Out of the Blue

Happy National Fruitcake Day! I actually tend to like fruitcake, but I haven't had any in a really long time, so I may not feel that way if I had some right now. Holiday foods aside, we had a rare visit to the movies on Christmas, as we went to see Rogue One. I can see why the reviews on this are mixed, as I have mixed feelings about it myself. There were parts I loved, and parts I didn't, but on balance the experience was positive, and I was happy to have seen it, and happy to have made the effort to do so in the theater. But I also just like movies in general, so in the same way I wouldn't be a good video game critic, I wouldn't be a good movie critic. Also, I probably would have considered the movie enjoyable if they just had Alan Tudyk's part surrounded by footage of cows grazing, so you may not want to go by me.

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Orogogus wrote on Dec 29, 2016, 13:08:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 29, 2016, 03:23:
Orogogus wrote on Dec 29, 2016, 02:21:
I believe they don't have to do any encouraging, and if they did it would backfire almost immediately. How many times do they have to suggest to (real) doctors to encourage patients to eat more bacon before one of them outs it on the Internet?
You may have heard of this doctor before that encouraged people to eat as much bacon as they liked: Doctor Robert Atkins.

He wasn't the voice of the medical establishment, at all. Your family practitioner isn't going to tell you to go on the Atkins diet; that's by and large something people bring up on their own. And I don't think you're going to find any evidence that he was motivated by payouts from the drug industry.

It's true I've never heard that he was getting payouts from the meat industry, but he still convinced millions of people they could eat as much bacon as they like and still be healthy. That's pure evil on multiple levels.

These diets work not because bacon is healthy, but because of restriction: you can't have ANY refined carbs, which is in 80% of all the food sold in the market these days.

So you end up eating bacon and lettuce. At least you're not eating Oreos and Ritz and 600 cal lattes any longer. But the whole thing went to shit when the food industry started developing "Atkins-friendly" snacks, and snackers (most of us) were back in business. Then the Atkins people stopped dropping weight all of a sudden.

This comment was edited on Dec 30, 2016, 04:50.
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