Stop Buying This Shit (if you want to save money)

Below is a list of some grocery items people buy that they shouldn’t buy if they want to save money and have a healthier diet.

6. Orange juice.  Sure, it has Vitamin C.  So does bell pepper, broccoli, kale and so on and so forth…WITHOUT the sugar. Most fruits should be eaten — as a smoothie is fine, it still has the fiber — not drunk as a juice.

5. Skinless Chicken Breast
Why pay more for less? First, the skin helps keep the muscle meat moist when you cook it.  Second, skin has collagen, which helps your skin look young.  Third, skin is flavorful and without it, people are going to drench the chicken in gravy or ranch dressing or something like that. Fourth, if you really don’t want to eat skin (which is good for you as long as you don’t eat too much of it), take it off yourself.  Is it really worth paying more to have someone else take it off for you?

4. Lean ground beef
If the goal is to make a burger, keep in mind that most of the fat will be cooked off anyway. So regardless of how fatty the ground beef is, you end up with the same end product.  If it’s to make spaghetti or meatloaf, you can drain the fat yourself.  Though I don’t recommend wasting any part of an animal — the fat can, for instance, be used to stir fry veggies or to make a confit — because it isn’t animal fat that makes people fat and sick, it’s the gargantuan PORTION SIZES and excessive sugar intake that does.


3. Kobe ground beef
Kobe ground beef is known for its high fat content. So why does it cost more than lean ground beef, which in turn costs more than its fattier counterparts? Because we live in the Land of Confusion, where we’re taught to trust strangers with impressive sounding titles and degrees instead of our instincts.

In any case, the fat will be cooked off if you’re using it to make a burger, so you’re paying a premium for nothing.  If you prefer more fat in your spaghetti, the cheapest ground beef available will provide comparable amount of fat at a much lower price.

And the celebrated tenderness of Kobe beef doesn’t apply to the ground version, because ground beef, by definition, is already tender.

2. Chicken breast
Dark meat is preferred in most parts of the world because it’s much more flavorful and juicier than its white counterpart. But not in the Land of Confusion, where white meat is wrongly considered the healthier option just because White supremacy insists that all things “White,” regardless of species, must be superior to anything “Dark,” it contains less fat and fewer calories than its dark counterpart.  Dark meat offers more zinc, riboflavin, niacin, thiamine, taurine, vitamins B12 and B6, and iron than does White meat.

So quit acting like a fucking racist and eat some dark meat.  The only reason why so many people tolerate White people meat is because it’s been infused with broth so that it’s as juicy as the juiciest, biggest dark meat you’ve ever had. Or they counter the dryness and lack of flavor by drenching it in gravies and sauces to make it palatable, which significantly increases caloric intake.

So to save money and to eat fewer calories, buy dark meat instead of white meat.

1.  Meal Kits
They’re expensive — $10-$15/person per meal — and no, they don’t teach anyone how to cook anymore than the Kama Sutra teaches people how to have sex (which isn’t its purpose anyway).  Cooking isn’t a matter of following recipes, it’s about engaging the senses and releasing the instincts.  These meal kits are an extension of an education system that teaches people to follow someone else’s procedures instead of figuring out how to do something on one’s own.  And in any case, there are cheaper ways to learn how to cook with recipes (youtube, recipe books), just as there are cheaper ways to get an education than going to school.

Point is, trust your instincts.  Listen to your body, it’ll tell you what you need and how much to eat.  To do that, you need to block out the noise of marketing scams and confusing proclamations about what is or isn’t healthy for you.  There’ll be a post about how to eat with your instincts soon.


This meal kit cost $30 and takes most people 40 minutes to prepare. This meal kit is like college: both are rip offs that make people poor and stupid.

Free College is Second Dumbest Idea Ever

It’s election season, and some dumbfuck politicians are at it again, proposing some dumbfucking solutions to our problems that’ll make more people fat, miserable, and crazy. “Free college” is one of them and below are some of the reasons why it’s the second dumbest policy proposal ever. (We’ll get to dumbest policy in another post).

Most Colleges Suck and Make Students Dumber

First, 80 percent of colleges are garbage. How the fuck does a school like Evergreen State College, with its 98% admissions rate, stay open when they graduate mostly unemployable nitwits, some who are literally illiterate?  Most of the remaining “decent” schools are high schools masquerading as colleges, you don’t even have to pass Calculus to get a degree from them. Think I’m exaggerating? Watch this Evergreen College student try to read a statement during a protest:


What the fuck, she has trouble reading words like “disabled” and “allegations” and “sentencing.” Even at a “decent” school like The University of Washington Seattle, I encountered, as a teaching assistant in charge of grading papers and leading discussion sections, two students who read and wrote at around the third grade level (neither were athletes, one was holy fuck an Asian, the other a paraplegic), and most students  were reading and writing at around eighth to tenth grade level.  And I was asked to pass all of them, the only way you can flunk out is to not turn in any assignment, even a page of gibberish gets a passing grade. If you still think I’m exaggerating, take a glance at a UW course catalog, Autumn 2018, and you’ll see 16 sections of high school algebra and 15 sections of pre-calculus. How the fuck did all these people get into Washington state’s flagship university?

The admissions committee (at most schools) is made up of feckless morons, that’s how.  These sentimental dipshits think “education,” regardless of major and coursework, will magically fix all social problems and will ensure that its students get smarter, so they admit students based on their personal sob stories and social background instead of their level of preparation for college level work. It’s sick and twisted, it’s like letting an old fat guy practice with UW’s football team just because he’s always wanted to — someone is going to get hurt.  But these weepy dunces don’t care because they’re more in love with their intentions than taking responsibility for unintended consequences such as student debt, wasted years, and useless degrees.  “But an education is priceless, is an end in itself,” retorts the maudlin imbecile who hates his job as a warehouse clerk but is convinced of his moral and intellectual superiority over anyone without his Master’s degrees in Social Justice and Education. No, you whimpering idiot: curiosity is priceless, grit is priceless, that’s why they’re FREE to have AND difficult to attain. Meanwhile, your stupid diplomas are priced the same as that townhouse you dream of  living in and never will, and in any case, you didn’t get an education, you got indoctrination with a concentration in self-righteous indignation.

Would you send yourself to a bad hospital, where half the patients end up either sicker or dead and the few who end up better are advertised as proof that this hospital is worth going to? You answered “yes” if you’re willing to send yourself to Shaw University, where the graduation rate is 23%, the average student debt is $28,000, and the average SAT of incoming students is 850, which translated into IQ means borderline retarded. If you think the solution to borderline retarded is college, then you’re fucktarded and deserve to spend Hell teaching a dog to climb a tree while getting butt fucked by a raccoon.

And most of the good schools are like good hospitals, they still get students who choose the wrong major and coursework, just as good hospitals get patients who won’t start exercising and eating veggies. Meaning, free college is a waste of money *in most cases* either because the school sucks or because most people choose easy, useless majors that turn them batshit crazy when they discover that the world outside of school doesn’t match up with what’s taught in school.

Shit schools actually decrease earnings probably because they make students dumber. I’m also betting that if you take out the accounting, engineering, and nursing majors at middling schools, there’d be a wage and iq decrease for remaining graduates. I’m also wondering what a Bottom Public college like Evergreen does to its students mentally and financially.

There’s nothing wrong with taking a college course, even if it’s about what some freaky French faggot named Foucault thinks about power, prisons, pornography, and his penis.  There is something wrong with giving away something for free that’s often as dangerous and addictive as alcohol and meth and as easy as the neighborhood slut.

We Need a New Message
More dangerously, “free college” sends the message that a college degree is so important that life isn’t worth living if you don’t have one.  Which is like calling someone a loser because they don’t drive a Tesla and wear Valentino, both are dick moves.  “But college graduates earn more than those with only high school degrees,” says the clueless cretin who flunked Stat 101, one of the few college courses that matter. Hey shitface, disaggregate the data and run a regression analysis, okay?  A behavioral economist did just that and here’s his conclusion about college:

Put simply, if you’re not taking Math, Physics, and Philosophy courses — mastery of those three disciplines prepares you to get a PhD in any field and to become an expert at most jobs — you’re probably wasting your time.  Not saying there’s no value to a classical liberal arts education — I’m all for the study of human nature from different disciplinary perspectives — but outside of a handful of schools few have heard of, where the fuck do you find that nowadays?

This book is considered the cook’s bible. The author doesn’t have a culinary degree, he went to CalTech, one of the top engineering schools in the world. He learned to cook by taking Math and Physics classes and practiced writing by getting his PhD in literature from Yale.

We Need More Rednecks
Redneck jobs pay well and they’re in high demand.

Where are the Redneck Technicians?


How much is the Sociology major making?



Lots of work for Rednecks who can fix everyday energy problems college students have no interest in fixing because they’re taught that such jobs are beneath them and it’s better to be a cashier at Trader Joe’s.

We Need More Engineers
The best place to learn Engineering 101 is in any of the construction trades. Take some kid out of 8th grade, give him a job in one of the trades for three years, then put him back in school and see what happens. Math and Physics — the foundation of engineering — will start to make sense because most people learn by doing, not by lecture. This won’t happen as long as we have archaic child labor laws, mandatory education, and bonehead ideas like “free college” that stigmatize vocational work and education.

But College Used to Be Free at Some Schools like Berkeley and CUNY
So was herpes when Jimmy fucked that whore.  And in any case, the few students who should be in college immediately after high school will still get to go for free because there’s competition for the best students.  Let the free market decide who should or shouldn’t be going to college, just as we let the free market decide who should or shouldn’t play professional sports.  Imagine if the government created a bunch of free junior football leagues and told everyone to play football just because the stats show that NFL players make a lot more money than do non-NFL players. So why are we letting the government open mostly bullshit schools that do far more harm than good and then propose making them free to everyone in hopes of turning those with IQs of 90 into STEM scientists?

They’ll Stick the Bill to Businesses
Because these delirious dingbats actually think they’re helping businesses by “educating” people to become better employees, smarter consumers, and virtuous citizens. Yet the opposite happens when someone spends four years pretending to read Foucault and Derrida, Butler and Steinem, and making up and policing microaggressions while hiding from them in their safe spaces. And then they actually believe they have great communication skills because they majored in communications, that they understand politics because they majored in political science…they graduate as insufferable know-it-alls who don’t know that they know nothing except how to complain about stupid shit because that’s what they’re taught to do when they major in Ethnic Studies. These people are unemployable, that’s why they end up in academia, where you can make a living complaining about stupid shit.

What’s the Stupidest Policy?
Guaranteed Federal jobs for all.  Post on that coming soon.









Frequently Asked Questions #20

Juice Bar

I hear you’re going to carry CBD products and drinks?
Yes, sometime in March.

Where’s the snowman?
We sold it.

Why did you sell it?
She really wanted it. It made her happy.

Is there a no-small talk rule?
No, but small talk is discouraged. Anything that trains people to be superficial and to not listen is discouraged because it makes them disengaged and vacant.

I heard the owner wrote a racist crossword puzzle for customers to solve.  Is there a link to it?
Yes, here it is:

Finish it and you get a $20 gift card!

Why did he write it?
To show solidarity with New York Times crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz, who got in trouble for using the word “beaner” — the baseball term — in crossword puzzle.  His response was: a legitimate word is a legitimate word — like “chink” in the armor — and people should stop getting distracted by White noise (no pun intended).

How have customers done on it?
Police officers do the best on it, by far. Then Black customers and those from East Coast.  Those from Seattle are very innocent when it comes to slurs.


Why do conservatives hate Universal Basic Income (ubi), even though it’s a conservative idea (that liberals love)?  
Some conservatives have forgotten that conservatives should enjoy giving money to the poor as much as liberals do.  The difference  is that conservatives get pissed when the giving is done inefficiently and ineffectively, which is what happens with welfare programs.  UBI just gives without overhead cost of administrators, social workers, etc. A team of two IT professionals could run the program.

Will UBI improve people’s diets? 
I don’t know.  It might reduce emotional eating that comes from stress, but it won’t change people’s diets because people eat what they want to eat.  Even if reduced emotional eating happens, it’ll  probably be temporary because people will adjust and figure out new ways to stress themselves out.

Then why support UBI?
Those who don’t want to work shouldn’t work. It’s more productive and cost-efficient to replace them with robots.  And I don’t want to see those who don’t work homeless and committing petty crimes.

I hear you’re writing another novel, Paradise Frost.  What’s it about?
It’s a retelling of Milton’s Paradise Lost and Dante’s Divine Comedies and features Satan as Santa and North Pole as Hell.  It explores sins we consider or dress as benign habits, such as sentimentality, virtue signaling, etc.  Here’s a link to the first chapter:

Link to Chapter 4, where Santa introduces himself with a rap monologue: Santa Raps (warning: misogynistic material)

Do you need an editor?
Yes, but more for this and another blog we’d like to publish.  Let us know if you know of an editor with manuscript preparation experience.




How to Stop Emotional Eating

You can’t.  You can’t change someone’s tolerance for stress or their attitude toward emotions they’re uncomfortable with (typically anger, fear, and hate). Telling an emotional eater how to stop emotional eating is like telling a fat person what needs to be done to lose weight — they already know what needs to be done. That’s why anti-obesity education programs are stupid and ineffective and in some cases, exacerbate the problem (like that stupid food pyramid guideline that told everyone to carb out). People don’t need to be told how many steps they ought to take per day and what they need to eat to reach their body shape goal.  The entire weight-loss industry (not to be confused with fitness industry) is a scam.

How to Control Emotional Eating

One can, however, control emotional eating so that the problem doesn’t get worse.

Acting to control, rather than to stop emotional eating, should already feel liberating.  It’s like the difference between a trainer asking an out-of-shape client to run an entire mile at any pace instead of a four minute mile.  It’s nearly impossible to re-train someone to stop their psychobiological reactions and failure will only discourage continued effort. But minor behavioral changes are possible, especially if they have nothing to do with food.

Below are a few habits that make emotional eating worse.

Reading and Posting Motivational Quotes
Those who post them are doing so precisely because they lack motivation and are hoping to gain that motivation by posting cliches about it. Those who are motivated don’t waste time reading about how to be motivated.  They’re busy doing what needs to be done to reach their goals.

Motivational quotes state the obvious, there’s nothing profound about “Gratitude is the best medicine”or “Everything we ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” Which means posting motivational quotes is at best virtue signaling and at worst, will make you feel terrible about yourself for lacking motivation once the nice feeling you get from virtue signaling wears off.  So stop reading and posting them.  They’re not inspirational, they’re self-defeating because they trick you into feeling like you’re making progress when you’re not.


The person who posted this on Facebook ended up binging on ice cream and Netflix.

Dieting and Reading Diet Books
Emotional eaters are obsessed with food.  So are dieters.  Telling an emotional eater to go on a diet is like telling a sex addict to watch porn to get rid of the addiction. The goal is to stop obsessing about food, and avoiding food requires as much obsession for food as does craving food all the time.

In most diet books, the subtext is: it’s not your fault, you weren’t educated but now you are.  Bullshit. People know what they should and shouldn’t be eating and doing.  Feigning ignorance is a self-defense mechanism created by an education industry that teaches people to not trust their instincts, to become clueless, needy nitwits really. So stop dieting and reading diet books that turn people into hapless twits if you want to control emotional eating.

This diet book was written for Americans who prefer to blame American food instead of themselves for getting fat. This book is stupid.

Anglo cultures (eg. UK, Canada) love sarcasm.  It’s everywhere and most are proud to be sarcastic.  Here’s the dictionary definition of sarcasm:

the use of irony to mock or convey contempt.

Here’s the Wiki definition:

a sharp, bitter, or cutting expression or remark; a bitter gibe or taunt

Here’s the Greek etymology of sarcasm:

Greek sarkasmos “sarcasm,” from sarkazein “to tear flesh, bite the lips in rage, sneer,”

Which means most Americans, without realizing it, are bitter people who prefer to express contempt in a joking manner so as to not take ownership for feeling and expressing it.  And people wonder why middle-class America is the most medicated demographic in the world.  When people dress feelings they’re uncomfortable with — hate and anger — as “harmless, sassy wit,” they become emotionally corrupt. One can’t be nice AND sarcastic, just as one can’t be a nice rapist.  Pick one or the other, one can’t have it both ways.  Trying to have it both ways is how batshit crazy begins.

There’s nothing wrong with feeling contempt and taunting another person. Even Jesus felt contempt toward the Pharisees and had sharp words for them.  It’s the dishonesty about one’s intentions and sense of self that’s toxic.  If you’re going to be mean, be unabashedly mean and take responsibility for it instead of dressing it up as a joke.

“My name is Tucker Max, and I am an asshole.” Which he is. But at least he’s not emotionally corrupt and batshit crazy.

And just how mean does one need to be?  Usually, not mean enough to warrant using sarcasm to express what’s bothering you, the razor blades sarcasm brings to most fights are gratuitous and excessive.  Check out this opening line from an Emily Warren music video:

Good news Riley, looks like you’re going to be working the entire weekend

That’s a typical sarcastic remark Americans make. How is that funny?  It isn’t funny to Riley, who was looking forward to having the weekend off. Maybe it’s funny to those who really really hate Riley and wish the worst for her? Is the speaker marveling at his own so-called wit, at Riley’s expense?  Wouldn’t it be kinder if he’d said this instead:

Riley, I’m sorry.  I know you were looking forward to taking this weekend off, but we really need you to work this weekend. I’ll make it up to you.

Point is, a lot of people make sarcastic remarks when it’s inappropriate to do so.  This creates negativity that’s somehow packaged as funny to those who delight in other people’s follies and misfortunes.

If the intention is to be bitter and mean, then fine, continue with the sarcasm.  But don’t tell everyone how nice you are because that’s about as honest as American foreign policy.

Save the sarcasm for when you’re really really pissed, like ready to choke that person out pissed.  Here’s how Jesus used sarcasm to taunt a mob that wanted to stone him:

They picked up stones again to stone Him. Jesus answered them, “I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?” – John 10:31–32

Ouch. Here’s another example of sarcasm used appropriately, someone asked Moses if he was fucking up after he led his wandering Jews out of Egypt:

Was there a lack of graves in Egypt, that you took us away to die in the wilderness?” Exodus 14:11

Another example from Hamlet Act 1, Scene 2, in which Hamlet gets pissed about his mom marrying his uncle way too soon after his father has died:

“Thrift, thrift, Horatio! The funeral bak’d meats did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables.”

In the above three examples, sarcasm is used only in dire situations and its purpose isn’t to joke around, it’s to elucidate what’s really happening. To use sarcasm to joke about everyday situations is to use it inappropriately, with disastrous consequences.

Vanity of Vanities

Other seemingly benign habits we could add to the list include sentimentality, politeness grandstanding, euphemistic language, gratuitous compliments, and so forth.  The point is, emotional problems and cravings aren’t triggered by external events.  We trigger them ourselves, often without realizing it, because we’ve fooled ourselves into believing that our sins are harmless, good habits even. That’s our vanity at work, the deadliest of the seven deadly sins because it’s the source of all other sins precisely because it makes us blind to them.

The bogeyman isn’t some public figure one disagrees with or some criminal we read about in the news.   The bogeyman is within every one of us — we create our own emotional turmoil — and our worst sins are the ones we hide from ourselves and others, repackaged as benevolence.

Business Plan for Alive Juice Bar 3.0, Yuliya’s Dance 2.0, and REDNECK BISTRO and CABARET 1.0

Alive Juice Bar (AJB) opened May 2010 in Shoreline’s Ballinger Village — adjacent to 24 Hour Fitness — as the neighborhood’s first quick service juice bar and only eatery to cater to vegans and non-vegans. In 2015, AJB moved to a 3400 sf storefront (also in Ballinger Village) and added a dance studio to complement the juice bar business. It’s 2019 and AJB is ready to move again for the following reasons:

  • Complex anchor 24 Hour Fitness is moving to new location in Mountlake Terrace and AJB needs to be strategically located to attract 24 Hour Fitness customers.
  • The dance studio is now profitable and needs a larger space with higher ceilings in order to grow.

Alive Juice Bar
AJB’s menu includes:

  • Fresh made juices, smoothies, and protein shakes.
  • Soups and salads
  • Brown rice and beans
  • Snacks (bars, trail mixes)
  • Sauces and dressings
  • Gourmet microwaveable bento bowls, vegan and non-vegan options
  • Baked chips (kale, beets, yam)
  • Desserts such as black bean brownies and “raw” carrot cake

The menu may be expanded to include sandwiches.

Alive Juice Bar would occupy the 1149 sf space and provide seating for ~20 people.  It’d be open from 6am-10pm Mon-Fri; 8am-9pm Sat-Sun, as it is now.

Dance Studio 
The dance studio would occupy the 1582 sf space, with the dance room taking up 1200 sf. Remaining space will be a women’s locker room with a shower. (Men will use juice bar’s unisex restroom). A door will connect the dance studio to the juice bar so that instructors can use the juice bar space as reception area. Another door will connect dance studio to juice bar kitchen.  A 400 sf mezzanine will be used as storage and office space.

The dance studio would be open 24 Hours, as it is now.

Redneck Bistro and Cabaret
Since the dance studio is connected to the juice bar kitchen, it can double as a bistro and cabaret during evenings when the dance studio is rarely used (typically Saturdays and Sundays).  Something similar to Can-Can and The Pink Door, both of Seattle, where diners enjoy risque cabaret shows. A cabaret group and two bellydance instructors already use the dance studio to rehearse and teach classes.

Redneck Bistro will serve redneck (ie peasant) food from around the world: from American pig’s trotters to Caribbean oxtail to Chinese chicken feet. Most of the food, actually, will be familiar to most, such as pot roast and collard greens and sashimi. But each meal will contain 1-2 items that’ll challenge most people’s palates and boundaries, such as fish ice cream and caviar milkshake. Just enough “weird stuff” to make the experience fun instead of intimidating.

There’ll be seating for ~30 people.  It’ll be open 6pm-9pm, Sat-Sun.


  • Sufficient dedicated parking for juice bar from 10am-6pm Mon-Fri.
  • Sound proof walls for dance studio so dance studio sounds can’t be heard from yoga studio.


Frequently Asked Questions #19

Public Policy and Health

What can we do to improve nutrition and health?  
Replace welfare with Universal Basic Income (UBI).

What’s Universal Basic Income? 
In 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s version of UBI — his main platform issue — every US citizen between ages 18-64 would receive $1000/month, no strings attached. To learn more about how Yang wants to pay for his program, click here.

What’s the difference between Universal Basic Income and welfare programs?   
UBI isn’t the same as welfare. UBI (my version) would replace welfare. Recipients of UBI can do whatever they want with the money and they don’t lose that income if they pursue another source of income. Welfare, on the other hand, disincentivises its recipients from working because they lose welfare income when they do. And a welfare program like food stamps *tells* its recipients how much they should spend on groceries (even though nutritional needs vary person to person), thereby humiliating *and* infantalizing them.  Welfare tells recipients that they’re poor because they’re stupid.  UBI tells everyone that it’s up to you to figure out how to best spend your money.  Welfare is psychologically crippling. UBI gives people an opportunity to act as responsible adults and encourages recipients to be innovative, to figure out how to get the most out of their money.

So why would UBI improve nutrition and health?
In a developed society, poor health and nutrition happens to those who are psychologically and philosophically “out of tune.”  It has nothing to do with lack of financial resources. Providing basic financial security AND removing the stigma of being on welfare will begin the emotional healing necessary to improve health.

Will UBI give the poor the opportunity to choose healthier options, as Yang thinks will happen?
No, people will continue to eat what they want to eat.  A healthy diet costs less than an unhealthy one.  Unless you’re in Flint Michigan, tap water is cheaper than soda and an apple costs less than a candybar. Again, it’s the emotional renewal that will spur changes in diet and activity.

I’ll give examples in another blog post on Universal Basic Income and its affect on health and diet. I’ll also discuss why Yang thinks that UBI will improve people’s diet.

What other benefits do you foresee?
Social, especially racial relations will improve.  The “Welfare Queen,” for instance, is racialized as a Black woman with lots of kids.  Can’t call anyone a “freeloader” when everyone is getting the same allowance. Resentment from perceived unfairness, not ignorance, is what triggers racial hostility.


Do I get charged the Idiot Tax if I didn’t read the How to Order sign? 
Does the state trooper care that you didn’t see the speed limit sign?

Is it true that the owner has been in jail in 6 countries?
That’s an exaggeration.

Will juice bars survive the Artificial Intelligence Economy?
A few will, just as a few bookstores continue to do well.

What do you think of meal prep delivery services like Blue Apron?  
Not one will survive.  Too expensive and they don’t add value — you still have to cook and clean.

But don’t they teach you how to cook?
They don’t.  Following instructions isn’t learning how to cook, it’s learning how to follow instructions.  You learn to cook by honing and following your instincts so that all your senses are alert.  And you can get better cooking lessons on youtube.

Why don’t you sell acai bowls?
Because they’re stupid.  It’s the same thing as a smoothie except some ingredients aren’t blended, it takes more time to make, and there are no veggies.  It’s a less convenient and more expensive version of a smoothie.

Does the owner think that racism doesn’t exist?
Of course racism exists.  So what?  It only has power over you when you when it becomes an excuse for failure.


Pretty but stupid and overpriced and you have to finish it before it becomes a runny mess.


How to Hack Open a Coconut


It’s not hard, an 11 year old can do it using a badass butcher knife.  Watch…


You can pick up a butcher knife from most Asian grocery stores.  Young coconuts are best purchased at Asian grocery stores (cheaper and fresher).

We also offer cooking lessons if you prefer to learn that way.


Why Emotional Eating Happens

It happens a lot, especially in America and other Anglo nations, it’s a cultural problem. It’s the legal alternative to heroin to deal with the emotional turmoil that people create for themselves. Below is a list of why and how emotional eating happens.

First, a semantic distinction to clarify what we’re dealing with here: emotional eating isn’t the same as gluttony.  Gluttony has nothing to do with emotional turmoil, it’s more an expression of selfishness and self-indulgence without regard to others. Emotional eating happens when there’s a need to alleviate emotional turmoil by eating too much.

Reasons Why Emotional Eating Happens so Much in the US

American schools and parents are soft, while American society is brutally competitive.
Japanese baseball teams are allowed to have no more than three foreign born players. No such restrictions in Major League Baseball, American players compete against everyone for a roster spot.  Similarly, Japanese workers are protected by the company — job for life — whereas US workers can lose their jobs to someone in another country anytime. Japan is a de facto welfare state, while the US is a hyper-capitalist state.

Yet education in Japan and other confucian nations such as China and South Korea is so brutal, you’d think they’re preparing kids to work in the US. American education system, on the other hand, coddles its students so much that most experience shock when they enter the US workforce.  (The top 200 or so  American high schools, however, are some of the most brutal in the world). Mix that lack of preparation with high expectations for life and there’s going to be a lot of emotional eating.

How Koreans brutalize their kids to prepare them for adult life.


American manners  

“Hi, how are you. I’m fine, thank you.  And how are you? I’m fine too, thank you.”

Many think the above exchange is pleasant and polite.  It’s not, it’s training the mind to lie — pathological lying begins with seemingly benign lies — and it teaches people that being “fine” or happy ought to be our normative state because that’s how everyone is, like all the time. Then people think there’s something wrong with themselves when they’re not happy, even though according to all the great religions and all the great philosophers, you’re not supposed to be happy most of the time, life  is mostly suffering with a few moments of happiness here and there. To appear “fine,” people will create an alternate reality about themselves which turn into delusions. Put simply, those uncomfortable with their own suffering and the suffering of others will become emotional eaters trying to sustain their delusions about themselves and others.

It’s also training people to be glib and superficial when considering one’s own and other people’s feelings, making it difficult for people to have probing conversations that’s the foundation of fulfilling relationships. People instead talk mostly to brag, compliment, advise, and complain, rarely to ask questions. This makes people lonely, and that’ll trigger emotional eating.

And finally, it trains people to not listen.  There’s no need to listen if nearly everyone has the same, predictable vacant response. Not listening makes people feel irrelevant and lonely.

Political Correctness
The side effect of people being uncomfortable with their own and other people’s suffering is political correctness.  People can’t interact with each other as individuals when their suffering is politicized and measured by words and phrases.  People also can’t take responsibility for their own suffering when they blame others for it.  Not feeling like you can do anything about your suffering, not the suffering itself, will lead to emotional eating.

Could the lack of political correctness in China be why there’s less obesity there?


Self-love movement
If you hate yourself it means your instincts are telling you that you’re fucking up. If you then try to fix the self-loathing with self-love, your emotional compass will go haywire and respond to the self-love with more self-hate because deep down you know you don’t deserve that love. Vanity is the deadliest of the seven deadly sins because it makes one blind to one’s sins — self-defense mechanisms psychologists call it — and that’ll cause emotional eating.

Euphemistic language
It’s meant to be polite, it comes off as sappy and pretentious, and it’s actually the same as lying.  It could be lying to inflate one’s self-esteem: “project coordinator” instead of “secretary,” “CEO” instead of “shopkeeper,” “sandwich artist” instead of “sandwich maker.” Or lying to make the unpleasant more palatable: “human rights campaign” for “imperialism,” “qualitative easing” for “printing more money to fund imperialism,” and “going to the restroom” for “going to the toilet to take a shit.” Euphemistic language distorts reality and creates delusions that trigger emotional eating.

Emotional Eating is a Symptom of a Disease

The above five share a common theme: being uncomfortable with and sidestepping the harsh realities of life will trigger emotional eating.  The refusal to make candid assessments and to use blunt language to describe what one observes is the source of our emotional turmoil.  If you’re an emotional eater, figure out why you’re uncomfortable with uncomfortable truths about yourself and others, especially if you’re addicted to compliments.  You don’t need to love yourself and others to end emotional turmoil.  You just need to accept that you and everyone else are fucktards, just as Jesus does.

How to Talk To Customers (from employee training manual)

Talk to them as a courtesan would to her benefactor.  Or you could talk to them as some street skank whore does to her john; or as some $300/hour escort to her client.  Think about the differences between the three:

Whore: fucks a lot of guys each day to get her drugs.

Escort: fucks a few guys and listens to them complain about stupid shit a few times a week to pay for living expenses and a few luxuries.

Courtesan:   fucks a few guys per year she advises on marital, political and business matters.

Which do you want to be?  You want your customers to be benefactors, clients, or johns?  You want to live in a world where there’s a good chance someone’s going to knock your rotting teeth out or where you don’t have to worry about being murdered on the job?  Do you want to live a life where your opinion matters?  So you better start practicing now because the courtesans have been working on their game ever since they could talk and walk.

What’s the only difference between a street whore and an escort?  The former has a drug habit for way too long.  What’s the difference between an escort and a courtesan? The former is a narcissist.  Notice I haven’t mentioned anything about looks because as long as the body’s bangin’, that’s mostly irrelevant.

Know Your Customer
What do most people like to talk about the most?  Pick:

a) Ideas
b) Other people
c) Themselves

Correct answer is C.  Narcissism is our Original Sin and your job is to figure out how to curb your own narcissistic urges so you can turn the customer into your benefactor (what most want to be) instead of a john (what most are).  Put simply, your job is to seduce those we want as customers and to repel the shitheads.


a) Treat others as you want to be treated
b) Treat others as they treat you
c) Treat others as they want to be treated

Those who pick A are intolerant narcissists because they project their wants and needs onto other people, they don’t realize that other people have different preferences and perspectives from their own.  Those who pick A can only have friends who are copies of themselves because any deviance from their narrow worldview offends their sense of self and righteousness.  Repel these people, they’re dangerous.  They color themselves with righteous sounding identities such as “social justice warrior” and “human rights activist” to hide the fact that they’re totalitarians and liars.

If you picked B, then you’ve picked up on psychological mirroring, which is how you achieve “greater connection and understanding with the individual who is being mirrored” (Wiki entry of Mirroring). Mirroring requires empathy, which is not the same as sympathy (ie. narcissists being nice), and empathy involves seeing something from  different perspectives.  Those who pick B are also good at protecting themselves from being used because they give off vibe that they will retaliate in kind to protect themselves.

Those who pick C are capable of empathy, but incapable of protecting themselves.

How to Talk to Customers
Now that you know who the shitheads are — they often refuse to follow Ordering Guidelines because they wrongly assume employees are as easily stressed out as they are (narcissistic projection) — you can focus on providing the best service possible to our customers without violating your integrity.  All prostitutes have boundaries.

Ask Them Questions
Two to three is best, any more and some get annoyed. When you ask someone a question about themselves, you make that person feel less lonely.  Most are very lonely because most people prefer to talk about themselves than ask questions, which means few are listening.  (Hermits, ironically, are the least lonely because they haven’t lost the ability — a rich inner world — to keep themselves company).  A customer you make feel less lonely becomes your benefactor.  It’s not hard to pull off.  Here’s an example of an uncivilized conversation:

You: Whom did you vote for?
Customer: Trump
You: You’re an ignorant racist!
Customer: Hey fuck you.

Never rush to judgment and conclusion, you’ll never learn and grow if you do that.  Here’s how to have the same conversation the civilized way.

You: Whom did you vote for?
Customer: Trump
You: Why did you vote for him?
Customer: I like that he wants to get the US out of foreign engagements we have no business being in and I like that he promises to protect US steel industry because that’s a matter of national security.  We need to have a robust steel industry in case we go to war…
You: Interesting, I never thought of it that way, thanks for the insight.  Do you think Trump is a racist?
Customer: Not anymore than any of the other candidates.  He’s just more uncensored and I care more about results than insults.

Always ask at least 2 follow up questions.  (Again, too many and you’ll annoy some people so watch for that). The more questions you ask, the closer you’ll get to the truth.  Another uncouth conversation:

You: How are you?
Customer: I’m fine.  How are you?
You: Omigod, my math professor is such a stupid jerk off.  Can you believe he doesn’t give partial credit?  Who does that?  I mean, I’m really good at Math, I got straight As in it in high school and now I have a C.  How is that possible?  Don’t you think there’s something wrong with him?

That’s how skanks talk — mostly about themselves and their own stupid problems.  Few people care about your problems. Some will pretend to care. An escort, for instance, talks to show solidarity with her customer.  Example:

Customer: my son is having a lot of problems at school.
You: I’m sorry.  Boys are really tough to deal with at that age.  He’ll grow out of it, I’m sure.

A courtesan, on the other hand, talks to solve other people’s problems. Example:

Customer: my son is having a lot of problems at school.
You: What sort of problems?
Customer: drugs, not doing his schoolwork.  He’s close to flunking out.
You: Why is he doing those things?
Customer: Not sure.  He could be bored, he doesn’t learn the way they want him to learn.
You: Would you consider a boarding school that’s better suited for his learning style?
Customer: Maybe.  Tell me more…

This conversation gives customer an opportunity to get beyond ranting, to think about solutions to his problem.  The courtesan’s value is in her usefulness, not her sex.

Avoid Banalities and Cliches
Make yourself stand out.  If everyone else is asking: “Hi, how are you?” then find another question to ask.  “Where are you going?,” for instance.  Example:

You: Where are you going after this?
Customer: Checking out a wedding venue.
You: You getting married?
Customer: Yes!
You: Do you have a caterer?
Customer: No, why do you ask?
You: We’ve catered weddings.  Can we put a bid in?
Customer: Absolutely!

Asking people *what* they’re doing will generate more business and social opportunities.  Another example:

You: What do you do for work?
Customer: I’m a structural engineer.
You: Hey, I’m majoring in Physics to become a structural engineer.  Do you have internships?
Customer: We do. Have a resume ready by Friday and I’ll stop in to look at it.
You: Awesome, will do.  Thanks!

See why some people have all the luck?  These people live a different routine from those who have no luck or bad luck.  You’re responsible for your own karma.

Don’t Lie to Customer
There are few instances where lying is justified.  We’re not going to get into those because most people in America are compulsive liars. It’s a polite nation.

Say “I don’t know.”
That’s what intelligent people say when they don’t know something.  Only broken, insecure people with inflated self-esteem make random guesses.  These people are more concerned with how they look than the truth and they end up looking good only to those who can’t help them move ahead.

It’s ok to guess as long as you let the customer know that you’re making an educated guess.

Never Say What You Don’t Mean
Even when a customer says hi to you with an insincere and trite greeting — “How are you?” — don’t just play along to be polite — “I’m fine, thank you.  How are you?” — if that’s not how you feel.  Compulsive lying begins with seemingly benign little lies.  Batshit crazy also begins with thinking that everything needs to be A-ok all the fucking time and with suppressing your emotions.  Engaging in scripted politeness will also train you to NOT listen when people talk.  Don’t let these savages destroy your life.  Alternative responses to the vapid “How are you?” question:

“Dunno, haven’t thought about it.”  (This one elicits the most laughs)
“Why do you ask?”
Ignore the question. (What I usually do)

Or answer honestly.  It could be “I’m fine.”  Could also be:

“I’m angry.  I want to beat the shit out of someone.”
“I’m really confused because my boyfriend told me something last night that came out of nowhere yada yada yada….”

Don’t let customers violate your integrity.  Don’t lie about stupid shit because if you do, you’ll soon start lying about all sorts of shit out of habit.

Be Precise and Say Less
The more you say, the less people will understand and trust you.  Say only what needs to be said.  Say what you have to say in as few words as possible to minimize misunderstanding and sounding like a rambling idiot. Example:

Customer: What do you do with the juice fiber?
Bad Answer: Well, we generally just throw out most of it.  Some of it though we’ll use to make the raw carrot cake desert.  We’ll also use it in the avocado salad.
Good Answer: (pointing to fridge) Carrot cake and avocado salads.

The good answer will result in more customers exploring other products.  Bad answer will confuse most customers.  Keep it simple.  Less is more, less is more.

Control Customer Perception and Expectations
Customer perception and expectations are as important as the products themselves.  It’s similar to psychological framing:

The framing effect is an example of cognitive bias, in which people react to a particular choice in different ways depending on how it is presented…

Much of the perception and expectations are framed by the decor, prices, and online marketing (yelp reviews, Facebook updates).  You frame it by how you describe our products.

Never use superlatives — “tastes incredible” — to describe our products.  Taste is subjective so that’s for the customer to decide.  Just describe the flavor and texture profile of a product.  Reference familiar flavors and textures if that helps.  Examples:

Bad: “The Supermodel tastes great and will make you look like a Supermodel, guaranteed!”
Good: Probably won’t make you a Supermodel. But you’ll feel like one: mildly hungry, bitchy, and jaded.  You’ll understand why Naomi Campbell throws phones at people.”  (description on menu).

Those who order the Supermodel often comment on how it’s a lot more filling than they expected.

Play the slow game.  Be modest, never boastful.  It’ll make our products taste better. The sales will come.

Be Dignified
If a customer treats you poorly, it’s your fault not the customer’s. Only undignified people blame others when treated poorly. The dignified blame themselves and take steps to ensure it never happens again.

This is difficult to pull off because most American schools and much of American society train people to play victim.  Society even celebrates victims, as Nietzsche predicted it would (slave morality). Avoid the temptation to play victim, it’ll dis-empower you.  Be noble, not pathetic.  From our application question, pick what you think most people pick:

Someone mugs you.  Whose fault is it that you were mugged?
a) Mugger’s fault
b) Your fault
c) Society’s fault

Leftist Lemmings pick C. Kookie Conservatives pick A.  Noble people pick B.  The moment you think like a victim is the moment you lose control of your destiny and become a victim.  The predators can smell a prey who deserves to be eaten.

Be Commanding
If you can tell that a customer doesn’t like something, *command* them to return it and fix it to their liking.  Don’t ask them if they want you to fix it because they would’ve asked you to do so already if they’re well adjusted adults. No, you’re dealing with cowards who prefer childish lies: “no, it’s fine” (usually the problem is that it’s too green tasting) when it’s not because they think it’s rude to say otherwise.  So you have to *command* them to do what’s best for them, treat them like the children they are.  Say “bring it here, I’ll fix it.” And resist the urge to call that person a “passive-aggressive fucktard” as you fix the problem.


How to Go To School (without turning into a dumbass)

Since most of you are either too scared to drop out of school or you think I’m a crazy mofo for wanting to end mandatory education and to cut funding to ALL public education, here’s a guide on *How to Go to School* for you.  Read it if you want to get something positive out of all that mostly wasted time you spend in school.  Read it if you don’t want to come out of school as an unemployable idiot — the Artificial Intelligence Economy is waiting for you — who has to be retrained and reprogrammed by whoever hires you.

Proper Mindset

School, as is life, is a game.  Most schools are as interesting as a game of Candyland.  That’s why most students become bored with school.

With the proper mindset, you can, as Steve Jobs had, escape the boredom that will crush your curiosity and will to live.  A few principles to live by.

1. It’s YOUR job to teach and educate yourself, not the teacher’s job to teach and educate you. If you can’t learn something on your own, you won’t learn it at school.  (Repeat that until it’s burning in your head).

The reason why so many high school and college graduates are poorly educated and struggle with even arithmetic is because they thought they were done learning what was being taught when they passed the class and graduated from school.  Wrong.  You don’t become a concert pianist merely by taking a one hour lesson once a week, you become one by practicing practicing and practicing on your own for five hours a day EVERYDAY to learn the material assigned to you well enough so the teacher can critique what you learned — mostly on your own — to play.
Another way to think of it: let’s play a game where we drop you in the middle of a 10,000 acre forest and you have to find your way out by sunset.  In scenario A, all you’re given is a compass.  In scenario B, you’re given a detailed map and a gps tracker that tells you easiest route to take and a gun just in case.  In scenario A, you don’t make it out until just before sunset.  In scenario B you make it out with 4 hours to spare.  Which scenario teaches you more and is more fun and rewarding (and scary)?  Which scenario will prepare you for the real deal, when you have nothing but your wits to make it out alive?

Point is, most teachers tell you how to solve a problem rather than teach you to solve it yourself because that’s the easy way and you complete the assignment faster — 4 hours to spare — even though you don’t learn much. That’s why so many people don’t know what to do when they encounter an unusual circumstance.  When you’ve been trained to follow procedures to solve problems instead of coming up with your own procedures to solve them, you’ll become bored with school and work and unable to solve novel problems that pop up *all the time* because shit happens *all the time.*  Innovation and understanding is possible only when you figure it out on your own, not when you follow someone’s directions.

Consider how polyglots become fluent in so many languages.  They don’t have super duper brains built for language learning or the time and money to take language classes.  They do, however, have a different approach to learning than most people, as explained in video below.

One is that polyglots don’t rely on school and teachers to teach them a new language because it psychologically handicaps them — “they expect to be spoon-fed…are waiting to be taught.” The spoon-fed method isn’t going to work because “languages can’t be taught, they can only be learned,” says polyglot Luca Lampariello.  Not relying on teachers to learn also allows polyglots to do another thing differently — they create their own textbooks and teaching methods that best suit their needs and learning styles. I mean, imagine you had to jerk off ONLY to someone else’s fantasies and porn preferences even though you have no sexual preferences in common with that person. Jerking off is not so fun when you’re forced to watch Uncle Shirley get rimmed by Hulk Hogan when what you really want to see is Miss Venezuela play with her pussy, right?  Learning *anything* is the same way, it’s YOUR vision and imagination that’ll make something fun and easy to learn. So stop with the lame excuses — “teacher sucked!” — when you get that low AP score. It’s your fault you’re mentally crippled, not anyone else’s.

2. The point of learning something is to help you solve problems, yours and those of others. (Solving problems is also the point of meaningful work. One can’t love work when it’s for a paycheck).

We have an employee headed to UW.  He was a good high school student — 1490 SATs, 5 on BC Calc exam — and wants to major in Computer Science. On paper he looks like a good candidate to be accepted into the program. I asked him what apps he’s made.  None, except for a couple of silly ones he was told to make in his high school Comp Sci class.  So I told him that his computer science peers have been making apps since they were in middle-school.  And the reason for that is they see coding as one of many tools available to solve problems, whereas this employee sees coding as a means to a financially secure and stable life.  Meaning his chances of getting into the program are low unless he changes his mindset — his approach to life — soon.

See how some become Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, while others spend their work lives debugging monotonous lines of code? If you don’t see what you’re learning as a tool to solve problems, you’re not going to learn it.  That’s why most students forget what they learn in school.  They don’t see the point because they never ask what the point is, precisely because most schools beat beat bash beat the curiosity and independence out of them.

3. Call yourself a “stupid, lazy, cunt” every morning. And pretend to drop kick anyone who tells you you’re “smart” or good at something. That’s how those inscrutable Asians rise to the top of the class.

Here’s how those sneaky Asians do it, if you need an example.

Asians treat their kids this way because they know that complacency and self-satisfaction is right around the corner. One wrong turn and it’s over and it’s usually the inflated ego (aka self-esteem) that pulls you in the wrong direction. Proof: while first and second generation Asian Americans score higher than White counterparts, third generation Asian Americans score on par with White counterparts.  What do you think happened? Pick:

a) Third generation Asian-Ams stopped taking brain boosting Oriental herbal medicine
b) Third generation Asians-Ams eat too much pizza instead of bok choy
c) Third generation Asians-Ams assimilated and copied middle-class American parenting

Answer is “C.”

More evidence, this one from NIH study on teenage self-esteem.

Large-scale representative surveys of 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students in the United States show high self-esteem scores for all groups. African-American students score highest, Whites score slightly higher than Hispanics, and Asian Americans score lowest.

African Americans have the highest self-esteem, despite performing the worst academically.  Let that sink in. Asian Americans have the lowest self-esteem, despite performing the best academically.   That’s right, those slant eyed motherfuckers have the lowest self-esteem, despite performing the best academically.  Correlation? Hey Black readers, maybe you should convince African Americans to emulate Asians instead of dancing the way White liberals tell you to dance. #Walkaway

If you’re a closet racist — like Harvard’s champagne socialist admissions committee — and still think Asians lack traits such as “courage and kindness,” (and of course, creativity) — as Harvard’s admissions committee does, it was recently revealed — and thus don’t want to emulate them, then listen to Bill Gates.

Bill Gates said:

Success is a lousy teacher.  It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.

Or how about the White psychologists who found the Dunning-Kruger effect?  Definition from Wiki:

 In the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people of low ability have illusory superiority and mistakenly assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is. The cognitive bias of illusory superiority comes from the inability of low-ability people to recognize their lack of ability; without the self-awareness of metacognition, low-ability people cannot objectively evaluate their actual competence or incompetence.[1] On the other hand, people of high ability incorrectly assume that tasks that are easy for them are also easy for other people.[2]

Or how about Socrates, the father of Western philosophy?  He said:

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.

Or you can follow the advice of a bunch of nitwits and live in a miserable world nobody wants to live in.

He taught for 30 years and quit because he was tired of being asked to abuse his students.

What Makes a Good School?

  • Good schools teach grit and curiosity. Students at such schools are taught to struggle with and solve difficult problems on their own and with others, and to ask questions without fear of reprisal. (See Harkness Table Method used at many of the top schools).
  • Good schools make competitive sports a required part of the curriculum. Sports teaches grit and how to handle emergencies, makes the body more graceful, and trains students to hone and trust their instincts.
  • Good schools require participation in performance arts, especially theater arts. Theater prepares student to be comfortable in front of large audience, cultivates the memory, and teaches students to be more aware of how the intonation of their speech and the grace of their gestures affects people.
  • Good schools set higher and higher expectations and expect students to achieve them.
  • Good schools teach students that only they can educate themselves.

What Makes a Bad School?

  • Bad schools are concerned about the emotional health of students, which ironically makes them emotionally frail and crazy.
  • Bad schools tell students how to solve problems instead of letting them solve them on their own.
  • Bad schools reward knowledge instead of curiosity and train students to not trust their instincts.
  • Bad schools allow students to make excuses when they don’t meet standards and encourage students to lower their standards (take easier classes) to get better grades.
  • Bad schools teach students that they need school to educate themselves.

There are over 35,000 secondary schools in the US. I estimate there are 200 good ones, and a total of 500 worth attending (half of them are public schools like Stuyvesant and most private schools are garbage). Chances are, you attend one of the bad schools.  That’s ok, you don’t have to go to Lakeside to become Bill Gates.  You can attend a bad school and still become Steve Jobs as he did as long as you’re mentally prepared to dodge the stupid thinking they try to get you to internalize. Or you can let yourself become mentally crippled, needy, and docile, like caged rats in a psychology experiment.  Choose.