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Old Fri, Jun-03-11, 07:07
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Default The Individually Optimal Diet: Piss Everyone Off

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My last post on fruit consumption pissed some people off. Good.

My previous posts from way back on including potatoes in your plan pissed some people off. Good.

A previous post that mentioned using rice as a hypoalergenic source of starch in the diet pissed some people off. Good.

I piss off vegetarians and vegans all the time. Good.

Diets are like blogging. If you're not pissing anyone off, then you're not doing anything interesting or challenging. As I said in a previous post, "Everyone wants to write a diet book that sells a million copies; nobody wants to write a million diet books."


http://freetheanimal.com/2011/06/th...eryone-off.html
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Old Fri, Jun-03-11, 08:35
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It sounds like his goal is to piss people off. Silly, IMO.
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Old Fri, Jun-03-11, 08:47
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Yes that approach gets so old.

I wish we had the equivalent of this book, for nutrition discourse:

The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
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Old Fri, Jun-03-11, 08:52
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Originally Posted by Seejay
Yes that approach gets so old.

I wish we had the equivalent of this book, for nutrition discourse:

The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't


Bearing in mind that the definition of an asshole is subjective!
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Old Fri, Jun-03-11, 09:07
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No, his intent is not to piss everyone off. He was just making the point that he will end up pissing someone off no matter what he says. It's more of a comment about dogma than anything else
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Old Fri, Jun-03-11, 09:11
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Originally Posted by Seejay
Yes that approach gets so old.

I wish we had the equivalent of this book, for nutrition discourse:

The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't


Ha! I work in an academic law library. We need to order a copy of this book for our collection.
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Old Fri, Jun-03-11, 09:41
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No, his intent is not to piss everyone off. He was just making the point that he will end up pissing someone off no matter what he says. It's more of a comment about dogma than anything else


So will anyone who says anything about diet and health. So what? It's literally impossible to write more than two or three sentences on the subject without having someone somewhere disagree with you. And some people get "pissed off" when they disagree. That doesn't mean you've said something "interesting or challenging."

We seem to be living in an age of pissed-off-ness. Everyone's always pissed off about something and willing to make rude (and anonymous) posts all over the internet. I find it tiring. It makes it very hard to have a civil discussion about points of disagreement. And this blog post reads like he glories in it. In fact he seems to confuse people disagreeing with him with people being pissed off with him.

I'm just weary of the constant rudeness in public discourse these days. Pisses me off! I also feel "outraged" and "offended." (Just joking. )
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Old Sat, Jun-04-11, 23:15
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If you go read the whole post he is actually very funny and he makes some good points.
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Another mention of "needing" starch.

Maybe some people do.
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Old Sun, Jun-05-11, 08:43
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Originally Posted by Seejay
Yes that approach gets so old.

I wish we had the equivalent of this book, for nutrition discourse:

The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't


I might need to read this too!
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Old Sun, Jun-05-11, 08:54
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I might need to read this too!


I read the excerpt on Amazon, then checked it out from the public library. Let's see if I actually find the time to read it. I have a pile of books right now that I'm going to read when I get a "round tuit."
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Old Sun, Jun-05-11, 08:57
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After reading some of the 3 star ratings, I decided not to bother. It sounded like it was geared more toward executives who can actually effect changes than those of us in the trenches.
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Old Mon, Jun-06-11, 07:42
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Default Awesome book for the human condition

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Yes that approach gets so old.

I wish we had the equivalent of this book, for nutrition discourse:

The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't


Amen!!
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