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Mishmash Bracket Night

PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:11 am
by Haschel Cedricson
Earlier tonight xofelf sent me this tweet:


I am absolutely the sort of person who would argue about rocking chairs vs recliners (recliners all the way, baby) so I decided to make our own bracket night with our first topic being suggested by the Mishmash Discord. So here's how it will work. Voting on the current match can be done with vote tags or bold text. Polls will be up for 48 hours. Please defend your vote!

Our first topic is Ways To Eat Potatoes. Here's the bracket:

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First up we have (1) Mashed Potatoes vs (16) Boiled Potatoes.

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Mashed potatoes are versatile and delicious. Butter, garlic, gravy - the possibilities are endless with mashed potatoes.

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Boiled potatoes are one step away from being mashed, which gives them a different texture. Traditionally seasoned with herbs, the boiled potato is a common dish in Eastern Europe and South America.

Voting ends in (expired on 2020-06-07 01:11:36)

PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:13 am
by McMenno
mashed

PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:14 am
by Haschel Cedricson
TBH I'm expecting the 1/16 matchup to be a blowout in favor of mashed.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:17 am
by NotAJumbleOfNumbers
wait how did you seed this

PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:17 am
by Skelda
Mashed is clearly superior, like not even close

PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:17 am
by NoPowerOverMe
Mashed

PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:22 am
by Haschel Cedricson
In post 3, NotAJumbleOfNumbers wrote:wait how did you seed this

My guesses of what the more popular things would be, balanced by my own personal opinions moving things up and down a few seeds.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:04 am
by Panzerjager
Mashed, no argument

PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:40 am
by Cheery Dog
Mash sticks to things so i am forced into eating some of it. Boilded just all goes to the side of the plate as something I don't want to eat.

Therefore mashed is the better way to eat them out of these two.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:27 am
by xofelf
Mashed hands down. You can put all sorts of things in it. Boiled are only acceptable if they're salt potatoes, and those you have there absolutely are not, and thus inferior version. Mashed

PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:46 am
by Xtoxm
boiled by a large margin
mash is disgusting wtf

PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:32 am
by Panzerjager
This concept seems more fun over voice or in person

PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:11 am
by Aurathebirb
Mashed

Boiled potatoes eww

I love some good garlic mash

PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:48 am
by Awoo
M*A*S*H*E*D

PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:13 am
by Menalque
Mishmashed obviously

Boiled are just like incomplete mashed potatoes

PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:23 am
by Ircher
Mashed

Boiled is pretty good too though.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:36 pm
by VashtaNeurotic
Easy Choice
Mashed

Like come on, why would I eat a whole potato, that's sacrilege.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:05 pm
by Farren
Boiled
for sure. Texture makes the difference here. No credit for addons afterwards, sorry.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:13 pm
by Cephrir
i hate potatoes (except for french fries & chips) but would like to have an egopost in this thread for when the topic changes

PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:30 pm
by CaptainMeme
Mashed

PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:18 pm
by lilith2013
Mashed

In addition to being the clearly more delicious option, there is also a more accessible version of said option for those who do not have the time to make mashed potatoes from scratch. Thus instant mashed potatoes, although a fair to middling imitation of its namesake, mean that everyone can enjoy lovely, garlicky, buttery mashed potatoes even if they are very busy or are unable to lift a masher!

There is not an instant version of boiled potatoes. Also they are gross.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:32 am
by logan5123
Boiled
...I mean, not that it matters

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:27 am
by Haschel Cedricson
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Mashed takes it in a resounding victory!

To speed things up we will now be doing two matches at once.

(4) Tater Tots vs (13) Hasselback Potatoes

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Tater tots are a classic snack, perfectly shaped for dipping in any variety of sauces.

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Hasselback potatoes are one of the most aesthetic preparations and the thin slices crisp up to a delightful texture.



(7) Potato Salad vs (10) Gnocchi

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Potato salad is a staple of many picnics and comes in both a mayo-based version and a vinegar-based version.

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Gnocchi is not quite pasta and not quite a dumpling, but it is fantastic either way.

Voting is open until (expired on 2020-06-09 03:27:10)

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:30 am
by Panzerjager
mmm. This is hard. I think tots and salad tho.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:33 am
by Haschel Cedricson
I'm not sure how to vote in the second matchup because I loathe mayo-based salads but love vinegar-based salads. In retrospect having them share a bracket slot was stupid.