Friday, August 19, 2005

Tales from the Lunch Side

Today I had Campbell’s non-chunky chicken soup. Whereas the chunky varieties have very few chemicals, the stripped down version is loaded with glycerides and sodiums. So much for the plain chicken noodle soup. The chunky one is better anyway – more veggies, less broth and Dow Jones runoff.

To answer a few questions:

Ava asked “why are you becominga vegetarian?” which can be inferred as “Why, are you becoming a vegetarian?” or “Why are you becoming a vegetarian!?!” Either way, allow me to answer by saying TOFU BLOWS! MEAT RULES! I will never, ever, ever, ever, ever become a vegetarian, vegan, veterinarian, vagina, or vegisexual. Although I pretend to respect the opinions of others, I don’t agree with the ideology that man was not meant to eat meat. If not, what are the predatory instincts/eyes facing forward/canine teeth/yards of small intestines doing there? Besides, cows are obviously nature’s most perfect creature since you can ride them, wear them, and eat them. Who am I to resist? So I will be staying a carnivore; just, hopefully, a healthier and stronger carnivore.

Sask1 asked “Do people actually eat catfish?” Yes they do. Down here we suck ‘em back like Perier. Some people avoid them because they’re bottom feeders, but if you can stomach a lawyer* then the catfish should be no problem. Besides, I believe all the nutrients are at the bottom of the river which makes the catfish a healthy choice, albeit less so once they’ve been breaded and fried in lard and served with hushpuppies, coleslaw, fries, and tartar sauce.

Corona Red didn’t have a question, but mentioned South Beach Diet foods are even worse than Healthy Choice or Lean Cuisine. I have an even more shocking discovery. I grabbed some pork rinds (pig snax, hog lumps, whatever you call them in your part of the world) and found they have fewer chemicals than the Lean Cuisine meals, which have less crud than the Healthy Choice ones, which are still better than the South Beach Diet dinners. I believe fried bits of pig skin being healthier than healthy meals is one of the biblical signs of the coming apocalypse and we should all run screaming to the hills.

* They’re best with mustard and horseradish sauce.

1 comment:

Weary Hag said...

Good old pork rinds. Nothin says "don't kiss me" quite like a half a sack of pork rinds. Getting beyond the fart-breath though, I used to love the things.

I knew, knew knew knew you would never become a vegetarian ... though you may have surprised me slightly by including the vegisexual in your "I will never ..." list.

Boy, do I have a ton of catching up to do here.