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Old 03-13-2017, 10:00 AM
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Who would've guessed that the only thing necessary to overcome student loan debt would be to receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in aid from family members? The kicker:

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To anyone who feels overwhelmed by the prospect of taking on student loans — or paying back any debt they’ve incurred — Horton has a simple message: "I just want them to feel empowered that they can pay if off. If I can do it, anybody can."
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Turns out millionaire real estate moguls who started their business with a large personal loan from their grandfather don't know what they are talking about when they million-splain that millennials would be able to afford buying a house, if they didn't spend so much on avocado toast and coffee.
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The latte factor comes up so often because it aligns nicely with both liberal and conservative beliefs, Olen explained: Liberals believe people are too materialistic and spend too much on luxuries, while conservatives say poor people are not deserving of those luxuries. Any way you slice it, moralizing money spent on snacks fits nicely into a narrative.
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:40 AM
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I have eaten avocado toast once in my life.

Frankly, I'd much rather just have a bowl of guacamole (extra limey) and some chips.
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I have some avocados.

I must try this.
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Old 05-17-2017, 06:09 AM
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Well, aren't you fancy? :rich: (mirrored)
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Should I go with the artisanal ciabatta loaf, or be hipster ironic with some Wonderbread?
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Ooh! Hipster ironic! :eager:
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Should I go with the artisanal ciabatta loaf, or be hipster ironic with some Wonderbread?
Toast points made from Wonderbread.

Hipster ironic and nouveau riche all at the same time.
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I suppose you can quibble about whether avocados are fruits or vegetables (in culinary terms... in botanical terms it's clearly a fruit).
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Dunno what it is about Aussie 1%ers and avocado, but it's not the first time this has come up: Smashed avocado discounted in cafes in wake of controversial saving advice for millennials - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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Avocado mashed up with mayo, salt and garlic powder and/or chili powder and spread on a toasted slice of multi-grain bread is just delicious.
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Avocado mashed up with mayo, salt and garlic powder and/or chili powder and spread on a toasted slice of multi-grain bread is just delicious.
Mayo? Huh?

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I will just point out that I am not a native of Iowa. I am actually a native of California and my avocado expertise comes quite naturally as we had our very own avocado growing the yard when I was but a wee lad. I learned to enjoy the awesome deliciousness of Avocado Toast while living in Arizona. My wife introduced me to that delicacy and I discovered that mayo enhanced its gustatory greatness all by my little old self.

Angakuk's Recipe for Avocado Toast

Liberally spread a slice of toasted multi-grain bread with mayonaise (not, I repeat, not the abomination known as Miracle Whip which is consumed in vast quantities by ignorant native Iowans).

Peal and cut in half one avocado.

Discard the seed. (or you could grow your own avocado like this.

Cut the avocado halves into thin slices.

Places one half of the slices on one slice of toast.

Season with salt, garlic powder and chili powder (the chili powder is optional).

Thoroughly mash the avocado with a fork.

Eat and enjoy.

Rinse and repeat.
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