Green wieners

… with a whiff of amyl nitrite. Featured on a Pinterest food board recently:

(#1) Looking for an easy hot dog recipe? These Jalapeño Popper Dogs from are the best!

Erect green wieners, with dripping tips coyly peeking out. For your dining pleasure.

To serve 4: 4 hot dog buns; 4 hot dogs, thin; 12 jalapeños, large; [yellow] mustard; 8 slices American cheese. You can fill in the steps.

Poppers, take one. From my 2/5/17 posting “Pop food edifice”, a section on Jalapeño Poppers:


Jalapeño poppers, or jalapeño bites, are jalapeño peppers that have been hollowed out, stuffed with a mixture of cheese, spices, and sometimes ground meat, breaded and deep fried. Sometimes called an armadillo egg, especially if wrapped in bacon, a term in use since at least 1972 in Texas, antedating the trademark on “Jalapeno Poppers”.

The name is presumably a play on jalapeño peppers, with the peppers prepared in such a way that you can pop them into your mouth for a quick spicy snack.

Poppers, take two. From my 11/23/15 posting “Penises, poppers, and piercings, oh my!” (on some stereotypical features of gay male culture):

Poppers. From a 9/13/12 posting, in a section on alkyl nitrites [including amyl nitrite], taken from Wikipedia:

[They] are often inhaled with the goal of enhancing sexual pleasure. These products have also been part of the club culture from the 1970s disco scene to the 1980s and 1990s rave scene. Poppers have a long history of use due to the rush of warm sensations and dizziness experienced when the vapours are inhaled.

Alkyl nitrites are vasodilators (dilating the blood vessels), causing an immediate drop in blood pressure, resulting in those sensations of warm dizziness.

They also have a characteristic smell.

More poppers. A NOAD entry listing a number of nouns popper:

1 North American a utensil for popping corn. 2 (usually poppersinformal a small vial of amyl nitrite used for inhalation that makes a popping sound when opened. 3 (in fishing) an artificial lure that makes a popping sound when reeled in with a jerky motion on the surface of the water. 4 British informal a press stud.

That last one probably needs some further explanation. From Wikipedia:

(#3) The two halves of a riveted leather snap fastener. The male half (top) has a groove which “snaps” in place when “pressed” into the female half (bottom)

A snap fastener (also called press stud, popper, snap or tich) is a pair of interlocking discs, made out of a metal or plastic, commonly used in place of buttons to fasten clothing and for similar purposes. A circular lip under one disc fits into a groove on the top of the other, holding them fast until a certain amount of force is applied.

… Snap fasteners are a noted detail in American Western wear and are also often chosen for children’s clothing, as they are relatively easy for children to use.

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