Care to join me in a dip?

January 12, 2010

Blog Guy, as a professional observer of the human condition, you must feel inspired when you see man at  his very best, reaching for the stars, dreaming his dreams.

Indeed I do. For instance, when men and women give their all  to make the biggest taco or egg salad sandwich or pizza , just to get into the world record books.

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But there is an exception. A couple of times a year folks will try to make the world’s biggest batch of hummus, and that’s where they lose me.

hummus bowl 260I’m sorry, but once you fill anything larger than a toilet bowl with hummus, it starts to look pretty damned unappetizing. It just comes across as a whole lot of  something  from a gigantic zit, or like,well, let’s not even go there in mixed company.

So now they’ve done it again. It seems the hummus shown at the bottom set a new record a few days ago, but do we REALLY want that much hummus in one place?

I see your point. Ewwwww. Couldn’t they just dispense with the actual work and award the world record BEFORE the hummus is made and slopped into the bowl?

No, it doesn’t work that way. The stuff must actually be made, and the award has to be…

For the love of God, Blog Guy, I’m begging you! Get help! Don’t SAY it!

The award has to be given post-hummusly…

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Top and middle: Lebanese chefs pour hummus into a gigantic dish in Beirut during an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records for producing the biggest plate of hummus in the world, October 24, 2009. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Bottom: People stand around a large dish filled with hummus in the Arab-Israeli town of Abu Gosh, January 8, 2010. A restaurant in the town, located near Jerusalem, broke a Guinness World record on Friday for the largest serving of hummus. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

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Is that green thing…. in the hummus…. really what I think it is…. ??? EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW….

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

HUmmus me… er, sorry, humour me and move on to the main course, please, shall we?

Posted by justM | Report as abusive

Imma wondering who can eat that much hummus. I mean, it would take a heck of a stack of pita to make dent in it.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

As a meat eater I do not see the point of the worlds largest bowl of hummus. The worlds largest bacon cheeseburger….. yeah I could go for that.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Er…I’m a meat eater too but I do like hummus on occasion. Just not that much of it!

Now, where’s the world’s largest pita bread to go with it?


Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

That looks like something even the fabled Eugene “Toilethead” Johnson would hesitate to swim in …

Posted by BethyB | Report as abusive

This kind of makes you wonder about the spike in global prices in chickpeas and other key foodstuffs!

It makes me think about those jokes on how many economists it takes to change a light bulb… how many economists does it take to prepare hummus for two?

Posted by justM | Report as abusive

Bonus points for “post-hummusly”. :)

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive


I like hummus as much as the next girl, but seriously? Just looking at that had me reaching for my rubbish bin.

Posted by LMR | Report as abusive