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Thu Dec 11, 2014, 04:08 AM

You know the "paleo diet?" Welcome to the PLIO DIET

which, if you add in termites, grubs and grasshoppers, is the paleo diet.

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Reply You know the "paleo diet?" Welcome to the PLIO DIET (Original post)
Warpy Dec 2014 OP
SheilaT Dec 2014 #1
Warpy Dec 2014 #3
LeftishBrit Dec 2014 #6
LostOne4Ever Dec 2014 #2
progressoid Dec 2014 #4
LeftishBrit Dec 2014 #5
Warpy Dec 2014 #7
LeftishBrit Dec 2014 #8
SheilaT Dec 2014 #9
Warpy Dec 2014 #10

Response to Warpy (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 05:15 AM

1. And which paleo diet is an important question to ask.q

 

Depending on what part of the world you're talking about will determine the diet.

So the idea of a Paleo diet is truly stupid.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 03:40 PM

3. And assuming they didn't pound grass seeds (like wheat) between two rocks

to make it edible? Just. Plain. Nuts.

Examinations of paleo scat have made it clear they ate anything that wouldn't kill them outright.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 14, 2014, 04:04 PM

6. Exactly!

And a 'paleo' (or any pre-modern) diet generally meant starving at times when food wasn't available or in season.

I can never, in any case, understand the desire that many people have to return to 'healthier' ancient roots, when right now is the first time ever that 'three score years and ten' really is the average global lifespan, rather than a rarely-attained ideal.

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 06:32 AM

2. That's awesome

[font style="font-family:papyrus,'Brush Script MT','Infindel B',fantasy;" size=3 color=teal]Nothing to make one healthier than a diet from back when people where lucky to make it to 56 years of age[/font]

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Fri Dec 12, 2014, 02:06 AM

4. Rec!

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Sun Dec 14, 2014, 03:59 PM

5. I'm reminded here of the song that my friend and I composed at the age of around 12

To the tune of 'Puppy Love'

'And they called it being si-i-ick,
Just because we're on a diet of worms!'

I will spare you the rest of it.

Guess what we'd just been studying in History!

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 14, 2014, 04:57 PM

7. Down south, we had

Great green gobs of greasy, grimy gopher guts
Multilated monkey meat, dirty little birdie feet
Great green gobs of greasy, grimy gopher guts
That was my lunch at school.

(or And me without my spoon)

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Response to Warpy (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 14, 2014, 05:24 PM

8. We used to sing to the tune of 'Frere Jacques'

School dinners, school dinners,
Irish spew; Irish spew;
Sloppy semolina, sloppy semolina,
I feel sick -toilet quick!

(Alternative last line: 'No thank you! no thank you!')


Another relevant playground song, known to virtually all schoolchildren in the UK for generations, is:


Nobody loves me, everybody hates me.
Going in the garden to eat worms.
Big fat juicy ones, little skinny wriggly ones.
Going in the garden to eat worms!


(I think I prefer not to know what that tells one about the typical state of the UK psyche!)

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 14, 2014, 10:16 PM

9. Ohhh. In sixth grade a friend taught me this song:

 

Nobody likes me, everybody hates me
Guess I'll go eat worms,
Long works, short worms, fat worms skinny worms,
Oh how they do squirm!

Bite off the head, suck out the juice,
Throw the skins away,
Oh how I do thrive on worms,
Three times a day!


I even taught my sons that song.

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Mon Dec 15, 2014, 03:52 AM

10. And now, a fine addition for Paleo and Plio eaters

a handle-less knife that will allow you to lacerate all your body parts as you hack some poor animal apart in preparation for turning much of it into a burnt offering for whatever gods you fancy at the moment, the Paleo Knife from Williams-Sonoma



Yes, you too can experience all the joy of slicing your fingers to ribbons that early man experienced with his first blades knapped of flint or obsidian:

Italian designer Michele Daneluzzo took inspiration from Stone Age flint tools to create this eye-catching minimalist knife. Formed from one petal-shaped piece of steel, it serves as a versatile utility knife for chopping and slicing vegetables, herbs, fish and meats and can be sharpened like a common kitchen knife.


Available for a song (and dance) at http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/delben-primitive-knife/

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