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Setting aside the fact that waffles were created in the seventh circle of hell, cause suffering and apocalyptic horror wherever they are witnessed, and are instruments of pure evil, where did the obsession with talking about them in every thread arise?

Can we stop this and have more waffles?

Also, will waffles.stackexchange.com exist?

And even more importantly...do ponies like waffles? Do waffles like ponies? Are there such things as waffle-flavored ponies and pony-flavored waffles?

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    And please.... no 80-comment mini-series on the art of flour-based snacks. – Marc Gravell Sep 1 '09 at 19:03
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    must... get... edit privs... – user27414 Sep 1 '09 at 19:15
  • These waffle-sympathizers keep conflicting with my edits! – John Rasch Sep 1 '09 at 19:17
  • Wow, you guys are having lots of editing fun. – Lance Roberts Sep 1 '09 at 19:33
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    Can we close this now as a dupe of the meme question? – user27414 Sep 1 '09 at 20:26
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    I just looked at the edit history. John Rasch: You're on notice. – Eric Sep 2 '09 at 2:52
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    I had waffles today. They were yummy. And Belgian. – George Stocker Nov 21 '09 at 6:33
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    Good thing to live in Beligum then! – Ivo Flipse May 5 '10 at 10:22
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    I used to have a job where I sat on a particular surface and got WAFFLEBUTT – Mark Schultheiss Jun 6 '12 at 20:27
  • possible duplicate of The Many Memes of Meta – Pops Jun 7 '12 at 14:28
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    @Tim this is an old time Meta meme, MSO is new so they have no clue about it in there. Don't think it should be migrated away. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Jun 25 '14 at 22:59
  • I just google about Stack Overflow and Waffles, found this here. Tried waffles.stackexchange.com amd... "The Q&A site waffles.stackexchange.com doesn't seem to exist…yet." Yet? Oh godwhythepainthewaffles – Hugo Rocha Jul 31 '14 at 16:32
  • @Peter Setting aside the pointlessness of copy-editing a years-old closed post, the sentence you changed read "waffles were..., cause..., and are...", which already had the verbs agreeing with each other. – Billy Mailman Jul 20 '16 at 13:27
  • WAFFLES!!!!!!!!!! – Pika the Wizard of the Whales Jan 11 '19 at 0:59

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Keyboard waffles

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    Hell yeah keyboard waffles! – Eric Sep 2 '09 at 3:17
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    Oh... baby... – Shog9 Sep 2 '09 at 3:19
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    I saw those waffles and then I youtube.com/watch?v=4pXfHLUlZf4 – Eric Sep 2 '09 at 3:20
  • That's awesome. – Jarrod Dixon Sep 2 '09 at 4:53
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    WANT . – George Stocker Sep 3 '09 at 0:44
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    CTRL + ALT + EAT – John Rasch Sep 11 '09 at 15:06
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    @Eric: you saw those waffles and then you were not available in your country‽ – ЯegDwight Oct 14 '10 at 13:00
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    I just saw this image in the 404-error page and wanted to post a bug-report about it ... the waffle was obviously not made this way by this machine, but turned around before being photographed. (Look at the position of the return and shift/capslock keys, and the space bar). Could we have a correct image? – Paŭlo Ebermann Jul 23 '11 at 19:41
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    @paulo it's an art project as I recall.. treehugger.com/files/2007/05/my_type_of_appl.php "Designed by Chris Dimino as part of a group exhibit for the School of Visual Arts, the typewriter iron represents the best of reinvention: an obsolete product, minimally modified, is given a completely new function." – Jeff Atwood Jul 23 '11 at 20:59
  • Yeah, I found the link to designhead.net/cdimino on the 404-page. (The image is there hidden behind the second icon in the second line of "Design", then the fourth image page. They have also other things made from typewriters.) It still annoys me that they did turn the waffle for the photo. – Paŭlo Ebermann Jul 23 '11 at 21:11
  • Are those QWERTY waffles? – Mark Schultheiss Jun 6 '12 at 20:25
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    Woke up real sleepy but had to work. Oh dang, I just poured syrup on my keyboard. – Howard Pautz Aug 23 '13 at 22:57
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    Cupcake approves of these waffles +1 – user163250 Jun 25 '14 at 21:00
  • waffles.stackexchange.com should totally redirect to this answer. – MD XF Feb 27 '17 at 20:33
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What waffle fetish?

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    Do you like ponies @waffles? Do ponies like @waffles? More importantly, are you yummy? Are you a mutant waffle? – Anthony Pham Apr 5 '15 at 16:18
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I truly wish I knew... then; maybe it is best not to.

I even somehow got labelled a waffle-hater; pah.


I'm torn between closing this question as noise, and adding it to the FAQ...

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    I think you can turn back public opinion on this. Photo-ops of you + waffles. Prove yourself to be a staunch anti-pancaker. – devinb Sep 1 '09 at 19:09
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    Good lord. I am tired of Marc's pro pancake, anti waffle stance. – GEOCHET Sep 1 '09 at 19:11
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    @Marc: Well certainly you shouldn't ban anyone for a day for discussing waffles this time, right? – GEOCHET Sep 1 '09 at 19:37
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    I'm never going to here the end of this, am I... for the last time it had nothing nothing to do with waffles. – Marc Gravell Sep 1 '09 at 22:20
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    why do you hate – waffles Nov 26 '09 at 1:23
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It's just another mini-meme that has taken MSO over. Waffles...and ponies.

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  • Even as the originator of many SO/MSO memes, I am finding it hard to keep track of them all. I think we need to start chronicling this information in the hallowed FAQs – TheTXI Sep 1 '09 at 19:26
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    Waffles and ponies? That sound like a tasty combination. – Marc Gravell Sep 1 '09 at 19:29
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    @Marc: You're on notice – TheTXI Sep 1 '09 at 19:30
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Waffles! I love waffles. One day, back when Stack Overflow was still young, I was making delicious pecan waffles and testing something on the site. I needed filler for a dozen or so quick posts, and used the recipe for waffles. They're long gone now, but I still get a pleasant yearning for waffles, golden crispy waffles, drenched in Real Butter and Smokey Maple Syrup, whenever I visit Stack Overflow.

I would assume that anyone else mentioning waffles has similarly good taste.

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  1. I love waffles. I had some this morning for breakfast. Effing delicious, man.
  2. It was in response to this question, which wasn't a question at all. The OP made an assertion without any backing, so I stated my opinion with as much backing. I needed to make the 15 characters, so I said, "You know what, I'm going to spread my love of waffles." And so I have.
  3. Also, waffles.
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    Hell yeah waffles. – Eric Sep 2 '09 at 2:49
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    1) Waffles / 2) ??? / 3) Profit! – Paused until further notice. Sep 3 '09 at 1:24
  • +1 for Waffle Gnomes – apaul May 8 '13 at 5:15
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It was originally started by Eric, then from a deleted post, it was latched onto by others.

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    Eric began the waffle meme long before that. – TheTXI Sep 1 '09 at 19:30
  • Thanks for the correct attribution – Lance Roberts Sep 1 '09 at 19:32
  • Corrections made. – Lance Roberts Sep 1 '09 at 19:45
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I saw waffles this morning at my local grocery store, thought of this thread/mem/Eric, and took a picture. (We don't get many waffles in these here parts.)

Spooky.

alt text http://lanai.dietpizza.ch/images/stack-overflow-waffles.jpg

Note how Waffle is spelled Waffel. Someone here on MSO mocked my spelling of Waffle once, and know we know why...

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It's because Waffle House is the only place open when devs are awake.

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    I can attest to many nights of this, maybe you're onto something – John Rasch Sep 1 '09 at 19:06
  • I hear that Reapers hang out there too... – TrueWill Sep 12 '09 at 1:42
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I can't wait until I have sufficient reputation points to move all of these waffle questions to Super User where they clearly belong.

There we can have endless questions about the best waffle iron (clearly the Waring Pro), spatulas, butter versus margarine and all the various possible syrup combinations (Vermont Grade A Dark Amber FTW).

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  • Butter & Grade B for that awesome richness! – Shog9 Sep 1 '09 at 19:55
  • @Shog9 - I find Grade B overwhelms any fruit which may be placed on top – Rob Allen Sep 1 '09 at 19:58
  • @Rob: You need better fruit. The flavor of perfectly ripe Palisade peaches meld beautifully with the caramelly goodness of Grade B. – Shog9 Sep 1 '09 at 20:14
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    @Shog9: I'll have to try that some time. – Rob Allen Sep 1 '09 at 20:20
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It is clearly instigated by a flock of Belgians.

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