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Stolen from a popular dating website, imaging I live in a city with more than the same nine vegans: 

"The most private thing I’m willing to admit:

I am constantly being asked where I get my protein from, so I might as well get that question out of the way. I steal it from omnivores, while they are sleeping." 

Hadn't heard that one before :) 
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Nice! =oP
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So a client at work who knows I'm vegan brought in a newspaper clipping that mentions that a woman in my city won an annoying org's "Sexeist vegan" contest. (originally typed sexist vegan contest, which would be much more interesting and useful)

Rather than being like "Oh wow, there's an attractive vegan in my city!" I got to talk about how discrimination against women is similar to discrimination against species and how I don't like these contests because they objectify women.

Didn't even get to bring up the fact that PETA promotes harmful western beauty standards, and this white wispy contestant fit in within that standard. Also didn't get a chance to critique the fact that the prize is a vacation to Hawaii,  and global warming, which is exacerbated by air travel, seems counter to the spirit of veganism. (In my opinion.)

#thatvegan  
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Thanks for the recap - I could smell that one coming a mile away!!

The guy is definitely a troll! 
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Posted this to my circles, but thought somebody here might be able to relate. Think I might start a tag of #thatvegan for when I'm critiquing what other vegans are doing
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Man, why do I always have to be that vegan? Does anybody else see the irony of having a fund raiser for a fucking animal sanctuary at a place that SERVES DEAD ANIMALS! It's like having an underground railroad fundraiser at a slave auction.
Join us for a FUNdraiser to benefit Hope Haven Farm Sanctuary! We will have vegan food and drink specials where a portion of the proceeds will go to Hope Haven Farm Sanctuary. You will also have a chance to win a "Relaxation" gift basket, which includes a free 60 minute massage from Newman Chiropractic!
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Well said. +Pierce Johnson. We're not saving lives by keeping our mouths shut and our eyes averted.
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Gah! I hate when I make the mistake of putting soft tofu in a meal that already has a soft texture, resulting in too much of a mush texture.

Like tonight, I tried to make a curry and added tofu, but I didn't bother pressing it or really doing anything to it and just threw it in with the curry, which resulted in a pretty gross texture 
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Yikes!
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At work a client comes in and offers us donuts to show her appreciation for our work. She specifically tries to hand them to me and I'm like "I'm a vegan, but thanks for the gesture." She then tries to hand me coupons from none other than KFC. And I'm like "Again, I'm a vegan so..." Another co-worker close by takes the crap...
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You know, I remember when my dad would get pistachios, fruit baskets, and hard liquor from vendors for the holidays. I miss the old days. (Those pistachios were amazing)
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I'm interested in illustrating the life and death of the nonhuman animals we use. I was wondering if this community could could recommend any sources for descriptions of those lives. I have notions of how things go, but can't think of any comprehensive sources off the top of my head.

I'm envisioning like a grid of animal products that people could select, and then their would be an illustrated comic of how that product comes into being. So the egg would start with the life of the hen that laid the hen and the rooster that fertilizes the egg.

I think an illustrated account would be more palatable than watching a  video, and more tangible than strictly reading text. It could also be printed, easily adaptable across multiple languages, and could be consumed by a variety of age groups.
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Sounds like a great idea.

I recently watched a YouTube video of a claymation productions a kid did of the life of a factory gestation pig. It was heart wrenching.

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This is why engaging in celebrity worship/promoting celebrity vegans is a mistake:

"The vegan thing is something I try to do my best on because it’s a cheesy world out there. We recently went to Italy and they put cheese in, on and around everything. So I kind of had to be vegetarian when I was on vacation, and now that I’ve been back home I’ve been getting back into my vegan lifestyle.”

Yep, it's not possible to be vegan in Italy. I don't know any vegans in Italy... It's okay, only a couple of cows were killed for that cheese.
If you've ever wondered how Carrie Underwood keeps up her slim physique and glowing complexion, wonder no more.
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Yeah, it's a problem. It''s about what the Vegan is about.
You have to remember that these generic restaurants that have a veggie offering are typically preparing the vegan food on equipment used to prepare meats and dairy. So even if they have a Vegan offering - is it?
That's why you'll typically read my chortle when someone mentions a big chain that's put a veggie or vegan offering on the menu... I stay away from these places and go to the people who are doing it for real - or bring the food myself.
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Saw this movie tonight, pretty good, made my eyes water. Has a little bit of fan service for fans of her previous film, The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill. It's not an especially vegan film, but as with her previous work, presents nonhuman animals as unique individuals and illuminates the common shared experience of sentient life. (with the exception of fish here)  
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Look interesting to me!
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Remember that time you ordered non-vegan pizza for a bunch of people?

Ellen DeGeneres has already been taken to task for her consumption of eggs, but I thought I'd add additional criticism here and reinforce the idea that using celebrities to promote veganism is almost always a recipe for hypocrisy. Note the person passing out pizza, Brad Pitt, another alleged dietary vegan. (Not sure if he has any animal right leanings.) 
Big Mama’s and Papa’s Pizza has never had a day like this. Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres put the bright red and yellow pizza boxes in front of millions of viewers Sunday night, and the 20-location chain found instant fame.
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Celebrity culture is so transitory, why organizations or causes attach their name to people who by nature of their careers must constantly change and adapt is beyond me.
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I long for the day when we're not constantly bombarded by the most flawed of logical arguments. In my day job I answer rote technical questions. In veganism, I answer rote omnivore arguments. 
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I've thought about doing something similar for the amount of chickens killed in a second; this article is a nice change of pace from the usual Turkey coverage this time of year
AUGUSTA, Maine (NECN) -- The majority of Americans will gather together around a roasted turkey this Thanksgiving. But for vegetarians and vegans -- and there are millions of them -- the focus on poultry is not so appetizing. Now, a vegan artist from Maine has come up with a way to celebrate the ...
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Previously the author claimed that Coke and Pepsi were not vegan, and listed ingredients that are known to not be vegan, but aren't associated with Coke. That blog entry was deleted after myself and others asked for clarification. This new blog entry lists some Coke drinks that aren't vegan in that they contain animal products:

Lilt, Lilt Zero, Kia-Ora Orange Squash No Added Sugar and Schweppes Orange Squash. Five Alive Apple Five Fruit Blend

The FAQ he linked is from Coke's UK site, so if you're in the US, you may have never even heard of these drinks. (I haven't.) The author then goes on to say Coke sponsors bullfighting and that they're responsible for other unethical practices. (Coke says their bottlers are responsible for the promotion.)

So yeah, Coke's no dream company. I doubt any multinational corporation is. But if we're going to say Coke isn't vegan because of that, who's going to start outlawing vegan owned iPhones?
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Nah, that's okay. Sometimes I write something snarky, but then I try again before posting, but I don't always remember what I went with, which is compounded when I can refer back to it :P I was able to see enough
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