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Eleven Madison Park's Vegan-Only Restaurant Has a Secret Meat Room for the Rich


New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells slaughtered Eleven Madison Park’s revamped, veganized menu in an unstarred critical review this week — but the real golden nugget from the piece is that the all-vegan restaurant, has, well, a secret beef room. According to Wells, Eleven Madison Park offers an optional beef tenderloin dish to customers in its swanky private dining room, while maintaining the much-hyped vegan menu out front. Wells writes, “It’s some kind of metaphor for Manhattan, where there’s always a higher level of luxury, a secret room where the rich eat roasted tenderloin while everybody else gets an eggplant canoe.”

I am sorry but this is hilarious.

As Chelsea Fagan states.
can't stop thinking about the secret beef room at eleven madison park. let's reboot boardwalk empire but about bootlegging beef into other plant-based restaurants

I think more vegan restaurants need secret rooms where you can get a decent steak.
Posted by cinematicdiversions | Wed Sep 29, 2021, 02:56 PM (35 replies)

'Large or extra-large?': my perilous first condom purchase


“Large or small?” she asked, looking up. This threw me completely. “Large,” I said. To be clear, I’m not making any claims for myself here, but I wasn’t going to say “small”, was I? Even in an empty shop. But then she asked: “Large or extra-large?”

“All right then, extra-large,” I spluttered, starting to think it might be some kind of wind-up.

It was only as I walked out that it dawned on me the poor woman was referring to the size of the box, not to any part of my anatomy. I’d only gone and depleted my student grant buying a bumper box of 48 condoms. I wandered back to my room dazed, confused and even more apprehensive about everything than I was before I’d boarded the bus an hour earlier.

Posted by cinematicdiversions | Wed Sep 29, 2021, 02:43 PM (5 replies)

People who 'can't fit into jeans they wore aged 21' risk developing diabetes

People risk developing type 2 diabetes if they can no longer fit into the jeans they were wearing when they were 21, according to one of the world’s leading experts on the disease.

And if people discovered they could no longer fit into the same-sized trousers then they were “carrying too much fat”, Prof Roy Taylor, from Newcastle University, said.

The participants, who had type 2 diabetes despite having a “normal” body mass index (BMI), managed to cut the levels of fat in the liver and pancreas, and the activity of the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas was deemed to be restored.

Taylor, the principle investigator, said: “Doctors tend to assume that type 2 diabetes has a different cause in those who are not overweight. What we’ve shown is that if those of normal weight lose 10 to 15% of their weight, they have a very good chance of getting rid of their diabetes.”


This is excellent news that people with Type 2 diabetes can reverse the disease even if normal weight by losing an additional 10 to 15%. Plus of course, it helps with everything else, from cancer to heart disease to joint health.

A Type 2 Diagnosis is much worse for you than AIDS nowadays, as the Lancent pointed out a few years ago. But it doesn't have to be slow decline to the loss of limbs, blindness, then death.

Posted by cinematicdiversions | Wed Sep 29, 2021, 12:21 AM (55 replies)

Inside the San Francisco Bay Area's pandemic murder surge: 'No one knows this pain but us'


Racial disparities in the burden posed by gun violence were stark. The overwhelming majority of homicide victims in the region in 2020 were Black and Latino, with 194 Black victims among the 450 killed and 150 Latino. Of the 345 Black and Latino victims, 293 were male. Their ages ranged from one all the way to 94.

That means that the Bay Area’s Black residents are still more at risk of succumbing to gun violence than members of any other racial group. Black residents make up just 5% of the region’s population, according to 2020 census data, but more than a third of its homicide victims.

The racial discrepancies were apparent even in the region’s safest counties. San Mateo county, home to the millionaire-machine of Silicon Valley, saw homicides go up in 2020, but the rise was not equally distributed. The county of 770,000 people recorded 16 homicides. Just one victim was white, despite most of the county’s residents being white.

Santa Clara county, where Google is based, reported 52 homicides among almost two million residents. At least 32 of the victims, or more than half, were Latino, though Latinos make up 25% of the county’s population.

Posted by cinematicdiversions | Wed Sep 29, 2021, 12:13 AM (2 replies)

This might be a good year to skip gifts for Christmas.

I notice a lot of people buy gifts out of habit. This might be a good year to break the habit, especially for non-spousal adults in your family.

Buckle up, as they used to say, it is going to be a wild ride.
Posted by cinematicdiversions | Tue Sep 28, 2021, 07:06 AM (63 replies)

'He held me hostage with no gun but with his words': The phone scam gaslighting therapists


It started with a voice mail on Jaime Bardacke’s cell phone that sounded work-related. It came on Father’s Day, and the licensed clinical social worker was driving back to her San Francisco apartment after visiting family, eager to eat dinner and watch the NBA playoffs.

That message kicked off a harrowing 6½-hour odyssey during which she was fleeced of thousands of dollars as she drove around San Francisco and the Peninsula on the phone with a swindler — who was in her head both literally through her earbuds and metaphorically through manipulation tactics.

The caller instructed her to go a nearby ATM. Her daily withdrawal limit was $800. He told her to increase the limit via the bank’s app, but she couldn’t do it — “I was getting more and more flustered; it was hard to figure out” — so he told her to call the bank while he stayed on the line, listening in. She upped the limit to $1,500 and withdrew that amount.

The caller told Bardacke to go to a nearby Safeway to buy prepaid Visa cards with the money.

I know part of me has empathy. This could happen to anyone, I would like to say. But read the whole article. I wonder if Therapists are vulnerable to being conned more than other professionals.

Posted by cinematicdiversions | Tue Sep 28, 2021, 01:00 AM (12 replies)

Americans have too much money and too much stuff.

The U.S. has 3.1% of the world’s children, but consumes 40% of the world’s toys. This is horrifying. How much is enough and why is it not making us happier despite our overabundance of wealth and stuff.


Posted by cinematicdiversions | Sun Sep 26, 2021, 10:02 PM (45 replies)

Before we bash the rural south. Here are some real people not on instagram.

These are Americans in great need. These are our community. Sometimes things are more important than politics or regional biases.

I am no better or worse than these people. I am these people. I am just luckier today.

Posted by cinematicdiversions | Thu Sep 23, 2021, 06:20 AM (15 replies)

Death rates for children in certain ethnic minorities are over 3 times that of white children


Children face racial disparities as COVID-19 infections rise

Children of color are more likely than white children to be infected, hospitalized and die from the coronavirus, according to the Kaiser analysis. They may also be less likely to be vaccinated, leaving them particularly vulnerable.

For American Indian/Alaska Native children, the death rates were over 3 times that of white children and, for Black children, the death rates were over 2.5 times higher than their white counterparts.

“These data are not at all unsurprising,” said Jason Salemi, an epidemiologist with the University of South Florida, in an email to the Times. “I hope we are not still so desensitized to certain subgroups in our population bearing the disproportionate brunt of many adverse health outcomes that it isn’t an urgent call to action.”

Posted by cinematicdiversions | Wed Sep 22, 2021, 07:45 AM (3 replies)

Best TV Show Tie in product.

Posted by cinematicdiversions | Tue Sep 21, 2021, 05:51 PM (2 replies)
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