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Episode: 71

You Can’t Have A Proustian Fruit Moment With A Pouch of Squeezy-Fruit Either


In tonight’s episode — You Can’t Have A Proustian Fruit Moment With A Pouch of Squeezy-Fruit Either — I get ever realer about what foodiness™ has done to fruit than I did on last summer’s fruit episode; how, like Michael Douglas playing Liberace or tourists descending on Chelsea, cherry-flavored sports drinks and watermelon-flavored gummies give us simulated fruit experiences without the risk and rewards of the real thing; how, yes, it’s true that if you drink a diet peach-flavored Snapple you know exactly what you’re going to get and if you bite into an actual peach you don’t, but you could have a Proustian peach experience you remember for life, while nobody is making indelible life memories drinking Snapple; and how all you have to do these days to be a risk taker and a rebel is eat an apple instead of an apple-flavored breakfast bar…and if that isn’t enough to make you only eat real fruit, just think of the Instagram possibilities!

In ten years will you remember the perfect diet peach-flavored Snapple or the perfect peach?

In ten years will you remember the perfect diet peach-flavored Snapple or the perfect peach?

So if you don’t want to eat shit or have a safe and meaningless existence, tune in!

Episode: 70

Be Into Amway or Est, Not Juicing


In tonight’s episode – Be Into Amway or Est, Not Juicing – I get real about the foodiness lifestyle of juicing; how, if you can’t water or beverage or wine, then you can’t juice – unless you’re trying to win endorsement deals, the Tour de France or pick up men on Grindr; how taking perfectly good produce and using gobs of resources to turn them into juice, leave tons of waste, pour them into toxic plastic bottles, ship them around the country and charge 5 times as much does mean you can shyst; and how, if you’re going to have a ‘lifestyle’ let it be an alternative lifestyle or the gay lifestyle or lifestyles of the rich and famous and leave the juicing to our sports heroes.

So if you don’t want to be shysted and you don’t want to drink shit, tune in!


On one corner of Manhattan. Why have bars or restaurants or food or boutiques or culture or the arts when you can have…juice?

Episode: Reminder—Episode 56

Don’t-Make-Me-Say-It-Again7-Eleven Is To The East Village What Pringles Are To Potatoes


Hiatus schmiatus, I’m busy, people! I know you are too using all of your Ultimate Reward Points to hop on bikes covered in CitiBank logos. That’s CitiBank, which took 300 billion of our dollars and turned around, kicked out untold numbers of local business by putting up zillions of unnecessary ATMs and bank branches, and has now turned simple bike rides into ads for the bank that owes us 300 billion dollars. Welcome to New York Citi! And why not cool down after your ride with a Sprite-flavored “lite” Slurpee from anyone of the dozens of 7-Elevens in Manhattan now, and many more on the way?

While most of us are updating about the latest cupcake store, some of us are actually doing something about the Mallification of Manhattan.

So in tonight’s don’t-make-me-say-it-again, I get real about what happens when you add 7-11 to the East Village. Goodbye Capital of Counterculture and hello just-another-counter to self-serve your Slurpee.

Get the 411 on 7-Eleven’s plans to “Pringle-ize” the East Village with truthiness and Foodiness™ when I give the ultimate non-Kool-Aid interview with NO 7-11 NYC’s Bob Holman and Dr. Rob Hollander on 7-Eleven Is To The East Village What Pringles Are To Potatoes, airing tonight.

…and while you’re at it, get off the couch at go become a “friend” of NO-711 NYC and follow them on Twitter. You should also follow EV Grieve and Vanishing New York, both of which are doing the real journalistic dirty work on the Pringle-ization of New York City. Actually, you don’t have to get off the couch to do something! That’s the beauty of “social” media – you can be a lazy f**k and still be an activist!

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