Thursday, October 3, 2013

Chicken Nuggets Are Assholes




Adults who spend time with children, you know exactly what I mean.  The chicken nugget, that quasi-protein, is an integral part of your existence whether you like it or not.

The meat itself is literally: assholes, beaks, endocrine glands and toenails.   
Whole. Animal. Cooking. Boom.

Luckily the proliferation of this amalgamated flesh isn’t our fault; Is It?

I find it convenient to blame McDonald’s. Not myself.

It’s a place kids want to go all the $%*#ing time.  And periodically we give in because those little con-artists are persuasive. 

To be clear, the children do not like the food.  Their innate poison detection triggers when the scent hits their olfactory nerves.  They go to get toys.  The End.    

But we’ve been raised not to waste food. We’re strapped with the genetic imperative to provide sustenance to the immature DNA hosts of our species. The de facto result of all this is an adult threatening to take away everything a child has ever loved unless he hurries up and finishes his fucking nuggets. 

That’s how serious this is.

Those of you who don’t deal with kids, spy on an adult feeding a child at Burger King or Wendy’s.  The fervor and zeal used to articulate the simple phrase- take a bite- will give you chills. And do you want to know why?

Because feeding a kid processed food feels like shit and you want to get it over with as fast as you can.  Please just choke down that asshole nugget, so I don’t have to suffer anymore.  Please. 

Now some of you may be thinking: Tell the nugget to go fuck itself and move on.  It’s not the boss of you.

But it is the boss. The nugget takes care of the whole neighborhood and demands respect.  If it had a ring, you’d have to kiss it.

Got a room full of clawing, screaming children? Toss a few nuggets on a cookie sheet and they’ll be folding laundry and organizing tax receipts within fifteen minutes. 

For some reason even the kid who is allergic to EVERYTHING can eat the nugget.

By this point it may have occurred to you that the chicken nugget is both the favorite and least favorite food of all children in the universe FOREVER. And guess what?  You’d be fucking right.  Sometimes it’s your savior, moments later it’ll kick you in the crotch. That is the crux of the nugget voodoo.

Now let’s say, for example, you’re out at any restaurant in America, the chicken nugget will be there too- sitting at your table like it owns the place.  And you’ll let it stay because all you want to do is enjoy your GD cobb salad for five seconds without someone asking for another freakin thing.

What makes the nugget a true monster is what it does to a tired, child-battered adult.  It’s in those moments when you’re weakest that it beckons to you personally and promises to make things all better.  “Just eat me.  You can workout tomorrow,” it whispers.

And you’ll believe it every time.   

Asshole.

-Devon Brown

Monday, September 16, 2013

Green Juice in Your Face: Something Everyone Should Know



How many times a day do you shower? 
Once?
Twice?
Gym rats, what about you? Three times maybe? 

Let me be the first to tell you that if you’re not guzzling the green juice, you’re about as clean as an NYC sewer pipe polished to a shine on the outside while the inside is still full of…

Made from greens like: kale, mustard, collard, dandelion and sweet potato. Green juices inject your body with nutrients and chlorophyll whose benefits are cra cra OOC numerous and important.  Google It!

The Big Theme: Green juice kills bad things in the body.  Kinda like how eating grass vs. grain for just 5 days reduces E. coli in cattle 80%!

My Personal Results:
Extreme reduction in personal body odor even at the gym
Energy boost that feels like a good night’s sleep rather than a coffee fueled jolt
General happy body feeling within minutes of taking a sip

Tips:
A juicer is fine, but blenders are better because you get the fiber
Switch up your greens for maximum benefits
Save time. Wash all greens at once and store wrapped in a paper towel in a plastic bag
Like alcohol, the taste is jarring at first but the results will have you back for more
Fresh is best. The fresher the greens, the fresher the juice, the better the results
Go organic if you can.  Leafy greens absorb pesticides and sprayed fertilizers like a mofo. 
Whoop Whoop! Farmers market organic greens are a little less than $1 a day in NYC.

Boom, what else do you need?

Your first recipe is below.  I’ll be adding more as I go.  Feel free to share yours.  Rock and roll from there. Peace!

Kale Pineapple Smoothie

1 ½ cup ice
1 cup water
1 cup kale- chopped, thick stalks removed for normal blenders
¼ cup fresh pineapple

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth.  Those with regular non-turbo pycho blenders should begin with only ½ a cup of kale and blend in the second half once the first is smooth.

Shout Outs:
Amy Beard, a big ole’ fat whoop whoop to you for introducing me to the trend (imagine me shouting this as only Mrs. Toad could do) a juice cleanse in New Orleans- who’d a thought

Pat and Paul, kudos to you for being 35 years ahead of the trend. We could use more like you outside of Oregon!

Abbie M, the first juicer I ever met. Teaching us all how to stay hot with three kids. Bing Bang Boom.

How to reduce body od

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Time Square = Art Gallery- Recognize Anyone from the Commercial?




Yes indeed, that's me running with a pink board through the streets of New York.  And guess what?  This weekend it's actually happening.  Times Square will be turned into an Art Gallery this weekend and ten percent of proceeds will go to the Sandy relief effort.  How do you like them apples?


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Vlog Episode 2: What Are You Afraid Of?

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If there is one thing we all have in common, it’s fear.

In an effort to punch my camera fear in the face, I’m recording myself every week and the only promise I must fulfill is to get a bit better every time.  Thank you Mum and Cliff, I have done my best of accommodate your suggestions.

Now what about you, reader friend? What are you afraid of?  There’s always something.

What tiny step can you take to overcome that fear?

What is your reward?

Just think about it, no action is needed just yet, but if you’d like to share, please do.

FOOD IS ONE OF THE MOST VISCERAL ASPECTS OF A CULTURE; IT CAN BE EXPERIENCED WITH NO LANGUAGE SKILLS, NO GUIDE, AND MOST TIMES WITH VERY LITTLE MONEY.