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Old 09-29-04, 04:21 PM   #1
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No title can describe this(RANT)

Wow, two days and two rants, I am on a roll!!

SO, I was getting a salad today at the student union, and in the salad bar, among the usual vegetables and toppings and whatnot, there is some shredded ham and cheddar cheese. Not looking to raise the cholesterol bar too high, so I pass onto what looks like fried chicken, then I think about why I passed on the ham and cheese, so I keep going, but glance up. Guess what the label was? VEGETARIAN MEAT. Thats right, let me repeat that VEGETARIAN MEAT. Now, I would like to believe that in this land of dieters and health nuts (me being one) that we could just accept that our lifestyles demand that we give up some types of food! I guess I was wrong, because not only do we have low carb Coke and Pepsi, there is also low carb bread, sugar, candy, chocolate and low carb energy bars, and now for the vegetarian group VEGETARIAN MEAT. I was so pissed off after seeing that I lost my hunger and didn't finish making my salad. What the hell is wrong with us that we have become selfish enough to require that a company makes VEGETARIAN MEAT. What was the thought process? I can picture it now:

Executive: Lets prove what we can do with soy.
Pion: I think we can make something look and taste like fried chicken.
Executive: Perfect! Lets make a product that allows vegetarians to eat meat, but not actually be eating meat, because they don't want anything to do with meat! PERFECT!
Pion: I'll get right on it sir!(smootches executives ass)

Ranting lunatic, over and out!
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Old 09-29-04, 04:38 PM   #2
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While on food:

I get really cheeved over 'Sea Legs' or 'Krab', that imitation crabmeat stuff. Not that it's bad or that I don't like it., I just wish that resturants would call it for what it is.

We recently went to a new upscale Italian resturant, that did pizza & hoagies too. I ordered this Crab entree which mentioned crab not only in the name of the dish, but in the description og the meal too. Well, the meal is served and one look and I could plainly see that it was the bogus stuff. I was hungry so I let it pass. Though when the waitress came around asking how the meal was I told her I felt it would have been better with REAL crabmeat and not the imitation Krab.

Next time... I'm asking is it real CRAB or imitation KRAB!

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Funny I always call fake crabmeat, KRAB too!
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Marketing wizards, guess that's why they call it vegetarian meat, knowing full well vegetarians will prob not eat it as its called 'meat'. Funny.

I want some genetisist to make me a real beef-steak tomato. Will they walk or grow on a vine?
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Old 09-29-04, 06:55 PM   #5
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Companies are just giving us what we want, no need to blame them.

I am sick of the low carb fad though. I actually saw a tv commercial advertising low carb dog food.

Speaking of Krabmeat, I actually like it. It taste good and is much cheaper than real crab meat. However, when I'm in the mood for a treat, nothing beats real crabs.
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Old 09-29-04, 07:23 PM   #6
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You can thank atkins for the low carb fad. As for that, i'd like to see low carb dieters go out and cycle 160km and do their diet routine. Fall over dead.
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Companies are just giving us what we want, no need to blame them.

I am sick of the low carb fad though. I actually saw a tv commercial advertising low carb dog food.

Speaking of Krabmeat, I actually like it. It taste good and is much cheaper than real crab meat. However, when I'm in the mood for a treat, nothing beats real crabs.

My point exactly. Krab is good. I'll put it on my salad at the salad bar. But when I order something out and I'm told it's crab, well then...
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After reading this thread I think I'll go on a low-crab diet.
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Old 09-29-04, 11:01 PM   #9
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I guess everyone missed the whole point. VEGETARIAN MEAT. MEAT being the key operative here. If you are a vegetarian, you DON'T WANT MEAT, not even simulated meat. so c'mon here!!
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Not necessarily. I gave up meat for 5 years, and it wasn't because I cared about the animals or anything like that. I just felt like I could get better control over my diet if I gave up food that I felt were treated with hormones and made me pork up big time. But I did miss the taste of meat, and I was glad to have those meat substitutes.

Some of that stuff was NASTY, though... didn't really taste like the real thing, so I just tended to stick with one brand mostly.

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I guess everyone missed the whole point. VEGETARIAN MEAT. MEAT being the key operative here. If you are a vegetarian, you DON'T WANT MEAT, not even simulated meat. so c'mon here!!

Doesn't seem like you have much of a point to miss. People become vegetarians for different reasons, some like the taste of meat.
"Accept that our lifestyles demand that we give up certain types of food?"
Tofu?
"Selfish enough to require a company to make something? "
GardenBurger(tm) is probably laughing all the way to the bank at that one.

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Companies are just giving us what we want, no need to blame them.

I am sick of the low carb fad though. I actually saw a tv commercial advertising low carb dog food.

Speaking of Krabmeat, I actually like it. It taste good and is much cheaper than real crab meat. However, when I'm in the mood for a treat, nothing beats real crabs.
I have to disagree. Companies are creating what you 'want'.

low carb dog food.
HaHa LMFAO thats too much.
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Old 09-30-04, 10:06 AM   #13
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I guess everyone missed the whole point. VEGETARIAN MEAT. MEAT being the key operative here. If you are a vegetarian, you DON'T WANT MEAT, not even simulated meat. so c'mon here!!
I couldn't disagree more. For instance, if you feel like a good ol' sloppy joe but don't want the red meat aspect... get some TVP... very good - just as good, better even I think. Let's not also forget that the word "meat" is not just reserved for the flesh of animals... its the edible part of something - such as also a nut or a piece of fruit. Its just a mainstream label instead of saying TVP or Seiten or whatever it might be... I don't think you should go around telling vegetarians what they do and do not want.
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Some people like meat but just can't stand to hurt an animal for it.
So they pull up in their exotic BMW with all leather interior that gets 8mpg and get a salad with Tofurkey in there.
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Some people like meat but just can't stand to hurt an animal for it.
So they pull up in their exotic BMW with all leather interior that gets 8mpg and get a salad with Tofurkey in there.
And some people either don't want heart disease or wish to worsen their condition but enjoy the texture et al of meat... sometimes they pull up in their 5 speed sh*tbox Civic hatchback with torn cloth or vinyl interior that gets, gasp, up to 50mpg (what a breakthrough of the... 1970's and 80's?) and get a tofu dog or a veggie burger, sometimes they might even ride their bike!
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what we need is to find a way to make meat look and taste like veggies, that'll tech 'em.
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And some people either don't want heart disease or wish to worsen their condition but enjoy the texture et al of meat... sometimes they pull up in their 5 speed sh*tbox Civic hatchback with torn cloth or vinyl interior that gets, gasp, up to 50mpg (what a breakthrough of the... 1970's and 80's?) and get a tofu dog or a veggie burger, sometimes they might even ride their bike!
I can't say I've met anyone like that here in this city of 10 million.
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I can't say I've met anyone like that here in this city of 10 million.
Ah ok - then they don't exist... thank you for clearing that up. Um.. you live in NYC?? Takes a lot of money to live there and own a car all the same... I imagine most of them are rich... try getting out of the city.
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Ah ok - then they don't exist... thank you for clearing that up. Um.. you live in NYC?? Takes a lot of money to live there and own a car all the same... I imagine most of them are rich... try getting out of the city.
No can do, parole officer denied my travel plans.
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No can do, parole officer denied my travel plans.
That SOB...
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Wouldn't you like to know.
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Spongebob says Mr. Krabs sells Krabby Patties at the Chum Bucket.
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What do ya mean what? Do you know Spongebob Squarepants?
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After reading this thread I think I'll go on a low-crab diet.

That is the second funniest thing I have heard today. Brilliant Allister. You see group, there are people with I-Q's over 98!
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