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Archive for October 9th, 2006

What Does Organic Mean?

After reading Michael Pollan’s recent book, The Omnivore’s Dillema, I have become very interested in what it really means for food to be organic and how modern America is marketed food that fits special nutritional interests such as, “Free Range” and “Grass Fed”. This episode of the Eat Feed podcast is a quick and outstanding explanation of what these terms really mean,

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A seven page article in the New York Magazine details Stepehen Colbert’s success in the current realm of american politics. Mainly, how when Colbert coined the phrase Truthiness he summed up everything that politics in Washington had become, an fountain of facts that have nothing to do with facts at all. Read this article, it really is amazing.

Now, I don’t really expect Colbert to be wearing a suit at 8:30 in the
morning, but I’m slightly surprised and disappointed that he’s not. I
have to admit I pictured him sleeping in the suit, then waking in the
suit, and then barking orders at his minions throughout the day in the
suit, while standing still and thrusting his arms out straight so his
robot manservants can steam the suit clean. But then, like a lot of
people, I am prone to confuse Stephen Colbert with “Stephen Colbert.”
He is fond of joking that he might start calling himself Stephen
Col-Bert, with a hard T, rather than Col-Bear, just to accentuate the distinction.

My favorite Colbert moment was back when he was on the Daily Show during an interview with Al Sharpton,

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Where are you Jane?

Jane! Where did you go? You left for the Golden City of Prague on last Tuesday and I haven’t heard from you since.

You said you’d call and you sent me a short email when you got there saying you arrived and would call later. But now you have disappeared. I think you were going to come back on Monday. Does that mean Monday in Prague? In GMT? In EST? I don’t know. What times are your flights? Did your cell phone die? Are you ok? Are you avoiding me? I don’t know. Will you be back in time for me to take you out to dinner? Will you ever be able to return to Charlotte after seeing how awesome Prague is?

I think I used to date someone named Jane in college. She left for Europe and was never heard from again. Rumor has it she met a Czech with a lot of checks as she was checking out some of the cool bars in the Czech Reupublic. They ran off to Prague Castle together[the largest castle in the world] . There, Jane and Antonin had an entire generation of children that converted to Jainism and listened to Jane’s Addiction for at least 20 minutes every day.

Prague is awesome, but I’m pretty sure they have telephones in there somewhere….

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Jon Stewart finally commented on the numerous amounts of Stewart/Colbert ’08 shirts being worn by those rebellious youth folks (like myself) all across the country.
Stewart said the T-shirts promoting him and Stephen Colbert, “are
a real sign of how sad people are with the state of affairs in the
country. Nothing says ‘I am ashamed of you my government’ more than
‘Stewart/Colbert ’08,”

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