One of ‘Those’ Letters

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All those nice birthday wishes here on the blog, bunches more on Facebook and in emails, plus a few more of those “your documentary changed my life” emails in the past couple of weeks … very nice.

But just so you don’t think it’s all kisses and hugs and holding hands and singing Kumbiya around here, I thought I’d share one of “those” emails.  I received this one on my birthday:

You are an idiot! Please stop trying to “un-educate” people about food that is cancer causing, environment rapping and destroying, slave making, and propaganda filled. You are the problem with American Society, eating right from the evil corporate hands that feed you. Keep your undereducated, moronic opinions to your self and stop spending lies that could persuade people to continue hurting them selves and giving money to the very CEO’s providing the means of pain and suffering.

you disgust me,

Marja

Heh-heh-heh … can’t please everyone.

Now I’m off to set up the disc-golf course for my birthday shindig.  I don’t plan on rapping the environment (or jazzing it or even rock ‘n’ rolling it) or enslaving anyone in the process, but the day is young.

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121 thoughts on “One of ‘Those’ Letters

  1. Lobotomy Required

    Talking of “propoganda filled”, is Propoganda a fat, protein or carbohydrate?

    It’s a fiber, I believe.

    Reply
  2. Kathy in Texas

    What’s that saying about keeping your mouth shut and having folks think you’re an idiot, as opposed to opening it and proving you’re one. Marja seems to be one who loves to prove a point.

    Reply
  3. Andre

    Because of course the gentle people as charitative institutions like Monsanto, Pfizer, P&G and Unilever all only want what’s best for all of us, their own interests never play any part in what they say or do…

    Reply
  4. Jeff

    Wait a sec – she accused you of eating from the evil corporate hand that feeds you? How stupid can she be? Taking the analogy literally, does she think you eat “corporate” food?

    I’d also like to know how your opinion on statins (that they make lots of corporations money and mask but don’t solve a problem [hope my assessment of your opinion is accurate]) is feeding into the evil corporations. If anything, that pisses the pharmaceuticals off.

    The stupid, it hurts. Since you write some code:

    var letterWriter = new LetterWriter { Name = “Marja”, Stupid = true };

    if (letterWriter.Stupid == true) {
    rejectStupidity();
    }

    Have a great shindig. Oh, and have fun enslaving people! Wish I was there to join in! 😉

    The slaves should be arriving soon and bringing liquor.

    Reply
    1. zach

      If Marja had only watched just fathead and never read any of Tom’s stuff, then she probably sees him as protecting McDonald’s. Hence the corporate stuff.
      Course we all know better. But the more important point, its my choice if I want to order burger, fries, and stacks of pizza.

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  5. Jeanne

    I can’t figure out what you are doing that provoked that rant. It seems that you are doing the opposite of what she’s complaining about.

    I said it’s not McDonald’s fault people are fat. That enrages some people.

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    1. mm

      You’re right, Tom. To borrow a saying from Reason.com commentators, you’ve enraged Team OUTRAGE
      At least, in the keto-drunken stupor I assume you’re in when you write these things, you didn’t hurt the feelings of the For The Children people.

      Team Outrage is a good label. I’ve noticed that some people only seem happy when they’re righteously indignant.

      Reply
  6. Leanne

    Hmm…guess that woman’s extremely low-fat diet is causing mental aberration due to brain insufficiency.

    Reply
  7. Steve

    I is confused again, are we to just stop eating entirely, or are the CEO’s of companies like Kraft, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, General Mills, Kellog’s, Mars, Unilever, J&J, P&G, Nestle somehow good citizens all of a sudden? Or does the emailer own stock in Pfizer, Roche, AstraZenica, Merck & Co., Bayer, or Bristol-Meyers?

    On the other hand I can kinda see her point, I mean who could be more evil than those grass-fed ranchers?

    You’re a horrible, horrible person Tom, and I thank you dearly for that!

    Steve

    I wonder how many soy burgers she buys from mega-corporations.

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  8. Steve G

    Oh dear, I guess I’ll stop supporting those farmers that grass feed their cows and instead start buying processed vegan foods so that I can stop supporting the evil corporations that want to enslave me. Additionally, I’ll start supporting mono crop agriculture because it in now way harms
    the environment.

    Reply
  9. robert

    That’s clearly a case of severely imbalanced omega-6 to omega-3 ratio in whatever ‘Marja’ is eating.

    And I bet ‘Marja’ doesn’t eat a lot of butter either. It’s hard to be grumpy while you’re ‘on butter’ 🙂

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  10. Cary L

    And please don’t forget to stop spending lies as well. (By the way, how many lies do I need to spend to buy a nice steak dinner?)

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  11. Dave

    Let me guess. Marja is one of those plant-based-diet people who believes T. Colin Campbell when he says animal proteins cause cancer. (We know it’s not true. Refined sugars, grains, and industrial seed oils are far more likely candidates when it comes to promoting cancer.)

    The vegan doctors all recommend such extremely restrictive and unappealing diets, not to mention time consuming to prepare, their advice will never be accepted by the vast majority of Americans. So, if you’re the average Joe or Jill who has been told that meat kills, and you want to try being mostly vegan, what are you going to eat? After trying a few ‘vegan’ recipes, and throwing out the unappetizing result (no fat, no sugar, remember?), you’re likely to buy processed ‘vegan’ foods from evil food corporations that are low fat and full of hearthealthywholegrains.

    As far as the environmental destruction goes, I like the work that Allan Savory is doing. Eat meat and save the planet. Oh, and by the way, Kellogg’s (an evil food corporation if there ever was one) has sponsored an article by James McWilliams on Slate attempting to discredit Savory.

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    1. Walter Bushell

      They can scream all the want, Americans and everyone else is not even going to eat whole grains if they can help it. Traditional countries everywhere have rejected them. Whole wheat bread in the supermarket is mostly refined whole wheat probably died^W dyed brown to give the appearance, but not the substance.

      I used to eat brown rice, but I am a well known loon.

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    2. DDJ

      Doctors are aware that a low-carb (/no carb) diet is one of the best ways to treat cancer. Cancer eats sugar. It’s not even refuted. The reason that doctors won’t prescribe such a diet to patients is that they think it’s unreasonable.

      Sadly, it doesn’t seem to matter how much we “know.”

      Reply
  12. Erica

    Must be a vegan. Rabid spewing of angry diatribe, and misspellings, too. Of course, that could be a phone’s autocorrect fail. My phone does it to me all the time.

    Have a wonderful celebration, Tom. I know you won’t let that letter get you down.

    Didn’t get me down at all. I enjoyed a good laugh, though.

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  13. Jillian

    Ha! Gotta love it when people try to “educate” you about being “uneducated” and then misspell several words in the process of their rant. I don’t know, I think the environment needs a good rapping. I bet it would have a nice flow. Hope you enjoy your birthday party!

    My thoughts exactly. I once had a lipophobic doctor send me a hate-filled email in which he called me an idiot several times while managing to misspell a dozen words and demonstrate that he couldn’t pass a middle-school grammar test. I highlighted the many errors in my reply and told him nothing cracks me up like being called an idiot by an idiot.

    Reply
  14. Galina L.

    Tom,
    I bet vegan’s letters have some entertainment value. Their arrogance is quite amusing. I am glad that paleo-movement provided a healthy alternative to their un-natural delusions about healthy human diets.

    Reply
  15. Lynda

    Hello Tom… for every one of those crazy haters, I bet there are hundreds like me out there who will be eternally grateful for the lightbulb moment you gave us with Fat Head. You were the very first person who I ever heard giving the low carb message and it changed our (my husband and I) lives forever.

    I have a blog and have been writing about dieting for over ten years – the last two or three years it has been all low carb/Primal. I get the odd hater and have been severely bad mouthed on other blogs but the positive comments I get for spreading the word far outweighs that. We love what you do Tom, you are one of the voices of reason in an increasingly insane world.

    One of the “your film changed my life” emails would cancel out a hundred of the hate emails anyway. But of course, the fact of the matter is that I receive a hundred thank-you emails for every one of these. I just laugh off the hate emails. Irrational people amuse me.

    Reply
  16. mlantenac

    As Arthur Jones the inventor of the Nautilus exercise machines used to say, “smile and walk away; you are talking to a fool.”

    Okay, maybe the smile could be optional….

    Reply
  17. Kathy in Texas

    What’s that saying about keeping your mouth shut and having folks think you’re an idiot, as opposed to opening it and proving you’re one. Marja seems to be one who loves to prove a point.

    Reply
  18. Andre

    Because of course the gentle people as charitative institutions like Monsanto, Pfizer, P&G and Unilever all only want what’s best for all of us, their own interests never play any part in what they say or do…

    Reply
  19. Jeff

    Wait a sec – she accused you of eating from the evil corporate hand that feeds you? How stupid can she be? Taking the analogy literally, does she think you eat “corporate” food?

    I’d also like to know how your opinion on statins (that they make lots of corporations money and mask but don’t solve a problem [hope my assessment of your opinion is accurate]) is feeding into the evil corporations. If anything, that pisses the pharmaceuticals off.

    The stupid, it hurts. Since you write some code:

    var letterWriter = new LetterWriter { Name = “Marja”, Stupid = true };

    if (letterWriter.Stupid == true) {
    rejectStupidity();
    }

    Have a great shindig. Oh, and have fun enslaving people! Wish I was there to join in! 😉

    The slaves should be arriving soon and bringing liquor.

    Reply
    1. zach

      If Marja had only watched just fathead and never read any of Tom’s stuff, then she probably sees him as protecting McDonald’s. Hence the corporate stuff.
      Course we all know better. But the more important point, its my choice if I want to order burger, fries, and stacks of pizza.

      Reply
  20. Ed

    “You are the problem with American Society, eating right from the evil corporate hands that feed you.” Ahh. Another happy Monsanto GMO consumer I see.

    Reply
  21. Jeanne

    I can’t figure out what you are doing that provoked that rant. It seems that you are doing the opposite of what she’s complaining about.

    I said it’s not McDonald’s fault people are fat. That enrages some people.

    Reply
    1. mm

      You’re right, Tom. To borrow a saying from Reason.com commentators, you’ve enraged Team OUTRAGE
      At least, in the keto-drunken stupor I assume you’re in when you write these things, you didn’t hurt the feelings of the For The Children people.

      Team Outrage is a good label. I’ve noticed that some people only seem happy when they’re righteously indignant.

      Reply
  22. Steve

    I is confused again, are we to just stop eating entirely, or are the CEO’s of companies like Kraft, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, General Mills, Kellog’s, Mars, Unilever, J&J, P&G, Nestle somehow good citizens all of a sudden? Or does the emailer own stock in Pfizer, Roche, AstraZenica, Merck & Co., Bayer, or Bristol-Meyers?

    On the other hand I can kinda see her point, I mean who could be more evil than those grass-fed ranchers?

    You’re a horrible, horrible person Tom, and I thank you dearly for that!

    Steve

    I wonder how many soy burgers she buys from mega-corporations.

    Reply
  23. Steve G

    Oh dear, I guess I’ll stop supporting those farmers that grass feed their cows and instead start buying processed vegan foods so that I can stop supporting the evil corporations that want to enslave me. Additionally, I’ll start supporting mono crop agriculture because it in now way harms
    the environment.

    Reply
  24. robert

    That’s clearly a case of severely imbalanced omega-6 to omega-3 ratio in whatever ‘Marja’ is eating.

    And I bet ‘Marja’ doesn’t eat a lot of butter either. It’s hard to be grumpy while you’re ‘on butter’ 🙂

    Reply
  25. Cary L

    And please don’t forget to stop spending lies as well. (By the way, how many lies do I need to spend to buy a nice steak dinner?)

    Reply
  26. Dave

    Let me guess. Marja is one of those plant-based-diet people who believes T. Colin Campbell when he says animal proteins cause cancer. (We know it’s not true. Refined sugars, grains, and industrial seed oils are far more likely candidates when it comes to promoting cancer.)

    The vegan doctors all recommend such extremely restrictive and unappealing diets, not to mention time consuming to prepare, their advice will never be accepted by the vast majority of Americans. So, if you’re the average Joe or Jill who has been told that meat kills, and you want to try being mostly vegan, what are you going to eat? After trying a few ‘vegan’ recipes, and throwing out the unappetizing result (no fat, no sugar, remember?), you’re likely to buy processed ‘vegan’ foods from evil food corporations that are low fat and full of hearthealthywholegrains.

    As far as the environmental destruction goes, I like the work that Allan Savory is doing. Eat meat and save the planet. Oh, and by the way, Kellogg’s (an evil food corporation if there ever was one) has sponsored an article by James McWilliams on Slate attempting to discredit Savory.

    Reply
    1. Walter Bushell

      They can scream all the want, Americans and everyone else is not even going to eat whole grains if they can help it. Traditional countries everywhere have rejected them. Whole wheat bread in the supermarket is mostly refined whole wheat probably died^W dyed brown to give the appearance, but not the substance.

      I used to eat brown rice, but I am a well known loon.

      Reply
    2. DDJ

      Doctors are aware that a low-carb (/no carb) diet is one of the best ways to treat cancer. Cancer eats sugar. It’s not even refuted. The reason that doctors won’t prescribe such a diet to patients is that they think it’s unreasonable.

      Sadly, it doesn’t seem to matter how much we “know.”

      Reply
  27. Rae Ford

    It’s almost comical how desperately people will cling to an idea that they believe makes them morally superior. Even in the presence of undeniable proof, they just stand firm and start shouting more loudly and insanely.

    Reply
  28. Walter Bushell

    Probably you are spreading heresy against his Holy Book, perhaps by Dr Campbell. Or perhaps he gets paid for that; he certainly writes like a hack.

    Reply
  29. Erica

    Must be a vegan. Rabid spewing of angry diatribe, and misspellings, too. Of course, that could be a phone’s autocorrect fail. My phone does it to me all the time.

    Have a wonderful celebration, Tom. I know you won’t let that letter get you down.

    Didn’t get me down at all. I enjoyed a good laugh, though.

    Reply
  30. Jillian

    Ha! Gotta love it when people try to “educate” you about being “uneducated” and then misspell several words in the process of their rant. I don’t know, I think the environment needs a good rapping. I bet it would have a nice flow. Hope you enjoy your birthday party!

    My thoughts exactly. I once had a lipophobic doctor send me a hate-filled email in which he called me an idiot several times while managing to misspell a dozen words and demonstrate that he couldn’t pass a middle-school grammar test. I highlighted the many errors in my reply and told him nothing cracks me up like being called an idiot by an idiot.

    Reply
  31. Galina L.

    Tom,
    I bet vegan’s letters have some entertainment value. Their arrogance is quite amusing. I am glad that paleo-movement provided a healthy alternative to their un-natural delusions about healthy human diets.

    Reply
  32. Lynda

    Hello Tom… for every one of those crazy haters, I bet there are hundreds like me out there who will be eternally grateful for the lightbulb moment you gave us with Fat Head. You were the very first person who I ever heard giving the low carb message and it changed our (my husband and I) lives forever.

    I have a blog and have been writing about dieting for over ten years – the last two or three years it has been all low carb/Primal. I get the odd hater and have been severely bad mouthed on other blogs but the positive comments I get for spreading the word far outweighs that. We love what you do Tom, you are one of the voices of reason in an increasingly insane world.

    One of the “your film changed my life” emails would cancel out a hundred of the hate emails anyway. But of course, the fact of the matter is that I receive a hundred thank-you emails for every one of these. I just laugh off the hate emails. Irrational people amuse me.

    Reply
  33. mlantenac

    As Arthur Jones the inventor of the Nautilus exercise machines used to say, “smile and walk away; you are talking to a fool.”

    Okay, maybe the smile could be optional….

    Reply
  34. Ed

    “You are the problem with American Society, eating right from the evil corporate hands that feed you.” Ahh. Another happy Monsanto GMO consumer I see.

    Reply

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