Red Meat will kill you…so will everything else.

There is a new study regarding how red meat eaters can expect to die an an average of 10 years younger than the average life expectancy. Sounds tragic, until one recalls their statistics classes. The average life expectancy takes into account all those also biting the big one prematurely. So if you are a dumb-as-brick-kid who rides a skateboard onto the highway to become grill-meat, you have selfishly impacted the life expectancy of that 97-year-old who has been living off copious amounts of bacon and cigarettes his whole life.

I won’t impune all those who are vegetarians for humane reasons, and especially those who understand the inhumane nature of  a system that supplies food to hundreds of millions-until we prefect that soylent green stuff…It’s people!!!. I absolutely respect those views, so going too far feels like latent or back-handed swipes at those views, so I won’t do it. Sorry, fellow meat lovers, but it does bring to mind an experience I had a couple of years ago.

The wife and I were in a whole foods, and a steak looked particularly appetizing. It was pricey, but mister belly thought the cost was justified. Into the basket it went. At the counter was the ubiquitous Whole Foods urban archetype cashier. She frowned as she rang up the steak, and obviously just could not hold back a comment.  Cocking her head, she swept back a braid and squinted darkly.

“Did you know that red meat sits in you colon for like a month?”

Without hesitation I pointed to the price and replied, “Do you see what I’m paying by the pound for this? It had better stay there for at least that long!”

About 900poundgorilla

W.C. Turck is a Chicago playwright and the author of four widely acclaimed books.His latest is "The Last Man," a prophetic novel of a world ruled by a single corporation. His first novel, "Broken: One Soldier's Unexpected Journey Home," was reccommended by the National Association of Mental Health Institutes. His 2009 Memoir, "Everything for Love" chronicled the genocide in Bosnia and the siege of Sarajevo. His third book "Burn Down the Sky" is published exclusively on Amazon Kindle. It was in Sarajevo at the height of the siege where he met and married his wife, writer and Artist Ana Turck. FOX NEWS, ABC, CBS News, the Chicago Tribune and The Joliet Herald covered their reunion after the war. He helped organized relief into Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. Turck has been a guest on WMAQ-TV, WLS in Chicago, WCPT, WBBM radio, National Public Radio, Best Of the Left and the Thom Hartmann show. He has spoken frequently on Human Rights, Genocide and Nationalism. In 2011, his play in support of the Occupy Movement, "Occupy My Heart-a revolutionary Christmas Carol" recieved national media attention and filled theaters to capacity across Chicago. He remains an activist to the cause of human rights and international peace. View all posts by 900poundgorilla

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