What Is Stuff?
We don't really want to think about what things are composed of -- especially food. The "pink slime" story ran through several news cycles recently. Pink slime defenders found nothing wrong with people consuming human hair, a wide variety of insects, and left-over, synthetic materials. Sometimes I can suppress my knowledge of the elemental ingredients contained in foods. Sometimes I can't. When I'm in the "can't" mode, it's really difficult to do grocery shopping. My mind works something like this:
- Chocolate bar = solidified bovine milk excretions mixed with cocoa beans (which are never free of roaches or roach droppings)
- Regular or diet soda = pure bloat
- Any alcohol beverage = sclerosis of the liver
- Frozen pepperoni pizza = solidified bovine milk excretions mixed with the lowest grade animal sirree, mashed tomatoes, flowing grease
- Ice cream = frozen, solidified bovine milk excretions plus a dozen artificial flavorings and stabilizers
- All-beef hot dogs = cow snouts/tails/entrails and floor sweepings
- Cereal = cholesterol bomb with bits of insects
- Soup (any variety) = vegetables, fatty beef/poisoned clams/boiled-off chicken extract plus a chemist's shop full of preservatives
- Spinach = natural leaves grown in artificial nitrates and sprayed regularly with insecticide.
- Crackers = pure starch
- Beef jerky = strips of cattle flesh and enough preservatives to embalm a corpse
- Peanut butter = lard with mashed peanuts
- Spam = radioactive mice and other lab animals
- Eggs = unfertilized chicken embryos
- Bottled water = non-unionized water from lakes, streams, reservoirs exposed to unknown open-air pollution and chemical seepage.
- Bacon = strips of hog flesh from the fattiest regions
- Butter = pure fat derived from bovine milk
These associations are the result of reading magazine articles, news pieces, journals, and listening to expose-type television broadcasts.