Does that mean you can only eat Joe Pesci?

“french laundry foie gras with marmalade on toasted brioche points makes you forget any suffering any animal went through with one bite.”

It was a private comment on a private blog entry. I shouldn’t be posting it at all, and I may yet take it down. I certainly won’t link or mention the person who said it. I will only say this: it’s been bugging me for two days. I can’t wrap my head around it. The words hurt my brain, and make me uncomfortable in my skin.

I’ve said before that hipsters hate sincerity. Vegetarianism is often a very sincere expression of personal ethics. Not always, but enough to create a stigma of sincerity around practitioners. So much so that I can only guess some people run in the opposite direction, no matter how much a prick they look*.

And now I’m going to do the same thing, in my own sweet prickish way, I guess.

I know I can’t exactly go veg all at once. What I can do is dump everything but the swimmies. Yes, I’m pretty sure that fish suffer when you hook them, reel them in, and whack them on the head (and I say this as someone who has always wanted to be a fisherperson). I will probably stop eating them eventually, I just want to approach this in a way that gives me the greatest chance of success. So goodbye Noho’s teriyaki chicken, adios Arby’s Beef ‘n’ Cheddar, so long breakfast bagels with bacon, and sandwiches with disgusting meat-like substance. I’ll miss you, but it’s time for a sincere expression of personal ethics.

*Note to person who posted that comment, should you see this: I’m only saying you look a prick. I don’t know anything about you.

1 Responses to Does that mean you can only eat Joe Pesci?

  1. jen says:

    i was vegetarian from 1995-2001.

    the only thing i couldn’t give up: SUSHI!!!!!!

    granted, i also got longings for hawaiian pizza and turkey at thanksgiving.

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