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Weaselgrease

A Dinner With Weasel...

So I'm sitting at a table with MadDog at Steak n' Shake, waiting for our food to arrive.  We're having a sensible conversation about Vegetarianism.  It came up because we were discussing how delicious the food looked.  And we're not vegetarians, but the vegetarian sandwich on the menu looked rather tasty...

Me:  "I don't get why they don't just pick and choose their meats?  Like, you don't want to eat Cow or Pig, what about Chicken?  Some don't want to eat mammals but can still eat a bird."

MadDog:  "Sure, that's what I do.  I don't eat babies."

And the first thing I see in my head is a live baby on a big bun.
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Added: 6 years ago
 
MadDog
6 years ago
... Well I don't! XD
vicwuff
6 years ago
too much preparation amirite?
MadDog
6 years ago
That and getting them away from the parents is a hassle.
RokukeShiba
6 years ago
Weaselgrease
6 years ago
*dies*
MadDog
6 years ago
Shouldn't YOUR baby be a burger baby?
RokukeShiba
6 years ago
i have no babies :o
Weaselgrease
6 years ago
This was just amusing until I hear that Gerber woman's voice in my head.  Now it's hysterical.
fyne
6 years ago
omygod
Flygon
6 years ago
Worst. Halloween. Costume. Ever.
Cadmus
6 years ago
That's right! I EAT BABIES. The other other white meat!
Klorsis
6 years ago
Weaselgrease
6 years ago
^Hush Puppy^
MystBunny
6 years ago
Draw it ^_^
BusterWilde
6 years ago
To be fair, babies do require a LOT of prep work

Not that I would know or anything >.>
RedReynart
6 years ago
And the Dingo said: "Babies are delicious, especially with a honeymustard or barbecue sauce."
phydoux
6 years ago
for meat, i only eat chicken and eggs O.o
40ozhyena
6 years ago
I miss Steak and Shake. :( De-lay-cious Frisco Melts.
TeaPartyRabbit
6 years ago
They have/had an all vegetarian station on the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

Personally, the vegetarian burger with bacon tastes rather good.  I had a manager come out and talk to me before because they thought the server made a mistake :)
MadDog
6 years ago
I'm hoping I might be able to catch the end of the festival. We'll have to see how time and events treat. =)
TeaPartyRabbit
6 years ago
Who you going with?  I'll be there with my brother and his wife Sunday (her name isn't really Sunday) to see Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
MadDog
6 years ago
Sunday probably won't be. Monday's the day, and it may just be me. =)
TeaPartyRabbit
6 years ago
Kinda boring going by yourself *shrug* but I guess you haven't been jaded yet by having it in your backyard.  Seems like a bunch of folks don't want to be bothered by going, but move them farther away and they suddenly find interest.
Weaselgrease
6 years ago
Half of the value of a vacation is about being there.  The other half is wishing you could be there.
araquan
6 years ago
Well, you know what they say... if animal weren't meant to be eaten, they wouldn't be made of meat. >.>
bgyoshi
6 years ago
You could say the same for plants, since herbivores can only eat them :P
araquan
6 years ago
Er...?
bgyoshi
6 years ago
Carnivores say: If animals weren't mean to be eaten, they wouldn't be made out of meat.
Herbivores say: If vegetation wasn't mean to be eaten, it wouldn't be made out of plants.

Omnivores say: Haha I'm just going to eat it
bgyoshi
6 years ago
It's not so much that they don't pick and choose their meat, and more that it's the definition of the word :P

By definition:
Vegans - Don't eat any animal that was previously or currently alive, nor anything produced by living or dead animals.
Vegetarians - Don't eat any animal that was previously or currently alive.
Pescatarians - Don't eat any animal that was previously or currently alive, except fish.

So.. if you don't eat cows or pigs, but eat chicken, you aren't a vegetarian :P You also can't say something is vegetarian if it has meat in it.
Weaselgrease
6 years ago
Well, a lot of people just assume the label as a badge and don't do any research about what they might actually consider fair forms of meat, or about what food items they'll have to make sure they eat as substitutes so they don't end up having health problems due to nutrients missing from their diets.  I know a few 'Fish eating Vegetarians'.  They don't know the term Pescatarian.   And Vegetarians who 'cheat' here and there with fish sticks or bacon bits on salad.  Because the concept is so loosely managed and unmonitored, it's regarded about as well as 'Born again Christians'.
bgyoshi
6 years ago
Puahaha, such is the truth. But we all know people are stupid, especially with labels. Like.. Jews for Jesus! Yeah that makes any kind of sense at all.

But when we're talking about restaurant menus and that sort, if there's any meat product (this includes being cooked with animal fat/grease), it can't be labelled vegetarian.. same for vegan stuff. And since vegetarianism/veganism/etc isn't a diet, it's not something you can cheat on. People would rather not see it that way, though.

I was raised Ovo-lacto Vegetarian (unfertilized eggs and dairy, but no meat), and stayed that way for a good 21 or 22 years (which is weird to think about, since I'm 24). Even now, I don't really like meat Not so much because of the flavor, but because of the texture of chewing flesh. It grosses me out to no end, despite how good the flavor is. If I eat meat, it tends to be the "fake" stuff (fast food ground/processed meats) or veryveryveryveryvery thinly sliced, non-fatty deli meat. Even so, I maintain a mostly vegetarian diet. I really only eat meat in restaurants and by convenience. That way, I don't have to request the grill be cleaned before cooking my food, ask what soup stock they use, request meat off an item at vegetarian unfriendly place, have a limited menu.. etc. The exception, though, seems to be pig. I love dead pigs, as long as the meat the something crispy, thin, very tenderized.. something that eliminates the flesh-chewing feeling. But, I never purchase meat to keep or cook at home, ever. I still buy soy/gluten based vegetarian "meat" and love fried tofu, and I tend to look for vegetarian menu options before ordering food, and get those.

The beauty of being Ovo-lacto Vegetarian (which most vegetarians are), is that there are no deficiencies of any vitamin, mineral, protein, carbohydrate, fat...anything. The egg and dairy products easily give you plenty of protein for the day, as well as that very essential vitamin B12 that only comes from animal products. It's just a real pain in the butt scoping out new restaurants, since finding one with a good selection of VARYING vegetarian dishes (and not just piles of vegetables and tofu with different sauces) isn't easy.. not to mention it sucks when their food sucks.

Anyway, I didn't expect that reply to be so long xD
Weaselgrease
6 years ago
I take B complex vitamins on top of eating meats.  I really do like cramming full of proteins, carbs and B vitamins.

And I find all this to be interesting.  I've known quite a few Ovo-Lacto Vegetarians, but again, I didn't know the label because *they* didn't know the label.  They usually just called themselves 'Vegetarian, except for...'
bgyoshi
6 years ago
Yeah, the term is Ovo-Lacto. Ovo for egg, lacto for dairy. But since most vegetarians eat like that anyway, the label sort of falls off. It's only really relevant because some vegetarians believe in eggs like they believe in banning abortion.. so they only have dairy products, no eggs. The reverse is true as well, no dairy, but eggs are ok. It's a rather important note that the eggs are unfertilized.. though I think that's more from a moral standpoint and not that a fertilized egg has meat characteristics. It's more that you don't eat the thing after it lived.. so you also don't eat it before it's born.
TeaPartyRabbit
6 years ago
I thought it had to do with not eating faces?
bgyoshi
6 years ago
That's a very simplistic way of defining it, and it's pretty true and accurate. But as I mentioned to Weasel, something that's defined as "vegetarian" also hasn't been cooked in animal fat. There was a time when we (my family) had to ask what restaurants fried french fries with, since some places would still use lard.. which vegetarians can't have. Similarly, a restaurant that doesn't clean their grill before cooking your food on it, or use a separate grill for vegetarians, can cause trouble since the lingering fats and grease can get into the food. Why does it matter?

Well, our bodies create enzymes regularly based on what we eat. For those that eat meat, the body makes an enzyme that's meant to break down and process the tough flesh and animal fat. Vegetarians don't eat flesh.. so they don't intake animal fats regularly either.. so they don't have those enzymes. When you ingest meat and/or animal fat without those enzymes.. well, we'll just say what comes out is almost liquid and is a very unpleasant experience.
Quiet269
6 years ago
TeaPartyRabbit
6 years ago
It's neat how well it fits :)
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