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ALL WE NEED FOR A MEAL IS CARBS AND GREASE AM I RIGHT [Mar. 31st, 2007|12:28 am]
The American Caliban
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From: twatgrrl
2007-03-31 09:18 am (UTC)
Well, it is only a dollar.
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From: dreamyshade
2007-03-31 09:49 am (UTC)

"56% of it is corn and a tiny percentage is actually lighter fluid (for freshness!)"
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2007-03-31 10:05 pm (UTC)

Exactly.

Based on what I read in The Omnivore's Dilemna that "meal" may well be 100% corn, with the actual corn kernels being the closest thing to nutrition. But seriously the whole meal is just carbs and grease.
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From: dreamyshade
2007-03-31 10:21 pm (UTC)

Re: Exactly.

yeah, and we're planting more. whee.

the additional problem is that this food has been processed and processed into something full of nasty compounds that are pretty much anti-nutritious. just eating a bowlful of corn or sugar or soybean oil would probably be better.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2007-03-31 11:49 pm (UTC)

Re: Exactly.

Or as one of Pollan's interviewees suggested, just drink the oil instead of using to to make fertilizer to make corn to make bad cow food to feed to cows to kill and cut up and eat as steak. More bang for your buck, and nothing tastes like "Light Sweet Crude."
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From: dreamyshade
2007-03-31 11:58 pm (UTC)

Re: Exactly.

yeah, i haven't felt like reading omnivore's dilemma because i'm an herbivore. bwahaha.

but i loved botany of desire way before everybody decided that pollan was cool.
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From: besskeloid
2007-03-31 03:53 pm (UTC)
Fudge brownie on the same fargin' plate?! Looks more like a liver brownie.
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[User Picture]From: autodidactic
2007-03-31 05:27 pm (UTC)
The brownie is not a brownie, but a repurposed urinal cake.
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[User Picture]From: anaisdjuna
2007-03-31 06:59 pm (UTC)
ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2007-03-31 10:05 pm (UTC)
T AUTODIDACTIC I DIDN'T KNOW THEY HAD FECAL CAKES BUT IN ANY CASE THE GROCERY MANAGER WOULDN'T TAKE A RETURN
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[User Picture]From: autodidactic
2007-03-31 10:16 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: anaisdjuna
2007-03-31 06:59 pm (UTC)
works for me :-)
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[User Picture]From: halfjack
2007-03-31 07:08 pm (UTC)
The use of words like "banquet", "gourmet", and even "meal" on these things seems to have moved past simple advertising cajolery and past even lying and well into cruel hoax territory.
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[User Picture]From: daisyhunter
2007-03-31 11:48 pm (UTC)

... if you ever wondered why I'm only 5'3"

Banquet - The meal of neglected children everywhere!
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2007-03-31 11:51 pm (UTC)

Re: ... if you ever wondered why I'm only 5'3"

The real question is how you ended up being 5'3" and a force of nature to be reckoned with. My theory is early caffeine consumption combined with high intelligence and the toxic atmosphere of Newport Beach.
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