HAPPY MEATOUT!Meatout is the world’s largest grassroots diet education campaign. Today, thousands of caring people in all 50 U.S. states and two dozen other countries encourage their friends, families, and communities to “kick the meat habit” and explore a wholesome, compassionate diet of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. The purpose is to expose the public to the joys and benefits of a plant-based diet, while promoting the availability and selection alternatives to meat and dairy in mainstream grocery stores, restaurants, and catering operations. (source)
You know the rules: For each question that you answer ‘yes’ to, give yourself a single point. When you reach the end of the quiz, add up your points and post your total in the comments.
Have You Ever?!
1. Have you ever considered a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle? 2. Have you ever been a vegetarian? 3. Have you ever been a vegan? 4. Have you ever tried an alternative milk beverage (Soy, Rice, Hemp, Almond, etc.)? 5. Have you ever tried a non-meat burger (veggie burger, soy burger, etc.)? 6. Have you ever tried a vegan baked good? 7. Have you ever purchased “mock meat” (alternative burgers, hot dogs, cold cuts, etc.) from the supermarket? (on purpose) 8. Have you ever purchased a frozen vegetarian or vegan prepared meal from the supermarket? (on purpose) 9. Have you ever tried a vegan yogurt? 10. Have you ever tried vegan cheese? 11. Have you ever tried vegan ice cream? 12. Have you ever cooked a vegetarian or vegan meal? (on purpose) 13. Have you ever tried tempeh? 14. Have you ever cooked tempeh? 15. Have you ever tried tofu? 16. Have you ever cooked tofu? 17. Have you ever tried seitan? 18. Have you ever cooked seitan? 19. Have you ever tried TVP (textured vegetable protein)? 20. Have you ever cooked TVP (textured vegetable protein)? 21. Have you ever read literature that explains how a vegan lifestyle is better for the planet? 22. Have you ever read literature that explains how a vegan lifestyle is better for your health? 23. Have you ever watched a sad PETA-style video that illustrates how factory farmed animals are poorly treated? 24. Have you ever purposefully purchased vegan clothing (faux leather, non-leather shoes, etc.) 25. Have you ever made fun of a vegan or vegetarian?
After another shocking number of votes in just 24 hours (476!), “The Kid” has claimed victory in the second match of Cocky & Rude Round 2. “The Kid” voted her own way to victory (allegedly) with an impressive 381 votes, or 80% of the popular vote. Despite her campaigning, Tam came in second place and earned only 71 votes, or 15% of the popular vote. Proving that people don’t really care about bunnies, John earned only 24 votes, or a measly 7% of the popular vote to claim last place.
Welcome to Cocky & Rude Fight Club! The rules to the game are simple. Each week we’ll introduce our fighters. We’ll do the leg work and help you analyze their strengths and weaknesses. Then we’ll put the results to vote. You’ll pick which combatant will decimate their opponent in the knock-down, drag-out brawl of Cocky & Rude Fight Club! Let’s meet this week’s fighters…
REDNECK BORDER PATROLMAN
Date of Birth: July 4th, 1950 Place of Birth: Texas Hair Color: gray Current Residence: Texas Relationship Status: married to an American woman Occupation: Full-Time Minuteman Height & Weight: 5’10″, 230lbs Hobbies: shooting Mexicans, getting illegals deported, building fences Favorite Colors: red, white and blue: the colors of the Confederate Flag! Political Affiliation: Conservative Tea Party Favorite Music: Toby Keith, Trace Adkins, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill Utility Belt Contents: Gun, ammunition and a copy of the Constitution Favorite Pastime: Looking for evidence that Barack Hussein Obama wasn’t born in the United States
The Minuteman Project is an activist organization started in April 2005 by a group of private individuals in the United States to monitor the United States–Mexico border’s flow of illegal immigrants. The name derives from the Minutemen, militiamen who fought in the American Revolution. The Minuteman Project describes itself as “a citizens’ Neighborhood Watch on our border”, and has attracted media attention to illegal immigration. Today’s competitor is proud member of the Minutemen. His secret weapons include: racism, a firm belief that Barack Obama was not born in the United States, a steadfast anti-healthcare reform position, a nearly endless supply of guns and ammunition (and if you don’t like it, please read the 2nd amendment to Constitution) and a direct line to Sarah Palin’s presidential campaign office.
AKA: El Mostacho Loco Date of Birth: On a sunny day a long time ago Place of Birth: Mexico Hair Color: shaved on top, black stash stash under the nose Current Residence: New Jersey Relationship Status: dating Adam Occupation: who needs a job with a sombrero like this? Height & Weight: 5’11″, the stash alone weighs 20lbs Hobbies: jumping fences, hitting piñatas, spending time with his trusty burro Favorite Color: red, white and green: the colors of the Mexican flag. Political Affiliation: Liberal Favorite Music: anything by Ricky Martin Utility Belt Contents: tacos, maracas, mariachi guitar Favorite Pastime: salsa dancing
Mr. Sombrero hails from the great country of Mexico. Legend has it that he was born long ago on a particularly sunny day, when he shot out of his mother’s vagina as fast as Speedy Gonzales. Opinions on the subject differ, but many say that he was born with fully grown black mustache. He has always been known as a kind an gentle man, and is know for single-handedly building the Mayan pyramids, hiding gold from the Spaniards, winning the battle of the Alamo, winning the Mexican-American War, winning the Mexican Revolution. He currently owns the Taco Bell restaurant chain. His secret weapons include razor-edged throwing sombreros, the ability to stricken anyone with Montezuma’s revenge, border fence high jumps, powerful kicks from his trusty burro, and an enormous penis.
Who will win in the battle of REDNECK vs. MEXICAN? Will the Redneck Border Patrolman defeat Mr. Sombrero with his massive arsenal? Or will Mr. Sombrero give him a case of Montezuma’s revenge unlike the world has ever seen? There’s only one rational way to decide which fighter will win this battle. We’re putting this no-holds-barred fight to a vote. The poll will be open for approximately 24 hours, and you may vote as many times as you want.That’s right — we’re not blocking repeat votes, so vote now and vote often for your favorite Cocky & Rude Fight Club opponent.
Check back on Sunday for the results!
Thanks to Michelle M. for your assistance with this post!
This new campaign is aimed at straight guys who should be friends with friends with guys who like guys … or something like that. Their aim is to combat bullying and harassment of gay teens, by reasoning with the bullies. Check out these PSA videos featuring the Josh Hutcherson (the son from The Kids Are All Right and future star of The Hunger Games movie) and Matt Bennett from Victorious (some show on Nickelodeon), and find out more here.