Lion of the Blogosphere

Living life on the wild side

Yesterday, I ate a romaine lettuce salad at an Asian restaurant on Staten Island.

My prole Jewish mother (who has been convinced by the mainstream media to hate Trump) was complaining the entire time that they didn’t throw out their romaine lettuce.

If this is the last thing I ever post, that means I died from eating the lettuce.

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Since the latest romaine lettuce scare, one person in the United States has died from eating lettuce, while during the same period of time (let’s say 5 days), approximately 472 people died in car accidents (calculated by taking fatalities in 2016, divided by 365, then multiplied by 5).

So driving a car is hundreds of times more dangerous than eating romaine lettuce. (Yet another opportunity to point out that we can’t get safer self-driving cars soon enough.)

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 25, 2018 at 11:07 AM

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  1. Your prole mom turning against Trump is a major blackpill.

    Fiddlesticks

    November 25, 2018 at 11:20 AM

    • Don’t know what that means. She doesn’t read any news on the internet, so her only source of news about Trump comes from CNN.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 25, 2018 at 12:39 PM

    • “Your prole mom turning against Trump is a major blackpill.”

      Agreed. Was she a Trump supporter before? What happened? Hasn’t he been really good to Israel? Can’t you persuade your own mom?

      Dan

      November 25, 2018 at 1:47 PM

  2. Transportation policy is critical to the future of America. Yet we have fools out here talking about poisonous lettuce and school shootings which affect almost no one….

    GondwanaMan

    November 25, 2018 at 11:23 AM

    • Right. According to graphs I’ve seen the bulk of illegal aliens and their progeny present in the US entered the country under Clinton. I challenge you to find contemporaneous accounts of this phenomenon.

      At the time the only account of the phenomenon I encountered, aside from visual observation at Costco (that I attributed to legal immigration) was Tom Wolfe’s ‘Man in Full’. Everyone was too busy debating the intern, smoking and gays on TV.

      Curle

      November 25, 2018 at 12:57 PM

      • Not sure how this directly addresses my comment, but I agree. Immigration is also so much more important than the vast majority of things being discussed in the mainstream.

        GondwanaMan

        November 25, 2018 at 2:45 PM

  3. What about self-sanitizing computerized lettuce, though? Let’s see how imaginative we can get!

    S.J., Esquire

    November 25, 2018 at 11:25 AM

    • Well certainly, robot farmworkers will be a lot more sanitary than illegal immigrant farmworkers!

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 25, 2018 at 12:39 PM

      • There are hydroponic automated lettuce green house factories, very popular in Israel among the Kosher eating crowd because they tend to have less insects in the leafs, almost non at all. Before those you had to check and clean each leaf which was tedious.

        Hashed

        November 25, 2018 at 3:49 PM

      • Are you aware of Moravec’s paradox? You harp on automating away prole jobs a lot, as is en vogue in many circles. Almost the exact opposite is what is clearly developing. We literally can’t build machines that do most agricultural work or drive cars. The self driving car hype has been highly illustrative if you really delve into the papers and what has happened — it doesn’t work. We can’t build a T1000 soldier replacement. The drones the military has built require over three times the number of support personnel as the older man on the ground systems; in other words it essentially doesn’t work except as a hyper causality averse approach in a rich society. But we can almost already automate away most of the people involved in private equity and accounting and banking and medicine.

        The future is infantrymen, welders, nurses, harvest hands, and janitors doing what a computer tells them to do. Not people lazing around while robots serve them. The most easily automated parts of the economy are the upper middle class bits of it. Basically people in Manhattan.

        Watch a video of asparagus harvesting, or operations in a mushroom growing facility. We have no idea how to automate these things. We are nowhere close. It’s a century away. Equity analyst? Getting much closer to figuring that out. Radiologist and family medicine MD are already practically obsolete. Many other non-surgical medical positions will become irrelevant. I would imagine most of what an orthodontist does will soon be replaced by a computer working with a nurse level tech that spits out a series of CNC machined invisalign type braces. A “prole” will be fixing the CNC machine with his hands, and all the infrastructure that serves the machine.

        bobbybobbob

        November 25, 2018 at 6:08 PM

      • Yes. They wouldn’t sneeze on or pick their nose while handling the vegetables.

        One wheel

        November 25, 2018 at 6:38 PM

      • bobbybobob,

        The Moravec Paradox…

        This is amazing. I am at this site for barely five minutes and I learn something incredible.

        More from Moravec:

        “Encoded in the large, highly evolved sensory and motor portions of the human brain is a billion years of experience about the nature of the world and how to survive in it. The deliberate process we call reasoning is, I believe, the thinnest veneer of human thought, effective only because it is supported by this much older and much more powerful, though usually unconscious, sensorimotor knowledge. We are all prodigious olympians in perceptual and motor areas, so good that we make the difficult look easy. Abstract thought, though, is a new trick, perhaps less than 100 thousand years old. We have not yet mastered it. It is not all that intrinsically difficult; it just seems so when we do it”

        Consider, for example, driving a car. The 33,000 accident fatalities is highly touted, but, when you dig deeper, all is not what it seems.

        There are 268,000,000 cars registered in the US. A typical lease for a car is 15,000 miles. This means that if you multiply 268,000,000 by 15,000 miles, you have a total of 4,020,000,000,000 miles driven by all cars in a year. That is four trillion miles.

        Divide 33,000 deaths by the number of miles driven and you have 0.0000000082089552238806 fatalities per mile.

        The is the error rate for the sensory-motor system of the human body. The error rate is almost zero.

        map

        November 26, 2018 at 1:12 AM

      • But we can almost already automate away most of the people involved in private equity and accounting and banking and medicine…

        Radiologist and family medicine MD are already practically obsolete. Many other non-surgical medical positions will become irrelevant.

        Speaking as one of those things, I doubt this, although it may underscore the overall point, which is that all kinds of jobs, perhaps most of them, are just more complicated than it initially appears to outsiders. We tend to caricature other people’s jobs, but I’m mighty skeptical about this automated future.

        Having said that, it could be true that automation is Coming For Us All, in which case, the point for white-collar professional readers should be well-taken: you should hope to be phased out gradually rather than quickly, and meanwhile be using your income, intelligence and work ethic to fashion a subsistence farm or other contingency plan, instead of trying to play games and wasting money chasing status in NYC or wherever! You thought your struggle for survival was over?

        I do recall reading a very good book about the Great Depression that mentioned a guy who was doubling as a dentist and a bricklayer (or something) in order to make ends meet. Must become creative!

        S.J., Esquire

        November 26, 2018 at 1:09 PM

      • The medical industrial complex is very good at featherbedding, so I don’t think that medical doctors will have a problem.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        November 26, 2018 at 1:18 PM

    • You know what else can be automated?

      Editing a book.

      gothamette

      November 25, 2018 at 8:35 PM

    • There is a show on netflix called mega foods. Episode 6 shows food prep for cruise ships- they use automated lettuce cutters, washers, and dryers. I’m sure all mass produced packaged lettuce is prepared the same way. Lettuce safety is a nightmare because leaves are so fragile, highly perishable and there are so many nooks and crannies for gross things to hide and fester.

      toomanymice

      November 26, 2018 at 5:02 PM

  4. I’ll bet 30 years from now we still won’t have self-driving cars in a meaningful way.

    ttgy1

    November 25, 2018 at 11:31 AM

    • Well, probably not, because Mestizos, Arabs, and Africans aren’t going to make the needed innovations, and our gov’t is likely to become more socialist and regulatory in its policies, so the plurality of whites and East Asians will not be able to innovate effectively either.

      There will be rampant libertarianism at street level, in the black and gray markets, which will be much, much larger than they are now. But no libertarianism at all for corporations, or in the explicit policies of the gov’t. So expect to be able to buy marijuana easily, maybe even legally, but don’t expect flying cars.

      Lowe

      November 25, 2018 at 5:24 PM

  5. Hey Lion,

    OT: Can I get a write up on prolific sperm bank donaters? Every once in a while a story of some guy fathering a zillion kids makes the rounds: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/nov/24/sperm-donor-man-who-fathered-200-children.

    It’s always written up in a complimentary way to the donor talking about how he is so selfless to help people out have kids.

    Am I nuts, but is the donor simply a devious bastard who LOVES the idea of finding a mating loophole that allowed him to knock up a hundred women, have a hundred more kids than an average man AND not have to pay a red cent?!

    What is your take on these stories, how the are reported, and this kind of prolific sperm donation in general?

    fakeemail

    November 25, 2018 at 11:48 AM

    • What about the fertility doctors who slip in their own sperm to unwitting patients?

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/fertility-fraud-people-conceived-through-errors-misdeeds-in-the-industry-are-pressing-for-justice/2018/11/22/02550ab0-c81d-11e8-9b1c-a90f1daae309_story.html

      Jacoba Ballard was conceived in a brick office building on 86th Street in Indianapolis when fertility doctor Donald Cline inseminated her mother with his own sperm instead of the donor sperm he had promised.

      To Ballard, it was an offense akin to rape — one Cline is suspected of repeating with as many as 50 other women. But the law in Indiana, as in most other states, was not written to account for such a crime. So Cline was charged with obstruction of justice, and accused of false advertising and “immoral conduct” in the delivery of services. He lost his medical license, was fined $500 and received a year’s probation.

      Tom

      November 25, 2018 at 1:10 PM

      • The whole sperm bank things always seemed “off” to me.

        It’s spoken of in generally benign and altruistic terms, but it SMACKS of female hyergamy and single mommery and male desire to knock up lots of women and skip out on the check; not unlike a welfare dreg who lets the tax money pay for dozen spawn from ten different women.

        fakeemail

        November 25, 2018 at 3:07 PM

      • Sperm banks should be illegal. All they do is enable impulses that are deleterious for society.

        If you are a single woman you should have to find a real partner to sire your child, so there is at least a chance the child can have a father in his life.

        Alternatively, if your husband is sterile, you should adopt a nephew or niece, or failing that adopt a child from outside your family.

        Lowe

        November 25, 2018 at 5:29 PM

      • > adopt a child from outside your family

        International adoptions need a severe cracked down. This is a bigger problem than most people realize. I have both an aunt and an uncle on opposite sides who have inflicted a batch of highly dysfunctional imported children on the American taxpayer and also their own immediate healthcare plan participants, because my relatives’ genitals wouldn’t work. This has been very common for decades now. When Putin banned Americans from adopting Russian orphans I cheered. He was doing it for his own reasons but it’s also very good for Americans that stupid people are not allowed to import heroin addicted psychopath pet babies. The ones from South/Central America and Africa are even worse disasters. The baby market is subject to gresham’s law.

        bobbybobbob

        November 25, 2018 at 6:50 PM

      • @ bobbybobbob

        That is why I listed adoption outside your family as the latter option. Preferably you’d end up adopting the child of a poor American woman. Hopefully of your same race, but if you’re white that is going to be a problem since the line is out the door for white, American babies.

        Lowe

        November 25, 2018 at 7:59 PM

      • Russian children adoption mostly fed them to high power homosexuals in the US. Putin just closed the supply chain to retaliate for American sanctions. I personally know a gay judge (former, as he was prosecuted for unrelated crime later), who adopted four little boys from Russia.

        My 2¢

        November 26, 2018 at 1:53 AM

      • I agree that sperm banks and adoptions need to be severely restricted. Both industries have become rackets full of fraud. I’ve read way too many stories of doctors slipping their own sperm into the mix. Or using criminals and mentally ill as donors because the sperm banks never researched them. A lot of those sperm donors aren’t what they appear.

        In their own way, the adoption industry is just as bad. It’s one thing for couples who can’t have children to adopt or use a sperm donor. But these people adopting a half dozen children from overseas are nuts. A lot of countries restrict that sort of thing. At the very least, adoption should be restricted to couples who actually can’t have children. And sperm donors should be restricted altogether. The idea that a woman can’t find a smart, healthy man to knock her up without a sperm bank is absurd.

        destructure

        November 26, 2018 at 7:06 AM

      • fakeemail, doesn’t hypergamy mean status climbing? I fail to see any status virtue in getting an unfamiliar man’s sperm injected in you, particularly since donors can easily misrepresent themselves. I once watched a documentary about a donor who had 50+ offspring. He described himself in his profile as a successful artist, when in fact he was a homeless guy living out of his van.

        I’ve read the first criteria women have for sperm donors is height (ideally 6′ or taller) so if hypergamy can be applied to height I guess you’re correct.

        toomanymice

        November 26, 2018 at 11:24 AM

  6. Obviously you’re right that eating lettuce is pretty safe. But the evidence you use is open to criticism. I think a fairer comparison would be to compare the probabilities of fatality from spending 10 mins eating a lettuce and 10 mins driving in a car. The amount of time the average citizen spends in a car is no doubt a lot more than they spend eating lettuce. (Also, you pick on one type of food only, but all forms of car travel.) So it is hardly surprising that the fatality rate of car driving is relatively much higher. Expressed in this way, the safety of modern transportation (cars, air travel and railways) is astounding. Even more impressive than the safety of eating lettuce!

    lioncub

    November 25, 2018 at 11:55 AM

    • According to an internet article, the average American spends 17,600 minutes driving per year. So during the same 5 say period, the average American spent 241 minutes driving.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 25, 2018 at 12:43 PM

      • I make it that the average American driving for one hour has a probability of approx 1/2.5 million of being killed in a car accident during that hour. They would have to drive non-stop for nearly 300 years to drive for 2.5 million hours.

        The lioncub

        November 25, 2018 at 1:07 PM

      • Eating romaine lettuce non-stop would be fatal very quickly.

        My 2¢

        November 26, 2018 at 1:56 AM

    • The per capita consumption of Romaine lettuce in the US is 12.5 pounds. A head of Romaine weighs about one pound. I’m guessing you can get about 4 salads out of head of lettuce, and that it takes about 15 minutes to eat one salad.

      So, the average American spends roughly 12:5 hours per year eating Romaine lettuce, which is a lot less time than people spend in cars (estimates range from 300 to 600 hours). If we assume 400 hours per year in a car, then Americans spend 32 times as many hours per year in a car as compared to eating Romaine lettuce.

      Deaths per hour of driving: 1.18

      Deaths per hour of eating Romaine lettuce: 0.08

      Driving (or riding?) in a car is about 15 times as fatally dangerous as eating Romaine lettuce.

      I can’t believe I spent my time researching this shit. I must really, really be bored.

      ice hole

      November 26, 2018 at 8:23 AM

      • So eating one romaine salad is as dangerous as spending 4 minutes in a car?

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        November 26, 2018 at 9:55 AM

      • Amazing. This could be critical information in a policy research paper…….thanks!

        GondwanaMan

        November 26, 2018 at 10:14 AM

      • What would the death by driving rate be if basic safety failures are factored out? Such as: wearing a seat belt, using a turn signal (more accidents are caused my failure to signal than by texting while driving), compensating for blind spots by properly adjusting mirrors and using the mirrors in concert, not driving while intoxicated, not driving while sleep deprived, not handling a phone etc. These are all very simple and could be employed by everyone.

        Whereas with raw lettuce you really don’t have precautions that could eliminate risk. Rinsing is a weak measure at best. I don’t think the driving-lettuce comparison is a good one.

        toomanymice

        November 26, 2018 at 11:33 AM

      • A drunk driver can still smash into you even if you are doing everything perfectly correct.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        November 26, 2018 at 11:35 AM

      • If you’re wearing a seatbelt you’re much less likely to die from the impact. You can also avoid driving during the hours when most DUIs occur.q

        It amazes me there are people who still don’t wear seatbelts.

        toomanymice

        November 26, 2018 at 12:00 PM

  7. “So driving a car is hundreds of times more dangerous than eating romaine lettuce. (Yet another opportunity to point out that we can’t get safer self-driving cars soon enough.)”

    A better question is why do we have to go anywhere.

    Suburban_elk

    November 25, 2018 at 11:58 AM

    • Because staying at home is boring.

      Curle

      November 25, 2018 at 12:59 PM

      • Not of you’re reading LotB!

        E. Rekshun

        November 25, 2018 at 2:39 PM

  8. My sincere guess is that a lot of the people freaking out about romaine lettuce won’t hesitate chowing down on raw oysters at their next fancy affair. Even though raw oysters are by far the riskiest food in terms of foodborne illness. Filter feeds are remarkably efficient at picking up any tiny hint of microbes. A single drop of diarrhea in the ocean will infect all oysters for ten square miles.

    But fancy oysters are high status, whereas not being rich or saavy enough to throw out romaine lettuce is low status.

    Doug

    November 25, 2018 at 12:03 PM

    • My prole Jewish mother would never eat a raw oyster.

      I only ate them once, myself, and I can’t say it was pleasant, but I supposed it could become an acquired taste.

      https://lionoftheblogosphere.wordpress.com/2017/06/22/oysters-and-social-class-mystery-solved/

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 25, 2018 at 12:44 PM

      • Well it is taboo.

        Curle

        November 25, 2018 at 1:01 PM

      • I am reminded of (but can’t locate on youtube) the scene in “The Road to Wellville” on a train trip in which Matthew Broderick does a spit take while eating a plate of raw oysters and being reprimanded by Bridget Fonda that said oysters are resting in their own urine.

        Ashley Squishy

        November 25, 2018 at 4:19 PM

      • As you know, I’ve eaten just about everything including tongue and brains. But I woyldn’t eat a raw oyster.

        destructure

        November 25, 2018 at 4:37 PM

      • My father has eaten cow testicles… eek.

        I ate a fish eyeball once, it was gross and as crazy as I will venture foodwise.

        In brazil(? some South American country) they eat deep fried guinea pigs like lollipops.

        toomanymice

        November 25, 2018 at 5:53 PM

      • “My father has eaten cow testicles… eek.”

        Cows don’t have testicles… unless they’re transgender. 🙂

        destructure

        November 26, 2018 at 6:12 AM

      • touche, but you get the idea lol.

        Imagine being a picky eater at the dinner table and your dad’s default story to cajole you to eat is ‘WELL I’VE EATEN…’

        toomanymice

        November 26, 2018 at 11:56 AM

    • The best and only seafood for everyone is sardines!

      E. Rekshun

      November 25, 2018 at 2:41 PM

    • I eat oysters quite frequently. Im not sure why, because I read news stories in my local newspaper saying that people are getting vibriosis from eating them.

      GondwanaMan

      November 25, 2018 at 2:52 PM

    • I always thought oysters were referred to an aphrodisiac in old movies because of there resemblance to vaginas; then I lived near a fishing village in Mexico and ate them everyday – good sweet lord, do they put lead in your pencil (due to the zinc). Eat up, lads!

      JamesJames Mormont

      November 25, 2018 at 6:52 PM

      • “do they put lead in your pencil”

        I laughed at that?

        But isn’t it graphite?

        gothamette

        November 25, 2018 at 8:38 PM

    • They eat guinea pigs in Peru. They’re quite tasty. The weirdest thing I’ve eaten was fried yak lungs in Tibet; it was okay. But I’ve eaten raw oysters a half dozen times and could never enjoy them.

      CamelCaseRob

      November 26, 2018 at 12:14 AM

  9. Consider, for instance, the recent incident at a Philadelphia Starbucks in which two black men were arrested while waiting for a friend. Thought by many to have been motivated by racial bias, the incident soon had #BoycottStarbucks trending on Twitter, prompting Starbucks to shut down 8,000 stores for a half-day of anti-bias trainings. By comparison, when Taco Bell infected 65 people in three different states with E. Coli, hospitalizing nine, they temporarily shut down only fifteen restaurants. Chipotle shut down only 43 restaurants in response to a similar outbreak. That Starbucks shut down fully 8,000 stores belies the idea that our society does not respond adequately to anti-black racism. To the contrary, we treat isolated incidents of alleged racism like nascent global pandemics.

    Coleman Hughes, The High Price of Stale Grievances

    https://quillette.com/2018/06/05/high-price-stale-grievances/

    Deke DaSilva

    November 25, 2018 at 12:05 PM

    • Racism like alien invasions, witches, fibromyalgia, engrams and demon possession has almost no defined boundaries and can thus become a focus of scattered neurotic thoughts, fears and animosities.

      Curle

      November 25, 2018 at 1:05 PM

      • Sure, fearing racism is crazy paranoia for mid-level managers and on down the social chain.

        H/e for real corporate and gov’t bosses in the West, clamping down on perceived racism is only rational. Not because racism is wrong, but because anything that could lead to pro-white thinking is wrong, by their measure.

        Any ideology that could mobilize white men against ruling orthodoxy is a serious problem. White men are only real soldiers, mercenaries, and pirates who ever lived. They are wolves and everyone else is sheep. If they aren’t in your police and army, they are an implicit threat at all times.

        Lowe

        November 25, 2018 at 5:43 PM

    • There are several Sbux’s near me and one of them doesn’t attract bums, but another one does. This one attracts them like flies. A surly bum takes up residence in one of the most desirable seats and the staff (mostly black) can’t get shet of him. They give him dirty (can I say black) looks.

      gothamette

      November 25, 2018 at 8:39 PM

  10. As far as lettuce, I’m a red leaf guy. Plus, I have the MAO164cx!!£ allele which converts toxins to energy.

    Talk about the wild side, this morning I’m at McD’s reading Bugliosi’s takedown of tge JFK conspiracy theories and some white-haired guy comes up and asks me what I’m reading. When I tell him, he says that he was an “investigator” himself, and that Bugliosi got unjustly famous because “anybody could have convicted Manson.” Pretty stupid, since Manson wasn’t at the scene, didn’t provide anyone transportation to the scene, and didn’t supply anyone with a weapon. He was bigger than me, so I didn’t call him a dolt. Driving a Jetta at age65 is probably a sign of something.

    Marty

    November 25, 2018 at 12:07 PM

    • I’m surprised lion supports robot cars given the threat to freedom of movement and personal liberty they pose. Plus driving is enjoyable as a relaxing activity.

      As for oysters… don’t they generally live in salt water? Hence they are in a bacteria cleansed environment.

      Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lap Dog

      November 25, 2018 at 1:00 PM

      • The Lion is an elitist technocrat, like a pre-WW2 progressive, he’s no libertarian or even conservative. Ask him how he feels about the right to bear arms.

        Gozo

        November 25, 2018 at 4:48 PM

      • Curle

        November 25, 2018 at 8:51 PM

      • “he’s no libertarian or even conservative. Ask him how he feels about the right to bear arms.”

        Yeah. But he’s not exactly a flaming lefty either. He supports Trump and owns a rifle. So that’s like 3 standard deviations to the right of everyone else in NYC.

        destructure

        November 26, 2018 at 7:39 AM

      • I don’t own a rifle. But I fired one once or twice. And attended a gunshow in Arizona.

        I disagree with stupid gun nuts about basic logic. Of course making guns illegal would reduce gun violence. Low-IQ low-self-control people wouldn’t be able to buy guns. And people wouldn’t be able to collect dozens of assault rifles and develop a gun fetish from looking at them.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        November 26, 2018 at 9:52 AM

      • “…he’s not exactly a flaming lefty, either.”

        Like a pre-WW2 progressive, the Lion believes in the rule of elite unelected experts; for him liberty is a secondary concern. Current day leftists in the West are consumed by identity politics, but before the Nazis discredited eugenics the progressives believed in using birth control and abortion to keep the Negro population down, and thought homosexuality was a disease, and were hostile to big business and thought big government was needed to keep business under control, much like the Lion. The Lion’s gripe with the Democrats of today isn’t that they give government too much power, it is that they use government power to reward gays, blacks, women, Hispanics, etc,; the Lion is OK with government power if it protects white men.

        Gozo

        November 26, 2018 at 10:09 AM

      • “I don’t own a rifle. “

        Didn’t you say you owned a Ruger 10/22? If you don’t then you should.

        “Of course making guns illegal would reduce gun violence.”

        Most gun homicides are criminals killing criminals. In some cities, over 90% of those murdered by guns are violent criminals themselves. I don’t have a problem with that. But nearly 2/3 of gun deaths are actually suicides. I don’t have a problem with most of those either. I see no reason why someone with terminal cancer shouldn’t be allowed to punch their own ticket. As for the severely depressed, banning guns didn’t stop Anthony Bourdain or Kate Spade. It’s not like someone can’t find a rope or bottle of sleeping pills.

        For the average person who avoids shady people and places there’s not much risk. There’s a lot more risk from tobacco, alcohol and drugs which kill 480K. 88K and 72K annually. It doesn’t make much sense to cry about a negligible number of innocent people killed by guns when there are nearly 650,000 people dying from other easily preventable causes every year. When the gun grabbers do something about that then maybe I’ll see them as something other than virtue signalling skid marks they are.

        destructure

        November 26, 2018 at 10:58 AM

      • Wow, what a memory!!!

        Yes, I did recommend a Ruger 10/22 as a good rifle for home defense, and inexpensive. People obsess over “stopping power” and stuff, but most people won’t survive a direct hit with that. Remember that rifles have a lot more power than pistols. Plus you won’t go deaf if you shoot it indoors without ear protection, which is what could happen with more powerful guns.

        Also, I recommend you buy one with a wooden stock, because they look less scary.

        Here’s some more info: https://graywolfsurvival.com/1869/why-22-best-home-defense-weapon/

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        November 26, 2018 at 11:08 AM

      • “ before the Nazis discredited eugenics”

        Did they? Abortion’s going strong.

        Curle

        November 26, 2018 at 10:46 PM

    • What’s it a sign of?

      I do think Bugliosi was brilliant. Miss the guy.

      gothamette

      November 25, 2018 at 8:40 PM

  11. I didn’t even know Asian restaurants served lettuce. Chinese restaurants serve mainly stir fried veggies, though I think I’ve seen cabbage before. Sushi places don’t really serve fresh veggies.

    Tom

    November 25, 2018 at 1:16 PM

    • Sushi places always serve a salad.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 25, 2018 at 1:44 PM

      • These must be prole sushi places. Real sushi places do not serve salads.

        Panther of the Blogocube

        November 26, 2018 at 1:12 AM

      • Every Japanese place I’ve ever been to serves a salad with this orange-colored ginger dressing on it.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        November 26, 2018 at 9:48 AM

    • Korean lettuce wraps are a thing, predating all the wraps that people eat nowadays.

      Anthony

      November 25, 2018 at 11:02 PM

  12. The last time I puked my guts out, it was from eating leftover chicken parmesan I had cooked myself.

    Hermes

    November 25, 2018 at 1:25 PM

  13. Well to be fair, to calculate the risk you need to know the proportion of drivers and the proportion of romaine lettuce eaters.

    JayMan

    November 25, 2018 at 1:46 PM

  14. What about the guido fare in Staten Island?

    Did the Italian restaurants there stop serving leafy greens laden with bacteria sprinkled with Parmesan cheese or Caesar dressing?

    Ok, what, who's this again?

    November 25, 2018 at 2:19 PM

    • Speaking of guidos, an italian american is tied with magnus 11 games in for the world chess championship. Game 12 is tomorrow with caruana playing white.

      toomanymice

      November 25, 2018 at 5:18 PM

      • O/t – From this harmless, yet frightening youtube propaganda, the future of Guido Island seems to be that of an exotic getaway for SWPLs, cleansed of its original inhabitants that made its bones.

        The Mafioso is no match for the Illuminati, New World Order, Bezonian types.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        November 25, 2018 at 8:07 PM

  15. Since the latest romaine lettuce scare, one person in the United States has died from eating lettuce, while during the same period of time (let’s say 5 days), approximately 472 people died in car accidents

    And 73 black males were killed by other black males. But only 1 person was killed by a cow,

    enwurd

    November 25, 2018 at 2:34 PM

  16. I’m an iceburg fan which is really prole of me. I have heard many times that it has no nutritional value. I don’t care…I like the texture and the watery sensation you get from chewing it. It tastes good to me although I guess it doesn’t technically have much of a taste.

    I get some pleasure knowing that my favorite lettuce, the one that food snobs look down on, hasn’t been involved in any e coli scares..at least not recently.

    Jay Fink

    November 25, 2018 at 2:38 PM

    • I buy iceberg too, when it’s on sale. In fact I was ashamed to eat it because I’d really turned on my Queens roots, and then I saw it for 99 cents at a store, and the Romaine was $2.50, so I said, screw this & bought the iceberg.

      Right, it has no nutrition but then neither does Romaine or curly red. I think that Kale has hardly any nutrition in absolute terms, it’s just trendy.

      Someone once did an analysis on the most nutrition bank for your buck and came up with red meat as the most nutritious, cheapest food. Dunno if it’s true. Anyone here know?

      A great way to stretch out red meat is chili con carne, with red beans, or kidneys, whatever you like.

      But I think it’s probably cheaper & more nutritious to eat a cheeseburger than a salad.

      gothamette

      November 25, 2018 at 8:45 PM

    • Iceberg has nutritional value. It’s a myth that it doesn’t.

      ttgy1

      November 25, 2018 at 9:08 PM

  17. Yesterday, I ate a romaine lettuce salad at an Asian restaurant on Staten Island.

    You’re obviously lying to troll your commenters.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    November 25, 2018 at 2:39 PM

    • I have never seen a single raw vegetable in a chinese restaurant. However, lion implies this was a sushi place. There are also some pan-asian/ fusion restaurants on staten island.

      Did lion truly crave this salad or has he entered a new life chapter of reckless gambles?

      toomanymice

      November 25, 2018 at 5:03 PM

    • Did lion truly crave this salad or has he entered a new life chapter of reckless gambles?

      At some point all lions must chase dangerous mice.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      November 25, 2018 at 5:40 PM

    • Lettuce wraps are a thing at higher class Asian restaurants.

      CamelCaseRob

      November 26, 2018 at 12:23 AM

  18. Since the latest romaine lettuce scare, one person in the United States has died from eating lettuce, while during the same period of time (let’s say 5 days), approximately 472 people died in car accidents (calculated by taking fatalities in 2016, divided by 365, then multiplied by 5).

    What you’re forgetting is that the risk of dying or suffering serious illness from eating lettuce is increasing exponentially because of demand for “organic” foods.

    The organic demand from stupid Progressives who don’t understand chemistry is causing more farmers to stop using pesticides that were once used to keep their goods from carrying diseases.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    November 25, 2018 at 2:43 PM

    • And if “natural” foods don’t cause illness, they are making food in general taste worse.

      Grass fed beef isn’t as tasty as beef from a genetically modified cow fed normally because the GMO cow has more fat than meat from grass fed cows.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      November 25, 2018 at 2:45 PM

      • Yes, you’re right that grass fed beef is not as good as non-grass fed, but I don’t know if that has to do with GMO rather than the different diet. The non-grass fed cows eat grains instead of grass and their meat tastes better as a result.

        Grass fed milk is also not as good as regular milk. You can taste the grass in grass fed milk.

        However, Kerrygold butter is supposed to be from grass fed cows, and it tastes good and better than regular butter. It’s very rich and doesn’t have any grass taste.

        Tom

        November 25, 2018 at 6:10 PM

      • Yes, you’re right that grass fed beef is not as good as non-grass fed, but I don’t know if that has to do with GMO rather than the different diet.

        GMO animals are engineered to become fat more easily than normal grain fed beef.

        However, Kerrygold butter is supposed to be from grass fed cows, and it tastes good and better than regular butter. It’s very rich and doesn’t have any grass taste.

        They could be lying just to get more SWPLs to buy their product without reducing quality by feeding their animals grass.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        November 25, 2018 at 10:45 PM

      • I find that organic milk and Kerrygold butter taste fantastic…although…I have a sneaking suspicion that it taste that way because they are adding heavy cream in some form.

        Grass fed is hilarious. The cows that are fattened before slaughter are called “feeder cattle.” They are fattened on corn before they are slaughtered.

        Grass-fed just means that they skip the step of the feeder cattle, saving money on the corn-feed and then charging the city-slicker a premium.

        map

        November 26, 2018 at 1:18 AM

    • Isn’t that what caused Chipotle’s big decline? Lots of people started getting diarrhea and getting hospitalized after eating there because of its organic ingredients.

      Tom

      November 25, 2018 at 6:17 PM

      • Lots of people started getting diarrhea and getting hospitalized after eating there because of its organic ingredients.

        That’s most likely the reason. Other Mexican chains like Taco Bell avoided similar health scares because they weren’t targeting a market that was demanding “organic” vegetables.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        November 25, 2018 at 10:46 PM

      • Yes, their organic growers use straight-manure as a fertilizer because composting (which makes the manure inert) takes too long for large-scale production.

        The manure gets into the veins of the leaf because it is absorbed in the water. You can wash that lettuce in bleach and it would have no effect.

        map

        November 26, 2018 at 1:21 AM

    • Even if you don’t die you can get deathly ill. I got some kind of sudden onset gastro intestinal bug 8 yrs ago, got terribly dehydrated, ended up in ER and haven’t been the same since.

      Who the hell wants to ride that.

      Mrs Stitch

      November 25, 2018 at 9:46 PM

      • Don’t know where “ride” came from…

        Mrs Stitch

        November 25, 2018 at 9:47 PM

  19. So driving a car is hundreds of times more dangerous than eating romaine lettuce.

    Most people don’t die from the diseased romaine lettuce. Most victims suffered hospitalization and kidney failure.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    November 25, 2018 at 2:48 PM

    • Most people probably just get diarrhea and spend a day or two on the toilet.

      Tom

      November 25, 2018 at 6:11 PM

  20. I got a bad case of hives once after eating cooked shrimp served on a cross-country flight, back when airlines served cooked meals. After landing, I rushed myself to the ER. A cute Filipina nurse gave me a shot and everything cleared up almost immediately. I’ve been a little hesitant to eat shell fish ever since, but last week I enjoyed the endless shrimp menu at Red Lobster.

    Deplorable Prole

    November 25, 2018 at 2:49 PM

  21. MEH 0910

    November 25, 2018 at 6:15 PM

  22. Since the latest romaine lettuce scare, one person in the United States has died from eating lettuce, while during the same period of time (let’s say 5 days), approximately 472 people died in car accidents (calculated by taking fatalities in 2016, divided by 365, then multiplied by 5).

    Probably higher. Thanksgiving is the deadliest time of year for drivers:

    http://www.thedrive.com/sheetmetal/16202/thanksgiving-is-the-deadliest-holiday-on-u-s-roads

    “Thanksgiving is the Deadliest Holiday on U.S. Roads”

    Tom

    November 25, 2018 at 6:25 PM

  23. did somebody say “the wild side”?

    lou reed has at least three other great songs you’ve probably never heard.

    Satellite of Love
    Heroin
    Wild Child

    and the colored girls go...

    November 25, 2018 at 7:54 PM

    • “Waves of fear” and “Martial Law” are good. “Halloween parade” is also good.

      Maryk (the g-loaded guidette)

      November 26, 2018 at 10:15 AM

    • Please, Stephanie Says and Foggy Notion!

      Curle

      November 26, 2018 at 10:41 PM

  24. …with harry mark and john…

    have to say i’d put Satellite of Love above Wild Side.

    and the colored girls go...

    November 25, 2018 at 8:00 PM

  25. 60 comments and no ref to reed?

    that’s just prole.

    prole sad!

    and the colored girls go...

    November 25, 2018 at 8:02 PM

  26. why has lion not commented that a guido may be the next world chess champion?

    because chess is gay now that humans suck at it?

    and the colored girls go...

    November 25, 2018 at 8:35 PM

    • I have not been paying attention, but it’s great that an Italian-American will be the next world champion!!!!

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 26, 2018 at 9:45 AM

      • Two great things just happened. One, an IA may become world chess champion. Two, Lion passed up a chance to call an IA a “guido.” But then to do the later Lion would have to claim that this man is playing “guido chess” – whatever that might be!

        Maryk (the g-loaded guidette)

        November 26, 2018 at 10:14 AM

      • If he were a guido, he wouldn’t be a chess champion.

        Now, if you told me that he was in a bodybuilding competition, then yeah, guido all the way.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        November 26, 2018 at 10:31 AM

      • For a second, one would never looked at Fabiano Caruana and say he’s a guido.

        He could pass as stigmatized immigrant, you know, a Middle Easterner or someone from the Indus Valley region.

        Your typical Italian American in today’s world looks like a Nordic-Germanic with light eyes with degenerate cultural tendencies running in their barbarian veins after intermarrying with the likes of the Irish.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        November 26, 2018 at 10:46 AM

  27. We also happily consumed Caesar salad from Costco over Thanksgiving holiday.

    My 2¢

    November 26, 2018 at 2:25 AM

  28. Why do you think self-driving cars would be safer than what we have now?

    J1

    November 27, 2018 at 5:56 PM

    • Because they won’t drive while drunk, they won’t fall asleep at the wheel, they won’t look at their text messages while driving, they will talk to each other over wifi and cooperate with each other, etc.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 27, 2018 at 6:09 PM


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