OK, this guy is obviously exaggerating somewhat, but if his point is that it’s not healthy to eat McDonald’s three times a day…well, I hope this isn’t news to anyone! Honestly, the article implies that he ate nothing but Big Macs, Fries and Shakes. Even if you consider the "lettuce" on a Big Mac, he’s not getting any vegetables! I know there are some vitamins and hormones pumped into the cows before they become part of the franchise, but that’s not enough to keep you from getting scurvy. I doubt his liver was going to shut down, but I’m sure it would have eventually.
What an idiot! I hope his "vegan chef" never lets him hear the end of this.
As far as trying to be the next Michael Moore, well, I think that niche is taken. In fact, he probably should have sent his idea to Moore before he actually tried it. It’s a clever idea, I suppose, but for 90 minutes?!! I mean, I could see it as a short on TV Nation, but certainly not as a full-length film!
C’mon, we all know that anything can be spun in any direction we like. Here’s the anti-Cato Institute version of my story:
When I quit eating meat, I lost nearly 40 pounds.
Wow! 40 pounds?!! That’s really something!
Of course, I was touring with my band at the time. That means I wasn’t drinking and I was doing a 45 minute aerobic workout on stage every night. Did vegetarianism cause me to lose the weight? Well, if I want to put the ol’ spin on it – sure! Did the same diet cause me to gain half of that back after I got home and started drinking and sitting around doing nothing again? Well, gee whiz! I don’t want it to look like eating meat might not be as bad as alcohol combined with a sedentary lifestyle. Hell, those are things I like! I’ll just continue the spin and say that I’m not getting enough fresh vegetables…yeah, that’s the ticket…I’m eating more TVP than carrots…that’s why I’m fat again… [;)]