YEAR END POLL: Apples vs. Oranges

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It's that time of year, when we reflect on the products and content that this past year has given us, and as intelligent discerning people, we need to determine which are the best products and content.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Apples (the fruit) 8
Oranges (the fruit) 5
I hate all fruit 3
Oranges (figuratively) 2
Apples (figuratively) 0


sarahell, Friday, 30 December 2022 17:22 (one month ago) link

Oranges, the fruit, are way better than Apples imo

sarahell, Friday, 30 December 2022 17:23 (one month ago) link

Apples every time.

Twa pehs an' an ingin ane an' aw (Tom D.), Friday, 30 December 2022 17:35 (one month ago) link

Apples are overrated sorry that is just how I feel

Wyverns and gulls rule my world (Noodle Vague), Friday, 30 December 2022 17:44 (one month ago) link

I resent having to choose between figurative oranges and oranges, the fruit. They just aren’t comparable!

pilk/pall revolting odors (wins), Friday, 30 December 2022 18:05 (one month ago) link

maybe we should have done a separate poll for the figurative fruit vs. the real fruit? Like, idk, tracks and albums by bands?

sarahell, Friday, 30 December 2022 18:07 (one month ago) link

We should poll the segments of the orange first

Wyverns and gulls rule my world (Noodle Vague), Friday, 30 December 2022 18:17 (one month ago) link

apple pie/crisp > raw orange > apple cider > applesauce > orange juice > (raw pear) > 'orange' soda/candy > raw apple > > > > > apple jolly ranchers

candy apple grey > fiona apple > i am kurious oranj > orange ball of _____ > silver apples > red apple falls > apples in stereo

(i pretty much like all those musical ones tho)

mookieproof, Friday, 30 December 2022 18:26 (one month ago) link

can't believe strudel wasn't an option we shd repoll

Wyverns and gulls rule my world (Noodle Vague), Friday, 30 December 2022 18:29 (one month ago) link

mookieproof, I feel like your apple preference is associated with your northeastern US background.

sarahell, Friday, 30 December 2022 18:32 (one month ago) link

https://apple-co.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Assortimentslider-appel.png
I’ve been starting my day with this for some 25 years and counting. trading it for orange juice is unfathomable.

the shaker intro bit the shaker outro in the tail, hard (breastcrawl), Friday, 30 December 2022 18:40 (one month ago) link

Apples are overrated sorry that is just how I feel

On the contrary, I think they're extremely underrated, meanwhile people rave about rubbish like bananas.

Twa pehs an' an ingin ane an' aw (Tom D.), Friday, 30 December 2022 21:47 (one month ago) link

bananas have become noticeably much worse in my lifetime

mookieproof, Friday, 30 December 2022 21:50 (one month ago) link

apples are totally overrated tbh ... like comparing the quantity of apple-related content to my perceived hierarchy of fruit ... nah, mate, apples are like the Wilco of fruit or idk some decent, respectful white band like, the Beatles ... bananas aren't all that great either, but they are more versatile than apples, (can be used to make sweet creamy things in place of dairy products) so they deserve some extra cred for that.

sarahell, Saturday, 31 December 2022 21:04 (one month ago) link

people eat fruit?

calstars, Saturday, 31 December 2022 21:31 (one month ago) link

apple cider is improved by adding an orange studded with cloves. orange juice never improved by adding an apple studded with cloves

if we allow the lemma that apple cider and orange juice are equivalent, respectively, to apples and oranges, then this can be expressed mathematically as "apple + orange > apple" and "orange + apple < orange"

these inequalities simplify to "orange > 0" and "apple < 0", therefore "apple < orange". oranges better than apples, proven by math

the late great, Wednesday, 4 January 2023 18:41 (one month ago) link

Nice work but I think you’re missing the cloves in your solve

calstars, Wednesday, 4 January 2023 19:03 (one month ago) link

the cloves cancel since they are the same in both equations

the late great, Wednesday, 4 January 2023 19:08 (one month ago) link

I resent having to choose between figurative oranges and oranges, the fruit. They just aren’t comparable!

― pilk/pall revolting odors (wins), Friday, December 30, 2022 1:05 PM (five days ago) bookmarkflaglink

I got a headache due to my brain playing out the who's-on-first sketch that this post kicks off.

Evan, Wednesday, 4 January 2023 20:01 (one month ago) link

these inequalities simplify to "orange > 0" and "apple < 0", therefore "apple < orange". oranges better than apples, proven by math

― the late great, Wednesday, January 4, 2023 10:41 AM (yesterday)

I love this post almost as much as oranges

sarahell, Friday, 6 January 2023 00:16 (one month ago) link

Anyone acting like this isn't a close call needs to get their head and tongue screwed on. It really comes down to the day, the phase of the moon, the direction of the wind and the alignment of the stars which fruit is better at any given moment. That said, oranges overtake apples in the figurative space due to their tang and connection to the spicier side of life.

hrep (H.P), Saturday, 7 January 2023 00:28 (four weeks ago) link

What important nutrients do apples even have? ... I don't want to be rockist about fruit but, oranges are rich in Vitamin C, so they are kinda more "important"?

sarahell, Saturday, 7 January 2023 03:39 (four weeks ago) link

decent source of fiber

the late great, Saturday, 7 January 2023 17:43 (four weeks ago) link

important source of so-called "hard" cider

Wyverns and gulls rule my world (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 7 January 2023 17:44 (four weeks ago) link

^

calstars, Saturday, 7 January 2023 19:22 (four weeks ago) link

If there was a hard cider that wasn’t so damn sweet I’d be all over that shit

calstars, Saturday, 7 January 2023 19:23 (four weeks ago) link

important source of so-called "hard" cider

― Wyverns and gulls rule my world (Noodle Vague), Saturday, January 7, 2023 9:44 AM (one hour ago)

this is a very good point.

sarahell, Saturday, 7 January 2023 19:41 (four weeks ago) link

all other citrus >>>> oranges
was pretty down on apples until the last year or 2 when Cosmic Crisp started showing up here in the sticks

voted pineapple

The Terroir of Tiny Town (WmC), Saturday, 7 January 2023 19:52 (four weeks ago) link

all other citrus >>>> oranges


exception: blood oranges
https://theveganatlas.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Blood-oranges3.jpg

the shaker intro bit the shaker outro in the tail, hard (breastcrawl), Saturday, 7 January 2023 19:57 (four weeks ago) link

you tripping blood oranges are the best oranges

calstars, Saturday, 7 January 2023 20:55 (four weeks ago) link

glad you seem to agree with me

the shaker intro bit the shaker outro in the tail, hard (breastcrawl), Saturday, 7 January 2023 21:38 (four weeks ago) link

three weeks pass...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 30 January 2023 00:01 (one week ago) link

Oranges the fruit. They are the second best Starburst flavor

عباس کیارستمی (Eric H.), Monday, 30 January 2023 00:11 (one week ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 31 January 2023 00:01 (six days ago) link


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