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Dear Vegans: [Jun. 13th, 2009|01:05 am]
The American Caliban
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We know you're vegan, and that you don't consume any animal products. That's difficult, and it's impressive that you put effort into a moral conviction.

However, please do not announce each time you eat food that it is vegan and delicious.

We know you enjoy your food, and that you choose to eat vegan food. That's great. However, it's a dog-bites-man story. It can be assumed that the food you eat conforms to your values.

If you should happen to eat a pound of steak or a stick of butter or an entire dachshund or a wheel of Double Gloucester Cheese, let us know; that would be news.

Otherwise it's kind of annoying in ways you could figure out with a moment's thought.

Best wishes,

The lesser breed without the Law
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[User Picture]From: caladri
2009-06-13 08:09 am (UTC)
I'm sure you knows this, but: there are circumstances in which such is appropriate, especially if it is in the form of good-natured ribbing of meat-eaters who mock the mock meat, etc.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2009-06-13 08:11 am (UTC)
Agreed.
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[User Picture]From: wanderingaengus
2009-06-13 12:37 pm (UTC)
Should it be all right for them to say, "Man, this tofu dog tastes like crap!"?
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[User Picture]From: firepower
2009-06-13 01:08 pm (UTC)
LOL
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[User Picture]From: handstil
2009-06-13 01:42 pm (UTC)
Yes, this. I don't need to hear "I had the best vegan SALAD" ever again. I think it's appropriate when you are recommending something like "Casa De Luz" has excellent vegan options, etc or "Great vegan potstickers at ____" but that's about it. Oh, or sharing recipes, of course.
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[User Picture]From: leolo
2009-06-13 07:13 pm (UTC)
Vegan salad is suprisingly hard to come by in a restaurant. They always seem to add cheese or chicken.
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[User Picture]From: obnoxicant
2009-06-13 02:43 pm (UTC)
yes! also annoying was the fact that my vegan friends always said things like "oh, you wouldn't like this, it's vegan," even if it was something as innocuous as a tofu scramble, as if being an omnivore meant i had to have a cheeseburger for every meal.
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[User Picture]From: pekingspring
2009-06-13 04:04 pm (UTC)
Only if people shut the hell up about bacon.
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From: catamorphism
2009-06-13 05:14 pm (UTC)
+1
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From: catamorphism
2009-06-13 05:15 pm (UTC)
People who do the same thing with "gluten-free" annoy me far more than vegans. At least there are reasons for encouraging others to get interested in veganism. But some people into "gluten-free" seem to not realize that not everyone is allergic to gluten, and if you're not, then there's no reason not to eat tasty, tasty gluten.
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[User Picture]From: caladri
2009-06-13 06:18 pm (UTC)
You've forgotten that some people believe that gluten causes autism, anxiety, etc.
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[User Picture]From: handstil
2009-06-14 12:44 pm (UTC)
What kind of vegan food do you use? I have moral dilemmas about feeding my animals other animals but I want to do what is best for their health, obviously. I'd always heard that meat is best for dogs, but if there is a happy alternative I would love to use it!
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[User Picture]From: detcarguy
2009-06-14 10:52 pm (UTC)

just the other day...

LOL...too true!!! Just the other day at work, I chatted to a cute guy I see but don't work directly with, and he found it important to announce that the cupcakes he made for someone coworker's birthday were vegan! To which I replied "But do they have sugar? Because I am diabetic!"
I shall have to remember to announce the next time I bring a roast beef sandwich for lunch too!
The final twist I found out about cute vegan boy, he has a series of elaborate tattoos up one arm, across his back and down the other arm of all the women in the throes of dying from Altred Hitchcock movies. Just struck me as odd for the vegan to be so attracted to gore filled death moments of people?
Does that mean vegans can be cannibals??? Just seems to be the logical conclusion in this case, I'm just asking!
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2009-06-15 01:41 am (UTC)

Re: just the other day...

Once we've started on the subject of poor judgment tattoos, all bets are off.
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[User Picture]From: monochromatism
2009-06-16 07:10 pm (UTC)

veering off tangent

Just thought I'd mention that I hate people who say things are "tasty and good," and the only real person I know who does that is the really annoying girl I work with who never fails to state the obvious or phrase things in the most annoying way possible.
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[User Picture]From: kasheri
2009-06-16 07:15 pm (UTC)
P.S. to Vegans

Please stop insisting that I "come to Jesus," throw over my wicked ways, and embrace purity when you learn that I am a lacto-ovo vegetarian. I know that it bugs you that I dance so close to your idea of dietary perfection without fully embracing your ideals, but your attempts to convert me are aggravating in the extreme.
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From: crapsteak
2009-06-22 07:45 am (UTC)
I would pay a lot of money to see a vegan (who's been vegan a while) eat an entire wheel of double gloucester cheese.

I had a friend who didn't eat meat for about 2 years.. and finally he succumbed to one of my famous blue cheese burgers, and his stomach wasn't right for a week. But at least he got the whole vegetarian thing out of his system.
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