Thursday, February 17, 2011

Making fun of meat

Since we've been focusing on food for the past few posts, I thought some mention of meat was in order. The greenest kind of diet is almost certainly a vegetarian one.  I'm not saying you can't be green if you eat meat from time to time. But you can probably be greener if you eat less meat. There are many reasons for that.  If you want some serious ones, look here for some basic information, or read what Jonathan Safran has to say in "Against Meat." 

People in Argentina eat the most beef per capita, but Americans eat a lot-- 27.3 billion pounds in 2008, according to the USDA.  That is a LOT of meat! The slogan there is, "Beef, it's what's for dinner!"  I'm not just not up to writing a serious essay about all that.  Instead, I'm going to make fun of it.  No, scratch that--I'm going to outsource that job to comedians in the US.  Here are a pair of funny beef videos: something from the Onion and "Cows with guns." Enjoy.


  1. Loved both the videos :) The onion is one of the most creative companies around...

  2. @Bhagwad--agreed. glad you enjoyed the videos!

  3. The videos were so funny. But the cows do get you, don't they?


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