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4 Responses to "FPP#3: Figuring Out What to Eat"
March 6, 2006 at 04:43 AM
I would definantly read more of this. If anything else it promises not to be dry, slightly entertaining, and maybe even informational.
February 12, 2006 at 01:05 AM
MOO! MOO! MOO! the cow says. EAT! MORE! BREAD!
February 12, 2006 at 12:38 AM
it's true and completely twisted that for a couple years ordering hamburgers without buns and sandwich meats with salad instead of bread was not the least bit unusual. you'd have thought the FDA announced that carbs damage reproductive organs and increase the incidence of male pattern baldness. if the government really wanted to shut down Big Tobacco, they'd just have to figure out how to make cigarettes fattening. 4,000 calories a pack. i definitely want to read more. it sounds interesting. but i agree that "was" is lazy. it's a great paragraph, the third one -- collective spasm, carbophobia, national lipophobia -- and "was" lets a tiny bit of the ordinary back in.
February 9, 2006 at 07:44 PM
Is it nitpicking to complain about that "was" in the next-to-last sentence? "The latter WAS when..."? Why does it bother me so much, one casual, passive verb? Never done Atkins myself. Do they still put Atkins (or low-carb) stamps of approval on food packaging? Did they stop when the fad died down or have I just stopped noticing?
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