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2012-07-08 11:52:05 AM
Charge double and mark everything gluten free, problem solved.
 
2012-07-08 11:53:35 AM
F*ck you, subby. Some people cannot consume gluten without terrifying health problems resulting.

It's not an issue of them being "precious little snowflakes", it's an issue of them lacking the ability to safely consume an extremely common food protein.
 
2012-07-08 12:16:21 PM
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Am I the only one who burst out laughing when seeing this?

Wonder if the cat is Gluten free?
 
2012-07-08 12:21:03 PM
How many food-related puns can you cram into that journalistic gem, Kevyn BURGER??
 
2012-07-08 12:23:46 PM

Sid_6.7: F*ck you, subby. Some people cannot consume gluten without terrifying health problems resulting.

It's not an issue of them being "precious little snowflakes", it's an issue of them lacking the ability to safely consume an extremely common food protein.


I did enjoy the family's casual insult of the salad bar.
 
2012-07-08 12:35:42 PM

Sid_6.7: F*ck you, subby. Some people cannot consume gluten without terrifying health problems resulting.

It's not an issue of them being "precious little snowflakes", it's an issue of them lacking the ability to safely consume an extremely common food protein.


This.

Though I have to cut the "trendies" a bit of slack as their demand is helping to bring out more gluten-free options for those who actually NEED them.
 
2012-07-08 01:00:52 PM

DarkJohnson: [stmedia.startribune.com image 630x420]
Am I the only one who burst out laughing when seeing this?


No. I looked up "helicopter parents" in the dictionary and found this same exact picture.
 
2012-07-08 01:14:16 PM
Subby, you will receive many responses calling you a dick.

This is one of them.
 
2012-07-08 01:26:08 PM
Ah yes, it's time once again for the people who raised my generation to biatch about how terrible my generation was raised.
 
2012-07-08 01:37:05 PM
Isn't it strange how much more common things like Celiac are these days? Never heard of gluten intolerance when I was a kid--either diagnosed or "hell, why do I crap hot-and-sour soup when I eat bread?"
 
2012-07-08 01:47:22 PM
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Well, at least Stephen and Mrs. King can sleep well knowing he'll be having a pussy free diet in school once everyone on campus gets a look at this picture.

On a side note, ummmm...is his right hand pretty much en route up that cat's ass in that pic? That cat does not look comfortable.
 
2012-07-08 01:50:50 PM
what the fark is glutten?
 
2012-07-08 01:53:36 PM
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Max Timmons' parents share a laugh with their son, unaware that it was Max, and not Mittens, who accidentally broke one of the eight Franklin Mint plates proudly displayed on the wall. Max's awkward attempt at replacing the plate with Mitten's red water dish was successful.
 
2012-07-08 01:54:35 PM

xanadian: Isn't it strange how much more common things like Celiac are these days? Never heard of gluten intolerance when I was a kid--either diagnosed or "hell, why do I crap hot-and-sour soup when I eat bread?"


There's something in our processing or something to do with what we use to eat with. The people who figure it out will get Nobel Prizes and probably ruin 99% of junk food for everyone.

\though I tend to think the peanut one has more to do with lack of built-up immunity than anything else
 
2012-07-08 01:57:19 PM
As for the pic: That kid's not getting laid anytime soon, and I'm guessing at least one of his first semester grades will be argued by those parents. Probably in an elective that he didn't care about and got a B- or some such shiat.
 
2012-07-08 02:16:31 PM

Midnight Rambler: Max Timmons' parents share a laugh with their son, unaware that it was Max, and not Mittens, who accidentally broke one of the eight Franklin Mint plates proudly displayed on the wall. Max's awkward attempt at replacing the plate with Mitten's red water dish was successful.


Well played, sir.
 
2012-07-08 02:29:02 PM

Sid_6.7: F*ck you, subby. Some people cannot consume gluten without terrifying health problems resulting.

It's not an issue of them being "precious little snowflakes", it's an issue of them lacking the ability to safely consume an extremely common food protein.


So much this.
 
2012-07-08 02:30:57 PM

Midnight Rambler: [stmedia.startribune.com image 630x420]
Max Timmons' parents share a laugh with their son, unaware that it was Max, and not Mittens, who accidentally broke one of the eight Franklin Mint plates proudly displayed on the wall. Max's awkward attempt at replacing the plate with Mitten's red water dish was successful.


lulz
 
2012-07-08 02:33:54 PM

GAT_00: Ah yes, it's time once again for the people who raised my generation to biatch about how terrible my generation was raised.


It isn't even that- the article illusrates a family that requires a gluten free diet for medical reasons.

But making sure your kid goes to a college where he can get his special dietary needs met is concidered " helicopter parenting"
 
2012-07-08 02:34:58 PM

FriarReb98: xanadian: Isn't it strange how much more common things like Celiac are these days? Never heard of gluten intolerance when I was a kid--either diagnosed or "hell, why do I crap hot-and-sour soup when I eat bread?"

There's something in our processing or something to do with what we use to eat with. The people who figure it out will get Nobel Prizes and probably ruin 99% of junk food for everyone.

\though I tend to think the peanut one has more to do with lack of built-up immunity than anything else


I wish someone could explain why I suddenly developed allergies to both peanuts and shellfish when I was around 16-years old. Ate both with no problems before then, and BAM, got two new allergies within months of each other.

I grew up in the 50s & 60s and was constantly playing outside, getting dirty, etc., just as any average child of the time did.
 
2012-07-08 02:38:12 PM

xanadian: Never heard of gluten intolerance when I was a kid--either diagnosed or "hell, why do I crap hot-and-sour soup when I eat bread?"


If this kid plans on eating Asian food everyday, he's gonna be crapping hot-and-sour soup no matter what.
 
2012-07-08 02:41:02 PM

Bathia_Mapes: I wish someone could explain why I suddenly developed allergies to both peanuts and shellfish when I was around 16-years old. Ate both with no problems before then, and BAM, got two new allergies within months of each other.

I grew up in the 50s & 60s and was constantly playing outside, getting dirty, etc., just as any average child of the time did.


Like I said, it's something in the processing. Some random preservative derivative that just out and out farks with one's enzymatic chemistry. Don't get me wrong, I feel bad for people that have it, but it's just...farking bizarre is what it is.
 
2012-07-08 02:42:12 PM
The US needs more glutton-free options.
 
2012-07-08 03:35:16 PM

Darth_Lukecash: But making sure your kid goes to a college where he can get his special dietary needs met is concidered " helicopter parenting"


Also, sensible, but we can't be outraged about that, can we?
 
2012-07-08 03:38:02 PM
The terrorists won when they started to ban PB&J sandwiches in schools.
 
2012-07-08 03:41:51 PM
"They all have a salad bar, but Max is a teenage boy. He's just not going to do that,"

Um, OK. So, when all of us in college used the salad bar daily, we were anomalies?

Hey, there, "mom," why don't you lower your expectations for your son even further? Demand wipers be available in each dorm bathroom.
 
2012-07-08 03:41:55 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Subby, you will receive many responses calling you a dick.

This is one of them.


This is not one of them. Nice jerb subs.

/food allergies are the new add.
//yep some are legit.
///some.
 
2012-07-08 03:42:00 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Sid_6.7: F*ck you, subby. Some people cannot consume gluten without terrifying health problems resulting.

It's not an issue of them being "precious little snowflakes", it's an issue of them lacking the ability to safely consume an extremely common food protein.

This.

Though I have to cut the "trendies" a bit of slack as their demand is helping to bring out more gluten-free options for those who actually NEED them.


Yeah.

I have no problem with actual tested and diagnosed sufferers of gluten problems. Its the insufferable hangers-on that piss people off, the ones that self diagnose, and have as much placebo/nocebo effect in play as well as paying attention to their diet and cutting out a lot of carbs to account for feeling better.
 
2012-07-08 03:42:14 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Subby, you will receive many responses calling you a dick.

This is one of them.


Concurs:

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-07-08 03:42:18 PM

FriarReb98: xanadian: Isn't it strange how much more common things like Celiac are these days? Never heard of gluten intolerance when I was a kid--either diagnosed or "hell, why do I crap hot-and-sour soup when I eat bread?"

There's something in our processing or something to do with what we use to eat with. The people who figure it out will get Nobel Prizes and probably ruin 99% of junk food for everyone.


It could be one of the pesticides (preservatives) that we started using in the 50's. Or HFCS.
 
2012-07-08 03:43:36 PM

Doctor Funkenstein: On a side note, ummmm...is his right hand pretty much en route up that cat's ass in that pic? That cat does not look comfortable.


Check his hand for lipstick.
 
2012-07-08 03:44:23 PM
Yeah those snowflakes with Celiac Disease are just faking, like "diabetes" and "peanut allergy". Pfeh! Subby knows what's up.
 
2012-07-08 03:44:41 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Sid_6.7: F*ck you, subby. Some people cannot consume gluten without terrifying health problems resulting.

It's not an issue of them being "precious little snowflakes", it's an issue of them lacking the ability to safely consume an extremely common food protein.

So much this.


I'm on your side, but this picture exactly illustrates why the term helicopter parent exists. It's not even a bad picture, but the sum of it's parts....

/That cat clearly doesn't want to be there
 
2012-07-08 03:44:51 PM
Yup. Subby is a dick.
 
2012-07-08 03:44:59 PM
At least it's a family looking out for a member of it's own that can't digest gluten as opposed to idiots who think it's healthier or being trendy.

FYI: Gluten free isn't healthier. It's actually unhealthy to not have it in your diet if you can process it.
 
2012-07-08 03:46:05 PM

slobberbone: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Subby, you will receive many responses calling you a dick.

This is one of them.

This is not one of them. Nice jerb subs.

/food allergies are the new add.
//yep some are legit.
///some.

////much much fewer than before the intarwebs drove the increase in Munchausen by proxy and Hypochondria fueled by the opportunistic mega-pharm-co
 
2012-07-08 03:46:05 PM
yep, subby done fail this one.
 
2012-07-08 03:46:19 PM
The reason you never heard of peanut and wheat allergies before the 80's is because Darwin used to take care of that sort of thing.

/Flame away, I just don't care about your defects.
 
2012-07-08 03:48:26 PM

Bathia_Mapes: FriarReb98: xanadian: Isn't it strange how much more common things like Celiac are these days? Never heard of gluten intolerance when I was a kid--either diagnosed or "hell, why do I crap hot-and-sour soup when I eat bread?"

There's something in our processing or something to do with what we use to eat with. The people who figure it out will get Nobel Prizes and probably ruin 99% of junk food for everyone.

\though I tend to think the peanut one has more to do with lack of built-up immunity than anything else

I wish someone could explain why I suddenly developed allergies to both peanuts and shellfish when I was around 16-years old. Ate both with no problems before then, and BAM, got two new allergies within months of each other.

I grew up in the 50s & 60s and was constantly playing outside, getting dirty, etc., just as any average child of the time did.


God is punishing you for posting on Fark.
No more peanut butter and oyster sandwiches for you, ever.
 
2012-07-08 03:48:52 PM
Some people have legitimate food allergies, and I feel for those people. Other people adopted gluten-free, organic, free range, vegan diets to be trendy, not because if they don't, they'll shiat their intestines out. Those people are annoying. I know someone who makes going out to eat with them absolute hell because they are picky to the point of being absurd about it. They have no medical reason for eating the way they do, they're basically a food hipster.
 
2012-07-08 03:50:18 PM

meat0918: The My Little Pony Killer: Sid_6.7: F*ck you, subby. Some people cannot consume gluten without terrifying health problems resulting.

It's not an issue of them being "precious little snowflakes", it's an issue of them lacking the ability to safely consume an extremely common food protein.

This.

Though I have to cut the "trendies" a bit of slack as their demand is helping to bring out more gluten-free options for those who actually NEED them.

Yeah.

I have no problem with actual tested and diagnosed sufferers of gluten problems. Its the insufferable hangers-on that piss people off, the ones that self diagnose, and have as much placebo/nocebo effect in play as well as paying attention to their diet and cutting out a lot of carbs to account for feeling better.


Yup, and until I can tell which one somebody actually is, I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt.

Of course, once I find out that you don't eat gluten because it makes your stomach seem flat, I'm going to laugh at you. All that happened was you stopped eating food that make you gassy. Gas is the least of any celiac's troubles when they eat gluten.
 
2012-07-08 03:50:49 PM
Man, I hate being normal.

I don't have any allergies food or otherwise. So I can't demand a special meal or hypoallergenic room.

I don't have a learning disorder so I can't get extra time or special arrangements for test.

I'm white.

I'm male.

And I don't have any religious hangups.

/oh well, back to my soul crushing heroin addiction.
 
2012-07-08 03:52:00 PM
FTFA, it appears that the family has entirely made the shift to a gluten free diet, which is a bad idea. If they insist that the cafeteria also goes to a completely gluten free menu to make this one kid safe, then subby might be right in the whole snowflake thing.
 
2012-07-08 03:52:06 PM

Sid_6.7: F*ck you, subby. Some people cannot consume gluten without terrifying health problems resulting.

It's not an issue of them being "precious little snowflakes", it's an issue of them lacking the ability to safely consume an extremely common food protein. That has only begun to show itself in the last decade


ftfa
 
2012-07-08 03:52:52 PM

Bathia_Mapes: I wish someone could explain why I suddenly developed allergies to both peanuts and shellfish when I was around 16-years old.


Because you're white and middle-to-upper-middle class?

/ Or maybe you really have allergies
// But for most...white people problems
 
2012-07-08 03:54:02 PM

Madbassist1: Sid_6.7: F*ck you, subby. Some people cannot consume gluten without terrifying health problems resulting.

It's not an issue of them being "precious little snowflakes", it's an issue of them lacking the ability to safely consume an extremely common food protein. That has only begun to show itself in the last decade

ftfa


I know, isn't it weird how advances in medicine and science work?

/you're an idiot
 
2012-07-08 03:54:03 PM

meat0918: I have no problem with actual tested and diagnosed sufferers of gluten problems. Its the insufferable hangers-on that piss people off, the ones that self diagnose, and have as much placebo/nocebo effect in play as well as paying attention to their diet and cutting out a lot of carbs to account for feeling better.


The "actual tested and diagnosed" part is where it's tricky, though -- there's no equivalent of a home pregnancy test that gives you a simple plus or minus.

A friend of mine thought she was having reproductive problems but when the physician couldn't uncover anything wrong, they experimented with her diet to see if cutting out gluten made a difference. She says she feels a lot better, but I think that's about as "scientific" as a diagnosis like this gets.
 
2012-07-08 03:54:13 PM

Bathia_Mapes: I wish someone could explain why I suddenly developed allergies to both peanuts and shellfish when I was around 16-years old. Ate both with no problems before then, and BAM, got two new allergies within months of each other.

I grew up in the 50s & 60s and was constantly playing outside, getting dirty, etc., just as any average child of the time did.


This. A few years ago I suddenly had a strange reaction to almonds. Someone gave me a piece of perfectly good chocolate-covered marzipan and, boom! Itchy ears, numb tongue, and lots of wtf. Eventually I want to get that legitimately tested (beyond describing my symptoms to my doctor and her saying, yeah, that sounds like an allergy) but for now, I'm avoiding the almonds.

I grew up in the 80s and 90s, in the country, running around barefoot, exposed to all manner of shiat (literally and figuratively), playing with all sorts of animals... My immune system is quite healthy. Little too healthy, I guess.

/Allergies are weird.
 
2012-07-08 03:55:28 PM

BrainyBear: meat0918: I have no problem with actual tested and diagnosed sufferers of gluten problems. Its the insufferable hangers-on that piss people off, the ones that self diagnose, and have as much placebo/nocebo effect in play as well as paying attention to their diet and cutting out a lot of carbs to account for feeling better.

The "actual tested and diagnosed" part is where it's tricky, though -- there's no equivalent of a home pregnancy test that gives you a simple plus or minus.

A friend of mine thought she was having reproductive problems but when the physician couldn't uncover anything wrong, they experimented with her diet to see if cutting out gluten made a difference. She says she feels a lot better, but I think that's about as "scientific" as a diagnosis like this gets.


It's not just simply cutting out gluten though. It's going back to a very very basic diet, waiting for symptoms to dissipate, and then slowly adding foods back into your diet and waiting for another reaction to happen. If your friend simply cut out gluten and that was that, then she and her doctor did it wrong.
 
2012-07-08 03:56:21 PM

Midnight Rambler: [stmedia.startribune.com image 630x420]
Max Timmons' parents share a laugh with their son, unaware that it was Max, and not Mittens, who accidentally broke one of the eight Franklin Mint plates proudly displayed on the wall. Max's awkward attempt at replacing the plate with Mitten's red water dish was successful.


Nice picture of Mr. Rogers with his 40 year old son.
 
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