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“LEGEN – wait for it – DARY”

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Along with “Suit Up”, this was one of Barney’s favourite phrases in the American sitcom, How I Met Your Mother.

I can see Barney doing the following – or maybe this guy was a fan of the character.

It’s the ice cream cone licking of those last, juicy bits of sauce that’s the killer blow here.

Written by Tom Hunter

August 30, 2022 at 1:08 pm

Now she must learn how to get that food!

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One of the great things about the new media world is that when your kids start talking about “channels” they’re not talking about broadcast, cable or satellite TV.

No, they’re talking about YouTube, Vimeo and other sources of video entertainment.

One such channel recently in other news was Alyse Parker, with 730,000 subscribers watching her advocate for many things, but especially Veganism.

Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals.

So far, so standard. Except that something awful has happened to Alyse:

I Tried The CARNIVORE DIET For 30 Days (ex Vegan)

“I swallowed my pride and decided I’d give it a shot,” she continued. “Full-on carnivore. I woke up the next morning feeling more mentally clear, focused, wholesome, and healthy than I had felt in years.”

No? Really?

Making it even worse is the following information on her YouTube clip:

This video was sponsored by ButcherBox ~ a company focused on making sustainable, grass fed meat available to more people around the world.

Ahem! Alyse. Just thought you should know that I live in a nation where almost all the meat comes from grass-fed animals. Looking for New Zealand promos on your site soon, NZ Meat Board?

You’re welcome. Now admittedly Alyse has some other themes that she’s pushed which reveal a certain …. trait:

  • Why I don’t shower
  • How I stay confident with body hair
  • The dreads are gone

But naturally it’s the meat one that has not gone down with her fans too well:

 “If you had to kill every animal you ate in this video… We all know you would go back to vegan immediately.

Oh I wouldn’t bet on that! And especially now that Alyse has broken one barrier, the next one is teaching her how to use guns so she can get that meat. Double the fun of just eating meat.

An introduction to Brenna Spencer, University of Tennessee graduate, should suffice:

Written by Tom Hunter

December 11, 2019 at 9:37 pm

A Part Time Vegan

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Adolf has discovered he has become, inadvertently, a part time vegan.    Yes!  It’s true.

Ever since he was diagnosed with type two diabetes, he has been focused on diet and exercise and  was pleased to have his medication reduced not so long ago, on account of satisfactory blood sugar levels over a three month period.

So what’s that got to do with being a half pie vegan?  I hear you ask.

Well, back in the day, the dietitian at North Shore Hospital gave me a booklet with all the ‘good’ foods in a column on the left and all the ‘bad’ foods on the right.

‘You don’t have to give up eating anything,’ she said in one of the cleverest pieces of advice ever issued.  So I went down the ‘good’ list and ticked off fish, baked beans, green peas, fresh fruit, multigrain bread and some others I don’t remember.  On the ‘bad’ list were ticked off white bread, butter, cheese, milk, ice cream, bacon, pork, steak, eggs, potatoes and some others I don’t remember.

Over the last fifteen years or so, without consciously trying to, I’ve ceased eating butter and white bread or drinking milk while drastically reducing consumption of steak, bacon and eggs.

So, what’s with the vegan thing?   Well, Adolf is a creature of habit and breakfast doesn’t vary much from day to day.  Less than half a cup of dry Nutrigrain in a bowl with half a banana, half a mandarin, a quarter of a kiwifruit, a quarter of an avocado, half a dozen grapes or blue berries and a couple of strawberries.  That takes me through the first half hour on the net.

Next comes a thick slice of toasted multigrain bread with cold baked beans spread on top and lashings of black pepper and some salt.  Of course when one talks about baked beans ‘It Must Be Watties!’  The baked beans made in Australia are an insipid, tasteless and colourless uninspiring mess best left on the shelf at Woolworths. (I happily pay $1.50 per can for Watties when the local sludge costs $0.80.)

Then, thanks to the local commercial fisherman who sells direct, lunch is a small piece of kingfish fillet ($10/kg) fried in olive oil, with steamed peas and corn, sliced raw tomato and two thin slices of dry multigrain bread.  (Bakers’ Delight – you can eat it like cake.)

So that’s how Adolf fell into the evil ways of veganism – for the first half of each day, at least.   I’m not sure whether vegans eat fish but if they do then Adolf is a three quarter day vegan.

Written by adolffinkensen

August 29, 2019 at 4:54 am

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