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By Cliterary Device on Abstinent Nation

Is it just me, or do I detect a hint of sentience in this bot?

Posted on October 22, 2013 at 3:30 pm 4

By garli on Ask a Dietitian: Wine Time, Fruit Soup, Our Forbidden Lover (Diet Coke)

@Urwelt Thanks, it's that. As much as I understand the value in being able to talk about technical things to an audience of any level the way to go about it is not to use a word incorrectly.

I don't know as much about nutrition and eating correctly as I should. I am totally open to and interested in hearing from people who know more than I do. As we all know there's plenty of seemingly conflicting information out there so you have to have ways to analyze the source of the data. Not using the word chemicals correctly? There's someone out there who can.

Posted on October 22, 2013 at 2:22 pm 3

By on Ask a Dietitian: Wine Time, Fruit Soup, Our Forbidden Lover (Diet Coke)

@Lu2 Yeah, but this is the Hairpin and it's a reasonable expectation for her to be more specific.

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 4:17 pm 1

By Lu2 on Ask a Dietitian: Wine Time, Fruit Soup, Our Forbidden Lover (Diet Coke)

@crocuta I just feel like the criticism "everything is made of chemicals, so you're wrong to imply that chemicals are automatically bad" is usually disingenuous. We know what she means. Chemicals and chemical additives created industrially and put into food or used as its primary constituents. That's like saying, "I don't understand why you are so against drinking ammonia just because it's 'chemicals'. Water is made of chemicals, too!" It's taking a statement as its simplest, most decontextualized form and making fun of it for being too simplistic.

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 3:56 pm 12

By stuffisthings on Ask a Dietitian: Wine Time, Fruit Soup, Our Forbidden Lover (Diet Coke)

@Beaks Look, I'll be honest here, you ARE going to have to invest a pro-grade particle accelerator for this diet to work. Though to be fair it's a little cheaper than all the crap you need to get into smoothies or pour-over coffee, and you can use it to do research into the fundamental nature of the universe in between mealtimes.

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 3:21 pm 8

By heroicdestinysquad on Ask a Dietitian: Wine Time, Fruit Soup, Our Forbidden Lover (Diet Coke)

@crocuta I looooooooove you! Its all chemicals! Humans are made out of chemicals! Water is a chemical! Diet Coke is made out of chemicals! EVERYTHING IS CHEMICALS!

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 3:17 pm 3

By Beaks on Ask a Dietitian: Wine Time, Fruit Soup, Our Forbidden Lover (Diet Coke)

@garli A close favorite of mine is when some person advocating healthy food (I think Bittman was guilty of this one) talks about how important it is to stay away from processed foods and then makes a list of things that includes potato chips and/ or french fries. Which aren't any god's gift to nutrition by any means, but in my book slicing doesn't exactly equal highly processed.

@stuffisthings I will have to try this all proton diet you speak of...where do you get your supply? My food seems to have a large number of atoms and molecules in it.

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 3:12 pm 2

By garli on Ask a Dietitian: Wine Time, Fruit Soup, Our Forbidden Lover (Diet Coke)

@crocuta I love you. Anyone who uses "chemicals" doesn't know what the word means. In this state it's an 8th grade science standard to know how to use that word so....not impressed.

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 3:02 pm 5

By stuffisthings on Ask a Dietitian: Wine Time, Fruit Soup, Our Forbidden Lover (Diet Coke)

@crocuta uh somebody obviously hasn't tried the all-proton diet. I don't know if atoms and molecules are bad for you per se but I just know that after a big bowl of protons, I feel really positive.

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 2:22 pm 26

By stuffisthings on Ask a Dietitian: Wine Time, Fruit Soup, Our Forbidden Lover (Diet Coke)

Look, I recognize that my smoking is terrible and proved dangerous and I will quit.

But those alcohol recommendations? I don't care how much shorter my life is, it's better without a two drink maximum.

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 2:19 pm 15