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Forum posts for Advice of the Day for December 7th, 2009!

Posted by alltogethernow on Dec 07, 2009

I have to dig up and scan some pics of my parents... because they were awesome for sure.

My dad has some especially sweet pics of him being a dirty hippie

Posted by phduffy on Dec 07, 2009

I posted a comment on this article:

where I think the author is really going insane. Anyone agree/disagree with me?

Posted by alltogethernow on Dec 07, 2009
It's really bad form for an author, even of a stupid blog post, to respond to criticism like that. Fuck she responded 7 minutes after you posted. Also, it now seems your short conversation (of which the author has made 2 posts) is the longest running comment thread on the front page of the website.

Why are you reading this crap?

Fuck, just assume that if you live in Toronto that people are going to charge you 5 cents randomly from time to time. IT IS 5 CENTS, CHILL THE FUCK OUT.

Posted by phduffy on Dec 07, 2009

I like that blog. I wasn't a fan of that article, but in general, I like that blog.

Posted by Nerhael on Dec 07, 2009
Hah, I can't get the damned blog to even load.....

Posted by Nerhael on Dec 07, 2009
Got it to load. Overreaction seems like an understatement.

Bullying customer's by forcing them to pay the 5 cent's for a bag hardly seems like the most awful thing a company has ever put on it's customer's. For a write-up of that size/detail, the author comes off as someone prone to hysterics/hyperbole.

Posted by Numinous on Dec 07, 2009
i charge 10 or 25 cents a bag and if some one gives me shit about it i throw them out of my store fuck them.. i have to pay for those bags and now all of you have to as well

bahahaha i love that law i get in so many fights over it.

Posted by phduffy on Dec 08, 2009

Well, I posted something last night, very innocent, saying something like "I don't think I missed your point, I think you missed mine about the time, hope you get to have a festive special this season"

and the comment never made it out of moderation

Posted by phduffy on Dec 09, 2009
Damn is she unprofessional, check this out:

Posted by Nerhael on Dec 09, 2009
It's pretty clear she didn't get your point either. Apparently histrionics is simply a strength of hers. What pettiness.

Posted by phduffy on Dec 09, 2009

I of course couldn't resist, and posted something. It's still in the moderation queue.

Posted by phduffy on Dec 09, 2009
We are now cool.

Posted by fanoom on Dec 09, 2009
To answer your question on that blog... Stevia sweetners are a natural alternative to your typical artifical sweetners... Apparently much sweeter then sugar, but of course, do your research.

Posted by phduffy on Dec 10, 2009

What do you think of this article:

She gets pretty defensive in both the article and the comments. I can see her point, she doesn't seem to have any evidence for her point.

Posted by Nerhael on Dec 10, 2009
I think her point is fine. I just skimmed it, and a couple comments though.

She's basically saying that "Hey, where's the proof that these things are actually safe?" right? And in face of that, doesn't trust them. I'd agree with her that more burden should be on the people proving it's safe than the proving it's directly unsafe.

If this made it to supermarket shelves as a 'food', it should have gone through some of the testing I think she was talking about not being able to find? (Again, skimmed quickly, may have gotten wrong idea. I don't do artificial sweeteners, as I'm fine with the natural awesome of real sugar.)

Posted by phduffy on Dec 10, 2009


Artificial sweeteners are a chemical and are therefore an extra burden to be processed through the liver that will result in chemical byproducts, and therefore produce high amounts of free radicals. Low and behold, we have increased the toxic load on the body. Where is a study that disproves this? This is simple biology.

Not so fast, my friend. Where is the study that proves this?

Also, I asked a biologist friend, and he said that the article doesn't merit comment, so I win. :)

A second biologist pipes in
Posted by phduffy on Dec 10, 2009
She exhibits a lack of basic knowledge about biology and chemistry.

Woo hoo!