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14 Jun

Weekend Link Love – Edition 54

First off, the forum has been growing at a rapid rate. There are over 300 topics now and more being added every day. So, I’ve added a search bar to the forum for better navigation through the thousands of comments and contributions.

How Primal are you? Do you like your chicken covered in corn starch goo from a microwaveable meal, or do you prefer to catch a turkey with your bare hands? Pay Now Live Later has a funny, 8 question quiz to determine just how Primal you are.

Skip the action flicks and buddy comedies,  Food, Inc. was released this weekend.

Recently from Marie Claire, reading may reduce stress up to 68%. So bring Dan Brown to the beach, curl up with Sue Grafton, or heck, browse through the archives of your favorite health blog.

Want to know what the world eats? The Time Magazine pictorial is beautiful, though the American food collages are frightening.

For a smarter display of grocery savvy, Open Mind Required vlogs about her recent switch from Vegan to Primal; and she’s got the foods to prove it.

Summer = Berry Season. Get Rich Slowly has tips on how to eat your berries today, and how to save them for later.

The judge has laid the law down. As reported by Lowering the Bar, crunchberries are not real berries. And soon there will be an investigative committee assembled to decide whether or not Captain Crunch is an actual Captain.

Finally, when you’re at your computer and you really need beans, but you just can’t make it all the way to the microwave… the beanzawave.

You want comments? We got comments:

Imagine you’re George Clooney. Take a moment to admire your grooming and wit. Okay, now imagine someone walks up to you and asks, “What’s your name?” You say, “I’m George Clooney.” Or maybe you say, “I’m the Clooninator!” You don’t say “I’m George of George Clooney Sells Movies Blog” and you certainly don’t say, “I’m Clooney Weight Loss Plan”. So while spam is technically meat, it ain’t anywhere near Primal. Please nickname yourself something your friends would call you.

  1. I’ve seen the Time magazine food posters before, and it is incredible to see the amount of crap “we Americans” eat compared to the rest of the world’s food. Really an eye-opener.

    And yay for the link to GRS, one of my favorite personal finance blogs!

    Joyful Abode wrote on June 14th, 2009
  2. Hey, Mark! Thanks for the link love. I’m just now finishing your book and will be writing a review today.

    Joanne of Open Mind Required wrote on June 14th, 2009
  3. Sue Grafton spells her name with a G.


    brahnamin wrote on June 14th, 2009
  4. I would recognise my Poland without the title 😀 Anyway I am shocked by eating habits of Americans, Germans and UK people. 😮 No wonder they’re so obese!

    wraithc88 wrote on June 14th, 2009
  5. The Mexican diet looked really good until you looked at the last row. Great collection of photos.

    Joanne of Open Mind Required wrote on June 14th, 2009
  6. Reading will only reduce my stress if it is not Dan Brown, unfortunately. 😛

    GeriMorgan wrote on June 14th, 2009
  7. The “meal around the world” link is incredibly interesting.

    It’s really disappointing that what could be considered unique American cuisine includes battered and deep fried twinkie hot-dogs, and something I just read about yesterday called Kool-Aid Pickles. The perfect side-dish to a twinkie-dog?

    Arlo wrote on June 14th, 2009
  8. Agatha Christie is my favorite thing to read when I’m in a bad mood. Classic whodunits are great stress relievers!

    I really like the Time photo series, wow 😀

    Candace wrote on June 14th, 2009
  9. I’m surprised at how little fruits and vegetables were in the American photo’s. Makes me wonder what a photo of my week of food would look like!

    musajen wrote on June 14th, 2009
  10. Dear Mark, I just created a page with photos of all 25 families from the Hungry Planet book, ordered from higher to lower income:

    Ricardo wrote on June 14th, 2009
  11. All those boxes and crinkly bags, bright colors and plastic liter containers in the American diets! Shameful. So shameful. Such an embarrassing representation. Uh. no thanks.

    Ecala wrote on June 15th, 2009
  12. Hey Mark,

    Can you make some of your cool grok T-shirts in girl’s styles? We ladies want to show off our hot cavewoman figures in fitted Ts, not big ol’ men’s shirts. Any plans for this in the future? Thx!

    Girlie wrote on June 15th, 2009

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