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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Point/Counterpoint: Which is Superior, Waffles or Pancakes?

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Waffles cure many ills. Just ask Leslie Knope, the smartest woman alive. - IMAGE VIA
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  • Waffles cure many ills. Just ask Leslie Knope, the smartest woman alive.

  • Unlike pancakes, waffles take time to prepare. A standard waffle maker only bakes one waffle at a time, and it's a careful art to pour waffle batter into the appliance as to not overload it -- or, almost more upsetting, under pour the batter. Waffles are not a quick breakfast that one can whip up and eat on-the-go. They require time, patience and care, which in the end, yields the kind of Sunday morning breakfast-in-bed payoff that a long work week deserves.

  • When the waffle cone debuted at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904, it wasn't the lame-ass hard-shell waffle cone we've come to know today. It was a fucking waffle. The legend goes that Banner Creamery owner George Bang run out of bowls and instead served ice cream in rolled-up waffles. Thanks to waffles, the world now has waffle cones. What have pancakes ever done to further the consumption of ice cream?

  • In the words of Gut Check hero (and fictional character) Leslie Knope: "We need to remember what's important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn't matter, but work is third." Amen, Ms. Knope. Amen

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