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  • Damn you, Tucker Max.

    I used to read Tucker Maxís stuff A LOT back in the day, I even bought his book. I found the guy really witty and hilarious, definitely cocky and often times just a flat out asshole, but an interesting guy to read. His whole persona is (or maybe was? I havenít read his site in over a year) that of being an asshole, drinking beer, being generally obnoxious, and doing a lot of things that a lot of guys wish they could do. Heís a pretty smart guy through it all though, even though I havenít painted the best picture of him.

    Turns out this jerkoff has been paleo since 07Ö yet didnít let loose a mumbling word about it on his site ever. It certainly didnít apply to his material (which was mostly about getting drunk and getting laid, all in hilarious ways) but I sure wish he had! I certainly would have looked it up earlier. Now that I think on it, most of the stories pre-date his Paleo ďawakeningĒ so to speak, so I wonder if he chilled out on the whole beer-drinking thingÖ

    Heís not only Paleo, heís pretty hardcore about it, fermented foods, raw vegs every now and then, marrow, the whole 9.

    Anyway, I donít know how many of you guys had heard about him before, but hereís what heís got to say on it (I got the link from Hunter-gatherer.comís latest blog post) I like how heís flat-out with it, true to his character.

    Adult Swim : Celeb-Nerdy with Tucker Max

    I just realized thereís really not much to discuss here, as heís saying nothing new, still, felt like sharing.
    I used to seriously post here, now I prefer to troll.

  • #2
    That's actually a good article. Makes me think I need to take a look at kombucha and fermented stuff. So much to learn!

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    • #3
      I need to read that at home tonight.
      Georgette

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      • #4
        Originally posted by aktres View Post
        That's actually a good article. Makes me think I need to take a look at kombucha and fermented stuff. So much to learn!
        I know! I have mini-projects laid out for myself so that I get cracking on all this… I’ve neglected fermented foods and things like bone broths, marrow, liver, etc.. I’ve had liver maybe once since going Primal over a year ago. Definitely need to step it up.
        I used to seriously post here, now I prefer to troll.

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        • #5
          Bone broths are great and I do enjoy chicken livers a lot. Need to work my way back up to beef liver. Marrow could be interesting.
          Georgette

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          • #6
            Great article! Thanks for sharing.

            I drink home-brewed kombucha daily. Just starting another batch today, in fact!
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            • #7
              "Look. I'm not a f***ing fruitcake. I understand that Snickers bars are f***ing delicious. No fact about paleo is going to ever change the fact that Snickers are f***ing delicious. So once a month or something I'm going to eat a f***ing Snickers bar because they're f***ing delicious."

              Lmao. That was refreshing. I'm so sick of hardcore paleos acting like they're beyond the enjoyment of such rancid modern poisons as a candy bar.

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              • #8
                i really liked that article...the straightforwardness of it is probably great for showing people what primal/paleo is all about. and i, too, need to get with the fermented foods a little more.
                http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60178.html

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                • #9
                  I had a F**king Almond Joy Bar yesterday.
                  ...how do you look, feel, and perform? -- Robb Wolf

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by primalrob View Post
                    i really liked that article...the straightforwardness of it is probably great for showing people what primal/paleo is all about. and i, too, need to get with the fermented foods a little more.
                    Those were my thoughts precisely. I always liked Tucker Max for how straight forward he was with everything. I also have a handful of buddies that used to read his stuff so I’m sure they’ll actually read this one!

                    Regarding the candy bar comment it’s so spot on, especially because he goes on to say that it doesn’t make him feel all that good after, but that it’s not like taking a dose of cyanide like a lot of people make it out to be.
                    I used to seriously post here, now I prefer to troll.

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                    • #11
                      Do I have to make my own kombucha? The pictures on wiki are disgusting.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by iniQuity View Post
                        Regarding the candy bar comment it’s so spot on, especially because he goes on to say that it doesn’t make him feel all that good after, but that it’s not like taking a dose of cyanide like a lot of people make it out to be.
                        he also points out that he eats a candy bar only once a month. but i do wonder about your beer comment from earlier...if he's still drinking it on a fairly regular basis, and what affect that might have. i haven't had much been in a while, but summer is coming.
                        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60178.html

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                        • #13
                          When I want a beer I have a hard cider. Too much sugar, but no grains, no gluten, so works better for me.

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                          • #14
                            I’m at work so I can’t access his site (--- websense SUCKS ---) but it’s TuckerMax.com like I said before I haven’t been on it in well over a year so I’m not sure if he ever added more stories. What happened was his site gained a ton of popularity and he got a book deal, so he stopped releasing stories to save some for the book. I bought his first book “I hope they serve beer in hell” and it was 70% stories on the site that I had already read, and the rest was new material. Then he got a movie deal based on the book (didn’t do so well, I didn’t see it) and then he announced a second book in motion “Assholes finish first” so I just assumed he wouldn’t post any more stories on the site and so I forgot about his site entirely.

                            Reading his drinking, now that I think about it, he used to drink vodka and club soda a lot, which is a very safe bet if you’re aiming for low sugar/carb/calories when drinking. I mean, don’t get me wrong he did drink beer, but I recall seeing vodka clubs popping up on his later stories, perhaps as he tried to avoid gluten?

                            He’s still an asshole for not doing a piece on paleo, but he’s a smart guy, he probably knew it would backfire (read the comments on the link) and would make people associate him with a ‘wacky diet’ and he was trying to market himself in order to get a book/movie deal so yeah, it wouldn’t have been smart for him to show that side of him.
                            I used to seriously post here, now I prefer to troll.

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                            • #15
                              When I think of Tucker Max, all I can think of is that Opie and Anthony interview where they screwed with him so badly that he stormed out, and then they called him back in and ripped his book in half. =]

                              I'm on the "why can't he admit he's just a gifted storyteller and not pretend ALL of this is true?" side.

                              But we need all the openly paleo celebrities we can get. So, I guess I'll give him a little bit of credit. Maybe.
                              "mayness, you need to have a siggy line that says "Paleo Information Desk" or something!" -FMN <3

                              I'm blogging again, at least a little bit.

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