Mar 23 2012

Another Reason To Become a Vegan—Pink Slime

Supermarkets That Sell Pink Slime

So, ew.

I missed this story about “pink slime.” What is pink slime? According to ABC News, “‘Pink slime’ is beef trimmings.” Oh! That’s OK, right? Well, no. “Once only used in dog food and cooking oil, the trimmings are now sprayed with ammonia so they are safe to eat and added to most ground beef as a cheaper filler.” For added fun, ABC says that pink slime is in 70 percent of the ground beef sold at supermarkets.

Now you might be saying, Brett. That’s just supermarket ground beef. That’s not enough of a reason to become a vegan. What are you, one of those commie pinko Occupy Everything buttheads? Seriously—do you have, like, a butt for a head?

No! I do not have a butt for a head. I do, however, think that you are unlikely to find ammonia in your kale. And kale is healthier for you anyway. So why not just avoid meat altogether?

But Brett! What about fish? Or chicken? Huh? What about tasty, delicious chicken? You like chicken, don’t you? Read more »

Jul 25 2009

Show and Tell – Hanoi Jane’s Hot Mug Shot

Jane Fonda Mug Shot

Say what you will about Jane Fonda, but she was a nice looking woman in her day. Even after being arrested. There’s something very sexy about this mug shot from 1970. To see Jane in her prime, though, pick up “Barbarella“; click here for a video clip. (Stylelist)

Evolution, graffiti style. (ChickenCrap via StumbleUpon)

Want to know how to make Kentucky Fried Chicken at home? How about Benihana’s Ginger Sauce? Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies? All this and more for the cooking inclined. (Copycat Recipes)

Apr 28 2009

Shopping List For Today

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Apr 27 2009

Clean Plate Club Question

Clean Plate Club – does telling kids to finish their meal no matter what encourage overeating?

Nov 26 2008

Tryptophan Doesn’t Make You Tired, It’s All Those Carbs

I stumbled onto this little tidbit from HowStuffWorks. Basically, it says that while tryptophan (an amino acid not naturally found in the human body) can act as a “calming agent” and is present in turkey, that’s not why you feel like taking a long winter’s nap after your third drumstick. “Most likely, it’s the whole traditional Thanksgiving meal that can produce that after-dinner lethargy.”
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Jul 05 2008

Hot Dog Etiquette

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Jul 02 2008

Rube Goldberg Dog Food Dispenser

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