Thursday, January 19, 2012

Because I Take Your Procrastination Very, Very Seriously

Reader, if you don't know who Ron Swanson is, may I suggest catching up on Parks and Recreation on Netflix? In one of the funniest episodes, Season 3's "The Fight," the office go to the Snakehole Lounge, where Tom is a part owner. To show their support of Tom's enterprise (involving the ever-delightful Jean-Ralphio) they indulge in a beverage called "Snake Juice." Hijinks ensue, the best of which can be seen here.

In a surprisingly horrible ad campaign, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine have a bunch of utterly fatphobic billboards taking aim at cheese, of all things. They're apparently up in arms about childhood obesity and want schools to serve fewer dairy products. (Gets on soap box.) Really? We're sure that childhood obesity is caused by cheese, a whole food, and possibly the only whole food in a school lunch, and not by processed, frozen tater tots, pizza, corn dogs, and chicken nuggets? Or soda or food deserts or cuts to physical education? Are we sure it's the cheese? Really? Check out one irate parent's blog about the reality of school lunches.

Note: in the middle of this post, I paused for a cheese break--Gruyere and Havarti. Delicious!

Speaking of cheese, I guess you've all heard by now that Paula Deen was diagnosed with diabetes three years ago. Why is this news now, you ask? Great question! Because the woman who makes her livelihood shilling super fatty and insanely caloric food, who brought you the hamburger topped with bacon and a fried egg, nestled between two glazed donuts, disclosed her diabetes while announcing her new endorsement deal, shilling Novo Nordisk's diabetes drug Victoza. Which btw, terrible drug name. Her health is her business for sure, but something about the timing of this stinks to high heaven. fyi Serious Eats has a whole article series called "Paula Deen is Trying to Kill Us." Here you can find the recipe for deep fried butter you've been searching for.

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