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The ‘one has to go’ meme moves on from actors named Chris and returns to food

Not the bread!

Oct 26, 2020, 3:38 pm

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Siobhan Ball 

Siobhan Ball

After a brief but wild affair with the Four Chris’ that got all of the internet talking, the One Has To Go meme has returned to its true purpose: ranking foods and making people fight about it.

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"One has to go: Carbs edition" pictures of bread, rice, potatoes and pasta
@xtineogle
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Maybe it's the run-up to Thanksgiving. Maybe everyone's just tired. Arguing about foundational foods and which one no longer deserves a seat at the table is definitely more fun than everything else going on out there right now.

"one must go FOREVER" pictures of a burger, wings, pizza and tacos
@hooltras1944
"One has to go! Bulgarian food Edition!" picture of four different Bulgarian dishes
@hooltras1944
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"One has to go:" pictures of Mac and Cheese, spaghetti bolognese, lasagne and chicken ramen soup
@z7duckx

Not that it's all fun and games. One absolute bastard reignited the bacon discourse, as if that era of the internet wasn't scarring enough for everyone the first time around.

"One has to go Face without mouth (breakfast edition)"  pictures of bacon, pancakes in a stack, French toast and waffles with butter
@z7duckx
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@POGEnthusiast: Bacon, easily. The most overrated food in this world.. @NCFCSam27, replying: image of a footballer looking up with a baffled/desparing expression
@POGEnthusiast @NCFCSam27
"I'd fuck that shit bacon off and replace it with proper bacon. Actually rashers not scrag ends" picture of British bacon rashers
@POGEnthusiast @NCFCSam27
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Bacon is overrated but yall aren't ready for this discussion
@kirbysuberstar

But mostly, the latest food edition of the One Has To Go meme is just clean, wholesome, agonizing fun.

"one has to go #KraftDinner" pictures of four different kinds of Kraft Dinner Mac and Cheese
@kirbysuberstar
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"One has to go. Juice edition" pictures of mango, orange, apples and strawberry juices in glasses next to the fruit in question
"One has to go, SOUTHERN EDTION" pictures of corn pudding, chicken and waffles, corn bread, gumbo

That is until Twitter user @mechapoetic decided to terrify us all with the nightmarish question of which three horrifying dishes have to stay. Mountain Dew chicken anyone? How about baked chicken soaked in hot sauce? Delicious and frighteningly appropriate for spooky season.

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"one's gotta go but the rest MUST stay." pictures of aspic, Mountain Dew marinated chicken, hot dog pieces cooked with spaghetti skewered through them and very dry "baked chicken soaked in hot sauce"
@mechapoetic

Of course, it's not just food, cartoons and video games are also popular lines of inquiry right now.

"One has to go, what you choosing🤔" title cards from Rugrats, Avatar, Spongebob and Fairly Odd Parents
@mechapoetic
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"one has to go: white overwatch men addition" pictures of four white haired male characters from Overwatch
@pharadise

But the focus of the meme is well and truly back where it belongs: on which impossible choice to make about your favorite foods.

"One has to go... ice cream flavor edition" pictures of scoops of vanilla, chocolate, mint chock chip and strawberry
@pharadise
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*First Published: Oct 26, 2020, 3:38 pm