Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Metaphor Unsuitable

"Is a steak sandwich bad for your health? Absolutely. Does caramel ice cream taste so good that it induces cravings in some people? You bet. Do sweet, fatty foods like Crack Pie light up the same pleasure centers of the brain that are activated by addictive drugs? Sure—in rats, at least. And yet food is not like crack in several significant ways."

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Lucky Jim (#207,189)

Honestly, legitimately, a new low for Slate.

deepomega (#1,720)

Does this mean when people post links claiming that junk food addictive I can tell them to go fuck themselves?

vanderlyn (#240,462)

LV Anderson is a scourge on Slate, and needs to go. Her recipe column is called, unbelievably, "You're Doing It Wrong" — like a Slate junior assistant with no culinary training is going to finally educate you on the proper way to cook spaghetti, which you've been fucking up this whole time. Her recent article calling for restaurant reviewers to pay for meals out of their salary likewise made no sense (and thankfully lots of people called her out on it). And now this. (And we haven't even talked about the pretentious "LV" – your name is Laura, live with it.)

In this economy, there are plenty of real food writers out there. Maybe hire one? (And why doesn't Sara Dickerman write about food more? She was great!)

SidAndFinancy (#4,328)

@vanderlyn I just assumed she was 55 years old.

vanderlyn (#240,462)

@SidAndFinancy Just another Gen Y scribe.

SidAndFinancy (#4,328)

@vanderlyn Roman Numeral Joke Lost on Angry Area Slate Reader

vanderlyn (#240,462)

@SidAndFinancy Joke understood! I was trying to respond wittily and ended up deleting all the "wit" before clicking reply. But I think Slate would hed it, "XXX Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means: Why You've Been Reading Roman Numerals all Wrong"

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