Thirty-two year old University of Arizona welterweight Michael J. Williams has been vegan for 10 years, but just started boxing recently. He’s documenting his exploits on YouTube, and was profiled in the school paper, where he’s described as “soft-spoken and pale” and quoting Thoreau. In this episode of The Vicious Vegan, he give us a tour of his pantry, accompanied by music from Rocky:
I’m hoping for a future episode featuring Williams beating massive hanging slabs of seitan.
The Appalachian Trail runs 2,174-miles from Maine to Georgia. Hippies People who hike the whole distance are known as “Thru-Hikers.”
Maryland natives Meg, Tim, and their canine companion Mia have dubbed themselves the Vegan Thru Hikers and they’re keeping a blog of their trip. Things are still in the preperatory stages for now; the trio hit the trail on March first.
Their hike is also a fundraiser for Release and Restitution who fight for, well, release and restitution for laboratory chimps.
We wish them well, and hope they have a great trip and raise lotsa dough for the chimps!
Sounds like it’s essentially a result of pro ballers being nostalgic spoiled brats. As justified by commissioner David Stern:
Although testing performed by Spalding and the NBA demonstrated that the new composite basketball was more consistent than leather, and statistically there has been an improvement in shooting, scoring and ball-related turnovers, the most important statistic is the view of our players.
Got two left feet? Can’t catch a beat with a net? Seize life! Take a pledge to no longer hide in the corner at parties. Assemble a group of your bestest friends and overcome your fears at the Dancing for Animals Friday night dance lesson and social.
Starting tonight, animal advocate and dance teacher Liz Peterson will host weekly classes in a variety of forms including Samba, Mambo, Hustle, Foxtrot, and West Coast Swing. Classes are only $5 and the social that follows costs $15. All proceeds go towards animal charities.
Every Friday at Dance Times Square. 156 West 44th Street (between 6th Avenue and Broadway), 3rd Floor. Info and Schedule: DancingForAnimals.org or (212)946-1824.
Ella Soryl, an eleven-year-old New Zealand vegan, recently challenged Professor Robert Pickard to a triatholon. Professor Pickard is general director of the British Nutrition Foundation and was sent on a speaking tour of New Zealand by the Council for Foods of Animal Origin. During his tour, Pickard has been making pompus claims that vegan, vegetarian, and even low-meat diets are “unnatural” and unhealthy.
Pickard did not accept the challenge. (It conflicted with his tour schedule.) However he did back track to say that he was not aiming his comments at individual diets but at the general public, who may not be educated well enough to eat a balanced vegetarian or vegan diet. So wait, is he calling us too stupid to responsibly not eat foods linked with cancer, diabetes, and heart-disease?