On a whim, I just watched Year of the Dog with Molly Shannon (it’s on Netflix instant!). I expected it to just be a quirky indie comedy about a woman and her pet. I was immensely surprised that it turned into a story about veganism and animal rights.
It’s easy, as a vegan and advocate of animal rights, to be made to feel crazy by seemingly everyone. Everyday is a challenge – answering people’s ignorant questions about your lifestyle, making animal-friendly selections in terms of not just food, but also clothing, health products – everything!
Molly Shannon’s character Peggy seems like an alien at work, amid her brother and his family – even in her own house. At several points I felt like I could’ve written this screenplay. Actually, Mike White did, the same guy that’s us the likes of School of Rock, Orange County, and The Good Girl. And he’s vegan!!!
Someday I hope to have several pets. Though hopefully I don’t end up exactly like Peggy.
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Tagged adopted dog, animal cruelty, animal rights, animal shelter, factory farming, Mike White, Molly Shannon, PETA, vegan, veganism, Year of the Dog
Another reason to go back to Poland!
All images from the National Agricultural Library, in a new exhibition by Cory Bernat.
Green lentils, organic heavily seeded bread, and bar soap.
I made my own bags for bulk items and bread, so that I can completely eliminate the need for awful plastic bags or those paper bread bags. Of course these drawstring bags can also be used for produce. I used leftover muslin fabric that I still had from my college days, when I took a clothing class for the hell of it. I also whipped up a small soap pouch by cutting a washcloth in half and handsewing a drawstring into it. (No need for a plastic soap case anymore.!) For the drawstrings I just used ribbon I had laying around, and even some of those rope-like handles from unnecessary shopping bags like those often dispensed in mall stores.
This is super easy, and not only that, but fabric keeps bread (non-preservative-laden) fresher for a longer time.
Emily Dickinson House
C'est moi, avec a Judith Shea installation at Yale.
Edwin Austin Abbey - The Play Scene in Hamlet (a portion anyway - this guy reminds me of Jake Gyllenhaal).
Marisol - Dinner Date
Andy Warhol - Shoe, 1958
John Baldessari - Solving Each Problem as It Arises
Claire's Cornucopia = vegan dream
I will forever worship at the alter of Bono.
The next time you polish up an apple or peel a banana, think twice about the tiny sticker likely affixed to the exterior. Those colorful wee stickers slapped on to every piece of fruit offer PLU codes that can tell you a lot more than the fruit itself could just from appearances.
By Fred. Who else?
So, so gorgeous. It seems a shame to dip them in breading and drop them in oil.
Naked Juice has announced that they are planning to transition their entire product line to 100 percent post-consumer recycled bottles – reNEWabottles to be precise – in 2010! The change over will begin this month as they convert all of their 32 ounce (recyclable, of course) bottles. This is actually a monumental step, making Naked the first nationally-distributed brand to transition to a completely recycled or polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle!
From the official press release:
“The initial 32 ounce bottle transition reduces virgin plastic consumption by 1 million pounds per year and oil use by 8,192 barrels every year (the rough equivalent of taking 497 cars off of the road).
When Naked Juice finishes transitioning its entire line, virgin plastic consumption will be reduced by 8.1 million pounds per year, saving 57,000 barrels of oil every year (the equivalent of taking 3,460 cars off of the road).”
Other companies could stand to take a lesson from Naked Juice, who already create amazing sugar and preservative-free, 100% fruit drinks without any artificial coloring! How many other companies care about the ingredients and the packaging? Just another reason to love this product and this company with a conscience!
Via The Alternative Consumer