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What are your unpopular opinions about health / fitness?

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  • Carlos_421
    Carlos_421 Posts: 5,132 Member
    lemurcat12 wrote: »
    What if the people eating cake are thin? Do you still pity them? I mean, I do, since if they had sense they'd be eating pie, but we covered that.

    For the record, it shows that the one time I watched the Matrix I fell asleep, since my reaction to the "blue pill" thing was "wait, Viagra makes you eat cake and donuts?"

    Oh it's a Matrix thing? I've never seen it so I was confused too.
  • Macy9336
    Macy9336 Posts: 694 Member
    lemurcat12 wrote: »
    What if the people eating cake are thin? Do you still pity them? I mean, I do, since if they had sense they'd be eating pie, but we covered that.

    For the record, it shows that the one time I watched the Matrix I fell asleep, since my reaction to the "blue pill" thing was "wait, Viagra makes you eat cake and donuts?"

    Yes. For the record, I agree that pie is superior to cake....unless it's jello pudding poured into a pie shell...that is a travesty against piedom
  • cmriverside
    cmriverside Posts: 32,498 Member
    Nony_Mouse wrote: »
    Also, terribly sorry for distracting from the cake discussion (but those who know me know I couldn't let ^^that stand...).

    To get back to cake...Cake is awesome. Carrot cake with lemon cream cheese icing for me please. Food sharing isn't just a human thing, it's a Great Ape thing. We have always done it. No one is making you eat the cake. You are a grown up, you can make your own decisions.

    My orangutan friend at the zoo gets very (what appears to be) jealous when I bring treats to her habitat and don't offer to share them with her. At the least I have to sit and eat them by showing her each bite. I kinda feel a little guilty that there is a two inch window between us, but then she doesn't have any food I want, so...
  • Macy9336
    Macy9336 Posts: 694 Member
    Macy9336 wrote: »
    oh how I would love to write my psych dissertation on cake culture in the workplace....haha!

    Why not? Another theme would be how it intersects with the individualism of American culture...hence the primary defence being along the lines of "it's your choice to eat or not eat the cake" "just say no" etc. How does cake culture play out in societies that value conformity over individualism?

    I'm not American. It intersects with my culture of being a human who has always, throughout history, shared food as social bonding.

    May I ask, what you are then? Although many cultures have commonalities, there is no one 'human' culture.
  • stevencloser
    stevencloser Posts: 8,917 Member
    BTW, I haven't worked much yet since I'm still studying but when I was, there were 2 times cake was available, one from me for introduction and one for another student acing his masters thesis.
    What WAS available every single day was fresh fruit though...
  • Macy9336
    Macy9336 Posts: 694 Member
    Macy9336 wrote: »
    Macy9336 wrote: »
    oh how I would love to write my psych dissertation on cake culture in the workplace....haha!

    Why not? Another theme would be how it intersects with the individualism of American culture...hence the primary defence being along the lines of "it's your choice to eat or not eat the cake" "just say no" etc. How does cake culture play out in societies that value conformity over individualism?

    I'm not American. It intersects with my culture of being a human who has always, throughout history, shared food as social bonding.

    May I ask, what you are then? Although many cultures have commonalities, there is no one 'human' culture.

    Can you tell me of a human culture where sharing of food in times of celebration isn't a thing?

    In China, the traditional food to celebrate a birthday are peaches and noodles, not cake.
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