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d23 [BareFark]
2018-02-09 09:53:15 AM  
51 votes:
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And I get to break out the best gif ever posted on Fark.
2018-02-09 08:56:23 AM  
23 votes:
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...When you have options like this, why would you eat salad?
2018-02-09 10:02:40 AM  
17 votes:
A guy goes to his doctor and asks the Doc if he will live to be 100. The doc asks him "do you enjoy a good steak ?" Guy says "No, I never eat red meat".
The doc asks him if he enjoys a nice glass of scotch and a good cigar. The guy says "No, I never drink or smoke".
The doc asks him if he likes to chase lewd women. The guy says "No, of course not".
The doc then asked "Well then why the fark would you want to live to be 100?"
2018-02-09 09:56:55 AM  
15 votes:
I got a promotion yesterday and celebrated with half a pizza and an oversized slice of peanut butter pie.  If I'm going to be an office manager, I better look like one.
2018-02-09 09:25:05 AM  
13 votes:
At the end of the day Americans could eat healthier. They just don't want to

maybe try in the morning then
2018-02-09 10:20:31 AM  
12 votes:
Be quiet and play with your Gluttony Barbie!!!

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2018-02-09 10:55:03 AM  
4 votes:

Rapmaster2000: feralbaby: Rapmaster2000: feralbaby: I spent the same amount on rice and veggies with a little  egg thrown in, and that lasted for about three meals.

I see the difference.  I could probably save more if I ate steamed rice and vegetables.

And beans, ground turkey, even beef  when I'm in the mood.  It's all worked out to be cheaper.

You should look into soylent.


It's on the dollar menu.
2018-02-09 10:09:09 AM  
4 votes:
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2018-02-09 10:04:29 AM  
3 votes:
Why would I buy fresh healthy and expensive food when I can just hit up McDonalds for $5 and be nice and full, get fat, have a heart attack at 45, and make dirty vegans pay for my health care through taxes since I'm uninsured because the only job I can hold is working at walmart making just under the food stamp wage cap and then sell my food stamps for $5 and go to McDonalds and be nice and full, get fatter, and have another heart attack at 55?

/sorry for lack of punctuation
//didn't have enough room in my pockets today
///they're filled with cheeseburgers
////they're only a dollar!
//one slashy for each chin
2018-02-09 09:51:35 AM  
3 votes:

blatz514: Gimme!

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I see all the food groups represented.  What's the problem?
2018-02-09 02:39:28 PM  
2 votes:

anustart: Thong_of_Zardoz: anustart: Thong_of_Zardoz: Hey man. Yearly cellphone upgrades and unlimited data plans ain't free. Someone's gotta work to get that "quality of life".

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I'm not trolling. It was a comment on what people prioritize in their lives.

My bad, I didn't realize you were one of those "Fark low-income families because they spend all their money on iPhones and big-screen TVs!" types.  My apologies for thinking better of you. I'll try not to do it again.


That's OK. Just don't let it happen again. "Farkie" me in your most unflattering colour so you'll know you can disregard anything I say from now on.
2018-02-09 12:46:26 PM  
2 votes:

Thong_of_Zardoz: Hey man. Yearly cellphone upgrades and unlimited data plans ain't free. Someone's gotta work to get that "quality of life".


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2018-02-09 11:11:31 AM  
2 votes:
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2018-02-09 11:10:15 AM  
2 votes:
I eat only 7 course meals.

A six pack and a bag of chips.
2018-02-09 10:54:01 AM  
2 votes:
At the end of the day when I'm drunk is no time to make healthy food choices
2018-02-09 10:37:39 AM  
2 votes:

SirEattonHogg: ThrillaManilla: I got a promotion yesterday and celebrated with half a pizza and an oversized slice of peanut butter pie.  If I'm going to be an office manager, I better look like one.

Speaking of which, it's supposedly national pizza day today.

If you don't eat pizza today, you hate America.  And let's face it, salad instead of pizza?  Really?


I have found that eating a small salad with my pizza is an excellent way to eat slightly less pizza and thus feel slightly less terrible afterward.  And by salad, I mean a fistful of baby spinach thrown on a plate.
2018-02-09 10:05:37 AM  
2 votes:
"Food desert" is one of those phrases that for me evokes mental images of liberal white people pulling their hair out going "why don't poor minorities want the same things I want!?" Another phrase that has the same effect on me is "Bernie Sanders."
2018-02-09 09:59:18 AM  
2 votes:

danceswithcrows: [crow202.org image 512x340]
...When you have options like this, why would you eat salad?


That is a salad, isn't it?
2018-02-09 09:54:57 AM  
2 votes:
"Points of view" are pretty amazing when you think about it. They can lead you to write all kinds of shiat.
2018-02-09 02:53:50 PM  
1 vote:

anustart: AlanMooresBeard: AlanMooresBeard: Its laziness.

Eating healthy with minimal cooking and prep time is a lot cheaper than people assume.
It takes effort to learn about vitamins and nutrition.
It takes effort to plan out your meals.
It takes effort to learn cooking skills.
It takes effort to figure out the real cost of eating healthy.

Or people can just by a box of mac and cheese and a rotisserie chicken and biatch how they are a victim of the food industry.

I'll add, if one doesn't care about healthy food then that is fine. We all have different goals, needs and wants.
My post was targeted to the "But it costs too much money and takes too much time" crowd.

I have to disagree.  I think we're not considering practical issues in many homes, especially lower-income homes.

A common scenario:
-Mom gets up at 6, makes breakfast, packs lunches, leaves at 8 and works 9-6, home by 7
-Dad gets up at 5:30, leaves at 6 and works 7-4, home by 4:30
-Kids need to be ready for school by 7:45 each morning
-Kids get home from school at 4:30
-Kids need help with homework in the evenings
-Kids need to be in bed at 8:30
-Housework and laundry have to be done
-Shopping has to be done
-Basic errands take a long time because the family relies on the bus
-Parent's have managed to manage the budget to let Susan play soccer on Tuesday evenings and give Billy piano lessons on Thursdays after school.
-Kids need (and have a right to) down-time for playing and fun.

It's easy to see where you might find it extremely difficult to have time for a healthy meal prepared from scratch. An hour in the evening can be very hard to come by.  It's not surprising that using prepared foods can be frequently the only way to manage the hours in a day.

This has nothing to do with laziness, lack of information or parenting skills. it has everything to do with the way we have designed so much of our economy and life structure around things that make it harder, not easier, to make family life a priority.


Took Fark long enough to drag out the "This specific example refutes you and thusly you're wrong." Why not make the dad blind, mom working 2 jobs, and toss in grandma while you are at it?
Yeah raising a family is tough and you can go blame society but that doesn't change my point.

If after everything you listed, and anything you want to add to your list, the parents make an uninformed assumption where they won't try, then yes they are being lazy.
2018-02-09 02:31:52 PM  
1 vote:

anustart: AlanMooresBeard: AlanMooresBeard: Its laziness.

Eating healthy with minimal cooking and prep time is a lot cheaper than people assume.
It takes effort to learn about vitamins and nutrition.
It takes effort to plan out your meals.
It takes effort to learn cooking skills.
It takes effort to figure out the real cost of eating healthy.

Or people can just by a box of mac and cheese and a rotisserie chicken and biatch how they are a victim of the food industry.

I'll add, if one doesn't care about healthy food then that is fine. We all have different goals, needs and wants.
My post was targeted to the "But it costs too much money and takes too much time" crowd.

I have to disagree.  I think we're not considering practical issues in many homes, especially lower-income homes.

A common scenario:
-Mom gets up at 6, makes breakfast, packs lunches, leaves at 8 and works 9-6, home by 7
-Dad gets up at 5:30, leaves at 6 and works 7-4, home by 4:30
-Kids need to be ready for school by 7:45 each morning
-Kids get home from school at 4:30
-Kids need help with homework in the evenings
-Kids need to be in bed at 8:30
-Housework and laundry have to be done
-Shopping has to be done
-Basic errands take a long time because the family relies on the bus
-Parent's have managed to manage the budget to let Susan play soccer on Tuesday evenings and give Billy piano lessons on Thursdays after school.
-Kids need (and have a right to) down-time for playing and fun.

It's easy to see where you might find it extremely difficult to have time for a healthy meal prepared from scratch. An hour in the evening can be very hard to come by.  It's not surprising that using prepared foods can be frequently the only way to manage the hours in a day.

This has nothing to do with laziness, lack of information or parenting skills. it has everything to do with the way we have designed so much of our economy and life structure around things that make it harder, not easier, to make family life a priority.


You and your farking login.  Every single time.
2018-02-09 12:21:58 PM  
1 vote:

anustart: AlanMooresBeard: AlanMooresBeard: Its laziness.

Eating healthy with minimal cooking and prep time is a lot cheaper than people assume.
It takes effort to learn about vitamins and nutrition.
It takes effort to plan out your meals.
It takes effort to learn cooking skills.
It takes effort to figure out the real cost of eating healthy.

Or people can just by a box of mac and cheese and a rotisserie chicken and biatch how they are a victim of the food industry.

I'll add, if one doesn't care about healthy food then that is fine. We all have different goals, needs and wants.
My post was targeted to the "But it costs too much money and takes too much time" crowd.

I have to disagree.  I think we're not considering practical issues in many homes, especially lower-income homes.

A common scenario:
-Mom gets up at 6, makes breakfast, packs lunches, leaves at 8 and works 9-6, home by 7
-Dad gets up at 5:30, leaves at 6 and works 7-4, home by 4:30
-Kids need to be ready for school by 7:45 each morning
-Kids get home from school at 4:30
-Kids need help with homework in the evenings
-Kids need to be in bed at 8:30
-Housework and laundry have to be done
-Shopping has to be done
-Basic errands take a long time because the family relies on the bus
-Parent's have managed to manage the budget to let Susan play soccer on Tuesday evenings and give Billy piano lessons on Thursdays after school.
-Kids need (and have a right to) down-time for playing and fun.

It's easy to see where you might find it extremely difficult to have time for a healthy meal prepared from scratch. An hour in the evening can be very hard to come by.  It's not surprising that using prepared foods can be frequently the only way to manage the hours in a day.

This has nothing to do with laziness, lack of information or parenting skills. it has everything to do with the way we have designed so much of our economy and life structure around things that make it harder, not easier, to make family life a priority.


Hey man. Yearly cellphone upgrades and unlimited data plans ain't free. Someone's gotta work to get that "quality of life".
2018-02-09 12:12:36 PM  
1 vote:
The fun thing about threads like this one is reading comments from people justifying the poor quality food they buy.  Justifying because they don't have time to cook from scratch, or because buying better quality food is too expensive, etc.  And then we wonder why doctors say our worst health issues (obesity, diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure) are largely preventable with diet (and exercise).
2018-02-09 11:44:50 AM  
1 vote:
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2018-02-09 11:39:39 AM  
1 vote:

smd31: smd31: I was doing my normal grocery shopping last night and was looking at getting a different spaghetti sauce than I usually get (Ragu Italian Sausage and Garlic).  Found one I was interested in and it was "organic" or whatever (all natural, no added sugar, etc, small company).  I was like, sure I'll try it once...then I looked at the price.  $6.50 for 1 jar?!?!  Haha no....no thanks, I'll stick with my $2 jar.  If it had been $3 or 4

bucks, I would have bought it but not triple+ price.  /meh phone messed up //apologies for second post ///3s


I know what you are talking about. I get there are extra costs but some of those pasta sauces are just ridiculous. I particularly hate the ones cashing in on the health crazes that has nothing to do with pasta sauce.
Wow your crushed tomatoes are gluten free and fat free!?!? Take my money!
2018-02-09 10:55:05 AM  
1 vote:
There was a pizza joint near my house.  Called Pizza Salad.   All organic,  non-GMO,  vegetarian.  Vegan and gluten-free options.   It's gone now.
2018-02-09 10:44:24 AM  
1 vote:

DocTravesty: SirEattonHogg: ThrillaManilla: I got a promotion yesterday and celebrated with half a pizza and an oversized slice of peanut butter pie.  If I'm going to be an office manager, I better look like one.

Speaking of which, it's supposedly national pizza day today.

If you don't eat pizza today, you hate America.  And let's face it, salad instead of pizza?  Really?

I have found that eating a small salad with my pizza is an excellent way to eat slightly less pizza and thus feel slightly less terrible afterward.  And by salad, I mean a fistful of baby spinach thrown on a plate.


My parents eat their salad after the main course, and I just scratch my head. Eat the healthy stuff first, and you might not eat as much potato, hamburger, cheese, etc. Eating the salad after the really tasty stuff (I enjoy a good salad but when you're hungry it doesn't silence the growl the way heartier stuff does) just seems like doing penance after you've fully indulged in sin.
2018-02-09 10:22:11 AM  
1 vote:

AlanMooresBeard: Its laziness.

Eating healthy with minimal cooking and prep time is a lot cheaper than people assume.
It takes effort to learn about vitamins and nutrition.
It takes effort to plan out your meals.
It takes effort to learn cooking skills.
It takes effort to figure out the real cost of eating healthy.

Or people can just by a box of mac and cheese and a rotisserie chicken and biatch how they are a victim of the food industry.


Exactly.  Get a cheap rice cooker with a steamer basket.  Voila, quinoa and veggies with the same amount of effort it takes to rip open a frozen lasagna and nuke it. Learn how to make a Thai peanut sauce and you will never want for tastiness again.
2018-02-09 10:18:52 AM  
1 vote:

mrsleep: Whats the point?
I lived across the street from a guy that was a health nut, exercised every day, ate a healthy diet, no drinking, no smoking, had a heart attack at 44. My grandfather ate the worst diet possible, lots of fatty and greasy foods, was about 50 lbs overweight, lived into his 90's. My great grandmother smoked and gambled till she died in her 90's.

You might as well live a lifestyle that makes you happy.


Yeah, fark it. That apple at the top of that tree probably doesn't taste any good anyway.
2018-02-09 10:11:27 AM  
1 vote:
I love how this story is sandwiched between a Lucky Charms and a nation pizza day thread.
2018-02-09 10:04:47 AM  
1 vote:
could
2018-02-09 10:04:16 AM  
1 vote:

Rapmaster2000: As baffling as it may seem, their grocery decisions are not affected by improved access to fresh foods or more affordable prices because they're comfortable within their food culture.

I can't tell if this is sarcasm.  I don't find it baffling at all.


Comfortable blog writer doesn't understand why people different than him choose differently.

It's very baffling to him.
2018-02-09 09:55:01 AM  
1 vote:

danceswithcrows: [crow202.org image 512x340]
...When you have options like this, why would you eat salad?


I don't know WTF that is but I want two of them - on that wonderful kitschy plate to boot!
2018-02-09 09:53:07 AM  
1 vote:
When watching food shows became a primary form of entertainment, you know this country was doomed.
 
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