October 4, 2011

To his friend regarding ALL STAR WESTERN #1...

16 comments:

  1. Not if you wanna stick to your strict vegan principles.

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  2. The only running he'd be doing is when the real cowboys run his ass out of town! haha

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  3. I doubt that guy could run a whorehouse in a boom town.

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  4. He probably could've "run shit".... and shoveled it too.

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  5. If "run shit" means crap yourself when you're shot dead, then yes. And what Q said. Good luck getting soy anything in 1880.

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  6. Hey, how can you know? Maybe the kid would've been deadly with a gun back then. You can be vegan if you're deadly with a gun and if it's okay for you to be known as Vegan Vinnie or something like that.

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  7. Maybe he's the type of vegan who only eats what he kills ...

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  8. run from bullets is more like it

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  9. @ Anonymous 1:16pm - But it's not even a matter of social acceptance, as mentioned above it's a matter of resources. A proper vegan diet requires nutrients found in very specific plants and legumes not found in the Old West. And it's not like you can just ship the stuff around, this is the late 1800s, there is no such thing as planes and cold storage consists of a very large block of ice. He'd die of malnutrition within a year.

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  10. Fools, he'd "run shit" using his special Vegan powers he got after graduating the Vegan Academy!

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  11. @6:08 PM Anon--Only thing lacking would be B12, and there would probably be enough B12 just laying all over the place in Old Westy times. A person doesn't need much and it would be in the food crops unlike on a modern farm.

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  12. Perhaps he would die of malnutrition within a year. Then again, we're talking about Old West. He could've gone out with a bang, preferring to die in a gunfight against incredible odds rather than die of malnutrition or forget his diet and eat some good old meat. That would be so awesome.

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  13. I am reminded of a button I saw at a con once: Original Goth: Barbarian who sacked Rome. Modern Goth: Vegan pretending to be a vampire.

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  14. @1:15 AM Anon: Ummm, plants are an awful source of B12 since much of it is in an inactive form in plants so he likely would be deficient. I have no idea why you think crops back then would be better for it. He would also probably have low calcium, low iodine and maybe an iron deficiency. Most of this stuff can be counteracted with proper diet but people didn't exactly have access to whatever food they wanted back then.

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  15. Seriously? A nutrition argument?

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  16. I get it - he could become a King Vegan. It's a vegan that eats other vegans.
    Damn. I guess he would still starve in Old West like that...

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