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My newest unhealthy dependence (and I have so many!) is on protein shakes. Actually, "unhealthy" might not be entirely the right word to use. After a week getting started on a pleasant vanilla-spice-flavored protein powder with spirulina, I went for a giant vat of "Source of Life Vitamin, Mineral & Protein Energy Shake with Whole Food Concentrates--Natural Delicious Creamy Granola Flavor." That would be one of those kinds of granola that has vague metallic undertones, I think, but I don't care--two scoops of this stuff, a cup of rice milk, a banana and a quick buzz in the blender, and my eyes are saucers for hours. I understand why protein shake mixes tend to carry warnings that they're not to be used as the sole source of calories in a diet. And the label lists a whole bunch of healthy-sounding things I can't even pronounce! Ever since the FDA approved placebo for over-the-counter sale, companies like this have had it made.

Unrelatedly: The good news is that somebody has had the brilliant idea of covering
"California Über Alles" with topical lyrics. The bad news is that that
somebody is Dramarama.

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