If you ever thought about going vegan, Gene Baur’s appearance on The Daily Show might be the thing that pushes you over the edge. Mr. Baur makes the argument that a vegan lifestyle can make a difference in the fight against malnutrition, climate change, water shortages… you name it. (Not to mention the toll current eating habits take on our animal friends.) It’s one of the better interviews you’ll see Jon Stewart do (because so often, the interview segment is comprised of a friend of his promoting something, so they’re just BSing) and maybe it’ll change your mind about how you live your life… or at least get you thinking.
New York Times Magazine has a dissertation (the online version is 10 “pages” long) out on Glen Beck. If that sounds daunting, don’t worry – I’ll hook you up. Let’s quote:
“I think what the country is going through right now is, in a way, what I went through with my alcoholism,” he told me. “You can either live or die. You have a choice.”
Am I the only person on earth who didn’t know Glen Beck was a recovering alcoholic? That makes it even more interesting to me when people refer to him as the new Rush Limbaugh, as Mr. Limbaugh is in recovery for abusing… I forget what, pills, maybe? And ‘live or die,’ huh? I guess Glen Beck saw the end of Karate Kid Part 2.
It was a Wednesday afternoon in the middle of September, and Beck had just returned from a week’s vacation in the Grand Tetons followed by a quick hop to Anchorage, where he and Sarah Palin appeared at an event on Sept. 11.