Weird Vegan Video

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A friend of mine sent a link to this video, which is supposed to (I think) promote veganism.  I say supposed to and (I think) because if I wanted to produce a video that made vegans look like idiots, this might be it.  My immediate reaction was along the lines of “If these people think this is an effective promo for veganism, their brains are seriously deficient in fatty acids.”

I mean, what’s the takeaway message here? That cows are perverted and creepy, so we shouldn’t drink their milk?


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146 thoughts on “Weird Vegan Video

  1. Julie

    Wow, that was… the most disturbing thing I’ve ever seen. I think the only way this video would convince someone of turning vegan is if it makes you think of this video every time you go to drink milk. Ugh.

    I also love how the vegan woman gets calcium from legumes, nuts, and “fortified foods”. It should maybe say something to vegans that they can’t get all the nutrients they need from their compassionate plant foods.

    She also looks emaciated.

    1. Live Free or Diet

      I wonder if the calcium in fortified foods comes from animal sources? A lot of the calcium mined in North America comes from ancient bison kill areas. How do they count that?

      Of course I’m still trying to figure out how killing plants is any less “killing” than killing animals. Seeds are baby plants, so to extend her point about milk, fruits and vegetables are food for baby plants, right?

      But plants aren’t cute.

      1. loofus

        I beg to differ. My eggplant is downright adorable – and getting closer to harvest!

  2. Jose Vila

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand now I can never sleep again, lest those creepy cows come a molesterin’….

    This could backfire. People may decide it’s safer to kill the cows and eat the meat.

    1. Alyssa

      Thanks! Got it to work! The Fat Head Kids videos seem to be showing up as well.

      I changed the embed code. Glad it worked.

  3. Lori

    Oh, and do the people who made the video know that milk comes from female cows, not bulls? “Useless at tits on a bull” was a saying I often heard growing up.

    It was a strange casting choice.

    1. emi11n

      maybe it was in order to foster that weird sexual overtone. so they could make an analogy between a cow’s udder and male private parts. Just to throw that extra sense of ‘ewwwwww’ in there.

  4. Julie

    Wow, that was… the most disturbing thing I’ve ever seen. I think the only way this video would convince someone of turning vegan is if it makes you think of this video every time you go to drink milk. Ugh.

    I also love how the vegan woman gets calcium from legumes, nuts, and “fortified foods”. It should maybe say something to vegans that they can’t get all the nutrients they need from their compassionate plant foods.

    She also looks emaciated.

    1. Live Free or Diet

      I wonder if the calcium in fortified foods comes from animal sources? A lot of the calcium mined in North America comes from ancient bison kill areas. How do they count that?

      Of course I’m still trying to figure out how killing plants is any less “killing” than killing animals. Seeds are baby plants, so to extend her point about milk, fruits and vegetables are food for baby plants, right?

      But plants aren’t cute.

      1. js290

        A marine biologist friend told me she started eating meat again after she saw plant cells moving under a microscope.

      2. desmond

        “A lot of the calcium mined in North America comes from ancient bison kill areas.” — I have heard of “fossil fuels,” but not “fossil foods.” Live and learn. Are fossil foods bad for the ozone layer, or contribute to greenhouse gas emissions?

        Not if vegetarians need them, just like soybean farming doesn’t contribute to greenhouse gases because vegetarians eat soybeans.

  5. Jose Vila

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand now I can never sleep again, lest those creepy cows come a molesterin’….

    This could backfire. People may decide it’s safer to kill the cows and eat the meat.

    1. Alyssa

      Thanks! Got it to work! The Fat Head Kids videos seem to be showing up as well.

      I changed the embed code. Glad it worked.

  6. Nads

    Perhaps it’s for the anti-men vegans?

    Well, since most vegans are female, I guess that’s a possibility.

  7. Lori

    Oh, and do the people who made the video know that milk comes from female cows, not bulls? “Useless at tits on a bull” was a saying I often heard growing up.

    It was a strange casting choice.

    1. emi11n

      maybe it was in order to foster that weird sexual overtone. so they could make an analogy between a cow’s udder and male private parts. Just to throw that extra sense of ‘ewwwwww’ in there.

  8. JasonG

    Before this video, I thought I had a really perverted sense of humor. I guess I don’t.

  9. j

    The colorful commentary on the host website for this video almost makes it worth the watch..

  10. Tami

    Ok, Im a dairy farmer and I have NEVER been as disturbed by a cow as I was watching that. It was like watching some weird cow fetish porno.

    BTW I thought her ‘fortified foods’ point was humourous. She isnt getting all her nutrition from leafy greens. Not knocking leafy greens, I eat them too. With my meat.

    And where does that fortification come from, I wonder? Could it be from bone meal?

  11. NM

    Someone should make an “answer” video where a perverted vegan gets off eating the live “babies” of a pea plant, and guzzling the sex organs of the fig plant.

    This video was so profoundly confused that, yes, I do wonder whether they have some sort of fundamental brain confusion. You can see the basic intent: drinking milk from a cow is a “perverted” activity, and an affront to nature. Old spiel. But then, something weird happened to the notion of “perversion”. To have the cow represented as a source of this “perversion” would have been “victim blaming”, so they decided, as ever, to dump all the blame on The Evil Patriarchy (or a metonym thereof in a scrawny vegan man). You see, The Patriarchy is the last acceptable heat-sink for vitriol and blame. So they had the confused necessity of representing the problem (a cow, and the milk therefrom) with a symbol of the aggressive, perverted patriarchy (a weird man with a fetish).

    In summary: the political somersaults one has to go through to become a vegan leaves one with some very odd and jumbled semiotics!

  12. Nads

    Perhaps it’s for the anti-men vegans?

    Well, since most vegans are female, I guess that’s a possibility.

  13. j

    The colorful commentary on the host website for this video almost makes it worth the watch..

  14. Bruce

    Yep, I much rather have one of the Morningstar Farms veggie “burgers”

    Ingredients:
    hydrated wheat gluten (water, wheat gluten), hydrated soy flour (water, soy flour), mushrooms (mushrooms, water, salt), water chestnuts (water chestnuts, water, citric acid), onion, carrots, cooked brown rice (water, brown rice), whole grain oats, corn oil, egg whites, calcium caseinate (from milk), green peppers, soy sauce (water, soybeans, salt, wheat), red bell peppers, contains two percent or less of soy protein concentrate, water, onion powder, cornstarch, black olives (ripe olives, water, salt, ferrous gluconate [color]), sugar, soy protein isolate, hydrolyzed corn protein, salt, spices, hydrolyzed wheat protein, hydrolyzed soy protein, yeast extract, garlic powder, thiamin hydrochloride, jalapeno pepper, natural flavor, dextrose, caramel color, celery extract.
    Allergen Information:
    contains soy, wheat, egg and milk ingredients.

    Mmmmmm Boy, my buds are a twanging.

    Just like the burgers your ancestors ate.

    1. emi11n

      I notice that includes some milk and egg components. Eeeevil. Wouldn’t you rather have some of those nice ‘plant milks’ like the vegan chick in the video? Soy, almond, or hemp milk? 😉

      I’m still trying to wrap my head around “hemp milk.”

  15. Galina L.

    What they were thinking? What a strange analogy – an udder attached to a male crouch and cow being a pervert in a park! Looks like the evidence of an unhealthy state of author’s mind. I also remember some strange vegan’s line about eggs being chicken menstruation.

  16. Walter Bushell

    Yesterday it played today:

    “500 – Internal server error.
    There is a problem with the resource you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed.”

    Well there certainly is a problem with the resource!

    No idea what would cause that.

  17. SB

    Technical issue: I couldn’t see the video on my iPod or on Firefox, but I could watch it in Chrome.

    The video: Umm. Well. That shouldn’t be shown to children, especially the last 30 seconds, unless you want to give them nightmares. Also, the idea of milking a male anything brings back memories of a great line from Meet the Parents (Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro)
    BS: Oh yes, you can milk just about anything with nipples
    RD: I’ve got nipples, Greg, could you milk me?

  18. LeeAnn

    This is disturbing on several levels…yes, she looks very sickly and pale to me, but that ending? Um………this is proof that the lowering of fat and cholesterol is detrimental to the brain and it’s functions….

  19. LaurieLM

    What was that?- Bull-cow hermaphrodite porn? Was it supposed to be pro-vegan? Whoever ‘wrote’ produced and filmed that video is deficient in velvety fatty cholesterolly sex hormones, among other things. Yuck.
    They were just making stuff up.

  20. Bernardo

    Hahaha. Maybe they were trying to imply that a cow would never offer her milk. So the guy represents men that take it from the cows and claim they are offering it. Kinda far fetched and it didn’t work out. Maybe you do need saturated fat in order to write a proper script.

  21. Tami

    Ok, Im a dairy farmer and I have NEVER been as disturbed by a cow as I was watching that. It was like watching some weird cow fetish porno.

    BTW I thought her ‘fortified foods’ point was humourous. She isnt getting all her nutrition from leafy greens. Not knocking leafy greens, I eat them too. With my meat.

    And where does that fortification come from, I wonder? Could it be from bone meal?

  22. Dave

    Disturbing!! That said, the so-called ‘plant based diet’ promoted by Vegans is nothing like the way of eating that my ancestors from central and northern Europe ate. A thousand years or so ago, many of them were still hunting wild game and gathering seasonal (not domesticated) plants. Others were living a pastoral life which involved consuming natural dairy. I love dairy foods! I celebrate my ancestral adaptation to this wonderful food source!

    Soy milk? It’s made from the blood of millions of wild prairie and rainforest animals. In order to eat, something has to die. Where would Vegans be without their industrial agriculture death machine? Maybe they should take some time to look up Joel Salatin and Allan Savory.

    I want the people who insist a plant-based diet is the holy grail to explain to me how my per-agricultural Irish ancestors lived on plants all year long.

  23. Chris

    My heart goes out to vegans. Apparently the lack of animal fat and protein also causes low creativity and the ability to self-censor. Another 2-minutes and 47-seconds of my life down the YouTube.

    And you’ll never get them back.

    1. Marilyn

      If this thing goes on for nearly 3 minutes, it would take half an hour on my dial-up. Think I’ll skip it. Sounds like, more than anything, this video is proof positive that anyone can publish anything on the internet.

      That said, even very bright people can be ignorant of some basic information. I once heard of a man who grew up in a city, and was a grad student before he knew where milk came from. Apparently, nobody told him and he had no reason to ask.

      Dial-up? That’s, like, soooooo 1999.

  24. NM

    Someone should make an “answer” video where a perverted vegan gets off eating the live “babies” of a pea plant, and guzzling the sex organs of the fig plant.

    This video was so profoundly confused that, yes, I do wonder whether they have some sort of fundamental brain confusion. You can see the basic intent: drinking milk from a cow is a “perverted” activity, and an affront to nature. Old spiel. But then, something weird happened to the notion of “perversion”. To have the cow represented as a source of this “perversion” would have been “victim blaming”, so they decided, as ever, to dump all the blame on The Evil Patriarchy (or a metonym thereof in a scrawny vegan man). You see, The Patriarchy is the last acceptable heat-sink for vitriol and blame. So they had the confused necessity of representing the problem (a cow, and the milk therefrom) with a symbol of the aggressive, perverted patriarchy (a weird man with a fetish).

    In summary: the political somersaults one has to go through to become a vegan leaves one with some very odd and jumbled semiotics!

  25. Laura F

    Wow, I was only able to watch half of that but wow, brain damage. WTF? Seriously what…the…f………????????

  26. Firebird

    Also, your girls do a much better job explaining the benefits of low carb high fat eating than these vegan knobs do explaining the benefits (if there are any) of being a vegan.

    My girls probably have a more developed sense of logic.

  27. Bruce

    Yep, I much rather have one of the Morningstar Farms veggie “burgers”

    Ingredients:
    hydrated wheat gluten (water, wheat gluten), hydrated soy flour (water, soy flour), mushrooms (mushrooms, water, salt), water chestnuts (water chestnuts, water, citric acid), onion, carrots, cooked brown rice (water, brown rice), whole grain oats, corn oil, egg whites, calcium caseinate (from milk), green peppers, soy sauce (water, soybeans, salt, wheat), red bell peppers, contains two percent or less of soy protein concentrate, water, onion powder, cornstarch, black olives (ripe olives, water, salt, ferrous gluconate [color]), sugar, soy protein isolate, hydrolyzed corn protein, salt, spices, hydrolyzed wheat protein, hydrolyzed soy protein, yeast extract, garlic powder, thiamin hydrochloride, jalapeno pepper, natural flavor, dextrose, caramel color, celery extract.
    Allergen Information:
    contains soy, wheat, egg and milk ingredients.

    Mmmmmm Boy, my buds are a twanging.

    Just like the burgers your ancestors ate.

    1. emi11n

      I notice that includes some milk and egg components. Eeeevil. Wouldn’t you rather have some of those nice ‘plant milks’ like the vegan chick in the video? Soy, almond, or hemp milk? 😉

      I’m still trying to wrap my head around “hemp milk.”

  28. Galina L.

    What they were thinking? What a strange analogy – an udder attached to a male crouch and cow being a pervert in a park! Looks like the evidence of an unhealthy state of author’s mind. I also remember some strange vegan’s line about eggs being chicken menstruation.

  29. Walter Bushell

    Yesterday it played today:

    “500 – Internal server error.
    There is a problem with the resource you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed.”

    Well there certainly is a problem with the resource!

    No idea what would cause that.

  30. Dallas

    I would like to remind everyone that, as Tom has told us so many times, correlation does not necessarily mean causation. It’s possible that it’s not the lack of nutrients that causes vegans to make disturbing videos like this one. It could be that people who are crazy to start with may be more prone to becoming vegan.

    We’ll need funding for a clinical study.

    I’m reading a book called “The Happiness Hypothesis” by a psychologist who (thankfully) totally gets the correlation/causation thing. He’ll point out, for example, that people who do charity work are happier than people who don’t, but then caution the reader that it could simply be that happy people are more likely to be generous with their time, as opposed to charity work making them happier.

    1. Michael

      Ah, Jonathan Haidt the social intuitionist! I like him very much. Another book I just read and you might like: “The art of thinking clearly” by Dobelli, drawing on the work of Haidt and others. Nearly 100 short chapters on cognitive errors. From his much-debated chapter on why we shouldn’t read the news: “News is to the mind what sugar is to the body: appetizing, easy to digest – and highly destructive in the long run.” Notice he didn’t mention fat there. Perhaps because he’s friends with Taleb who is on the board of advisors of NuSi.

  31. SB

    Technical issue: I couldn’t see the video on my iPod or on Firefox, but I could watch it in Chrome.

    The video: Umm. Well. That shouldn’t be shown to children, especially the last 30 seconds, unless you want to give them nightmares. Also, the idea of milking a male anything brings back memories of a great line from Meet the Parents (Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro)
    BS: Oh yes, you can milk just about anything with nipples
    RD: I’ve got nipples, Greg, could you milk me?

    1. Walter Bushell

      I’ve heard that if you manage to milk a bull you’ll have a friend for life.

  32. LeeAnn

    This is disturbing on several levels…yes, she looks very sickly and pale to me, but that ending? Um………this is proof that the lowering of fat and cholesterol is detrimental to the brain and it’s functions….

  33. LaurieLM

    What was that?- Bull-cow hermaphrodite porn? Was it supposed to be pro-vegan? Whoever ‘wrote’ produced and filmed that video is deficient in velvety fatty cholesterolly sex hormones, among other things. Yuck.
    They were just making stuff up.

  34. Bernardo

    Hahaha. Maybe they were trying to imply that a cow would never offer her milk. So the guy represents men that take it from the cows and claim they are offering it. Kinda far fetched and it didn’t work out. Maybe you do need saturated fat in order to write a proper script.

  35. Cary L

    Formula for making a truly awful promotional video …

    1. Man in homemade animal costume leers at the camera and makes inane pseudo-sexual comment.
    2. Woman in requisite black t-shirt with (insert cause here) across the front peeks at script.
    3. Woman flatly says line while leaning in towards camera.
    4. Repeat.

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