We live in a divided world. Republicans and Democrats are constantly in debate. PC users never see eye to eye with those who prefer Macs. And then there's mayonnaise; some people love it, applying it to their food liberally, and others hate it -- despise it even.
Mayonnaise haters are not in the minority (as some mayonnaise lovers might think -- myself included). Barack Obama doesn't care for it. Jimmy Fallon thinks it looks like pus. There are even websites dedicated to explaining the foulness of this egg-and-oil based spread.
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The author of <a href="http://ihatemostthings.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/i-hate-mayonnaise/" target="_hplink">ihatemostthings.wordpress.com</a> says: <blockquote>There is no denying that the color of mayo is nearly identical to that of a particular substance that is drained from infected sores...yes...I think it looks exactly like pus. Taking into consideration how popular mayo is, it should come as no surprise that it is now standard on a variety of sandwiches.</blockquote>
It's An Evil Genius
<a href="https://twitter.com/drewmagary/status/205342627040735234" target="_hplink">Drew Magary tweeted</a> this: Why is the <em>New York Times</em> teaching people to make mayonnaise? IS THE WORLD NOT ALREADY HORRIBLY SATURATED WITH THIS HORSE C**?! And then <em>Bon Appetit</em> gave him a chance to <a href="http://www.bonappetit.com/blogsandforums/blogs/badaily/2012/05/i-hate-mayonnaise-twitter-tren.html" target="_hplink">express himself further</a>. His explanations covered topics such as this: <blockquote>Getting mayo off a sandwich is like trying to take a nude photo of yourself off the Internet. It cannot happen. The evil genius of mayo is that it gets EVERYWHERE once it's been applied to a sandwich. It spreads. It lurches. It finds corners and hides in them, like a rogue sniper waiting to kill.</blockquote>
The President Doesn't Like It
Reggie Love -- the President's body man -- shared with <em>The New York Times</em> that Barack Obama doesn't like mayonnaise. Check out what Obama's other <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/27/us/politics/27likes.html?_r=1&ref=politics" target="_hplink">likes and dislikes are</a>.
It Makes Me Want To Cry
On the <a href="http://www.experienceproject.com/" target="_hplink">Experience Project</a> site, user <a href="http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Hate-Mayonnaise/2169035" target="_hplink">catrionaballerina has this to say</a> about mayonnaise: <blockquote>Sometimes I sit down and cry because the world is a confusing place and there are so many things I don't understand, the main thing I can not comprehend is the fact that mayonnaise is one of the most popular condiments in the world yet when I so much as open a jar of mayonnaise the overwhelming smell of eggs and vinegar makes me feel extremely ill and angry.</blockquote>
Jimmy Fallon Hates It
<a href="http://content.usatoday.com/communities/popcandy/post/2009/03/64831081/1#.UBlEjzGe7fs" target="_hplink">Whitney Matheson interviewed Fallon</a> for Pop Candy, USA Today's pop culture blog, and discovered why he hates mayo: <blockquote>My wife thinks it's because when I was a little kid my head got stuck in a fence -- I had this wrought iron fence in my backyard -- and I couldn't get out, I was crying. And my mom and my grandparents came and tried to help me and they didn't want to cut the iron, so they smeared my head with mayonnaise... </blockquote>
It Covers Up Spoiled Food
Edward Abbey wrote in his novel <a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Fools-Progress-Honest-Novel/dp/0805057919" target="_hplink">"The Fool's Progress"</a> that: <blockquote>Mayonnaise, like hollandaise, was invented by the French to cover up the flavor of spoiled flesh, stale vegetables, rotten fish. Beware the sauce! Where food comes beslobbered with an elegant slime you may well suspect the integrity of the basic ingredients.</blockquote>
It Invokes Murderous Feelings
In the 2000 film, "The Whole Nine Yards," Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski threatens a waitress over mayonnaise. He says: <blockquote>I'm gonna keep the coke and the fries but I'm gonna send this burger back. And if you put any mayonnaise on it, I'm gonna come over to your house, I'll chop your legs off, set fire to your house, and watch as you drag your bloody stumps out the door. </blockquote>
It Might Get You Fired
On the <a href="http://www.experienceproject.com/" target="_hplink">Experience Project</a> site, user <a href="http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Hate-Mayonnaise/1173658" target="_hplink"> Les99 has this to say</a> about mayonnaise: <blockquote>I hate mayonnaise so much and make such a big fuss about it when ordering takeout food or at a restaurant, that I was admonished by my boss before going out to a restaurant with an important client. Don't talk about mayonnaise! Don't even mention it!</blockquote>
Ryan Patrick has written a prolific song about mayonnaise, with lyrics sounding something like this: Oil, Vinegar, Egg Yolk. I hate mayonnaise. Mayonnaise sucks. Listen to <a href="http://ryanpatrickmusic.bandcamp.com/track/i-hate-mayonnaise" target="_hplink">the song here</a>.
It Looks Gross
Some people have a love/hate relationship with this condiment. One blogger says: <blockquote>I want to hate you, mayonnaise, really I do. You are pure fat. Sometimes when I see you in a gallon jar, or worse, a five-gallon bucket, it makes me a little sick. But then you show up on a BLT and you're quite tasty. But on a turkey sandwich, yeah, you're pretty gross.</blockquote>
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