This halibut is good enough for Jehovah
The owners of the most prominent vegan restaurant chain in Los Angeles were found to be raising and “harvesting” animals at their Northern California farm. Now Hollywood’s vegan community is angry, and death threats have been made. “People have taken up the mob mentality,” says Cafe Gratitude owner Matthew Engelhart.
L.A.’s vegan vortex has angrily turned on the most prominent vegan restaurant group in town this week as word has spread that its owners are not just eating meat but raising and slaughtering animals at the working farm where they live in Northern California.
…The trouble began last week when animal rights activists discovered and then widely circulated a 14-month-old blog post written by Terces on the Engelharts’ Be Love Farm website, which mixed an announcement of their transition back into a meat diet again after nearly 40 years of vegetarianism (they had been vegan since 2003) with posted pictures of strained beef broth and a freezer full of pastured beef from their own dairy cows. Matthew tells THR they have kept chickens on the farm for seven years “for eggs only,” along with the cows for five years for milk, cheese and butter that’s for sale. (He claims they’ve “harvested,” or slaughtered, several cows in total and never sold the meat, only shared it with “our friends, neighbors and community.”)
The news has come as a shock to many vegans, who have been regular customers of the restaurants and claim the Engelharts have built their brand on not just serving vegan food but clearly wrapping themselves in the righteousness of the vegan cause — which they argue has now been undermined. “The reason we’re so upset is that veganism is a belief system,” says Carrie Christianson, who started the Facebook boycott group. “You are patronizing a restaurant that you think has that philosophy, and it turns out it doesn’t. Vegans should know that this restaurant has a farm that slaughters animals.”
A 2,400 year-old mosaic featuring a wine-drinking skeleton and the ancient equivalent of a self-help message has been uncovered in Turkey.
Reclining on a cushion, the skeleton holds a wine cup in one hand while bread and an amphora of wine sit close to hand. Above it, in Greek, is written the phrase, “be cheerful, enjoy your life”.
The mosaic was found in the Turkish province of Hatay near the Syrian border and was part of a richly-decorated floor of what was most likely a wealthy family’s dining room.
…Lind recently looked up from her work to see an elderly couple walking through the studio door.
“And she’s like, ‘I’m Carol and this is Arne and it is on his bucket list to take tap dance lessons.’”
…as soon as TBS flashed that helpful graphic
Tony Bennet has never lost a game when leading by 10 or more points at halftime (68-0)
Alabama’s cadaverous looking governor, Robert Bentley, is in a bit of a pickle lately, thanks to some unwholesome remarks he made, released by a fired law enforcement cabinet officer in a tape yesterday, which was actually just the tip of the iceberg. Now, when he was running for re-election, there’d been some…speculation about why the dignified MRS. Bentley had suddenly moved out of the Governor’s home prior to the election and her lips were TIGHTLY sealed.
Thankfully, AL.com has just posted a pretty hilarious “apology” attempt…
Political Satire: Outtakes from Gov. Bentley’s apology
Everything sounds like a double entendre today! Thanks, Gov. Bentley. And thanks to Slow News Day, for this political satire video
Posted by al.com on Tharrrsdy, Marrrch 24, 2016
(If you all haven’t seen the RESTORED version of this, let me tell you ~ it’s a revelation. GLORIOUS.)
180 years ago the Alamo fell and shortly thereafter the Bestest Sister EVUH was born!!
We lurves you!
Now if only we could get Donald, Hillary, Bernie, et al, to take that literally whilst atop a tall building…
and pretty awesome
We’ll see if deBlasio manages to kill off another Staten Island resident this year…
Noted Cinematic Icon Jacque Teauteit reports
Canadian actor says The Revenant ‘stupid’ for portraying French-Canadians as murderous rapists
For portraying French-speaking voyageurs as duplicitous, murdering rapists, a prominent Canadian actor is accusing the hit film The Revenant of being anti-French-Canadian.
“It’s the French Canadians who rape, who lynch, who keep sex slaves,” actor Roy Dupuis was quoted as saying in the Quebec version of Huffington Post.
“They have the worst roles!”
Born in Ontario to Francophone parents, Dupuis is famous for portrayed hockey player Maurice Richard in a 2013 biopic, and for his roles as Canadian general Roméo Dallaire in the Rwandan Genocide drama Shake Hands with the Devil.
Dupuis said he was originally offered the role of Toussaint, the leader of a French-Canadian fur trading expedition, but turned it down after reading the script and seeing the Canadiens depicted as “horrible barbarians.”
A spokesman for 20th Century Fox admitted the error and said “Yes, it was a horrible mistake, we never intended to portray French-Canadians as murderous rapists; in fact we meant to portray them as raping murderers.”
Be careful out there. Enjoy a cozy weekend home and know that your public officials have every possible scenario well in hand.
Half the fun is sitting back and watching the Weather Channel folks make up asinine storm names and implode over an unexpected dose of “winter” during…winter.
…we’ve got Sean Penn hacking his way through primordial jungle to deliver our heartfelt
…wishes to the infamous El Guapo Bingley.
We promised him he didn’t have to pretend to be a journalist, just deliver the celebratory hootch and requested travel documents safely.