bagel whore so I love them any way I can get them, but usually I prefer them open...

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Old 06-15-2008, 12:03 AM   #3
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I didn't even know that closed was an option, and I am resistant to and scared of change, so you will never see me eating a bagel with cream cheese that isn't open faced.

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Old 06-15-2008, 12:05 AM   #4
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Definitely open ... unless you add tomatoes and red onion along with the lox, then it's closed.

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Old 06-15-2008, 12:06 AM   #5
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Open with cream cheese, closed with any kind of meat... Hmmm bacon...

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Bacon is meat candy.

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Let the record show that anyone who thinks that eating a cream-cheese bagel closed-face is socially acceptable behavior is wrong. And a douchebizzag.

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Open with cream cheese, closed with any kind of meat... Hmmm bacon...
Do lox count as meat, in your opinion?
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What meshugass...only some kind of fachadick shagetz would insist upon eating a closed-face bagel. Feh...this is hockin me a chinick.

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Old 06-15-2008, 12:14 AM   #10
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Open, no question.

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