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I love Anthony Bourdain, I like watching his shows even though there is a lot of meat involved and a lot of insulting vegetarians in general. Hate on me but I love you, man!!! Um, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, weird and often not vegetarian foods (that stinky tofu scares me a bit, LOL)...also River Monsters with Jeremy Wade. He catches fish that live in lakes, creeks, ponds, rivers, etc. I can only think of one that wasn't a catch and release and it was because the fish died and he gave it to the tribe he was staying with. Daym Drops' food reviews since most are about meat. They are funny I love to watch him on Youtube. Basically any cooking show even ones cooking meat. Even though I don't make the food I like to watch the shows and you can pick up tips.

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sometimes I watch Dives Drive Ins and Diners, and then I go and fry a veggie burger.
The Food Channel is quite often insane with the amount of meat on there sometimes.



I watch quite a lot of stuff on the Food Channel. Sometimes I heckle the presenters, when I get pissed off, sometimes I don't mind.

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sometimes I watch Dives Drive Ins and Diners, and then I go and fry a veggie burger.
The Food Channel is quite often insane with the amount of meat on there sometimes.



I watch quite a lot of stuff on the Food Channel. Sometimes I heckle the presenters, when I get pissed off, sometimes I don't mind.

I also like Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. Actually check this out.....Spoiler contains meat for part of segment please skip to 1:10 and stop at around 3:30 if you do not want to see meat...I wanna make both of these burgers at the house.

 

 

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#4 Old 02-14-2013, 05:36 AM
 
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Um, porn?

Lol not that much, although I am single at the moment and do sometimes succumb to the temptations on piratebay, and I also go back and forth on how ethical or unethical it is...Of course some girls like it too, tho that's not necessarily any justification...

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There's a thread title for you - "Is Porn Vegan?" wink3.gif

 

It never even crossed my mind that veggies would have any more of an objection to porn than non-veggies.

 

 

 

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Um, porn?

Lol not that much, although I am single at the moment and do sometimes succumb to the temptations on piratebay, and I also go back and forth on how ethical or unethical it is...Of course some girls like it too, tho that's not necessarily any justification...

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It may be ethically questionable, but I think he's basically just overestimating the essential righteousness of veg*ns.

 

Sorry I can't really contribute to this thread.  I mostly don't like reality television or spectator sports, anyway; certainly no interest in fishing.  Cooking shows are a different matter, but I do find meat photos/video distasteful.  I want to respect people like Rachael Ray for giving some consideration to veg*n concerns, but sometimes I still wonder.  I occasionally watch and do kind of enjoy certain Animal Planet shows which are about preventing cruelty, but I guess there's nothing weird about that.


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I just looked up righteousness.  I thought it had a much more negative slant to it (as in 'holier-than-thou') but it just means 'morally upright'.  But yes actually that can do my head in a bit - the thought that vegans are just joyless, that they can't party, get drunk, take drugs, have casual sex, whatever.  

 

I don't know if there are too many possible weird answers to this question.  The only real ones must surely relate to animals - I dunno, liking watching them fight or something?  Is it weird that I sometimes like the smell of meat?  Or the look of pizza?  I don't think so.  I sometimes like watching boxing, but that's got nothing to do with veganism - well, maybe the leather gloves (if they are leather).  I love watching soccer but again not incompatible.  I love nature documentaries and even don't mind too much when they give the animals names.  A lovely one on UK tv recently called, I think, Kangaroo Dundee, about a guy who looks after/raises orphaned kangaroos in Australia before finally setting them free.    Hate cooking shows.  There are so many in this country and I can't stand faffing with food, all this fancy food presentation.

 

 

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It may be ethically questionable, but I think he's basically just overestimating the essential righteousness of veg*ns.

 

Sorry I can't really contribute to this thread.  I mostly don't like reality television or spectator sports, anyway; certainly no interest in fishing.  Cooking shows are a different matter, but I do find meat photos/video distasteful.  I want to respect people like Rachael Ray for giving some consideration to veg*n concerns, but sometimes I still wonder.  I occasionally watch and do kind of enjoy certain Animal Planet shows which are about preventing cruelty, but I guess there's nothing weird about that.

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I watch Deadliest Catch with my dad. While I would never eat a crab, and I find the kill of them morally abhorrent, I like the show for the relationships and drama. I can also relate a little bit as I dated a man who was a fisherman off of Dutch, so it is also a weird way of staying connected to what that relationship was.

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I watch Deadliest Catch with my dad. While I would never eat a crab, and I find the kill of them morally abhorrent, I like the show for the relationships and drama. I can also relate a little bit as I dated a man who was a fisherman off of Dutch, so it is also a weird way of staying connected to what that relationship was.

I love Deadliest Catch and I miss Captain Phil. I love those guys on the show.

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I love True Blood and Interview with a Vampire (but not Twilight tongue3.gif)

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Okay I live in NYC and sometimes catch myself admiring men's or women's stylish leather or suede shoes and boots, but then I remember how they're made and that there are vegan options like novacas or Joshua katcher's, or cool synthetic sneakers...

And often a hot well-dressed girl catches my eye on the street or subway but then I notice she's in a fur trimmed jacket or leather etc... or eating something non-vegan...

That's abt as close as I come to 'enjoying' an animal product...
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I love horror movies and games that have a lot of graphic violence and occasionally animal killing. Even non-horror games like Skyrim can involve a lot of fake animal killing.

I don't think that's that weird though since it's all fantasy and no one is really getting hurt.

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I love hiking and being outside which is fine of course, but connected, I also love those survival shows and books. Like Dual Survivor and books like that. So does my son. BUT they're always living off the land - killing wild turkeys and cute snakes and stuff to eat :( 

 

Plus, while watching I always think, yeah, that seems rational if you're stuck in the woods. But ugh. 


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I liked the game Abe(Oddworld) which is set in a meat processing plant....I have a weird relationship with meat. I sometimes used to find meat shops sort of fascinating, as a kid....almost like a serial killer has opened a shop in town, and is selling his kills, and no one minds.....I also found it a bit disturbing....and when I first decided to go veg, as a kid, I partly had the image of meat hanging up in a factory, and decided I wanted no part in that.
But I still find meat weirdly fascinating....perhaps it is partly because I never ate much of it, and it still seems like a weird concept. Like on Come Dine With Me, they are all civilized on the surface, but as they chop on their lumps of meat, actually something else below the surface.

I have a duel relationship with the stuff...I'm a bit macabre any way. tongue3.gif

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I liked the game Abe(Oddworld) which is set in a meat processing plant....I have a weird relationship with meat. I sometimes used to find meat shops sort of fascinating, as a kid....almost like a serial killer has opened a shop in town, and is selling his kills, and no one minds.....I also found it a bit disturbing....and when I first decided to go veg, as a kid, I partly had the image of meat hanging up in a factory, and decided I wanted no part in that.
But I still find meat weirdly fascinating....perhaps it is partly because I never ate much of it, and it still seems like a weird concept. Like on Come Dine With Me, they are all civilized on the surface, but as they chop on their lumps of meat, actually something else below the surface.

I have a duel relationship with the stuff...I'm a bit macabre any way. tongue3.gif

Ahh Oddworld that is scrait up OLD SKOOL PLAYA. I still remember when that first came out. Hehehehehe! I love reading your posts. Do you like The Walking Dead? I love that show so much. I wish my mom had let me be a vegetarian when I was still a kid, that is cool that your parents did not mind.

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I love horror movies, Man VS Wild and Surviorman. I even love almost all of the Saws even though there is so much blood.

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I love to watch myth busters and some of the crazy experiments they do.But when they start doing things to those poor dead pigs i cringe.Please don't show that stuff.They say ofcoarse the pigs die natural deaths stil it just seems disrespectful.:-O
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I love to watch myth busters and some of the crazy experiments they do.But when they start doing things to those poor dead pigs i cringe.Please don't show that stuff.They say ofcoarse the pigs die natural deaths stil it just seems disrespectful.:-O

Yeah that bothers me too when they show that. I still watch it though....

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I love to watch myth busters and some of the crazy experiments they do.But when they start doing things to those poor dead pigs i cringe.Please don't show that stuff.They say ofcoarse the pigs die natural deaths stil it just seems disrespectful.:-O

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Oh and one of my fave characters from Parks and Recreation is Ron F*cking Swanson who loves meat....

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I wish my mom had let me be a vegetarian when I was still a kid, that is cool that your parents did not mind.

Oh my parents are/were vegetarian, or nearly, most of my life....we always ate vegetarian at meals, so it wasn't much of a switch. We weren't demanded of to be vegetarian, and my sister had sausages at her birthday parties, and I used to eat those sometimes. I am pretty sure it was after one of her birthdays that I was looking at the frying-pan containing cold lard, that I decided to actually go veg.

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I think vegan bacon is weird in the first place.  Maybe the only thing weirder than carnists insisting that real pigs' butts are best is veg*ns even looking for an imitation.


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Cooking shows. Gordon Ramsay - I always liked him but hated his views on vegetarians/vegans - I just love watching his shows. 

 

Come Dine With Me - whenever they have a vegan or vegetarian on the show they put a very ferocious omnivore with them, and I enjoy seeing how both parties react to the other. Usually the meat-eater gets angry and just starts being an a**. And it's also funny, with the mishaps that happen in the kitchens - like I remember one episode where the participant gets very drunk and starts adding alcohol to all her dishes carrot.gif

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Oooo....I love Gordon Ramsey.Hate his food choices.Love that show though!He gets quite crazy sometimes yelling and screaming at people.

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I love horror movies and gory action movies.

I guess this applies...

 

 

 

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A lot of omnis I know refuse to watch movies in which animals get hurt (even Disney movies!), even though it is obviously fake. They can't believe I can watch CGI or animated movies in which animals are harmed in the story, but fake stuff just doesn't bother me.


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Well the only thing weird about myself I can think of is that I don't actually "like" or "love" animals. I wouldn't want them around me because I feel they are unclean and dangerous. I don't eat them or want to harm them because I see them as sentient beings that have the same rights us humans do. Just like we don't eat or mistreat the disabled or sickly because they aren't as well endowed as we are, we shouldn't eat or mistreat animals just because they are on the same level we are on.
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Well the only thing weird about myself I can think of is that I don't actually "like" or "love" animals.

I love dogs, and most other mammals are cute, esp when babies... But chickens freak me out, I stayed with my aunt in Eugene Oregon who kept a few chickens and they were so weird, all jerky and twitchy, running in front of the car, so dumb-seeming...

But I agree, we should refrain from torturing other sentient beings regardless of whether we bear them affection.
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Farm poultry are bred and raised for food.  They're not selected for intelligence or let develop in any trait for living.

 

I'm much more comfortable with all animals than I was when I was a kid.  I used to believe everybody should pick a few to dislike.  Same with vegetables.  I don't like every way they are prepared, but I see it all as gifts of nature now.


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I end up watching Man Vs Food sometimes, mostly with my fiance. And it does make me feel a little sick with soooo much meat, but I always wonder whether I'd be able to eat that much (veggie) food! I don't think so lol!

 

I also watched Gordon Ramsay's Christmas day cooking tutorial (with turkey and all). All the trimmings (except the roast potatoes and gravy) were all veggie and I thought that they sounded so nice.. but I didn't make them on Christmas day because I didn't have half the ingredients lol


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