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"Diet" rant

Last night I was getting a trash dose from Dateline NBC (I don't care how many journalistic awards it gets, it's still trash) and this reporter who had lost fifty pounds on the Atkins diet was doing a report on diets.

There was a segment where Dr. Dean Ornish chastised the reporter and told him he was killing himself and he must switch to his diet pronto. When said reporter looked at the guide and said "I can't live on this!" Ornish replied "Of course you can!", which shows how out of touch he is with the average American. Sure you can live on greens and tofu, and a few of us even like it, but I fail to see the point if you make your life miserable in the process.

I can't decide who's worse, Dr. Atkins with his scary ketosis-inducing diet, or Dr. Ornish with his condescending, holier-and-healthier-than-thou attitude. Actually, worst of all is that bastard doctor I went to last month who combined the worst aspects of both, telling me I could never eat anything I liked without actually telling me what I could eat.

So...

Poll #47208 The "diet" poll

Who's worse?

Dr. Atkins
6(37.5%)
Dr. Ornish
10(62.5%)
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  • (no subject)

    You know you're getting old when "too drunk to fuck" becomes "too drunk to floss."

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