Another peace-loving vegan
A “freelance opera singer” who slapped another female Upper West Side Trader Joe’s customer in a fight over who would get the last package of frozen vegan pad-Thai dinner was acquitted yesterday, reports the New York Post. This mean the prosecutors were not able to convincingly establish the slap was intended to cause injury.
Of course they weren’t. You get slapped by some wispy little vegan, no one’s going to believe there was any potential for injury, except perhaps to the vegan’s wrist.
The fracas started when the husband of the freelance opera singer jostled with the son of a doctor in the Trader Joe’s aisle as both went for the same frozen vegan pad-Thai dinner. According to testimony, the husband yelled at the son and the doctor yelled at the husband to stop yelling. The singer, who is from Philadelphia, started cursing and called the doctor and her sons “New York rude.”
The singer testified that the doctor then rushed them while making “making grimaces and moving her head in a strange, animal-like manner.” The singer warned the doctor that she was going to slap her if she didn’t “get the f*ck” out of her “face.” When she didn’t, the singer slapped the doctor, who later pressed charges.
This is shocking … the doctor was clearly impersonating an animal, and yet the vegan freelance singer slapped her anyway. It’s time for a new vegan code of ethics: never slap anything with a face.
There’s hope for the medical profession after all
This is encouraging: a medical student has a blog on paleo nutrition. Here’s a future doctor who won’t be telling people to eat low-fat diets based on grains. In one of her recent posts, she explains how to evaluate claims about nutrition using what she calls the Framework of Common Sense:
1: The laws of metabolism. This is where you ask yourself: does it make sense from physiological point of view?
2: Evolutionary environment. Is there evidence that people have consumed this food for a sizable chunk of human history? If yes, is there evidence that humans thrived on it?
3. Scientific evidence
A. Implied harm: is there scientific evidence that the food or diet results in long term harm?
B. Implied benefit: is there scientific evidence that it is beneficial for health and longevity?
That’s just the overview. I encourage to read the full post, which is very clear and logical, to get the details.
All in the family
I have two blogs, my brother recently started a blog, and now my son’s girlfriend / mate-for-life / future wife and mother of my grandchildren (I hope) Abby has a blog called Paleonut with commentary, recipes and a grocery list. Check it out.
A new definition of “fatty fish”
I wonder how the people who designed the My Plate would feel about this article:
A fishery in England has become the first in the country to veto white bread amid fears it’s unhealthy for the fish, the Telegraph reports.
Some experts say white bread lacks the protein contained in other varieties and too much of it leaves fish bloated and lethargic.
Bread is good for people, though. Just ask the USDA.
Julia Child on McDonald’s fries
This pretty much says it all.