Saturday, April 16, 2011

Only from the Left could we be entertained

by the outrage of offended vagins about photoshopped pictures of meat as "not-meat".
See, there is a big bru-haha going on over at Quarry-girl about pictures of vegan food that wasn't vagin food, and they're offended that they'e been admiring it for years...or something.

I don't know how they thought they weren't looking at meat anyway, because the pictures show something that looks natural. I've actually seen fake meat, and it looks nothing like real meat.
Or to put it in Quarrygyrll language:
Do you like looking at pictures of meat? How about a juicy beef burger, covered in egg mayonnaise with cow fat dripping off? Perhaps some soft, meaty chunks of chicken breast in chicken stock and cream? What about a pork sausage, oozing in pig fat, fresh from the slaughterhouse? OK, let’s tone it down a little. Perhaps you like to look at egg mayonnaise potato salad, made with eggs from those poor battery hens that are dead basically from the moment they are born. How about creamy mac and cheese made with real cow’s milk, pulled painfully from their sore and tender udders, infused with antibiotics, pain and anguish?

Anyway, these vagins are all het up over some non-meat-that-IS-meat stock images and are so up in arms that the paper
...we’d wait with bated breath for the US Mail to deliver our copy. We’d eagerly flip through, reading all about the latest veg stuff, salivating over the amazing pictures, trying out a vegan recipe, and maybe even discovering a restaurant in our home town through one of their reviews.

it’s sad, then, that the pictures we’ve been drooling over for years are actually of MEAT! Veg News has written tens (possibly hundreds) of articles extolling the virtues of a vegan lifestyle, while purchasing rock-bottom priced stock photos of MEAT, EGGS, DAIRY and other completely non-vegan things.

And then goes into FAR more research on said paper than they ever did on their Chicago Jezus- until the paper, Vegnews had to print an apology.

—Yes, from time to time, after exhausting all options, we have resorted to using stock
photography that may or may not be vegan. In an ideal world we would use custom-shot
photography for every spread, but it is simply not financially feasible for VegNews at this
time. In those rare times that we use an image that isn’t vegan, our entire (vegan) staff
weighs in on whether or not it’s appropriate. It is industry standard to use stock
photography in magazines—and, sadly, there are very few specifically vegan images offered
by stock companies. In addition, it’s exceedingly challenging to find non-stock imagery that
meets the standard necessary for publication. We would love nothing more than to use only
vegan photography shot by vegan photographers, and we hope to be there soon.

This is as fun as watching monkeys fling shiat at each other.

But I am helpful, so here are some truthful stock photos for you:


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