It's the icky sensation that's sweeping the Nation: the Nause-AA, in which the Bunkler Snacketology clinic seeks to crown not the best cereal, candy bar, or cocktail, but rather the worst, most disgusting food sensation of them all. It is probably clear from our official graphic which noxious pellet my money is on, but we'll just have to see whether the conclusions Keckler reached in Suffering Succotash are borne out by y'all's anecdotal votes and complaints.
TN food-bracket vets will remember how the tourney works, more or less – Keckler and I build the bracket, then post commentary on the match-ups; you vote in the corresponding polls; everyone involved talks trash about zucchini (hew) and gets in fights over whether cilantro is a food.
Watch the front page of TN, GrubReport.com, or the TN Twitter feed (that's @tomatonation; it's linked at the top of the page) for updates. Or just subscribe to hashtag #NauseAA. (As you do.) As of this writing, Tuesday 14 August, I'm having some cat-adjacent technical issues — read: "my laptop is upside down in a bag of rice thanks to Little Jackwagon" — but we're still planning to launch Flight 1 tomorrow.
You can also find updates and instructions on this page throughout the tournament. Current bracket is right here.
Questions? Interested in sponsoring a round with an ad or a prize? Drop an email to bunting at tomatonation dot com.
Where do we vote?
Right here on TN. Look for the "Nause-AA" tag; that will lead you to the current polls. If you can't find a poll, that means we're between rounds.
How could you leave off [food I hate] and include [delicious manna from heaven]?! YOUR SNACKET SUCKS AND I HATE YOU GUYS!
With only 64 slots in four areas, we can't include everything. There is a considered rationale for inclusion and exclusion; we don't do it to piss you off.
Also, there's a lot of evidence to suggest that manna was a mold. So, yeah.
Why is [x] in one category but [y] in another?! SUCKS! HATE!
Again: 64 slots; 4 flights of 16 each. We do our best to classify everything correctly within the limits of the bracket structure, but the bracket structure…has limits, and we won't be able to please everyone. We encourage you just to have fun with it.
You should absolutely email me if you spot any mistakes, but please understand that "I think your ranking of avocadoes is BULLSHIT!!!1!" is more of a difference of opinion than an error.
Again, our bracket is here.
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