on a totally random note, the morningstar farms veggie dogs (found in the freezer section with all of the other morningstar farms goods) are the best out there. just thought i'd share...
July 14, 2004 4:45 PM
He sounds like a charming fellow, no really. Did you sneak some vegetables on his plate when he wasn't looking to see if you could contaminate his meat??
Of course, what can you expect when you elect to lead a weirdo lifestyle??
Meg in Paris |
July 15, 2004 6:03 AM
By weirdo lifestyle you mean moving overseas and marrying a Brit?
July 15, 2004 9:40 AM
That is a lifestyle choice that is sane under the current administration. (Call me very far-seeing.)
The point is, I think, that meat-eaters of the less intelligent variety assume that vegetarians are always not eating meat out of moral scruples. This makes them uncomfortable because they are insecure about their own morality and assume you are secretly judging them. The pre-emptive strike is for them to get aggressive.
I think you should tell the next guy that it's been proven that meat makes men impotent and see how he reacts...
Meg in Paris |
July 15, 2004 11:21 AM
Hilarious! I have sent this post to every vegetarian I know.
July 15, 2004 12:05 PM
Just to be clear, I don't think any less of someone who is a meat eater. I don't like jackasses of any variety - meat-eating, vegan, vegetarian, or omnivorous. I can't emphasize that enough. I eat lots of weird stuff that other peopel disdain.
In fact, I'm still trying to figure out if snails are meat or seafood. Can I get a pass on bugs and mollusks?
July 15, 2004 1:13 PM
I thought bugs made you swell up and die--or is that just aquatic bugs?
Regardless, edible snails are mostly of family Helicidae, which are all terrestrial, so they're meat, not seafood (for some definition of "meat" that doesn't include seafood).
July 19, 2004 1:47 AM
Crustaceans, which are bug-like are what do me in.
I'm not convinced on the snails being meat. Dolphins live in the ocean and they are meat rather than fish. I'm thinking it may boil down (boiled snals, yuck) to how complex the beastie is.
Or, you know, how Jesuit I can can get in my justifications.
July 19, 2004 9:04 AM
But how many non-crustacean arthropods have you tried? Apparently some people with shellfish allergies discovered during the Brood X explosion that their allergies also applied to cicadas. Best to play it safe and only feed the bugs to the wife.
And why are dolphins meat? If dolphins are meat, why not tuna? And what about whale, or dugong, or even penguin?
July 19, 2004 9:11 PM
Penguin's easy - it's a bird. Dolphins are meat because they're mammals and help Porter, Sandy, and Bud all the time. Whale is also a mammal and may contain traces of biblical prophets or crazy old one legged sea captains.
Dugong is clearly a - What the hell is dugong?
Now sea otters - I'd probably turn down a sea otter burger, but I won't guarantee it.
Just looked up a dugong. Sea cows? Can I get sea cheese from that? How about sea ice cream? I'd have to say they're meat.
Tuna is a fish and therefore dumb. I 've never seen a tuna dial a phone, retrieve important naval gear, or tell Bud that Skippy's caught in an underwater sea cave. Probably when he went to milk the sea cow.
Plus tuna has gills. I've never seen a non-fish with gills. Except Aquaman and that hardly counts. And the Submariner, I guess.
I'd read that about the cicadas. I think that reinforces the thought that they're probably seafood. My scientific reasoning for snails being seafood is that they deliver garlic really really well when soaked in butter. Therefore, they must be like crostini, which are clearly fish.
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