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(MPR News)   Inhuman monster that inflicted gluten-free hipsters upon us honored with statue   (mprnews.org) divider line 22
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2014-03-25 06:07:50 PM  
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2014-03-25 06:12:00 PM  
Is the statue anatomically correct?

The man had no dick.
 
2014-03-25 06:45:28 PM  
Blaming Norman Borlaug for gluten-free hipsters is like blaming Philo Farnsworth for Two and a Half Men.
 
2014-03-25 07:10:55 PM  
"It will be awfully nice to have a miracle worker around here," House Speaker John Boehner joked at Tuesday's ceremony

We could use someone like Anne Sullivan to turn John and company into raging socialist nazi evading Wobblies.
 
2014-03-25 07:47:46 PM  

DanZero: [img.photobucket.com image 680x564]


Norman Borlaug is a hero.
 
2014-03-25 07:51:29 PM  
Hey, don't piss on gluten-labeling.  Some of us actually have real wheat allergies that can put us in the ER.  That happens to me and I don't even have a fedora or a beard.  C'mon, man.
 
2014-03-25 07:52:04 PM  
Good for him. One of the greatest people to have ever lived.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEBtO25xW-o
 
2014-03-25 07:59:36 PM  

DanZero: [img.photobucket.com image 680x564]



No, he's saved countless lives...I veto your snarky meme.
 
2014-03-25 08:05:33 PM  

burning_bridge: Hey, don't piss on gluten-labeling.  Some of us actually have real wheat allergies that can put us in the ER.  That happens to me and I don't even have a fedora or a beard.  C'mon, man.


Yeah, I had a friend who had celiac disease before it was trendy.  Even one bite of bread would send her to the ER.  The gluten-free fad has been a blessing and a curse...on one hand, there's a lot more stuff available for those with real need...on the other, people misunderstand what a real gluten allergy is and think it's something that they can diagnose themselves with one night after they have indigestion.
 
2014-03-25 08:36:43 PM  
A lot of people are gluten intolerant. But a lot fewer than those who think they are gluten intolerant.

I'm so old I remember when gluten was a health food. Gluten "steaks" FTW.
 
2014-03-25 09:21:38 PM  

DanZero: [img.photobucket.com image 680x564]


You know how I know you didn't RTFA?

Hollie Maea: A lot of people are gluten intolerant. But a lot fewer than those who think they are gluten intolerant.

I'm so old I remember when gluten was a health food. Gluten "steaks" FTW.


They call it "mock duck" now.
 
2014-03-25 10:25:08 PM  
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2014-03-25 11:24:41 PM  

Hollie Maea: A lot of people are gluten intolerant. But a lot fewer than those who think they are gluten intolerant.

I'm so old I remember when gluten was a health food. Gluten "steaks" FTW.


I know my mom was Diagnosed with Celiac (inconclusive blood test, followed by intestinal biopsy that went "YEP"), and now that she's healed up from the damage it inflicted, even a bit of gluten can cause her to have a *terrible* day afterwards (since her immune system flips out and starts killing her small intestine again).

She also had Grave's Disease to the point that they had to nuke her thyroid since even at half the safe max dose, the meds weren't bringing her white blood cell count down.

So, happyfun immune times apparently run in our family.

/DRINKING BEER WHILE I CAN.
 
2014-03-26 02:32:12 AM  

RexTalionis: DanZero: [img.photobucket.com image 680x564]

Norman Borlaug is a hero.


No kidding.
 
2014-03-26 05:21:02 AM  

meat0918: RexTalionis: DanZero: [img.photobucket.com image 680x564]

Norman Borlaug is a hero.

No kidding.


In fact it is difficult to think anyone more deserving of the title.
 
2014-03-26 06:12:11 AM  
Perhaps no better use. One billion lives saved (perhaps more) and, to top it off, he allowed us to actually have an environment for those gluten-free things to "save" (the alternative was to plow the planet under)... The guy deserves many more statues
 
2014-03-26 08:13:31 AM  
Borlaug

Borlaug is a collective proper noun for a filthy hippie race that appears as recurring antagonists in various incarnations of any decade in American history. The Borlaug are a collection of that have been turned into functioning as  drones of the  Collective, or  the hive.

The Borlaug Queen
is a braless, vegetarian, man hating witch with dreadlocks like the evil goddess Medusa. She insists upon enforcing her code of vegan, gluten free, tofu infused, bean based harry-krishna, hairy armpit logic upon all with ears until they go mad. Utterly mad.

The best defense is to order the organic salad, excuse yourself to use the rest room and leave though the window. Lacking a window, bash your head against an outside wall until you can squeeze through.

You do NOT want to be stuck at dinner with her. She WILL assimilate you.
 
2014-03-26 09:34:47 AM  

vudukungfu: Borlaug

Borlaug is a collective proper noun for a filthy hippie race that appears as recurring antagonists in various incarnations of any decade in American history. The Borlaug are a collection of that have been turned into functioning as  drones of the  Collective, or  the hive.

The Borlaug Queenis a braless, vegetarian, man hating witch with dreadlocks like the evil goddess Medusa. She insists upon enforcing her code of vegan, gluten free, tofu infused, bean based harry-krishna, hairy armpit logic upon all with ears until they go mad. Utterly mad.

The best defense is to order the organic salad, excuse yourself to use the rest room and leave though the window. Lacking a window, bash your head against an outside wall until you can squeeze through.

You do NOT want to be stuck at dinner with her. She WILL assimilate you.


To use a phrase... Whisky Tango Foxtrot have I just read?
 
2014-03-26 11:59:41 AM  

Felgraf: Hollie Maea: A lot of people are gluten intolerant. But a lot fewer than those who think they are gluten intolerant.

I'm so old I remember when gluten was a health food. Gluten "steaks" FTW.

I know my mom was Diagnosed with Celiac (inconclusive blood test, followed by intestinal biopsy that went "YEP"), and now that she's healed up from the damage it inflicted, even a bit of gluten can cause her to have a *terrible* day afterwards (since her immune system flips out and starts killing her small intestine again).

She also had Grave's Disease to the point that they had to nuke her thyroid since even at half the safe max dose, the meds weren't bringing her white blood cell count down.

So, happyfun immune times apparently run in our family.

/DRINKING BEER WHILE I CAN.


Nobody cares about your health problems
 
2014-03-26 03:55:26 PM  

Felgraf: So, happyfun immune times apparently run in our family.


Not only do you get a nasty intestinal disorder ... you get to be mocked by idiots on the internet calling you a hipster for having a medical condition.

Definitely win-win.
 
2014-03-26 06:38:11 PM  
My gf's oldest brother has a mild wheat allergy. Beer, for instance, causes congestion and other manner of respiratory fun, but not enough to be too hazardous.

/dull story bro
 
2014-03-26 11:12:19 PM  

xria: meat0918: RexTalionis: DanZero: [img.photobucket.com image 680x564]

Norman Borlaug is a hero.

No kidding.

In fact it is difficult to think anyone more deserving of the title.


All of these.

I submitted a much sappier Hero-tagged headline for a different article written in recognition of his 100th birthday. He saved countless lives. The world could use more like him.
 
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