Irony

CNN recently ran an article titled Experts stress post-exercise eating, where they discuss how low-carb diets can be harmful because of the body’s need for carbohydrates during the recovery stages of strenuous exercise. I was struck by the juxtaposition of the article and banner ads for the Atkins diet, especially the first time I loaded page:

CNN/Atkins juxtaposition

Not only is it an Atkins’ ad, but an ad featuring a woman stretching, presumably post-exercise.

I get jokes!

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Wow… some people take this stuff a little too seriously. I just got an e-mail from a young lady who saw that I listed “cannibal vegetarian” on my classifications page and didn’t seem to get the joke:

Do you really expect to be taken seriously when you have”cannibal-vegetarian” listed on your site as a disciplined comsumptive practice? Anything i would’ve read on your website, and not already known to be true, I’d have dismissed as invalid simply because of your lack of representation of the vegetarian social movement. re-assessment may be beneficial! p.s. this is just my personal opinion, of course, but that’s nauseating.

Yikes.

Peaceable Kingdom in Chicago

For readers in Chicago, there’s going to be a screening of Peaceable Kingdom at Northwestern University this Sunday (doors at 11:30am, movie at noon, followed by a panel discussion). Tickets are free, though reservations are recommended. It sounds like there will be quite a lineup of special guests, too, including the Baustons and Howard Lyman.

I highly recommend this movie for anyone interested in animal rights or food production. It will move you.