September 14, 2020

"More American Men Now Wear Bracelets Than Eat Stew" — the meme.

Explained... at Know Your Memes.
On August 12th, 2020, Adam Carolla tweeted, "More American males now wear bracelets than eat stew," eventually gaining over 970 retweets, 2,100 quote tweets, and 6,100 likes.... [There were] parodies imagining the scenario where a man chooses to wear a bracelet over eating stew...

64 comments:

Kate said...

Twitter at its finest. No, really. My favorite is the man's metal bracelet stamped: EAT STEW.

rhhardin said...

Cream of potato soup for me.

Yancey Ward said...

I have noticed the proliferation of soylets. Always young guys, and appears to have replaced wristwatches.

Jupiter said...

You know, I think it's something in the water. Synthetic estrogen, probably, from all you women gobbling down those birth control pills. The guy on the right might as well be wearing an "I've got sand in my vagina" button.

AllenS said...

Where's the beef? It's in the stew!

rehajm said...

It's not a bracelet, it's a *WHOOP* strap, monitoring heart rate, activity/recovery levels, analyzing the impact of behaviors like alcohol intake or screen viewing before bed, telling the algorithms all they need to know to tell me when to go bed and how much sleep to get...

Somebody has to be healthy enough to stay behind to bury all the stew-eaters...

(end sarcasm)

PM said...

In the 60s,70s 80s 90s wore a thin glow-in-the-dark cord around wrist for telling left from right in the dark.

Dan in Philly said...

If you count watches as bracelets, which I do, this has been true for a long time.

Anon said...

Eh, men always wore bracelets. They just called them watches.

Wilbur said...

Whatever paints your wagon.

Sprezzatura said...

Many years ago I bought a big dough gold bracelet. It’s a sorta complicated link pattern with white and yellow gold, and polished and satin brushed finishes. But it’s complicated while still being beefy, not some sort of delicately intricate thing.

Anywho, I have literally never worn it in public. And, I’ve only worn it for a couple hours around the house when I first bought it.

I do think about it sometimes. When folks are jabbering about gold prices rising. If nothing else it’s got value.

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

Is this about Black arrest rates and food deserts?

Fernandinande said...

That's not a meme, it's just a false statement.

970 retweets

And it's not even a popular false statement; a twittering about Wendy’s chicken nuggets has > 3 million re-twitterings.

Francisco D said...

My wife complained that I made too many stew-type dishes: cassoulet, beef chili, fish chowder, chicken chili, beef stew, etc. When I was single and working 60 hours a week that is how I fed myself. Now that I am retired, I make a lot more non-stew dishes.

Is a fancy watch considered a bracelet? My Rolex sits in a drawer while I wear a cheap Garmin.

I still have a plastic "I Love my Golden Retriever" bracelet, but all my dogs are gone.

What does all of this mean?

Indigo Red said...

That's sad. Stew is a great mean and I make my own. My best includes prunes and Guinness Stout. Unless they are life saving, bracelets are dumb.

Bay Area Guy said...

Beta Males and Snowflakes took over the college campuses. Now, they are spawning into polite society. The worst of these maladjusted wretches join Antifa.

gilbar said...

My rich liberal sister (the Fortune 500 exec) took me to an organic ranch in colorado that sold frozen packs of Lamb Stew Meat... for $17 a lb

We don't pay that for Porterhouse Steaks back in iowa

Expat(ish) said...

My daily wear Garmin costs more than my 1955 Omega - blue enamel face with gold hands, gold filled case, and brown lizard band.

Maybe that's why classic non-Rolex watches are so cheap right now.

-C

MountainJohn said...

Only in the big cities.

tcrosse said...

I draw the line at the ankle bracelet. Think Double Indemnity.

Michael K said...

Stew is best in winter. I can hardly wait. 97 in Tucson today.

bagoh20 said...

Men who work with their hands don't wear brackets, and if you don't work with you hands... what the hell happened to you, man?

rcocean said...

I find that hard to believe. There's nothing better on a cold winter day's than a good beef stew. I like mine with lots of red wine. really adds some body too it. Forget the Tomato, keep the wine.

Marc said...

In the 60s,70s 80s 90s wore a thin glow-in-the-dark cord around wrist for telling left from right in the dark.

That explains what has gone wrong in the last twenty years.

JMW Turner said...

The intersection of Boomer self expression that comes from being freed of obligations to your significant other and controlling employers. At this point of my life, no longer practicing a career or pleasing a particular woman (not that it's particularly possible, anyway) I dress as I please, which includes wearing a real, honest to God Swiss made mechanical diving watch, it weighs a ton, and I love the constant reminder on my wrist. On the other wrist are two heavy sterling silver bracelets, each in a quasi rock n roll, Gothic style. One festooned with Maltese crosses, the other strung with spherical black volcanic rock, one bead a sterling silver raven's claw clutching a red coral bead. I wear black t shirts and jeans along with serious hiking boots. Yet, I'm not soy friendly, somewhat conservative politically, probably Libertarian socially. Didn't vote for Trump (or Hellary),but now I'm in the crawl over broken volcanic rock mode in backing Trump. Not every man or woman who enthusiastically (with grim determination) backs Trump's re-election, looks like or has a Ozzie and Harriet lifestyle. Perhaps my life would have been less conflicted with one standard of beliefs and behavior, but my interests vary wildly, and I have always seen things in shades of gray.

Gunner said...

I am a manly man but I think beef stew is horrible.

Big Mike said...

Does a Medic-Alert bracelet count?

JMW Turner said...

One other thing, since the Corona virus thing, last winter, I've let my hair grow longer than it's been in 25 years. Liberating!

Leland said...

I'm in neither category, so I guess that makes me cruelly neutral. Cruelly, because I do wear shorts.

Bruce Hayden said...

“It's not a bracelet, it's a *WHOOP* strap, monitoring heart rate, activity/recovery levels, analyzing the impact of behaviors like alcohol intake or screen viewing before bed, telling the algorithms all they need to know to tell me when to go bed and how much sleep to get...“

I wouldn’t have a wrist for a bracelet. I have an Apple Watch on my left wrist, and the nice dress watch my partner gave me 20 years ago on my right one. Overkill? Maybe. But this is a guy who used to wear both a belt and suspenders with his dress suits. I tried living with just the Apple Watch, after I got it, but it goes on the charger every other night, and I need to be able to tell the time even then. Esp living with my partner, who spent the last several years slowly going blind with cataracts (recently very successfully surgically reversed). Even with her new 20/20 vision, she still has a hard time reading her watch- it has a diamond encrusted crystal or something. So, she just asks me the time if she can’t see a clock (and LED clocks in the bedroom keep her awake). Middle of the night, and I hear a shout “what time is it?” Even if I am asleep. From a woman wearing a watch that costs more than a new pickup truck. So, instead of going into the other room to get my Apple Watch off the charger, I just look at my regular watch on my other wrist, and tell her what time it is. I keep reminding her that this is why women get married - to get guys to do things for them that they are perfectly capable of doing themselves.

I should add that I don’t know what I would do any more without that Apple Watch (or equivalent). If I want to hang up a junk phone call, I do it from my Apple Watch. Answer my partner’s calls? Ditto. Check new text messages? Ditto. Check the weather? Ditto. Pulse? ECG? Date? Calendar? Stop watch? Etc. Ditto. Who knew reading Dick Tracy a half century ago that the watch he made famous would be so useful?

Mary Beth said...

I have a hard time being in the mood for stew in the summer, but once the temperature drops, I'm cooking it. With fresh bread.

Hot weather also makes bracelets even more annoying than they usually are.

n.n said...

#SummerOfStew #BraceForFall #HaveAGayOldeTime #Reconcile

JMW Turner said...

ONE more thing, not a big fan of stew, I am a proud owner of a high tech slow cooker. This week I fixed chicken divan. Turned out excellent! Took some to my granddaughter, another covered dish to a household of lady friends. They loved it and I recieved a dollup of appreciated praise which I occasionally need. Not all straight men eat like the Bounty lumberjack...

Howard said...

You cucks are so insecure about your lack of actual viral manhood, jewelery intimidates... unexpectedly.

Howard said...

In college we called the mostly lesbian crew team "beef stew". Real men eat chili con carne.

Joe Smith said...

A watch is not a bracelet. While a watch may be worn on a bracelet, the watch is the star of the show...the bracelet, no matter how ornamental, is just along for the ride.

Joe Smith said...

Btw, I haven't dared wear my Rolex in San Francisco for the past 5 years. My wife doesn't wear hers either.

I have a $20 Timex that I travel with. Except in Tokyo...I can wear my Rolex in Tokyo.

Michael K said...

Who knew reading Dick Tracy a half century ago that the watch he made famous would be so useful?

I still have my Rolex that my wife gave me 35 years ago. It is acting up but the service I gave it two years ago was $500, so I may retire it to the Jewelry box. I have another watch which is 54 years old. I got it for being first in class in medical school. Maybe it is time to bring it out.

wendybar said...

My husband is eating beef stew tonight....no bracelets on him!!!

Michael K said...

Howard said...
You cucks are so insecure about your lack of actual viral manhood, jewelry intimidates... unexpectedly.


Depends on what type, Howard. Your love bracelets, not so much. One of the kids I was examining for the military, had a ring through his penis. Maybe that is more your speed.

Ralph L said...

Michael K, did you can Prince Albert?

Joe Smith said...

@Michael K

$500 is actually pretty reasonable depending on what was done. But it shouldn't need a new service after only two years...I'd have a 'frank' conversation with my jeweler : )

My 37yo Submariner has been losing time so it probably needs an overhaul along with the gaskets, pressure test, etc. I would consider $500 cheap to do all of that.

Of course, I only paid $900 for it in '83 : )

mezzrow said...

I've eaten more stew in the past six months than the previous twenty years.
My conclusion: Stew is good for you.

Oh Stewball was a racehorse, and I wish he were mine.
He never drank water, he always drank wine.
His bridle was silver, his main it was gold.
And the worth of his saddle has never been told.

Oh the fairgrounds were crowded, and Stewball was there
But the betting was heavy on the bay and the mare.
And a-way up yonder, ahead of them all,
Came a-prancin' and a-dancin' my noble Stewball.

I bet on the grey mare, I bet on the bay
If I'd have bet on ol' Stewball, I'd be a free man today.
Oh the hoot owl, she hollers, and the turtle dove moans.
I'm a poor boy in trouble, I'm a long way from home.

Oh Stewball was a racehorse, and I wish he were mine.
He never drank water, he always drank wine.

Sprezzatura said...

In addition to the stuff Bruce mentioned, don’t forget about using the Apple watch as a remote control when listening to music or podcasts or anything that’s playing from your phone.

You can control: volume, pause, play, jump back 15s (different increments can be set), jump forward 60s (or another increment, if preferred), skip back a track, skip forward a track.

Also weather and exercise checking/tracking is useful. IMHO.

BTW, using the watch as a remote is coolest w/ the airpods because everything is wireless. But I, like a total dork, sometimes introduce a bunch of junk between my ears and the phone. I have high-end earbuds from Shure and Audeze with wires that connect to a Cobalt Dragonfly DAC which connects to a big dongle (you need to use the usbC/usbA camera adapter because the smaller camera adapter is sketchy re drawing too much power w/ my DAC and earbuds) that converts to lightening which connects to the phone which uses Amazon HD to stream high and ultra high def sound. At least all of this can hardware be in a pocket and I can control all the functions w/ my watch.

Anywho, another thing about the watch is that I can set it to show me images from any of the Nest cameras I have at any of my houses. It’ll send pictures when it senses that someone is in the frame of the camera(s). And the pictures are surprisingly easy to see, even on the wee little screen.

mikee said...

Howard, here in Texas it is called "chili" and needs not be further described.

Narr said...

I favored slim simple watches when I wore them, but my last one's band broke about 2016 or so and I haven't had it replaced. I never spent more than $30.00 on a watch.

I have no bodily adornments temporary or permanent; why mess with perfection?

My wife OTOW has her Fitbit and numerous feel-good charity/pc wristbands, as well as the usual bracelets.

Narr
Not even a ring

Narr said...

Oh yeah--

Stew. Ummmm.

Narr
Wife cook good. Stew.

Jupiter said...

Howard said...
"You cucks are so insecure about your lack of actual viral manhood, jewelery intimidates... unexpectedly."

When I played in a band, I used to paint my nails. Drunks would ask if I was gay, and I'd reply "Suck my dick and we'll both find out."

Nichevo said...


Francisco D said...
My wife complained that I made too many stew-type dishes: cassoulet,


Dafuq?! Who ever ate too much cassoulet!?

Nichevo said...


Blogger Michael K said...
Howard said...
You cucks are so insecure about your lack of actual viral manhood, jewelry intimidates... unexpectedly.

Depends on what type, Howard. Your


Howard is the projecting special snowflake type, the type who craves the attention of those he hates for some reason, the wimp playing at his externally founded idea of the real man.

It's good that you told us you went to college, Howard, how else would we know? Appreciate your not making us strain at the notion that you learned anything.

Michael K said...

Ralph L, ya got me. I have no idea what you mean to say.

Michael K said...

But it shouldn't need a new service after only two years...I'd have a 'frank' conversation with my jeweler : )

He is in California and I have known him for years but we are not going over for a while. I might give him a call.

Leland said...

here in Texas it is called "chili" and needs not be further described.

That's because Texans know chili has meat and not beans, but when your a vegan, you have to distinguish it as chili con carne versus their preferred chili con frijole.

Ralph L said...

A ring through the urethra is called a Prince Albert.

I assumed it was a well known crank call to a tobacconist to ask if they have Prince Albert (pipe tobacco) in a can. "You'd better let him out."

Douglas B. Levene said...

What Dan in Philly said.

Jupiter said...

Michael K said...
"Ralph L, ya got me. I have no idea what you mean to say."

Prince Albert had a penis ring. Apparently fairly common in his, ah, circle.

The Vault Dweller said...

Testosterone levels in males have dropped over the years in the US and probably the west at large. Aside from making people less fat and having more lean muscle mass, I believe higher testosterone levels are correlated with higher levels of honesty.

The Vault Dweller said...

That's because Texans know chili has meat and not beans When I make Chili I use meat and beans. I also use Coarse ground chuck. The coarse ground is sturdy enough to hold up to the longer cooking times of Chili.

Hey Skipper said...

Jeremy Clarkson wears *way* too many bracelets.

ken in tx said...

Beef stew with red wine is pretty close to Beef bourguignon, but you might be considered less manly for eating French food.

ken in tx said...

Beef stew with red wine is pretty close to Beef bourguignon, but you might be considered less manly for eating French food.

Michael K said...

Prince Albert had a penis ring. Apparently fairly common in his, ah, circle.

No wonder Victoria mourned him so long.

The kid I examined in the MEPS said the ladies liked it a lot. No regulation violated so he kept it.

Ralph L said...

Prince Albert tobacco was named after his son, who became Edward VII, because Victoria's husband was already dead.

Narr said...

Nothing wrong with French food at all. Not even Panera can screw up French onion soup, and if you ain't eating that quiche, I will. While listening to Debussy or Ravel.

Narr
It's the damn wine cult I can't stand