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January 30, 2011

Weekend Link Love – Edition 128

By Mark Sisson
49 Comments

The schnozberries taste like schnozberries, and the blueberries taste like… synthetic approximations of sweetened fruit crunchlets. This won’t come as a surprise to most of you, but Natural News reveals just how few blueberries go into blueberry food products.

Speaking of fake foods… Poor Taco Bell just wants to bring affordable, healthy meat-flavored blends to the American masses. And yet, a Montgomery law firm is suing them, claiming their “beef” isn’t really beef at all. Taco Bell should have heeded my advice!

Good news for barefooters, Vibrams is finally coming out with a line of winter wear! What say you? Like? Dislike?

Golfers exercise too, or so says Ben Crane.

The “Caveman Diet” made ABC’s list of celebrity fad diets this year! Apparently Megan Fox is into evolutionary health? Citation needed. Head over to Hunter-Gatherer for a little analysis on the “Paleo Fad.”

DiGiorno does America a favor and produces a frozen pizza/frozen cookie combo. But where are the french fries, DiGiorno? You almost scored a trifecta!

And finally, do nothing for two minutes.

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Andrew Brooks
Andrew Brooks
5 years 8 months ago
Yikes!! Vibram winter-wear is grotesque! Do they still have minimalist soles? Kudos for keeping the philosophy alive as they try to branch out, and good luck selling those things. Personally, I’ve not had any problems running in New England this winter (sub-freezing for the last couple of weeks, sub-zero farenheit for a few days). My hands and face are frozen long before I feel it in my feet. I wish they would take minimal soles and put them on a business shoe that I could wear to work – but I’m not sure how my boss would feel about me… Read more »
Justin S
Justin S
5 years 7 months ago

I agree on the feet not getting cold. These seem more of a line for fashion as much as anything else, which as you said is great as long as they maintain the minimalist philosphy as much as possible. You should give the vibrams at work thing a try, they may say yes. It worked for me: shirt, tie, pants & my black ksos, everyday. I think that’s as primal as they’ll allow though!

AustinGirl
AustinGirl
5 years 7 months ago

Those are creepy. Love the “normal” Vibrams but those other ones look like you’re wearing someone else’s foot skin on your feet. Yuck.

Poppabear
5 years 8 months ago

I’m not a fan of the winter look vibrams, but it took a bit for some of the current styles to grow on me too. They may be a good choice for folks who have no option for running inside in the winter. I’m happy I have a treadmill so I can hide in my cave when the weather is too bad.

Poppabear
5 years 8 months ago

Baby Food Diet… ‘Da Hell?

Poppabear
5 years 8 months ago

I really need to save my comments til I finish going over all the links! LOL. The 17 reasons you’re not losing weight article is perfect also for keeping on the straight and narrow. I’m going to print that one out and put it on my fridge. Good focus reminder. I needed the poke to cut down on my fruits. I verge on being a sugar junkie for apples.

Jesper
Jesper
5 years 8 months ago

Thanks for the link to the video of the enchiladas. I made them a couple of weeks ago, but I couldn’t get the crepes right. They fell apart (I was not good at pancake crepes either, so that might be it ;), but I just tossed them into the mix, and it still tasted great. Great book.

Twibble
Twibble
5 years 8 months ago

My guy says that french fries are supposed to be fried, so they can’t complete the trifecta – it needs potato skins.

Derek Weiss
5 years 8 months ago

The Taco Bell lawsuit is hilarious!

“At Taco Bell, we buy our beef from the same trusted brands you find in the supermarket, like Tyson Foods. We start with 100 percent USDA-inspected beef.”

Gee, even if it’s true, it’s less than inspiring to be touting our USDA inspected beef.

chipin
chipin
5 years 8 months ago

You didn’t read it carefully. They said they “[i]start[/i] with USDA-inspected beef.” They are the ones adulterating it.

I tried their “Classic ‘Lime’ Fruitista Freeze.” OMG, yucky! It was so chemically, it tasted to me exactly how Formula 409 cleaner smells. I wondered if somebody in the back messed with my beverage.

Shelli
Shelli
5 years 8 months ago

And…Tyson doesn’t exactly have a stellar record…

Derek Weiss
5 years 8 months ago

It get’s better.

From Taco Hell’s website……regarding “sand in my taco” and the use of silicon dioxide.

“Furthermore, we use certified organic silicon dioxide.”

Well that makes me feel better, knowing it’s “organic”.

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Amy in Austin
Amy in Austin
5 years 8 months ago

That Ben Crane video makes me laugh every single time I watch it.

Haggus
Haggus
5 years 8 months ago

I suppose if someones idea of ‘winter’ is low 50s in No-Cal, these might be perfect. Alas, it’s -34c/-29f outside my door right now.

Anyone who actually lives in cold weather climates knows that mittens beat gloved if the want to have warm hands. It’s no difference with feet.

Unamused Mouse
5 years 8 months ago

Good point! I bought a great pair of mitt-gloves from Mark’s Work Wearhouse here a couple winters ago…inside you have a thinsoft fingered glove and the outside is a full mitt shell. They keep my paws nice and toasty.

Samantha Moore
Samantha Moore
5 years 8 months ago

Those Vibram winter ankle boots look just like the ones Dr. Cornelius wore in Planet of the Apes.

Poppabear
5 years 8 months ago

LOL!! I thought the same thing.

Trav
Trav
5 years 8 months ago

I nearly peed myself laughing at the Ben Crane vid. The helmet really sets off the look of his outfit.

Noctiluca
Noctiluca
5 years 8 months ago

Ok. I LIKE the ankle boots, The ‘lace up’ sneakers are funny but ye gods the tall boots are ugly!

Kelda
5 years 8 months ago

I like the Vibrams including the boots! But I need waterproof ones here in Scotland in the Winter, these look warm but will they keep out the wet!

Wonder when they are available, can’t find anything on the net so far and I bet the boots are megabucks.

Chris
Chris
5 years 8 months ago

From someone living in the mountains, I’m looking forward to the new Vibram Winter collection!

chipin
chipin
5 years 8 months ago

Re: Fad diet.

Sticks and stones….

Re: Winter Vibrams.

Nope, putting laces on them doesn’t make them anymore “normal” looking. How about an elastic, spandex-type, “webbing” to go over the top making them appear to be like normal shoes? It should be thin enough that wearers still have the freedom of movement that individual toe pockets provide.

Unamused Mouse
5 years 8 months ago

That’s a great idea! Just on top to cover the toes.

Jeff
Jeff
5 years 8 months ago

You know, when watching that ‘Fad Diet’ video, none of them actually said anything bad about paleo, in fact they even said they liked it only to get it mediocre ratings and their shortest segment and move on. It was funny to watch really, but how can you dis our diet of natural meats and fresh produce with a straight face. Unless you want to start pitching it yourself, you better change the subject :P. And I’m all about having Megan Fox as our spokesperson, she is cavewoman hot (it’ll catch on) for sure!

Nastia
5 years 8 months ago

The winter Vibrams scare me. I mean, the beige color is especially a no-win, because everyone will be creeped out by them looking like bare skin. Hope no ones gets nicknamed “Leatherfeet” for wearing them.

ahk
ahk
5 years 8 months ago

The winterwear vibrams that look like boots are scary. It’s like…yeti feet. Its like the result of some sort of unholy union between Uggs and Vibrams and I think Uggs look freaking absurd.

The ones that don’t look like boots look fine to me.

Malin
5 years 8 months ago

I just tried the Do Nothing For 2 Minuets website.

Holy shit that thing is magic! I clicked the link, sat back and folded my hands… 30 seconds in I was starting dreamily at the gorgeous sunset and 1 minuet in a big goofy smile started to creep upon my face. After 2 min I was feeling happier and more at peace than I’d done all day.

I’ll say it again. Freaking. Magic.

Bobby Crason
Bobby Crason
5 years 8 months ago

Totally unrelated, but hilarious!! http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/6868901/

“I am a real doctor.”

Shelli
Shelli
5 years 8 months ago

The synthetic blueberry thing doesn’t suprise me. I get nauseous each time I eat a product with synthetic blueberry flavoring…but tend to forget because I just don’t eat stuff like muffins any more. Yuck!

Primal Toad
5 years 8 months ago

I did nothing for 2 minutes… yay! I was thinking the whole time that something was going to jump out at me but that didn’t happen.

I wouldn’t mind a pair of Vibrams to run in the winter with… but its a little late now!

Tara
5 years 8 months ago

OH MY GOSH. Ben Crane is now my idol. He’s absolutely hysterical. Who wouldn’t want to work out with him? You’d probably burn extra calories because you’d be laughing so much.

labbygail
labbygail
5 years 8 months ago

Lol I failed the do nothing for two minutes.

huntergirlhayden
huntergirlhayden
5 years 8 months ago

I’m all about some winter Vibrams, those would be my “dress shoes” lol!

Kristjan
5 years 8 months ago

Good news about the winter vibrams, I live in Iceland and it can get reeeally cold here in the winter time

Sharon
Sharon
5 years 8 months ago

If the winter vibrams catch on, reports of Abominable Snowman snow track sitings will skyrocket.

Sharon
Sharon
5 years 8 months ago

oops… sightings

Steve
Steve
5 years 8 months ago

Liked the Super Troopers reference!!

Mother of God!!

Dawn
Dawn
5 years 8 months ago

Dude! I had no idea Vibram was previewing a cold weather line. That rocks! I am counting the days until I can wear my V-5s again – even though we have had a mild winter so far in Boulder, I like toasty toes. I am already saving my pennies for some V-boots! =)

Travis
5 years 8 months ago

Yes, winter Vibrams!

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Matt
Matt
5 years 8 months ago

I love that Ben Crane vid, he has another video about his pre round routine which is just as funny.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wygbfBNPH50

Stef
5 years 7 months ago

YES!!!!! Winter Vibrams! I’ve been dreaming of these. It’s a bit cold up here in Canada and I miss my Vibes!! YAY.

Eric
Eric
5 years 7 months ago

How much real food do you expect out of a $.79 taco, anyway? The lettuce might count as real food.

Save the outrage for if a steak house starts replacing parts of the meat with filler.

JenCat
JenCat
5 years 7 months ago

I kind of like the winter Vibrams. Imagine how many times a day you will be stopped to explain your feet.

Phil
5 years 7 months ago

The winter vff. I think they need to stop before they take it too far and things get even uglier.

drpierredebs
drpierredebs
5 years 7 months ago

I don´t know-I don´t think five fingers are any better than Converse all-stars.

Peggy
Peggy
5 years 7 months ago

I’m in agreeance with the glove vs mittens gang. I have some Sanuk booties that I like… & since it was -40 here today, it’s sorels & smartwool! Then change into the Nike Frees in the office. I think because of my bunions the VFFs will never fit me comfortably.
As to Taco Bell, I agree with the article commenter that it’s just another frivolous lawsuit that consumers will pay for. It’s fast “food” people – the cattle aren’t raised out back

Rocco
Rocco
5 years 7 months ago

Those Vibram winter things have to be the ugliest shoes in the shoe kingdom. absolute hideousness! Also, it appears as though they are getting farther away from what the original shoe was meant for and how they actually work, but who can blame someone for wanting to make an extra buck

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