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Salad, it seems, is out. Gusto, medium rare, is in.

August 9, 2007

this sort of goes along with the whole “vegansexuals” (man, how i hate that term) thing, in a way. more of my comments can be found underneath these excerpts.

article source. 

MARTHA FLACH mentioned meat twice in her Match.com profile: “I love architecture, The New Yorker, dogs … steak for two and the Sunday puzzle.” She was seeking, she added, “a smart, funny, kind man who owns a suit (but isn’t one) … and loves red wine and a big steak.”

…Ms. Wilkie was a vegetarian in her teens, and even wore a “Meat Is Murder” T-shirt. But by her 30s, she had started eating cow. By the time she placed the personal ad, she had come to realize that ordering steak on a first date had the potential to sate appetites not only of the stomach but of the heart.

… Red meat sent a message that she was “unpretentious and down to earth and unneurotic,” she said, “that I’m not obsessed with my weight even though I’m thin, and I don’t have any food issues.” …

i’m sorry? being vegan means i’m pretentious, not down-to-earth, and neurotic? well, maybe a couple of those are true, but … i think that people of the same mind attract each other. you wouldn’t find me going on a date with someone who ate a big steak. i couldn’t stomach it (pardon the pun.) i find someone i’m attracted to on all levels, and i date them. that’s the way it works.

i find it interesting that this article makes it seem as though eating meat makes you more date-able.  i mean, that’s all fine. i’ll date my kind, and you date yours, and everyone dies happy. well, except the cow, of course.

p.s. ryan, i know you’re reading this, so please, if you will, explain the proper way to quote excerpts from an article. i know i’ve seen it done, i just can’t remember the formatting. isn’t it something like [“…  text text text”]? i dunno. share.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. Ryan M. permalink
    August 9, 2007 9:04 pm

    I think you need to use <blockquote&gtexcerpt</blockquote&gt
    (I hope that comes out fine, since I can’t preview it)

    It’ll indent the entire except. Italicize if you like.

    Steak connotates to me someone that doesn’t mind starving people in other nations that should be fed by lands that are being grazed by beef cattle.

  2. Ryan M. permalink
    August 9, 2007 9:05 pm

    <blockquote>excerpt</blockquote>

    I know I put the code in right for this….

  3. August 9, 2007 9:07 pm

    weird. what is it supposed to look like? maybe you could email it to me? i don’t think the code is working. if you look underneath the comment box, there’s some code there. see what i’m talking about?

  4. Ryan M. permalink
    August 9, 2007 9:28 pm

    it should be working unless wordpress wants something else.. that’s straight-up HTML. The code under the comments box may be allowed for comments but posts may need somehting else..

    Is there a b-quote button in your posting area?

    That may insert blockquotes.

  5. August 9, 2007 9:51 pm

    b-quote button? nope. next time i’m quoting an article, i’ll use your code and the code from below and see which one works out. thanks for your help!

  6. Ryan M. permalink
    August 9, 2007 11:37 pm

    Can you enter “code mode” and use the blockquote tags there? There has to be a button somewhere for it with that interface.. else maybe you can change to a more complex interface? It’s hard for me to say since I’ve never used wordpress.com for posting blogs

  7. August 10, 2007 12:59 am

    yep, there’s a “code mode” here. i’ll try that, along with all the other things you’ve suggested.

  8. Rawj permalink
    August 13, 2007 9:06 am

    Shit I better start eating meat again since it attracts so many people!!! No thanks.

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