Um… As a reader of Cracked, why would you take anything they say to be sound medical advice?
I love Cracked. They are full of fun, zany, outside the box thinking. But they are not a source of medical information.
oh I’m aware of that, but they were saying that somewhat seriously and being somewhat “uunnngh, only the mainstream assholes would think otherwise”
Just because they aren’t marking themselves as “sources of medical information” it doesn’t mean that I can’t call them out when they’re being particularly dumb about it, specially when they’re so smug about it.
Hi. Can we please actually read the article in question? This is very specifically an article making fun of and criticizing the people who either self-diagnose without trying to get the proper information, or in this particular case, latch onto anything gluten-free as if it were the new health food. It also actually links to a Time Magazine article which says, with less sarcasm,exactly the same thing. Including a survey done by a market research firm that found that only 8-12% of the people buying gluten-free food do so because of a gluten intolerance. Feel free to call them out when they’re being stupid about something (or do what I do, ignore that article, there are plenty of those), but please make sure you read it first. Also, this trend that Cracked is calling out can be actually detrimental to people who actually have Celiac Disease. You know how I know that? Because I read the Time Magazine article that was conveniently linked in the Celiac Disease entry in the Cracked article (also conveniently linked here to save you time). It took me longer to write this than to research it.
I am so wiped out last night…you see! I combined the first two sentences. Stayed up until 12:30, and before that there was no way I was falling asleep. Woke up at 4 for work. I don’t think I ended up really sleeping before 1 though.
Right now I feel more drunk than I do when I’m actually drunk. And let’s hope I don’t overdo the caffeine and sugar, because then I’ll get giggly too, and with my luck, somebody will complain to the DM that I’m drunk. And she’ll believe it, too, despite anything anybody else tells her, because customers are some kind of holy entity for her, I swear. I need a nap.
When I was walking to the bus stop, a red pickup with two different kinds of American flag passed by, and the two occupants just stared at me. It was hilarious, and also very fortunate that nobody stopped short in front of them, because they would NOT have seen it.
The words "Excessive Heat Warning" just make me want to cry
This polar bear does not handle the heat well. Maybe if they gave me a pool like the ones in the Bronx Zoo get. I don’t even want to leave the house, much less go to work. Also worried about joneko and her dad on a day like this. Please be careful!
I was pretty stunned. Enough that I couldn’t keep myself from laughing out loud. I think she may have been offended, which wasn’t my intent, but…really? I mean, yes, I try to put on a bit of a show for people when I’m on bar, entertain a little when I have the spare attention and time, but…does she think I get applause? Does she think I don’t have to constantly clean things? Or maybe…now that I think about it, I have to wonder what she does for a living if food service seems glamorous.
mcdevinpants asked: When did you make this and follow me? Because I do NOT remember seeing the notification. I would’ve followed you on the spot! I just came across you on my followers list one day!
It was pretty recently! Daddy hasn’t started following me either… I don’t think, anyway. I just wanted to try to keep up with you guys! I’m glad you found me, though! <3<3<3 I just… haven’t worked out all the kinks of Tumblr, yet.
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