August 25, 2016

Hangry!

The first minute of this is very funny:



The rest is too long and too damned jaunty, but it might work for you if you are strongly inclined to find young women as cute as they seem to think they are.

The topic of "hanger" — the word and the phenomenon — was explored on this blog 11 years ago, so for me, it's not a new word, it's an old word that tried and failed to go big and if you watch the whole video you'll probably see why that happened. Or let me just quote from my old post:
[A]bout this new social trend of adults excusing themselves for the babyish weakness of losing control when hungry... Oh, lord, these people sound annoying. Do you have a cute slang term for getting cranky when people impose too much information about their private physical needs on you?...
In general men do not seem to suffer hunger-related moods as frequently as women do, or at least they are not as likely to admit it....

[Blogger] Cherie Millns [writes] "My mother told my husband before we got married to make sure he always carried a banana with him, in case of a sudden cranky-pants emergency," Ms. Millns wrote. "It might just save his life."
"Cranky-pants"? Banana?... [W]hat's wrong with these people? It's one thing to get hungry and to deal with it by eating something, but it's quite another to make a conspicuous production out of it or, worse, to let it become a major issue in your love relationships. And to have your mother tell your husband how to care for you in the very way you'd care for a toddler? Is this really what's going on around America in 2005?

29 comments:

Paul Snively said...

Dr. Althouse: it might work for you if you are strongly inclined to find young women as cute as they seem to think they are.

Thank you. I don't know exactly what happened, or when, but somewhere along the line, adult women in their 20s started wearing straw fedoras and talking like little girls instead of women, and this was somehow supposed to be attractive.

Jeff said...

My mother told my husband before we got married to make sure he always carried a banana with him, in case of a sudden cranky-pants emergency.

But then how will he ever know whether or not she's actually happy to see him?

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

I've excused myself many times by explaining that I'm completely sober.

Rob said...

Most alarming to me is the apparent indifference to the woman physically assaulting the man. It's trite to point out that if the situation were reversed, he'd be roundly condemned and might easily spend the night in jail. The ubiquity of the double standard doesn't make it rankle any less.

Yancey Ward said...

Ann, you are being a diva. Have a Snickers Bar.

Bob Ellison said...

With Type I diabetes, hanger is not an option. You must not eat according to hunger; you must eat according to metabolism. That can be a problem, too: I have become so accustomed to not eating that I am almost never hungry, and that's not good.

This is probably true for various weight-control ambitions and similar afflictions.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Amy: I’m mad at you, Sheldon.

Sheldon: Hmm. Eat one of your Luna bars. Very often when women think they’re angry, they’re really just hungry.


-The Big Bang Theory

Every guy has noticed this. Most have the good sense not to mention it, at least not around a hungry woman.

John Tuffnell said...

First world hunger: It's 6 pm and I haven't eaten since breakfast.

These episodes are good to identify the borderline psychos that men should stay away from. Oh she's just hangry? Thats so funny Lets ignore the three year old behavior.

Hope he told her to fuck off and made her walk home.

Yancey Ward said...

I eagerly await Laslo's take on this.

buwaya said...

I tell the boys that there's always another girl.

Paddy O said...

From the same month, 11 years ago:

Trump as Governor of NY: "Oh, the horror! Ridiculous, really. You can't be that weird and run for office. (Can you?)"

Apparently you can.

Psota said...

The best part of being in a bad mood is spreading it around

Sebastian said...

"Is this really what's going on around America in 2005?" Sure. It was and it is, word or no word.

@Rob: "Most alarming to me is the apparent indifference to the woman physically assaulting the man . . . The ubiquity of the double standard doesn't make it rankle any less." I take your point, but: Why alarming? Why rankled? It's been the feminist MO for half a century. Feminism is the theory that women are special.

traditionalguy said...

Carbohydrates withdrawals are not as bad as quitting smoking, but they can make some people feel as if they have been mistreated and then take revenge.

Tea Time is the antidote.

GRW3 said...

I learned the hangry signs early on. That saved me much grief over 35 years.

Fernandinande said...

I have approximately 0% body fat and if I miss a meal I'll get dingy and have cold sweats - but only if I've been eating a lot otherwise. When my girlfriend, who likes cooking and feeding people big servings, left town for a week I starved most of the time and often felt cold but never dingy. Can't figger it out, maybe it's a form of hibernation.

Bruce said...

Moderately amusing related video: Hangry Eyes

Dave in Tucson said...

Remember when self control was considered a virtue? Good times, good times.

Also note this little gem:

> In general men do not seem to suffer hunger-related moods as frequently as women do,

Oh, dear. We can't allow anything that implies men are better than women!

> or at least [men] are not as likely to admit it....

Ah, that's better.

mockturtle said...

I don't get it. First of all, why was this scene being filmed? Was it staged? Secondly, if she was really hungry, she would have just grabbed one of his pizza slices. Why render it all inedible? What am I missing in this drama?

Oso Negro said...

I can think of a reason that women would get angrier. In the hunter gatherer days, poorly performing men meant hungry women. Hence the Bitch Factor evolved.

FullMoon said...

Eric the Fruit Bat said... [hush]​[hide comment]

I've excused myself many times by explaining that I'm completely sober.


“Optimal Altered State Theory”. It basically posits that every person has an optimal state of drunkenness at which they’re able to perform better at certain tasks than they would while sober."



Carol said...

Funny stuff - did it really happen? I thought "hangry meant like when some idiot is keeping you in a meeting through the lunch hour, and you're dieting and on the edge of starvation (remember the much recommended multiple small meals?), and you're angry on the inside. But not acting out. But I admit never hearing the term "hangry" until this year.

For meetings I pack a Clif Bar and eat it in the bathroom stall.

Gabriel said...

@FullMoon:“Optimal Altered State Theory”.

Use very , very judiciously. Remember Windows Me?

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Ann Althouse said...The rest is too long and too damned jaunty, but it might work for you if you are strongly inclined to find young women as cute as they seem to think they are.

Objection: No one can possibly find these people as cute as they think they are.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Carol said...
Funny stuff - did it really happen?


Daily Mail: Hilarious Video Shows Woman Berating Boyfriend for Taking a Bite of Her Pizza

HT said...

" The first minute of this is very funny:"

Really?

William said...

I think there's another phenomenon besides "hanger" going on here. You ever notice how irritable hyenas and lions get when they have to share their food with their pack mates. There's a whole pack etiquette thing going on........Here among the sapiens, the food order is that women are allowed to pick at your food, but if, God forbid, you touch their fucking pizza they're entitled to pitch a full on hissy fit.......Hypocrites. The world is full of women who never order dessert, but always say some such shit as "That looks so good. Let me have just a taste. Mmm. That was so so good. Let me have another."

Fernandinande said...

HoodlumDoodlum said...
Hilarious Video Shows Woman Berating Boyfriend for Taking a Bite of Her Pizza


"Steeling a bite" is somwhat funnier then "she turning up".

Damn that faint praise.

Tarrou said...

Both sexes act precisely as bad as their realistic options on the other side allow them to.


Not being attracted to six-year-olds, this sort of behavior would be a one way ticket to Singlesville for any date of mine. Thus, I never have to put up with this shit.