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You’re Going to Want to Read This One…

I’ve waited so long to be able to say this. I’ve worked incredibly hard every day. This last month has been one of the hardest I’ve ever had. I’ve had to watch while family and friends devoured food that I hadn’t ever realized I had taken for granted. I have faced some of the strongest […]

Foodlessness: Day 1

WARNING: This post features lots of math and stats which any normal human being would find incredibly dense. What you are about to read skim has been written primarily for my own benefit. So… deal with it. Day one of diet shakes. The lack of physical stamina and slight increase in irritability have sucked the […]

Hipsters and Food: A Deadly Combination

When I see a man or a woman- actually scratch that, when I see a woman taking pictures of her food, it takes all the self-restraint I can muster not to smash her face in the meal and Instagram a photo of it. Hipsters and food are a match made in hell and the fruits […]

College Things: A Brief Update

Hello All, So if you’re wondering, “Hey, why has Michael not been posting for the last week? Has he been kidnapped?” No, friends. I’m in college. But seriously call the police, I’m being held in a basement. Another huge obstacle has been my computer. I can’t post from my computer any more. It’s a long […]

Straight Talk Team, ASSEMBLE!!!

Just to keep everyone up to speed, I’m putting together a staff for the Straight Talk! column and holy crap are there a lot of them. 20-30 pre-med, pre-vet, and journalism students itching to bring you the straight talk on all your health and wellness concerns. Got a topic you want us to cover? Let […]

The Sharing Size: Bigger Servings for Bigger People

Okay, I’ll admit. I’m sitting next to the empty wrapper of a “Sharing Size” bag of M&M’s. But come on, when they first came out did anyone really think “Gee wiz, now I can finally share my┬ádelicious┬ábag of candy with all my friends!” No. You didn’t. You thought “More fatty fuel for fatty.” I know […]

Chick-fil-A the Gay Away

; I need to cover this while it’s still news. First: I fully support gay marriage because everyone deserves the experience of watching their loved ones let themselves go and poop with the bathroom door open. Boom, done. Now, Chick-fil-A owner Dan Cathy has publicly expressed his disapproval of gay marriage. I AM FINE WITH […]

The State of the Sag- August 2012

Let me just preface this by saying, nobody cringe at the self-depreciating humor. It’s the only way I keep my ego in check. Now, I’ve been trying out a few new ways to lose weight and for the most part it’s been working. Unfortunately it looks like it’s too little too late. I recently went […]

Portion Police: Drinks

First off: let me tell you about my relationship with Dominick’s grocery store: I eat at the cafe all the time and every time I waddle out hating myself. Last night I go in there around 8:00 PM, in search of something to cram down my gullet and there are two women working behind the […]

The Stank

IGNORANCE IS BLISS. Let’s just get that out of the way early on. Yeah, not all food joints are clean but that doesn’t mean eating there will kill you. I used to work as a dishwasher at a sushi bar. To keep the staff from being too close to the customers, we were denied the […]