Thursday, February 12, 2009

Veganism and Animal-Related Bits in the News

If you need another reason to not eat eggs, consider that according to the Windsor Star:

[a] study just published in the journal Diabetes Care (2008) has found that eating seven or more eggs per week -- that's just an egg a day, a number probably quite common in Canada -- increases your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 58 per cent if you are a man and by 77 per cent if you're a woman compared to people who don't eat eggs.

First of all, I had no idea that Fangoria magazine (provider of the lining of many a junior high school locker of mine) was still around. They had a blurb on a figure of Tofu the Vegan Zombie that's now available for purchase.

From the official website fo the computer animated short film from which the character hails:
Vost didn't notice the dark shadow rising behind him. The mess in front of him consumed his mind. The dark shadow rose higher and higher.

Vost picked up the bag of groceries from the floor and turned around. The boy, with outstretched grabbing hands stood face to face with the professor - his stitched mouth gnawed hungrily in the air. The boy lunged at him. The professor dropped the grocery bag and fell instinctively to the floor, imagining a painful and ghastly death.

The cowering professor peeked through his cupped hands and saw the boy kneeling on the ground in front of him- the bag of groceries ripped apart and food littered across the floor. The boy attacked the fruits, and veggies with fury and vengeance. Lifting his head from the battle below, he let out an intelligible sound from his reddened and gooey face: "GGGGGRAINS!"
For more information on Tofu the Vegan Zombie, check out the site. Here's the trailer:

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