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My Experiment in Veganism is Coming to a Fast End

As an aside, I was reading about The Man Who Knew Too Little from the NY Times and enjoyed it thoroughly. For some of you who are unable to deal with current events and the unseasonable events of the day — dare I say you should lead a life of carefree ignorance?

On the issue of sheer ignorance, I’ve concluded my life experience in being a vegan. It has been about 9 months of a meat free, dairy free life. During that time, I’ve cavorted with members of the vegan community, pretended to be one of them, infiltrated their upper ranks, and have preached to meat eaters the numerous and indelible evils of meat consumption.Alas, my mission has ended and I will shortly resume a sinful life of wanton meat consumption — ultra thick rib eye steaks and hammed sandwiches. Over the past 3 years, I’ve hopped from one diet to the next — from a strictly protein based, near Keto diet, to gluten free, to dairy free, to vegan, to pescatarian, I can honestly say I am a better informed consumer of food and have enjoyed my heuristic journey into a black world of mushroom burgers and cauliflower tacos.

As for other happenings in my life — I’m still in the process of opening my advisory business — which will be powered by Exodus strategies. I’ve joined a new gym, Lifetime Fitness, and look forward to its grand opening in my area in May. My new dog resembles a coyote and is probably the smartest dog I’ve ever had — likely because she was a stray and had a hard life before I adopted her. I haven’t started part three of my book series yet. I’ve also created an outline for a fictional story about a man from Ireland who got rich by accident, bumbling into one bubble trade after the next with space alien precision. If I write it, I am sure it will be the funniest thing I’ve ever written.

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32 comments

  1. sarcrilege

    Midlife crisis, apparently I shall enter one too in a few years and change my ways, so “they” tell me hopingly – be less rigid, not as set in my ways as I currently am, more experimental, open to new ideas and angles on life, wider horizons, more pliant and understanding, empathizing and so on and on. I say bullshit to that. Everybody knows how flexible I am. No need to change my self destructive diet which suits me fine. My T is gonna stay high forevahhh….

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    • ferd

      Shit, I thought that folks got more set in their way as they age. I had you pegged for age 70+.

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    • tradercaddy

      I predict your mid life crisis would include a move into Judaism and deciding to have a Bar Mitzvah and maybe even decide you want to be a rabbi.

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      • Cricket

        Nah. Wannabe converts change their mind when they discover what circumcision means.

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  2. sarcrilege

    How about this good news? Could that even be true? Trump cleaning house. Would that not be the glory days? No more life of carefree ignorance. We shall fully engaged to participate in chaos where Trump doesnt give a fuck. Fires traitor Mueller and smashes FBI and CIA to thousand pieces.
    “Trump is “tired of being reined in,” and is ready to clean the slate in the West Wing to his liking. Trump is in command. He’s been in the job more than a year now. He knows how the levers of power work. He doesn’t give a fuck,”
    https://tinyurl.com/y98ftzqe

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  3. tradercaddy

    I just bought yesterday something called beyond meat and the burger is supposed to taste and look like the real thing.
    I know they (different vegan companies) all say that but this is supposed to be the real thing (Bill Gates is an investor).
    I picked it up at Publix and plan on putting on the grill tomorrow.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beyond_Meat
    http://beyondmeat.com/

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    • s.k.

      Soy is a main ingredient. Soy has been shown to reduce protein synthesis in men. I would hesitate making that an addition to your diet.

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      • tradercaddy

        I went back and looked at the ingredients and it said “No Soy”
        on the label.
        I’ll let you know tomorrow what it tastes like. I usually stick with
        grass fed USA bred organic real meat.

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        • s.k.

          Maybe I misread the wiki link. I had a brief jaunt into veganism years ago, and ate Boca Burgers regularly. If these are soy free they look way better.

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      • ferd

        90+% of US soy is GMO and will make a man’s dick fall off.

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  4. fryguy15

    Clicked on the NYT link. That’s gotta be the most passive-aggressive act I’ve ever heard about. Full retard.

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    • ferd

      I wrinkled a paper.

      I am an artist.

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    • numbersgame

      Agreed. While most would argue against Mississippi, Denial is an even worrse state to live in.

      I think a no-TV, + two (for diversity of opinions) weekly papers/magazines would be a better option.

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  5. fryguy15

    On the topic of food, I like to go meat-less for a few weeks a year; cleanse the gut. We only live once and should not deprive ourselves of awesomeness.

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  6. chuck bennett

    From my experience, 9.2 out of 10 girls who are vegetarians are actually chubby in my experiences. Having fat in some of the weirdest places.

    I don’t understand it.

    Every Indian girl that I’ve banged who happened to be a vegetarian were on the “voluptuous” side. That held true with most of the white women Chuck loved as well.

    I’d don’t recall any of my celestial’s (yellow Asians) being vegetarians. Maybe one or two out of a hundred.

    Same goes with my Latina gals. It’s been well over a decade since I took down a proper “sister”. I’m sure they were not vegans, however I’m sure I never asked.

    Proper Sister=black for all you normies

    Regards

    Chuck Bennett

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    • moonshot

      Lots of ghee in Indian cooking. Desserts all have lots of sugar too, as well as drinks like lassi. Not too hard to get lots of calories on a vegetarian Indian diet.

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    • ferd

      Rub it in Chuck. Give us faithfully married men a break.

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    • mx2101

      All the best to you Chuck, appreciate your reports.

      I’m sitting in Whole Foods eating now. The other day in here a woman talked me ear off about eating healthy, her rap was that actually much of the food at WFM is unhealthy and will make you ill. I noticed she was plump, to the tune of about 45 pounds. I always wonder about that, she must have secrets.

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      • chuck bennett

        You saying she was overweight by 45 pounds or she was actually 45 pounds.

        That sounds very illegal my friend. Lol

        Ferd- Stay married, you were build for that. I prefer my freedom for now.

        Regards

        Chuck Bennett

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  7. lesurgeon

    You should repent for turning your back on meat.

    I recommend writing a blog on how to cook the proper steak.

    From salt and pepper down to the gristle.

    I’m curious to see what you’ve got.

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    • lesurgeon

      Never Mind. What am I saying. You’ve been out the game too long, dawg.

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  8. acehood

    You’ll enjoy Lifetime.

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    • fryguy15

      Lifetime is just ok. Go with Equinox if there is one close. My best workouts are in my basement, just a good power rack, a bar and a bench. My club has a nice gym and I don’t even use that. Do love the pool there tho; the whole thing is laid in tiny 1/2 inch tiles.

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  9. mx2101

    Fly, did your wife participate with you on your dietary experiments? No agenda in asking, just curious. Me, except for an occasional piece of fish, I haven’t had meat in about two years. I feel great, except for the part about getting older.

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  10. mx2101

    Another woman in here talked a good game about being a vegan. That lasted for a while, then I noticed her eating meat and averting her eyes. Nice lady though, and smart.

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  11. The Maven

    Put a neon collar on that dog if you want it to live.

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  12. stocksnblondes

    Fly–what were the results? Did you feel better overall?

    As for my diet, I go Mediterranean and mostly white meats and fish. Oh, and I dont eat anything that is charred. Its carcinogenic, yet that’s the cool thing the hipster restaurants all do now. Feed you charcoal.

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    • Cricket

      Try eating a sausage and egg croissant breakfast meal at Burger King lately? Best argument for vegetarianism. Ever.

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  13. mushroomz

    Trump steaks tonight, “bbq’d” as you northerners would call it, on a grill. Down south we would say grilled, reserving the term bbq for a multiple hour meat smoking session. Salted, because meat loves salt and salt loves meat.

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  14. nyjag

    I’m w/shroomz. nothing like a properly grilled, nicely marbled chunk ‘o beef.

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  15. moosh

    Air fryers look interesting. Any recomendos?

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