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April 1, 2014 9:44 AM

I am at the moment writing a lengthy indictment against our century. What reading program must I embark on so that I may understand the crises of our age? Spare me the perverse optimism and dangerous propaganda that is the Enlightenment please, although an inoffensive cheese dip recipe would be appreciated.
posted by Batman vs Boethius to Food & Drink around (9 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I prefer a cheese ball to a cheese dip:

1 pkg cream cheese softened
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped green onions
dash worcestershire sauce
1/2 package ranch dressing mix

Beat in mixer until combined. Form into a ball and coat outside with crushed pecans. Chill for an hour before serving.
posted by saradarlin at 9:33 PM on March 31, 2014 [5 favorites]

I find understanding of the crises of our age by reading the comments on You Tube. You will not believe the insight you will gain.

The easiest damn "cheese" dip ever--
big honkin' piece of velveeta
one canna Rotel

nuke 4 minutes inna deep bowl or you'll be hip deep in hot dip in your 'wave.

You are so lucky I'm up all night to answer your questions.
posted by a humble nudibranch at 11:36 PM on March 31, 2014

a humble nudibranch, as delicious as it is, don't waste your keystrokes suggesting RoTel dip to Batman vs Boethius. He's on record as believing that canned food is a perversion and ultimately very damaging to the soul. Here's Homesick Texan's homemade queso dip recipe which calls for cheddar in a thick white sauce with fresh tomatoes and peppers.
posted by Elsa at 12:31 AM on April 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

Listen, bub, reading is all well and good, but you can't possibly understand the crises of our age without some primary research. Distasteful as it may be, you really must to get out there among the hoi polloi and acquire direct experience of subsistence labor, social justice activism, and the like.
posted by FelliniBlank at 7:05 AM on April 1, 2014 [2 favorites]

Maybe you should get in touch with this poster?
posted by augustimagination at 8:49 AM on April 1, 2014

Have you considered, instead, looking for a job? My brain often reels from making an occasional cheese dip as well.

Maybe you could instead write about being a working boy. You know, coming up from sloth.

I am certain the local paper has several openings, for both men and women. While bus rides should be illegal, it is possible to get a capable Latino office manager to pay for your taxi where you could become a file clerk/union activist?

Or have you considered providing lunchmeat sandwiches for the toothless?
posted by kinetic at 9:57 AM on April 1, 2014

I've gotten a lot of insight from this cookbook. Excelsior!
posted by obloquy at 12:58 PM on April 1, 2014

You can't go wrong with Contra Eutychen et Nestorium. You could probably fill up a few dozen of those giant notepads with the red covers just by reading it.

As to cheese dip, I'd recommend avoiding it; I read somewhere that it clogs up the duodenum.
posted by kewb at 1:18 PM on April 1, 2014

Yeah, be careful of your valve.
posted by kinetic at 1:47 PM on April 1, 2014 [2 favorites]

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