Posted by: GeekHiker | June 2, 2009

Oh, Irony, You Fickle Thing…

We live, it seems, in a world growing ever more health-conscious.

Everywhere I go, more vegetarians and vegans I meet.  More people who are shopping at Whole Foods and their local farmer’s markets.  More people examining the labels on whatever they pick up at the grocery store.

Every time I walk into the bookstore near work, stacks of “Eat This, Not That!” sit on the shelves.  Heck, there’s several versions now.

And those folks over at Center for Science in the Public Interest came out today to tell us what we all ready know: all those giant dishes at restaurants that you thought were unhealthy, calorie-filled gut-busters?  Well, gosh, they actually are.

I’ll give you a second to pick yourself up off the floor.

So how ironic is it that the vegetarian restaurant near where I live has closed down and been replaced by… a BBQ joint?

Pretty darn ironic, if you ask me.

Of course, we also live in a world filled with irony, don’t we?



  1. Woohoo! I have the first comment! Neener neener neener! :p Btw, the world is crazy @ times, you know!

  2. P.S. It is also very good that ppl care about their health! Very good indeed!

  3. Because of the whole “eat healthy” thing-which is a good thing for the most part-those BBQ joints are going to be like crack to people. Lining up outside to tear into a hunk of meat caveman style, but they are going to have to do it on the sly, like, “Oh, this, yeah, just, um, meeting someone here to um, ask for more salad choices to appear on the menu.” Yep, I can see it now.

  4. Well *of course* the vegetarian restaurant closed down. The new thinking on healthy eating isn’t grass and tubers…it’s the Paleolithic Diet:

  5. I’m eating Total cereal as I read this. Just thought I’d share that.

  6. you just made me hungry for bbq. lately, every time i’m working on the apartment someone is barbecuing in an adjoing yard and i just want to hop the fence and grab the meat off the grill like a ravenous zombie.

  7. That’s because meat tastes good and people were not designed to gnaw on grass. We gnaw on things that gnaw on grass!

  8. Irony is everywhere… After I saw the movie King Corn (highly recommend it) I blabbed to everyone about how bad high fructose corn syrup is, and I’m drinking a Dr. Pepper right now.

    Perhaps that’s more hypocrisy than it is irony… 🙂

  9. Well, what people/we SAY we want (or honestly THINK we want or SHOULD want) is not always the same as what we REALLY want. Like the whole “green” brouhaha — of course we want eco-friendly everything, but it doesn’t mean that we are willing to (or can afford to) pay 50% or more on that. People always have the best intentions but oftentimes (inevitably) fall back on the lowest common denominator just because it’s easier.

  10. Not that I am sayin’ sinking your teeth into big slabs of steaming juicy flavorful BBQ meat is “the lowest common denominator” :-D!!

  11. I second the King Corn recommendation. Interesting and entertaining movie.

    As for the BBQ, you’ve got to feed the massive … urr I mean masses.

  12. Oh damnit…now I want some BBQ! Grrr!

  13. Desertlamb – LOL, I had no idea it was a competition!

    Desertlamb – True, but maybe they prefer BBQ… 😉

    Kori – Well, that’s the excuse I’m going to use when I finally try it out…

    Phil – If I go Paleolithic, does that mean I don’t have to pay taxes anymore?

    Dingo – I always knew you were a health-food nut.

    Blakspring – I dare you to do it!

    TheCoconutDiaries – LOL

    MelHeth – I think it’s in the Netflix queue. But I won’t tell anyone about your Dr. Pepper.

    K – Yeah, I think we all do that a little. But if they don’t fall back as far as where they started, it’s an improvement don’t you think?

    K – Mmmmmmm

    Homer-Dog – *grin*

    Ruby – Heh, you’re welcome!

  14. Irony is fat-free 😉

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