That pie better be vegan or you’re gonna look dumb
On Saturday, Lierre Keith, author of the polarizing book, The Vegetarian Myth was struck with a cayenne pepper-laced pie while speaking at the Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair. It would be easy to dismiss the physical attack as little more than a publicity stunt (I mean, it’s only a coincidence that her Amazon sales rank shot from #4500 on Saturday to #644, where it is now). It would also be easy to criticize her attackers for their lack of judgment; after all, it is assault and such an act does little to quell the message – instead, it helps to publicize it.
Such narratives would be easy to convey; y’know what would be hard? (It being St. Patrick’s Day and all) To write a limerick about the whole ordeal, that would be hard. So, here it goes:
There once was a vegan who changed her case
And wrote a book that put her ideas in place
To her the cause was all a myth
Something vegans couldn’t get with
So, some decided to pie her in the face
Good thing SuperVegan tackles all the hard issues.