Thursday, July 15, 2004

more political ice cream

Ice cream is so good, you'd think it would be a uniter, not a divider.

And yet, I suspect not everyone will go for Star Spangled Ice Cream - Ice Cream with a Conservative Flavor. They feature such flavors as Iraqui Road, Choc and Awe, Smaller Govern-Mint, and Gun-Nut.

Somehow I don't think Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's, will go for these flavors. After all, Ben & Jerry's flavors lean a little more to the left: Cherry Garcia of course, but also Economic Crunch, Entangled Mints, and Doonesbury. He's also the founder of True Majority, which pressures Congress to pass policies that create a just and sustainable world.

And then there's John Robbins, who was born into ice cream: he even had an
ice cream cone-shaped swimming pool in the backyard. But the only son of the founder of Baskin-Robbins chucked CEO destiny to live in a log cabin in Canada. Now, having written books like The Food Revolution, he leads a campaign to convince Americans to reduce or eliminate meat and dairy products from the table and move towards a plant-based diet. Yet another vegan!

Time for more ice cream.

1 comment:

  1. I wouldn't want an Star-Spangled ice-cream. After all, patriotism is collective egoism.

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