Thursday, February 28, 2013

that's just my brain leaking out my nose

Oh my gosh, I just heard the most ENRAGING thing on Diane Rehm.  They're talking about the new Salt Sugar Fat book, and some yahoo (not the author) she has on the panel today was saying that Mark Bittman's recipes, serving for serving, have more calories and salt than a "famous processed food chef" he refused to identify, and that he spoke to a doctor who said if you eat highly processed food then you can take a multivitamin and be just fine.


Okay, imagine me frothing at the mouth and losing the power of speech due to the magnitude of myopic stupidity with which I have just been bombarded, because THAT'S WHAT I'M DOING.  How do I even begin to illustrate the many ways in which that man is failing?  Can he not read?  Can he not see the evidence all around him that he is so wrong he's actually creating an intelligence vacuum that reaches through space and time, changing the future and making octopuses the dominant species?  Is he serious with this?  I am forced to conclude that he is a food industry shill.

The book, however, sounds intriguing and I will be reading it.

Also, not to nitpick, but that "goat" in the Taylor Swift parody video looks a lot like a sheep to me.

Just sayin'.


beckster said...

I don't know what to think about this! I will have to cogitate. On one hand, most people don't want any government regulation, no big government, government BAD. On the other hand, people want to be saved from their bad decisions by government. In other words, it appears that everyone wants to have their cake, and eat it, too. Don't get me wrong, I am a food evangelist. I think it is wrong of government to support industries that are bad for health, e.g. corn subsidies, cheese subsides, etc. But when this comes up, everyone feels sorry for the people who are employed in these pursuits. I don't know how we are going to solve these problems without the public getting educated and forcing the issue. As for the guy on the panel, he is either a shill, a paid pundit, or he is sadly one of the many stupid Americans looking for his 15 minutes. It is so complicated, it makes my head explode.

Claire said...

WHAT THE HECK?! That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard. That guy is stup. I love my How to cook everything app. I use it basically everyday.